2023 is going to be awesome! 

Join now and discover what CAGS has in store.

**Coming Winter 2023 – CAGS new General Surgery Learning and Resource Centre**

Canada’s General Surgeons told us that they wanted their national professional association to ramp up education, mentoring and advocacy to better support their professional practices and personal growth. 

CAGS listened!

Early in 2023, CAGS is launching a new online platform and repository for education and resources – a one-stop location for accredited MoC learning, short procedure videos, virtual patient cases, webinars, and other surgery resources.

The General Surgery Learning & Resource Centre will provide free, deeply discounted, or member only rates for CAGS members. 

There is more to CAGS than one annual in-person scientific meeting – we are increasing resources for rural and community surgeons and finding ways to bring content to surgeons online 24/7.  We are developing mentoring programs to connect early career general surgeons with senior members of the profession and are finding new ways to support general surgery residents.

The more members who join CAGS, the more impact we can achieve.  Don’t wait – join or renew now! 

You won’t want to miss out on the great ways we are working to support general surgeons in 2023!

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Join us in our efforts to improve patient care, to influence decision makers to provide better access to care, to shift practice environments to those that support improved work/life balance and equitable opportunity and to foster sustainable community practice models.  Together, our voices are stronger and stand a better chance of influencing change.

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Education

  • Over 50 hours of accredited content (eligible for MoC Section 1 & 3) available to members in 2023
  • Exclusive video library of past webinars – 73 titles and growing
  • Resident Education
    • Quarterly National Teaching Rounds webinar series
    • Annual CAGS Exam with Exam Review webinars

Canadian Surgery Forum

Our flagship conference offers a uniquely Canadian educational opportunity for General Surgeons

Reduced registration fees for CAGS members.

Sign up for auto-renewal and receive an additional $50 off CSF registration.

Virtual patient cases

An immersive and engaging simulated learning experience

Your bridge to professional colleagues across Canada

CAGS provides ample opportunity for members to connect with General Surgery colleagues across the country and throughout the year.  Eighteen active committees and working groups advance our mission and provide leadership experiences and a sense of professional community that can not be found elsewhere.  We’re learning that solutions to problems in BC can help address issues in Ontario and the Maritimes and vice versa.  Researchers are connecting to participate in clinical trials and share their findings.  We’re using AI to facilitate remote mentoring on surgical procedures without having to travel – extending our reach far beyond what was possible when a dozen members attended simulation training in person once a year.

  • Canada’s largest repository of General Surgeon jobs, locums and fellowship opportunities
  • Bi-weekly email subscription available for job seekers
  • Growing Mentorship programs
  • Distribution of member research surveys
  • Private member directory
  • Opportunity to make lasting relationships through committee participation
  • Robust event calendar
  • Members’ only networking experiences at the Canadian Surgery Forum

Investing in the Future

Grants and Bursaries

Advocacy

  • National licensure
  • Sustainable community practice models
  • Position statements on topics affecting General Surgery

Affinity Programs