Program / Programme

Gynecologic excellence across the spectrum / L'excellence en gynécologie à travers le spectre
 

Session titles to be confirmed by speakers in March

                (updated February 25, 2020

Thursday, September 24

07:00 – 08:00

Fellowship Directors' Meeting

 

08:30 – 11:30

POST GRADUATE COURSES

Ticketed Event – Pre-registration required

  • Vaginal Surgery 2.0: vNOTES (vaginal Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery) – Jan F Baekelandt, MD

Learn novel approaches from this expert on how to fully incorporate vaginal surgery into your MIGS armamentarium. Using familiar endoscopic principles, instrumentation and devices, vNOTES(vaginal Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery), and other advanced vaginal techniques enable surgeons to perform gynecological operations while leaving no visible scars.
This course will highlight various modalities to maximize exposure, simplify access into the cul-de-sac, insert vNOTES port and perform simple and difficult vaginal hysterectomies, adnexectomies, and tubal surgery. This session will also provide practical tips on how to prevent, detect, and manage complications in vNOTES and vaginal surgery.

•    vNOTES a New Surgical Approach
•    vNOTES Technique
•    vNOTES Evidence
•    vNOTES Patient Selection
•    vNOTES Training Pathway and Certification
•    vNOTES Complications
•    vNOTES Case Registration

At the conclusion of this course, the clinician will be able to: 1) Identify the major challenges in vaginal surgery and articulate various techniques to overcome these challenges; 2) articulate steps to perform vNOTES hysterectomy and adnexectomy safely and efficiently; and 3) identify, prevent, and manage complications in vNOTES and vaginal surgery. Target audience: GYN surgeons experienced in both vaginal hysterectomy and laparoscopic hysterectomy.
 

  • Gynecologic laparoscopic anatomy & minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopic suturing – Resad Pasic, MD

12:00 – 13:30

Exhibit open / lunch served in exhibit area

12:00 – 13:15

EXPERT LUNCH

Ticketed Event – Pre-registration required

  • Mentorship in the community: How to reach out, organize and set up – Neeraj Mehra, MD

  • When complications happen: How to get back on your horse – Resad Pasic, MD

  • Cesarean section in the endometriosis patient – Kristina Arendas, MD

  • Surgeons and their toys: So many choices! – Darrien Rattray, MD

13:30 – 14:15

KEYNOTE

No place for OCP in ­endometriosis care – Robert Casper, MD

14:15 – 15:00

PLENARY

Laparoscopy in the obese patient – Resad Pasic, MD

15:00 – 15:30

Refreshment break in exhibit area

 

15:30 – 16:30

OPEN COMMUNICATIONS – Video and research presentations

16:30 – 17:30

OPENING CEREMONIES

Presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award

17:30 – 19:00

Wine and cheese reception in exhibit area

 

19:00 –

Dinner and evening on your own


 

Friday, September 25

06:30 – 07:30

Wellness – Morning Run 'round the bridges – Sponsored by Hologic

07:00 – 08:00

Breakfast in exhibit area

 

08:00 – 09:00

LEADING CHANGE

Digital distractions and the impact on your brain – Paul Mohapel, MD

09:00 – 10:00

PLENARY

Bowel endometriosis: the internal and eternal debate – to resect, or not to resect?  – Liane Belland, MD and Neel Datta, MD

10:00 – 10:45

Morning break in exhibit area

 

10:30 – 10:45

RAPID FIRE – ePoster and video summaries

10:45 – 12:00

OPEN COMMUNICATIONS – Video and research presentations

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch Symposium – Sponsored by AbbVie

13:00 – 13:30

Dessert and coffee in exhibit area

13:30 – 14:15

DEBATE

Robotic surgery: Will it ever have a place in benign gynecology in Canada? – Sari Kives, MD and Shiraz Moola, MD

14:15 – 15:00

PLENARY

Gyneoncology: have we pushed MIS too far? When is laparoscopy for cancer feasible? – Joannie Neveu, MD

15:00 – 15:30

Refreshment break in exhibit area

15:30 – 16:30

CHAT ROOMS – Breakout sessions

  • Barriers and challenges in adopting MIS in my centre, strategies for success – Neeraj Mehra, MD and Elizabeth Randle, MD

  • The truth behind fibroids and infertility: Myth or facts? – Adrian Gamelin, MD

  • See and treat hysteroscopy – Ari Sanders, MD

 

16:30 – 17:30

PLENARY

Laparoscopic cerclage: Save my baby please? – Nicholas Leyland, MD and Grace Liu, MD

18:30 – 22:00

CanSAGE Social – Lucky Bastard Distillery

Dinner, Dancing, DJ and Fun!

Saturday, September 26

08:00 – 09:00

Breakfast Symposium – Sponsored by Hologic

09:00 – 10:00

CanSAGE Annual General Meeting – Open to all CanSAGE members

 

10:00 – 10:45

Morning break in exhibit area; exhibit closes

10:30 – 10:45

RAPID FIRE – ePoster and video summaries

10:45 – 12:00

PANEL

  • Complex care in complex ­patients

    • Adolescent – Laura Weins, MD

    • Postmenopausal woman – Alison Shea, MD

    • Transgender patient  Fiona Mattatall, MD

12:00 – 13:15

Graduation ceremony with lunch

13:15 – 14:30

The ‘CANSAGE ACADEMY’ Awards Session​ – Best of Open Communications

14:30 – 15:15

PLENARY

Vaginal / laparoscopic surgery where they meet in the middle – Jan F Baekelandt, MD

15:15 – 16:00

PLENARY

Alternatives for treatment of fibroids – Darrien Rattray, MD and Mohammed Nayeemuddin, MD

16:00 – 17:00

CLOSING CEREMONIES

Prize Winners and People's Choice Awards

Announcement of CanSAGE2021

17:00 – 18:30

CanSAGE Board Meeting

Dinner and evening on your own