The 2014 Canadian Surgery Forum (CSF 2014), September 17–21, at the Vancouver Convention Centre and Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, BC, will offer a broad range of scientific and educational sessions through interactive symposia, panel discussions, postgraduate courses, debates, plenary sessions, and "breakfast with the professor" roundtables. The forum, which provides extensive networking opportunities, is the largest surgical meeting in Canada. August 25 is the registration deadline for [www.canadiansurgeryforum.com] a discounted fee. Access the preliminary program at http://media.wix.com/ugd/990a75_79bacd50afd240ef8cf35c1abddb852f.pdf and download the meeting App at http://admin.myeventapps.com/cansurgery/downloads.
Major participating societies of the forum include the Canadian Association of General Surgeons, the Canadian Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the Canadian Society of Surgical Oncology, and the Canadian Association of Thoracic Surgery. The American College of Surgeons is one of the forum’s participating societies. Other participants include the British Columbia Surgical Society, the Canadian Association of University Surgeons, the Canadian Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, the Canadian Undergraduate Surgical Education Committee, the James IV Association of Surgeons, and the Trauma Association of Canada.
A theme of the event will be Healthy Docs Are Happy Docs: Promoting Health, Wellness, and Career Longevity for Today’s Surgical Professionals. Participants may book their flight online on the CSF 2014 official airline, Air Canada, at www.aircanada.com, using the code JMHG7UN1, to receive a 20 percent fare discount. Reserve a hotel room on the CSF website at www.candiansurgeryforum.com by August 25 to receive a group rate, or call the hotel at 604-691-1820.