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Letter from the President. It is a year since I became President of the Canadian Pediatric Anesthesia Society &, with a year of my term to run, I feel I am nowhere near halfway through my to-do list! Read More
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CPAS Annual Meeting - Halifax 2018

Dates: October 26th - Oct 27th, 2018

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Incoming Board for 2018-2020.

Chair: Clyde Matava

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Vice Chair: Katherine Taylor

Secretary: Zoe Brown

Treasurer: Koto Furue

Past Chair: David Rosen

Members at Large: Jerry Luntley, Simon Whyte (co-opted CPAS 2020 LOC)

Communications Officer: Papu Nath

Scientific Committee Chair: Jon Gamble

Scientific Committee: Jon Gamble, Conor McDonnell, Kimmo Murto, Susan Goobie

CPAS 2020 Local Organizing Chair: Simon Whyte

Submitted by: Dr David Rosen


Canadian Pediatric Fasting Guidelines Ratified 2018

The membership of CPAS at the AGM ratified new Canadian Pediatric Anesthesia Fasting Guidelines and agreed to support the development of comprehensive fasting guidelines through the Canadian Pediatric Anesthesia Fasting Guidelines Working Group*. The ratified motion reads as follows:

The Canadian Pediatric Anesthesia Society endorses allowing and encouraging clear fluid intake up to 1 hour before elective anesthesia or sedation.

This was the level of granularity where we left the recommendations, and it will be up to individual institutions to develop protocols based on these guidelines. For many institutions, current fasting guidelines will look like this:

For elective sedation and anesthesia, the following fasting times are recommended:

8 hours: full meal, fatty foods

6 hours: light meal, milk, infant formula, fortified expressed breast milk

4 hours: breast milk

1 hour: clear fluids

The Anesthesia Social Media Hashtag Project.

The Anesthesia Social Media Project seeks to increase the conversations among anesthesiologists by providing hashtags commonly to anesthesia.  It is the brainchild of Drs Clyde Matava (CPAS Communications Officer, founder of @PedsAnesthesia and @innov8doc) and Nan Gai (@nanesthetistSocial Media Faculty Lead at the Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto)  

Anesthesiologists, Anesthesia journals and Anesthesia Professional Associations worldwide are encouraged to use common hashtags to increase the reach and depth of their social media posts and conservations.  Below is an Hashtag Guide for Anesthesiologists.  


To submit new hashtags, please contact @nanesthetist on Twitter


Reference. Gai N and  Matava C. Twitter Hashtags for Anesthesiologists: Building Global Communities. Anestheisa and Analgesia (A A) Pract. 2018 Aug 10;:1.

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