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GOC’s 16th Annual CPD Meeting

It is with great pleasure that we invite you on behalf of the Executive of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada and the CPD Program Planning Committee to attend the 16th Annual Continuing Professional Development meeting in Toronto, Ontario April 29-30, 2016 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. We have an outstanding array of Canadian and international speakers who will be presenting on a variety of exciting topics including:

  • Endometrial Cancer: From Diagnosis to Treatment
  • Challenging Topics We Face in Clinic
  • HPV-Related Diseases After HPV Vaccination
  • Management of Low Grade Ovarian Cancer
  • Palliative Care in Gynecologic Oncology
  • Prepping for PARP Inhibitors
  • Nursing Symposium Intro to BRCA and Nursing Management of Side Effects related to PARP Therapy

We've also expanded our program to include a course for fellows and attendings on Untangling the genome: Improving our Understanding of Genomics in Gyn Cancers

Sign-up now for this year's outstanding program!

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Date Posted April 28, 2016
  • Event Date

    April 28, 2016 - April 30, 2016

  • Event Time

    All Day

  • Event Location

    Sheraton Toronto Centre Hotel
    123 Queen Street, W., Toronto, Ontario

  • Event Contact

    Host: The Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada
    Contact E-Mail: hsoubliere@g-o-c.org
    Url: www.g-o-c.org

Register now!
  • Program

    Program objectives

      1. To describe the pathology challenges that exist with the diagnosis of endometrial cancer
      2. To discuss the role of surgery as it pertains to endometrial cancer management, in particular the role of sentinel lymph node evaluation
      3. To describe the indications for radiotherapy as adjuvant therapy in both low grade and high grade endometrial cancer
      4. To discuss the role of chemotherapy as adjuvant treatment for all stages of endometrial cancer
      5. To summarize the pharmacokinetics, indications/contraindications, safety/toxicity, and practical prescribing guidelines of medical marijuana
      6. To describe the medico-legal aspects surrounding physician assisted suicide
      7. To discuss the burden of HPV-related disease after HPV vaccination
      8. To review the management of low grade ovarian cancer, including chemotherapy, surgery, heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), and new targeted agents
      9. To describe updates in the management of malignant ovarian germ cell tumours
      10. To summarize the practical aspects of prescribing PARP inhibitors
      11. To describe the importance of the nursing role in education around BRCA testing for ovarian cancer patients and their family members
      12. To review the nursing role in side effect management of common toxicities for patients receiving emerging Parp inhibitors
      13. To improve our understanding of genomics in gynecological cancers

    Timetable

    Friday, April 29, 2016
    Sheraton Toronto Centre Hotel, Civic Ballroom
    Speaker
    750-800
    Welcome and announcements
    Paul Hoskins, MD
    SESSION I ~ ENDOMETRIAL CANCER: FROM DIAGNOSIS TO TREATMENT
    800-845
    Subclassification of endometrial carcinomas
    Martin Koebel, MD
    845-930
    Sentinel node mapping in endometrial cancer
    Nadeem Abu Rustum, MD
    930-1015
    Radiotherapy for endometrial cancer
    Boris Bahoric, MD
    1015-1100
    SPONSOR EXHIBITS AND NETWORKING
    1100-1130
    Systemic treatment of endometrial cancer
    Helen MacKay, MD
    SESSION II ~ CHALLENGES WE FACE IN CLINIC
    1130-1210
    Medical cannabis in cancer care: clearing away the smoke
    Marcia Gillman, MD
    1210-1250
    Medical-legal issues of end of life care
    Steven J. Bellemare, MD
    1250-1340
    City Hall Room LUNCH
    SESSION III ~ CERVICAL CANCER
    1340-1410
    HPV-related disease post vaccination
    James Bentley, MD
    SESSION IV ~ OVARIAN CANCER
    1410-1420
    The evolving role of Ovarian Cancer Canada
    Kelly Grover
    1420-1520
    Management challenges of low-grade serous ovarian/peritoneal cancer
    David M. Gershenson, MD
    1520-1550
    SPONSOR EXHIBITS AND NETWORKING
    1550-1615
    Management of malignant ovarian germ cell tumors and ovarian sex cord-stromal tumors
    David M. Gershenson, MD
    1615-1700
    Prepping for PARP inhibitors: the practical aspects
    Paul Hoskins, MD
    1700
    Final announcements and adjournment
    Paul Hoskins, MD
    GOC SOCIAL EVENT – ARCADIAN LOFT
    1800 Cocktail reception
    1900 Leadership lecture
    2000 Dinner
    Mohamed Fahmy, Canadian journalist, Adjunct Professor, School of Journalism and Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia

    Saturday, April 30, 2016
    Sheraton Toronto Centre Hotel, City Hall Room
    Speaker
    SESSION V ~ THE GYNE ONCOLOGY NURSE ROLE IN BRCA 1/2 TESTING & PARP THERAPY
    815-830
    Registration
    830-850
    Breakfast and introductions
     Joanne Power
    850-915
    The GOC Nursing Professional Practice Committee: an active Community of Practice
     Joanne Power
    915-945
    What is the evolving role of BRCA1/2 in ovarian cancer treatment and how does the nursing role adapt to advances in precision medicine?
     Heidi Thomas
    945-1015
    Coffee and networking
    1015-1125
    Navigating PARP inhibitors: a nurse’s view
     Valerie Bowering
    1125-1130
    Wrap-up and program evaluations

    Saturday, April 30, 2016
    Eaton Chelsea
    900-1500 ~ CCTG Gynecological Disease Site Committee Meeting
    Saturday, April 30, 2016
    Sheraton Toronto Centre Hotel, City Hall Room
    Speaker
    SESSION VI ~ GOC COURSE ~ UNTANGLING THE GENOME: IMPROVING OUR UNDERSTANDING OF GENOMIC IN GYN CANCERS
    1530-1730
    The biology of cancer course: Introduction Gabe DiMattia, PhD
    The R and R of DNA: The superstructure of DNA and associated proteins, Mechanisms of DNA Replication and Repair. Jean-Yves Masson, PhD
    The generation gap: What we can discern about the genome from next generation sequencing Dr. Trevor Pugh
    Finding the mutants in Ninja: mutation significance in the disrupted cancer genome Dr. Mark Carey
    The impact of next generation sequencing on Familial Cancer Diagnosis. Dr. Intan Schrader
  • Registration

    Event fees

     

    Registration Category Reg fee until
    March 28th
    Reg fee as of
    March 29th
    GOC member physicians $250.00 $340.00
    GOC member fellows, nurses, residents, researchers, pharmacists $150.00 $240.00
    Non-member physicians $450.00 $540.00
    Non-member fellows, nurses, residents, researchers, pharmacists $200.00 $290.00
    Retired GOC Members $  75.00 $170.00

     

    How do I register?

    Register on-line. Click on the Register Now button on this page.

     

    Avoid the late payment fee and register by March 28th!

    Cancellation and Refund policy: Fees to attend the CPD conference will be refunded if a written notice of cancellation is received no later than April 11, 2016. An administration fee of $50 will apply. Refunds will not be granted after this date.

    The cost of dinner will be refunded if a written notice of cancellation is received no later than April 22, 2016. An administration fee of $25 will apply. Refunds will not be granted after this date.

    Registration for this event is closed.

  • Accomodations & Travel

    GOC has negotiated conference rates for travel and accommodations.

    Accomodation

    Sheraton Toronto Centre

    123 Queen Street, W.
    Toronto, ON M5H 2M9
    Reservations

    The GOC has reserved a block of rooms at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel at a special conference rate of $170 per night plus applicable taxes and other charges. To benefit from this rate, you will need to make your reservation by March 28, 2016, and identify yourself as being with the Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada – 2016.

    A deposit equal to one night’s stay is required to hold your reservation. A refund of this deposit will be given to cancellations received until 72 hours prior to arrival.

    On-line reservation: Click here to reserve your room online.

    Toll-free Sheraton reservations: 1-888-627-7175

    Direct to hotel: 1-416-361-1000

    Rate information
    Rooms start at $170.00 per night

    Transportation

    Air Canada

    Save 10% with Air Canada on Flex, Latitude and Business Flexible classes.

    Click here to book your flight online and enter the special promotion code FT77ZH91.

    Porter Airlines

    Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 15% discount on all available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from the GOC’s 16th Annual CPD Meeting.

    Click here to book your flight online and enter the special promotion code GOC16.

  • Social event

    CPD Dinner Friday, April 29, 2016

    Featuring our 15th Leadership Lecture Speaker
    Mr. Mohamed Fadel Fahmy

    Fahmy

    On Friday April 29, join us for dinner and for the 15th Leadership Lecture at Arcadian Loft at Arcadian Court. This year’s speaker will be Canadian journalist Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, Adjunct Professor, School of Journalism and Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia.

    Arcadian
    Arcadian Loft offers the perfect blend of modern urban meets vintage Toronto with dramatic architectural backdrops of Old and New City Hall and Queen West through a 200 lineal foot glass wall.

    GOC members: $50 plus GST/HST (includes hors-d’oeuvres, cocktail, dinner + non-alcoholic beverage/wine during dinner)

    GOC retired members and non-members: $110 plus GST/HST (includes hors-d’oeuvres, cocktail, dinner + non-alcoholic beverage/wine during dinner).

    Agenda for the evening:

    18:00 Welcome cocktail
    19:00 15th GOC Canadian Leadership Lecture
    20:00 Dinner
    22:00 Departure

    Attire: Business casual
    Pre-registration is required.

  • Sponsors

    We would like to acknowledge the following companies for their support of our 16th Annual Continuing Professional Development Meeting in the form of sponsorship or educational grants:

    DIAMOND: Astra Zeneca
    PLATINUM: Hoffmann-La Roche
    GOLD: Merck Canada
    SILVER:  Minogue Medical Inc.
    BRONZE: AMGEN

    OTHER SPONSORS: Bayshore Specialty Rx | CannTrust | Novadaq | Tribe Medical Group

Our Partners

The Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada welcomes and values industry partnerships.

GOC acknowledges the ongoing support of these dedicated partners for their commitment to gynecologic oncology in Canada. Thank you.

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