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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


The AARS supported the 14th Asian Australasian Congress of Anaesthesiologists, which was hosted by the New Zealand Society of Anaesthesiologists, in Auckland in February 2014 with representatives from 22 countries in the region in attendance. The 15th AACA is going to be held at the National Conference Center in Beijing, China, November 1-5, 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 will take place in Nigeria 20-24 November 2017.


Central and South America - CLASA

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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 8-11 October 2017.


Europe – ESA

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Euroanaesthesia is the annual congress of the European Society of Anaesthesiologists. Euroanaesthesia 2018 will be held in Copenhagen Denmark from 02 – 04 June. The broad scientific programme and international faculty attracts of 7000 participants and over 100 exhibiting companies from all over the world. http://www.esahq.org/

Arab World – Pan Arab

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The 11th Pan Arab Conference of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Management took place in Dubai, UAE on 10th - 12th November 2016. The 12th Pan Arab Congress of Anesthesia, Intensive Care & Pain Management will also take place in Dubai and will be held on 27th - 29th September 2018. 

South Asia – SAARC

South Asia – SAARC


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 The 12th SAARC-AA Congress was held on the 24th 25th, and 26th of February 2017, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The next SAARC - AA will be held 8 - 10th March 2019 Lahore, Pakistan.


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.