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Enhanced Surgical Skills Program

  • 17-Jan-2018
  • 6:00 PM (MST)
  • 18-Jan-2018
  • 4:30 PM (MST)
  • Banff, AB - Banff Park Lodge


  • (Tax incl.) Pre Tax rate is 350
  • (Tax incl.) Pre tax rate is 800.
  • (Tax incl.) Pre tax rate is $50
    (First 30 OR Nurses are eligible for the $500 bursary. *All 30 have been Claimed)
  • (Tax incl.) Pre tax rate is $725

All event prices include Tax.

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Alberta Chapter for up to 11 Mainpro+ credits.
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Enhanced Surgical Skills Program, Banff AB

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NEW (day of event) Click Here for the livestream via youtube

This one day course is designed for GPS /ESS Surgeons in conjunction with Emergency Medicine for Rural Hospitals course and the Endoscopy Skills Day for Practicing Endoscopists course. The program will update rural ESS surgeons with current methods, facilitate informal communication and encourage FP-Specialist networks.

Full Schedule PDF  •  OR Nurses  •  Highlights  •  Faculty  •  Pre-POST Courses  •  Hotels  •  CANCELLATION 

Registrants that wish to make changes to their registration will need to contact the office by phone or email with your request.

Bring Your OR Nurses! 

Rural OR nurses are invited to fully participate in this program. 

  • In addition to attending the Wednesday and Thursday dinner programs and Thursday morning sessions, there will be a Thursday lunch/networking meeting followed by dedicated program stream for rural OR Nursing. 
  • With the support of our sponsors RPAP, RCCbc and the SRPC we are able to reduce registration to $50 for all OR nurses and to offer a $500 bursary to the first 30 OR Nurses who register.

Program Highlights

  • Virtual Mentoring. Linking you shoulder to shoulder with your regional specialist. Live streaming demonstration
  • Updates in Surgery and Operative Delivery
  • Fundamentals of Electrosurgical Energy: All you should know, but don’t, about electro cautery
  • Opportunities and Training for Global Surgery and OB
  • New Trauma mini fellowships


    “Access to Rural Surgical Care; Why does it Matter:” Dr. N. Caron
  • THURSDAY EVENING – JANUARY 18TH – $78.75/pp(Tax incl)
    Global Surgery: The CPD experience: Can it be Win/Win for both countries? With Dr. Ray Markham, Dr. Bret Batchelor and  Dr. Brian Geller – Dinner Included
  • FRIDAY MORNING – JANUARY 19TH – $31.50/pp (Tax incl)
    Optional Networking Breakfast — Agenda: Potpourri of issues facing ESS led by Dr. Stuart Iglesias.


  • OB:  Marius Pienaar, Jan Christilaw, Neeraj Mehra
  • Gen Sx:  Nadine Caron, Ivar Mendez, Richard Simons
  • ESS:  Nancy Humber, Vikki Vogt-Haines, Bret Batchelor, Stuart Johnston
  • CPD:  Ray Markham
  • FPA:  Kirk McCarroll

Pre-POST Courses

Register for these events separately on our Events Page

  1.  Rural Plastics Procedures: JANUARY 17, 2018
    Small Skin Flaps, Complicated Wound Closure, and Tendon Repair
  2. CNIS Structured Operative Obstetrics Instructors Course: JANUARY 17, 2018
    Learn the skills to teach Cesarean Section in Africa to junior residents and to non physicians
  3. The 8th Annual Endoscopy Skills Day: JANUARY 19 - 21, 2018
    Education for Excellence in Endoscopy


  • A block of rooms have been reserved at the Banff Park Lodge.
    Address: 222 Lynx St, Banff, AB T1L 1K5
  • Call 1-800-661-9266 for Group Guest Room Bookings.
  • No online bookings can be made after December 2, 2017 (Release Date).
  • Please note that anyone wishing to stay pre or post conference must also call 1-800-661-9266 to arrange this.


  • All event cancellations must be made in writing by email to
  • Full Refund (less $75 admin fee) will be granted if notification is received by December 6th.
  • 50% refund will be granted for cancellations made between December 7th and December 27th.
  • Refunds will not be granted after December 27 but we will transfer the balance (less $75 admin fee) to another SRPC event or SRPC membership.
  • Deposits are non refundable but are transferable to SRPC Membership.
  • Social tickets are non refundable but may be transferred to a student or resident.

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