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Ottawa, Ontario, January 31 - February 2, 2020
Registration open now!

New this year! We have added an additional full day of conference programming as a third pre-conference session on Friday January 31. We will cover a wide range of topics for both the clinical and academic anesthesiologist. See Pre-Conference Sessions for more details!

The 2020 edition of LUCAS will be held on the weekend of January 31- February 2, 2020 in Ottawa.

The Lower and Upper Canada Anesthesia Symposium is expanding! The Departments of Anesthesia of McGill University, Queen’s University, and the University of Ottawa have added the Section of Anesthesia at The Northern Ontario School of Medicine to the conference family.  They represent the academic anesthesiologists in Thunder Bay and Sudbury, Ontario.

2020 is our 4th year. LUCAS is a comprehensive, high caliber learning experience for anesthesiologists, family practice anesthetists, anesthesia assistants, residents, medical students and related health-care professionals.

We have added an additional full day of conference programming on Friday January 31.  The Grand Rounds Speaking competition is going national. We are inviting residents from across Canada to apply to the Resident Grand Rounds Speaking Competition where clinical topics are presented in 12 minutes in a highly engaging and informative atmosphere.  The new Subspecialty Clinical Pearls Sessions will deliver a series of short specific clinical tips from a panel of experts with plenty of time to ask about their approach to your clinical conundrums.

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

Ottawa’s world-class cultural, culinary, shopping, and sports experiences will surely add to the social aspect during your stay in this beautiful city! The conference venue at the Westin Hotel conveniently located next to the Historic Rideau Canal.  Bring your skates! Be sure to check out the Ottawa Winterlude Festival and the endless list of social and cultural activities for the whole family.

Highlights of LUCAS 2020 include:

  • Pre-conference Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia & Point of Care Cardiac Ultrasound
  • Combination of plenary sessions, small group workshops, discussion sessions, and the popular resident grand-rounds competition touching on a wide range of anesthesia topics including perioperative medicine, general anesthesia practice, and sub-specialty anesthesia
  • Perioperative Anesthesia Clinical Trials Group Winter Research Meeting
  • Friday Pub Night
  • On Site Child Care


Drs. Jason McVicar & Sylvie Aucoin
University of Ottawa, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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

Drs. Glenio Mizubuti & Tarit Saha
Queen’s University, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Dr. Eugene Leshchyshyn
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Section of Anesthesia

Twitter: @LowUpCdnAnesSym #LUCAS2020