MEETINGS


23rd OAGS Annual Meeting (2017)


  • Details
  • Hotel /Parking
  • Committee
  • Program
  • Speakers
  • Exhibitors
  • Banquet
  • Prize Draw
  • Evaluation
  • Register
  • Payment

2017 Details

DATE: Saturday, November 11, 2017

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 $25 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 11, 2017 during the 23rd OAGS Annual Meeting. The deadline for nominations will be 2 weeks prior (October 27, 2017). If you are interested in running for election, please complete and submit the nomination form to info@oags.org. For more details, please click here.

Hotel - Accommodation

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

Item OAGS Terms
Standard OAGS Room Rate    $169 (plus tax/fees)
Room Rate Dates Nov.10-13, 2017
Room Rate Deadline Oct.20
Online Reservations Make a reservation now!   
Phone Reservations 1-800-HILTONS
Group Code OAGS17
Hotel Policies details
Check In Time 3pm
Check Out Time 12pm noon
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. Julie Ann Van Koughnett
  • Dr. Chris Vinden
  • Dr. Alice Wei
  • Dr. Najma Ahmed - consulting
  • Dr. Angus Maciver - consulting
(NOTE: The board-at-large also advises the committee.)

2017 Annual Meeting Program

Our 2017 program is still in progress at this time. Please check back in the coming weeks.
(In the meantime, check out last year's 2016 photo gallery and program.)

Topic Speaker
Monitoring in the ICU - Current State of the Art Dr. Joseph DuBose
Small Bowel Obstruction Dr. Joseph DuBose
Colonic Endoscopic Screening & Surveillance in the Above-Average-Risk Patient TBA
The Fragile Patient - Consenting the Elderly/Palliative Surgery TBA
Antimicrobial Stewardship TBA
Debate: Hernia - Shouldice vs. Mesh Repair Drs. Claude Burul and Fred Brenneman
Debate: Breast Surgery - Seed vs. Wire Localization Drs. Nancy Down and Jay Engel
How I Do It: Pilonidal, Toe Nails, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Thermal Burns Drs. Chris Vinden, Henry Chapeskie, Ralph George, Shahriar Shahrokhi
FIT: What is it and what does it mean to General Surgery? Dr. Catherine Dubè
OMA Political Talk (TBA) TBA
Billing Corner Dr. Kevin Lefebvre
Banquet Talk Dr. Joseph DuBose

 

Registration: 7am-9am
Meeting Begins: 9am
Mid-Morning Break: 10:20am
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


Ontario Winery - TBA
Website:

Ontario Brewery - TBA
Website:

 

2017 OAGS Annual Meeting Guest Speakers

Featuring this year's
International Key Note Speaker :


Dr. Joseph DuBose, MD, FACS, FCCM, Lt.Col. USAF
Associate Professor of Surgery
University of California - Davis Health

Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endosvascular Surgery
Clinical Interests: Vascular Injury, Trauma Surgery, Blunt Thoracic Aortic Injury, Aortic Surgery
Sacramento, California, USA.

More biographical details on Dr. DuBose.

2017 Tentative Topics:

Topic Speaker
Monitoring in the ICU - Current State of the Art Dr. Joseph DuBose
Small Bowel Obstruction Dr. Joseph DuBose
Colonic Endoscopic Screening & Surveillance in the Above-Average-Risk Patient TBA
FIT: What is it and what does it mean to General Surgery? Dr. Catherine Dubè
The Fragile Patient - Consenting the Elderly/Palliative Surgery TBA
Antimicrobial Stewardship TBA
Debate: Hernia - Shouldice vs. Mesh Repair

Shouldice: Dr. Claude Burul;
Mesh Repair: Dr. Fred Brenneman

Debate: Breast Surgery - Seed vs. Wire Localization Seed: Dr. Nancy Down; Wire: Dr. Jay Engel
How I Do It: Pilonidal, Toe Nails, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Thermal Burns Pilonidal: Dr. Chris Vinden/ Toe Nails: Dr. Henry Chapeskie/ Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Dr. Ralph George/ Thermal Burns: Dr. Shahriar Shahrokhi
OMA Political Talk TBA TBA
Billing Corner Dr. Kevin Lefebvre
Banquet Talk Dr. Joseph DuBose

Companies interested in exhibiting at our event this fall should download the Exhibitor Package
and proceed to our Exhibitor Page. Gold and Silver exhibit levels are still available.


2017 OAGS Annual Meeting Exhibitors:


PLATINUM EXHIBITOR


(Limited to 1 Sponsor)


GOLD EXHIBITORS

(Limited to 2 Sponsors)


SILVER EXHIBITORS

                   

                        


              



PHYSICIAN RECRUITERS


OTHER EXHIBITORS


CPD/CME SUPPORTERS

MD Financial Management


Winery & Brewery

TBA

 

2017 OAGS Annual Meeting Social Hour & Banquet

SOCIAL HOUR / WINE & BREW RECEPTION
Winery: TBA (see below, website)
Brewery: TBA (see below, website)
Start Time: 6pm
Location: Toronto Ballroom III, Hilton Hotel (lower level)
Duration: 1 hour

EVENING BANQUET (separate RSVP ONLY - Deadline Oct.30) - $75/person
Start Time: 7pm
Location: Toronto Ballroom III, Hilton Hotel (lower level)
Duration: 2-3 hours
(Wine Pairing courtesy of TBA)

PRESENTATION: "TBA" - Speaker Dr. TBA

TENTATIVE MENU
SOUP
Truffle mushroom velouté, crème fraiche, chives

SALAD
Norfolk County greens with roasted pears, pumpkin seeds, goat cheddar cheese, rosewood estates honey vinaigrette

MAIN ENTRÉE
Boneless braised beef ribs, roasted garlic mash, French beans

DESSERT
New York cheesecake with espresso crème anglaise

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 October 31. No changes can be made after the order has been submitted to catering.


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

TBA: xxx

Website:
Beer Rep: TBA


TBA: xxxx

Website:
Wine Rep:
xxx

Bio

 


2017 OAGS Annual Meeting Prize Draw

OAGS PRIZE DRAW: Saturday, November 11, 2017
PRIZE DRAW PASSPORT:

NOTE: All draw prizes at this year’s 23rd 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. Thank you.

  1. FREE OAGS Membership 2018
    Courtesy of the OAGS, someone’s name could be drawn for a FREE OAGS membership for the next fiscal year
    (Jan.1 - Dec.31, 2018). OAGS membership benefits are as follows:
    •Free admission to the OAGS Annual Meeting next year (2018) (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. TBA
    xxx

  3. TBA
    xxx

 

2017 OAGS Annual Meeting Evaluations

Overall Meeting Evaluation: TBA

Guest Speaker Evaluations: TBA

2017 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.


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

 

ALSO there will be an additional $25 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: 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 $25 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.