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CANADA - Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society

Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society
1 Eglinton Avenue East (Suite 208)
Toronto, Ontario M4P 3A1


Phone: +1 416 480 0602
Fax: +1 416 480 0320

President: Dr Daniel Bainbridge
Secretary: Dr David McKnight
Treasurer: Dr James Kim

AGM Date: September 2017
Preferred Language: English
Year Joined: 1955

WFSA also commends the work of CASIEF (the Canadian Society of Anaesthesiologists' International Education Foundation) in supporting our shared vision of safe anaesthesia & perioperative care globally.


Further Information

Country population: 35m

Number of physicians: 69,648 (2010) 

Source: WHO Country Profile 2015  

After years of strong advocacy and government outreach from the CAS on the crisis of drug supply management in Canada and its effect on Canadian anesthesiologists, the Minister of Health of Canada announced in February 2015 that the federal government is moving to make it mandatory for pharmaceutical manufactures to notify governments and the public of any event that threatens to lead to shortage of essential drugs.  

CAS is actively involved in the Choosing Wisely Canada Campaign as a specialty society which aims to encourage and empower physicians to evaluate, and implement  the ever-increasing amount of evidence on current best practice, and supports the role of patient education.

CAS, as a specialist organization, was granted re-acceditation by the Royal College to accredit educational events and materials.

In 2014, the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia celebrated its Diamond Jubilee. The Journal has a long and successful history of serving the anesthesia and scientific communities as well as its own anesthesia society.