GOC is Canada’s only national specialty society dedicated to issues of gynecologic cancer. Membership in GOC will connect you with most gynecologic oncologists, medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, geneticists, nurses and researchers within Canada.
Membership provides you with the opportunity to become active within the Society by taking a leadership role and assisting GOC to promote excellence in gynecologic oncology health care. This can be done through participation on one of the Society’s committees, in a Communities of Practice, or by contributing to the website or newsletter.
GOC offers a variety of membership categories designed to fit your career stage and requirements.
GOC holds two meetings annually: the Annual General Meeting held concurrently with the SOGC Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference; and the Continuing Professional Development program held concurrently with the CCTG spring meeting. For those involved in a CoP, we host an annual CoP Forum.
Nurse professionals, see what GOC and the GOC’s Nursing Committee is all about – watch video
To become a member of GOC, you will require the support of two GOC members from Category 1 (Physicians). When you apply on-line, you will select the names of the two supporting members, and to upload your CV. Payment of fees by credit card will be requested once there is approval of your application.
Once you have submitted the on-line application, supporting members will be requested to confirm their support of your candidacy. Upon receipt of such confirmation, the Membership Committee will review your application and make its recommendation to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors votes on new Memberships in December and June of every year.
Membership Categories & Annual Fees
- GOC is Canada’s national specialty society directly responsible for accredited CPD activity in gynecological oncology
- GOC meetings provide a forum for gynecologic oncologists within Canada, as well as many members from other disciplines involved in gynecologic cancer care, to come together and exchange research and clinical ideas
- GOC provides a forum for launching health advocacy issues both nationally and provincially
- GOC provides a platform to interact and influence international societies such as International Gynecologic Cancer Society
- GOC members pay significantly lower registration fees for GOC conferences: Annual General Meeting (concurrent with the SOGC Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference) and the Continuing Professional Development meeting (concurrent with the CCTG Spring Meeting).
- Membership enables access to WorkPlace, GOC’s collaboration platform where Members can participate in or start discussion boards related to “cases of the week”. On Workplace, you get access to industry news, what is happening at GOC, information on upcoming events and programs, alerts for new job postings and webinars and so much more. Use the chat feature for one-on-one chats or group chats and never lose track of the conversations.
- You will receive The GOC News, our semi-annual newsletter.
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GOC established a real collaborative community of passionate members interested in promoting women cancer healthcare by a TEAM approach in the true sense where Together Everyone Accomplishes More
–Dr. Walter Gotlieb
GOC was my first exposure to gynecologic oncology nationally. It solidified my drive for the field and made me pursue this career. The funding for electives and networking across the country has been invaluable.
– Dr. Alon Altman
I love GOC because we can keep in touch with other gyne oncs and work with others to improve patient care.
– Dr. Korine Lapointe-Milot
I see the GOC as a forum for advancement of gynecologic oncology care in Canada through education of its members, through collaboration and promotion of research, and advocacy for patients affected with gynecologic oncology. It is a community uniting its members with a common interest in optimizing gynecologic oncology care in Canada.
– Dr. Susie Lau
The GOC is very welcoming to inter-disciplinary team members whose work and passion for care focuses on gynecologic oncology. As a nurse who has been a member for many years, I have had opportunity through GOC expand my knowledge, share my experiences and change my practice. This chance for knowledge sharing and networking in turn improves patient and family care for those affected by a gynecologic malignancy.
– Elisha Andrews, NP
Click on the following link to access the testimony of one of the founders of GOC, Dr. Ralph Anderson who passed away on July 31st, 2017 in Fort worth, Texas: https://vimeo.com/229726752