“a new gold standard for excellent CME” - Mike Betzner, MD, FRCPC

“An Orthopedic Awakening..... Great CME” - Hugh Hindle, MBBS, CCFP

“Great, practical points - useable on my next shift” - Ryan Deedo, MD, FRCPC

“Perfect balance of lectures, images and hands-on” - Sharon Reece, MD, CCFP

“CASTED has restored my faith in CME” - Joshua Tepper, MD, CCFP

“Reference course and book on almost every shift” - Drew Delaney, MD, CCFP

About Us

Dr. Arun Sayal

CASTED is presented by Dr. Arun Sayal, in conjunction with North York General Hospital. Arun is an emergency physician who also runs a weekly Minor Fracture Clinic at NYGH in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He has presented over 350 ED orthopedic workshops and lectures, received over a dozen teaching awards, and all without ever mentioning the words “osteoclast”, “cancellous”, or “consider a 12mm lag screw”!

MD 1990 University of Toronto
Family Medicine Residency 1992 University of Toronto
Emergency Medicine Fellowship 1993 University of Toronto


Associate Professor, Dept of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto

Staff Physician, Emergency Dept (1993 – present)

Staff Physician, Minor Fracture Clinic (2005 – present)

Peer Assessor, Emergency Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (2015 – present)

North York General Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


In addition, CASTED faculty include experienced physicians, orthopedic technologists and physiotherapists who work in the ED, Fracture Clinic and Primary Care settings. CASTED faculty are selected for their teaching and clinical excellence. They share invaluable clinical pearls during each course.


In the News

Arun Sayal is profiled in a NYGH Video series on ‘Making a World of Difference’


Teaching Awards

  • 2015 - University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine Professional Development Program Award for Excellence in Continuing Education
  • 2012 - Dr. Barry Tobe Award for Excellence and Innovation in Patient Care
  • 2011 - College of Family Physicians of Canada’s Continuing Professional Development Award for CASTED
  • 2010 - Peters-Boyd Academy Award for Excellence in Innovation in Continuing Education for CASTED
  • 2008 - University of Toronto Emergency Medicine Undergraduate Education Teaching Award
  • 2006 - University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine Postgraduate Clinical Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2005 - NYGH Emergency Services Program ‘Physician of the Year’ Award
  • 2004 - Dr. Anna Jarvis Award for Postgraduate Teaching Excellence in Emergency Medicine
  • 2003 - Dr. Martin G. Wolfish Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching
  • 2000 - Peters-Boyd Academy Teaching Award for Clinical Teaching
  • 1999 - PAIRO Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching
  • 1997 - NYGH’s Clinical Teacher of the Year Award
  • 1995 - Dr. Martin G. Wolfish Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching
  • 1995 - NYGH Family Medicine Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching
  • 1994 - Dr. Martin G. Wolfish Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching

Upcoming Schedule

Mon Feb 19, 2018
CASTED: Emergency

Salt Spring Island, BC

Wed Feb 21, 2018
CASTED: Emergency

Seattle, WA

Fri Feb 23, 2018 to
Sat Feb 24, 2018
CASTED: Emergency

Whistler, BC

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