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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 was held at the National Conference Center in Beijing, China, November 1-5, 2018. For more information please visit the Congress website http://www.cmacsa.org/

Africa – ARS

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The ARS supported the 5th All Africa Anaesthesia Congress which took place in Cairo, Egypt in April 2013 and the 6th All Africa Anaesthesia Congress which took place in Abuja, Nigeria in November 2017. The next All Africa Congress will take place in Marrakesh, Morocco 10th - 12th October 2019.

Central and South America - CLASA

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The Confederation of Latin American Societies of Anaesthesiologists held their 34th Regional Congress in Uruguay from 8-11 October 2017. The 2019 CLASA meeting will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from September 21st-24th. https://congresoclasa2019.com/

Europe – ESA

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Euroanaesthesia is the annual congress of the European Society of Anaesthesiologists. Euroanaesthesia 2019 was held 1-3rd June 2019 in Vienna Austria with over 6,000 delegates present. Euroanaesthesia 2020 will be in Barcelona 30th May to 1st June http://www.esahq.org/

Arab World – Pan Arab

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The 12th Pan Arab Congress of Anesthesia, Intensive Care & Pain Management took place in Dubai and was held on 27th - 29th September 2018. The 2020 Conference will take place in Beirut, Lebanon from the 12-15 November.


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 10-13 October 2019 Lahore, Pakistan, for more information and to register visit our events page.


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.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists held their ANESTHESIOLOGY 2018® Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA from 13 ANES19 O 1-17 October 2018. The American Society of Anesthesiologists will hold their ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, between 19-23 October 2019. 


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The Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society (CAS) held their 2019 Annual Meeting in Calgary from 21st -24th June 2019. The 2020 Annual Meeting will be in Halifax 19-22 June.