Invitation BCUS AGM 2014



Dear Members and Sponsors,

Dear Members and Sponsors,

It is with great pleasure that I invite the BC Urological Society membership to attend the BCUS AGM 2014 in Vancouver on October 3 and 4, 2014.  The meeting will take place at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in downtown Vancouver.

This year the planning committee has been working hard to bring you an interesting and interactive technical, scientific, business, and social meeting. Please go to the new BCUS website at www.bcus.ca to register for the meeting and to review the agenda. We are working toward making the Professional Development and Scientific components of this meeting eligible for Section 1 MOC credits through the RCPSC.

Professional Development Component:

The agenda includes a Professional Development module on Friday October 3, 2014 (12:00 – 4:00 PM) presented in the Bowden Room at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver.  Lunch will start at 11:00 AM.  This module will feature presentations on the following: 

1)  Drs. Sam Bugis, Mike Carter, and Iain McAuley – Credentialing
2)  Mr. Nevin Fishman, Partner and Senior Litigation Lawyer –  Defending an MSP Audit
3)  Dr. Alan So – Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)
4)  Mr. Manfred Purtzki, CA – Medical Corporations and Family Trusts

This is the 2nd Professional Development module for the BCUS AGM.  The 1st session last year was well received by the membership.  There will be the opportunity to interact with the speakers and there is sure to be lively discussion. Please take time out of clinical work to attend this professional development session.

Scientific Session:

The scientific session will take place on Saturday, October 4, 2014 (8:00 AM – 12:00 PM) at the Spanish Ballroom at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver.  BCUS is pleased to welcome several distinguished speakers: 

1) Dr. Jason Archambault – Topic TBA (Langley Hospital) 
2) Dr. Dinesh Samasekera – Topic TBA (Surrey Memorial Hospital)
3) Dr. Paul Whelan – Topic TBA (Chief of Surgery VIHA)
4) Dr. Bernie Eigl – Neoadjuvant chemotherapy for bladder cancer (BCCA Vancouver)
5) Dr. Martin Gleave – Metastatic CRPC (DUS and Prostate Centre Vancouver)

There will be breakfast served in the Ballrooom promenade at the hotel before the Scientific session (7:00 – 8:00 AM).

There will also be a nutrition break in the mid-morning.


Accreditation: This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity eligible for up to 7.0 Section 1 credits as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  This program has been reviewed and approved by UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development. Each physician should claim only those credits he/she actually spent in the activity.

Meeting Cost:

There is no extra charge to attend this meeting. The cost is included in your annual BCUS dues including all of the social functions.

Business Meeting:

The business meeting will take place on the afternoon of Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Spanish Ballroom at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. There will be lunch provided before the business meeting. This meeting will be open to all active, paid, and retired BCUS members.

Chair: Dr. Omar Nazif

BCUS Social Functions:

Please bring your spouse or your significant other to all social events. The costs are included in your annual BCUS dues.

BCUS welcomes you and your partner to the to Nicli Antica Pizzeria at 62 East Cordova on the evening of Friday, October 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM for complimentary pizza and drinks.  This was well received last year and you are encouraged to attend!

On Saturday, October 4, 2014 you and your partner are invited to a cocktail reception at 6:00 PM at Reflections Lounge on the 4th floor of the Rosewood Hotel Georgia.  Dinner will follow at 8:00 PM in the Spanish Ballroom.

BCUS is working on a tasty menu.

** spouse/partner functions are paid in full by BCUS dues


We have secured good group rates at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia at $259 per night for “run of the house king guestrooms.”  Junior king suites are available for $369 per night.  There is complimentary internet (wired and wireless) in all guestrooms.  There is access to the hotel’s fitness centre and pool.

Please book your room ASAP as they are on a first come, first served basis. Hotel rooms must be booked by September 3, 2014 to guarantee the rates. Quote the BC Urological Society. Call 604-682-5566 or 888-767-3966 to book.



PGY 1-5 Residents are welcome to attend all functions. This should prove to be a great opportunity to meet urologists who work in academe and community.  Resident attendance is complimentary courtesy of the BCUS.

In summary, I welcome you and your family to our annual general meeting. Please remember to register ASAP at www.bcus.ca. I look forward to seeing you all.


Best regards,


Omar Nazif, MD, FRCSC
President BCUS



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