Overall Mission

  • To build on the strong foundation of surgical research in Canada by growing connections between research programs across Canada and becoming the national voice for surgical research
  • Support national networks of surgeons and basic scientists across Canada to enhance the ability of all to collectively obtain funding for national surgical research programs and to foster clinical and translational research
  • Share best practices regarding governance and fundraising across Departments of Surgery in Canada

About Us

The Canadian Association of Chairs of Surgical Research (CACSR) advises the Canadian Association of Surgical Chairs (CASC) on the coordination and facilitation of research activities within the Canadian Departments of Surgery.  The Committee shall represent the research interests of all members of the Canadian Departments of Surgery.

History of CACSR

The Canadian Association of Chairs of Surgical Research was founded in 2014 and was created with the vision to establish Canadian surgical research as a beacon in health care innovation and to find solutions for the daily challenges of being a surgeon researcher/scientist.