GI CANCER: PREVENTION AND BEYOND... ANNUAL CONFERENCE NOVEMBER 8 - 10, 2013
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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of the Ontario Association of Gastroenterology will be held on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the Park Hyatt Toronto, 4 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario at 9:30 a.m. ET. The following matters will come before the membership: 1.0
Call to Order
Approval of Minutes of Last Annual General Meeting
Reports of Officers and Directors 3.1
Vice President’s Report
Treasurer’s Report 3.3.1
2012/2013 Reviewed Year-End Financial Statements
Appointment of Auditors
Approval of Actions of the Board of Directors
Election of Directors 5.1 Announcement of the Election of Section Delegates to OMA Council
The meeting is open to ALL member gastroenterologists and gastroenterology residents/fellows.
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MESSAGE FROM THE OAG PRESIDENT Dear Colleague, As a long-term Board member and the current President of the Association, it is always satisfying to think back on all we have accomplished, and exciting to anticipate the evolution of our specialty in Canada's largest province. One of the cornerstones of this organization is our Annual Conference and this, our seventeenth is no exception. Over the last two decades our specialty has evolved from one that merely reacted to disease to one that actively seeks to prevent it. The theme of this meeting is Cancer Prevention and Early Treatment. This year alone over 70,000 Ontarians will be diagnosed with cancer, almost 20% of those originating in digestive organs. As technology progresses our ability to prevent and modify the course of cancer in its earliest stages continues to improve. This year's conference will highlight that progress and give us more insight into future directions. We have an outstanding Companion program planned, which will explore a plant-based diet life-style with a prominent Toronto figure on health and nutrition, well-known Culinary Nutritionist and Chef, Marni Wasserman. I would like to thank the OAG administrative staff, our Conference committee, our industry partners and sponsors and you, the membership, for all your work and support. I look forward to what I know will be an enjoyable and rewarding weekend. With kind regards,
James C. Gregor, MD, FRCPC President, OAG
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MESSAGE FROM THE CONFERENCE CHAIR Dear Colleague, The organizers of this year’s Annual OAG Conference would like to offer a warm welcome to all the participants of this year’s meeting. Our conference offers a great opportunity to meet new and old colleagues, to learn new material that will help us in our work and to have an entertaining weekend while doing all this. Much of the clinical work we do as gastroenterologists relates to how we diagnose and manage patients with a variety of GI cancers. Your conference organizers recognize the rapid changes that have happened and are underway in screening and management of this diverse group of conditions and we are all aware of the change that will occur in how we do our work. The focus of this year’s conference is to first provide an update on screening for several key types of GI cancers. Our second session will highlight the current management of CRC, esophageal cancer and HCC. Our first day will conclude with a review and discussion of how CCO will interact with the GI community over the next few years. All of these sessions will provide time for ample discussion – something that is always lively! We have also kept several important sessions that are highly evaluated and a constant from each year’s meeting. On Saturday there will be a Residents’ Round Table discussion moderated by busy practitioners from both private and university settings. In Ontario today, this is one of the best way for trainees to sound out ideas and investigate strategies for work after training is completed. On Sunday we will hear and see highlights from the most recent endoscopy course at St. Michael’s and we will end with the OAG Annual General Meeting. In times such as these, your input at this meeting is crucial for our organization. As always, we will have the opportunity to relax and socialize at our Gala and as at every annual conference we will celebrate the successes of our peers with the OAG awards presentations. Our association and our meetings would not exist without the generous and unrestricted support from all our sponsors. We thank our sponsors once again and encourage all members to interact with them throughout the meeting. We are sure the conference will once again be a great success. Let us know what you liked, what we can improve and what you want to see and hear next year. We look forward to welcoming you to the Conference in Toronto. With warm regards,
David Morgan, MD, FRCPC 2013 Conference Chair
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GENERAL INFORMATON OAG BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT Dr. James Gregor - London PAST PRESIDENT Dr. David Baron - Toronto
DIRECTORS Dr. Jeff Axler - Toronto Dr. Frederick Bray - Ottawa Dr. Michael Gould - Toronto Dr. Brian Murat - Huntsville
VICE PRESIDENT Dr. Iain Murray - Markham
Dr. Sandy Nelles - Mississauga Dr. Bill O'Hara - Thunder Bay
TREASURER Dr. David Morgan - Hamilton SECRETARY Dr. Imran Rasul - Mississauga
Dr. Theadore Ptak - Toronto Dr. Elio Pavone - Oshawa Dr. Hemant Shah - Toronto Dr. Theodore Shapero - Scarborough
2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Dr. David Morgan, Chair Hamilton
Dr. David Baron Toronto
Dr. Emily Ching Burlington
Dr. Daniel Green Oshawa
Dr. James Gregor London
Dr. Khurram Khan Hamilton
Dr. Iain Murray Markham
Dr. Elio Pavone Oshawa
Dr. Hemant Shah Toronto
Dr. Piero Tartaro Toronto
CONTINUING EDUCATION Category two (2) Credits may apply for this event. Please see details on the OAG website.
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Ontario Association of Gastroenterology 310-2175 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario M2J 1W8 Tel: (416) 494-7233 Toll Free: 1-866-560-7585 Fax: (416) 491-1670 E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.gastro.on.ca
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WELCOME TO TORONTO
Toronto, Ontario Immerse yourself in one of the worldâ€™s most multicultural cities! Situated 566 feet above sea level on the northern shore of Lake Ontario, Toronto is one of the southern most cities in Canada. In fact, it has nearly the same latitude as northern California. Home to more than 100 cultures, Toronto truly is the world within a city. With a population of 4.2 million, Toronto is Canadaâ€™s largest city and is the 5th largest city in North America. It possesses the best features of the world in one clean, safe and friendly place. Consider this, Toronto is rivaled only by London and New York in the theatre scene. It boasts attractions from high art to lively family fun. It offers polished service for the business traveler and a shopping mecca with international flair. It offers some of the best dining in the world and features year-round festivals of film, music and culture with miles of waterfront, beaches, boardwalks and trails. Visit Toronto.com for more information on events, attractions, shopping and restaurants!
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Park Hyatt Toronto 4 Avenue Road Toronto, Ontario M5R 2E8 Tel: +1 416 925 1234 Situated in the heart of Toronto’s fashionable Yorkville area, the Park Hyatt Toronto offers luxurious comfort and style. It’s convenient location, at the intersection of Avenue Road and Bloor Street, is adjacent to the Royal Ontario Museum, Bata Shoe Museum and specialty boutiques and cafés. The hotel’s two restaurants, Annona and Morton’s Steakhouse, offer high quality cuisine with the expertise of top chefs. Dine on international dishes, quality steaks or seafood. In the evening, the sophisticated Roof Lounge offers a variety of drinks and cocktails; during the day, the rooftop patio is a great place to enjoy a view of the city. Services include an in-house fitness centre, workout equipment, treatment rooms, changing facilities, and the Stillwater Spa, a full-service spa offering specialty massages and treatments.
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PRESIDENT’S WELCOME DINNER
Dinner Park Hyatt Toronto 4 Avenue Road Toronto, Ontario Friday, November 8, 2013 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Dress Code: Smart Casual
DOCTORS’ PROGRAM AT A GLANCE Times and Dates Registration Includes: President’s Welcome Dinner, Scientific Sessions, Breakfast, Lunch, Nutrition Break, Cocktail Reception, Gala & Awards Presentation and Annual General Meeting.
Friday, November 8, 2013 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Registration Open 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm President’s Welcome Reception
Saturday, November 9, 2013 7:00 am - 12:30 pm 7:00 am - 9:30 am
Registration Open Breakfast
8:15 am - 8:30 am
Welcome & Opening Remarks
CANCER SCREENING 8:30 am - 8:55 am Colorectal Cancer 8:55 am - 9:20 am Esophageal Cancer 9:20 am - 9:45 am Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) 9:45 am - 10:05 am Panel Discussion
Speakers: Dr. James Gregor Dr. David Morgan
Speaker: Dr. Michael Gould Speaker: Dr. Paul Moayyedi Speaker: Dr. Morris Sherman Moderator: Dr. Emily Ching
Presentation Overview Colorectal cancer, Barrett's esophagus/esopahgeal cancer, and hepatocellular carcinoma are the three most prevalent gastrointestinal malignancies. Early diagnosis and screening of these conditions are key to improving survival in these conditions. We hope to review the newest updates and evidence on these screening guidelines. 10:05 am - 10:25 am Nutrition Break CANCER TREATMENT & PREVENTION (MANAGEMENT) 10:25 am - 10:50 am 10:50 am - 11:15 am 11:15 am - 11:40 am 11:40 am - 12:00 pm
Colorectal Cancer Esophageal Cancer Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) Panel Discussion
Speaker: Dr. Fayez Quereshy Speaker: Dr. Norman Marcon Speaker: Dr. Paul Marotta Moderator: Dr. Khurram Khan
Presentation Overview Although we do our best to prevent cancer, early or late diagnosis of any cancer leads to some difficult conversations with our patients. Common gastrointestinal cancers include colon, esophageal, and hepatocellular, and their staging, prognosis, and treatment are always evolving as new technologies and strategies emerge. We will discuss each cancer in turn and focus to optimize our prevention and inform our management decisions to give the best care to our patients.
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DOCTORS’ PROGRAM AT A GLANCE Times and Dates CANCER CARE ONTARIO (CCO) 12:00 pm - 12:40 pm The Role of CCO Today And In Five Years In Ontario 12:40 pm - 12:55 pm Panel Discussion 12:55 pm - 1:00 pm Closing Remarks
Speaker: Dr. Linda Rabeneck Dr. Michael Gould Moderator: Dr. Piero Tartaro Speaker: Dr. David Morgan
Presentation Overview For most Gastroenterologists, the provision of colorectal screening occupies a large part of their daily practices. Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) plays an integral role with respect to population-based colorectal cancer screening. This session will aim to provide insights into the current and future roles for CCO and its relevance to the practicing Gastroenterologist. RESIDENTS' ROUND TABLE 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Residents' Round Table Luncheon
Speakers: Dr. David Baron Dr. Emily Ching Dr. James Gregor
Dr. Khuram Khan Dr. Vishal Patel Dr. Lee Roth Dr. Piero Tartaro
Presentation Overview New gastroenterology trainees, after completing their training, are facing increasing challenges as they search for full-time positions in hospitals – government cutbacks, hospital resource constraints and delayed retirements by current GIs. At the same time, job descriptions and practice models are evolving, and new opportunities for graduate trainees present themselves. We have invited a few recent GI graduates, who work in various settings, to offer current trainees some different perspectives on new job descriptions, opportunities and satisfactions. SOCIAL PROGRAMS 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Lunch (In The Hotel) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Cocktail Reception 7:00 pm - 1:00 pm Gala and Awards Presentation
Residents’ Round Table Luncheon Saturday, November 9, 2013 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm (Pre-registration is required for this event.) Attend and pick the brain of young and seasoned gastroenterologists on how to navigate the transition from training to clinical practice.
Park Hyatt Toronto
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4 Avenue Road Toronto, Ontario Room: Roof Salon
DOCTORS’ PROGRAM AT A GLANCE Times and Dates Sunday, November 10, 2013 7:00 am - 11:00 am 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Registration Open Breakfast
ST. MICHAEL'S ENDOSCOPY COURSE 8:30 am - 9:30 am Highlights of the St. Michael's Endoscopy Course
Speaker: Dr. Paul Kortan
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 9:30 am - 11:30 am Annual General Meeting (Closed Meeting - Members only) 11:30 am - 11:35 am Closing Remarks
Speaker: Dr. James Gregor
Calm your Senses S T I L LW AT E R S PA AT T H E PA R K H YAT T T O R O N T O
4 Avenue Road | Toronto, Ontario Tel: (416) 926 – 2389 | Toll Free: 1-800-631-6869 Website: Stillwaterspa.com Escape the urban world and enjoy the soothing sounds of waterfalls and streams at Park Hyatt Toronto’s Stillwater Spa. With 17 treatment rooms, an aqua therapy room, a couples’ massage room, a tea lounge, fitness center, steam room, sauna and whirlpool, your Toronto spa experience will calm your senses, refresh your balance and renew your vitality. Indulge in one or several choices from a wide selection of pampering services, including massages, facial/body treatments and salon services. Stillwater Spa uses innovative, trend setting products to achieve well-being and bestow tranquility in the heart of the city.
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COMPANION PROGRAM AT A GLANCE Times and Dates Friday, November 8, 2013 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Registration Open President’s Welcome Reception
Saturday, November 9, 2013 7:00 am - 12:30 pm 7:00 am - 9:30 am
Registration Open Breakfast
A PLANT-BASED DIET 10:00 am - 10:05 am Welcome & Opening Remarks 10:05 am - 12:20 pm A Plant-Based Diet
Speaker: Ms. Heather Gregor Speaker: Ms. Marni Wasserman
11:00 am - 11:20 am Nutrition Break 12:20 pm - 12:30 pm Question & Answer 12:30 pm - 12:40 pm Closing Remarks
Speaker: Ms. Heather Gregor
SOCIAL PROGRAMS 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Lunch (In The Hotel) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Cocktail Reception 7:00 pm - 1:00 pm Gala and Awards Presentation
Sunday, November 10, 2013 7:00 am - 11:00 am 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Registration Open Breakfast
Child Care Services Imagine That delivers exceptional child care services for infants, children and teenagers throughout the Greater Toronto Area. They employ highly trained child care professionals who are bonded and insured. They have a great reputation working with hotels in Toronto and are highly recommended by the Park Hyatt Toronto. HERE ARE THEIR RATES: • $32.00 per hour for 1-2 children • $34.00 per hour for 3-4 children • Minimum request is 3 hours • Short Notice requests (6 hours or less) $34.00 for 1-2 children and $36.00 for 3-4 children • Statutory holiday rate is $48.00 per hour for 1-2 children and $52.00 per hour for 3-4 children No tips, gratuities or gifts please. Feedback is always welcome. A $20.00 late transportation charge is applied to all invoices after midnight. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will be charged a 3 hour cancellation fee. Billing is done per half hour.
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Method of Payment: Visa or Mastercard only Website: www.imaginethatchildcare.ca • Tel: 416-243-3285
COMPANION PROGRAM A PLANT-BASED DIET with Marni Wasserman
Marni Wassermanâ€™s life is rooted in healthy eating. Certified Chef, Culinary Nutritionist and owner of the first plant-based cooking studio in Toronto, Marni uses her passion and experience to educate individuals on how to adopt a realistic, plant-based diet that is both simple and delicious. She is dedicated to providing individuals with balanced lifestyle choices through organic, fresh, whole and natural plant-based foods. Join us to learn from Marni about the benefits of a plant-based diet, how to become fully nourished from whole foods and how to make better food choices to complement an overall healthy lifestyle. You don't want to miss it! (Pre registration is required to attend this event.)
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Park Hyatt Toronto 4 Avenue Road Toronto, Ontario Room: Roof Salon
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GALA AND AWARDS PRESENTATION
A Taste of Harvest Fall is a time when friends and family get together to celebrate the abundance of the harvest, and this yearâ€™s OAG Gala is your chance to embrace the tastes and scents of the season. The colors, aromas and ingredients all help set the tone for a perfect feast. Join us for an exquisite evening as you indulge in some delicious gourmet food that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you wanting more! Get your knives and forks ready for an evening to remember.
Park Hyatt Toronto 4 Avenue Road Toronto, Ontario Saturday, November 9, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Dress Code: After Five
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THE OAG AWARD This award is given in recognition of a fellow gastroenterologist who has made an outstanding contribution in gastroenterology.
Join us as we honour our 2013 award recipient, Dr. Trevor Seaton, at the OAG Gala and Awards Presentation. Treavor Seaton, MB, BS, FRCPC, FACG Dr. Trevor Seaton specializes in gastroenterology. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica. After completing a residency in internal medicine and gastroenterology at McMaster University, he joined the Hamilton Civic Hospitals and the McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences in 1975. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Seaton has served as Program Director in Medicine and Gastroenterology for the University Residency Program at McMaster, as Chief of Medicine and Chairman of MSAC at Hamilton Civic Hospitals, and in various capacities at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at McMaster and a consulting gastroenterologist at the Hamilton Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Seaton serves as Vice Chairman and Member of Medical Advisory Board of Helix Biopharma Corp and also practices clinical gastroenterology in the Cayman Islands several times per year. Dr. Seaton is the immediate Past President of The Association of West Indian Gastroenterologists (AWIG).
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GALA ENTERTAINMENT George St. Kitts Band George St. Kitts has dazzled audiences in Canada and around the world with his versatile mix of talents as an entertainer, singer and songwriter. The George St. Kitts Band has rocked our annual Gala audience for the past number of years. This year, they promise to bring you an evening you will never forget. So plan to kick up your heels and have a great time! They will leave you breathless and exhilarated.
Purchase a raffle ticket during the OAG Conference for an opportunity to win wonderful prizes! Investing in a child’s future is an easy task with many rewards. Not only are you helping to fight hunger in our own backyard but you will be helping to free children and their families from poverty. Your small investment in a child’s life has a powerful impact. Participate in our raffle for a chance to win a prize, to be drawn at the Gala. Proceeds from this raffle will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank.
Draw will be held at the Gala
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CANCELLATION AND NO-SHOW POLICY
CANCELLATION AND NO-SHOW POLICY Non-Cancellation Will Cost You...
Did you know that as an OAG member, if you register for the OAG Conference, but do not attend, your non-attendance costs the OAG approximately $900 (Hotel accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, nutrition break and administration)? The OAG office is required to give guarantees to the hotel/venue at least four (4) business days prior to the beginning of any conference. Therefore, by giving meal number guarantees you are included in the hotel room count and meal numbers for the entire conference unless you notify our office, within the time specified, that you are cancelling your registration. It is the fiduciary responsibility of the Board of Directors to ensure that the OAG’s monies are spent wisely. The OAG has implemented a policy for members – it is mandatory that you provide a credit card number to register for the conference. Your credit card will not be charged unless you do not attend and neglect to notify the OAG office by the cancellation deadline (as indicated on the registration form.) The amount that will be charged to your credit card is the fee for one night's hotel accommodation and your meals – approximately $900. If you need to cancel your registration, please refer to the Conference registration form and contact the OAG office - you will receive a cancellation number as your validation.
Please help us help the OAG – we are a not-for-profit organization.
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13th Annual Post-DDW Course June 7, 2014 The Westin Prince Toronto Toronto, Ontario
18th Annual Conference and Business Meeting October 24-26, 2014 Queen's Landing Inn and Conference Resort Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
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THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS AND SPONSORS Preeminent Partner (Sponsors of our 2013/2014 Post DDW Course, Annual Conference and Liver and IBD Symposium.)
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