LUCAS 2021

On behalf of the Departments of Anesthesia of McGill University, Queen's University, University of Ottawa and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, we are pleased to invite you to the annual Lower & Upper Canada Anesthesia Symposium (LUCAS). This is a joint conference sponsored by four leading Canadian anesthesia departments. Our goal is to produce a comprehensive, high calibre learning experience for academic anesthesiologists, community anesthesiologists, and related health-care professionals.

Planning for the 2021 conference is underway. The program will be held in Montreal February 5-7, 2021. We will continue our close collaboration with our colleagues at PACT (Perioperative Anesthesia Clinical Trials group) and the ACUDA (Association of Canadian University Departments of Anesthesia) Chairs, who will be hosting their annual winter meetings at LUCAS.

We look forward to seeing you there! Any questions or suggestions can be sent to


The fourth edition of LUCAS was held on the weekend of January 31-February 2, 2020, at the Westin Hotel right on the historic Rideau Canal in downtown Ottawa. We would like to thank all the participants, faculty and sponsors for making the 2020 conference a resounding success. It was an excellent educational and networking experience for over 300 professionals.

Highlights of LUCAS 2020 included:

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

Dr. Glenio Mizubuti, Dr. Tarit Saha & Dr. Joy Hataley
Co-Chair from Queen's University, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

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

Dr. José de Wit
Co-Chair from Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

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