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

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OAGS Terms

Standard OAGS Room Rate   

$169 (plus tax/fees)

Room Rate Dates Nov.10-13, 2017
Room Rate Deadline Oct.20

Hotel Reservations

Make a reservation online now!   

Phone Reservations 1-800-HILTONS
Group Code OAGS17
Hotel Policies details
Check In Time 3pm
Check Out Time 12pm noon
Bldg 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.)

Morning Chair: OAGS President Dr. Alice Wei
Afternoon Chair: Section Chair Dr. Chris Vinden

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 Dr. Catherine Dubè
The Fragile Patient - Consenting the Elderly/Palliative Surgery TBA
Antimicrobial Stewardship Dr. Neil Rau
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 Update: Negotiations, Relativity, OMA Member Relations, Incorporation and Public Disclosure of Physician Income Dr. Shawn Whatley
Billing Corner Dr. Kevin Lefebvre
Business Meeting (OAGS & Section) Dr. Harshad Telang
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


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

Silversmith Brewing Company: Silversmith Brewing Company is the home of the multi award-winning Black Lager brewed in Ontario's first destination brewery. In 2011, Silversmith was born out of a growing need for great beer in the Niagara region. Silversmith’s brewery and beer hall is housed in a small, ivy-covered church that dates back to the 1890s—bursting with rustic charm. It’s not just the unique character of the space and the delicious brews that keeps their fans coming back, but also their passionate and knowledgeable staff who are itching to guide you through an incredible beer experience like none other. Silversmith proudly redefines not only the craft beer industry but also tourism in Niagara.

Website: http://www.silversmithbrewing.com
Beer Rep: TBA


Vineland Estates Winery: Open all year, Vineland Estates Winery is not only the home of fine wine and cuisine, but an unmatched touring facility and wine country destination. At this picturesque venue, extensive vineyards on the bench of the Niagara Escarpment provide the stunning backdrop to a unique cluster of carefully restored historic buildings. Our landmark stone tower stands proudly over a former Mennonite homestead with structures that date back to the 1840s. These include the former farmhouse, now The Restaurant with its panoramic views of the vineyards; the century barn that houses our retail store and wine tasting bar under soaring wood beams; and the charming stone Carriage House, with its intimate surroundings for private events. For over thirty years, Vineland Estates Winery has continually elevated the wine and culinary experience in Niagara. Here, the essence of the Niagara escarpment can be both seen – in the unforgettable landscape of undulating vineyards looking over Lake Ontario – and tasted, in the wines that are a reflection of this unique growing area. The result is a legacy of great Riesling, exceptional dining, and memorable wine adventure. History continues to be made at this landmark wine country property, and we invite you to join us as the tradition of award winning wines, unparalleled hospitality and the finest local cuisine continues.

Website: https://vineland.com/
Wine Rep:
Scott Vader


 

2017 OAGS Annual Meeting Guest Speakers

Featuring this year's
International Key Note Speaker :


Dr. Joseph DuBose, MD, FACS, FCCM, RPVI, Lt.Col. USAF MC
David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, Fairfield, California
Associate Professor of Surgery

University of California - Davis Health, Sacramento, California

Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Clinical Interests: Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Acute Care Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
More biographical details on Dr. DuBose.

2017 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 Dr. Catherine Dubè
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 Dr. Neil Rau
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 Update: Negotiations, Relativity, OMA Member Relations, Incorporation and Public Disclosure of Physician Income Dr. Shawn Whatley
Billing Corner Dr. Kevin Lefebvre
Business Meeting (OAGS & Section) Dr. Harshad Telang
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.
Several Silver exhibit levels are still available as well as 1 Gold symposium level.


2017 OAGS Annual Meeting Exhibitors:


Thank you for your support!


PLATINUM EXHIBITOR


(Limited to 1 Sponsor)


GOLD EXHIBITORS

     Assante Wealth

(Limited to 2 Sponsors)


SILVER EXHIBITORS

                   

                        


                   

                        



PHYSICIAN RECRUITERS

Hopital Notre-Dame Hospital
Sensenbrenner Hospital


OTHER EXHIBITORS

Quality Management Partnership


CPD/CME SUPPORTERS



Winery & Brewery

          

2017 OAGS Annual Meeting Social Hour & Banquet

SOCIAL HOUR / WINE & BREW RECEPTION
Winery: Vineland Estates Winery (see below, website)
Brewery: Silversmith Brewing Company (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 Vineland Estates Winery)

PRESENTATION: "Shared Progress: Military and civilian collaboration in advancing trauma care" - Speaker Dr. Joseph DuBose

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...

Silversmith Brewing Company: Silversmith Brewing Company is the home of the multi award-winning Black Lager brewed in Ontario's first destination brewery. In 2011, Silversmith was born out of a growing need for great beer in the Niagara region. Silversmith’s brewery and beer hall is housed in a small, ivy-covered church that dates back to the 1890s—bursting with rustic charm. It’s not just the unique character of the space and the delicious brews that keeps their fans coming back, but also their passionate and knowledgeable staff who are itching to guide you through an incredible beer experience like none other. Silversmith proudly redefines not only the craft beer industry but also tourism in Niagara.

Website: http://www.silversmithbrewing.com
Beer Rep: TBA


Vineland Estates Winery: Open all year, Vineland Estates Winery is not only the home of fine wine and cuisine, but an unmatched touring facility and wine country destination. At this picturesque venue, extensive vineyards on the bench of the Niagara Escarpment provide the stunning backdrop to a unique cluster of carefully restored historic buildings. Our landmark stone tower stands proudly over a former Mennonite homestead with structures that date back to the 1840s. These include the former farmhouse, now The Restaurant with its panoramic views of the vineyards; the century barn that houses our retail store and wine tasting bar under soaring wood beams; and the charming stone Carriage House, with its intimate surroundings for private events. For over thirty years, Vineland Estates Winery has continually elevated the wine and culinary experience in Niagara. Here, the essence of the Niagara escarpment can be both seen – in the unforgettable landscape of undulating vineyards looking over Lake Ontario – and tasted, in the wines that are a reflection of this unique growing area. The result is a legacy of great Riesling, exceptional dining, and memorable wine adventure. History continues to be made at this landmark wine country property, and we invite you to join us as the tradition of award winning wines, unparalleled hospitality and the finest local cuisine continues.

Website: https://vineland.com/
Wine Rep:
Scott Vader

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. Bose® SoundSport ®Wireless Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones
    "Bluetooth and NFC pairing along with six-hour battery life mean the wires between your headphones and your mobile device are eliminated. You can still take calls and control music functions using an inline remote and mic, but there are no more wires to hold you back. With Bose proprietary StayHear®+ tips, SoundSport headphones deliver high-performance sound and a customized, secure fit that’s comfortable enough to wear all day, and they’re sweat and weather resistant. SoundSport headphones deliver sound that’s as powerful as your workout, no matter what the conditions." (BB) (Android and iOS compatible.) - retail value of $220+tax

  3. Google Home Smart Speaker
    "Hi-tech assistance at your command, Google Home is here to help. Powered by Google Assistant, this voice-activated speaker responds to your voice to deliver the information you need and the music you crave. Simply called upon with "OK, Google", Google Home can even control other smart devices in your home to dim the lights or turn up the heat." (BB) (Android and iOS compatible.) - retail value of $180+tax

 

2017 OAGS Annual Meeting Evaluations

Overall Meeting Evaluation: TBA

Guest Speaker Evaluations: TBA

2017 Application for OAGS Membership and/or Annual Meeting Pre-Registration

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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.