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Montreal, Quebec, February 2-3, 2019
Fairmont Queen Elizabeth II Hotel
Pre-Conference Workshops & PACT Meeting Feb. 1, 2019

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 third annual Lower & Upper Canada Anesthesia Symposium (LUCAS). This is a joint conference sponsored by three leading Canadian Anesthesia Departments with the goal of producing a comprehensive learning experience for anesthesiologists, family practice anesthetists and related health-care professionals.  The Symposium is a combination of plenary sessions, small group workshops and intimate discussions touching on a wide range of anesthesia topics including perioperative medicine, general anesthesia practice, and sub-specialty anesthesia.

LUCAS 2019 will be held February 2-3, 2019, with pre-conference workshops on February 1st.  The conference will serve to provide an excellent educational and networking experience.

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

Program Highlights

  • Pre-conference Workshops: Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia & Difficult Airway
  • Keynote J Earl Wynands Panel Discussion on The Future of Women in Anesthesia Leadership
  • Obstetric Outcomes that matter with Cynthia Wong, Obstetric Anesthesia Section Editor, Anesthesia & Analgesia
  • A Rational Approach to Hemodynamic Instability with André Denault
  • How Anesthesiologists like you are getting out Beyond the Mask with Monica Olsen
  • The Difficult Airway Pro-Con Debate with leading experts Orlando Hung & Ted Crosby
  • Choosing Wisely: Perioperative testing that makes a difference to your patient with Kyle Kirkham
  • The latest evidence on perioperative fluid administration with Stuart McClusky
  • Lessons from Anesthesia in the Canadian Forces with Lelani Doyle
  • Tips & Tricks to effectively address perioperative chronic pain with Matthew Sheppard
  • Update on the latest ASRA Anticoagulation guidelines by Michael McMullen
  • How to give feedback like a champion with Daniel Dubois
  • The Anesthesiologists’ perspective on Medical Aid in Dying with Lucie Filteau
  • The Shocking News about Cardiac Rhythm Devices by Rene Allard
  • Dedicated Program Tracks for Residents and Anesthesia Assistants
  • Resident Grand Rounds Competition featuring the best Grand Rounds presentations from our local residents. This year will feature a contribution from Northern Ontario School of Medicine- the newest academic anesthesia department in Canada.

Montréal’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 historic Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel conveniently located immediately next to the Via Rail station.  While in the city be sure to check out the Montréal Snow Festival (Fête des Neiges), the Montréal Canadians or the endless list of social and cultural activities for the whole family.

We look forward to seeing you in beautiful Montréal!


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

Dr. Tarit Saha
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

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

Twitter: @LowUpCdnAnesSym #LUCAS2019