The Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society (CAS) enables anesthesiologists to excel in patient care through research, education and advocacy. In conjunction with the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia (CJA), CAS has provided educational articles and case studies with corresponding assessments, which learners complete for continuing professional development (CPD) credits.
However, CAS found its current online learning platform difficult to maintain and use. There were also many time-consuming, manual processes, including manual verification of non-members and double login to the education portal from CAS’s website. Completion certificates also had to be printed and then mailed to learners, resulting in complaints from members and unnecessary expense to the association.
To overcome these challenges, CAS began researching alternative solutions. The new platform needed to be easy to use, enable member and non-member access, include hands-free administration and integrate with the group’s association management system (AMS), iMIS. Additionally, CAS needed a multi-lingual system with eCommerce capabilities.