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Keynote & Invited Speakers

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CATS Pearson Lecture: Immunotherapy in the Treatment of Esophageal Cancer

Dr. Nasser Altorki

New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center

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Education and Collaborative Quality Improvement

Dr. Abebe Bekele

University of Global Health Equity

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CAGS Williams Lecture

Dr. Carrie Cunningham


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Langer Lecture:
Next generation Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS): Focus on the R

Dr. Liane D. Feldman

McGill University

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CSCRS Gordon Lecture:
Future Horizons in Colorectal Surgery

Dr. Susan Galandiuk


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The Doctor Sean C. Grondin Memorial Lecture: Personal Wellness, Burnout in Medicine

Dr. Rachel Grimminck

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CATS STS Lecture:
Lung Cancer Tips and Tricks

Dr. James Huang and Dr. Isabelle Opitz

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
& University of Zurich

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Surgeons as a Second Victim/ Moral Injury

Dr. Haytham Kaafarani

Harvard Medical School


CSSO Shibata Lecture:
Lateral Pelvic Node Dissection

Dr. Tsuyoshi Konishi


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The Doctor Sean C. Grondin Memorial Lecture: A Coffee Conversation - Physician Wellness and Mental Illness in Surgeons

Dr. Jane Lamaire

University of Calgary

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CHPBA William Wall Lecture

Dr. Rebecca Minter

University of Wisconsin

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Fostering Mentorship, Engaging Marginalized Groups in Medicine

Dr. Ikenna Okereke

Michigan State University & Henry Ford Health

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Panel: Education and Collaborative Quality Improvement

Dr. Jay Redan

Award-Winning Scientist, Environmentalist, and Broadcaster


CAGS Gallie Lecture: What Can We Learn from COVID-19 and Where Do We Go Now?

Dr. David Suzuki

Award-Winning Scientist, Environmentalist, and Broadcaster

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CAGS Eric Poulin Lecture

Dr. Ali Tavakkoli

Brigham and Women's Hospital

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Chair of Update in Breast Cancer for the General Surgeon

Dr. Frances Wright

University of Toronto

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