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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.


Session: Cardiovascular Risk Stratification in Non Cardiac Surgery

(Perioperative symposium)

The debate, moderated by Dr Duminda Wijeysundera, brought together three presenter - Drs Joel Parlow and PJ Devereaux from Canada, and Joshua Beckman from the US, in a debate on Relevant Canadian and US guidelines and opinions.

Learning tracks

Named sessions | AmbulatoryAnesthesia AssistantsCardiovascular and ThoracicChronic Pain ManagementCritical Care and TraumaEducation and Simulation | EthicsFaculty DevelopmentFrenchNeuroanesthesiaObstetric AnesthesiaPatient SafetyPediatricPerioperativeRegional and Acute PainResearch | Residents | Oral competitions: Residents' Competition | Richard Knill

Track: Named sessions

Session: President’s Symposium: Pride, Patriotism and Professional Association

Presentation: Speaker:
Pride, Patriotism and Professional Association Douglas DuVal, CAS President
Pride, Patriotism and the Professional Association: The Power of Association Paul Pomerantz, Chief Executive Officer, American Society of Anesthesiologists
The Power of Association: Association of Anaesthetists of GB & I Perspective Dr Paul Clyburn, President, AAGBI
New Zealand Society of Anesthetists: Value Proposition David Kibblewhite, President of NZSA
The Australian Scene David M Scott, Associate Professor, President - ASA
Pride, Patriotism, Professional Association and…Professional Citizenship Jeffrey S. Plagenhoef, President, American Society of Anesthesiologists

Session: Angela Enright Lecture

Presentation: Speaker:
The Myths & Magic of the New Canadian Training System Jason R Frank, Director of Specialty Education, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

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Session: Refresher course: Videolaryngoscopy and SGA in Ambulatory Cases, is That All We Need

Presentation: Speaker:
Videolaryngoscopy: A Masterpiece for Complete Airway Management André van Zundert, The University of Queensland & Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital

Session: Lessons From Recent Large RCTs: Clinical Applications in Ambulatory Anesthesia

Presentation: Speaker:
Lessons From Recent Large RCT:
Implications to Ambulatory Anesthesia
Matthew Chan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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Track: Anesthesia Assistants

Session: AAs Roles in Conscious Sedation at UHN

Presentation: Speaker:
AAs Conscious Sedation Roles at UHN Rinko De Vito, University Health Network
Joanne Bosche, University Health Network

Session: CAS Standards Symposium

Presentation: Speaker:
The Anesthesia Care Team (ACT) in Canada: Current Practice and Future Directions Panel discussion 
Susan O’Leary
Claire Middleton
Wendy So
Mark Ratz
Position Papers on Anesthesia Assistants Extra document
Anesthesia Assistants: The Michener/ UHN Experience Claire Middleton
Life as an AA at the UHN No speaker listed
Clinical Assistant Anesthesia: Manitoba Anesthesia Care Team Model Mark Ratz, University of Manitoba

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Track: Cardiovascular and Thoracic

Session: CVT Challenging Cases

Irreversible acquired noncompaction cardiomyopathy in a parturient with corrected atrial septal defect


Is’haq Al Aamri, McGill University
Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy with Tracheal Stenosis Diem T.T. Tran
Major Anesthesia for Minor Surgery Keita Sato, University of Western Ontario
Severe Tricuspid Regurgitation Following Pacing Wire Removal Satoru Fujji, Christopher Harle

Session: Fluid Management in Cardiac Surgery

Presentation: Speaker:
Crystalloids and Colloids: What Now? Stuart A. McCluskey, University of Toronto
The Importance of Setting Goals: Protocolized Fluid Therapy in Cardiac Surgery Bernard McDonald, University of Ottawa
RBC Transfusion for Cardiac Surgery - What's the Evidence in 2017? David Mazer, University of Toronto

Session: Pro Con Debate: Volatile Anesthetics are Better Than TIVA for Thoracic Surgery

Presentation: Speaker:
Intravenous Anesthesia is the Best Choice for Thoracic Surgery Peter Slinger, University of Toronto
Volatile Anesthetics are Better than TIVA for One-lung Ventilation

Jens Lohser, University of British Columbia
CVT Section – Report to Members
CAS Annual Meeting 2017
A. Stephane Lambert

Session: New Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine: Percutaneous Approaches to Mitral Regurgitation

Presentation: Speaker:
New Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
Percutaneous Approaches to Mitral Regurgitation
Han Kim, University of Toronto

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Track: Chronic Pain Management

Session: Beyond Steroids, PRP

Presentation: Speaker:
Beyond Steroids: Tendinopathy and Regenerative Injection Treatment Options Michael Cicchetti

Session: Medical Cannabis: Clinical Evidence, Pharmaceutical Relevance, and Usage in the Perioperative / Hospital Setting

Presentation: Speaker:
Efficacy of Medical Cannabis for the Treatment of Chronic Pain Conditions

Jason J. McDougall, Dalhousie University

Session: Refresher Course: Chronic Pain Management

Presentation: Speaker:
Do Opioids Still Have a Role in Chronic Pain?
Safe Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain
Peter MacDougall, University of Ottawa

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Track: Critical Care and Trauma

Session: Update for Critical Care Anesthesiologist

Presentation: Speaker:
Pre-procurement Management of Organ Donors Faisal Siddiqui
The P in ICP – and what to do about it… Tobias Witter

Session: Perioperative Care: A Patient for Emergency Laparotomy for Ischemic Gut 

Presentation: Speaker:
Perioperative Care: A Patient for Emergency
Laparotomy for Ischemic Gut
Victor Tran

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Track: Education and Simulation in Anesthesia

Session: Plenary Symposium: Simulation, Education and Competence in Anesthesiology

Presentation: Speaker:
Simulation, Education and Competence in Anesthesiology David M. Gaba

Session: Archives symposium

Presentation: Speaker:
History of NMB’s: Discovery to the Clinic John J Savarese, Weill Cornell Medical College
The Contribution of Harold Griffith to Modern Anesthesia David R. Bevan
The Contribution of Harold Griffith to Modern Anesthesia: 75th Anniversary of Introduction of Curare into Clinical Practice François Donati, Université de Montréal

Session: CASIEF symposium: Global Anesthesia After the Lancet Commission

Presentation: Speaker:
Global Surgery: Past, Present, and Future Mark G. Shrime, Harvard Medical School
Moving the Needle: Advocacy to Create Change in Global Surgery and Anesthesia Kathleen Casey
Zambia: A Lancet Commission Pilot Country Naomi Shamambo

Session: Competency Based Medical Education for Anesthesia: The New Normal 

Presentation: Speaker:
Competence by Design: Views From the Front Line Daniel Dubois, University of Ottawa
A Day in the Life of Rob Janice Chisholm, Dalhousie University
CBD…The Next 30 Years! Robert Anderson, NOSM
“A Day in the Life of Rob”: The New Normal? Viren Naik, University of Ottawa

Session: Novel and Non-traditional Ways of Maintaining Competence While in Practice

Presentation: Speaker:
Novel & Non-Traditional Ways to Maintain "Competence" David Gaba
Onboarding Aviation Practices into Healthcare

Robert Nag, CAE
Quality Improvement with Competency Based CPD Viren Naik, University of Ottawa

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Track: Ethics

Session: Ethics Symposium

Presentation: Speaker:
Ethics of Health Care and Social Media

Karen Devon
Anesthesia: social media and its use by anesthesiologists…Beneficence and Risks Clyde Matava, University of Toronto

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Track: Faculty Development

Session: Consensus in Medicine and Science

Presentation: Speaker:
Consensus in Medicine and Science - the Importance of Consensus (and the world according to Norm) Norm Buckley, McMaster University
What Residents Learn to Accept Neil M. Goldenberg, University of Toronto

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Track: French 

Session: De l’anesthésie régionale à l’anesthésie générale échoguidée

Presentation: Speaker:
De l’anesthésie régionale à l’anesthésie générale échoguidée

André Denault, Université de Montréal

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Track: Neuroanesthesia

Session: Management of Coagulopathy During Neurosurgical Procedures 

Presentation: Speaker:
Intracerebral Hemorrhage on Direct Oral Anticoagulants K. Pavenski, St. Michael’s Hospital and University of Toronto
Pathophysiology and Management of Coagulopathy in Traumatic Brain Injury  Sandro Rizoli

Session: Change in Neuromonitoring During Carotid Endarterectomy 

Presentation: Speaker:
Swinging Pendulum of Neuromonitoring in Carotid Endarterectomy

~ Case Discussion ~
Jason Chui, Western University

Session: One Day Neurosurgery 

Presentation: Speaker:
One-day Neurosurgery: Surgery & Anesthesia Perspective Eric M. Massicotte, University of Toronto

Lakshmikumar Venkat Raghavan, University of Toronto
Acute and Chronic Pain Following Craniotomy Quitaiba Tawfic, Western University

Session: Cervical Spine Biomechanics and the Unstable Neck

Presentation: Speaker:
The Cervical Spine: Cervical Spine Biomechanics and the Unstable Neck Michael M. Todd

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Track: Obstetric Anesthesia

Session: Substance Abuse Disorder and Labour and Delivery

Presentation: Speaker:
Case Discussion: Substance Use Disorder and Labor and Delivery Lisa Leffert, Harvard Medical School

Session: Multidisciplinary Approach to the Obstetric Patient with Neurological Disease: From Assessment to Management of Complications

Presentation: Speaker:
Multidisciplinary Approach to the Obstetric Patient with Neurological Disease:
Assessment and Anesthetic Management
Lisa Leffert, Harvard Medical School
The Obstetric Patient with Neurologic Disease Cindy Maxwell, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON

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Track: Patient Safety

Session: Dr John Wade CPSI Patient Safety Symposium

Presentation: Speaker:
Medication Errors Don’t Need to Happen Ludwik Fedorko, University of Toronto

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Track: Pediatric Anesthesia

Session: Pierre Limoges Lecture

Presentation: Speaker:
Spoken and Unspoken Helen Holtby

Session: Journal Articles that Have Influenced My Practice

Presentation: Speaker:
Autism and anesthesia Amanda Whippey, McMaster University
Journal Articles that Have Influenced My Practice Jonathan Gamble
Drug Errors in Pediatric Anesthesia:
An experience in fellowship that has changed my practice
Meggie Livingstone, University of Calgary

Roman Gusztak, University of Saskatchewan

Session: Refresher Course: Pediatric Anesthesia

Presentation: Speaker:
Update in Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Katherine Taylor, Hospital for Sick Children

Session: Challenges of Anesthesia and Sedation Outside the OR

Presentation: Speaker:
Challenges of Dental Anesthesia in the
Non-Operating Room Setting
Carilynne Yarascavitch, University of Toronto
Development and Implementation of a
Hospital-wide Pediatric Sedation Service
Tobias Everett, University of Toronto

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Track: Perioperative

Session: Training for the Future: Defining the Anesthetist’s Core Competencies in Perioperative Medicine 

Presentation: Speaker:
Applied Perioperative Medicine in the United States Adam B. King, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Perioperative Medicine: A UK perspective…

Rupert Pearse, Queen Mary University of London

Session Cardiovascular Risk Stratification in Non Cardiac Surgery

Presentation: Speaker:
Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines on perioperative cardiac risk assessment and management of patients who undergo non cardiac surgery P.J. Devereaux, McMaster University
Cardiovascular Risk Stratification in Non Cardiac Surgery: The American Perspective Joshua Beckman, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Perioperative Cardiac Risk Assessment and Management for Patients Undergoing Non-Cardiac Surgery: Preoperative Cardiac Risk Assessment Joel Parlow, Queen’s University

Session CARF Lecture: How Ultrasound Research is Changing Perioperative Anesthesia

Presentation: Speaker:
How ultrasound research is changing perioperative anesthesia

André Denault, Université de Montréal

Session: CAS Choosing Wisely - Where Are We At

Presentation: Speaker:
The Pulmonary Artery Catheter: Still a Role? Jason Taam, University of Alberta
Choosing Wisely: Pain Management Hance Clarke
CAS Choosing Wisely Update: Opportunities, Implementation and Next Steps Kyle Kirkham, University of Toronto

Session: Perioperative Pulmonary Complications 

Can CPAP prevent postoperative respiratory failure? Rupert Pearse, Queen Mary University of London
Sleep Apnea: An Update Mandeep Singh, University of Toronto
Physiologic Basis of Mechanical Ventilation Cournand

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Track: Regional and Acute Pain

Session: Competency in Regional Anesthesia

Presentation: Speaker:
Defining Competence in Regional Anesthesia Kyle R Kirkham, University of Toronto
Technology for Teaching and Learning Regional Anesthesia Edward R. Mariano, Stanford University School of Medicine
Essential Knowledge and Skills in Peripheral Nerve Blockade Steven Orebaugh, University of Pittsburg Medical

Session: Optimizing the Practice of Ultrasound and Regional Anesthesia

Presentation: Speaker:
Novel Thoraco-Abdominal Plane Blocks Ki Jinn Chin, University of Toronto

Session: Improving Patient Outcomes with Regional Anesthesia

Presentation: Speaker:
Regional Anesthesia and Perioperative Outcomes Edward Mariano, Stanford University School of Medicine
Regional Anesthesia in Breast Surgery Patrick Wong
Regional Anesthesia and Trauma Patients Stephen Choi, University of Toronto

Session: Regional Anesthesia Workshops

CAS Essential Peripheral Nerve Blocks Workshop: Femoral/ACB
CAS Essential Peripheral Nerve Blocks Workshop: Popliteal Sciatica
CAS Essential Peripheral Nerve Blocks Workshop: Interscalene
CAS Essential Peripheral Nerve Blocks Workshop: Axillary BP Block

Session: Truncal Workshop

TAP / Rectus sheath /Ilioinguinal-iliohypogastric Blocks
Pectoral and Serratus Anterior Blocks
Ultrasound of the Lumbar Spine

Session: Handover Tools

Presentation: Speaker:
Handover Tools
Josh Anesthesia Records
Josh Gleicher
Zeev Friedman
Sophia Lane
Irene McGhee

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Track: Research 

Session: Return on Investment in Anesthesia Research; Knowledge Translation, Clinical Impact and Engaging the Anesthesia Community 

Presentation: Speaker:
Clinical Perioperative Research: Can We Compete? Eric Jacobsohn, University of Manitoba
Research in Anesthesia: Why Clinicians Should Support It Brian Kavanagh, University of Toronto

Session: CJA Symposium: Open Season

Presentation: Speaker:
Open Season: What’s New in Academic Publishing Philip Jones
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Track: Residents

Session: What's New at the Royal College 

Presentation: Speaker:
Royal College Examination in Anesthesiology Rolf Gronas, North York General Hospital

Track: Oral Competitions

Session: Residents’ Competition

Presentation: Speaker:
Red Cell Distribution Width (RDW) is an adverse prognostic indicator in elective non cardiac surgery Justyna Bartoszko
Perioperative Goal-directed Therapy: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of RCTs Matthew Chong, Western University
Optimal training frequency for attainment and maintenance of high-quality CPR on a high-fidelity manikin Alexandre Sebaldt, Rob Anderson, Adam Cheng,

Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Sudbury, ON

University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
Intravenous dexmedetomidine for the treatment of shivering during cesarean delivery under neuraxial anesthesia Christina Lamontagne, University of Montreal
Can pediatric gastric sonography be used as a clinical tool to establish empty antral cross-sectional areas? Joanna J. Moser PhD, Cummings School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Effect of dexamethasone dose and route on interscalene block duration after arthroscopic shoulder surgery: A factorial randomized trial Darren Holland, University of Manitoba

Session: Richard Knill Competition

Presentation: Speaker:
Prevention of Pruritus after Cesarean Delivery with Spinal Morphine: A Meta-analysis Y Subramani, Western University
A preoperative smoking cessation intervention utilizing patient e-Learning - An observational study Jean Wong, Raviraj Raveendran, Junior Chuang,George Ho, Zeev Friedman, Frances Chung

University of Toronto
Moderate Anemia is Associated with Renal Tissue Hypoxia and Increased Cerebrovascular Reactivity in Mice Nikhil Mistry, C David Mazer, John G Sled, Alan H Lazarus, Lindsay S Cahill, Max Solish, Yu-Qing Zhou, Nadya Romanova, Alexander GM Hare, Allan Doctor
Side-stream dark field imaging of sublingual microcirculation to assess pre-eclampsia microvascular dysfunction Ronald George, Amélie Pelland, Christian Lehmann, Jillian Coolen

Dalhousie University & IWK Health Centre
Efficacy and Safety of Erythropoietin and Iron Therapy to Reduce Red Blood Cell Transfusion in Surgical Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Tiffanie Kei, Gerard Curley, Katerina Pavenski, Nadine Shehata, Rosemary Tanzini, Marie-France Gauthier, Nikhil Mistry, C. David Mazer, Gregory M.T. Hare

St. Michaels Hospital
Documentation of Frailty, Capacity and Consent for Elderly Patients Having Elective Inpatient Non-Cardiac Surgery David MacDonald, Dmytro Pelipeychenko, Laura Boland, Daniel McIsaac,

University of Ottawa
The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

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