Definitive Surgical Trauma Care (DSTC) Course April 4-6, 2018


Register for the DSTC course here.

We are offering a unique educational opportunity in advanced Trauma Surgery. The DSTC Course®, designed exclusively for Surgeons, is being held from April 4-6, 2018. The International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care (IATSIC), part of the International Society of Surgery, has since 1991 been an international forum for trauma surgery.

The course was developed for qualified surgeons with trauma as an integral (although possibly
infrequent) part of their practice and designed to assist in their decision-making and operative approach relating to serious trauma. DSTC is a response to the lack of written material and teaching on strategic issues of resuscitation, early definitive care, and surgical priorities. It assumes all of the ATLS® principles and builds on them.

The Vancouver DSTC course is sponsored by the Trauma Research and Education Fund (Vancouver) with industry support. Participation is limited to a maximum of 20 registrants only.

– Course Venue: Vancouver General Hospital
– Course Dates: April 4-6, 2018
– Course Fee: $1900.00 CAD
– Accommodation: Holiday Inn – Vancouver Centre

Address: 711 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 3Y2
Tel: 604-707-1939 / 1-877-660-8550
(Request Trauma Services group rate)
Deluxe room – $159 + Taxes

This is a rare opportunity for a small group of Surgeons to work intensively over 2½ days with
highly experienced teaching faculty. I do hope you can join us.


Naisan Garraway CD, MD, FRCSC, FACS
DSTC Course Director

Nasira Lakha, RN, BScN, MHS
Trauma Program Manager, VGH
DSTC Course Coordinator

~ This program is recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of
Canada (RCPSC) as a Traineeship under MOC Section 2 Self-Learning

Find our more information and register for the DSTC course here.

BC Surgical Oncology Network’s Annual Fall Update 2017

October 14, 2017

The BC Cancer Agency’s Surgical Oncology Network invites you to take part in its 2017 Annual Fall Update at the Vancouver Four Seasons Hotel. This year’s event will focus on colorectal cancers. This event is expected to be an Accredited Group Learning Activity eligible for up to 7.5 Section 1 credits as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

This one day conference features topics on surgical techniques, screening, pathology, quality indicators, adjuvant therapy, imaging, radiation and other information regarding colorectal cancers. The event will be chaired by local colorectal specialist Dr. Manoj Raval (Chair SON Colorectal STG/St. Paul’s Hospital) and is a must-attend for surgical oncologists, general surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, residents and other related specialists.

Early-bird registration is $350 for those who register before October 1, and $375 for those who register afterwards. There is a special $75 registration rate for residents. Special accommodation rates are available at the Four Seasons Hotel, 791 W Georgia, Vancouver, tel. 604-689-9333, please mention Surgical Oncology Network Fall Update when you register.

For more information or to register contact Wade Stow at or visit our website.

General Surgeons of BC Job Fair

As part of the Annual Spring Meeting of the BC Surgical Society to be held May 4-6, 2017 the General Surgeons of BC present:

Job Fair to be held on Saturday, May 6, at the Tigh Na Mara Resort, in Parksville. The program outline is as follows:

2:30pm Work Force Summit for General Surgeons – The Future of General Surgery Practice in BC
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Morad Hameed, President, Canadian Association of General Surgeons
3:30pm Job Fair – Residents in 4th and 5th Year, Fellows and Retiring Surgeons have been invited, along with communities from around BC who will be recruiting a new surgeons within the next year or two. Surgeons who are looking to job share, looking for locums, or planning ahead for their department will be present. Display tables will be available for those wishing to use material from their hospital/communities.
4:30pm Refreshments, casual meet and greet.