29th OAGS Annual Meeting (2023)

  • Details
  • Hotel/Parking
  • Committee
  • Program
  • Speakers
  • Register
  • Exhibitors
  • Payment

2023 Details

DATE: Weekend of November 4-5, 2023

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, Physician Assistants

RSVP: Everyone MUST RSVP/register in advance if they wish to attend the annual meeting - regardless of membership status.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL Deadline June.1: Register and pay well in advance to avoid an additional $100 registration 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.

Board Election:

UPDATE: The next OAGS Board Election is slated for November 4, 2023 during the 29th OAGS Annual Meeting. The deadline for nominations will be 2 weeks prior (October 21, 2023). 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: Hotel Room Group Rate is just $189/standard until Oct.20, so book soon!!


OAGS Terms

Discounted OAGS Room Rate   

$189 (plus tax/fees)

Room Rate Dates Nov.4-5, 2023
Room Rate Deadline/Cut-off October 20, 2023

Hotel Reservations

Make a reservation online now!   

Phone Reservations 1-800-HILTONS
Group Code OAGS2023
Hotel Policies details
Check In Time 3pm
Check Out Time 12pm noon
Bldg Parking Clearance 6' 4" (scroll down for more details/options)


Hilton Toronto Downtown Hotel
145 Richmond St. W., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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 Toronto downtown Underground Parking: clearance 6'4"

Self Park  (no in/out privileges)
- Weekend/holiday day (7am to 6pm) - $10.00
- Weekend/holiday evening (6pm to 7am) - $10.00
- M-F Evenings (6pm to 7am) - $10.00
- M-F day (7am to 6pm) - $32.00 max
- Lost Ticket - $71
- $45.00 - flat rate for 24 hours (includes in/out privileges)
- $35.00 - flat rate for 24 hours (NO in/out privileges)

* Green P (City Hall/Nathan Phillips - underground): clearance 6'4" ( ... just 1.5 blocks north of the Hilton
* Green P (Adelaide/Spadina - street level): street level lot - no height restrictions ( ... 5+ blocks west of the Hilton (check GreenP for other nearby surface lots)
* Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (underground): $25 (
* Other: Green P - website; - website


OAGS Annual Meeting Committee

  • Dr. Jennifer Macmillan (Chair)
  • Dr. Scott Rieder (Co-Chair)
  • Dr. Luke Bui
  • Dr. Peter Dauphinee
  • Dr. Matthew Holmes
  • Dr. Tim Jackson
  • Dr. Kevin Lefebvre
  • Dr. Andrew Smith
  • Dr. Julie Ann Van Koughnett
(NOTE: The board-at-large also advises the committee.)

2022 Annual Meeting Program

Coming Soon!

Registration: 7:30am-9am
Meeting Begins: 9am
Mid-Morning Break: 10:30am (25min)
Lunch: 12:15pm
Mid-Afternoon Break: 3:10pm (25min)
Business Meeting: 5:00pm
Social Hour Reception: 6:00pm
Banquet: 7:00pm
Banquet Presentation: ~8:30pm
Wine/Brew Draw: 9:00pm
Meeting Ends: 9:20pm


2022 OAGS Annual Meeting Guest Speakers (Plenary)

Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

2023 OAGS Annual Meeting Registration: (Part 1of2)

Early Bird Special Deadline : June 1



2023 OAGS Annual Meeting Exhibitors

Interested in exhibiting with us this fall?

Prospectus:  download

More details coming soon!

Payment: (PART II of II)

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 - regardless of membership status.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL June 1: Register and pay well in advance to avoid an additional $100 registration service fee.

Tax receipts will not be mailed out until the fiscal year-end.

Annual Dues & Meeting Admission Rates


Early Bird Rate

Rate After June 1

OAGS Member - Active Surgeon (ON)

$395 (includes membership)


OAGS Member - Inactive General Surgeon (ON)

$200 (includes membership


OAGS Member - Resident/Fellow (ON)

$50 (includes membership


Non-Member Surgeon/Out-of-Province/Industry



Non-Member -Physician Assistant



Non-Member -Resident/Fellow



Saturday Evening Banquet Fee/person
Members and Non-Members



NOTE: To be an OAGS member, you must be currently practising/living/training within Ontario and hold a RCPSC license or equivalent.  See full membership requirements/benefits here.