We are a collaborative of acute care surgeons across Canada!

Who We Are

We represent almost every province in Canada including both community and academic centers.

Acute Care Surgery Guidelines

Our group has developed and published on a variety of topics in Emergency General Surgery from how to round and handover to management of perforated viscus

Searching for an Acute Care Surgery Fellowship?

Our group has collated the available acute care surgery fellowships across Canada. Many of the program directors are members of CANUCS!

Our Mission

We aim to improve quality of care in patients with acute general surgical emergencies.  We will do this through nationwide collaboration and research to determine the infrastructure and processes required to deliver high-quality, urgent/emergent surgical care in Canada.

Our History

In 2009 the Canadian Association of General Surgeons held an Acute Care Surgery summit in Victoria, British Columbia. Since that time, home-grown, dedicated services for patients with urgent / emergent general surgery conditions have been established at hospitals across Canada! Much has changed in 10 years and our collaborative has grown substantially to include surgeons from 6 provinces in both community and academic practices

Our People

We are a diverse group of surgeons and critical care physicians. We practice in academic and community centers accros Canada and represent 5 of the 10 Canadian provinces.

Kelly Vogt

Kelly Vogt



Fellowship Spotlight

Every month in 2021 an Acute Care Surgery Fellowship will be highlighted on our main page. Check back for more information.

This month’s spotlight is the University of Alberta.

See all Fellowships


The University of Alberta

The University of Alberta Hospital offers a 1-year fellowship in Acute Care and Emergency Surgery (ACES).  The case mix comprises medically and surgically complicated patients with one of the largest geographic catchment areas in North America. 

The ACES services cares for 1000-1200 patients from surrounding provinces and territories. In addition to dedicated training in emergency abdominal surgery, ACES fellows have opportunities for elective experiences in Thoracic, Vascular, Trauma, Oncology, Community Surgery, Rural Surgery and Critical Care amongst other areas of specialty.  There is also a stream for those who are interested in international work through the Centre for Global Surgery at the University of Alberta.  Elective rotations are tailored to the needs and career goals of individual trainees. 

Fellows are licensed and privileged as attending surgeons and have mentored, independent management experience for both inpatient and outpatient surgical care.  In addition to clinical training, this fellowship offers a chance for many young surgeons to grow their skills in leadership, scholarship, and practice-building.    

 Interested candidates should feel free to contact Dr. Michael Kim at mjkim@ualberta.ca.