February 2016 - OAGS Courtesy E-Update (Residents)

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Courtesy February E-Update:

Attn. General Surgery Residents/Fellows

Usually reserved for OAGS members only, we will be circulating courtesy updates from time to time to non-member General Surgery Residents such as this one....

NOTE:  This year's 22nd OAGS Annual Meeting is tentatively slated for Saturday, November 5, 2016 in Toronto.  More details to come.  

Canadian General Surgery Review

Feb.26:  OAGS invites attendees to visit OAGS booth

Residents/Fellows/Surgeons attending the 3-day weekend Review course (Feb.26-28) in Toronto later this month are welcome to check out our booth on Friday also (1 day only - Feb.26).  The OAGS booth will have the latest job/locum postings as well as some swag to give away.  Looks like a great program!  Best of luck as you prepare for your exams!

OAGS Homepage Poll

Our February Poll is now available on our home page or here.  This month's topic is acute appendicitis: "How do you manage acute appendicitis?"    

January Poll Results - download

Do you have an idea for a poll?  Let us know what you'd like to ask your members:  Poll suggestions

Don't Forget to Follow Us - @OAGS1

Our latest Twitter feed can be found on the home page of our website:, but you can also check  out all our latest tweets/retweets here:
Want us to follow or retweet you?  Be sure to include our Twitter handle (@OAGS1) in your next tweet!

Physician Burnout and Bias

Medscape's Lifestyle Report 2016:  Find out how your specialty compares 

This year's American-based lifestyle report covers two important aspects of a physician's personal life that could affect treatment:  Burnout and Bias.  Over 15,800 physicians responded from over 25 specialties, providing some surprising responses relating to these issues.

1st National Capital General Surgery Symposium

Feb. 20:  CME/CPD-Accredited Program  

The University of Ottawa, Office of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and the Division of General Surgery are proud to present this 1-day course designed to provide general surgeons with relevant and up-to-date information about practical General Surgery topics.
For more details or to register:
NOTE:  Scroll down for more CME-CPD listings or click here: .

Publications of Interest

  • CJS - Surgeon Unemployment: Would practice sharing be a viable solution? - download
  • CJS - CAGS Position Statement:  Recommendations for surgeons with blood borne communicable diseases - download
  • CJS - Recurrence of inguinal hernias repaired in a large hernia surgical specialty hospital and general hospitals in Ontario, Canada - download
Let us know your favourite articles of the month: 

OAGS Membership Drive

2016 Annual Dues (Jan-Dec, 2016)

Our 2016 Membership Drive has begun.  Dues for residents/fellows are just $20/year!!! ...and this includes admission to the popular cme-accredited OAGS Annual Meeting in November (banquet is extra). 
For more details:

OAGS Job Listing - Check our new listings

The following job listings & more details can be found on our site:
* Peterborough Regional Health Centre  - New
* McMaster University - Hamilton Health Sciences
* Winchester District Memorial Hospital 
* GHA Surgical Centre - Hamilton
* Lady Minto Hospital - Cochrane 
* Rose City Endoscopy - Windsor 
* Bluewater Health - Sarnia

* Sensenbrenner Hospital - Kapuskasing 
* The Reimer Clinic, Kitchener  
* Hopital Notre-Dame Hospital, Hearst
* Rapid Access Multi-Specialty Clinic, Mississauga

NOTE: General Surgeons and Residents/Fellows are encouraged to check our page often, as updates are made as they come in.

CME/CPD Listings

Feb. 2-7, 2016 - Cleveland Clinic - Digestive Disease Institute Week - Details
Feb.17-20, 2016 - Asian American Multispecialty Summit VII - Laparoscopy and MIS - Details
Feb.20,2016 - National Capital General Surgery Symposium - Details
Feb.23-26, 2016 - 16th MISS 2016 - Details
Feb.26-28, 2016 - 11th Annual Canadian Surgery Review Program - Details
Mar.4, 2016 - MAGIC5 (Multidisciplinary Annual Gastrointestinal Cancer Update) - Details
Mar.11-12, 2016 - 2016 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Update - Details
Mar.17-18, 2016 - 2016 Cleveland Breast Cancer Summit - Details
Apr.7-9, 2016 - UofT Update in General Surgery - Details
Apr.13-17, 2016 - Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) - Details
Apr.14, 2016 - UofT Toronto Breast Surgery Symposium - Details
Apr.15-16, 2016 - UofT Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Symposium - Details
Apr.17-19, 2016 - MAC Symposium (Masters Approach to Critical Limb Ischemia)
Apr.30-May4, 2016 - 2016 ASCRS Annual Scientific Meeting
May 6-8, 2016 - 2016 Fellows Conference: Advances in Organ Transplantation
May 11-13, 2016 - International Surgical Congress of the ASGBI - Surgery in the Digital Age
May 19, 2016 - Pediatric Woundcare Symposium - Details
May 20-21, 2016 - Ultrasound: From Basics to Bedside Diagnosis and Procedures
June 3-4, 2016 - 2016 Bethune Round Table - Details
June 15-18, 2016 - 24th International Congress of the EAES
June 19-20 - UofT Toronto Thoracic Refresher
July 4-6, 2016 - ACPGBI Annual Meeting
Aug.31-Sep3, 2016 - MIS Week Annual Mtg and Endo Expo
Sep. 8-11 - Canadian Surgery Forum 2016, Toronto - Details
Sep.16-17, 2016 - Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery - Details
Oct.16-20, 2016 - American College of Surgeons 2016 Clinical Congress
Oct. 24-25, 2016 - Canadian Burn Symposium - Details
Nov.12, 2016 (tentative) - 22nd OAGS Annual Meeting - Details

For more links and details on these and other CME/CPD meeting programs, please visit our website: .  Be sure to let us know of any other meetings that we may have missed on our CME page that might benefit your colleagues as well.  We'll post them for free!  

OAGS Annual Meeting

More details coming for next Annual Meeting - November, 2016
2016 Annual Meeting -The date of our 22nd OAGS Annual Meeting for 2016 is still pending, but it will be on a Saturday in November for certain.  More details coming soon. In the meantime, if you have suggestions for 2016 topics/speakers, feel free to let us know here or via email:  

2015 Annual Meeting -
Evaluation Results - - New
Be sure to check out our online photo gallery  for our recent meeting last fall on Nov.7.   The syllabus was available for a limited time and has since been removed.  
REMINDER:  Our recent meeting was CME/CPD accredited.   A Certificate of Attendance was in each registration package.  Those who checked in at the OAGS registration table and whose fees were paid will have their names included on the attendance sheet - a copy of which will be submitted to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada  for their records.  As such, attendees should ensure your fees were paid up before the year-end.
LOST & FOUND:  A pair of glasses were found in the meeting room afterward.  Please contact the OAGS office if you think they may belong to you.  1-877-717-7765

Click on the images above for more details.
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