Regional Sections of the WFSA

  • Africa Regional Section (ARS) 
  • Asian Australasian Regional Section (AARS)
  • Confederation of Latin American Societies of Anaesthesiologists  (CLASA)
  • Pan Arab Federation of Societies of Anesthesia, Intensive Care and  Pain Management  (PAFSA)
  • European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA)

Organizations officially liaised with the WFSA

These organisations have agreed to the following.

  • An exchange of constitutions
  • An invitation to attend relevant General Assemblies as an observer
  • A linkage of website (where possible) and co-operation in the promotion of each others World congresses
  • A willingness to assist in the scientific programs of such meetings

World Health Organisation (WHO)

CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 791 2111, Fax: +41 22 791 3111
Email: [email protected]; Website:

American Association of Clinical Directors (AACD)

c/o Dr Gavin Thoms, Evaluation & Audit Unit, University Dept. of Anaesthesia
Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL, United Kingdom
Tel:  +44 161 276 4551; Fax: +44 161 273 5685
Email: [email protected]; Website:

Council for International Organisations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS)

c/o WHO, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland.
Tel: +41 22 791 3406; Fax: +41 22 791 4286
Email: [email protected]; Website:

International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)

111 Queen Anne Avenue North, Suite 501, Seattle WA 98105-6020, United States
Tel: +1 206 283 0311; Fax: +1 206 283 9403; 
Email: [email protected]; Website: 

International Federation of Gynaecology & Obstetrics (FIGO)

Waterloo Court, 10 Theed Street, London SE1 8ST, United Kingdom. 
Tel:  +44 20 7928 1166; Fax:  +44 20 7928 7099;
Email:  [email protected]; Website:

International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)

1, ch. De la Voie-Creuse, P.O.Box 56, CH-1211, Geneva 20, Switzerland. 
Tel: +41 22 749 011; Fax: +41 22 733 3430;
Email: [email protected] , Website:
Technical Secretariat:  British Standards Institution,
389 Chiswick High Road, London W4 4AL, United Kingdom. 
Tel: +44 20 8996 9000; Fax: +44 20 8996 7400;
E-mail: [email protected]; Website:


Societá Italiana di Anestesia, Analgesia e Terapia Intensiva Pediatrica (SIAATIP)

Viale Ofanto N. 221, 71121 Foggia, Italy  
Email: [email protected]; Website:

Society of Paediatric Anaesthesia in New Zealand and Australia


World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM)

P O Box 55158, 3330, Madison WI 53705-8958, United States
Tel: +1 608 890 8821; Fax: +1 608 265 3037
Email: [email protected]; Website:

World Federation of Societies of Critical and Intensive Care Medicine (WFSICCM)

Division of Anaesthesia, University of Cambridge, Box 93, Addenbrooke’s Hospital,
Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, United Kingdom. 
Tel: +44 1223 217889, Fax: +44 1223 217887

World Society of Intravenous Anaesthesia (SIVA)

c/o Prof Quirino Piacevoli
Via Dardanelli, 23, 00195 Rome, Italy

Society for Ultrasound in Anaesthesia (SUA)

c/o Department of
Anaesthesia, Glenfield Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust,
Groby Road, Leicester LE3 9QP UK Telephone: +44 116 2502315 Societies

 Other Societies

(These regularly correspond with the WFSA but are not officially liaised with the WFSA)

International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS)

Obstetric Anaesthesia Association

Primary Trauma Care Foundation

Royal Society of Medicine


Safety and Quality of Practice

  • Lifebox
  • Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
  • The Institute for Safe Medication Practices
  • Virtual Anaesthesia Machine Simulation

Practice Advisory and guidelines

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society
  • ANZCA Professional Standards
  • Singapore Society of Anaesthesiologists
  • National Patient Safety Agency
  • Survey of WFSA member societies

Regarding Surgical Checklist:

  • BBC news – “Surgical checklist saves lives”
  • NEJM – “A Surgical Safety Checklist to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality in a Global Population”
  • WHO – Starter Kit for Surgical Checklist Implementation
  • WHO – Safe Surgery Saves Lives (videos)

Other useful WHO links

  • WHO- Emergency and essential surgical care

  • WHO – Integrated Management for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care (IMEESC) tool kit

NPSA alerts:

  • Guide to the labelling and packaging of injectable medicines
  • Problems with infusions and sampling from arterial lines
  • Risks with intravenous heparin flush solutions
  • Using vinca alkaloid minibags
  • Reducing risk of overdose with midazolam injection in adults

Education Websites

  • Committee for European Education in Anaesthesiology (CEEA)
  • Center for Simulation Advanced Learning and Technology
  • European Virtual Anaesthesia, (Euroviane)
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Webinars

Other regional societies

  •  African Society of Regional Anesthesia (AFSRA)

Printer of World Anaesthesia (WFSA Newsletter) and Update in Anaesthesia

C.O.S. Printers Pte Ltd
9 Kian Teck Crescent,
Singapore 628875
Tel: +65 6265 9022
Fax: +65 6265 9074
Email: [email protected]





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