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Welcome to WFSA

Anaesthesiology is the practice of medicine dedicated to the relief of pain and total care of the patient before, during and after surgery. With a network of over 130,000 anaesthesiologists in more than 140 countries WFSA facilitates learning and promotes the highest standards of patient care around the world.

Our Programmes

Advocacy

Working Together

We support and promote a focus on the availability, safety and quality of anaesthesiology

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Education & Training

Education & Training

We aim to develop and strengthen the skills and knowledge of anaesthesiologists.

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Innovation & Research

Innovation & Research

We invest in innovation and research that supports universal access to safe anaesthesia.

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Safety & Quality

Safety & Quality

We promote global standards in anaesthesiology and the well being of our professionals.

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  • Did you Know...? 230 million major surgeries take place around the world each year. Learn More.

  • Did you Know...? 2 billion people are without access to essential surgery, often due to a lack of safe anaesthesia equipment or a trained provider. Learn More.

  • Did you Know...? In some parts of the world 9 out 10 anaesthesia departments do not have the equipment to provide a safe paediatric anaesthetic. Learn More.

  • Did you Know...? In some countries 1 in 7 women die in childbirth and 5 of 6 births are not attended by any healthcare personnel. Learn More.

  • Did you Know...? In some countries 1 in 7 women die in childbirth and 5 of 6 births are not attended by any healthcare personnel. Learn More.

Grants & Fellowships

Interested applicants should follow the links above for more information. To view all applications that are currently open, please click here.

2016 World Congress Event

16th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists

Following on the success of Buenos Aires 2012 the next World Congress of Anaesthesiologists will be in Hong Kong in 2016. Find out more here

Our Publications

Our Publications

Our Publications

WFSA's Tutorial and Update are amongst the most downloaded and widely shared CME publications for anaesthesiologists.

Democratic Republic of Congo, from 20-22 November 2013. Baxter Healthcare Ltd has generously decided to sponsor a number of young anaesthetists on low incomes who are working in less affluent countries to attend the Congress. The learning and friendships gained during the 29th SARANF Congress will prove invaluable in supporting these future leaders in anaesthesia

Applications are open to anaesthetists working full time in any French speaking African country.

All applications must be submitted in electronic format only to the WFSA headquarters at wfsahq@anaesthesiologists.org by 31st August 2013.

For more details on the sponsorship please see the attached document.  For more details on the 29th SARANF, please visit http://saranf.net/ 

Application from in English

Formulaire d'enrigestrement en francaise