Steven Dain MD, FRCPC is an Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Perioperative
Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry and cross-appointed in the
Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science at the Western University in London,
Ontario Canada. He practices clinical anesthesia at University Hospital of the London
Health Sciences Centre and at St Josephs’ Healthcare London where he is the Director of
In 2001 Dr. Dain was a recipient of a US National Library of Medicine Scholarship in
Health Informatics at Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
For over 15 years, Dr. Dain has participated in the writing and development of Canadian
National and International Standards for medical equipment and design and construction of
healthcare facilities. He is currently the Chair of the Canadian Advisory Committee for
the International Organization for Standardization ISO/TC121 - Anaesthetic Equipment and
Medical Breathing Machines, 2 other CSA Committees and a member of the Canadian
Anesthesiologists’ Society Standards of Care Committee and Patient Safety Committee
In 2008 he was been appointed as Chair of ISO Technical Committee 121, Subcommittee 4
Anesthesia Vocabulary. Dr. Dain is a member of the International Healthcare Terminology
Standards Development Organization SNOMED CT Anesthesia Special Interest Group, a member
of the CSA Healthcare Technology Steering Committee and the Canadian Patient Safety
Institute Innovation Advisory Committee.
Dr. Dain is a member of the IHE (Integrating the Health Enterprise) Patient Care Devices
Committee, developing medical device communications protocol for anesthesia equipment and
critical care ventilators.
He is also a member of the MD Plug and Play Group at CIMIT in Cambridge, MA
Dr. Dain lectures widely on his particular interests of Anesthesia Technology, Usability
Engineering, Medical Alarm Systems, Risk Management, Patient Safety, Design and
construction of Healthcare Facilities, Acute Pain, E-Learning and Health Informatics.
Anesthesia Technology, Usability Engineering, Medical Alarm Systems, Risk Management,
Patient Safety, Design and construction of Healthcare Facilities, Acute Pain, E-Learning
and Health Informatics
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