NPSA has a block of rooms at the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC. To make a room reservation, call the reservations department at 250-384-8111 (in Canada) or 1-866-540-4429 (global reservations). Please identify yourself with the North Pacific Surgical Association.
Room rates start at $219 (Canadian dollars) for the Fairmont room. This is only $164 in US Dollars, so it’s a great value for US attendees! Room rates go up to a $449 Canadian ($339 US Dollars) for a one bedroom harborview suite. We were able to negotiate great rates for the Empress, so you are encouraged to take advantage. All rooms are plus 16% local taxes. There are several room options, some rather luxurious, so ask for details. Please make hotel arrangements by October 6, 2019 to ensure availability.
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2019 Victoria Conference Centre
5:00—8:00p Exhibitor Registration and Check-in 7:30--10:00p NPSA Welcome Soiree (Irish Times Pub - 1200 Government Street) (Members, guests, residents, reps - all invited)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2019
7:30a—7:45aWelcome – Dr. Al Hayashi and Dr. Cailan MacPherson 7:450a—10:00a 1st Scientific Session - 8 abstracts, theme Breast 10:00a—10:20aBREAK, Exhibits 10:20a—11:15aFounder’s Lecture – Professor - Dr. Timothy Rockall 11:15a—12:00pERAS panel 12:00p—12:15p Break, Exhibits, lunch transition 12:15p--1:00p Lunchtime speaker—Nicole Smith, CEO Flytographer 1:00p—1:25p BREAK, Exhibits 1:15p—2:00p Q&A with Nicole Smith, Flytographer (Concurrent Session) 1:15p—3:00p2nd Scientific Session - 8 abstracts theme Education 3:00p—3:30pBREAK, Exhibits 3:30p--3:45p Presentation of Mackenzie Award 3:45p—4:15pPresidential Address—Dr. Al Hayashi 4:15p--5:00pNPSA Business Meeting 4:15p—5:00pMeet the Professor 6:30p—9:00pNPSA Games Night
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2019
7:45a—9:50a3rd Scientific Session, theme System 9:50a—10:15aBREAK, Exhibits 10:15a—11:45aNPSA Master’s of Surgery Teaching Video Symposium 11:45a--12:00p Break, Exhibits, Lunch transition 12:00p—12:30p Lunch/Historian’s Lecture—Dr. Nis Schmidt 12:30p—1:15pVisiting Professor’s Lecture, Dr. Timothy Rockall 1:15p—1:30pBREAK, Exhibits 1:30p—4:00p4th Scientific Session, 10 abstacts, theme Trauma/ACS 4:00p—4:05pConcluding remarks, Dr. Al Hayashi 6:00p—10:00pReception President’s Banquet - Theme Cowboy/Country "Chic"
Annual Meeting to Feature Fun Activities for All
Our local events committee is working hard to bring you a fantastic lineup of fun activities.
Thursday night we'll start with a casual soiree at Irish Times Pub at 7:30 pm. This FREE event is for all industry reps, residents, attendees, and guests. Dress is "Victoria" casual. The pub is just a short walk up Government Street.
Our Luncheon speaker Friday is “Capture the Magic of Travel with Flytographer” featuring Nicole Smith, CEO. She will discuss how she took a concept of professional quality travel photography to become an internationally acclaimed company.
Friday night is games night featuring “Battle of the Caucuses” at the Empress Hotel. Games will pit each caucus against each other requiring collaborative smarts of each caucus’ resident’s youthful minds, senior surgeon’s will and spousal influence to move the final test. This event is FREE to all residents. Dress is “Victoria” casual.
Want to burn off some energy? Join us Saturday for an early morning run with Dr. Biberdorf who will set the pace come rain or shine.
Over lunch, hear from our Historian Dr. Nis Schmidt, emeritus professor of surgery, who will provide an engaging presentation of historical proportions.
Saturday night we will be in the Empress Hotel's Crystal Ballroom for our President's banquet. We will be entertained by a comedian emcee Trevor Cohen and our band, Not for Public Consumption. Dress is "Cowboy Chic" or black tie. No boring speeches will be permitted!
Events for Guests, Spouses and Industry Reps
Each morning there will be complementary buffet style breakfast in the atrium. We'll have a “meeting within a meeting” series. Short presentations from experts in Seismology, executive coaching, money/finance and golf will engage you while you have your morning coffee.
Saturday Night Entertainment "Not for Public Consumption"
Please contact Harvey Gail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-371-7457.
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