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Ottawa, Ontario, February 1-2, 2020

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 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, high calibre learning experience for academic anesthesiologists, community anesthesiologists, and related health-care professionals.

The planning for the 2020 conference is underway. The program will be held in Ottawa February 1-2, 2020. We will continue our close collaboration with our colleagues at PACT (Perioperative Anesthesia Clinical Trials group) and the ACUDA Chairs as will be hosting their annual winter meeting at LUCAS.

We look forward to seeing you there! Any questions or suggestions can be sent to LUCAS.anesthesia@gmail.com

The 2019 edition of LUCAS was held on the weekend of February 2-3, 2019, with a pre-conference workshop on February 1st, at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in beautiful Montréal, Quebec.

We would like to thank all the participants, faculty and sponsors for making the 2019 conference a resounding success. It was an excellent educational and networking experience for over 300 professionals in the historic downtown Montréal.

Highlights of LUCAS 2019 included:

  • Pre-conference hands-on Workshops in Regional Anesthesia & Difficult Airway
  • A very engaging pre-conference PACT meeting attended by over 120 leading anesthesiology researchers from across Canada. Look for the proceedings in the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia
  • Combination of plenary sessions, small group workshops and discussion sessions, touching on a wide range of anesthesia topics including peri-operative medicine, general anesthesia practice and sub-specialty anesthesia
  • Keynote J Earl Wynands Plenary Discussion focused on Women in Anesthesia Leadership
  • Dr. Cynthia Wong’s discussion on Anesthesia and Obstetric Outcomes
  • An engaging discussion on the approach to Airway Management with Drs. Orlando Hung & Ted Crosby
  • A strategic approach to perioperative testing by Dr. Kyle Kirkham
  • Lessons from the Canadian Armed Forces with Lt. Col Dr. Lelani Doyle
  • The supremely popular Resident Grand Rounds Competition
  • The Respiratory Therapy / Anesthesia Assistant Update / La Mise à Jour en Anesthésie Des Inhalothérapeutes. Bilingual: A one day workshop

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. 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

Twitter: @LowUpCdnAnesSym #LUCAS2020