HONOURING EXCELLENCE – CAS Membership Honour Awards

The CAS Honour Awards program celebrates the diverse representation of anesthesiologists across Canada and their achievements. We are proud to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of anesthesia by awarding the following distinctions.

Nominations for the 2023 Honour Awards now open. Nominate a colleague until November 30, 2022!

GOLD MEDAL

The Gold Medal is the highest award of the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society. It is an inscribed medal given in recognition of excellence in a career in service to anesthesiology.

ELIGIBILITY

The Gold Medal may be awarded to a CAS member, ordinarily a Canadian, active or retired, who has made a significant contribution to anesthesia in Canada through teaching, research, professional practice, or administration and leadership.

CLINICAL PRACTITIONER AWARD

Given in recognition of excellence in clinical anesthesia practice.

ELIGIBILITY

This award is given to an Active member of CAS who has made a significant contribution to the practice of clinical anesthesia in Canada.

CLINICAL TEACHER AWARD

Given in recognition of excellence in the teaching of clinical anesthesia.

ELIGIBILITY

This award is given to an Active member of CAS who has made a significant contribution to the teaching of anesthesia in Canada.

EMERITUS MEMBERSHIP AWARD

Recognizing individuals retired from clinical practice who, during their careers, made a significant contribution to anesthesia.

ELIGIBILITY

This award is given to a current member of CAS in any category who has been a member of the Society for 25 years or more and has retired from clinical practice.

CAS Humanitarian Award

Given in recognition of excellence in global anesthesiology.

ELIGIBILITY

This will be awarded to a CAS member, ordinarily a Canadian, active or retired, who has made a significant contribution to anesthesia beyond the bounds of routine practice, exemplifying altruism, integrity, and perseverance to improve equitable access to safe anesthesia care through advocacy, practice, or education.

JOHN BRADLEY YOUNG EDUCATOR AWARD

Given in recognition of excellence and effectiveness in education in anesthesia.

ELIGIBILITY

This award is given to an Active member of CAS in the first ten years of practice who has made significant contributions to the education of students and residents in anesthesia in Canada.

CAS OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER AWARD 

This award is given in recognition of excellence in supporting CAS through volunteering and is awarded to a CAS member who has made a significant and sustained contribution to the Society and has helped improve its image as a volunteer.  

volunteer award eligibility and nomination criteria

RESEARCH RECOGNITION AWARD

This award is administered at the same time as CAS Honour Awards but is judged by the Research Advisory Committee. It is presented by the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society to honour a senior investigator who has made major contributions to anesthesia research in Canada.


Enhance the profession and spread inspiration by nominating an outstanding colleague for one of these prestigious awards—to join an exclusive group of previously recognized CAS members.

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