Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society

Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society - later 2000s


  • The agreement for Springer to become the publisher of the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia (CJA) was started in 2008 and concluded January 2009.

  • CAS and the Wait Time Alliance debated a number of key issues aimed to enhance health care resources.

  • A standardized examination to accredit international doctors was developed, which also became a means to ascertain the doctors’ level of training.

  • At the CAS annual meeting, $16,000 was raised for CARF thanks to the “hair shaving” donations of both Dr Hare and Dr Fiset.

  • CAS instituted the development of CJA Continuing Medical Education (CME) modules. The value was the benefit to CAS members and their continuing education requirements.

  • The CAS moved to the Royal College’s maintenance of competence platform which enabled to members log in to a system to enter their CE credits.


  • Discussions regarding the role of anethesia assistants (AAs) was heightened, leading to the publication of the National Educational Framework for Anesthesia Assistants.  This position paper established guidelines and roles for both Anesthesia Assistants and anesthesiologists


History of the CAS

Chronology of Events
Early 2000s
Later 2000s

Important Contributors

Archival Resources

Past Officers and CJA Editors