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Trauma Surgery and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship  

Hospital/Affiliated University:  Vancouver General Hospital, UBC  

Program Director:  Dr. Morad Hameed
Phone number: 604-875-5292
Email:  morad.hameed@vch.ca
Website address: in progress 

Number of clinical fellows accepted per year: 2  

Date applications are accepted for each academic year:  Contact program 

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Intraabdominal infections eCME
 
This CE program, “Intra-Abdominal Infections with Gram-Negative Bacteria: Recommendations for Antimicrobial Therapy” will review recent trends in gram-negative bacterial resistance with a focus on intra-abdominal infections (IAIs), review the risk factors for patient acquisition of multi drug resistant pathogens, and discuss the importance of appropriate and inappropriate antibiotic therapies and strategies on patient outcomes. The program will be approximately one hour in length, with interactive learning portions in the form of Key Opinion Leader (KOL) videos and interactive learning questions throughout the program. To access this program, please register with an account on eitherwww.mdBriefCase.com or www.AdvancingIn.com

The CanMEDS Physician Health Guide: free tool for download!

 The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada has created the CanMEDS Physician Health Guide to help physicians discover practical strategies for physician health and well-being. Physicians can develop their professional competencies through the diverse range of topics, sample cases and additional references for further reading.

 Royal College members can now download a free copy of the health guide (login required). For non-members, print copies can be ordered from the CanMEDS online store. Also, visit the Royal College website to hear more about how the physician health Guide can assist specialists in Canada.
 
Messsage from the CAGS Oncology Committee
 
The CAGS Oncology Committee would like to introduce you to the new UICC TNM staging system, seventh edition. This latest edition includes new classifications for melanoma of the upper aerodigestive tract, gastro-esophageal carcinomas, gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs), appendiceal carcinoma, neuro-endocrine tumors of the GI tract, merkel cell carcinoma and malignancies out of the adrenal cortex. Major modifications have been made to classifications for tumors of the esophagus, stomach, lung and prostate. The Mx system has been eliminated and replaced with cM0 (clinically, no distant metastases), cM1 (clinically, distant metastases) and cM1 (biopsy proven distant metastases). TNM7 will be an important resource for surgeons, residents and medical students treating the oncology patient. 
 
   
   
   
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