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Applications Open: WFSA 2019 Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship in Belgrade, Serbia

Applications are invited for two Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship positions in 2019 at University Children’s Hospital, Belgrade and the Institute for Health Protection of Mother and Child of Serbia. The intended start dates are the 1st April 2019 and the 1st July 2019 (dependent on accreditation with the Serbian Medical Council) and the duration of the fellowship is 3 months.

University Children’s Hospital, Belgrade and the Institute for Health Protection of Mother and Child of Serbia are the largest hospitals specialising in healthcare for women and children in Serbia. The Departments of Paediatric Anaesthesia in each hospital have about 18 consultant anaesthesiologists and they provide complete anaesthetic cover for all elective and emergency operations for children ranging in age from new-borns to 18 years. Around 6,000 paediatric operations are performed per year in each of the two hospitals.

The overall aim of the fellowship is to improve the quality and safety of paediatric and neonatal anaesthesia in parts of Eastern Europe, the former Soviet republics and other low resource settings. The first two months of the fellowship will cover the fundamentals of paediatric and neonatal anaesthesia. During the third month, the fellow can gain additional experience in one of three modules:

• Cardiac anaesthesia
• Paediatric intensive care
• Regional anaesthesia and pain therapy

The fellowship is intended for a young fully qualified anaesthesiologist working in a low resource setting who wishes to improve knowledge and skills in the field of paediatric anaesthesia. Priority will be given to applicants from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet republics, but applications from further afield may be considered.

For more information, please contact the programme head, Dr Dusica Simic (drdusica@yahoo.com).

How to apply:

You will need to apply through the WFSA online applications platform here.

The closing date for applications is 30th November 2018. The successful applicants will be notified before mid-January.

Applicants must apply online here and provide all the documents listed:

• Curriculum vitae with one recent photo and the names of two referees
• Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s national anaesthetic society
• Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s head of department or hospital management
• Copy of medical degree
• Copy of specialist anaesthetic qualification
• Copy of passport

Applications Open: 2019/2020 WFSA New Delhi Thoracic Anaesthesia Fellowship

Applications are invited for two thoracic anaesthesia fellowship positions at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi, India.

The anticipated start dates of the fellowship are July 2019 and January 2020 and the duration of training will be six months. The main aim of the fellowship is to provide training in thoracic anaesthesia, but there will also be opportunities to get experience in cardiac anaesthesia and cardiothoracic intensive care.

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital is a super-specialty hospital with 675 beds situated in New Delhi, India. It has been running postgraduate training (DNB) in a range of specialties since 1988. The Department of Anaesthesia started its DNB (Anaesthesia) programme in 1991 and five students are enrolled each year. The department also provides specialised training in cardiothoracic anaesthesia, transplant anaesthesia (renal and liver) and pain management.

The fellowship is intended for a young anaesthesiologist working in a low resource setting in Asia or Africa.

Applicants should fit the following criteria:

• Must be supported in their application by their own national anaesthesiology society
• Must be supported in their application by the chief / head of their home department
• Must be returning to their home country to a recognized post
• Should preferably be working in a teaching hospital

The fellow will receive accommodation and a modest stipend from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. The WFSA will provide funding to cover the cost of return travel from the fellow's home country to New Delhi, India.

The successful applicant will be required to apply for temporary registration with the Medical Council of India during the training period and obtain medical insurance covering the duration of the fellowship.

For more information, please contact the programme head, Professor Jayashree Sood (drjayashreesood@gmail.com).

How to apply:

The closing date for applications is the 22nd November 2018. Successful applicants will be notified before the end of December 2018.

Applicants must complete the Fellowship Application Form and provide all the documents listed at the end of the form:

• Curriculum vitae with one recent photo and the names of two referees
• Letter of recommendation from the applicant's national anaesthesiology society
• Letter of recommendation from the applicant's head of department or hospital management
• Copy of medical degree
• Copy of specialist anaesthetic qualification
• Copy of photograph page of passport

Please complete your application online here.  

Re-opening Applications: 2019 WFSA Regional Anaesthesia Fellowship, Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India

Applications are invited for one remaining fellowship training position at Ganga Medical Centre & Hospital, Coimbatore, India.

The duration of training is 6 months.  The fellowship will begin on the 1st July 2019. 

Ganga Hospital (www.gangahospital.com) is a 475-bedded tertiary care referral centre for orthopaedic surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, spine and facio-maxillary surgery. It is a busy institution with 20 operating theatres.

The Department of Anaesthesiology specialises in practising and teaching regional anaesthesia. The department is equipped with peripheral nerve stimulators and twelve dedicated ultrasound machines for administering regional blocks. The trainees will have an orientation month followed by five months of clinical responsibility.

The fellowships are intended for anaesthesiologists working in low resource settings in Asia or Africa who wish to develop knowledge and skills in the field of regional anaesthesia and analgesia.

 Applicants should fit the following criteria: 

•          Must be supported in their application by their own national anaesthesiology society
•          Must be supported in their application by the chief / head of their home department
•          Must be returning to their home country to a recognized post
•          Should preferably be working in a teaching hospital
•          Preference will be given to younger anaesthesiologists working in Asia or Africa

Fellows will receive a stipend from Ganga Hospital to cover accommodation and living expenses.

The WFSA will provide funding to cover the cost of return travel from the fellow's home country to Coimbatore, India.

The successful applicants will be required to register with the Medical Council of India and obtain medical insurance covering the duration of the fellowship. 

For more information, please contact the programme head, Dr Balavenkat Subramanian (drbalavenkat@gmail.com). 

How to apply:

The closing date for applications is 15th October 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by mid-November. 

Applicants must complete the Fellowship Application Form and provide all the documents listed at the end of the form: 

•          Curriculum vitae with one recent photo and the names of two referees
•          Letter of recommendation from the applicant's national anaesthesiology society 
•          Letter of recommendation from the applicant's head of department or hospital management
•          Copy of medical degree
•          Copy of photograph page of passport
•          Copy of specialist anaesthetic qualification 

Please complete the online application form using the link below: 

https://wfsagrants.awardsplatform.com/ 

Applications Open: Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowships at Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India, 2019

Applications are invited for two fellowship training positions in 2019 at Christian Medical College, Vellore.

Christian Medical College, Vellore (www.cmch-vellore.edu) is situated in Tamil Nadu, South India. It is a 2,400-bed, multi-specialty, tertiary care university teaching hospital, with all facilities under one roof.

The duration of each fellowship is 6 months. One will start on 1 March 2019, and the other will start on 1 September 2019.

The fellowships are intended for anaesthesiologists working in low resource settings who wish to develop knowledge and skills in the field of paediatric anaesthesia. Preference will be given to younger anaesthesiologists working in SAARC member countries but older applicants and applicants from other parts of Asia or further afield will also be considered.

Applicants should fit the following criteria:

• Must be supported in their application by their own national anaesthesiology society
• Must be supported in their application by the chief / head of their home department
• Must be returning to their home country to a recognized post
• Should preferably be working in a teaching hospital

The fellowship offers funding for tuition costs, travel, accommodation and subsistence living expenses.

The successful applicant will be required to apply for temporary registration with the Medical Council of India during the training period and obtain medical insurance covering the duration of the fellowship.

For more information, please contact the programme head, Dr Ekta Rai: drektarai@yahoo.com

How to apply:

The closing date for applications is 8th October. Successful applicants will be notified in mid-October.

Applicants must complete the online application form here and provide all the documents listed at the end of the form:

• Curriculum vitae with one recent photo and the names of two referees
• Letter of recommendation from the applicant's national anaesthesiology society
• Letter of recommendation from the applicant's head of department or hospital management
• Copy of medical degree
• Copy of specialist anaesthetic qualification
• Copy of photograph page of passport

Successful applicants must confirm their intention to take up the scholarship within 2 days of notification. Failure to do so will result in the scholarship being offered to the next applicant. If you have any questions please email Projects Officer, Dilly Hartley, at WFSA: projects2@wfsahq.org

Dr Jannicke Mellin-Olsen has assumed the Presidency of the WFSA, taking over from Dr Gonzalo Barreiro

We are delighted to announce that Dr Jannicke Mellin-Olsen has assumed the Presidency of the WFSA, taking over from Dr Gonzalo Barreiro who completed his two year term at the end of August 2018. Jannicke will serve for the period September 2018 to September 2020.



                                                           
Jannicke                     Gonzalo

Dr Jannicke Mellin-Olsen               Dr Gonzalo Barreiro

 

Dr Jannicke Mellin-Olsen is a full-time practising anaesthesiologist in Bærum Hospital, Norway. She has always been active in organisations in addition to her clinical work and has held several Board positions in Norway and abroad. Jannicke has been President of the European Board of Anaesthesiology/UEMS where she led the process of developing the Helsinki Declaration on Patient Safety in Anaesthesiology, and she was also the secretary of the European Society of Anaesthesiology until January 2018. She has always had a “global drive”, holds a Diploma in Public Health and is dedicated to improving access to safe anaesthesia around the world.

“Being the President of an organisation like the WFSA is a big honour, but also a big responsibility. In a world where five out of seven billion people do not have access to safe, timely and affordable anaesthesia and surgery, anaesthesiologists cannot expect anyone other than ourselves to lead the way. In high, middle and low-income countries alike, we are uniting anaesthesiologists for the betterment of patient care.”

It has been a pleasure to have Dr Gonzalo Barreiro serving as President, and he will remain on the WFSA Board as Immediate Past President. Under his leadership the WFSA has gone from strength to strength, leading the way in global anaesthesia education, training and advocacy and growing in both influence and activity.

The WFSA is indebted to Gonzalo for his outstanding voluntary service. His commitment since 1992 when he first joined as a member of the Safety Committee is exemplary and we thank him for his dedication and hard work in the role of President during his term.

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WFSA looks forward to seeing you all in Prague in September 2020 for the World Congress of Anaesthesiologists.

https://www.wcaprague2020.com/

 


 Estamos felices de anunciar que la Dr Jannicke Mellin-Olsen ha asumido la Presidencia de la WFSA, tomando el relevo del Dr Gonzalo Barreiro quien ha completado su período de 2 años a finales de Agosto del 2018. Jannicke estará en el período comprendido entre Septiembre 2018 y Septiembre 2020.

Jannicke                     Gonzalo

Dr Jannicke Mellin-Olsen               Dr Gonzalo Barreiro


La Dr Jannicke Mellin-Olsen es anestesióloga a tiempo completo en el Bærum Hospital, Noruega. Además de su trabajo clínico ella ha sido activa en diferentes organizaciones, y ha ocupado varias posiciones en Directorios en Noruega y en el extranjero. Jannicke ha sido Presidente del European Board of Anaesthesiology/UEMS donde ella lideró el proceso de la declaración de Helsinki sobre la Seguridad de los Pacientes en Anestesiología y fue también la Secretaria de la Sociedad Europea de Anestesiología hasta Enero del 2018. Ella siempre ha sido una “conductora global”, con un diploma en Salud Pública, y se ha dedicado a mejorar el acceso a Anestesia segura alrededor del mundo.

“Ser la Presidente de una organización como la WFSA es un gran honor, pero también una gran responsabilidad. En un mundo donde cinco de siete mil millones de personas no tienen acceso a anestesia y cirugía seguras, asequibles y en tiempo adecuado, los anestesiólogos solo podemos esperar que nosotros mismos, no otros, lideremos el camino.

Tanto en países de ingresos altos, medios o bajos estamos uniendo a los anestesiólogos para la mejoría en el cuidado de los pacientes.”

Ha sido un placer tener al Dr Gonzalo Barreiro como Presidente, y él permanecerá en el Directorio de la WFSA como Immediate Past President. Bajo su liderazgo la WFSA ha ido de logro en logro, liderando el camino de la educación global en anestesia, entrenamiento y promoción de la especialidad y crecimiento tanto de su influencia como de su actividad.

La WFSA le agradece a Gonzalo por su excelente y voluntario servicio. Su compromiso desde 1992 cuando él comenzó como miembro del Comité de Seguridad es un ejemplo, y le agradecemos por su dedicación y trabajo duro en el rol de Presidente durante este período.

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La WFSA espera verlos a todos ustedes en Praga en Septiembre del 2020 para el Congreso Mundial de Anestesiología    

  https://www.wcaprague2020.com/


 Nous sommes ravis d'annoncer que le Dr Jannicke Mellin-Olsen va assurer la présidence de la WFSA, succédant au Dr Gonzalo Barreiro qui a terminé son mandat de deux ans à la fin du mois d'août 2018. Jannicke servira de septembre 2018 à septembre 2020.

             

       Jannicke                       Gonzalo
 

Dr Jannicke Mellin-Olsen               Dr Gonzalo Barreiro

 Le Dr Jannicke Mellin-Olsen est une anesthésiste à plein temps à l'hôpital de Bærum, en Norvège. En plus de son travail clinique, elle a toujours été active dans des organisations et a occupé plusieurs postes dans des conseils d'administration en Norvège et à l'étranger. Jannicke a été présidente du “European Board of Anaesthesiology / UEMS”, où elle a dirigé le processus d'élaboration de la déclaration d'Helsinki sur la sécurité des patients en anesthésiologie. Elle a également été secrétaire de la Société européenne d'anesthésiologie jusqu'en janvier 2018. Elle a toujours eu une “orientation mondiale”, elle est titulaire d'un diplôme en santé publique et se consacre à l'amélioration de l'accès à une anesthésie sûre dans le monde entier.


«Être président d'une organisation telle que la WFSA est un grand honneur, mais aussi une grande responsabilité. Dans un monde où cinq milliards de personnes sur sept milliards n'ont pas accès à une anesthésie et à une chirurgie sûres, en temps opportuns et accessibles, nous -anesthésiologistes, ne pouvons attendre que quelqu'un d'autre que nous, montre la voie. Dans les pays à revenu élevé, aussi bien que ceux à revenu moyen et faible, nous unissons les anesthésistes pour améliorer les soins aux patients. »

Ce fut un plaisir d'avoir le Dr Gonzalo Barreiro comme Président et il restera au Conseil d’administration de la WFSA en tant que Président sortant. Sous sa direction, la WFSA est devenue de plus en plus forte, ouvrant la voie à l’éducation, à la formation et au plaidoyer dans le domaine de l’anesthésie au niveau mondial et augmentant son influence et son activité.

La WFSA est redevable à Gonzalo pour son action volontaire et exceptionnel. Son engagement depuis 1992, date à laquelle il est devenu membre du comité de sécurité, est exemplaire et nous le remercions pour son dévouement son travail acharné en tant que président pendant son mandat.

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La WFSA se réjouit d’avance de vous voir tous à Prague en septembre 2020 pour le Congrès mondial des anesthésiologistes.
 

 

 

 

 

World Anaesthesia Day 2018

Join the WFSA's "The Right Stuff" campaign to highlight the importance of the appropriate equipment in providing life-saving anaesthesia care 

For World Anaesthesia Day 2018 the WFSA will work with our Member Societies and Regional Sections to share “The Right Stuff” campaign with anaesthesia providers globally. Also starting this year the WFSA is part of the World Restart a Heart Day campaign to raise awareness of the importance of CPR.

Download your toolkit hereWhat is "The Right Stuff" campaign? 

This year, alongside the World Health Organisation, the WFSA published the WHO-WFSA International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anesthesia for the first time. As well as workforce, the International Standards also highlight how important adequate facilities and equipment are to providing safe anaesthesia care.

Using WHO language, the International Standards describe equipment such as the pulse oximeter and continuous waveform capnography as “highly recommended” (the equivalent of mandatory) and “recommended” respectively, and will ideally elevate continuous waveform capnography to “highly recommended” when appropriately robust and suitably priced devices are available.

This World Anaesthesia Day we would like your help in drawing attention to the vital role that equipment plays in providing safe anaesthesia by highlighting your favourite anaesthesia equipment.

 

On the Day

There are many ways that you can join in #TheRightStuff campaign to raise awareness of the need for appropriate anaesthesia equipment.

To take part, simply print out the poster, available here, and fill it in with the name of your favourite anaesthesia equipment and the name of the country where you work. Take a photo of your or your team with the poster and ideally the piece of equipment and share it with @WFSAorg on social media with the hashtag #TheRightStuff. You can also use the following hashtags:

#WorldAnaesthesiaDay #WAD2018 

Tweet & share your support to @WFSAorg.

Challenge other anaesthesia providers in your country or region to take part in The Right Stuff campaign by sharing our The Right Stuff  Toolkit here.

Your printable poster:

 WAD Printable Banner

 

You can download your Spanish Toolkit here and your Spanish printable poster here

 Spanish prontable poster JPEG

 

 

And you can download your French Toolkit here and your French printable poster here:

Printable poster French

 

You can also now download your poster in

 

World Restart a Heart Day

World Restart a Heart Day, also on 16th October, is a global initiative to increase awareness about the importance of bystander CPR and to also increase actual bystander CPR rates worldwide. You can find materials and more information on how you can get involved with the World Restart a Heart Day campaign by visiting the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) website here, or by emailing comms@wfsahq.org.

 

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Applications Open: WFSA-Baxter Scholarships for the 12th Pan Arab Congress of Anaesthesia, 27th-29th September 2018, Dubai

The WFSA is excited to announce the opportunity for young anaesthesiologists from low and middle income countries to attend the Pan Arab congress of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Management on 27th-29th September in Dubai, thanks to the generous support of Baxter Healthcare Ltd. More information on the Pan Arab congress can be found here.

The WFSA-Baxter Scholarship programme has been developed to identify and develop future leaders in Anaesthesiology. Scholars will acquire new knowledge and gain many contacts and friends during the Pan Arab congress. The selected scholars will be invited to join WFSA-Baxter alumni network and will be encouraged to contribute to WFSA activities in the future.

Scholarship criteria:
• Preference will also be given to younger applicants who have completed training within the last 10 years and are working in teaching hospitals.
• Preference will be given to those working in low and middle income countries.
• The application must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the applicant's National Anaesthesiology Society.
• Preference will be given to applicants who present a paper or poster during the conference.

The scholarship will cover:
• Return airfares
• Accommodation in Dubai
• Conference registration

Notes
• All airfares and transit accommodation (if required) will be booked by WFSA travel consultants. Overland travel costs will be considered if cheaper or more convenient than airfares.
• The successful applicant is responsible for organising and paying for:
o Travel visas or other documentation
o Travel to and from the airport of departure
o Appropriate travel and health insurance
o All other costs, including income taxes or other fees

The scholar is required to submit a report, no later than one month after the conference. The report should include an outline of conference activities, comments on how the scholar benefited from the conference, how he/she intends to share new knowledge and how this knowledge will improve the practice of anaesthesiology in his/her home country. The report should also include a photo of the scholar with his/her poster.

Application process
• All applications must be submitted via the WFSA online application system here by the 31st August 2018
• Applications will be considered by a panel of anaesthesiologists selected by WFSA, and successful applicants will be informed by 10th September.
• Successful applicants must confirm their intention to take up the scholarship within 2 days of notification. Failure to do so will result in the scholarship being offered to the next applicant.

Application documents
• Please include a letter of recommendation from your National Anaesthesiology Society and your Head of Department/Hospital Manager.

Applications Open: WFSA-CLASA Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship in Santiago, Chile, 2019

Ya está abierto el período para enviar aplicaciones para becas de entrenamiento en Anestesia Pediátrica en Santiago, Chile, en el 2019.
Se invita a enviar aplicaciones para dos becas de entrenamiento en anestesia pediátrica en el 2019 en el Hospital Luis Calvo Mackenna, Santiago, Chile. La duración de cada beca es de seis meses. La primera iniciará el 1º de Abril de 2019 y la segunda empezará el 1º de Octubre de 2019.

Estas becas de entrenamiento están dirigidas a Anestesiólogos Latinoamericanos YA GRADUADOS quienes estén trabajando, idealmente, en un hospital público y estén involucrados en la enseñanza en anestesia. Se dará preferencia a los anestesiólogos mas jóvenes y a aquellos que trabajan en sitios de bajos recursos.

Los aspirantes deberán cumplir los siguientes criterios:
• Su aplicación debe estar apoyada por su propia SOCIEDAD NACIONAL DE ANESTESIA
• Su aplicación debe estar apoyada por el Jefe / Director del Departamento / Servicio de Anestesia
• Debe demostrar que va a retornar a su país de origen a un cargo reconocido
• Debería estar trabajando en un Hospital Docente preferiblement

Las becas ofrecen fondos para costo de inscripción, alojamiento y gastos de subsistencia.

Para mas información, favor contactar a la directora del programa, Dra. Silvana Cavallieri, scavallierib@gmail.com, silvanacavallierimail.com

Como Postular:
La fecha de cierre del período de recepción de aplicaciones es el 16 de Septiembre de 2018. Los aspirantes que resulten seleccionados serán notificados a mediados de octubre.
Los aspirantes deben completar la aplicación en línea aquí y SUMINISTRAR TODOS LOS DOCUMENTOS de la lista que aparece al final del formato de aplicación:
1. Currículo Vitae con una foto reciente y los nombres de dos referencias personales
2. Carta de recomendación de la SOCIEDAD NACIONAL DE ANESTESIA a la que pertenece el aspirante
3. Carta de recomendación del Jefe de Departamento / Servicio o del Director del Hospital donde trabaja el aspirante
4. Copia del título de médico
5. Copia del título de especialista en Anestesia
6. Copia de la página con la información y la foto del pasaporte

Los aspirantes que resulten seleccionados deben confirmar su intención de tomar la beca dentro de los dos (2) días siguientes a la notificación. El no hacerlo resultará en que la beca le será ofrecida al siguiente aspirante. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta, por favor envíe un email a la oficial de la WFSA, Dilly Hartley, projects2@wfsahq.org

IMPORTANTE
Los aspirantes seleccionados deberán presentar también a las autoridades del Hospital Luis Calvo Mackenna los siguientes requisitos, los cuales son esenciales para realizar una rotación con práctica clínica en pacientes en cualquier hospital en Chile. A continuación se describen los requisitos extraídos de La Unidad de Gestión Asistencial Docente Del Hospital Doctor Luis Calvo Mackenna

Para las PASANTÍAS CON ACTIVIDAD CLÍNICA, los profesionales extranjeros deberán realizar el procedimiento de RECONOCIMIENTO DEL CERTIFICADO DE TÍTULO ante el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Chile (MINREL) para los países con convenio bilateral (Brasil, Colombia, Perú, Uruguay) y en el Ministerio de Educación de Chile (MINEDUC) para Argentina y Ecuador. Para los países con convenios multilaterales (Bolivia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras y Nicaragua) el trámite es a través del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Chile MINREL y la Universidad de Chile, todo, a través de www.minrel.cl

Para países que no forman parte de ningún tipo de convenio con Chile (Venezuela, otros), deben ingresar a la página de la Universidad de Chile donde se explica, paso a paso, lo que se debe realizar para reconocer el título (http://www.portaluchile.uchile.cl/revalidacion). Este es un trámite largo y costoso.
Finalmente, deben presentar en la Unidad Capacitación Asistencial Docente del Hospital Luis Calvo Mackenna el certificado de título RECONOCIDO EN CHILE. El interesado debe enviar por mail, antes de iniciada la rotación, la siguiente documentación:

1. Carnet de vacuna para virus hepatitis B o certificado de vacunación con al menos las 2 primeras dosis. No se reciben títulos de anticuerpos
2. Seguro asistencia en viajes
3. Seguro mala praxis

Por favor visite la página minrel.cl con el detalle de los países con que Chile tiene distintos tipos de convenio.

Ante cualquier duda diríjase a :
Alejandra Moreno G.
Coordinadora de Campos Clínicos
Gestión Asistencial Docente
Hospital Doctor Luis Calvo Mackenna
225756831
aimoreno@calvomackenna.cl

ENGLISH VERSION: Applications now open for WFSA-CLASA Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship in Santiago, Chile, 2019

Applications are invited for two paediatric anaesthesia fellowship training positions in 2019 at the Luis Calvo Mackenna Hospital in Santiago, Chile. The duration of each fellowship is 6 months. One will start on 1st April 2019 and the other will start on 1st October 2019.

The fellowships are intended for GRADUATED Latin American anaesthesiologists who are, ideally, working in a public hospital and involved in anaesthesia education. Preference will be given to younger anaesthesiologists and those working in low resource settings.

Applicants should fit the following criteria:
• Must be supported in their application by their own NATIONAL ANAESTHESIOLOGY SOCIETY
• Must be supported in their application by the chief / head of their home department
• Must be returning to their home country to a recognized post
• Should preferably be working in a teaching hospital.

The fellowship offers funding for tuition costs, accommodation and subsistence living expenses.

For more information, please contact the programme head, Dr Silvana Cavallieri, scavallierib@gmail.com, silvanacavallierimail.com

How to apply:
The closing date for applications is 16th September 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by mid-October. Applicants must complete the online application form here and provide all the documents listed at the end of the form:

• Curriculum vitae with one recent photo and the names of two referees
• Letter of recommendation from the applicant's NATIONAL ANAESTHESIOLOGY SOCIETY
• Letter of recommendation from the applicant's head of department or hospital management
• Copy of medical degree
• Copy of specialist anaesthetic qualification
• Copy of photograph page of passport

Successful applicants must confirm their intention to take up the scholarship within 2 days of notification. Failure to do so will result in the scholarship being offered to the next applicant. If you have any questions please email Projects Officer, Dilly Hartley, at WFSA: projects2@wfsahq.org

Successful applicants must also show to the Luis Calvo Mackenna´s authorities the following requirements that are essential to perform a rotation with clinical practice in patients in any hospital in Chile.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

For rotations with CLINICAL PRACTICE, foreign professionals must do the process for the RECOGNITION OF THE DEGREE at Chile´s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREL) for those countries with bilateral agreements (Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay), and at the Chile´s Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) for Argentina and Ecuador. For those countries with multilateral agreements (Bolivia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua), the process must be done through the MINREL and the Universidad de Chile, everything at the website of MINREL www.minrel.cl

For countries with any kind of agreement with Chile (Venezuela and others), you professionals must go to the Universidad de Chile´s website where it´s explained, step by step, what to do to get the recognition of the degree (http://www.portaluchile.uchile.cl/revalidacion). It uses to be a long and expensive process.

Finally, they must show to the Clinical and Education Training Unit of the Luis Calvo Mackenna Hospital their degrees properly recognised in Chile.

All interested people must send by email, before of the start of the rotation, the following documents:

1. Hepatitis B Vaccine certification (with al least 2 doses). Antibodies titles won´t be accepted.
2. Travel Insurance
3. Mal Praxis Insurance

Please visit the webpage minrel.cl to know the list of countries Chile has any kind of agreement with.

If you have any doubt, please contact to:
Alejandra Moreno G.
Coordinadora de Campos Clínicos
Gestión Asistencial Docente
Hospital Doctor Luis Calvo Mackenna
225756831
aimoreno@calvomackenna.cl 

Inscriptions ouvertes pour les bourses WFSA-Baxter: 34ème Congrès SARAF, Yamoussokro, Côte d'Ivoire, 21-23 Novembre 2018

Inscriptions ouvertes pour les bourses WFSA-Baxter: 34ème Congrès SARAF, Yamoussokro, Côte d'Ivoire, 21-23 Novembre 2018
Baxter Healthcare Ltd sponsorise généreusement un certain nombre de jeunes anesthésiologistes de pays à ressources limitées pour participer au 34ème congrès de la SARANF. L'objectif du programme de bourses est d'identifier et de développer de futurs leaders en anesthésiologie. Les boursiers WFSA-Baxter vont acquérir de nouvelles connaissances et gagner de nombreux contacts et amis pendant le congrès de la SARAF.

Critères des bourses:
• La préférence sera accordée aux candidats âgés de moins de 40 ans.
• Le candidat doit travailler à temps plein dans un pays africain francophone.
• Chaque demande doit être accompagnée d'une lettre de recommandation de la Société nationale d'anesthésiologie du demandeur.
• Le candidat doit pouvoir présenter une communication affichée lors du congrès.
• La préférence sera accordée aux candidats ayant suivi une formation dans les 10 ans et travaillant dans des hôpitaux universitaires.

Comment s'inscrire:
Remplissez un formulaire de candidature en ligne ici et joignez une lettre de soutien de votre chef de département ou de votre hôpital ainsi qu'une lettre de recommandation de votre société nationale avant le 31 août 2018. Les candidats retenus seront informés d'ici la mi-septembre 2018.

Veuillez vous assurer que vous êtes disponible pour toute la durée de la conférence.
 
Applications Open for WFSA-Baxter Scholarships: 34th SARAF Congress, Yamoussokro, Ivory Coast, 21st-23rd November 2018
Baxter Healthcare Ltd is generously providing sponsorship for a number of young anaesthesiologists from less affluent countries to attend the 34th SARANF Congress. The aim of the scholarship programme is to identify and develop future leaders in anaesthesiology. WFSA-Baxter Scholars will acquire new knowledge and gain many contacts and friends during the SARAF Congress.

Scholarship Criteria:
• Preference will be given to applicants aged less than 40 years.
• The applicant should be working full time in a French-speaking African country.
• This application is accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the applicant's National Anaesthesiology Society.
• The applicant must be able to present a poster during the conference.
• Preference will be given to applicants who have completed training within 10 years and are working in teaching hospitals.

How to Apply:
Complete an online application form here and attach a letter of support from your Head of department or hospital as well as a letter of recommendation from your national society by the 31st August 2018. Successful applicants will be informed by mid-September 2018.

Please do make sure you are available for the full duration of the conference.

Applications Open: WFSA Obstetrics Fellowship, Medellin, Colombia

Fellowship de Anestesia Obstétrica en la Clínica Universitaria Bolivariana de Medellín, Colombia, 2019.

Se abre la convocatoria para 2 plazas de Fellowship de entrenamiento en Anestesia Obstétrica en la Clínica Universitaria Bolivariana en Medellín, Colombia, avalado por la World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (W.F.S.A) y la Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (U.P.B).

La duración de cada Fellowship es de tres meses. El primero iniciara el 1 de Abril del 2019, el segundo iniciara el 1 de Agosto del 2019.

Los aspirantes deben ser Anestesiólogos graduados de Universidades Latinoamericanas, idealmente que trabajen en Hospitales públicos y estén involucrados en programas de educación en esta área, tendrán prioridad los anestesiólogos de países Latinoamericanos con mayores tasas de mortalidad materna, más jóvenes y de países que previamente no hayan realizado el entrenamiento. No aplica para anestesiólogos que laboren en Colombia o hayan egresado de Universidades Colombianas.

Quienes participen en esta convocatoria deben cumplir los siguientes criterios:

• Carta de afiliación y respaldo de la sociedad de anestesia del país del aspirante.
• Carta de recomendación del Jefe directo del hospital donde labora.
• Deben certificar en la carta previa que retornaran a su país a laborar en esta área de entrenamiento.
• Debe preferiblemente trabajar en un Hospital que tenga personal en entrenamiento en el área de anestesiología idealmente en anestesia obstétrica.

Se ofrece un estipendio que permitiría subsidiar gastos de mantenimiento en la ciudad de Medellín. Datos detallados del valor del estipendio y el programa a desarrollar solo serán dados después de completar el proceso completo de admisión.

Para más información y envío de documentos favor contactar a Dilly Hartley: projects2@wfsahq.org o al director del Fellow. Dr. Mauricio Vasco Ramírez, machuchovasco@yahoo.com

Como aplicar al Fellow.

La fecha de cierre para la aplicación es el 14 de septiembre del 2018. Las aplicaciones que cumplan con los requisitos solicitados y sean admitidos al Fellow serán notificados a finales de octubre del 2019. Los aspirantes deben completar un formulario de solicitud on line:  https://wfsagrants.awardsplatform.com/

y adjuntar los siguientes documentos en español: (La falsificación de los documentos de aplicación o no enviarlos todos al mismo tiempo llevan a exclusión inmediata del proceso de selección)

• Hoja de Vida completa con una foto reciente y dos recomendaciones verificables con número de celular especificando código internacional de país para realizar llamada de verificación.
• Carta de afiliación y respaldo de la sociedad de anestesia del país del aspirante.
• Carta de recomendación del Jefe directo del hospital donde labora.
• Diploma de Medico Escaneado
• Diploma de Anestesiólogo Escaneado.
• Copia de la página de identificación del pasaporte vigente con foto
• Copia de pasaporte

Applications Open: 2018 WFSA IASP Pain Management Observership, South Africa

Deadline for applications: 5th August 2018. Applications are invited for observership positions in the Republic of South Africa. The planned start date of the observerships is the 1st October 2018 and the duration of training is 2 months.

The fellowships are intended for African doctors working in low resource settings who wish to develop knowledge and skills in Pain Management and who are willing to share their expertise in their country of origin. The successful candidate must agree to return to his/her country for a minimum period of one year and to contribute to the development of pain services for those in need.

The training consists of clinical rotations in University training centres in South Africa. Please note that this is an observership and therefore fellows will not be able to directly treat patients, however fellows will have the opportunity to learn from leading pain clinicians and also observe the clinician-patient interactions in these centres.

Applicants should fit the following criteria:
• Medical doctor registered and in good standing with the regulatory authority in the country where he/she works
• Specialty qualification in Anaesthesiology, Neurology, Internal Medicine or Psychiatry
• Must be supported in their application by department head or hospital management

What the fellowship offers:
• Return economy class airfare to South Africa
• Domestic travel between training centres in South Africa
• Daily stipend to assist with travel and meal requirements
• Accommodation in hospital quarters (or equivalent) for the duration of the fellowship

How to apply:
The deadline for applications is the 5th August 2018. Successful applicants will be notified before mid-September 2018. In order to apply please use our online application system here to complete an application form and upload the following documents.
• Curriculum vitae with 1 recent photo and the names and contact details of two referees
• Copy of medical doctor qualification
• Copy of speciality qualification (either Anaesthesiology, Neurology, Internal Medicine or Psychiatry)
• A letter of motivation from the applicant outlining why they want to do this fellowship, what they intend to learn and how they intend to share their new knowledge when they return to their home country.
• Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s head of department or hospital management
• Letter of recommendation from national society or IASP chapter
• Certificate of Good Standing from your medical registration authority

Applications will be considered by a selection panel selected by the WFSA and Pain SA, and successful applicants will be informed before mid-September 2018. Successful applicants must confirm their intention to take up the scholarship within 2 days of notification. Failure to do so will result in the scholarship being offered to the next applicant.

If you have any questions please email Projects Officer, Dilly Hartley, at WFSA: projects2@wfsahq.org

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