The Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto, ON




Don't miss your opportunity to join close to a thousand of your colleagues from the general surgery health community at out first in-person Canadian Surgery Forum (CSF) since 2019.

This flagship event has become the premier national educational and scientific meeting, and the opportunity to come together to share insights into techniques, procedures, issues and challenges.

Connect with leaders in the profession, general surgeons facing similar challenges, researchers sharing new insights and colleagues enhancing their skills.  It’s a return to the Canadian Surgery Forum full throttle!


The conference agenda is packed and this year, in Toronto, as always, it will be difficult to choose.  Your favourites will be available, as well as new sessions to pique your interest:

  • How-I-do-it sessions

  • Difficult trauma cases and tumor boards

  • EBRS Journal Club

  • The Laparoscopic Suturing Competition, the Surgical Robotic Competition and the CATS Cup. 

  • Post grad courses will address Management of GI Diseases, Advanced Endoscopy, Hemorrhage Control, the General Surgery Review and a new Operative Delivery and Maternal Care Program.


  • Eight invited lecturers from Canada and abroad

  • Five post-graduate courses

  • 53 scientific sessions in total

  • Access to up to 12 MOC credits

  • 204 number of paper and e-poster presentations

  • An exhibit hall featuring the most advanced and specialized products and service

  • Great networking opportunities, including the Friday night soirée at Ripley’s Aquarium


For those who knew Dr. Dennis Klassen, there will be a celebration of life to remember together.

The Canadian Surgery Forum was created to connect and inspire Canadian General Surgeons to strive for excellence in their work. Now in its 22nd year, and recovering, as we all are, from a difficult time of uncertainty and restraint, the Forum returns, ready to welcome you, motivate and inspire you.

Come join us, we’ve missed you!



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.

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Canadian Association

of General Surgeons


Canadian Society of

Surgical Oncology


Canadian Society of Colon

and Rectal Surgeons


Canadian Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (CHPBA)

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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)

The Ontario Association of General Surgeons (OAGS)


Mark your calendar!


Future dates and locations:

2023- September 20-23, The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver & Hyatt Regency, Vancouver, BC

Click HERE to read the news release 

2024- September 25-28, RBC Convention Centre & Delta Hotel, Winnipeg, MB

Click HERE to read the news release

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