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Dear Colleague,

The continued success of the University of Toronto’s Update in Minimally Invasive Surgery Meeting has been due to a combination of excellent speakers, dedicated participants, and enthusiastic exhibitors.

With this in mind, we welcome you to join us at the 5th Annual Update in Minimally Invasive Surgery Meeting held at the Delta Toronto, 75 Lower Simcoe Toronto, November 20-21, 2015

Not only does it provide a centralized forum for practising general surgeons interested in Minimally Invasive Surgery, it allows for an opportunity to meet face to face.

This year’s state-of-the-art update by leading University of Toronto faculty includes:

  • Hernia repair, including laparoscopic and open component separation technique, “Sport’s hernia”, laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair techniques, and post-herniorrhaphy groin pain
  • Foregut surgery update, including complicated gall bladder surgery, GERD, upper GI bleeds, and new techniques for achalasia
  • Laparoscopic colorectal update, including TAMIS, colectomy state-of-the-art in 2015, and new technologies for haemorrhoidectomy
  • Solid organ surgery: laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy, and splenectomy for the large and small spleen

Back by popular demand: Our Hands on Workshop held at the University of Toronto Surgical Skills Centre on November 21st. The day will incorporate the practical application of this year’s hot topics.

Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Toronto
Head, Division of General Surgery,
University Health Network
Peter A. Crossgrove Chair in General Surgery
Program Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Director, Temerty/Chang Telesimulation Centre

David R. Urbach MD MSc FRCS(C) FACS
Covidien Chair in Minimally Invasive Surgery
Medical Director, Bariatric Surgery Program, University Health Network, Toronto Western Hospital Professor of Surgery & Health Policy,
Management & Evaluation, University of Toronto Head, Division of Support, Systems & Outcomes, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute
Head, Cancer Research Program, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

Sponsorship Levels

Benefit Gold $20,000* Silver $10,000* Bronze $5000*
Logo on sponsor all sponsor signages; category placement Yes Yes Yes
Sponsor Space and Recognition on Conference Floor; category placement 10 x 10 booth display high traffic area 8 x 10 booth display 6ft table,
2 x pull out banners or table top display
Conference Passes 4 3 2
Skills Lab Participation on November 21 at Mount Sinai Skills Lab Yes Yes (limited)
Opportunity to hold own satellite symposium (A/V and catering not included) Yes

* Sponsorship is subject to 13% Harmonized Sales Tax (HST).

Cheques can be made payable to University of Toronto.