CAS offers members several opportunities for personal involvement, professional development and engagement.

By taking on a volunteer role in your Society, you join an enthusiastic team dedicated to advancing the profession of anesthesia. A role with CAS allows you to share your unique experiences with others, learn new skills, push forward innovative ideas, and develop key professional and personal networks. Your ongoing input is critical to CAS' accomplishments and to the development and empowerment of anesthesiologists across the country and internationally.

To apply, please send your notification of interest, along with your CV to anesthesia@cas.ca, outlining the role you are applying for. 

Updated: July 2024

Current vacancies:

 

Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee (AMSPC) 
 
Positions Available – 2-4

Roles - At Large positions. At Large members act as program reviewers and are responsible for reviewing content submissions and selecting topics and sessions in a transparent, impartial, and timely manner. They establish the selection criteria and review all submissions. They also assist with special projects as required.  

The Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee (AMSPC) was established as the scientific planning committee for the CAS Annual Meeting, tasked with the comprehensive planning and execution of the event's scientific program, as well as overseeing abstract competitions and presentations. Their primary objective is to curate a program that offers our members the highest quality content. 

The time commitment would require attending 3-6 virtual committee meetings throughout the year with additional correspondence in between meetings. The completion of reviews of content proposals for the Annual Meeting would occur in December/January.  

Deadline: Sunday, September 1, 2024


Abstracts Subcommittee
 
Positions Available – 2-5

Roles – Reviewers. We require members with expertise in subspecialities related to CAS’ various sections (i.e. obstetrics, neuroanesthesia etc.)

The CAS Abstracts Subcommittee ensures the fair and timely review of all abstract submissions for the Annual Meeting. They are a subcommittee of the Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee. They are responsible for reviewing and scoring all abstract and case reports/series that are submitted via the online submission platform, as well as annually reviewing the abstracts eligibility guidelines.  

The time commitment would require attending 2-3 virtual committee meetings throughout the year and the completion of reviews in late January/early February 2025.

Deadline: Sunday, September 1, 2024


Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee

Positions Available - 3

Roles - Member Representation from Manitoba/Saskatchewan (2 roles), Resident representative

This committee provides expert advice and guidance on the standards of anesthesia practice and related matters to the CAS Board and society members.


Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD)

Positions Available - 1

Roles - Resident Representative

The CEPD Committee is responsible for advising the Board on all matters regarding Maintenance of Certification and continuing professional development of members in anesthesia and related fields.


Critical Care Section

Positions Available - 3

Roles - Vice Chair, Secretary, Member-at-large

The Critical Care Section is one of the newest CAS specialty sections, having been ratified in 2012 at the Annual Meeting in Quebec City. The initial goal of the section was to provide and improve care for the critically ill that anesthesiologists represent across Canada. However, the section has evolved to provide additional training and educational resources for those interested in the area but without formal ties to critical care.


Finance Committee

Positions Available - 1

Roles - Member-at-large

The CAS Finance Committee is responsible for reviewing budgets, including financial statements, for past and upcoming years.


Physician Wellness Committee

Positions Available - 2

Roles - Committee Chair, Committee Vice-Chair

The Anesthesiology Physician Wellness Committee is dedicated to supporting practices that encourage anesthesia physician wellbeing and health, while also addressing the increasing rates of burnout in our specialty.


Regional and Acute Pain Section 

Positions Available - 2

Roles - Secretary, Member at Large

The Regional and Acute Pain Section focuses on recommendations, practices, and innovation in the field of regional anesthesia and acute pain management.


Research Advisory Committee

Positions Available - 1

Roles - Resident Representative

The Research Advisory Committee’s (RAC) most visible activity is overseeing, on behalf of CARF, the administration of the CAS Research Awards Program that offers annual Operating Grants and a Career Scientist Award. RAC is also responsible for advising the CAS Board on the promotion of anesthesia research in Canada and maintaining a watching brief on medical research in Canada to ensure that the Society remains responsive to trends and initiatives as they develop.