A note about accreditation

Under the RCPSC guidelines, these presentations are considered a self-learning activity, under "Section 2: Other Learning Activities."

Self learning activities include reading or reviewing various enduring materials such as medical journals, CD-ROMs, audiotapes, videotapes or other online material.


Learning tracks

AmbulatoryAnesthesia AssistantsCardiovascular and ThoracicChronic Pain ManagementCritical Care and TraumaEducation and Simulation in Anesthesia | Equipment & Monitoring | EthicsFaculty DevelopmentFrenchNeuroanesthesiaObstetric AnesthesiaPatient SafetyPediatricPerioperativeRegional and Acute PainResearch | ResidentsRisk Management



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What Should I Do with a Patient with High Cardiac Risk Undergoing Ambulatory Surgery?

Dr David Wong, University of Toronto

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Anesthesia Assistants

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Sedation for Trans-catheter Aortic Valve Implant

Dr Shawn Young, University of Manitoba

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Cardiovascular and Thoracic

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Avoiding the Bridge: an Update on Perioperative Anticoagulant Management. A Review of the Lack of Evidence for ‘Bridging’ Anticoagulant Therapy, and How Patients May Be Best Managed in the Perioperative Period

Dr James Douketis, McMaster University

CARF LECTURE: Improving the Management of Coagulation in Cardiac Surgery

Dr Keyvan Karkouti, University of Toronto

Improving Patient Safety in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr Alan Merry, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Long-term Outcomes in Cardiovascular Surgery. Three Experts Discuss Long-term Outcomes for Patients in Cardiovascular Surgery, in Patients Undergoing TAVI, and the Long-term Renal Impact/Outcomes of CPB and Cardiac Surgery

Dr Mark Stafford-Smith, Duke University Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi 

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Chronic Pain Management

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Opioid Induced Hyperalgesia: Fact, Fiction, and Perioperative Implication

Dr Thomas Buchheit, Duke University Medical Centre, Durham, North Carolina

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Critical Care and Trauma

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Massive Hemorrhage Protocols – Triumphs and Challenges

Dr Melanie Hollidge, McMaster University

Critical Care Update for the Anesthesiologist


Dr Duane Funk, University of Manitoba 

Dr Brian Kavanagh, University of Toronto

Dr Ahmed Hegazy, Western University 

Dr Tobias Witter, Dalhousie University

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Education and Simulation in Anesthesia

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From Chalkboard to Wikis: Demystifying the Millennial Learner

Dr Anne Wong, McMaster University

HISTORY SYMPOSIUM: Anesthesia Travel Club

Bacon | Kopp

Dr Douglas Bacon, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi

Dr Sandy Kopp, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

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Equipment & Monitoring

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CAS STANDARDS: Advanced Medical Technology and Equipment Training for Anesthesiologists – A Panel Discussion


Dr Gregory Dobson, Dalhousie University

Dr Nikolaus Gravenstein, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

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ETHICS SYMPOSIUM: Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada – Where Do We Stand?


Dr Jeff Blackmer, Canadian Medical Association

Dr Trevor Theman, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta

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Faculty Development

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ACUDA: Anesthesia Leadership – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Dr Davy Cheng, Western University

Your Chance to Improve World Health Through WFSA

Dr David Wilkinson, WFSA, Bishops Stortford, UK

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Voies aériennes de l’obèse morbide : Gestion en 2 temps et 3 mouvements

Dr Jean Bussières, Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec

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Current Practice: Thrombectomy for Acute Stroke

Dr Melinda Davis, University of Calgary

Anesthetic Management of Patients Undergoing Spine Surgery in Prone Position

Dr Jason Chui, Western University

How to Monitor Your Brain – Flow vs. Metabolic


Dr John Murkin, Western University

Dr Donald Griesdale, Vancouver Hospital

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Obstetric Anesthesia

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When HELLP Arrives: Managing the Complications of Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

Dr Hayley Bos, Victoria General Hospital

Postpartum Hemorrhage and Massive Transfusion Protocols – An Evidence-Based Conversation

Dr Giselle Villar, University of British Columbia

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Patient Safety

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Dr John Wade – CPSI Patient Safety Symposium

Mr Wrae V Hill, Interior Health Authority

Antiplatelets, Anticoagulation and Neuraxial Anesthesia: Avoiding Complications in Vascular Surgery

Dr Ryan Smith, McMaster University

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Current Papers That Have Changed My Practice


Dr Riley Boyle, University of Alberta

Dr Jonathan Gamble, University of Saskatchewan

Dr Marie-Pier Malenfant Rancourt, Montreal Children’s Hospital

Dr Dagmar Moulton, Dalhousie University 

Neonatal Controversies

Dr Leslie Hall, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario 

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Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society – Choosing Wisely Canada. Update and New Directions

KirkhamO'Leary | Webinar

Dr Kyle Kirkham, University of Toronto

Dr Susan O'Leary, CAS President 2014-2016

From Patient to Population. Outcomes in Perioperative Research and Practice

Dr Duminda Wijeysundera, University of Toronto

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Regional and Acute Pain

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Regional Anesthesia for Total Joint Arthroplasty

Dr Kwesi Kwofie, Dalhousie University

Controversies in Regional Anesthesia

Dr Sandy Kopp, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Debate: Epidural vs. Rectus and TAP Blockade for ERAS Patients

Dr Kristen Gadbois, The Ottawa Hospital

Essential Blocks for the Non-specialist in Regional Anesthesia

Dr Patrick Wong, University of Ottawa

Evaluation Tools: What Can Be Used in the Context of New Royal College Directives

EngTarshis | Webinar 

Dr Reuben Eng, University of Calgary 

Dr Jordan Tarshis, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

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Writing and Reviewing for the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia: What Does the Editor Want to See

Dr Hilary Grocott, University of Manitoba

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Royal College Examination Prep

Dr Sandra Katsiris, Western University

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Risk Management

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PRESIDENT’S SYMPOSIUM: What Is the Role of CAS in Anesthesiologists’ Health and Well Being?

O'Leary | Puddester

Dr Susan O’Leary, CAS President, 2014-2016

Dr Derek Puddester, Ontario Medical Association Physician

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Plenary Symposium

Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction – Noise or Signals?

Time: 08:00-08:45

Pierre Limoges Lecture

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow – Thoughts on the Future of Canadian Pediatric Anesthesia

Time: 09:00-09:45

CAS Choosing Wisely Canada Symposium:

Update and New Directions

Time: 13:00-14:45

Evaluation Tools: What Can be Used in the Context of New Royal College Directives

Time: 15:15-17:00