2020 scientific meeting

Meeting Information

Dates: May 11 - 13th, 2020


Hotel William Gray

421 Rue Saint Vincent,

Montréal, QC H2Y 3A6, Canada

Use code: CON419 when registering to receive the VES/VIRIES discount!

Keynote speakers

Gerald Fried

MD, FRCS(C), FACS, Professor of Surgery and Gastroenterology, Chairman of the Department of Surgery,

McGill University

Montreal, Quebec H3A 1A3

Edward W. Archibald Professor and Chairman of the McGill University Department of Surgery in Montreal, Canada. He established Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) as a clinical and academic program at McGill. His group has made significant contributions to surgical education, simulation, introduction of innovation into clinical practice, and the development of enhanced recovery practices to maximize benefits of MIS. 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. His group has 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.

Dr. Fried has served as President of SAGES, Canadian Association of General Surgeons, Central Surgical Association; he is a Regent 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.

Thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract to VES 2020! Original scientific research, case series, and case reports will all be accepted for submission. Abstract submission information can be found on this page.

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