Resident Leadership Day

Resident Leadership Day – June 20th, 2017

New this year! The SOGC and APOG have co-developed a one-day program specifically tailored to the needs and interests of ob/gyns in training. The Resident Leadership Day will offer residents an opportunity to interact with Canada’s leading ob/gyn experts, as well as peers from medical programs across the country.

In the morning session, Setting Up for Success, residents will gain practical advice to prepare for their future careers as ob/gyns. Guest speakers will present Little BIG Talks on career preparation, career advice, resume building, and practice management. These talks will be followed by a rotation of round table discussions in smaller groups, allowing participants to ask their questions directly to experts who have already seen the path to success in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology.

In the afternoon, residents will have a choice between two hands-on courses focused on topics that are essential to building a career in ob/gyn – laparoscopy and ultrasound. These hands-on courses are designed specifically to meet the educational needs of residents and are an excellent opportunity to get feedback from experts and to practice vital techniques.

Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Location: Westin Ottawa, Ottawa ON

Add this day to your ACSC registration or register for it separately.


Resident Leadership Day Agenda

8:00 - 11:00 – Setting up for Success

In this session, residents will gain practical advice to prepare for their future careers as ob/gyns. Guest speakers will present Little BIG Talks on career preparation, career advice, resume building, and practice management. These talks will be followed by a rotation of round table discussions in smaller groups, allowing participants to ask their questions directly to experts who have already seen the path to success in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology.

11:30 – 11:45 – Lunch (Not provided - If registered for the entire ACSC boxed lunches are provided)

12:00 – 16:00 – Hands on Workshops

OPTION 1: Laparoscopic Workshop:

Course Overview:

This hands-on course will provide each participant the opportunity to demonstrate various laparoscopic suturing and knot tying techniques in an interactive dry lab setting. It is designed to present the fundamentals of needle loading, tissue approximation and knot tying. Techniques for loading the needle, tissue approximation, tips for extracorporeal and intracorporeal knot tying, as well as an introduction to barbed suture for running suturing of the vaginal cuff during total hysterectomy will be presented.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Reproduce efficient techniques for laparoscopic tissue approximation;
  • Perform efficient intra- corporeal and extra-corporeal knot tying;
  • Identify the common mistakes that are encountered and how to correct them;
  • Perform running closure of the vaginal cuff and manage the suture

Maximum 24 participants


OPTION 2: Ultrasound simulation workshop - CANCELLED

Course Overview:

We regret to inform you that this enhanced skills course has been cancelled. The SOGC will be in touch with anyone who has already registered for this course.

16:30 – 17:30 – Residency Fair

Two schools share a poster board. Bring your posters or other display items (Poster size: 3 feet x 4 feet per school). You can display anything you want on your section of 3’ X 4’ portion of the poster board.


For more details and to register click here.