It is with great pleasure that we invite you on behalf of the Executive of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada and the AGM Program Planning Committee to attend the 37th Annual General Meeting in Vancouver, BC June 16-18, 2016.
Scientific Program: The entire fee will be refunded if a written notice of cancellation is received on or before Tuesday, May 31st. No refunds will be granted after that date. A $50 administration fee will apply.
Social Program: The entire fee will be refunded if a written notice of cancellation is received on or before Tuesday, May 31st. No refund will be granted after that date. A $25 administration fee will apply per event.
The GOC registration fee includes admission to the scientific program, three symposia, tumour board, breakfast with experts, exhibits, conference materials, two breakfasts, one lunch, and three themed coffee breaks.
Every participant must register on-line; speakers, abstract presenters and sponsors alike.
Registration for this event is closed.
Accomodations & Travel
Enjoy a “vibrant urban energy and relaxing resort experience” at The Westin Bayshore. This downtown Vancouver hotel provides easy access to all of the best things to do in Vancouver.
New this year
To help keep rooms available, The Westin Bayshore will be processing a non-refundable deposit equal to one night’s stay and tax for the room(s) reserved with our event code; if multiple rooms are reserved, each room will require a deposit. This deposit will be charged by the hotel to the credit card on file six weeks prior to the conference date, which in this case is Friday, April 29, 2016.
For reservations made after April 29, 2016, the same non-refundable deposit will be processed at the time when the reservation is made.
Save 10% on Flex fares or higher when booking online.
NOTES: Discounted rates are available for online booking and are available for travel between June 6, 2016 and June 24, 2016. Only bookings made to the designated convention city are eligible for discount. No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S.
Save 10% on all fare products – Econo, Flex, and Plus when booking online.
NOTES: Both the promo code and coupon code must be entered at the time of booking. The discount applies to WestJet flights into and out of Vancouver between June 6, 2016 and June 24, 2016. Booking agents are available to assist with questions or concerns Monday to Friday from 07:00 to 17:30 (MST) at 1-888-493-7853.
Emerald Club is recognized at National and Enterprise locations.
Taxis are available at taxi stands located on Level 2 of the domestic and international arrivals area. Zone fares only apply from Vancouver International Airport to the specified zones. Metered rates apply on return trips to YVR and areas outside of the zones.
Rates are subject to change without notice.
Socially….. on Thursday, June 16, 2016
BBQ and Bike Ride to Second Beach in Majestic Stanley Park
A visit to Vancouver is not complete without a bicycle ride through Stanley Park … and your GOC planning committee has organized just the thing for you and your family.
Bicycle rentals (including helmets!) have been arranged; all you have to do is show up, climb on, and pedal away. Stanley Park has 8.8 kms of bicycle paths to explore … but when you are ready for a break, BBQs will be fired up at Second Beach (Ceperley Site) for al fresco dining right on the beach. If bicycling is not your cup of tea, walking to the BBQ from the Westin Bayshore couldn’t be easier. It will take you about 20 minutes strolling along the seawall to reach Second Beach, just long enough to work up an appetite. The event gets underway at 1600, and dinner will be served at 1800. Registration is required, as are your friends and family! Come join us for an evening with colleagues and their families – swimming, games for young and old, and unforgettable cityscapes at twilight.
BBQ dinner cost:
Ages 13+: $40
Ages 5-12: $25
Ages 0-4: complimentary
Bicycle rental: $11.50 and includes helmet.
5% GST will be added to dinner and rental costs
…and on Friday, June 17, 2016
Up, Up, and Away: GOC Gala Dinner on Grouse Mountain
THE DINNER IS SOLD OUT. PLEASE EMAIL HSOUBLIERE@G-O-C..ORG IF YOU WISH TO HAVE YOUR NAME ON A DINNER CANCELLATION LIST.
Located just 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Grouse Mountain is Vancouver’s number one four-season attraction, and will be the location for this year’s annual dinner, Friday June 17.
If the conference has kept you busy indoors, this will be the perfect opportunity to see British Columbia’s pristine wilderness. GOC has arranged for transportation to Grouse Mountain, followed by the Skyride, enjoying breathtaking panoramic views of the city, sea and surrounding mountains as we climb to the summit altitude of 1250 meters.
Our dining experience will surely rival the location for impressiveness. Grouse Mountain dining is certified by the Green Table Network, which puts sustainability on the menu through innovative solutions that measurably reduce the impact on the environment, as well as Ocean Wise, a conservation program created to support sustainable seafood.
Competing with the view for your attention will be the awarding of the GOC Presidential Medal Award to Dr. Laurie Elit who will be recognized for her meritorious contributions to gynecologic oncology. As well, the program will include scientific program awards, awards for best oral presentation, best poster and people’s choice awards.
Dinner on Grouse Mountain, get away from it all and get together with friends and colleagues for a truly memorable affair.
Children 5-12: $35
Children 0-4: complimentary
5% GST is applicable to the cost. Cost includes transportation to and from the dinner.
Our 37th AGM sponsors
We would like to acknowledge the following companies for their support of our 37th Annual General Meeting in the form of sponsorship or educational grants
DIAMOND: Astra Zeneca GOLD: Hoffmann-La Roche, Merck Canada SILVER: Minogue Medical Inc.
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.