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GOC’s 39th Annual General Meeting

Join us in Victoria, BC for our 39th AGM!

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the GOC AGM Program Planning Committee, we would like to personally invite you to attend our 39th Annual General Meeting in Victoria June 28-30, 2018.

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GOC Abstract Program - Oral, Poster and Video

Submission deadline was Monday, February 5, 2018

Acceptance letters were emailed on March 12th.

 

Of possible interest - the SOGC ACSC Colposcopy/Oncology sub-specialty session on Thursday June 28. For details, visit the SOGC ACSC website, https://sogc.org/conference/2018acsc/program.html. It is sub-specialty session number 6 on June 28 and begins at 13:30 on.

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Date Posted June 28, 2018
  • Event Date

    June 28, 2018 - June 30, 2018

  • Event Time

    All Day

  • Event Location

    Victoria Conference Centre
    720 Douglas Street, Victoria, British Columbia

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  • Program

    Learning Objectives

    1. To review surgical innovations and improve hands-on skills in minimally invasive surgery
    2. To review workup and management options of malignant conditions diagnosed in pregnancy
    3. To analyze and appraise the presented research in gynecologic oncology
    4. To discuss the evolution of surgical cytoreduction in ovarian carcinoma and review the potential integration of HIPEC in the therapeutic paradigm
    5. To discuss integration of comprehensive surgical staging into practice using the robotic platform
    6. To debate the role of lymphadenectomy in various stages of cervical carcinoma
    7. To review updates in hereditary gynecologic cancers
    THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2018
    Time Session Location
    8:30 – 12:45 Laparoscopic surgical course Marriott Hotel, Pacific Ballroom
    8:45 – 9:45 SOGC/GOC/SCC Guidelines Committee Hilton Double Tree, Salish Ballroom
    10:15 – 11:45 Royal College Nucleus Committee Hilton Double Tree, Salish Ballroom
    12:30 – 15:30 GOC Board of Directors Meeting Hilton Double Tree, Salish Ballroom
    17:15 GOC Family Activity
    Whale watching tour and dinner
    Meeting point: lobby of Fairmont Empress Hotel
    FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2018
    CARSON SALON C UNLESS INDICATED OTHERWISE
    Time Session/Location Speaker
    6:00 – 6:40 Run for Her Life  
    7:15 – 14:30 Conference Registration  
    7:30 – 8:15 Breakfast
    Lecture Theater
     
    8:15 – 8:45 SOGC/GOC International Symposium – Cancer in Pregnancy
    Lecture Theater
    Dr. Alexandra Sébastianelli
    8:45 – 8:55 Relocate to Carson Salon C  
    8:55 – 9:00 Welcome and announcements Dr. Alon Altman
    Dr. Walter Gotlieb
    9:00 – 9:45              Scientific Session I (3 presentations)
    9:45 – 10:10 Five times 3 minutes/3 slides presentation  
    10:10 – 11:10 Health break – posters & exhibits
    Carson Salon B
     
    11:10 – 11:55          Scientific Session II (3 presentations)
    11:55 – 12:10 GOC Awards

    • Medical student abstracts
    • Winning projects for enhancing health advocacy role during the Cervical Cancer Awareness Week
    Dr. Alon Altman
    Dr. Prafull Ghatage
    12:10 – 13:10 Lunch
    Carson Salon A
     
    13:10 – 14:10 GOC President’s Symposium
    Evolution of Surgery for EOC: How much is adequate? The role of Peritonectomy and HIPEC
    Prof. Somashekhar  (India)
    14:10 – 14:55          Scientific Session III (3 presentations)
    14:55 – 15:40 Health break – posters & exhibits
    Carson Salon B
     
    15:40 – 16:40 Tumour Board
    Topic TBA
    Dr. Sarah Ferguson
    Dr. Stephen Welch
    16:40 – 16:45 Announcements and adjournment for the day  
    17:30 – 19:00 Welcome reception – posters & exhibits
    Carson Salon B
     
    19:15 – 22:00 GOC Dinner and Presidential Medal Award
    Empress Hotel, O’Shaughnessy Room
     
    SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2018
    CARSON SALON C UNLESS INDICATED OTHERWISE
    Time Session/Location Speaker
    7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast with the experts
    Carson Salon ATables:-VTE

    -Nodal dissection in cervical cancer

    -HIPEC in primary ovarian cancer

    -Maintenance therapy after primary chemotherapy in ovarian cancer

    -TBA

    8:30 – 9:30              Annual Business Meeting
    9:30 – 9:40              Outgoing presidential address
    9:40 – 9:45              Induction of GOC’s 19th president
    9:45 – 10:15 Health break – posters & exhibits
    Carson Salon B
     
    10:15 – 10:40 MIS Symposium
    Robotics learning curve in Gynecologic Oncology : Tips and Tricks
    Prof. Somashekhar (India)
    10:40 – 10:55 Two x five minute Surgical Video Presentations
    plus 2 min Q&A each
     
    10:55 – 11:40          Scientific Session IV (3 presentations)
    11:40 – 11:45 Audience vote – People’s Choice Award for:
    Best Poster, Best Oral and Best Video
     
    11:45 – 11:55 Grab your Lunch to Go!  
    11:55 – 12:55 Luncheon Debate – East meets West
    Lymph nodes and cervical cancer: what, when, where and how?
    West gyn onc/rad onc:
    Dr. Helen Steed
    Dr. Saranya Kakumanu
    Vs
    East gyn onc/rad onc:
    Dr. Jacob McGee
    Dr. Magali LeCavalier
    12:55 – 13:00 Abstract Awards Dr. Alon Altman
    13:00 – 13:05 Final remarks  
    13:30 – 16:45 GOC Educational Modules: Module 1 ~ BRCA
    Pacific Ballroom, Marriott Hotel
     
  • Registration

    New this year – one  day registration fee!

    Event Fees

     

    Registration category Early registration
    until May 31st
    Registration
    as of June 1st
    BRCA Course Surgical Course On-site registrations
      2 day rate 1 day rate 2 day rate 1 day rate      
    GOC member physicians $375 $245 $450 $320 $50 $50 +$125
    GOC member fellows $200 $130 $250 $180 $50 $50 +$100
    Other GOC members $125 $ 85 $150 $110 $50 N/A +$ 75
    Non-member physicians $525 $345 $600 $420 $75 $75 +$125
    Non-member fellows $225 $145 $275 $195 $75 $75 +$100
    Other non-members $175 $115 $200 $140 $75 N/A +$ 75
    Medical students $ 75 $ 45 $100 $ 60 N/A N/A +$ 25

    Cancellation & Refund Policy

    Scientific Program: The entire fee will be refunded if a written notice of cancellation is received on or before Thursday, May 31st. No refunds will be granted after that date. A $50 administration fee will apply.

    Social Programs: The entire fee will be refunded if a written notice of cancellation is received on or before Thursday, May 31st. No refund will be granted after that date. A $25 administration fee will apply per social event.

    The GOC registration fee includes admission to the scientific program, three symposia, tumour board, a debate, breakfast with experts, exhibits, conference materials, two breakfasts, two lunches, and three themed coffee breaks.

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

    Event Registration:

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    Choose one
    Your Information
    Basic information: Billing information: address-line1 city province/state postal country
    Emergency Information: contact-name contact-phone
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    Thursday, June 28th from 8:30am - 12:35pm

    Friday, June 29th from 7:30am - 5:00pm

    Saturday, June 30th from 7:30am - 1:05pm

    Saturday, June 30th from 1:30pm - 4:45pm

    WAIVER - By checking this box, you accept the terms of the waiver. All participants must sign this Waiver for entry acceptance. In registering for the 2018 GOC Run for Her Life™, I state that I fully understand and assume the risk and responsibility for participating on a course with possible vehicular traffic and for training to an appropriate level of fitness to participate in such a physically demanding event. I hereby state that I am fit to participate. I also waive all claims for myself and for anyone acting on my behalf, against any and all sponsors of or participants in this event, the City of Victoria and the province of British Columbia for damages that might result from my participating therein. If I am injured or taken ill, I hereby authorize event participants to transport me to a medical facility and/or to administer emergency medical treatment and waive all claims for damages that might result from such transport and/or treatment. I also understand that given the non-competitive and informal nature of this event, paramedical and police services are not provided other than by other participants in the event.

    Thursday, June 28th from 8:30am - 12:35pm

    Friday, June 29th from 7:30am - 5:00pm

    Saturday, June 30th from 7:30am - 1:05pm

    Saturday, June 30th from 1:30pm - 4:45pm

    WAIVER - By checking this box, you accept the terms of the waiver. All participants must sign this Waiver for entry acceptance. In registering for the 2018 GOC Run for Her Life™, I state that I fully understand and assume the risk and responsibility for participating on a course with possible vehicular traffic and for training to an appropriate level of fitness to participate in such a physically demanding event. I hereby state that I am fit to participate. I also waive all claims for myself and for anyone acting on my behalf, against any and all sponsors of or participants in this event, the City of Victoria and the province of British Columbia for damages that might result from my participating therein. If I am injured or taken ill, I hereby authorize event participants to transport me to a medical facility and/or to administer emergency medical treatment and waive all claims for damages that might result from such transport and/or treatment. I also understand that given the non-competitive and informal nature of this event, paramedical and police services are not provided other than by other participants in the event.

    GOC Attendance & Dinner Registration:

    GOC Dinner
    Ticket Type Price Spaces
    1#Whale watching & dinner $150.00
    6#GOC dinner - non-member $115.00
    7#GOC dinner - medical student/resident/allied ABSTRACT PRESENTER $60.00
    2#Run for Her Life! $25.00
    6#GOC dinner - children 5-12 $25.00
    10#MEAL CHOICE - Adult 1 Dinner: (1) fish; (2) beef; (3) vege; (4) NOT ATTENDING DINNER $0.00
    11#MEAL CHOICE - Adult 2 Dinner: (1) fish; (2) beef; (3) vegetarian $0.00
    3#Welcome reception $0.00
    8#GOC dinner - symposium speaker $0.00
    9#GOC dinner - industry representative $0.00
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  • Accomodations & Travel

    Make your travel arrangements with one of the GOC’s official travel suppliers and receive discounted rates.

    Hotel deposit policy

    Did you know that last-minute hotel cancellations can prevent our delegates from attending? The GOC would like to discourage the practice of reservations being held by undecided delegates who may or may not attend the conference. This can prevent others from attending if the hotel becomes sold out by undecided delegates who then cancel their reservations at the last minute.

    To help keep rooms available for those committed to attend the event, the hotels will process a non-refundable deposit equal to one night’s stay for the room(s) reserved with our event code; if multiple rooms are reserved, each room requires a deposit. This deposit will be charged by the hotel to the credit card on file 6 weeks prior to the conference date, which in this case is Friday, May 11, 2018.

     

    Accomodation

    Fairmont Empress

    Reservations

    Group rates starting from at $259 per night  SOLD OUT
    721 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1W5
    Phone: 1-866-540-4429
    (refer to Group code SOGC0618)
    Reserve online before May 22, 2018


     

    Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour

    Reservations

    Group rates starting from at $229 per night
    728 Humboldt Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3Z5
    Phone: 1-888-236-2427
    (ask for the SOGC Annual Clinical & Scientific Conference rate)
    Reserve online before May 25, 2018


     

    Doubletree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria

    Reservations

    Group rates starting from $239 per night
    777 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2B5
    Phone: 1-800-222-TREE (8733)
    (refer to Group code SOG)
    Reserve online before May 23, 2018


     

    Transportation

    Save 10% on Flex fares or higher, through online booking.
    Promotion code: 9UTYZYM1
    www.aircanada.com

    NOTE: Discounted rates are available for online booking and are available for travel between June 18 and July 6, 2018. Only bookings made to the designated convention city are eligible for the discount. No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S.


    Save 10% on Econo and 15% on Plus* base fares for travel between Victoria and anywhere WestJet flies in North America.
    Promotion code: EVA5WG9
    www.westjet.com/convention-discount
    Telephone: 1-888-493-7853

    NOTE: The coupon code must be entered at the time of booking. The discount applies to WestJet flights into and out of  Victoria for travel from June 18 to July 5, 2018. Travel must be booked by July 5, 2018.
    Blackout dates:  June 28 to July 3, 2018.


     

    Flight Centre Business Travel - Glebe

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    Contact: Andrea Slevin
    Telephone: 1 877 565 5295
    Email: andrea.slevin@flightcentre.ca


     

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    Telephone: 1-800-227-7368

    Emerald Club is recognized at National and Enterprise locations.


    Taxi/Airport Shuttle

    Victoria International Airport is served by Yellow Cab of Victoria and YYJ Airport Shuttle. Click here for more information.


    Additional Transportation Options

    There are many ways to arrive in beautiful Victoria. For additional information about helijets, seaplanes, ferries, and ground transportation click here.

  • Social event

    Socially, we have organized three great activities!

    Thursday, June 28, 2018 – Whale Watching Tour

    Experience the Wild! Join us on a wildly authentic whale watching tour that you won’t soon forget. Our 3-hour trip will be led by a certified marine naturalist whose knowledge and passion for Vancouver Island’s marine wildlife is unequaled. Our vessel? The Pacific Explorer. Click for details about Orca Spirit Adventures.

    Cost: $150 (plus GST) per person includes 3-hour tour and dinner.

    Agenda:
    Tour departure: 6:00pm. We must be ready to board at 5:45pm
    Meeting time and point: 5:15pm in lobby of Fairmont Empress

    ***Space is limited to 60 passengers so register early.

    Friday, June 29, 2018 – Run for Her Life ™

    Resurrecting the Run!

    The GOC is excited bring back the “Run For Her Life” to the GOC Annual General Meeting in Victoria on Friday, June 29, 2018.

    This event is intended to bring together members from GOC, patients, and their friends and families to participate in a 3 km walk or a 5 km run in beautiful downtown Victoria.   The goal is to raise funds for the gynecologic cancer clinic in Victoria, while promoting wellness and the spirit of community among participants.

    The event will begin at 6:00am from the entrance of the Fairmont Empress.  While that may seem like an early start, it will be mid-morning for most of you who are not from the west coast!  It will be a great way to start the day.

    Registration will be $25, which can be paid in advance online, or on site on Thursday, June 28.

     

    Friday, June 29, 2018 – Welcome Reception

    The GOC Executive and AGM Program Planning Committee invites you to a Welcome Reception to be held at the conclusion of Friday’s sessions in Carson Salon B. Join us for cocktails and network with colleagues, poster presenters and conference exhibitors. After cocktails, we will move to the Fairmont Empress for the GOC Dinner and Presidential Medal Award ceremony.

    Cash bar. One complimentary beverage ticket per registrant.

    Friday, June 29, 2018 – GOC Dinner & Presidential Medal Award

    On Friday evening, join us for an evening of socializing over dinner at the iconic Fairmont Empress Hotel during which the GOC Presidential Medal will be awarded to Dr. Dianne Miller, who will be recognized for her meritorious contributions to gynecologic oncology.

    Cost for GOC members: $60 plus GST
    Cost for non-members: $115 plus GST

    Dress: Cocktail attire

    Pre-registration is required. Pre-selection of main course required. View menu

  • Sponsors

    Information

    GOC’s 3-day conference program features national and international speakers, as well as over 40 oral and poster abstract presentations, as well as surgical videos, and educational courses. We offer several sponsorship packages, starting at the Bronze level ($5,000).

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

    Confirmed sponsors

    We would like to acknowledge the following companies for their support of our 39th Annual General Meeting in the form of sponsorship or unrestricted educational grants:

    DIAMOND PLUS: Astra Zeneca
    PLATINUM:
    Merck Canada Inc.
    SILVER: 
    Minogue Medical Inc., Stryker
    BRONZE:
    ConMed, Ethicon, Hoffmann-La Roche, Sanofi, Southmedic

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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