A message from Dr Gregory Bryson, Chair, Research Advisory Committee
On behalf of the CAS Research Advisory Committee (RAC) and the Canadian Anesthesia Research Foundation (CARF), I’m pleased to announce the opening of the 2021 Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society (CAS) Operating Grants Program.
Following a successful Spring call for proposals on COVID-19 and provider health, we will offer operating grants in three categories: Residents, New Investigators (< 5 years from training) and Open awards.
We will also offer the CAS Career Scientist Award in 2021. This 2-year salary award, offered on an alternating year cycle, requires matching funds from a sponsoring University Department of Anesthesiology.
I’d like to encourage applicants for this year’s awards to carefully review the Canadian Anesthesia Research Priority Setting Partnership’s (CAR-PSP) top 10 research priorities and 14 research questions. Alignment of proposals with these criteria was relatively poor in the 2020 competition. Developed by patients, clinicians, and researchers, the CAS-PSP priorities and questions identify uncertainties about the effects of anesthesia and perioperative care in Canada. While these are not the only research questions facing Canadian anesthesiologists, both patients and providers ranked them highest. The RAC will consider applications with this in mind. Go to https://www.car-psp.ca/ for more details.
If you have any questions regarding the CAS Research Grants program, the RAC, or Canadian anesthesia research in general, please feel free to contact me at “glbryson-at-toh-dot-ca.”
In closing, on behalf of the CAS-RAC I’d like to thank those individuals and groups whose generous donations to CARF have made the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society 2020 Research Awards Program possible.