Canadian Surgery Forum: Resident Education Symposium

Each year at the Canadian Surgery Forum (CSF), the Residents’ Committee chairs a symposium on a topic that is relevant and interesting to resident members of CAGS.

CAGS Resident Committee Symposium: Canadian Surgery Forum September 15, 2017, 13:30-14:50pm

Session Chairs: Daniel Sisson, Stephanie Lim

Symposium Title: Resident Sustainability: Family Life, Burnout, and Quality of Life in General Surgery Residency


Dr. Deepak Dath (McMaster, HPB)
Dr. Gigi Olser (Winnipeg ENT surgeon, incoming CMA President-Elect)
Dr. Mohammed Al-Omran (Toronto, Vascular)

Learning Objectives

  • To present the findings of the 2017 National Resident Survey
  • To learn the opinion and thoughts of general surgery residents nationwide
  • Invited guest speakers – content experts in their field, will each provide their perspective on the results of the survey, and speak around an area of interest related to the survey topic

Target Audience

  • Current residents enrolled in a Canadian general surgery training program
  • Program directors
  • Attending staff affiliated with teaching centres
  • Medical students interested in general surgery

Previous Topics

  • Toronto, Ontario, 2016: How to Become a Successful Residency Program: Variations in Program Structure and Subjective Impact on Performance
  • Quebec City, Quebec, 2015: More Competent in Less Time – The Future of General Surgery?
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, 2014: Credential Creep in Surgery: Is “FRCSC” No Longer Enough?
  • Ottawa, Ontario, 2013: The Battle for Endoscopy: Preserving the General Surgeon’s Scope of Practice in Residency Training
  • Calgary, Alberta, 2012: Transition to Community Practice in General Surgery: is Post-Residency Training Required
  • London, Ontario, 2011: Competency-Based Training
  • Quebec City, Quebec, 2010: Resident Work Hour Restrictions
  • Victoria, BC, 2009: International Surgery Experiences During Residency
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2008: Simulators in Residency Training and How to Pass the Royal College Exam
  • Toronto, Ontario, 2007: Career Development