Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society

Patient Safety Symposium 2011

On June 25, 2011, the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society held a Patient Safety Symposium in conjunction with its Annual General Meeting in Toronto, Ontario.

Symposium topic: Out-of-hospital Anesthesia: Gold Mine or Land Mine?


  • Identify outcomes after office-based anesthesia
  • Provide examples of office-based anesthesia emergencies
  • Discuss preoperative evaluation of patients undergoing OBA
  • Give examples of the regulatory framework for OBA in Canada

Welcome Remarks

Dr Pamela Morgan, Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON


Dr Sunil Gupta, Chair - Reportable Incident Review Committee, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Topic: The Alberta Experience Growing a Safety Culture
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Dr Bobbie Sweitzer, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Topic: Preparing patients for out-of-hospital anesthesia
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Dr Matt Kurrek, Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Presentation not posted.

Q&A Session


Message from the Chair

Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Newsletter 

Patient Safety Symposia

Safety Alerts

Canadian Patient Safety Institute (external link)

Institute for Safe Medication Practices (external link)