GOC’s 39th Annual General Meeting
Join us in Victoria, BC for our 39th AGM!
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.
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.
- To review surgical innovations and improve hands-on skills in minimally invasive surgery
- To review workup and management options of malignant conditions diagnosed in pregnancy
- To analyze and appraise the presented research in gynecologic oncology
- To discuss the evolution of surgical cytoreduction in ovarian carcinoma and review the potential integration of HIPEC in the therapeutic paradigm
- To discuss integration of comprehensive surgical staging into practice using the robotic platform
- To debate the role of lymphadenectomy in various stages of cervical carcinoma
- 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
8:15 – 8:45 SOGC/GOC International Symposium – Cancer in Pregnancy
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
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
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
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
New this year – one day registration fee!
Registration category Early registration
until May 31st
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.
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.
Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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