Member Invitation:
Virtual 26th OAGS Annual Meeting
Saturday, Nov.14, 2020

& Annual Business Meeting for General Surgery Members


The Ontario Association of General Surgeons (OAGS) would like to take this opportunity to invite you to register for our VIRTUAL 26th OAGS Annual Meeting and Annual Business Meeting for General Surgery Members later this fall.

During this time of uncertainty, the OAGS Board felt it was necessary to ensure the health and safety of our members, speakers and sponsors.  As such, this year's meeting will be a condensed online meeting slated for Saturday, November 14, 2020.

November 2020
Register Soon! 
Current OAGS Members are FREE
We have another engaging program and roster of speakers for you this year, and we are also excited to be creating a very collegial social atmosphere that our event is known for. We will be using the virtual event platform Pheedloop with an incredible networking component whereby you can publicly or privately text/video chat with your colleagues, speakers or exhibitors either via one-to-one or small group interactions. We'll also have a virtual exhibit hall where you can browse the booths of our industry partners and learn more about the latest technological innovations which support the practice of general surgery.

Academic sessions will occur in the morning, followed by our annual business meeting for members around noon.  Our afternoon will be dedicated to two aspects: 1) the Annual Resident Symposium Panel with a discussion on how to prepare for interviews, negotiate a contract and more, and 2) intimate break out sessions with experts reviewing your difficult cases.  See below for details on how to submit a case for group virtual discussion!  Thank you in advance for your support.

We're really looking forward to this program and how it will be facilitated virtually.  We hope you'll join us!

Dr. Tim Jackson, OAGS President
Dr. Jennifer Macmillan, OAGS MedEd and Program Committee Chair
Dr. Chris Vinden, OMA Section Chair on General Surgery
Welcome Message and Virtual Demonstration Videos
Program & Registration
We're also working on smaller afternoon breakout sessions lead by experts in their sub-specialties.  As such, WE WANT YOU to submit your latest challenging cases in the following areas, complete with images/video, and we will facilitate a robust discussion in a more informal and intimate open forum with your peers (capacity limit of 25 each):
  • Decision-making in Acute Care Surgery (Dr. A.Igric - lead)
  • Thoracic Problems for the General Surgeon (Dr. S. Uddin - lead)
  • Post-operative complications...What I did...What could I do the next time? (Dr. W.Davies - lead)
  • Post bariatric complications in the community hospital (Dr. A.Smith - lead)
Note:  Submissions can be anonymous
Submit your Case
Afternoon Resident Symposium
Attn. Residents and Fellows
We've got an impressive panel of speakers and topics coming your way in the afternoon mediated by our own Resident Representative Dr. Fahima Dossa.  We'll be joined by Amy King of MDFM along with Drs. Sami Chadi, Caitlin Champion, Tyler Chesney.
GREAT OFFER!!  30% Dues Discount
Due to the financial impact of COVID-19, the OAGS has discounted annual dues fees by 30% for this current 2020 fiscal year only.  Anyone who has already paid will be credited the equivalent amount in the 2021 fiscal year. 
-  FREE Meeting Admission for Members -
Instructions for Members on How To Register


If you've already paid your dues for the current 2020 fiscal year, your admission to this annual meeting is FREE, but you will still have to register for a ticket.  Current/paid members will have or soon will have received an email with the "PRIVATE ACCESS CODE"
1) Click on the "Program & Registration" button above.
2) On the new annual meeting website, click the "Registration" tab.
3) Complete the form and advance to the next page.
4) Click on the appropriate "Current OAGS Member" ticket.  When the pop up box appears, enter your "Private Access Code" that you received in a separate email from the OAGS.
5) It should accept it as a free ticket, scroll down and click "Checkout/Submit".
6) You will then receive 2 emails: a receipt for zero dollars and in a second email you will receive your personalized login details and link to the Pheedloop platform.  Keep this email containing your username and passcode safe. Do not share it.
7) Feel free to login and explore the platform any time leading up to, during and after the event.  This is where the presentations ("Sessions") will be on the day of the event and we hope to post the recordings here afterward as well. 

If you HAVE NOT received the member Private Access Code, you may not have renewed your dues for the current fiscal yet.  If this is the case, continue to click on the "Program & Registration" button above, and you can still register for the meeting and pay your dues all at once.  

DISCOUNT:  Annual membership fees for 2020 have been discounted by 30% due to the COVID19 financial impact.  Those who have already paid will receive an equivalent credit for 2021.
Program & Registration
Lori Quilty, Executive Assistant  /   / 705-745-5621
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