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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

  • In memoriam: Normand J. Belliveau (1946–2015). Dr. Belliveau, former president of the Quebec Medical Association and the 100th president of the Canadian Medical Association, has passed away at the age of 92. He was the first francophone to practise at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, where he was a senior surgeon for 50 years.
  • In memoriam:  Lloyd D. MacLean, M.D. (1924-2015). Dr Maclean, editor of the Canadian Journal of Surgery from 1972 to 1992, has died at the age of 90. One of Canada’s great surgeons, he served as chairman at McGill for 3 terms and as president of the American Surgical Association (1992) and the American College of Surgeons (1993). His honours include the Order of Canada (1985) and the Gairdner Wightman Award (1989).
  • December issue editorial discusses Ebola virus disease and its implications for surgeons. Send your comments to cjs@cma.ca.

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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
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