The Canadian Association of General Surgeons (CAGS) is Canada’s only national organization representing the interests of General Surgeons.  Our Mission is to empower general surgeons to improve patients’ lives through continued advocacy, education, and research. We advocate on behalf of academic, community, rural and remote General Surgeons on issues related health human resources, transition of practice, pay equity, and the required access to resources to provide care for patients, and for quality of care for surgical patients.

CAGS manages the planning and delivery of the Canadian Surgery Forum – the largest scientific and networking event for General Surgeons in Canada.  In addition, through our General Surgery Learning & Resource Centre, we provide educational opportunities to ensure general surgeons can upgrade their skills as part of their Continuing Medical Education and assurance of optimal patient care.  To learn more about or join CAGS, explore our website, connect with us on LinkedIn, or donate to the Canadian General Surgery Foundation (CGSF) to help further surgical research in Canada.