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Welcome to the online edition of the Canadian Journal of Surgery (CJS). CJS  is an open access journal. The mission of CJS is to contribute to the effective continuing medical education of Canadian surgical specialists, using innovative techniques when feasible, and to provide surgeons with an effective vehicle for the dissemination of observations in the areas of clinical and basic science research. Submissions to CJS must be done using our online manuscript submission system.

All articles published are available, free of charge, on this website as well as on PubMed Central. To receive free copies of the digital version of CJS, sign up for our email alerts.

Canadian Surgery

  • The Royal College is accepting submissions for Charles Peter W. Warren History of Medicine Essay PrizeThis essay prize is named after the late Charles Peter W. Warren, MD, FRCPC, the inaugural chair of the Royal College’s History and Heritage Advisory Committee, until his sudden death in May 2011. The prize is supported by the Dr. Robert A. Macbeth Library and Archives Fund. This opportunity is open to residents in a Canadian medical school postgraduate program.
  • The 2016 Canadian Surgery Forum will be held at the Fairmont Royal York, Toronto, Ont., Sept. 8–12. The deadline for submission of abstracts is Apr. 1, 2016. Information available here.
  • Military-specific research and knowledge translation are critical to Armed Forces, which must operate in a unique context of extreme environments; exceptional physiological and psychological stresses; and extraordinary operational, occupational and environmental hazards. Peruse the latest CJS supplement on military medicine: The Canadian Armed Forces Supplement on Military Medicine: Caring for the Wounded in the Future Can J Surg 58 (3 Supple 3): S77-S156
  • In memoriam: Ein, Sigmund H., Oshawa, Ont.; McGill University, 1961; pediatric general surgery; Associate Editor, CJS. Died Jan. 25, 2015, aged 78. Survived by his wife Arlene, 5 children and 11 grandchildren.

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Debate and Consensus

CJS is dedicated to the development of best surgical practice.  The CJS consensus protocol encourages discussion of consensus statements and articles before publication. The following article is currently in-progress:

CJS Debate: Mammography is useful in average risk screening for breast cancer

Please send your comments to cjs@cma.ca. You must include article name in the subject and your name(s) plus affiliation(s) in the message. Your comments will be sent anonymously to the authors in the same way that referees reviews are sent. You will be acknowledged in the annual list of CJS reviewers but will not receive any other communication.

Sponsoring Societies and Academic Partners

CJS was founded in 1957 by a collaboration of the Canadian Medical Association, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and Canadian university departments of surgery. Dr Robert Janes, President of the Royal College was its first editor. The chairs of the surgical departments made up the first editorial board. Today the following organizations take part in the Academic Program of the Canadian Journal of Surgery:

Departments of Surgery