Thank you for your interest in renewing your membership with CAS. We were pleased to have you with us for 2022, and we look forward to having you with us once again in 2023. On behalf of the staff and our members, thank you for your continued support – we could not do what we do without you.
President's Message - 2023
Thank you for your ongoing membership and being a vital part of the CAS community. We hope you’ve taken full advantage of the benefits available to you as a CAS member.
This past year marked the return to an in-person Annual Meeting with virtual options for those unable to join in person; those who attended in Halifax can attest to its success! We are excited that planning for Quebec City, June 9-12, 2023, is well underway. Virtual learning continued throughout 2022 with Neuroanesthesia Rounds, partner webinars, leadership training, CPD modules and monthly issues of the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia. We are also thrilled that our bid to host the World Congress of Anesthesiologists in Vancouver (tentatively in 2028) was successful.
We are truly proud of the incredible work of our community. The pandemic and its resulting challenges has highlighted the importance of support and communication within our specialty and the need to reach out to external stakeholders. Dealing with the recent epidural catheter shortage provided us with an opportunity to establish relationships with Health Canada, procurement organizations, the media and industry. As we move into 2023, CAS plans on increasing its advocacy role. To accomplish this we require strength in numbers and the support of our members.
We are pleased to open renewals in our new membership portal, which we have upgraded to serve you better. CAS is here to be your voice and the voice of the anesthesiology profession in Canada. I encourage you to renew now.
All ideas, questions and feedback are welcome. Contact myself at email@example.com or the CAS Chief Executive Officer, Vanessa Foran, CAE at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Lucie Filteau
PS: When renewing, please consider donating generously to our foundations – the Canadian Anesthesia Research Foundation (CARF) and the CAS International Education Foundation (CASIEF). Both organizations do remarkable and important work on behalf of CAS, and contribute immeasurably to safe anesthetic care of patients, and to the future of our specialty.