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Surgical Oncology Network

The BC Surgical Oncology Network (SON) exists to promote and advance quality cancer surgery throughout the province.

The SON includes all providers of surgical oncology services from surgeons in remote areas to sub-specialists. 

SON's vision is that all cancer surgery patients in BC experience the best possible outcomes. This is made possible through the four committees that make up the network.

SON has 13 surgical tumour groups, whose purpose is to advise SON and the SON Council on the issues and challenges in their respective areas, to improve the surgical management of oncology patients.


Fall Update 2017

Our annual surgical oncology conference is coming back to the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver on Saturday October 14th 2017. The event will be held in the Arbutus room on the third floor.

This year's focus will be on colorectal cancers and will feature guest speakers and topic specialists. The program agenda for the day can be viewed here. 

This conference is a must attend for surgical oncologists, general surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, residents, and will be of value to other related specialists.

Registration Fees (includes continental breakfast, Buffet lunch & refreshments)

Early Bird                   $350.00     deadline Friday, October 1
Regular                       $375.00     deadline Friday, October 7
Residents                    $75.00

Early registration is available online now.

There are currently no more rooms available at the Four Seasons Hotel. There are still some rooms available across the street at the Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver

Accreditation for this event is approved as a credited Group Learning Activity eligible for up to 7.5 Section 1 credits as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. 

For more Information contact Wade Stow at 604.877.6000 ext. 673256 or Email:

Fall Update 2016
SON Fall Update in Breast, Melanoma, and HPB Cancers was held on Saturday October 22, 2016 Vancouver, BC

View the program here. Registration is now closed. Thank you to all who attended.

Presentations can be viewed here.

New Ortho Website

A new Musculoskeletal Oncology Website ( has been launched.

This new website was developed by SON Musculoskeletal, Bone and Soft Tissue Surgical Group Chair Dr. Paul Clarkson, in partnership with clinical collaborators. This is an invaluable resource for medical students, residents, family physicians and other physicians without specialty expertise, and patients.

SOURCE: Surgical Oncology Network ( )
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