CAGS Webinar Series

Upcoming Sessions
The Suspension of Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (TaTME) in Norway (Joint CAGS/CSCRS session) – May 27

Recorded Sessions Available
Decoding COVID-19: Financial Impacts on Physicians
Guidance for Endoscopy Facilities to Reduce and Delay Transmission of COVID-19
Mechanical Ventilation for Surgeons
Laparoscopy and the Risk of Aerosolization
Dealing with the Stress of COVID-19: How to Care For Yourself so You Can Continue to Care for Others

Royal College Exams

Special meeting of RCPSC members to consider the decision made to
postpone the spring 2020 written examinations to the fall.

Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020
Time: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (EDT)
Location: Virtual event
RSVP: Pre-register by May 26, 2020

Critical Care Upskilling & Training

  • Quick ICU Training – University of Toronto
    An online resource for non-intensive care clinicians (doctors, nurses, RTs, and others) who may find themselves working in critical care units during the pandemic.  It can serve as a study guide or quick reference, and includes short “pocket card” summaries, evidence-focused lectures, procedural demonstration videos and links to additional resources. 
  • Navigating Medical Emergencies (NavME) – Royal College
    NavME is a practical, interactive guide to managing acutely ill-patients. This free, peer-reviewed e-Book is available in English and French.

Position Statements & Operating Room Recommendations

  • Weekly Virtual Gatherings, every Wednesday, 12-1pm EST – Choosing Wisely Canada
    Tune-in to weekly virtual gatherings on using resources wisely during COVID-19 for interactive learning and discussions, engaging talks by leading speakers and more importantly, an opportunity to stay connected. Bring your experiences and share insights with the Choosing Wisely Canada community.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Physician Mental Health

Finances

  • Financial Guidance for Physicians – Canadian Medical Association
  • Cheat sheets have been developed by MD Financial in order to understand the financial support measures now available from the federal government (as of March 26).  Specific sections have been created for: Medical Students and Residents, Practicing Physicians, Retired Physicians, Physician Family Members.
  • Latest advice and updates – MD Financial
  • The Scotiabank Healthcare+ Physician Banking Program provides exclusive banking benefits to all Canadian physicians. These benefits may offer timely value during this challenging period:
    • Prime minus 0.25% on unsecured personal line of credit (up to $400,000), home equity line of credit and student line of credit (up to $350,000 and a two-year grace period post-graduation for repayment)
    • Monthly fee waiver on business operating accounts and personal chequing accounts
    • Annual fee waiver on select personal and business credit cards
    • Flexible mortgage solution with preferred physician rates and miss-a-payment option

For Residents

Marriott International is offering a discounted Caregiver Rate at many of its hotel properties nationwide. Please use these instructions to book online.

Hyatt is extending their Friends & Family rate for those in the healthcare profession.  This is a thank you for all that they do to keep us safe during these hard times.  Hyatt hopes that when things get better that they will be able to take advantage of the discount and be able to do a little getaway.