Announcement BC Surgical Society’s 73rd Annual Spring Meeting (2020)

Dear friends and colleagues,

As you are all aware over the last week the COVID19 was declared a pandemic, and now with the provincial state of emergency, it is hard to say what the future will bring.

While BC Surgical Society’s ASM is a small meeting, we are taking a significant step, in line with guidance from public health and the provincial state of emergency, and postponing the meeting to the fall. Further information will be provided as soon as dates are confirmed.

For now we want to ensure that there are processes in place for everything that has already been arranged, including your registration fees and hotel bookings. Please see details below.

We thank you for your continued support to the Society, and look forward to seeing you later in the year once things have hopefully calmed down and the situation stabilizes.

We wish you all the best in the ever more critical roles you now play during this time. Stay safe, and look after each other.


Ahmer Azhar Karimuddin, MD, FRCSC
Specialist in General & Colorectal Surgery

Director, General Surgery Residency Program
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery,
University of British Columbia

St. Paul’s Hospital, Providence Health,
Room C310, St Paul’s Hospital,
1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC  V6Z 1Y6

Tel:  604-806-8311
Fax: 604-806-9604
Mob: 604-218-7107

Hotel Reservations: If you made your reservation online you will receive a cancellation email within the week. If you made your reservation by phone, please call and cancel your reservation.

Registration: Anyone who has registered (paid) will be refunded in the next couple of weeks, barring any credit card processes that may be back-logged at this time. An email notification will be provided.

Exhibitor Information
Please connect with Alyson ( to arrange either a refund or a hold for the event this fall.

If you are still awaiting a cancellation notice or refund for either your reservation or registration fee by March 31st, please email Alyson at