CAGS INUAGURAL RURAL SURGERY SUMMIT – WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

 

CAGS INAUGURAL RURAL SURGERY SUMMIT – WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

 

Challenges exist in many parts of Canada with access to high quality surgical care. Some of the most frequent questions asked are how to best deliver General Surgical care; who is best to deliver the care and how we can best train our new graduates to be practice ready in rural parts of Canada.
To try to provide some insight, and solutions to the challenges CAGS has partnered with our colleagues from many disciplines to address these important topics. Our focus for this inaugural Summit will address things like Anesthesiology, Maternal Health and C-Sections, First Nations and Rural Communities, Rural General Surgery Training Programs, Trauma, Networked Care, and Remote Presence technology.  We will also consider the possibility of a General Surgeon Rural Locum Pool to address shortages of General Surgeons in remote areas, to ensure adequate coverage for patients. We are bringing together important partners who are all involved in different models of care in rural areas.

General Surgeons are a critical component to providing care in remote and rural areas. How do we work together to ensure we meet the needs of our population demands with a shortage of Surgeons in some of these areas? How do we adequately train other specialties to practice competently and ensure our current residency programs are equipped to provide training that matches the needs of the practice area?

By attending the Rural Surgery Summit, you will have the opportunity to engage in this important discussion. We hope that some tangible solutions will be considered as a result and will be ongoing after the Summit.
We hope to see you in Victoria, September 14th for this full day event.

If you have questions about the event please email dwilson@cags-accg.ca