Meetings

CATS-CSF 2018 Meeting Registration is Open

The Canadian Association of Thoracic Surgeons (CATS) holds its annual meeting in conjunction with the Canadian Surgery Forum (CSF) in September of each year. Registration to the Annual CATS meeting is through the CSF website.

 

CATS Sessions at CSF 2018*

*To be updated as more information becomes available.
Last updated Friday, August 3, 2018 (PDF version: CSF 2018 Draft Agenda Updated 20180803)

  • Note: Delta refers to Main floor, Harbourview Ballroom
  • Full CATS Research Abstracts are available at here. Scroll to pages 143 to 153 for the CATS Abstracts.
  • Use the “search box” to filter by person, title, day, topic, (e.g., ERAS or lung) etc.
DayTimeLocationSession ChairEventSpeaker
September 12, 20181900-2100SJCC- Churchill 1, Level 3CATS Executive Meeting (closed)
September 13, 20180730-1200SJCC - Level 3, Victoria 3Laura DonahoePostgrad Course: Top 9 Topics in Thoracic Surgery
September 13, 20181200-1330St. Mary’s Bay, Main floor, Delta Sadeesh SrinathanRoyal College National Specialty Committee
September 13, 20181330-1600Delta Main Floor Salon E&FLorenzo FerriCATS Research Meeting
September 13, 20181600-1700Delta Main Floor Salon E&FNajib SaffedieneBest Practices Committee
September 13, 20181900-2100Merchant TavernCATS Welcome Cocktail
September 14, 20180730-0745DeltaLight Breakfast, Coffee
September 14, 20180745-0800DeltaJames Villeneuve & Sean GrondinWelcoming remarks
September 14, 20180800-0915DeltaLorenzo Ferri CATS ERAS Session *NEW*
September 14, 20180800-0815ERAS state of the artLiane Feldman
September 14, 20180815-0830ERAS in EuropeJoel Dunning
September 14, 20180830-0845CATS ERAS initiativeJonathan Spicer
September 14, 20180845-0900Special Protocol Components within ERASDonald Low
September 14, 20180900-0915ERAS Discussion
September 14, 20180915-1000DeltaSean Grondin & Andrew SeelyCATS Business Meeting (AGM)
September 14, 20180915-1015JAGChing YeungConcurrent Resident / Professor Brunch
September 14, 20181000-1015DeltaCoffee / Networking Break
September 14, 20181015-1100DeltaCATS Presidential Address: TBASean Grondin
September 14, 20181100-1145DeltaCATS President’s Invited Lecture: Standardized Clinical Pathways and ERAS Protocols: Are they Enough to Keep Surgeons Relevant in the Management of Esophageal Cancer?Donald Low
September 14, 20181200-1330SJCC – Exhibit HallConcurrent Lunch
September 14, 20181200-1330SJCC – Bannerman 3, Level 2Wael HannaCATS ePoster Session
September 14, 20181205-1210CATS-01 Laparoscopic Heller myotomy with or without Dor fundoplication for the treatment of achalasia. Do surgical outcomes differ?H. Roy (University of Saskatchewan) et al.
September 14, 20181210-1215CATS-02 Esophageal Replacement Following Gastric Devascularization Is Safe But May Not Decrease Anastomotic Complications of a Cervical AnastomosisN. Hanna (Queen's University) et al.
September 14, 20181215-1220CATS-03 Surgical morbidity of full-thickness chest wall resection for breast cancer: a coarsened exact matching studyM. Elmi (University of Toronto) et al.
September 14, 20181220-1225CATS-04 Enhanced Recovery After Lung Cancer Surgery in Canada: A Survey of Current PracticesV. Cheung (University of Calgary) et al.
September 14, 20181225-1230CATS-05 Enhanced Recovery After Esophagectomy in Canada: A Survey of Current PracticesV. Cheung (University of Calgary) et al.
September 14, 20181230-1235CATS-06 Comparison of Outcomes with Operative and Non-Operative Treatment of Thoracic Empyema: A Population Based StudyR. Nayak (Queen's University) et al.
September 14, 201812:35-12:40CATS-07 Impact of positive parenchymal margins following non small cell lung cancer resectionA. Kinio (University of Ottawa) et al.
September 14, 20181240-1245CATS-08 Uniportal Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Pulmonary Resection: First Series in Western CanadaJ. Ojah (University of British Columbia) et al.
September 14, 20181245-1250CATS-09 A Huge posterior mediastinal retrosternal goiter surgically removed through cervicosternal approachA. Najjar et al.
September 14, 20181250-1255CATS-10 Safety and efficacy of dose reduction of Tissue Plasminogen Activator in the treatment of empyema: A retrospective cohort studyD. Parente (University of Toronto) et al.
September 14, 20181255-1300CATS-11 Lung surface tracking during VATS can help characterize lung tissue stiffness variationsN. Chopra (Canadian Surgical Technologies & Advanced Robotics, London, Ontario) et al.
September 14, 20181300-1305CATS-14 Contemporary trends in level of evidence in General Thoracic Surgery clinical researchM. Mehta (McMaster University) et al.
September 14, 20181305-1310CATS-15 Tools for Individualized Survival Prediction in Esophageal and Gastroesophageal Junction CancerV. Gupta (University of Toronto) et al.
September 14, 20181310-1315CATS-16 Survival for esophageal cancer during regionalization in OntarioV. Gupta (University of Toronto) et al.
September 14, 20181315-1320CATS-19 The Canada Lymph Node Sonographic Score: National Validation of a Sonographic Score to Determine the Probability of Malignancy in Mediastinal Lymph Nodes at the Time of Endoscopic Ultrasound AssessmentD. Hylton (McMaster University) et al.
September 14, 20181320-1325CATS-21 Where to start-Comparing induction chemoradiotherapy and upfront surgery in the treatment of clinical T2N0 esophageal cancerJ. Agzarin (McMaster University) et al.
September 14, 20181325-1330CATS-25 The VTE PRO: An initial analysis of a pilot feasibility, double blind, Randomised Control Trial comparing extended, post-discharge VTE prophylaxis with placebo in patients undergoing major oncological lung resectionsY. Shargall (McMaster University) et al.
September 14, 20181330-1500SJCC – Level 2, Bowring 2&4 Adam Meneghetti & Drew BethuneCATS-CAGS Foregut Session
September 14, 20181330-1345When to use mesh in hiatal hernia repairsDonald Low
September 14, 20181345-1400Reflux & manometry testing; the right test for the right patientStacey Williams
September 14, 20181400-1415Managing symptomatic hiatal hernias in morbidly obese patientsDaniel Herron
September 14, 20181415-1430Barrett’s esophagus management, to ablate or not to ablateJon Cools-Lartigue
September 14, 20181430-1445Is endoscopic intramural surgery changing how we treat benign esophageal diseases?Jeffery Marks
September 14, 20181445-1500Discussion
September 14, 20181500-1530DeltaCoffee / Networking Break
September 14, 20181530-1630DeltaJ. Dickie CATS Lung Session
September 14, 20181530-1545Lung cancer screeningDonna Maziak
September 14, 20181545-1600Treatment of “screen positive” nodules (15minJoel Dunning
September 14, 20181600-1615Optimal post-treatment follow-up of screen-detected early lung cancersKeith Naunheim
September 14, 20181615-1630Discussion
September 14, 20181830-0000The Rooms CATS 20th Anniversary Gala Reception (1830) Dinner (1930)
September 15, 20180715-0815SJCC – Exhibit HallBreakfast & Exhibits
September 15, 20180900-0930SJCC – Level 2, Bowring 2&4Royal College Gallie Lecture: TBADoug Mathisen
September 15, 20180940-1030DeltaRichard Malthaner & Cathy MannCATS Esophagus Session
September 15, 20180940-1000Esophageal DefinitionsDonald Low
September 15, 20181000-1020Small bowel interpositionShanda Blackmon
September 15, 20181020-1030Esophagus Discussion
September 15, 20181030-1115DeltaCATS FG Pearson Lecture: TBAJoel Dunning
September 15, 20181115-1215DeltaCATS Paper Session (1)
September 15, 20181115-1130CATS-12 Symptom control and quality of life over time following Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy and Dor Fundoplication for AchalasiaM. Doubova (University of Ottawa) et al
September 15, 20181130-1145CATS-13 The addition of mobile app technology to a post-discharge home care program following major lung resection reduces the rate of Emergency Room visitsJ. Taylor (McMaster University) et al
September 15, 20181145-1200CATS-24 The VTE PRO: An initial analysis of a pilot feasibility, double blind, Randomised Control Trial comparing extended, post-discharge VTE prophylaxis with placebo in patients undergoing major oncological lung resectionsF. Sadegh Beigee (Shahid Beheshti University) et al
September 15, 20181200-1215CATS-17 Intense Surveillance with Low Dose Computed Tomography After Resection of Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Are we doing too many scans?P. Thomas (McMaster University) et al
September 15, 20181215-1300SJCC – Level 2, Bowring 2&4Lunch
September 15, 20181300-1400DeltaCATS Paper Session (2)
September 15, 20181300-1315CATS-18 Anatomical resections improve survival following lung metastasectomy of colorectal cancer harboring KRAS mutations.N. Ahmadi (University of Ottawa) et al
September 15, 20181315-1330CATS-20 Where to start-Comparing induction chemoradiotherapy and upfront surgery in the treatment of clinical T2N0 esophageal cancerJ. Spicer (McGill University Health Center) et al
September 15, 20181330-1345CATS-22 The cost burden of esophageal anastomotic leaks-a steep price to payJ. Agzarian (McMaster University) et al
September 15, 20181345-1400CATS-26 The Canada Lymph Node Sonographic Score: National Validation of a Sonographic Score to Determine the Probability of Malignancy in Mediastinal Lymph Nodes at the Time of Endoscopic Ultrasound AssessmentD. Hylton (McMaster University) et al
September 15, 20181400-1445DeltaCoffee / Networking Break
September 15, 20181445-1500DeltaSean GrondinPresentation of Research Awards, Travelling Fellowships, and CATS Executive Announcements
September 15, 20181500-1700DeltaGail Darling & John MitchellCATS-STS Difficult Case Debates *New*
September 15, 20181715-1815DeltaConference Debrief