Invitation BCUS AGM 2015


Dear Members and Sponsors,

It is with great pleasure that I invite the BC Urological Society membership to attend the BCUS AGM 2015 in Vancouver on October 2 and 3, 2015.  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 2, 2015 (12:00 – 4:00 PM) presented in the Spanish Ballroom at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver.  Lunch will start at 11:00 AM.  This module will feature presentations on the following: 


1)  Wesley Wong – Plexia Tips and Tricks – Optimize Your EMR
2)  Alexandria Carsten – Speakeasy Solutions – Speech Recognition Optimization
3)  Diana Steele, RD – Eating for Energy on the Run
4)  Michael Howard – Fitness and Health Essentials for the Busy Surgeon


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 3, 2015 (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. Daniel Yanko – Reonstructive Urology (Royal Columbian Hospital) 
2) Dr. Kourosh Afshar – Pediatric Urology Update (BC Children’s Hospital)
3) Dr. Peter Black – Keeping Up With Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer (VGH)
4) Dr. Kim Chi – Prostate Cancer Update (BCCA Vancouver)
5) Dr. Andrew MacNeily – Tribute to Dr. Larry Goldenberg (BC Children’s Hospital)
6) Dr. Martin Gleave – A few words (DUS and VGH)


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.


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.  Your partner is invited to all social functions and this is also included in your annual BCUS dues.


Business Meeting:

The business meeting will take place on the afternoon of Saturday, October 3, 2015 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 Wildebeest on 120 West Hastings on the evening of Friday, October 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM for complimentary food and drink.  This was well received last year and you are encouraged to attend!

On Saturday, October 3, 2015 you and your partner are invited to a cocktail and food reception at 7:00 PM at Reflections Lounge on the 4th floor of the Rosewood Hotel Georgia.  Cocktails and meal will be served food station style – seating available. 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 $269 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 2, 2015 to guarantee the rates. Quote the BC Urological Society. Call 604-682-5566 or 888-767-3966 to book. http://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/hotel-georgia-vancouver



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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