Updated August 24, 2019

Post Graduate Courses  – THURSDAY 08:00 – 11:30

Breakfast 07:30 - 08:00

Ticketed event: $150.00 – breakfast, AM break and tax included.

Residents: $75.00 (contact us for a discount code: info@CanSAGE.org)

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Location: The Westin Ottawa
Choose from Workshop 1, 2 or 3

Note: All presentations will be given in English.

Workshop 1 – Chronic Pelvic Pain – A practical approach

Workshop presented in collaboration with IPPS and CanSAGE

Course mission:
To provide practical knowledge and skills for gynecologists to explain the
neurophysiology of pain to patients and to more effectively manage chronic pelvic pain.


Lead: Catherine Allaire – MDCM, FRCSC – University of British Columbia

Target audience: Ob/Gyns and trainees

Presentation method: Didactic and interactive hands-on session
Learning objectives – At the end of this workshop, the participant will be able to:

  • Develop a greater understanding of central sensitization and practice explaining this concept to patients.

  • Discover useful tools when assessing a CPP patient.

  • Review the current evidence for various interventions for CPP.

  • Demonstrate practical skills (such as TP injections) in the treatment of CPP.


  • Dr. Suzie As-Sanie – University of Michigan

  • Dr. Paul Yong – University of British Columbia

  • Dr. Krisztina Bajzak – Memorial University

  • Dr. Catherine Allaire – University of British Columbia

Workshop 2 – Hysteroscopy: Out of the OR and into the ambulatory setting in 2019

Workshop presented in collaboration with AAGL and CanSAGE

Course mission:
To provide a framework for the introduction and development of an ambulatory
gynecology program in Canadian centres including logistics, skill acquisition, moving
to advanced procedures and identification and management of complications.

Lead: John Thiel – MD, FRCSC – University of Saskatchewan

Target audience: The new hysteroscopist and those wishing to become experts

Presentation method: Interactive didactic presentations
Learning objectives – At the end of this workshop, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify strategies and options for the creation and support of an ambulatory gynecology clinic in a Canadian centre.

  • Develop a plan to improve ambulatory surgical skills using simulation and mentoring.

  • Identify and select appropriate treatment options for a variety of pathologies.


  • Dr. Keith Isaacson – Harvard University

  • Dr. Neeraj Mehra – University of British Columbia

  • Dr. Anet Maksymowicz – University of Manitoba

  • Dr. George Vilos – Western University

  • Dr. Darrien Rattray – University of Saskatchewan

  • Dr. John Thiel – University of Saskatchewan

Workshop 3 – Deep Endometriosis – Primer on surgical management

Workshop presented in collaboration with SEUD and CanSAGE

Course mission:
To deliver an interactive course for gynecologists in practice or training
that focuses on the surgical management of endometriosis including preparation,
intraoperative techniques and risk mitigation.


Lead: Sukhbir Sony Singh – MD, FRCSC, FACOG  – University of Ottawa

Target audience: Anyone who is interested in learning about surgery for deep endometriosis

Presentation method: Didactic presentations
Learning objectives – At the end of this workshop, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe an approach to pre-operative planning for the surgical management of endometriosis.

  • List the key tools and competencies required for managing endometriosis.

  • Identify an approach for managing complex endometriosis cases including deep disease and ovarian endometriomas.


  • Dr. Nucelio Lemos – University of Toronto

  • Dr. Jamie Kroft – University of Toronto

  • Dr. Kristina Arendas – University of Ottawa

  • Dr. Sukhbir Sony Singh – University of Ottawa

  • Dr. Madeleine Lemyre – Laval University

  • Dr. Shauna Duigenan – University of Ottawa