Dear Members,

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to attend the BCUS AGM 2017 in Vancouver on September 15 and 16, 2017.  The meeting will take place at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia Hotel in downtown Vancouver.

This year the planning committee has been working hard to bring you an interesting and interactive technical, scientific, business, and social meeting. Please register soon to ensure your spot.  We are working toward making the Medical Update and Scientific components of this meeting eligible for Section 1 MOC credits through the RCPSC.

Medical Update Session:

The agenda includes a Medical Update session on Friday September 15, 2017 (12:00 – 4:00 PM) presented in the Bowden Room at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver.  Lunch will start at 11:00 AM.  BCUS is pleased to welcome the following speakers: 

1)  Dr. Adam White – New Diabetic Medications
2)  Dr. Graham Wong – Novel Anticoagulants
3)  Dr. Jeff Donovan – Male Pattern Hair Loss
4)  Dr. Michael Murray – In-Office Sterilization

There will be the opportunity to interact with the speakers and there is sure to be lively discussion.  Please take time out of clinical work to attend the Medical Update Session.

Scientific Session:

The scientific session will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2017 (8:00 AM – 12:00 PM) in the Spanish Ballroom at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver.  BCUS is pleased to welcome the following speakers: 

1)  Dr. Chris Zappavigna – Reconstructive Urology
2)  Dr. Henry Tran – Reconstructive Urology
3)  Dr. Justin Lee – Urologic Oncology (Lion’s Gate Hospital)
4)  Dr. Mike Metcalfe – Urologic Oncology (Locum Royal Jubilee and Victoria General Hospital)
5)  Dr. Bodo Knudsen – Stone Disease (Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)

There will be breakfast served in the Ballroom Promenade at the hotel before the Scientific session (7:00 – 8:00 AM).
There will also be a nutrition break in the mid-morning.

Please view the agenda for full conference information.

Meeting Cost:

For members, there is no extra charge to attend this meeting. The cost of the meeting is included in your annual BCUS dues including all of the social functions.  Your partner is invited to all social functions and this is included in your annual BCUS dues.

Business Meeting:

The business meeting will take place on the afternoon of Saturday, September 16, 2017 in the Bowden Room at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia.  Lunch will be provided before the business meeting in the Ballroom Promenade. The business meeting is open to all active, paid, and retired BCUS members.  UBC urology residents are welcome to attend.

Chair: Dr. Omar Nazif

Residents:

UBC PGY 1-5 Residents are welcome to attend all functions. This is an excellent opportunity to meet urologists who work in academe and the community.  There is no cost for residents to attend the meeting.

Going forward, I welcome you and your family to BCUS AGM 2017.

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This event is an accredited group learning activity (section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by the Canadian Urological Association (CUA). The specific opinions and content of this event are not necessarily those of the CUA, and are the responsibility of the organizer(s) alone
This program has met the criteria for a Section 1 group learning activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). Your program is eligible for 1 credit per hour of scientific sessions, for a maximum of 7.75 hours of credit.

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

BCUS has secured a group rate at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia at $289 per night for “Run of House King Room.”  There is complimentary wired and wi-fi internet in all guestrooms.  There is group pricing rate for Sense Spa treatments discounted at 15%.  There is access to the hotel’s fitness centre and pool.      

There are limited rooms reserved for BCUS.  Please book your room ASAP as they are on a first come, first served basis. Hotel rooms must be booked by August 16, 2017 to guarantee the rates. Quote the BC Urological Society AGM. Call 604-682-5566 or 1-888-767-3966 to book. 

Bring your partner

BCUS Social Functions:

Please bring your spouse or your significant other to the social events. The costs are included in your annual BCUS dues.

BCUS welcomes you and your partner to Chambar at 568 Beatty St. on the evening of Friday, September 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM for a sit down dinner.  

On Saturday, September 16, 2017 you and your partner are invited to a cocktail and food reception at 7:00 PM at Reflections Lounge on the 4th floor of the Rosewood Hotel Georgia Hotel.  Cocktails and meal will be served food station style – seating available. This is a great time to mingle with your colleagues and their partners.   BCUS is working on a tasty menu.

** spouse/partner functions are paid in full by BCUS dues