One of our primary goals is advocacy – remaining a driving force to nationally advance the interests of anesthesiologists and ensure they are recognized as professionals in acute and chronic pain management. We strive to be the voice of the profession, a recognized source for anesthesiologists, government and media.
Advocating for patient safety is also a high priority – an example is our “Stop Smoking for Safer Surgery” campaign as well as our recent communications to the Federal Minister of Health regarding the problem of drug shortages. The ongoing concern surrounding physician shortages is a priority.
We also represent the interests of our members at the Canadian Medical Association, the Royal College, the Canadian Standards Association, Wait Time Alliance and the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists.