Anesthesia in Rural and Remote Regions of Canada
We invite you to join us to discuss anesthesia and pain medicine services in rural and remote regions of Canada. The purpose of the meeting is to better understand how the Department of Anesthesia at the University of Toronto can better support patients and healthcare workers involved in the provision of anesthesia and pain care in rural Canada.
Our county is large and diverse, encompassing 10 million square kilometers. Approximately 21% of Canadians live in rural Canada, yet only 9.4% of physicians work in rural communities. Clinical practice can be challenging as the burden of disease is greater and outcomes are poorer in rural populations. We seek to understand how to better train and support, deploy and retain anesthesia care providers who work in rural settings.
The goal of the evening is to better understand the current landscape of healthcare and service gaps in rural Canada and to identify education and research opportunities. We will also discuss the planning of a 2-day international and interdisciplinary symposium, which will be held in 2020.
Featured participants include:
- Dr. Ruth Wilson, Co-Chair of the Rural Road Map Implementation Committee (College of Family Physicians of Canada); Professor Emeritus Department of Family Medicine, Queen’s University; rural family physician (Yellowknife)
- Dr. Alexander (Sandy) MacDonald, former Director of Medical Affairs in Nunavut, Iqaluit
- Dr. Vaibhav Kamble, Program Director, Family Practice Anesthesia
Registration is now CLOSED.
Thanks to everyone who joined, it was a very sucessfull meeting!