24th OAGS Annual Meeting (2018)

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

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 $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 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 is Oct.12, so book soon!!


OAGS Terms

Discounted OAGS Room Rate   

$179 (plus tax/fees)

Room Rate Dates Nov.2-4, 2018
Room Rate Deadline/Cut-off October 12, 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)


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: 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" ( ... 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 ( ... 4+ blocks northwest of the Hilton (check GreenP for other nearby surface lots)
* Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (underground): $22 (
* Other: Green P - website; - 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. Chris Vinden
  • Dr. Alice Wei
  • Dr. Najma Ahmed - consulting
  • Dr. Angus Maciver - consulting
(NOTE: The board-at-large also advises the committee.)

2018 Annual Meeting Program

2018 PROGRAM coming soon.
International Keynote Speaker is TBA

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

Tentative Topics Speaker
Ventral Hernia TBA
Anticoagulation TBA
Community Models of ACS TBA
Pregnant Patient - Elective vs. Emergent TBA
Breast Cancer: Neoadjuvant Therapy TBA
Melanoma: Role of SLNB TBA
Surgical Site Infection TBA
Perioperative Opioid Prescribing TBA
Endoscopy Sedation: Minimum vs. Moderate TBA
C-Difficile: What's New? TBA
Running a Surgical Practice TBA
Billing Corner TBA
Business Meeting (OAGS & Section) TBA
Banquet Talk TBA

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

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

TBA: xxxx

Beer Rep:

TBA: xxx.

Wine Rep:


2018 OAGS Annual Meeting Guest Speakers

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


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:



(Limited to 1 Sponsor; includes symposium)


(Limited to 2 Sponsors; includes symposia)





Winery & Brewery

2017 OAGS Annual Meeting Social Hour & Banquet

SOCIAL HOUR / WINE & BREW RECEPTION -complimentary for attendees
Winery: TBA (see below, )
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.26) - $100/person
Start Time: 7pm
Location: Toronto Ballroom III, Hilton Hotel (lower level)
Duration: 2-3 hours
(Wine Pairing courtesy of TBA)







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...

TBA: xxx.

Beer Rep:


Wine Rep:



2018 OAGS Annual Meeting Prize Draw

OAGS PRIZE DRAW: Saturday, November 3, 2018

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. 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. TBA

  3. TBA


2018 OAGS Annual Meeting Evaluations

Overall Meeting Evaluation: TBA

Guest Speaker Evaluations: TBA

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


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.

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

Annual Meeting Details:


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.


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 $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.