The CAIRS system is an anonymous program that can be incorporated into hospital systems to assist anesthesiologists to report, evaluate and receive information regarding anesthetic incidents. The results of the incident analyses may be fed back into the system, allowing the 'loop' to be closed as part of a quality improvement system. The CAIRS committee reviews the program and offers suggestions for improvement, if applicable.

CAIRS Chair(s)

Dr Kathryn Sparrow
Chair | St. John's, NFLD


  • Dr Daniel Bainbridge
  • Dr Jessica Burjorjee
  • Dr Donal Finegan
  • Dr Josh Gleicher
  • Dr Hilary Grocott
  • Dr Trevor Lee
  • Dr Irene McGhee
  • Dr Christopher Pysyk
  • Dr Scott Beattie, CAIRS MD / Non-voting
  • Dr Conor Mc Donnell, Chair, Patient Safety
  • CAS President (or designate)
  • Ms Kamilla Molnar, Financial Oversight / Non-voting
The CAS Chief Executive Officer (CEO) can attend committee meetings at their discretion​.

Resources – CAIRS

Call to Action - COVID-19 Incident Reporting (PDF 100 KB)