Vision

Safe anesthesia and perioperative care globally

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Mission

To collaborate with partners to build capacity for safe, sustainable anesthesia and perioperative care globally through education, knowledge translation, and advocacy

About Us

Safe Anesthesia & Surgery Saves Lives

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Five billion people lack access to safe surgical care. Surgical disease kills more people annually than HIV, TB, and malaria combined. Unfortunately, surgical capacity is least where it is needed most. Surgical care in low resource settings is cost effective and an indispensable, indivisible part of basic health care. Our philosophy is to work with anesthesia providers in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) to develop self-sustaining programs appropriate to their own needs. Consultations and collaboration with ministries of health, anesthesia providers, anesthesia societies, and local training institutions are key to building successful partnerships.

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Announcements

CASIEF Featured in CAS Anesthesia News (December 13, 2018) - DEAR CAS MEMBERS AND CASIEF SUPPORTERS: It has been an incredible year for CASIEF with great success in all our respective programs. CASIEF runs through the amazing generosity of Canadian anesthesiologists and we would like to thank you for your donations that allow us to work on improving the capacity for safe anesthesia care in Continue Reading
Prince George BC welcomes the first Canadian VAST Course (November 20, 2018) - Thank you to all involved in the most recent VAST Course in Prince George, British Columbia. This is a fantastic moment for the team behind VAST, seeing it delivered in a drastically different setting. Please read Dr Patty Livingston's reflections on the course. Prince George in November: crisp air, snow-covered ground crunching underfoot, evergreens, bright Continue Reading
Accompaniment by the anesthesiologist (November 14, 2018) - Alan Chu, MSc MD FRCPC Sustainability, capacity-building, and buy-in.  Integration with the public health system.  Education, interprofessional collaboration, and government support for anesthesia infrastructure.  Although I was disappointed to learn that CASIEF’s legacy-worthy Rwanda project was winding down, its latest pickup in Guyana has great promise! I have participated in many overseas missions, always small Continue Reading
U of T Anesthesia Sports & BBQ Day (November 14, 2018) - On Saturday September 8th, 2018 the University of Toronto held their 2nd Annual Department of Anesthesia Sports & BBQ Day. The event works to bring together staff and trainees and their families for some fun, friendly competition. This year we were honoured to be chosen as the selected charity and we were delighted that together the members of Continue Reading

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