GOC is Canada’s only national specialty society dedicated to issues of gynecologic cancer. Membership in GOC will connect you with most gynecologic oncologists, medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, geneticists, nurses and researchers within Canada.
Membership provides you with the opportunity to become active within the Society by taking a leadership role and assisting GOC to promote excellence in gynecologic oncology health care. This can be done through participation on one of the Society’s committees, in a Communities of Practice, or by contributing to the website or newsletter.
GOC offers a variety of membership categories designed to fit your career stage and requirements.
GOC holds two meetings annually: the Annual General Meeting held concurrently with the SOGC Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference; and the Continuing Professional Development program held concurrently with the CCTG spring meeting. For those involved in a CoP, we host an annual CoP Forum.
Nurses, see what GOC and the GOC’s nursing professionals group is all about – watch video
Membership Categories and Annual Fees
You are a gynecologist, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist or a pathologist trained or certified in Canada (or such equivalent acceptable to the Board) who:
(a) has completed additional formal training as is acceptable to the Board and is relevant to the management of gynecological malignancies; and
(b) is a member of a Division of Gynecological Oncology or formal cancer program which offers comprehensive cancer treatment, including radical pelvic surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.
You are a recognized physician who commits a substantial portion of their professional time to the advancement of gynecologic oncology but would not be eligible to be an Category 1 Member of the Corporation.
You are a nurse, allied health professional or scientist who commit a substantial portion of their professional time to the advancement of gynecologic oncology but would not be eligible to be a Category 1 Member of the Corporation.
You are an individual who practices medicine outside of Canada and who:
(a) has successfully completed additional formal training in gynecologic oncology, medical oncology or radiation oncology in Canada (or such equivalent acceptable to the Board); and
(b) is recognized by their peers as having expertise in the discipline; and
(c) is engaged in the practice of gynecologic oncology in a center outside of Canada, which is within an organized program of gynecologic oncology that offers comprehensive cancer treatment including radical pelvic surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, or such equivalent as may be acceptable to the Board.
You are a resident registered in a sub-specialty training program (fellow-in-training) in gynecologic oncology including surgical, radiation, or medical oncology and pathology
You are enrolled in a recognized post-graduate training program in obstetrics and gynaecology, medical oncology, radiation oncology or pathology.
You are at least 65 years of age, a Member of the Corporation and have retired from the practice of gynecologic oncology.
To become a member of GOC, you must have the support of two GOC members.
When you apply on-line, you will be asked to provide the names and emails of those GOC members who are supporting your nomination and to upload your CV. You will also be asked to make the initial dues payment by credit card. You will also have the option of submitting your application and paying later via cheque.
Once you have submitted the on-line application, GOC will contact the two active GOC members named in your application to confirm their support of the nomination. Upon receipt of their confirmation, the Membership Committee will review your application and make its recommendation to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors votes on new Memberships in December and June of every year.Get Started
- If you apply for membership from:
- January - March
- April - June
- July - September
- October - December
- Member Category 1, Member Category 2 (physicians only)
and Member International
pro-rated dues amount
- Member Category 2 (Non-physicians), Associate
pro-rated dues amount
|Category 1, Category 2 (MD), International||Category 2, Associate|
|January to March|
|April to June|
|July to September|
|October to December|
Why should I become a member?
- GOC is Canada’s national specialty society directly responsible for accredited CPD activity in gynecological oncology
- GOC meetings provide a forum for gynecologic oncologists within Canada, as well as many members from other disciplines involved in gynecologic cancer care, to come together and exchange research and clinical ideas
- GOC provides a forum for launching health advocacy issues both nationally and provincially
- GOC provides a platform to interact and influence international societies such as International Gynecologic Cancer Society
- GOC members pay significantly lower registration fees for its meetings: Annual General Meeting (concurrent with the SOGC Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference); Continuing Professional Development meeting (concurrent with the NCIC CTG spring meeting); Communities of Practice Forum.
- Membership enables access to the Members-only section of g-o-c.org and goclic.org, GOC’s collaboration website where Members can participate in discussion boards related to Communities of Practice or “cases of the week”.
- You will receive The GOC News, our semi-annual newsletter.
How can I find out more?
You can find out more about GOC by contacting our National Coordinator, Hélène Soublière at 1.800.561.2416 or at 613.730.4192 extension 250.
You may also email us or contact one of our officers.
Testimonials from GOC members
“GOC established a real collaborative community of passionate members interested in promoting women cancer healthcare by a TEAM approach in the true sense where Together Everyone Accomplishes More”
– Dr. Walter Gotlieb
“GOC was my first exposure to gynecologic oncology nationally. It solidified my drive for the field and made me pursue this career. The funding for electives and networking across the country has been invaluable.”
– Dr. Alon Altman
“I love GOC because we can keep in touch with other gyne oncs and work with others to improve patient care”
– Dr. Korine Lapointe-Milot
“Staying connected with friends/colleagues”
– Dr. Christopher Giede
“I see the GOC as a forum for advancement of gynecologic oncology care in Canada through education of its members, through collaboration and promotion of research, and advocacy for patients affected with gynecologic oncology. It is a community uniting its members with a common interest in optimizing gynecologic oncology care in Canada.”
– Dr. Susie Lau
“The GOC is very welcoming to inter-disciplinary team members whose work and passion for care focuses on gynecologic oncology. As a nurse who has been a member for many years, I have had opportunity through GOC expand my knowledge, share my experiences and change my practice. This chance for knowledge sharing and networking in turn improves patient and family care for those affected by a gynecologic malignancy.”
– Elisha Andrews, NP
Click on the following link to access the testimony of one of the founders of GOC, Dr. Ralph Anderson who passed away on July 31st, 2017 in Fort worth, Texas: https://vimeo.com/229726752