Click here to register online. VISA, MasterCard as well as cheques will be accepted as payment when registering online. Registrations received after August 25, 2013 will be at the on-site rate.
Click here to download the registration form in PDF.
Click here to download the final program in PDF.
The 2013 CSF mobile app is available at http://csf2013.ca and can be easily downloaded and viewed on your mobile or tablet device (Android, iOS, Blackberry). Once the App loads, it can be easily accessed by ADDING IT TO YOUR HOME SCREEN or browser favourites. The information on the mobile app includes the final program information.
CSF Postgraduate Courses
Don't forget to register early for the postgraduate courses and for the CSF Breakfast with the Professor as space is limited. The postgraduate courses offered this year are:
- Simulated Trauma and Resuscitation Team Training (S.T.A.R.T.T.)
- CAGS Minimally Invasive Surgery Postgraduate Course: Therapeutic endoscopy for general surgeons - Part 1: Lectures, Part 2: Hands-on skills lab
- CAGS Postgraduate Course: Ultrasound for the general surgeon
- CSCRS Postgraduate Course: Part 1 - Colorectal emergencies and ostomies; Part 2 - Surgical management of IBD and unexpected findings
- CAGS Postgraduate Course: General surgery review
- CATS Postgraduate Course: Personalized care of lung cancer
- CSSO Postgraduate Course: The laparoscopic approach to the oncologic patient - The options and the evidence
CSF Presidents' Dinner
We encourage you to purchase tickets for the CSF Presidents' Dinner, including CSRF silent auction. Join the Presidents of the CSF participating societes, special guest lecturers and colleagues at this event to celebrate the closing night of the 2013 Forum. A silent auction at the CSF Presidents' Dinner will help raise funds for the Canadian Surgical Research Fund (CSRF). Guests will be welcomed to a spectacular eco-friendly environment where they will enjoy a cocktail reception, a world-class dinner experience, and, this year for the first time, an inspiring address by a keynote speaker, Dr. Brian Goldman, CBC's host of White Cost, Black Art.
Secure your place at this exclusive evening by ordering your tickets now using the registration form. Space is limited and we expect tickets to sell out well in advance of the Forum. This is the year to purchase additional tickets and bring your residents to the 2013 CSF closing event.
If you wish to make a donation for the silent auction, please complete and return the Silent Auction Item Donation Form by Wednesday, September 4, 2013 to ensure you are listed on the Silent Auction Program. You will receive a tax receipt for the value of your donated item.
FLS Testing is now offered at the 2013 CSF on September 20 & 21, 2013 in Ottawa! FLS will set the standard for laparoscopic surgery. Surgeons are increasingly required to document their competency. FLS offers surgeons the opportunity to assess and document their own knowledge and skills before they are required to.
FLS is a comprehensive web-based education module that includes a hands-on skills training component and assessment tool designed to teach the physiology, fundamental knowledge, and technical skills required in basic laparoscopic surgery. Our goal is to provide surgical residents, fellows and practicing physicians an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery in a consistent, scientifically accepted format; and to test cognitive, surgical decision-making, and technical skills, all with the goal of improving the quality of patient care.
FLS was designed for surgical residents, fellows and practicing physicians to learn and practice laparoscopic skills to have the opportunity to definitely measure and document those skills. The FLS Test measures cognitive knowledge, case/problem management skills and manual dexterity. The FLS program content has been endorsed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and is a joint educational offering of SAGES and ACS. FLS is also CME accredited.
Register for an exam appointment using your voucher today! Individuals can purchase an individual FLS test package through the FLS website at www.flsprogram.org. A Covidien test voucher may be available through your residency program director/coordinator.
To register for a test appointment at CSF, please use the directions provided here:
Please use the following information when scheduling an exam appointment at CSF:
Test Center: CAGS Canadian Surgery Forum (CSF 2013) - "Test Center:" should be on the same line as CAGS Canadian Surgery Forum (CSF 2013)
(please make sure the country selected is Canada when searching for the test center)
For more information regarding the FLS program or FLS testing at CSF, please go to http://www.flsprogram.org/news/fls-testing-is-now-offered-at-the-2013-cags-canadian-surgery-forum-september-20-21-2013-in-ottawa/ or contact Inga Brissman at email@example.com.