CPAS Winter 2018 Newsletter

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With the holidays starting, we are delighted to be sharing with you our inaugural CPAS newsletter.  This newsletter reflects the incredible developments of pediatric anesthesia across Canada in 2018.  Please take moment to read through. We encourage you to send us your updates about awards, publications, and noteworthy events, so we can share them.

 Read our newsletter here

For more news and information on CPAS please visit our website

Wishing you and your loved ones a warm and joyous holiday season!​

Best wishes,
Clyde Matava - CPAS President
On behalf of the CPAS Executive

Letter from the President Christmas 2017

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Hello Colleagues:

My name is David Rosen and I am the Chair of the Canadian Pediatric Anesthesia Society (CPAS). On behalf of the CPAS Board, I would like to thank you for your participation in our organization and encourage you to join us again in 2018.

CPAS represents the specialty of Pediatric Anesthesia at a national level and, through collaborations with other representative organizations, at an international level. We plan, support and implement educational opportunities at our stand-alone meetings and at the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society (CAS) meetings. We promote national Pediatric Anesthesia tele-rounds and online discussion forums.

Our members lead Canadian efforts at education, research, administration, quality improvement and knowledge translation in all areas of pediatric anesthesia, pediatric perioperative medicine and pediatric pain medicine. We provide a national venue for ongoing learning, improvement of outcomes and innovation in the provision of care to infants, children, youth and their families.

Our on-line presence continues to expand. We have a discussion forum which practitioners use to talk about issues relating to clinical cases, administrative challenges, equipment issues, guidelines and other areas of interest to Pediatric Anesthesiologists and their colleagues. This can be accessed by members via our website (

Our website also allows members to purchase CPAS membership directly. It contains information about upcoming meetings and members can access educational material from our recent meeting on-line. There is information about fellowship opportunities nationally and the ability to liaise with other CPAS members. CPAS also provides a discounted rate to the journal Pediatric Anesthesia and members have access to its app.

Our popular Twitter account (@PedsAnesthesia) is widely used to disseminate the latest articles of interest to Pediatric Anesthesiologists, provide live updates of our annual meetings and promote real time discussion internationally. 

Your 2016-2018 CPAS Board consists of the following people:

Papu Nath_______Member at Large
Sarah Stevens____Chair of CPAS 2018 Local Organizing Committee
Katherine Tayor__Secretary
Koto Furue______Treasurer
Desi Reddy______Chair of the Scientific Committee
Clyde Matava____Communications Officer
Jeremy Luntley___Vice Chair
David Rosen_____Chair
Simon Whyte____Past Chair

I would encourage everyone to attend the CPAS 2018 meeting in Halifax October 26-28 taking place at the Delta Halifax. It promises to be an exceptional conference!

Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time with questions, suggestions or ideas about how to improve our organization and our specialty. Also please join CPAS now either through our website or in conjunction with CAS membership renewal.
Thank you very much.

David Rosen
Chair, Canadian Pediatric Anesthesia Society

The Canadian Pediatric Anesthesia Society (CPAS) has endorsed the SmartTots consensus statement regarding anesthesia safety in young children.

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February 24th, 2017
Contact Person: David Rosen MD FRCPC
Chair, Canadian Pediatric Anesthesia Society
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, University of Ottawa
401 Smyth Road
Ottawa ON K1H 8L1
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Statement: The Canadian Pediatric Anesthesia Society (CPAS) has endorsed the SmartTots consensus statement regarding anesthesia safety in young children.

Canadian pediatric anesthesiologists use the best available evidence to inform patient care. Clinical decisions are made in consultation with patients, their families, and specialists requesting procedures under anesthesia.

Calling for applicants - CHEO, Chief of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

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Calling for applicants - CHEO, Chief of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

Download here CHEO - Chief of Anesthesia applicants

Chief, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine 

Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario – Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre 

The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) – Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre invites applications for the position of Chief of the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. We seek an experienced academic leader who will be responsible for directing and developing the clinical, teaching and research activities of the Department. 

Introducing the myCPAS app! Made just for you.

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Introducing the new myCPAS app!  Made just for you.

Say hello to the new myCPAS App.  

We are thrilled to announce our release of the myCPAS app for iOS (iPhone) and Android!  Communicating with your CPAS peers is now easier than ever.  Create new discussions and respond to discussion/conversations on the go directly from the app!



This app is availble to all paid-up CPAS members.  


You are going to love these features:

  • Create discussions on the go in just seconds

  • View all of your chat conversations on the go

  • Receive and reply to incoming messages from your discussions

  • Receive push notifications when someone messages you

  • Add a new topic 


Download the app via the following links

1. For iOS users


2. For Android users

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Contact us for questions regarding the myCPAS app by email or Direct Message on Twitter


Who can logon?

Only Members of CPAS can login via the myCPAS app.

What is my username?  

Your membership email address is your username


I have forgotten my username/password

You can reset your password by following the link here I forgot my username / password


Can I access the app if I am not a member of CPAS?

No, only current paid members of CPAS can access the app.  Renew your membership for 2017 to continue access into the new year and stay connected to your peers.



How do I renew my membership of CPAS?

Become a member of CPAS here to get access.


What Groups exist?

CPAS Global Connect is the default group for all CPAS members

  • Discussion topics/posts sent to this group will be sent to all CPAS members.  This is the main discussion forum for all CPAS members
  • Other Groups

Other groups

You can also create general group or private groups.


What happens to the CPAS email forum

The legacy email forum will be retired on November 30th, 2016.  Please post all new messages on myCPAS app


Can I access myCPAS via desktop?

Yes.  You will need to logon via and click on myCPAS in the menu



Drop us your email address and stay connected with us


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