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Post-Graduate Courses

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.

Learning Objectives:

 

  • Debate complex decision making in common general surgery cases

  • Describe surgical approaches to common general surgery cases

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

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2024

Location: RBC Convention Centre,  375 York Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J3

Time: 08:00-16:00 

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. Sepher Khorasani

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 25, 2024

Location: RBC Convention Centre,  375 York Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J3

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

CAGS Post-Graduate Course:
OB Maternal Care Simulation (PDF)

Co-Chair: Dr. Adam Garber, Dr. Naana Jumah, Dr. Roy Kirkpatrick and Dr. Cait Champion

 

Target Audience: This simulation program is designed for practicing surgeons and residents both actively involved and interested in providing operative delivery and maternal care support in rural and remote communities and global surgery programs.

For more information follow this link

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2024

Location: RBC Convention Centre,  375 York Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J3

Time: 8:00-12:00 (session 1) & 13:00-17:00 (session 2)

Canadian Association of Thoracic Surgeons (CATS) Post-Graduate Course:
Advanced Third Space Endoscopy (PDF)

Chairs: Dr. Biniam Kidane, Dr. Stephen Gowing and Dr. Andrew Giles

Course Description: This is a course focused on third space endoscopy, including ESD, POEM and its various sub-variants (Z-POEM, G-POEM). Through a mix of didactic, video-based and live animal surgery, the course will focus on the fundamentals, principles and conduct of these procedures as well as content related to setting up a viable and sustainable third space endoscopy practice and program.

Target Audience: Thoracic and General Surgeons as well as General & Thoracic Surgery trainees

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2024

Location: RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J3

Time: 07:30-15:00 

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; applications will open soon.
 

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2024

Location: RBC Convention Centre,  375 York Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J3

Time: 8:00-13:00

Canadian Society of Surgical Oncology (CSSO) Post-Graduate Course:
Current Practices and Controversies in Benign and Malignant Breast Disease (PDF)

Chairs: Dr. Shaila Merchant and Dr. Allison Maciver 

Course Description: This ½ day course will review the current practices and controversies in the 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 benign and malignant breast disease. 
 

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2024

Location: RBC Convention Centre,  375 York Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J3

Time: 13:00-17:00

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