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.
- Canadian Surgery Forum: a most successful annual meeting of Canadian surgical societies has just been held in Toronto. If you would like to check abstracts, you may do so here. Presenters are encouraged to complete their papers and submit to CJS here.
- In memoriam: Dr Griffith “Griff” Pearson. Dr Pearson, who trained with Dr William Bigelow, was a pioneer thoracic surgeon introducing mediastinoscopy, developing tracheal and esophageal surgery.
- The Royal College is accepting submissions for Charles Peter W. Warren History of Medicine Essay Prize. This 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.
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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:
Please send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: