As a benefit of CAG membership, we are pleased to offer the service of posting surveys from members with the goal of assisting with distribution and response levels. Please note that the CAG is not responsible for the content contained within, nor the development process taken, in designing and developing these surveys (including ensuring that proper ethical protocols have been followed). All surveys are, however, reviewed briefly by the CAG office and Practice Affairs Chair to ensure the following:

  • Survey should be focused on a key topic addressing significant variations in practice.
  • Survey may not be branded with the CAG logo, unless it has been developed by an internal CAG Committee.
  • Survey should not be prohibitively long in length (nor duration of time to fill out) – will most definitely limit response rate.


In order to move forward with your survey request we will need:

  • One member of the survey submission team to be a CAG member
  • Survey Title
  • Word/PDF document version of the survey for review (committee might take a few weeks)
  • Link(s) to the survey
  • Estimated time to complete the survey
  • Close date of survey

Please provide 3 or more weeks to have the survey request reviewed and posted.



Survey Posting Request


Current Surveys


*New* Polypectomy Cognitive Skills Survey (est 15mins)

Have you been in independent gastroenterology practice for 5 years or less? If so, please consider completing this survey assessing cognitive skills in colonic polypectomy and EMR. In this study, we aim to understand recent GI graduates' training experiences, self-assessed competence, and decision-making skills surrounding polypectomy.

Eligibility: Started independent (staff) gastroenterology practice between Aug 2015 and July 2020.
Time commitment: ~15 minutes.
Honorarium: $75 Amazon e-gift card.
Deadline: October 15th, 2020.

Your responses are anonymous; following completion of the survey, you will be directed to a separate form to provide your name and email address for the purposes of processing the honorarium.

Thank you for considering!
Dr. Thurarshen Jeyalingam and Dr. Jeff Mosko

Complete Survey



*New* Determining the current surveillance and management of iron deficiency/iron deficiency anemia for GI cancer patients (IRON GUT). (est 5mins)

Dr. Christine Brezden-Masley, Dr. Jeff Mosko, Dr. Michelle Scholzberg, Dr. Sami Chadi, Toronto, Ontario

Complete Survey



*New* A survey of personal protective equipment practices among Canadian endoscopists prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. (est 5-10mins)

Dr. Clarence Wong and Dr. Shahzeer Karmali, University of Alberta

Complete Survey



*New* Endoscopy Techniques Survey (est. 5 min.)

Dr. Michael Byrne, Dr. Muhammad Laghari and Michael Heer – University of British Columbia

Complete Survey



Barriers to Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery in Canada

We are researchers from the Department of General Surgery at Dalhousie University conducting a study pertaining to the management of rectal neoplasms. You have been chosen to participate in this survey because you are a member of either CAGS or CAG. The purpose of our study is to identify any potential barriers to transanal endoscopic microsurgery referral in Canada. Participation in this study is completely voluntary. Please only respond to this survey if you perform colonoscopy as part of your elective practice. By answering this survey, you are providing implied consent to be a participant in our study. All participant answers will be anonymous. This project has been approved by NSHA REB. Please answer the following questions truthfully and to the best of your ability. This survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. Thank you for taking the time to participate in our study.

Complete Survey



Role of EUS-guided biliary drainage in malignant distal biliary obstruction – an international survey

Dear colleagues, we are contacting you on behalf of a research group based out of the McGill University Health Centre that is aiming to assess the uptake of EUS-guided biliary drainage in clinical practice worldwide prior to obtaining the results from the first multicenter randomized controlled trial in North America comparing EUS-guided biliary drainage versus ERCP in malignant biliary obstruction. Our survey should take no longer than 5-7 minutes to complete, and was designed such that all endoscopists' opinions/inputs are valuable to collect, regardless of their experience with the procedure. Thanks in advance for your participation.

Complete Survey




PANTHER Physician Survey

The Post-Bleed Management of Antithrombotic Therapy (PANTHER) Research Program is led by Dr. Deborah Siegal from McMaster University, Ontario. It has been reviewed and approved by the Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board.

Complete Survey




International Survey on Unmet Needs in Managing IBD

The International Organisation for the Study of inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IOIBD) and the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) are interested in what Gastroenterologists believe to be the most important challenges in the field of IBD. This short survey will take less than 15 minutes for you to complete and will provide important information about similarities and differences around the world.

Complete Survey


Survey for Screening and Management of Lynch Syndrome

Screening for colorectal cancer has been rapidly increasing overall, however, there is variability in practice when it comes to screening and managing patients with an increased familial or hereditary risk of developing colorectal cancer. Lynch Syndrome is the most common of these hereditary cancer syndromes that predisposes to development of colorectal cancer. You are invited to fill out a survey to determine the current practices for screening and management of individuals with Lynch Syndrome across North America.

Complete Survey


A survey on the management of gastric varices

Complete Survey


National landscape of the models of care for IBD in Canada

Complete Survey


Do you see what I see? An assessment of endoscopic lesions recognition and description by gastroenterology trainees and staff physicians

Complete Survey (Staff Physicians)

Complete Survey (Trainees)