Dear colleagues,

We hope that you and your families are well and are continuing to navigate through this crisis as safely as possible. Due to the continued uncertainties created by the COVID-19 pandemic and in order to protect the health and safety of everyone involved with our annual conference, the Canadian Surgery Forum (CSF) Steering Committee has made the decision to hold the 2021 CSF virtually. Although September 2021 is many months away, making this decision now enables us to safely participate in the CSF and to design an engaging virtual program to meet the needs of all our stakeholders.

New Program Structure

The virtual program has been designed specifically to optimize delegates’ time online. Delegates will see fewer competing sessions, world renowned speakers and strategic networking opportunities. The conference will also conclude on Friday instead of Saturday. In addition to participation in the live event, all attendees will have access to on-demand recordings following the conference.

For now, we ask that you save the dates of September 21-24, 2021 with exciting information to follow in the near future.

While we share your disappointment in not being able to meet in person, we hope you share our excitement about this opportunity to create for you an innovative and interactive virtual experience. Beyond that, a virtual experience provides unique opportunities to engage a broader audience of surgical professionals, reach more surgeons in remote areas of practice, reduce our environmental impact and keep everyone safe including our patients who still urgently need our care.

We look forward to welcoming you online this September. If you have questions of require additional information, please contact CSF Manager; Karen Norris

For up to date information on our virtual program, keep checking back on this website! 


Please stay healthy and safe.



Mark Walsh, MSc, MD, FRCSC, FACS

President, The Canadian Association of General Surgeons

On behalf of the 2021 Canadian Surgery Forum Steering Committee


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)

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC)


Mark your calendar!


Future dates and locations:

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

Click HERE to read the news release 

2023- September 21-23, The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver & Hyatt Regency, Vancouver, BC

Click HERE to read the news release 

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