BC Surgical Oncology Network’s Annual Fall Update 2018

The BC Cancer Agency’s Surgeon Network (formerly Surgical Oncology Network or “SON” invites you to take part in its 2018 annual Fall Update at the Vancouver Four Seasons Hotel.

This year’s event will focus on Head & Neck and Endocrine Tumours. This event is expected to be approved as 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 relevant information regarding endocrine and head & neck cancers. The event will be chaired by Dr. Sam Wiseman (Chair, Surgeon Network Endocrine STG) and is a must-attend for surgical oncologists and general surgeons, and is of interest to medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, residents and other related specialists.

Includes breakfast and lunch buffet.

Date: Saturday October 13, 2018
Location: Four Seasons Hotel Downtown Vancouver, BC
Registration link: 

For more information or to register contact SON@bccancer.bc.ca or visit our website: www.bccancer.bc.ca/surgeonnetwork

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.