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CAS puts members first, regularly doing needs assessments to ensure member needs are met and we are providing the right supports for members at all stages on their respective journeys in anesthesia. Find out what CAS membership can do for you.

Stay Ahead of the Curve

  • Get the latest in research and innovation in anesthesia and interdisciplinary fields with your monthly subscription to the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia (CJA), the source for clinical knowledge and research in anesthesia and pain management in Canada.
  • Be informed and be prepared for what’s coming around the corner - add to your safe sender list (whitelist/allow-list) and get members’ only updates, surveys and requests for input into important initiatives impacting the profession.
  • Get the information you need for your practice with access to the CAS Resource Library, a searchable database of articles, papers and other anesthesia related sources, all gathered by members for members. 
Increase Your Reach
  • Connect with other anesthesia leaders and contribute to the future of your association with participation on CAS Committees.
  • Share your knowledge on your specialty, join a CAS Section and build a reputation as a resource with your fellow members.
  • Make lasting connections with anesthesia professionals from across the country at the CAS Annual Meeting, the largest anesthesiology meeting in Canada, and at a significant discount for members. 
Enhance Your Professional Value Proposition
  • Expand your technical knowledge and maintain certification credits (Section 1, 2 and 3 available) with online and in person education opportunities, and increase your value with your institutions with access to discounted rates for accrediting programs for certificate maintenance.
  • Build your professional and personal toolkit with online modules on essential skills and general physician wellness, provided complimentary to members only, or at a significant discount.
  • Opportunity for increased recognition and funding in your chosen field with eligibility for CAS awards and research grants, and poster and paper competitions recognized nationally and internationally. 

Advance the Profession

The Society provides a collective voice for anesthesia professionals, with opportunities for input and ensuring support for numerous initiatives – all making a positive impact on the profession for over 75 years. Here’s how your CAS membership makes a difference on the national and global scale.
Demonstrate Professional Citizenship in Canada and Worldwide
  • Support the future of anesthesia in Canada with CAS membership offered to anesthesia residents nationwide on a complimentary basis for the entirety of their residency.
  • Have your interests represented on national and international committees focused on anesthesiology or medicine in general, extending CAS’ influence for the betterment of the profession on the global stage.
  • Contribute to providing safe, sustainable anesthesia and perioperative care in low resource settings across the world through CAS’ support of CASIEF (Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society International Education Fund). 
Engage and Elevate the Profession
  • Be part of a collective voice for the profession, with CAS advocating for member interests with government, media, and the Royal College.
  • Support best practices and patient safety, knowing membership dues allow for resources to be publicly available, including the annually updated Guidelines to Anesthesia.
  • Support advocacy and education for anesthesia sub-specialties with input into position statements and educational resources/events through CAS Sections. 
Promote Discovery and Innovation
  • Ensure the stability of anesthesia research in Canada through CARF (Canadian Anesthesia Research Foundation) - supporting Canadian researchers that are members of CAS.
  • Participate in CAIRS (Canadian Anesthetic Incident Reporting System), an anonymous reporting system for CAS members nationwide, developed to identify systemic issues to further enhance the safety and efficacy of anesthesia and pain management.
  • Survey members and participate in data collection to support anesthesia research and direct association initiatives (CAS administered surveys available to members only at a cost).