Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

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The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) is one of three national academies that comprise the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA), the highest honour granted to scholars in Canada. The two other CCA academies are the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Engineering.[1][2]

The CAHS has two functions: a) To conduct assessments on urgent health matters that affect Canadians; b) to recognize individuals of outstanding achievement in the health sciences through elections to fellowship.[3] CAHS fellows are entitled to use the post-nominal FCAHS (Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences).[4]


  1. ^ "Member Academies". Council of Canadian Academies. Retrieved July 20, 2012.
  2. ^ Schechter, Martin T.; Armstrong, Paul W. (April 8, 2008). "The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences: coming of age at the right time". Canadian Medical Association Journal. Canadian Medical Association. 178 (8): 1029–1031. doi:10.1503/cmaj.071800. PMC 2276552. PMID 18390948.
  3. ^ "Official Canadian Academy of Health Sciences website". Retrieved July 20, 2012.
  4. ^ "Qualifications". Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Retrieved July 20, 2012.