Update in General Surgery Returns for 58th Year

General surgeons are well-equipped to perform an array of procedures due to their role in diagnosing and treating surgical conditions affecting almost any area of the body, including breast, abdomen, head and neck, and the gastrointestinal system.

The ability to treat a broad spectrum of surgical conditions provides general surgeons with a unique skill set that must continuously be updated. During the 2018 Update in General Surgery, general surgeons will be able to upgrade this skill set and reflect on their practice.

Now in its 58th year, Update in General Surgery is Canada’s largest annual surgical meeting. This conference presents an opportunity for the Canadian General Surgery community to come together and stay up-to-date on current advancements.

This 4-day program will consist of 10 sessions on focus areas such as Breast, Open Surgery, Surgical Infections, and Endoscopy. These sessions include several presentations by guest faculty, and participants will have the chance to partake in discussions and share their ideas with faculty and colleagues. Participants will also take part in small group interactive workshops, including optional pre-conference workshops.

Key topics for this year’s conference are:

  • Breast Cancer in young women
  • Open inguinal hernia repair
  • Colonoscopy report cards
  • Nonoperative management of rectal cancer
  • Second careers for surgeons
  • Staying out of trouble in the RUQ

The 58th Annual Program for Practising Surgeons: Update in General Surgery will take place from April 12-14, 2018 at the Hilton Downtown Toronto.

For more information and to register, please visit https://www.cpd.utoronto.ca/generalsurgery/.