2024 BCAS/WSSA Joint Scientific Meeting

September 21, 2024 | Victoria, British Columbia | Jointly Presented By: 




WSSA is excited to host our annual Joint Scientific Meeting in Victoria, British Columbia, with the British Columbia Anesthesiologists' Society on September 21, 2024. Attendees can look forward to an incredible lineup of speakers who will share some industry trends, insights, and expertise on the status of anesthesiology from both the American and Canadian perspectives. All educational programming will take place on Saturday, September 21 to ensure ample time to explore the beautiful city of Victoria!


WSSA Members $175
Washington State Students/Residents/Fellows $25
Washington State Non-Members  $275
Out-of-State Non-Members/Non-Canadian  $350

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: If you are Canadian, please register via the BCAS registration form.

Interested in sponsoring a resident or medical student? 

Sponsor a resident or medical student of your choice! In order to make the meeting affordable to residents/fellows/medical students, and to introduce WSSA to students and encourage their future membership, we are giving WSSA members the opportunity to pay the $25 registration fee for a resident, fellow or medical student. If you would like to participate, please make that selection in your registration form. Questions? Please contact the WSSA Office.


This schedule is subject to change.

September 21, 2024

Time Event
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast with Exhibitors and Sponsors
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Welcome and Introductions
9:10 AM - 10:10 AM Anesthesia Care for the Elderly | Dr. Karen Domino (University of Washington)
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM Break with Exhibitors and Sponsors
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Update on Cannabis and Anesthesia | Dr. Ainsley Sutherland (St. Paul's Hospital, BC)
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM A Practical Guide for Physician Wellness | Dr. Mark Vu (Victoria General Hospital, BC)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Medical Futility in Anesthesia Practice | Dr. Mike Souter (University of Washington), Dr. Jennifer Kett (Seattle Children's), and Dr. Christian Turner
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Break
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Sustainable Anesthesia Care (Environmental Wellness) | Dr. Susan Lee (Royal Columbian Hospital, BC), Dr. Elizabeth Hansen (Seattle Children's), and Dr. Diane Gordon (Children's Hospital of Colorado)
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM Closing Remarks
5:45 PM - 7:30 PM

Social Mixer

Join us for beverages and hors d'oeuvres before heading out to dinner.


Hotel Information

Fairmont Empress

721 Government Street, Victoria - British Columbia V8W 1W5, Canada

The nightly rate starts at $419 CANADIAN (which is about $310 USD in today’s dollars). The WSSA Rate will be offered 3 days before and after the meeting, based on availability. 

Access code: BCAS_Washington

The hotel reservation deadline is August 21, 2024, to secure these rates. Rooms are available on a first come, first-served basis.

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Things to Do in Victoria

Victoria, BC, is a vibrant coastal city that perfectly blends historic charm with modern attractions. Known for its stunning waterfront views, lush gardens, and rich history, Victoria offers a unique experience for visitors. Whether you're strolling through the famous Butchart Gardens, exploring the Royal BC Museum, or enjoying a leisurely bike ride along the Galloping Goose Trail, there's something for everyone.

Bringing the family along to Victoria adds an extra layer of fun and exploration. Kids will love the hands-on exhibits at the Royal BC Museum and the interactive displays at the Victoria Bug Zoo. The whole family can enjoy a whale-watching tour to spot orcas, humpback whales, and other marine life. Beacon Hill Park is perfect for a family picnic, complete with a petting zoo and playground. Don’t miss the chance to take a scenic ferry ride, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding islands and wildlife.

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