Collaborative Advisory Group for General and Family Practice Anesthesia (CAGA)
General and family practice anesthetists requested the Collaborative Advisory Group for General and Family Practice Anesthesia (CAGA) Committee to continue to pursue Special Designation status. The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is examining how it can offer more support to family physicians in this area of practice.
Family Practice Anesthesia in Canada
Improving access to high-quality anesthesia services in rural and remote communities in Canada
Refresher Course for General Practitioner Anesthetists: November 2 to 3, 2018, Vancouver British Columbia
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The RuralMed Listserv provides a forum of important topics of interest to general and family physician anesthetists. Members of the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) can access the RuralMed LISTSERVE and or Ruralanesthesia List.
Who we are
The Collaborative Advisory Group for General and Family Practice Anesthesia (CAGA) Committee is a committee within the Section of Communities of Practice in Family Medicine (CPFM). It represents the interests of family physician members in Family Practice Anesthesia (FPA). The Committee ensures discussion and communication within the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and its CPFM, the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) and the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society (CAS) about issues relevant to members.
CAGA discusses and makes recommendations to the CPFM Council with respect to these CFPC activities:
- Communications and networking among members involved in Family Practice Anesthesia
- Development of CFPC policies and/or positions related to patient care and the practice needs/environment of members involved in Family Practice Anesthesia
- Advocacy on behalf of the members involved in the Family Practice Anesthesia
- Identification of areas in need of accredited continuing medical education (CME)/continuing professional development (CPD) programs related to Family Practice Anesthesia
Collaborative Advisory Group for General and Family Practice Anesthesia (CAGA) Committee membership
Dr. Anthony Wiens, CFPC Co-chair, Manitoba
Dr. Travis Flath, CFPC representative, Yukon
Dr. Brian Gellar, Enhanced Surgical Skills (ESS) representative, Manitoba
Dr. Ian Jorgensen, Association of Canadian University Departments of Anaesthesia (ACUDA) representative, Saskatchewan
Dr. James Kim, Canadian Anesthesia Society (CAS) representative, British Columbia
Dr. Valerie McLeod, Program Director representative, Ontario
Dr. Erich van der Linde, SRPC, Alberta
Dr. William (Sandy) MacDonald, SRPC Co-Chair, Ontario
The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) staff
Dr. Victor Ng, Associate Director, Programs and Practice Support
Supported by the Programs and Practice Support Department
Contact the Committee
Contact CAGA with any questions or comments by email at [email protected]
The Collaborative Advisory Group for General and Family Practice Anesthesia (CAGA) Committee provides these relevant College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) material, web resources, papers and clinical practice guidelines for those who have a special interest in family practice anesthesia.*
*Disclaimer: Most of the materials on this site have come from external sources. The CFPC is not responsible for the accuracy, or reliability of application of these materials. Users wishing to verify this information should consult directly with the identified sources. The information on this site does not necessarily reflect the policies or views of the CFPC.
CFPC accreditation and educational curriculum resources
Other related links
Association of Canadian University Departments of Anesthesia (Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society website)