Featuring interactive lectures, case presentations and smaller workshops

We are excited to announce that the 2023 conference dates are confirmed!

We look forward to seeing you at the Marriott Downtown at the Toronto Eaton Center April 20 – 22, 2023.

2023 Hot Topics Include:

  • Acute Care surgery in the challenging patient
  • When the hernia repair goes wrong
  • Tricks to manage tricky bleeding
  • Neoadjuvant chemotherapy- are we failing our patients
  • Incidentalomas and more

Stay tuned for more program and speaker information as well as possible hands-on workshop opportunities on Wednesday April 19th!

Guest Speakers


Heather Evans MD, MS

Heather Evans, MD, MS joined the Department of Surgery at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine in 2018 as Professor in the division of General and Acute Care Surgery, and Vice Chair of Clinical Research and Applied Informatics. In addition to her practice of trauma surgery and surgical critical care, she also focuses on minimally invasive general surgery including laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair.

Prior to joining MUSC, Dr. Evans served the University of Washington (UW) as Associate Professor of Surgery where she led a multidisciplinary research team with investigators in Biomedical Health Informatics and the School of Nursing, leveraging mobile health (mHealth) solutions to improve the early diagnosis and treatment of surgical site infections https://www.mpowercare.org/. She is currently co-principal investigator on a CDC-funded health technology assessment of the current use of mHealth and patient generated health data to detect and monitor post-operative wound infections https://assisthta.wixsite.com/project.

Dr. Evans earned her medical degree from the University of Rochester and completed her general surgery residency at the University of Virginia. She attended UW to finish her training in surgical critical care and trauma at Harborview Medical Center where she joined the faculty in 2008. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is board certified in general surgery, with additional qualifications in surgical critical care. She is also a fellow of the American Association of the Surgery of Trauma and chairs the program committee as Recorder for the Surgical Infection Society.


Kyle Staller MD, MPH

Kyle Staller, MD, MPH is a gastroenterologist and the director of the Gastrointestinal Motility Laboratory at Mass General. He is also an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a member of the Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit. Dr. Staller specializes in disorders of gastrointestinal motility and disorders of brain-gut interaction.

Dr. Staller received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and trained at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) for residency and gastroenterology (GI) fellowship. He also completed formal training in epidemiology culminating in a Masters of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and subspecialty training in neurogastroenterology and motility at MGH before joining the faculty.

Dr. Staller’s research interests include clinical and epidemiologic research in neurogastroenterology and motility with particular interest in chronic constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, eating disorders, and women’s health in functional GI diseases. His research has been published in medical journals across the spectrum of GI, and he also serves as a medical liaison to the media with appearances in national news outlets as well as health and wellness magazines.