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Lower & Upper Canada Anesthesia Symposium
Montreal, Quebec, February 3-4, 2018
Pre-conference workshops on February 2, 2018

On behalf of the Departments of Anesthesia of McGill University, Queen’s University, and the University of Ottawa, we are pleased to invite you to the second annual Lower & Upper Canada Anesthesia Symposium (LUCAS). This is a joint conference sponsored by 3 leading Canadian Anesthesia Departments, with the goal of producing a comprehensive, high caliber learning experience for academic anesthesiologists, community anesthesiologists, and related health-care professionals.

The 2018 edition of LUCAS will be held on the weekend of February 3-4, 2018, with a pre-conference workshop on February 2nd, at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in beautiful Montréal, Quebec. The conference will serve to provide an excellent educational and networking experience, all in the historic downtown Montréal.

Montréal’s world-class cultural, culinary, shopping, and sports experiences will surely add to the social aspect during your stay in this beautiful city!

This year, we are also including a special bilingual learning tract, to be run in parallel with LUCAS, directed specifically at our Respiratory Therapy / Anesthesia Assistant colleagues in the form of a one day workshop (February 3rd): the Anesthesia Assistant Update / La Mise à Jour en Anesthésie Des Inhalothérapeutes.

We also continue our close collaboration with our colleagues at PACT (Perioperative Anesthesia Clinical Trials group) and the ACUDA Chairs as they host their annual meeting concurrently with LUCAS in Montréal.

Highlights of LUCAS 2018 include:

  • Pre-conference hands-on Point-of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Workshop
  • Combination of plenary sessions, small group workshops, discussion sessions, and resident grand-rounds competition, touching on a wide range of anesthesia topics including peri-operative medicine, general anesthesia practice, and sub-specialty anesthesia
  • Keynote J Earl Wynands Lecture, given by world renowned airway expert Dr. Laura Duggan (University of British Columbia)
  • Multi-disciplinary discussion panel on peri-operative anticoagulation with internationally-renowned speakers in anesthesia and hematology.
  • Multitude of social events, great for networking


Dr. Paul Wieczorek
Co-Chair from McGill University, Department of Anesthesia

Dr. Glenio Mizubuti
Co-Chair from Queen’s University, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Dr. Jason McVicar
Co-Chair from University of Ottawa, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Twitter: @LowUpCdnAnesSym