MEETINGS


24th OAGS Annual Meeting (2018)


  • Details
  • Hotel/Parking
  • Committee
  • Program
  • Speakers
  • Exhibitors
  • Banquet
  • Award/Prize
  • Evaluation
  • Register
  • Payment
  • OAGS Election
  • Non-Accredited Symposia

2018 Details

DATE: Saturday, November 3, 2018

LOCATION: Hilton Toronto Hotel, 145 Richmond St. W., Toronto, ON (Hilton Website)

Meeting: Toronto Ballroom I & II (lower/conventions level)
Exhibiting & Buffet: Toronto Foyer (lower/conventions level)
Lunch Seating: Toronto Ballroom III (lower/conventions level)
Wine/Brew Reception: Toronto Ballroom III (lower/conventions level) - RSVP Only
Dinner Banquet: Toronto Ballroom III (lower/conventions level)- RSVP Only

TARGET AUDIENCE: General Surgeons, General Surgery Residents/Fellows

NOTE: Everyone must RSVP/register in advance if they wish to attend the annual meeting - regardless of membership status. Reminder: There will be an additional $50 service fee for anyone wanting to pay on the day of the event, so all attendees are encouraged to pay well in advance or online in order to avoid the service fee.


CME/CPD Accreditation:

This event is seeking accreditation as an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approval by the Canadian Association of General Surgeons (approx. 1 credit/ 1 hr attended).


Board Election:

UPDATE: The next OAGS Board Election is slated for November 3, 2018 during the 24th OAGS Annual Meeting. The deadline for nominations will be 2 weeks prior (October 19, 2018). If you are interested in running for election, please complete and submit the online nomination form. For more details, please click here.

Hotel - Accommodation

Hilton Toronto Downtown Hotel
145 Richmond St., Toronto, ON, Canada

NOTE: Group Rate is just $179/standard.
Cut-off date has been extended until Oct.19, so book soon!!

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OAGS Terms

Discounted OAGS Room Rate   

$179 (plus tax/fees)

Room Rate Dates Nov.2-4, 2018
Room Rate Deadline/Cut-off October 19, 2018

Hotel Reservations

Make a reservation online now!   

Phone Reservations 1-800-HILTONS
Group Code OAGS18
Hotel Policies details
Check In Time 3pm
Check Out Time 12pm noon
Bldg Parking Clearance 6' 4" (scroll down for more details/options)

Directions

Hilton Toronto Downtown Hotel
145 Richmond St. W., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(map)
Hotel Directions: Click here
NOTE: Don't forget, if you're flying into Pearson International Airport, there is new easy access from the airport to downtown Toronto via the new Union Pearson Express - 25 minute express train every 15 minutes!

Click on +/- to redefine map and locate hotel location below.


Parking Options:

NOTE: The OAGS will NOT be validating parking this year.  Below are several parking options:

* Hilton: clearance 6'4"

Self Park  (no in&out privileges)
- Weekend day (7am to 6pm) - $10.00
- Weekend evening (6pm to 7am) - $10.00
- M-F Evenings (6pm to 7am) - $10.00
- M-F day (7am to 6pm) - $28.00 max
Valet - $40.00  - flat rate for 24 hours (includes in&out privileges)

* Green P (City Hall/Nathan Phillips - underground): Wkds: $8/day; M-F nights: $6 (6pm-7am); M-F days: $15 (7am-6pm); - clearance 6'4" (www.parking.greenp.com) ... just 1.5 blocks north of the Hilton
* Green P (Queen/Peter - street level): Wkds: $20 (6pm-7am); $20 (7am-6pm); - street level lot - no height restrictions (www.parking.greenp.com) ... 4+ blocks northwest of the Hilton (check GreenP for other nearby surface lots)
* Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (underground): $22 (www.national.ballet.ca)
* Other: Green P - website; BestParking.com - website (search for other nearby lots that are as low as $8-16/day on the weekend; there are also several other street level lots downtown without height restrictions)

 

OAGS Annual Meeting Committee

  • Dr. Kevin Lefebvre (Chair)
  • Dr. Luke Bui
  • Dr. Tim Jackson
  • Dr. Jennifer Macmillan
  • Dr. Husein Moloo
  • Dr. Harshad Telang
  • Dr. Julie Ann Van Koughnett
  • Dr. Alice Wei
  • Dr. Chris Vinden
(NOTE: The board-at-large also advises the committee.)

2018 Annual Meeting Program

2018 PRELIMINARY PROGRAM - download
International Keynote Speaker is Hernia Specialist
Dr. David Krpata, Cleveland Clinic, OH


Morning Chair: OAGS President Dr. Harshad Telang
Afternoon Chair: OAGS Annual Meeting Committee Chair Dr. Kevin Lefebvre
Business Meeting Chair: OAGS Vice President Dr. Tim Jackson

CPD Accreditation: This event is seeking accreditation as an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approval by the Canadian Association of General Surgeons (approx. 1 credit/ 1 hr attended).

Tentative Topics Speaker
International Key Note #1: Ventral Hernia Repair - Component Separation vs. Mesh vs. Combination Dr. David Krpata
International Key Note #2: When is the right time for hernia mesh removal and other complications that ensue. Dr. David Krpata
Melanoma: What's New? Role of SLNB... Dr. Frances Wright
Breast Cancer: Neoadjuvant Therapy for Resectable Breast Cancer Dr. May Lynn Quan
Nuances of Endoscopy Sedation: Minimum vs. Moderate Drs. Alaa Rostom and Chris Vinden
Perioperative Management of Anticoagulation Dr. Marc Carrier
Panel: Practice Patterns...
a)Community ACS Models
b)Improving OR Communication
c)Shared Practice
d)The Atypical Surgeon (P/T, Locum rotors)

a) Dr. Ravinder Singh
b) Dr. Duncan Rozario
c) Dr. Kim Bertens
d) Dr. Ana Igric

Operating on the Pregnant Patient: Elective vs. Emergent Dr. Nancy Down
5 Pearls Panel: General Surgery
a)Oral bowel prep
b)Miniature closure
c)Reducing SSI - Practical Application
d)Perioperative Testing
e)Post-op Inguinal Hernia Activity Instructions
a) Dr. Cagla Eskicioglu
b) Dr. Steven MacLellan
c) Dr. Duncan Rozario
d) Dr. Donna McRitchie
e) Dr. David Krpata
Perioperative Opioid Prescribing Dr. Julie Ann Van Koughnett
Political & Financial Update/Forum - Have your say! a) Dr. Telang, OAGS Pres.
b) Dr. Vinden, Section Chair
c) Dr. Lefebvre, Tariff Chair
Billing Corner Dr. Kevin Lefebvre
Business Meeting (OAGS & Section) Dr. Tim Jackson
Banquet Talk: Quality Improvement Through Collaboration - Patients Before Egos Dr. David Krpata

Registration: 7am-9am
Meeting Begins: 9am
Mid-Morning Break: 10:20am
Award Ceremony: 11:55am (2018 OMA Section Service Award - Dr. Roy Kirkpatrick)
Lunch: 12:00pm
Mid-Afternoon Break: 3pm
Business Meeting: 5:10pm
Social Hour Reception: 6pm
Banquet: 7pm
Banquet Presentation: ~8:30pm
Wine Draw: 9:30pm
Meeting Ends: 9:45pm


OAGS is pleased to present this year's Ontario Brewery & Winery...

Pillitteri Estates Winery: "Pillitteri Estates Winery is located in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada. We are approximately 17km from the world famous Niagara Falls, which separates the upper Niagara River and Lake Erie and the lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario of the Great lakes. The family owned vineyards are located in beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake, an official appellation designation of our region. Niagara Peninsula is Ontario’s largest wine producing region. The Niagara Peninsula spans approximately 13,600 acres (5440 hectares) nestled in the centre of the world’s wine belt between 41° and 44° North, and has ideal conditions for cool climate wine making. Primary grape varietals: Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Vidal." - Pillitteri Website

Website: http://www.pillitteri.com
Wine Rep:
TBA


Blyth Cowbell Brewing Co.: Blyth Cowbell Brewing Co. is a unique Canadian destination craft brewery that features a state-of-the-art brewing facility, restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, retail store, and entertainment spaces. Cowbell’s accessible, family-friendly farm is located on 111-acres south of the historic village of Blyth, and is committed to providing a one-of-a-kind experience, highlighted by delicious craft beer. The Greener Pastures Community Fund is Cowbell's way of giving back to local and regional communities. Cowbell donates five cents from every can and pint sold ( from the very first beer ever sold in May 2016 ) to be invested in specific projects at each of Ontario's four children’s hospitals. Cowbell also supports the se hospital foundations through event participation and by raising awareness of the important and life-changing work of the remarkable people in these world-class hospitals. Proceeds from the Greener Pastures Community Fund support life-enhancing programs to improve children’s health and well-being during their time in hospital. Thanks to the friends and supporters of Cowbell, the Greener Pastures contribution total is $127,340! .

Website: https://cowbellbrewing.com
Beer Rep: TBA


 

2018 OAGS Annual Meeting Guest Speakers

Featuring this year's International Key Note Speaker
Hernia Specialist
for Saturday, November 3, 2018:


Dr. David Krpata, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery
Cleveland Clinic
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

Clinical Interests: Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
More biographical details on Dr. Krpata

2018 GUEST SPEAKERS... more to come!!

Dr. Kim Bertens, MD, FRCSC
Faculty, Department of Surgery, University of Ottawa
Staff, Division of General Surgery, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON
Focus: general surgery,hepatobiliary, pancreatic surgery, sociodemographic factors and access to surgical care

Dr. Marc Carrier, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Tier 2 Research Chair in Venous Thromboembolism and Cancer, University of Ottawa
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Medicine
Program Director, Thrombosis Fellowship
Focus: Venous thromboembolic disease and cancer, including cancer screening, prevention and management
Dr. Nancy Down, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Lecturer, Div. of General Surgery, University of Toronto, ON
Head, Division of General Surgery
Medical Director, Breast Integrated Care Collaborative, North York General Hospital, Toronto, ON
Focus: high volume of breast , thyroid, endoscopy and laparoscopic surgery
Dr. Cagla Eskicioglu, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, McMaster University
Staff General Surgeon, St. Joesph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, ON
Focus: colorectal surgery
Dr. Ana Igric , MD, FRCSC
Community Acute Care Surgeon and Intensivist
General Surgery Staff, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie, ON
Focus: critical care, teaching and global health
Dr. Kevin Lefebvre, MD, FRCSC
Adjunct Professor of Surgery, Western University
General Surgeon, Stratford General Hospital, ON
Focus: General Surgery, Colo-rectal
Dr. Steven MacLellan, B.Sc., MD, FRCSC
Associate Program Director, MIS Fellowship, UofT
General Surgeon, Dept. of Surgery, Humber River Hospital, Toronto, ON
Focus: General Surgery, GI oncology, abnormal wall reconstruction, advanced MIS
Dr. Donna McRitchie, B.Sc., MD, M.Sc., FRCSC
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
Vice President, Medical and Academic Affairs, NYGH, Toronto
Medical Director of Critical Care and Division Chief of General Surgery, North York General Hospital
Central LHIN Critical Care Lead
Focus: General Surgeon, Trauma Surgeon, Intensivist, Quality Testing & Procedures

Dr. May Lynn Quan, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Associate Professor, Dept. of Surgery and Oncology, University of Calgary
General Surgeon, Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary
Focus: Breast Cancer, Quality and Delivery of Health Services, Outcomes

Dr. Alaa Rostom, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Chair of the Division of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Chair of the RCPSC Exam board for Gastroenterology and the Chair of education for the Canadian association of Gastroenterology (CAG)
Chief of Gastroenterology, Dept. of Surgery, The Ottawa Hospital
Focus: endoscopy outcomes and quality, endoscopy clinical trials, Celiac Disease, and NSAID toxicity of the GI tract.

Dr. Duncan Rozario, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct), Department of Surgery, McMaster University
Medical Director, Oakville Surgical Program
Chief of Surgery, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital
Focus: management of breast and colorectal cancer, hernia repair, laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, colonoscopy and gastroscopy, on-call emergency room coverage

Dr. Ravinder Singh, MD, MBA, MHCM, FRCSC
Assisant Professor of Surgery, NOSM and McMaster University
Medical Director of Surgery, North Bay Regional Health Centre (NBRHC)
Chief of Surgery, NBRHC
NSQIP Surgeon Champion, NBRHC
Focus: MIS, Surgical Clinical Quality, Leadership Development

Dr. Julie Ann Van Koughnett, MD, MEd, FRCSC, FACS
Assistant Professor, Divisions of General Surgery and Surgical Oncology, Western University, London, ON
General Surgery Staff, London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital
Program Director, Surgical Foundations Training Program, WU
Focus: colorectal oncology, minimally invasive techniques in colon and rectal surgery, and surgical education

Dr. Chris Vinden, MD, FRCSC
Associate Professor, Dept. of Surgery, Western University, London, ON
Co-Director, ICES, London
General Surgeon, Victorial Hospital, London, ON
Focus: colorectal surgery

Dr. Frances Wright, MD, MEd, FRCSC
Professor, Department of Surgery & General Surgery , University of Toronto
Cross Appointed, Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
Temerty Chair of Breast and Melanoma Surgery, Louise Temerty Breast Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook
Program Director of General Surgery Oncology Fellowship, University of Toronto
Affiliate Scientist, Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Odette Cancer Research Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Focus: Breast Cancer and Melanoma, Knowledge Translation, Qualitative Research Methods...

Dr. XX
xx
Focus: xx
 
Dr. XX
xx
Focus: xx
 

 

If you are a company who has exhibited with us in the past or you are considering for the first time,
please proceed to our Exhibitor Page. There are also limited symposia options, so book soon!

2018 OAGS Annual Meeting Exhibitors:

Thank you for your support!


PLATINUM EXHIBITOR

(COMPANY CONFIRMED: Limited to 1 Sponsor; includes symposium)



GOLD EXHIBITORS

(Confirmed: Limited; includes symposia)

        


SILVER EXHIBITORS

(STILL AVAILABLE: Limited to ~25 Sponsors; exhibit only)

                                       


                   

                   



CPD/CME SUPPORTERS


PHYSICIAN RECRUITERS

    


OTHER EXHIBITORS

    


Winery & Brewery

          

2017 OAGS Annual Meeting Social Hour & Banquet

RSVP ONLY: General Surgeons, Resident/Fellows, Exhibitors/Guests by invitation only.

SOCIAL HOUR / WINE & BREW RECEPTION -complimentary for attendees
Winery: Pillitteri Estates Winery (see below, )
Brewery: Cowbell Brewing Co.(see below, website)
Start Time: 6pm
Location: Toronto Ballroom III, Hilton Hotel (lower level)
Duration: 1 hour

EVENING BANQUET (separate RSVP ONLY - Deadline Oct.26) - $100/person
Start Time: 7pm
Location: Toronto Ballroom III, Hilton Hotel (lower level)
Duration: 2-3 hours
(Wine Pairing courtesy of TBA)

PRESENTATION: "Quality Improvement Through Collaboration: Patients Before Egos" - Dr. David Krpata

FINAL MENU  ...

SOUP
Roasted butternut squash soup and chive creme fraiche

SALAD
Arugula salad with roasted pears, crushed walnuts, shaved fennel, red wine vinaigrette

MAIN ENTRÉE
Braised boneless beef short ribs, garlic pomme puree, buttered asparagus, roasted cherry tomatoes, mushroom jus.

DESSERT
Apple crumble with warm caramel sauce

IMPORTANT NOTE: Allergies and dietary/cultural restrictions can be accommodated, but MUST be requested well in advance before the deadline. Please contact the OAGS office: 1-877-717-7765 by Oct.26. No changes/credits/refunds can be made after this date, as the order will have already been submitted to catering. If you have to cancel after this deadline, you are still requested to notify the office. Thank you.

OAGS is pleased to present this year's Ontario Brewery & Winery...

Pillitteri Estates Winery: "Pillitteri Estates Winery is located in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada. We are approximately 17km from the world famous Niagara Falls, which separates the upper Niagara River and Lake Erie and the lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario of the Great lakes. The family owned vineyards are located in beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake, an official appellation designation of our region. Niagara Peninsula is Ontario’s largest wine producing region. The Niagara Peninsula spans approximately 13,600 acres (5440 hectares) nestled in the centre of the world’s wine belt between 41° and 44° North, and has ideal conditions for cool climate wine making. Primary grape varietals: Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Vidal." - Pillitteri Website

Website: http://www.pillitteri.com
Wine Rep:
TBA


Blyth Cowbell Brewing Co.: Blyth Cowbell Brewing Co. is a unique Canadian destination craft brewery that features a state-of-the-art brewing facility, restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, retail store, and entertainment spaces. Cowbell’s accessible, family-friendly farm is located on 111-acres south of the historic village of Blyth, and is committed to providing a one-of-a-kind experience, highlighted by delicious craft beer. The Greener Pastures Community Fund is Cowbell's way of giving back to local and regional communities. Cowbell donates five cents from every can and pint sold ( from the very first beer ever sold in May 2016 ) to be invested in specific projects at each of Ontario's four children’s hospitals. Cowbell also supports the se hospital foundations through event participation and by raising awareness of the important and life-changing work of the remarkable people in these world-class hospitals. Proceeds from the Greener Pastures Community Fund support life-enhancing programs to improve children’s health and well-being during their time in hospital. Thanks to the friends and supporters of Cowbell, the Greener Pastures contribution total is $127,340! .

Website: https://cowbellbrewing.com
Beer Rep: TBA


2018 Awards and Prize Draws

AWARDS

PRIZE DRAWS

AWARD RESENTATIONS:
Saturday, Nov.3 @ 11:55am

Please join us in congratulating 3 well-deserved award recipients: Drs. Roy Kirkpatrick, Alice Wei and Patrick Murphy...

PRESENTATION:
OMA Section Service Award

Congratulations!!... to 30-year community General Surgeon, NOSM Associate Professor and foreign aid worker Dr. Roy Kirkpatrick of Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare as recipient of the 2018 OMA Section Service Award for General Surgery. Proud nominators OMA Section on General Surgery and Ontario Association of General Surgeons plan to present the award to Dr. Kirkpatrick in front of his colleagues during the 24th OAGS Annual Meeting this fall in Toronto on Nov. 3. https://goo.gl/fC4z6S http://goo.gl/Qkdd7Q www.oags.org/agm.html

After having practised General Surgery in Ontario (primarily Huntsville and Bracebridge communities) for over 30 years of his professional career, he is still incredibly active in the profession in areas of clinical, academic, education and administration. A staff surgeon in the Dept. of General Surgery at both Huntsville District Memorial and South Muskoka Memorial hospitals as well as a regular locum surgeon for Iqaluit, Nunavut, Dr. Kirkpatrick is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM). In fact, he has been involved as one of its community surgeon instructors almost since the inception of the program itself.

He also plays an integral role in planning and advising how the surgical education for tomorrow’s General Surgeons is facilitated, not only on a local and provincial level, but also on a national level through his appointments to the Specialty Education Committee and Regional Advisory Council with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. In addition to this, he acts as an Independent Assessor for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, and as a NOSM General Surgery Resident Program Committee member, he also assists the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) in reviewing General Surgery applications.

Although he continues to have a busy clinical career along with teaching and administration, his other calling is volunteering his surgical services abroad as an aid worker. Throughout his career, Dr. Kirkpatrick has set an altruistic example for his students to give back to a larger community in their hour of need with little or no medical resources at hand, whether it is in the aftermath of a natural disaster or during times of civil unrest. He is known for his contributions to healthcare outside of the Muskoka Region with such organizations as Médecins Sans Frontières /Doctors Without Borders in Hangu, Pakistan (2015), Red Cross Emergency Response Unit in Petit, Haiti (2013) and Cuso International in Papua, New Guinea (1984-86). These charitable acts alone demonstrate the epitome of what a General Surgeon is and can be.

SECTION SERVICE AWARD
Awarded to OMA members in recognition of significant service to the OMA, medical profession, or public within a Section. Nominations may be made through a Section by universities, hospitals and community medical leaders in the area. One nomination from each Section will be accepted. The Section Service Award may be awarded to any OMA member who has not yet received OMA Life Membership or CMA Honorary Membership. A maximum of 15 awards may be presented annually.


PRESENTATION:
OAGS Award of Appreciation

A Special Thank you... to our long-serving OAGS board member, OAGS Past President and OMA Vice Section Chair Dr. Alice Wei of UHN - Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON. She will be completing her term on the board of directors in December and then she will be off to embark on a new career position at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City in the new year. Her insight and voice on the board was greatly appreciated and will be missed. Congratulations!!


PRESENTATION:
OAGS Award of Appreciation

A Special Thank you... to our former OAGS Resident Representative Dr. Patrick Murphy of the General Surgery program, Western University, London, ON. He just completed a 3-year term with us in May of this year (2015-2018). His eagerness to be involved and insight into Resident Matters that he brought to our board was greatly appreciated!

Annual Meeting Prize Draws
Saturday, November 3, 2018

PRIZE DRAW PASSPORT:
NOTE: All draw prizes at this year’s 24th OAGS Annual Meeting are courtesy of the OAGS. To be eligible to win one of the prizes below, you MUST be present at the time of the draws. Draws will occur before lunch and during the Business Meeting. Thank you.

  1. FREE OAGS Membership 2019
    Courtesy of the OAGS, someone’s name could be drawn for a FREE OAGS membership for the next fiscal year
    (Jan.1 - Dec.31, 2019). OAGS membership benefits are as follows:
    •Free admission to the OAGS Annual Meeting next year (2019) (evening banquet is additional)
    •Voting privileges on OAGS related items (Active Category only)
    •Free subscription to the bi-annual newsletter, The Cutting Edge
    •Free placement of “Job Listing” text ads (newsletter & website)
    •Tax deductible receipt for membership dues
    •Receipt of OAGS monthly and special email notices

  2. Bose® SoundLink® Micro Bluetooth® speaker
    Miniature in size, it stands less than 4" tall yet has a crisp, room-filling audio. And, it's waterproof. Perfect for the OR.

  3. Amazon Echo Spot
    Echo Spot is hands-free, voice-activated and fits anywhere in your house. It connects to Alexa, a cloud-based voice service, to play music, read the news, answer questions. It controls smart home, and more.

 

 

2018 OAGS Annual Meeting Evaluations

Overall Meeting Evaluation: TBA

Guest Speaker Evaluations: TBA

2018 Application for OAGS Membership and/or Annual Meeting Pre-Registration

HAVE YOU RSVP'd YET?

Membership Form: Complete the form below, click "Submit", and then proceed to Payment.
If you cannot see the form below, click here.


Fill out my online form.

*Note:
Once this form is submitted, you can proceed to the Payment Page.

Annual Meeting Details: www.oags.org/agm.html

 

ALSO there will be an additional $50 service fee for anyone wanting to pay on the day of the event, so all attendees are encouraged to pay well in advance or online in order to avoid the service fee.

Payment

Proceed to payment.
(NOTE: If you're uncertain whether you've paid yet, please call the office first: 705-745-5621 / 1-877-717-7765))

NOTE: EVERYONE MUST RSVP/REGISTER IF THEY WANT TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL MEETING - regardless of membership status. Be sure to register on the previous "Register" panel before proceeding any further.

Reminder: There will be an additional $50 service fee for anyone wanting to pay on the day of the event, so all attendees are encouraged to pay well in advance or online in order to avoid the service fee. Tax receipts will not be mailed out until the fiscal year-end.

 

 

 

OAGS Election: Board of Directors

This is a staggered election in which only half of the 14-person board stands for re-election every second year and the rest stand every other year. It will occur during the 24th OAGS Annual Meeting.

Election Date: Saturday, November 3

Nomination Deadline: Friday, October 19 (2 wks prior)

Election Location: Hiton Toronto Hotel, 145 Richmond St. W. (during 24th OAGS Annual Meeting - Business Portion)

Nomination Form: Click here

Nomination Requirements:

  • Actively practising General Surgery in Ontario
  • Current OAGS Active Member
  • 2 confirmed supporting nominees who are also current OAGS Active Members
  • Have an interest in professional and healthcare policy

More Details: election

Additional Non-Accredited Symposia

The following symposia are complimentary to those attending the 24th OAGS Annual Meeting, however there is limited space for the first 25 people who register for each talk. Please note that these symposia ARE NOT CPD-ACCREDITED.

Friday, Nov. 2 @ 7:00pm

Saturday, Nov.3 @ 7:45am

PRESENTS:
Terry Marek,
CFP, BEd - Sr. Financial Mgmt Advisor
Paul Donato, Sr. Wealth Management Advisor
Marhello Holditch, HonBMath, CFA
  

Bio's and Details: here

Dinner Topics: (~10min each)
-Terry Marek: "Asset Transfer Strategy - Discussion on Estate and Tax Planning for Professionals and Corporations"


-Paul Donato: "Aging Bull - Protecting your Capital in the Aging Markets"

- Marchello Holditch: "Predictable Outcomes in an Unpredictable World"

Time:
Friday, November 2,
7:00pm-~9:00pm (bqt, talks, Q&A)

Location:
Hilton Toronto Hotel, Osgoode Room, 3rd Floor
, 145 Richmond St. W., Toronto, ON

Deadline to RSVP/Register: Oct.26

How To RSVP/Register: click here

Menu & More Details: click here

NOTE: This is complimentary, courtesy of Assante Wealth Management Ltd. This talk is non-accredited. Dinner will be provided.

PRESENTS:
Dr. Alan Barkun

MD,CM,FRCP(C), FACP, FACG, AGAF, MSc

Professor, Dept of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
McGill University Health Centre & McGill University
Senior Scientist, RI-MUHC, Montreal General Hospital
More bio details

Breakfast Topic:
"Colorectal Cancer Screening Protocols
"

Time:
Saturday, November 3,
7:45am-8:30am

Location:
Hilton Toronto Hotel, Toronto Ballroom 1&2, Conventions Level
, 145 Richmond St. W., Toronto, ON

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand the biological rationale for colorectal cancer screening
2. Familiarize themselves with the target population
3. Summarize the different recommendations relating to colorectal cancer screening intervals

Deadline to RSVP/Register: Oct.26

How To RSVP/Register: click here

More Details: click here

NOTE: This is complimentary, courtesy of Ferring Pharmaceuticals. The talk is non-accredited. Breakfast buffet will be available in the Toronto Ballroom foyer near the exhibits as early as 7:15am.