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Regional Congresses

As well as the World Congress of Anaesthesiologists a number of Regional Congresses take place with the support of the Regional Sections of the WFSA. These and the North America region are listed below. Full listings of other meetings and events can be found on the Calendar of Events

Asia Australasia - AARS

Asia Australasia - AARS

The AARS supported the 14th Asian Australasian Congress of Anaesthesiologists, which was hosted by the New Zealand Society of Anaesthesiologists, taking place in Auckland in February 2014 with representatives from 22 countries in the region in attendance. The next AACA Congress will be held in China in 2018.

Africa – ARS

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The ARS supported the 5th All Africa Anaesthesia Congress which took place in Cairo, Egypt in April 2013. The 6th All Africa Anaesthesia Congress is scheduled to take place in Nigeria in November 2017.


Central and South America - CLASA

Central and South America - CLASA

The Confederation of Latin American Societies of Anaesthesiologists held their 33rd Regional Congress in Lima, Peru in September 2015. The 34th Regional Congress will take place in Uruguay in 2017.


Europe – ESA

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Euroanaesthesia is hosted by the European Society of Anaesthesiologists.  The broad scientific programme and international faculty attracts of 7000 participants. The 2017 congress will be held in Geneva, Switzerland 3-5th June 2017.


Arab World – Pan Arab

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The 11th Pan Arab Conference of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Management took plance in Dubai, UAE on 10th - 12th November 2016. For more information about the event please see the link below.


South Asia – SAARC

South Asia – SAARC


The 11th SAARC Congress took place in Kathmandu, Nepal in February 2015.
SAARC stands for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, and is a grouping of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and, most recently, Afghanistan. The Sri Lanka and 12th SAARC-AA Congress will be held on the 24th 25th, and 26th of February 2017, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. For more information about the event please click here.


North America

There is no WFSA Regional Section for North America, however the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society (CAS) work closely together as a region. Both the ASA and the CAS hold annual meetings.
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The American Society of Anesthesiologists will hold their ANESTHESIOLOGY 2017® Annual Meeting in Boston, MA from 21 -25 October 2017.



CAS 2017

 The Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society (CAS) will hold their 2017 Annual Meeting in Niagara Falls, Ontario from 23 - 26 June, 2017.