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GUATEMALA - Asociacion Guatemalteca de Anestesiologia, Reanimación y Tratamiento del Dolor

Asociacion Guatemalteca de Anestesiologia, Reanimación y Tratamiento del Dolor
7a. Avenida 12-23 Zona 9, Edificio Etisa, oficina 12-15
Guatemala City


Phone: +502 2339 3629
Fax: +502 2339 3629

President: Dra. Sayda Godínez
Secretary: Dra. Lilian Mazariegos
Treasurer: Dra. Celeste Sanchinelli

Members: 110
Preferred Language: Spanish
Year Joined: 1972
Region: CLASA

Further Information


Country population: 15.5m

Number of physicians: 18,278 (2009) 

Source: WHO Country Profile 2015 

In 2014 the society was very active in continuing medical education in Guatemala in order to keep their members constantly updated on advances in medicine and anaesthesia.

The activities undertaken were:

  • ASA Refresher Course Medical Update 2014
  • Monthly scientific sessions
  • Project monitoring for Lifebox and the pulse oximeters provided by the Lifebox Foundation
  • The 11th Guatemalan Congress of Anesthesiology entitled "Anesthesiology at the Millennium Development Millennium”

The society also held a number of workshops on Essential Pain Management (EPM), psychomotor skills, maternal collapse, Induction to Occupational Hazards (for first year anesthesiology residents) and Primary Trauma Care (PTC).

Upcoming activities include, The 12th Guatemalan Congress of Anesthesiology and a statutory meeting of the Mexican Association of Cardiovascular Anesthesia, held in Guatemala.