scientific meeting


On Friday, June 26th, we held our annual business meeting discussing current ongoing and future plans, including webinars, the World Endoscopy Meeting, and much more!

The minutes can be accessed here:

17th Annual Business Meeting of the Veterinary Endoscopy Society.pdf
VES 2020 Business Meeting FINAL.pdf
Flyer ad.pdf

World Endoscopy Meeting planned!


It is with great sadness that we report that due to the international COVID-19 outbreak the executive committee has voted to cancel this year's annual meeting coming up in Montreal.

For those of you registered for the meeting, refund is being automatically reimbursed from the CVent site. If you do not receive your refund by Friday, 3/13/20, please contact Chris Thomson directly.

In order to cancel your hotel reservation at William-Gray Hotel, you can contact the hotel directly at 514-656-5600.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused and will be in touch with further updates as required in the upcoming days/weeks.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to any member of the executive committee.

Stay safe!

Meeting Information

Dates: May 11 - 13th, 2020


Hotel William Gray

421 Rue Saint Vincent,

Montréal, QC H2Y 3A6, Canada

Keynote speakers

Gerald Fried

MD, FRCS(C), FACS, Edward W. Archibald Professor and Chair of the McGill University Department of Surgery

McGill University

Montreal, Quebec H3A 1A3

Dr Fried established Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) as a clinical and academic program at McGill and was one of the early leaders of this paradigm-changing surgery in Canada . His group has made significant contributions to surgical education, simulation, introduction of innovation into clinical practice, and the development of perioperative pathways to maximize benefits of MIS. His team developed metrics of procedural performance and led development of the manual skills component of the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) Program, a requirement for certification in surgery in the U.S.

The Deans of Canadian Medical Schools awarded Dr. Fried the “John Ruedy Award” for Innovation in Medical Education. He has won multiple teaching awards and has been active in Surgical Education at the American College of Surgeons, SAGES and other major specialty groups.

Dr. Fried has served as President of SAGES, Canadian Association of General Surgeons, Central Surgical Association; he is Immediate Past-Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons. He was elected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, the Canadian equivalent of the Institute of Medicine. He has given over 300 invited lectures internationally and published widely on MIS and surgical education. Last year he was awarded the Meritorious Service Cross by the Governor General of Canada for his role in the safe introduction of Minimally Invasive Surgery in Canada

Dennis hong

MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS, Associate Professor, General Surgery

McMaster University

Hamilton, ON L8N 4A6

Dr. Dennis Hong is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at McMaster University. He specializes in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Hong was born in Seoul, South Korea. He completed his undergraduate studies in Biology from the University of Western Ontario in 1992. Dr. Hong received his medical degree (M.D.) from the University of Toronto in 1996. He completed his residency in the Department of Surgery, McMaster University Medical Centre in Hamilton, ON. Then in 2003, he completed a Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at the Legacy Health System in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.. He joined the Department of Surgery at McMaster University in 2010. The same year he became the Clinical Teaching Unit Director McMaster University as well as Associate Director, Centre for Minimal Access Surgery, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, ON.

Highly skilled in minimal access surgical techniques Dr. Hong regularly performs a variety of Laparoscopic procedures and 75% of his practice is focused on bariatric surgery.

Dr. Hong has received many honours and awards durning his career including the Faculty of Classical Studies University of Western Ontario, Albert O. Jeffery scholarship, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, Princess Margaret Hospital Education Scholarship, Korean-Canadian Educational Scholarship, McMaster University, Resident Research Award 1st Place, SAGES conference Poster of Distinction, University of Western Ontario Faculty of Biology Scholarship and McMaster University, Physicians’ Services Incorporated Award.

Thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract to VES 2020! Summaries of new, ongoing and updated research will be acceptable for submission and presentation. The VES Research Committee will review all submissions prior to acceptance. All submission guidelines and helpful tips can be found on this page.


Bienvenue à Montréal!

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