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GOC’s 1st Biennial Cytoreductive Multivisceral Cadaver Course

GOC’s 1st Biennial Cytoreductive Multivisceral Cadaver Course will include
didactic lectures and hands-on cadaver lab sessions focusing on complex
pelvic and upper abdominal procedures.

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Date Posted June 15, 2019
  • Event Date

    June 15, 2019 - June 16, 2019

  • Event Time

    All Day

  • Event Location

    QEII Simulation Skills Centre
    1276 South Park Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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  • Program

    Course objectives

    1. Review surgical techniques in cytoreductive multi-visceral resection
    2. Improve hands-on surgical skills for ovarian cancer debulking
    3. Improve hands-on upper abdominal surgical skills
    4. Improve complex hands-on pelvic surgical skills
    GOC’s 1st Biennial Cytoreductive Multivisceral Cadaver Course
    Saturday June 15, 2019 – Sunday, June 16, 2019
    Halifax, NS
    Dr. William Cliby, gynecologic oncologist, Mayo Clinic
    Dr. Prafull Ghatage, gynecologic oncologist, Calgary
    Dr. Carman Giacomantonio, surgical oncologist, Halifax
    Dr. Taymaa May, gynecologic oncologist, Toronto
    Dr. Ricardo Rendon, urologist, Halifax
    Course objectives:
    1.       Improve surgical skills for ovarian cancer debulking
    2.       Improve upper abdominal surgical skills
    3.       Improve complex pelvic surgical skills
    Saturday, June 15, 2019
    14:00 – 17:00
    Halifax Convention Centre – Room 203
    14:00 – 14:30 Enbloc posterior pelvic compartment surgery with bowel
    Dr. Taymaa May
    14:30 – 15:00 Left upper quadrant surgery with Splenectomy Dr. William Cliby
    15:00 – 15:30 Peri-operative care of patients undergoing multivisceral
    Dr. Prafull Ghatage
    15:30 – 16:00 Health break
    16:00 – 16:30 Systematic retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy Dr. Ricardo Rendon
    16:30 – 17:00 Approach to the Right Upper Quadrant: liver mobilization,
    diaphragm stripping and resection and control of bleeding
    Dr. Carman Giacomantonio
    Sunday, June 16, 2019
    QEII Simulation Centre – Skills Lab
    8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast and lecture – Groups 1 and 2  
    9:00 – 12:00 Lab 1/Group 1 – 4 stations  
    12:00-13:00 Lunch and lecture – Groups 1 and 2  
    13:00-16:00 Lab 2/Group 2 – 4 stations  
    16:00 Adjournment  
  • Registration

    Event Fees

    2-day Cadaver Course

    (until April 22, 2019)

    2-day Cadaver Course

    (as of April 23, 2019)

    Didactic session ONLY
    June 15, 2019

    (until April 22, 2019)

    Didactic session ONLY
    June 15, 2019

    (as of April 23, 2019)

    GOC member staff physicians





    GOC member fellows

    Not available

    Not available



    GOC member residents

    Not available

    Not available



    Non-member staff physicians





    Non-member fellows

    Not available

    Not available



    Non-member residents

    Not available

    Not available



    Cancellation & Refund Policy

    The entire fee will be refunded if a written notice of cancellation is received on or before Tuesday, May 21st. No refunds will be granted after that date. A $50 administration fee will apply.

    The 2-day course registration fee includes admission to the Didactic Session AND either the morning or afternoon Lab, breakfast, lunch and one coffee break.

    Registration for the Didactic Session includes one coffee break.

    Every participant must register on-line; speakers and sponsors alike.

    Event Registration:

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    Your Information
    Basic information: Billing information: address-line1 city province/state postal country
    Emergency Information: contact-name contact-phone

    GOC Attendance & Dinner Registration:

    GOC Dinner
    Ticket Type Spaces
    2#Cadaver course - choice am or pm lab: I choose the afternoon lab (SELECT 1)
    2#I am registering for the June 15th didactic lectures only (select 1)
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  • Accomodations & Travel


    Book your reservation by Friday, May 10, 2019, to take advantage of special rates offered to attendees and exhibitors.

    Please book your hotel rooms directly with the official SOGC ACSC hotels listed below. GOC and the SOGC are not affiliated with any third-party reservation system or housing bureau.  Please be aware of phone calls from fraudulent organizations claiming to be handling hotel reservations on behalf of the SOGC or GOC.  These organizations are not affiliated with the SOGC nor GOC and you should not, under any circumstances, provide them with your payment information. 

    All discounted rates listed below are based on single/double occupancy and do not include taxes, meals or other fees. Additional fees may apply.

    (Note: A limited number of rooms are available at the discounted group rates.  These rates may become sold out prior to the reservation deadline of Friday, May 10, 2019)

    Extend your stay!

    If you would like to add some vacation time in Canada’s beautiful eastern provinces and need additional nights at the hotels that may not be available online, please call the hotels directly by phone and they will be happy to assist.  Conference rates are not guaranteed on additional nights.

    Prince George Hotel – SOLD OUT

    Hotel Halifax (formerly Delta Halifax)

    Group rates starting from $209 per night
    1990 Barrington Street, Halifax NS
    Phone: 1-833-357-8155
    Reserve Online

    Cambridge Suites Hotel Halifax

    Group rates starting from $175 per night
    1583 Brunswick Street, Halifax NS
    Phone: 1-800-565-1263
    Reserve Online

    Dalhousie Residence (Medical students and residents only)

    Medical students and residents with a valid student ID can book single or double traditional-style dorm rooms at Dalhousie University.

    Group rates starting at $30.50 for single rooms and $53.50 for double rooms.

    When making your reservation, please use promotional code ACSC19. Reservations are accepted via:

    Website: http://stay.dal.ca/
    E-Mail: stay@dal.ca
    Phone: 902.494.8840 or 1.855.DAL.STAY

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  • Sponsors


    GOC’s 1st Biennial Cytoreductive Multivisceral Cadaver Course features national and international speakers and educational courses. We offer several sponsorship packages, starting at the Bronze level ($8,000).

    If you wish to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact hsoubliere@g-o-c.org.


    We would like to acknowledge the following companies for their support of our 1st Biennial Cytoreductive Multivisceral Cadaver Course in the form of sponsorship or educational grants:

    SILVER: AstraZeneca
    BRONZE: Conmed, Southmedic

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