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Post-Graduate Courses

Canadian Association of Thoracic Surgeons (CATS) Post-Graduate Course:
A Primer on Rib Fracture Fixation (PDF)

Chairs: Dr. Sayf Gazala

This will be a half day course with a brief didactic session introducing rib fracture fixation indications and techniques followed by a more comprehensive cadaver lab gaining experience with external plating systems, internal (MIS) plating systems and sternal fixation equipment/techniques.

Target Audience: Surgical Residents and Fellows and practicing surgeons who provide care for rib fracture patients.

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Location: Hyatt Regency, 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6C 2R7

Time: 07:30-12:00 

Canadian Association of General Surgeons (CAGS) / Canadian Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (CSCRS) Post-Graduate Course:
Advanced Endoscopy Course (PDF)

Co-Chairs: Dr. James Ellsmere, Dr. Jeff Hawel, and Dr. Stephen Kelly

This one-day course is interactive and intended for practicing surgeons, residents, and healthcare professionals who want to expand their knowledge of endoscopy. The morning session will last four hours and consist of lectures on various basic and advanced endoscopic techniques, such as indications, contraindications, complications, and practical methods for these procedures. The afternoon session will last four hours and provide a hands-on skills lab for participants to practice basic and advanced endoscopic techniques. Breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks are included.

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Location: Hyatt Regency, 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6C 2R7

Time: 07:30-17:30  (Lecture only: 07:30-12:00)

Canadian Association of General Surgeons (CAGS) Post-Graduate Course:
General Surgery Review (PDF)

Chair: Dr. Carolyn Nessim, CAGS CPD Committee Chair

Each year during the Canadian Surgery Forum (CSF), a one-day review takes place to update practicing general surgeons in the current management of frequent problems seen in daily practice. The format for the interactive course will include presentations from expert faculty with case-based scenarios and open  discussion. Participants are encouraged to bring cases to be discussed. Please come join us for a day of case based learning and an update in general surgery. no better way to learn what's new in surgery than to go over some cases and discuss with colleagues.

Target Audience: Practicing surgeons looking for a broad-based up to date CME experience

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Location: Hyatt Regency, 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6C 2R7

Time: 07:30-17:00 

Canadian Society of Surgical Oncology (CSSO) Post-Graduate Course:
Multidisciplinary Management of Breast Diseases (PDF)

Chairs: Dr. Shaila Merchant and Dr. Elaine McKevitt

 

This 1/2-day course will review the current management of selected benign and malignant conditions of the breast.


Target Audience: General Surgeons, Surgical Oncologists, Breast Surgeons, Residents, and Fellows who have an interest in or participate in the management of patients with malignant and benign breast disease.

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Location: Hyatt Regency, 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6C 2R7

Time: 08:00-12:30

Canadian Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (CSCRS) /
CASCADES Post-Graduate Course:

Fundamentals of Sustainable Operating Rooms (PDF)

Co-Chairs: Dr. Huseim Moloo, Dr. Andrea MacNeill, and Dr. Nicole Simms

 

As the effects of climate change continue to intensify, all sectors are charged with reducing carbon; the healthcare sector, which accounts for an estimated 4.6% of national greenhouse gas emissions, is no exception. Perioperative care in particular has an outsized environmental impact via its substantial waste production, generation of direct emissions, and energy use. It is therefore recognized as a significant area of opportunity for reducing healthcare’s environmental footprint.


The Canadian Association of General Surgeons (CAGS) has joined forces with CASCADES*, a multi-year capacity-building initiative to address healthcare’s contribution to the climate crisis, and Health Quality BC to offer “Fundamentals of Sustainable Perioperative Care.” In this half-day workshop, participants will gain knowledge, develop skills, and forge collaborations that will help them advocate for and participate in a bottom-up and top-down shift toward more environmentally sustainable perioperative care. Participants will hear from perioperative care providers on the front lines of sustainability efforts, and develop a project charter for a sustainable quality improvement project they can initiate in their own settings.


In an effort to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration on sustainability efforts, subsidized registration is available to non-member non-physicians; click here to apply.

 

 

*CASCADES is led by the University of Toronto’s Centre for Sustainable Health Systems in partnership with the Healthy Populations Institute at Dalhousie University, the Planetary Healthcare Lab at the University of British Columbia, and the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care. The project is funded for a five-year term by Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Climate Action and Awareness Fund for Community-Based Climate Action Projects.

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Location: Hyatt Regency, 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6C 2R7

Time: 13:00-17:00

Canadian Hernia Society Post-Graduate Course:
Advanced Hernia Techniques (PDF)

Chair: Dr. Fady Saleh

 

Target Audience: This half day course is designed for residents and practicing surgeons who wish to master complex hernia management and new releases of the abdomen wall.

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Location: Hyatt Regency, 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6C 2R7

Time: 13:00-17:00

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