Announcement for the Applications for Clinical Training in Japan

The Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists (JSA) invites applications for clinical training in Japan for up to 90 days in 2013

Updated Pain Relief Committee Report Oct 2012

This is a summary of the activities of the Pain Relief Committee during 2012.

Palestine Anesthesia Teaching Mission: Call for Volunteers for 2013

We are seeking volunteers for the above mission for the months of March, April and May 2013. Anesthesiologists with a special interest in residency training and education are desirable. Operating room teaching takes place in three hospitals-Makkased Hospital in East Jerusalem, Rafidia Hospital in Nablus and Al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron and formal classroom teaching at the Ramallah Medical Complex in Ramallah each Saturday morning. Volunteers will be reimbursed for air travel and accommodation upon completion of the assignment. Information package and application forms available at: [email protected] (Ms. Ruth Hooper)

Palestine Anesthesia Teaching Mission (PATM) Update 2012/13

PATM is an important collaboration between the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society International Education Foundation (CASIEF) and the WFSA. The mission is making excellent progress training young Palestinian anaesthesiologists.

Essential Pain Management (EPM) Introduced to Latin America

The WFSA recently supported a series of Essential Pain Management courses in Honduras. EPM is a basic pain management course which provides a system for managing pain of all types.
This was the first time that EPM has been taught in Spanish and the first time the course has been taught in the Latin American region. 29 instructors from seven countries were trained and there are plans to run more courses in the region.

Collaboration with the EESC program of WHO


Kybele´s project is a Gates Grant Finalist

The WFSA has been informed that Kybele, an not for profit organisation trying to improve safety in childbirth around the world, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the ‘Saving lives at birth: a grand challenge for development’ competition.


This year the WFSA Scientific Committee will start a programme of research scholarships. These grants will be provided to young researchers from less affluent countries to help them to travel to a foreign country to study and learn in a research programme.

Prof Dr. Hugo van Aken appointed WFSA representative to WHO

Prof Dr. Hugo Van Aken has been appointed as WFSA representative with WHO in replacement of Dr. Iain Wilson

Education Committee Mission Statement

The Education Committee will enhance patient care worldwide by working collaboratively to create, develop and strengthen anaesthesiology education and training.
Our activities include fellowships, scholarships, short courses, educational meetings and consultations.
Our methods include financial partnerships, endorsements and expert consultations in collaboration with national societies, governments, non-governmental organisations and committed individuals.

WFSA Newsletter Feb 2012: WFSA 2008-2012; A look back over four years

The WFSA works in four-year cycles, each beginning and ending with a World Congress of Anaesthesiologists so this is always a good time to look back and review our activities. The Management Group, the Executive and all of our Committees have been busy and I believe we have accomplished a great deal. I would like to highlight some of the most notable achievements.

Palestine Anesthesia Teaching Mission-First year of operation 2011

Our first volunteer entered Palestine in January 2011and a total of 7 volunteers have completed assignments there in 2011.

Scholarship Award Program to attend International Assembly for Pediatric Anesthesia:

The International Assembly for Pediatric Anesthesia (IAPA) is pleased to announce that a travel scholarship award program has been developed to support selected meeting registrants from developing countries. Each scholarship award will cover $2,500 (US) in travel expenses. This is going to be a great meeting and is held October 10-12, 2012. Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington DC, USA

The Committee Reports for 2010

Read about the activities of the WFSA by reading the reports of the various committees that do the work. These include the Education Committee Report which is filled with news of the exciting front line of international anaesthesia training.

Read about experiences in WFSA Training Centers and Courses

All over the world Training Centers and Courses are going on…..

Make a Donation to the Global Oximetry Project

Read on learn how to donate to the program so that not just well funded hospitals have oximeters. The GO Project’s aim is to place an oximeter on EVERY anaesthetised patient.

New WFSA Programme in East Jerusalem: Call for Volunteer Teachers

In conjunction with the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society International Education Foundation (CASIEF), the WFSA is starting a new type of programme in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

WFSA Advisory Group

During the last Executive Committee meeting (London March 2010), it was decided to create a WFSA Advisory Group. Any past member of any WFSA committee will be invited to join this Group

Website Login and Passwords

If you are a Committee member and wish to use the Committee members discussion forums, or you wish to access our database of member addresses, you will need to login with your email address and password.

The latest ‘Update in Anaesthesia’. Vol 27,1 Oct 2011

This edition of ‘Update in Anaesthesia’ deals with many basic anaesthetic issues. Use of face masks, decision algorithms, management of bronchospasm, peripheral cannulae, fibreoptic intubation, pain management for the opioid tolerant person and paediatric anaesthesia in a tertiary hospital in Nigeria.

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