September 24-26, 2020 | 24 au 26 septembre 2020


Fairmont Hotel Vancouver & Hyatt Regency, Vancouver, BC



COVID-19 Update

For the information of Canadian Association of General Surgeons (CAGS) members and The Canadian Surgery Forum (CSF) delegates, please note that CAGS and the CSF are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely.

The risk will vary between and within communities, but given the increasing number of cases in Canada, the risk to Canadians is considered high. As the situation evolves, so will our response and we will continue to provide updates as necessary. ​ 

As of: March 23, 2020

Call for CSF 2020 Abstracts Now Open!

The 2020 Preliminary Program is NOW AVAILABLE!

Registration Opens May 12, 2020


Call for Abstracts Opens February 3, 2020 


Preliminary Program Released March 5, 2020


Call for Abstracts Closes April 23, 2020 (11:59pm EDT)

Early Bird Registration Opens May 12, 2020

Notification of Abstract Acceptances Early June 2020

Early Bird Registration Closes August 6, 2020 (11:59pm EDT)

Host Hotel Room Reservation Deadline September 2, 2020


Scientific and educational sessions are offered through interactive symposia, panel discussions, postgraduate courses, debates, plenary sessions, video sessions, and Drinks with the Professor roundtables.


The Forum will bring together participating surgical societies, providing accredited continuing professional development, and the opportunity for dialogue on educational and research issues.


Meet other Canadian surgeons and residents

and unwind with fun social events such as the Suturing Challenge, Surgical Jeopardy and the CSF Soirée.



Canadian Association

of General Surgeons


Canadian Society of

Surgical Oncology


Canadian Society of Colon

and Rectal Surgeons


Canadian Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (CHPBA)

Canadian Association of

Thoracic Surgeons


Canadian Hernia Society (CHS)


Trauma Association of Canada (TAC)

Canadian Obesity Network (CON)

Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (CABPS)

James IV Association of Canada 

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC)


Mark your calendar!


Future dates and locations:

2021- September 23-25, The Halifax Convention Centre, Halifax, NS

Click HERE to read the news release 

2022- September 15-17, The Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto, ON

Click HERE to read the news release 

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2020 Canadian Surgery Forum



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