New England Surgical Society 2019 Annual Meeting

The 2019 Annual Meeting of the NESS will take place September 13-15, 2019 at the Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. An exciting program has been assembled including stimulating scientific sessions, poster presentations, panel discussions, networking social events, and award presentations. Attendees will experience a memorable, rewarding, and education experience while earning CME credits.

Rectal Cancer Surgical Education Institute

The NEW Rectal Cancer Surgical Education Institute offers a unique multidisciplinary and longitudinal
approach for Clinical Fellows and early career surgeons in Colorectal Surgery and Surgical Oncology to
explore emergent topics in the treatment and management of patients with rectal cancer by engaging in
discussions and lectures with leaders in the treatment of rectal cancer.

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Canadian Burn Conference

The program will focus on Burn Care innovation through research.

Topics will include:

  • Standardized and protocolized burn care in Canada
  • Performance and quality improvement
  • Long term outcomes
  • Translational research in burns
  • Long-term outcomes and quality of life
  • State of the art science: critical care, wound care and or therapy

Theatre Arts — The CMPA surgical safety course

This three-day Theatre Arts program aims to foster collegial bonds among team participants. The collaborative approach will allow participants to build their personal network and encourage mutual support when implementing their projects.

Highly skilled faculty members, including physician advisors and national opinion leaders in surgical safety, will be delivering this evidence-based program. Using a combination of journal clubs, didactic plenaries, experiential sessions and small group work, participants will explore the human, organizational, and cultural themes that contribute to surgical harm.

Participants will learn how these themes apply to their work environment and will work in teams to generate actionable interventions.

Edmonton Breast Surgical Oncology Meeting

The surgical management of breast cancer has changed significantly over the past 20 years. Decision-making is now complex – requiring at times difficult multidisciplinary management plans.

This meeting has a renowned invited faculty of breast surgical oncologists from the UK and Canada and will aim to navigate these difficult waters. Radiation and medical oncologists will also be present to discuss issues relevant to their specific specialities.

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BC Cancer Surgeon Network Fall Update 2019: Management of Not So Rare Cancers

This year’s event will focus on the management of Upper GI, Skin & Sarcoma Tumours. The one day conference features topics on surgical techniques, screening, pathology, quality indicators, adjuvant therapy, imaging, radiation and other relevant information to general surgeons. The event will feature guest speakers Dr. Savtar Brar (Surgical Oncologist, Mount Sinai Hospital Toronto) and Dr. Greg McKinnon (Professor, University of Calgary) and is a must-attend for surgical oncologists and general surgeons, and is of interest to residents, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and other related specialists. Includes breakfast and lunch buffet.

CPD Foundations

CPD Foundations is a webinar based certificate program designed for professionals working in medical education who are interested in learning how to build effective and successful continuing professional development programs. Participants will focus on issues commonly experienced in the design, development and implementation of continuing health education. The program is ideal for healthcare professionals, health education administrators and managers, continuing education leaders and directors, industry partners and communications companies.


Upon completion of the program participants will be able to:

  • Create effective CPD initiatives based on best practices in the field;
  • Gain competency in all areas of program planning and management;
  • Understand and utilize curriculum design models to establish goals, objectives and outcome measures for their programs;
  • Learn how to achieve high quality and bias free/balanced CPD program;
  • Identify future trends in CPD and build better programs to improve healthcare outcomes.

25th OAGS Annual Meeting

This is a 1-day CME-accredited event primarily for practising General Surgeons, but also open to Fellows, Residents and Physician Assistants.  The content is practical on a wide range of topics which can usually be incorporated into day to day practice. The program consists of presentations, discussion panels, debate, billing tips – each having an interactive aspect and Q&A opportunities.  There is also a policy discussion near the end of day.  Evening event is additional. Registration is required.

  • Start Date: November 2, 2019
  • End Date: November 2, 2019
  • Location: Hilton Toronto Downtown Hotel, Toronto, ON
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27th International Laparoscopic Surgery Symposium

(Simultaneous French/English translation available at the congress).

Le XXVIIè Symposium International de chirurgie laparoscopique – SFCE 2020 Meeting – se tiendra pour la première fois à Marseille, au Palais des Congrès Parc Chanot, du 23 au 25 janvier 2020

Le Président d’honneur sera le Pr Brice Gayet.

Le Pr Jean-Robert Delpero sera invité d’honneur.

Le programme sera composé des traditionnelles matinées opératoires, des conférences, des sessions thématiques, ainsi que bien entendu des sessions des Clubs et Associations, et toujours la matinée DPC le samedi matin.

Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Europe 2020

Since 2016, AWR Europe has represented a fertile meeting ground for both general and plastic surgeons so that together we can continue to lead the way in complex and fascinating technical advances, for the benefit of our patients.

Frequently cited as one of the leading AWR meetings, our aim is to inspire and illuminate clinicians and para-surgical professionals with the diversity of this emerging field, and the philosophy and methods that you can apply to your practice.

Once again, we have assembled a Faculty of some of the most experienced and innovative surgeons from around the world to share their expertise, tips and tricks. Join over 250 of the worlds leading surgeons for 3 days of plenary lectures, technique videos, debates and panel discussions will ensure maximum coverage of the subject areas.

Finally, there will be plenty of time to network with your peers through regular discussion periods, networking receptions and social functions.

CAGS MEMBERS are eligible for 20% discount on registration.  Please contact for the discount code.

General Surgery Review Program

This four day national review program is primarily designed for all senior general surgery trainees who are completing their training. This program is also open to practising General Surgeons and International Medical Graduates (IMG) not enrolled in a Canadian General Surgery Training Program. This review program is intended as a knowledge consolidation and refresher course for practising general surgeons that highlights best practices and current research data.

The format of the program includes an opportunity for self-study prior to attending the conference, presentations with interactive question periods using touch pad technology, and access to audio recordings and multiple choice Q & A’s after the conference.

  • Start Date: February 27, 2020
  • End Date: March 1, 2020
  • Location: Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre, Toronto, ON
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