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August 2

We are pleased to announce that our Hereditary Cancer Course – Module #1 – BRCA will be held at the 2018 Canadian Association of General Practitioners in Oncology (CAGPO) Annual Meeting on September 27, 2018 at the Hôtel Château Laurier, Québec City, QC.
Watch the course teaser here.
See the course poster here.
A big thank you to Dr. Alon Altman, GOC Education Chair, and his team of Education Leads for their tremendous work and for the growth of our education program.

August 1

Evolution of genetic assessment for BRCA-associated gynaecologic malignancies: a Canadian multisociety roadmap. Read here…

BRCA1 Gene and the Birth Control Pill
Oral contraceptives for five years or more may increase breast cancer risk. Read more…

FDA OKs Roche HPV test for first-line cervical cancer screening. Read more…

July 31

Numerous lawsuits claim baby powder causes ovarian cancer, so it is safe or not? Read this Globe and Mail article featuring an interview with Dr. James Bentley, GOC President 2018-2020.

July 27

Announcing HPV World: The newsletter on Human Papillomavirus. The HPV WORLD newsletter, first distributed in February 2017, prepares regular updates on critical issues generated by the research community that have an implication in the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of HPV infections and HPV-related diseases. Read more…

July 26

Did you know that the licensed physician workforce has grown by 3% per year on average?
Want to learn more about workforce supply trends? The updated Royal College Medical Workforce Knowledgebase (MWK) is now available. It provides key insights regarding the size and composition of Canada’s current and possible future workforce. Launched in 2016, the MWK has been updated based on stakeholder feedback to include subspecialty and faculty of medicine data. The information has also been refreshed to analyze trends from 2011 to 2015.
Using an easy-to-read visual dashboard, the MWK mines, analyzes, and visualizes data on specialties/subspecialties from authoritative sources covering the breadth of medical careers, from entry to training to retirement. The medical workforce supply snapshot covers:
  • Residency Quota (Canadian Resident Matching Service)
  • New Trainees (Canadian Post-M.D. Education Registry)
  • New Certificants (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; College of Family Physicians of Canada)
  • Licensed Physicians (Canadian Institute for Health Information)
Users can review high-level physician workforce supply trends on the Royal College website. The interactive dashboard tool is available for download (Excel). Alternatively, users can download static dashboard snapshots (PDF).
Use the MWK to learn about the trends affecting Canada’s physician workforce. Feedback, comments or suggestions for improvement can be forwarded to healthpolicy@royalcollege.ca

July 25

Workplace is here to stay and we want you to learn more about it! Webinars are available for GOC members only. For more information, email Carine Trazo at ctrazo@g-o-c.org or visit the GOC eNews Group on Workplace.

July 18

Elisabeth Baugh, CEO of Ovarian Cancer Canada, is pleased to share with us their most recent Report to the Community, which is a document demonstrating the impact OCC made over the last fiscal year. Read more…

July 17

The ERAS Precare Gynecological Surgery Guide is here! Watch the video here. Like. Comment. Share.

There is new job posting for a Gynecologic Oncologist in Kingston, Ontario. Read more…

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