In 2020, CARF received a major gift donation of shares from Dr. James Beckstead and his wife to support an award in his name. In 2022 at the CAS Annual Meeting, CARF was incredibly proud to present Dr. Harsha Shanthanna the Dr. James Beckstead Award – for the first time! – valued at $20,000.
Dr. Shanthanna was awarded this grant to support his research titled “Opioid Reduction and Enhanced recovery in Orthopaedic Surgery (OREOS)-Knee: A Pilot Randomized Trial“.
Dr. Beckstead served as a Treasurer for the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society (CAS) for 5 years, and is a committed and dedicated leader in the anesthesia community.
We thank Dr. Beckstead and his wife for this generous donation that will help transform the future of anesthesia research in Canada. To learn more about how to donate stocks and shares, please send us an email or connect with us on social media.