GOC’s 18th 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 18th Annual Continuing Professional Development meeting in Toronto, Ontario April 26-28, 2018 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. Read more
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We hope to see you in Toronto!
April 26, 2018 - April 28, 2018
Sheraton Toronto Centre Hotel
123 Queen Street, W., Toronto, Ontario
- To describe and interpret new genetic technologies in the assessment of hereditary gynecologic cancers
- To describe the principles of MR-guided interstitial radiotherapy
- To apply the principles of MR-guided interstitial radiotherapy in the treatment of regionally advanced gynecologic cancers
- To critically appraise the results of new radiotherapy trials in the management of endometrial cancer
- To examine the effect of long surgical wait times on cancer outcomes and the gynecologic cancer patient experience
- To summarize the practical aspects of prescribing medical marijuana
- To understand the importance of fear of recurrence in the gynecologic cancer patient experience
- To review the unique side effects of immunotherapy
- To evaluate response to immunotherapy by discussing IR RECIST criteria
- To update evidence on the use of dose dense chemotherapy for ovarian cancer
- To understand the reasoning behind tumour testing for BRCA prior to germline testing
- To describe new systemic therapies and discuss their role in the management of gynecologic cancer treatment
THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018
SHERATON TORONTO CENTRE HOTEL
PRIVATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS/EVENTS (ATTENDANCE REQUESTED BY SEPARATE INVITATIONS) Time Committee/Event Location 8:00-9:00 Fellow exams: examiner breakfast & orientation Churchill Room 9:15-13:00 Fellow exams: examinations Parlours 13:00-15:15 Board of Directors Meeting Churchill Room 15:45-17:15 CG2 Meeting Churchill Room 17:30-19:00 Reception for fellows-in-training and Biology Course participants City Hall Foyer 18:45-22:00 GONPPC Meeting MacKenzie Room 18:30-22:00 VIP Dinner ki Modern Japanese Restaurant THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018
ROOM: CITY HALL
GOC SYMPOSIUM ON MOLECULAR BIOLOGY FOR GYNECOLOGIC CANCERS: UNDERSTANDING THE BASIC SCIENCE OF CANCER USING BIOINFORMATICS Time Title Speaker 15:30-17:30 Understanding bioinformatic basics for cancer research Dr. Greg Gloor Bioinformatic approaches to linking the cancer genome and its function to precision medicine Dr. Adam Shlien Bioinformatics tools for prognostic and predictive biomarker discovery in cancer Dr. Benjamin Haibe-Kains FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018
ROOM: CIVIC BALLROOM
7:55-8:00 Welcome and announcements Dr. Walter Gotlieb (GOC President)
Dr. Susie Lau (Chair, CPD Program Planning Committee)
8:00-8:35 Novel, targeted therapy and immunotherapy in recurrent ovarian cancer Dr. Rob Coleman (Houston) 8:35-9:10 MR-guided interstitial brachytherapy for cervical cancer Dr. Michael Milosevic (Toronto) 9:10-9:45 Radiotherapy in endometrial cancer: new trial results and a look forward into the future Dr. Maroie Barkati (Montreal) 9:45-10:15 Coffee break 10:15-10:50 Doctor – isn’t that too long to wait? Dr. Laurie Elit (Hamilton) 10:50-11:25 Fear of cancer recurrence: what to look for, how to look for it, and what you can do about it Dr. Sophie Lebel (Ottawa) 11:25-12:15 Medical cannabis: a practical approach in prescribing Dr. Michael Verbora (Toronto) 12:15-13:15 Lunch 13:15-13:25 Catalyzing meaningful change Ms. Elisabeth Baugh (Toronto) 13:25-14:00 Dose dense chemotherapy as front-line treatment for ovarian cancer Dr. Stephen Welch (London) 14:00-14:35 New genetic technologies in hereditary cancer Dr. Raymond Kim (Toronto) 14:35-14:45 Tumor-first testing of BRCA mutations in high-grade serous ovarian cancer Dr. Tracy Stockley (Toronto) 14:45-15:15 Break 15:15-15:50 Know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em: know how to evaluate response with immunotherapy Dr. Jose Monzon (Calgary) 15:50-16:25 The new kid on the block: immunotherapy side effects Dr. Teresa Petrella (Toronto) 16:25-17:00 Individualized cancer therapy: the promise of the cancer “Moonshot” Dr. Rob Coleman (Houston) 17:00 Announcements and adjournment Dr. Susie Lau (Montreal) SOCIAL EVENT 18:15-22:15 Dinner at La Maquette
Introducing GOC’s 17th Leadership Lecture with Dr. Nadine Caron
“Perspectives of one Indigenous Canadian physician: Addressing disparities in the era after the TRC”
SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018 8:00-15:30 CCTG Gyne Disease Site Committee meeting Eaton Chelsea Hotel
Registration Category Early bird reg fee
Reg fee as of
GOC member physicians $275.00 $365.00 GOC member fellows $175.00 $265.00 GOC member nurses, residents, researchers, pharmacists $150.00 $240.00 Non-member physicians $475.00 $565.00 Non-member fellows $225.00 $340.00 Non-member nurses, residents, researchers, pharmacists $200.00 $290.00 Retired GOC Members $ 80.00 $170.00
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Early bird registration available until March 19th!
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 9, 2018. 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 17, 2018. An administration fee of $25 will apply. Refunds will not be granted after this date.
Accomodations & Travel
The GOC has reserved a block of rooms at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel at a special conference rate of $189 per night (single occupancy) plus applicable taxes and other charges. To benefit from this rate, you will need to make your reservation by April 9, 2018, and identify yourself as being with the Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada – 2018.
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. For cancellations received within 72 hours of arrival, the deposit is non-refundable.
On-line reservation: click here to make your reservation on-line
Toll-free Sheraton reservations: 1-888-627-7175
Direct to hotel: 1-416-361-1000
Sheraton Toronto Centre123 Queen Street, W.
Toronto, ON M5H 2M9
Rate informationRooms start at $189.00 per night
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We would like to acknowledge the following companies for their support of our 18th Annual Continuing Professional Development Meeting in the form of sponsorship or educational grants:
DIAMOND+: Astra Zeneca
PLATINUM: Merck Canada Inc.
SILVER: Minogue Medical Inc.
BRONZE: Allen-Carey Scholarship Fund in Women’s Health, Hoffmann-La Roche
OTHER SPONSORS: CAREpath