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Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowships at Hospital Infantil de Mexico Federico Gomez Mexico City, Mexico

Applications are invited for two fellowship training positions in 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico. The duration of each fellowship is 3 months. One will start on 1st June 2018 and the other will start on 1st September 2018. The fellowships are intended for graduated - Latin American Anaesthesiologists who are, ideally, working in a Public Hospital and involved in Paediatric anaesthesia education. Applicants from countries with higher paediatric mortality rates will have priority and preference will also be given to younger anaesthesiologists.

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

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

How to apply:

The closing date for applications is the 6th November 2017. Applicants must complete the online fellowship application here and upload all the essential documents in native language listed:

• 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

Applications will be considered by a panel of Anaesthesiologists selected by WFSA, and successful applicants will be informed before the end of November 2017.

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.

Obituary: Dr Gustavo Adolfo Elena

3 400x250Few anesthesiologists achieve the respect and admiration of their colleagues in their country and abroad. Of these few, very few, have reached the level achieved by Professor (Dr) Gustavo Adolfo Elena, who passed away at age of 70, on 9th September 2017.

During his remarkable career, Gustavo was the President of the Organizing Committee of the "24th Argentine Congress of Anesthesiology" held in Rosario, Argentina in the year 2000. He was also a prominent participant in many other anesthesia events in Argentina and the world.

Over the past fifteen years, he promoted the Postgraduate Course of Specialization in Anesthesiology at the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the National University of Rosario, where he was Career Director until his retirement a couple of years ago. He was also credited with the creation of the Rosario's Anesthesiology Foundation, and was Chairman of its Board of Directors from 1999 to 2017, promoting all the teaching and administrative support, research tasks, courses, conferences and lectures.

Dr Elena will also be remembered for his teaching skills, transmitting knowledge to his students and colleagues at the Medical Career of the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the Rosario's National University, where he was distinguished as Honorary Professor.

Gustavo also held several positions within the Argentina Federation of Associations of Anesthesia, Analgesia and Reanimation (FAAAAR), and was President from 1990 to 1992. He was an active, and very important, member of the Organizing Committee of the “15th World Congress of Anesthesiologists”, held in the city of Buenos Aires in 2012. In addition to his participation in various parts of the Congress, he developed the poster presentation system in digital format, which was a novelty at the time. Dr Elena was also active within the World Federation Society of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA), where he was a member of the Publications Committee.

Apart from all this important professional activity, Gustavo was an excellent person and an invaluable friend, whom many will miss and remember forever.

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Pocos son los Anestesiólogos que logran, en el país y el mundo, el respeto y admiración de sus colegas. De estos pocos, muy pocos, alcanzaron el nivel logrado por el Profesor Doctor GUSTAVO ADOLFO ELENA, quien falleció a los 70 años, el pasado 9 de Setiembre.

No es un secreto que Gustavo fue el indiscutido referente de la Asociación Rosarina de Anestesiología, con una amplia repercusión a nivel nacional e internacional, tanto en lo atinente al desarrollo docente, como al perfeccionamiento científico y actualización permanente de la especialidad.

Por su notable trayectoria, presidió el “24º Congreso Argentino de Anestesiología” celebrado en Rosario en el año 2000, y su participación fue infaltable en la mayoría de los eventos de nivel, que se desarrollaron en la Argentina y el mundo.

Fue el gran impulsor de la Carrera de Posgrado de Especialización en Anestesiología que se dicta en la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas de la Universidad Nacional de Rosario desde hace quince años, que lo tuvo como indiscutido Director de la Carrera, hasta su jubilación como Docente.

Se le debe también la creación de la “Fundación Anestesiológica de Rosario”, de la que fue Presidente del Consejo de Administración desde el año 1999 hasta ahora, impulsando, desde allí, toda la tarea docente y el soporte administrativo de la Carrera de Especialización, promoviendo, además, tareas de investigación, cursos, jornadas y conferencias en beneficios de todos los Médicos Anestesiólogos.

Todo esto sin olvidar su correcta conducta gremial, que supo trasmitir a sus alumnos y discípulos desde la docencia que ejerció en la Carrera de Medicina de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas de la UNR donde fue distinguido como “Profesor Honorario” de esa Alta Casa de Estudios.

Gustavo ocupó varios cargos en la Federación Argentina de Asociaciones de Anestesia, Analgesia y Reanimación, llegando a ser su “Presidente” en el período 1990 a 1992. Fue un activo y muy importante miembro del Comité Organizador del Congreso Mundial de Anestesiología que se realizó en la ciudad de Buenos Aires en 2012. En él, además de su gran participación en todas las áreas, desarrolló el sistema de presentación de posters en formato digital, lo que fue una novedad en estos congresos.

También fue un activo colaborador de la Federación Mundial de Asociaciones de Anestesiólogos (WFSA), y allí participó como miembro de la Comisión de Publicaciones de esta importante entidad en un par de períodos.

No se permitió, pese a sus bien ganados logros, abandonar la humildad, el culto a la amistad y el derroche de ética que volcó desde su querida Totoras a toda esta región y el mundo.

Postgraduate diploma of regional anesthesia in Hanoi, Vietnam by University of Montpellier

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This the first International diploma of Regional Anesthesia Analgesia in the world delivered by the French University of Montpellier France recognised in Europe will be run in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2018.

These programs have been created through the cooperation of an established world team of physicians passionate about Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia techniques under the direction of Professor Xavier Capdevila and his team. Students are officially registered in the records of the University of Montpellier.

Timetable

3 sessions of 4 days:

• Session 1 January 16th to 19th
• Session 2 March 12th to 15th
• Session 3 April 9th to 12th

Session with lectures, workshops hands on live models & clinical cases including:

• 92 lectures (visiting faculty, Visio Conference)
• 32 stations of workshops

Clinical attachment as clinical observer during 5 days in VINMEC International Hospital Hanoi - Vietnam, or any other accredited center of regional anaesthesia analgesia in the world. The final exam will be held on June 23rd 2018.

The diploma is supported by the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA).

For more information about the course and how to register please visit: http://medinfusion.org/ 

Registration open for 1st ever SAFE-T Summit in 2018

SAFE T logoThe WFSA and the RSM are delighted to announce that the first ever SAFE-T (Safe Anaesthesia For Everybody - Today) Summit will take place on Friday 13th April 2018 at the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), London. The event aims to advance the global patient safety agenda, and will bring together leading providers from the perioperative team to highlight the importance of working together to address the healthcare challenges identified by the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery. In partnership with related industry, governments and NGOs, this one day Summit will contribute to safer anaesthesia, surgical and obstetric care around the world.

World-renowned experts will open sessions with theme-setting presentations. Facilitated group discussions will develop recommendations and identify practical ways forward.

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Objectives:

  • Update the situation of surgical and anaesthesia safety and capacity
  • Refine and define core metrics for measuring global surgical and anaesthesia safety and capacity
  • Showcase partnership approaches with governments, NGOs, industry, and philanthropy organisations
  • Learning and recommendations from the summit will be published and disseminated internationally as part of the WFSA's SAFE-T campaign.

Key speakers include:

  • Dr Atul Gawande, Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School and General and Endocrine Surgeon, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Dr David Whitaker, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK
  • Dr John Meara, Professor of Surgery and Kletjian Professor of Global Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Prices:

RSM/WFSA members from £40 - £140
Non-members from £60 - £170

For more information, including the preliminary programme, and to register please click here.

Applications Open for WFSA-Baxter Scholarships: 33rd SARANF Congress, Libreville, Gabon, 11th – 13th October 2017

Baxter Healthcare Ltd is generously providing sponsorship for a number of young anaesthesiologists from less affluent countries to attend the 33rd 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 SARANF 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 head of department or hospital.
• Preference will be given to applicants who canpresent 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 the online application form here along with a letter of support from your head of department or hospital by the 29th September 2017. Successful applicants will be informed by the 3rd of October.

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

Applications now open: WFSA/IMET Palestine Anaesthesia Teaching Mission 2018

The WFSA are pleased to announce that we are now recruiting volunteers for the 2018 Palestine Anaesthesia Teaching Mission. We are currently recruiting volunteers to undergo a 2-4 week placement within Palestine in 2018 (timings are flexible).

We are particularly interested in volunteers (ST5 and above) who are accustomed to teaching trainees in an operating room setting, and in the class room. Volunteers must be fully trained anaesthesiologists with board certification, and with licensure from their state, province or country. Volunteers are expected to spend 2-4 weeks in Palestine (dependent on your individual availability). Most of the teaching activities take place in 4 training centres in Palestine. These training centres are in East Jerusalem, Hebron, Nablus and Ramallah.

Travel and housing expenses are covered as follows: economy airfare to Tel Aviv (or Amman if desired), hotel accommodation in the four cities, transportation to and from the airport and between the hospitals. There is also a small stipend for food and miscellaneous expenses.

All interested applicants are required to apply online here and submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Supporting letter from two referees
  • Scanned copy of your passport

The deadline for applications is the 30th November 2017, selected candidates will be informed by mid-December.

Ya está abierto el período para enviar aplicaciones para becas de entrenamiento en anestesia Pediátrica en Santiago, Chile, en el 2018/Applications now open for WFSA-CLASA Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship in Santiago, Chile, 2018

Se invita a enviar aplicaciones para dos becas de entrenamiento en anestesia pediátrica en el 2018 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 2018 y la segunda empezará el 1º de Octubre de 2018.

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 preferiblemente.

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

Como aplicar:
La fecha de cierre del período de recepción de aplicaciones es el 30 de Septiembre de 2017. Los aspirantes que resulten seleccionados serán notificados a mediados de octubre. Los aspirantes deben completar la aplicación en línea (here) aquí y suministrar todos los documentos de la lista que aparece al final del formato de aplicación:

• Curriculum vitae con una foto reciente y los nombres de dos referencias personales
• Carta de recomendación de la SOCIEDAD NACIONAL DE ANESTESIA a la que pertenece el aspirante
• Carta de recomendación del Jefe de Departamento / Servicio o del Director del Hospital donde trabaja el aspirante
• Copia del título de médico
• Copia del título de especialista en Anestesia
• 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 Administración de la WFSA, Giselle De Castro, admin@wfsahq.org

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.

El certificado de título de Especialista legalizado en el Consulado de Chile en el país de origen. Dicho documento se deberá presentar en el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de la República de Chile, el cual emitirá un certificado de registro de título, el que deberá ser presentado en la Unidad de Capacitación Docencia del Hospital Luis Calvo Mackenna. Para este último trámite, el interesado debe pedir una hora de atención, a través de la página en internet, del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, (www.minrel.gob.cl)

Currículum vitae.

Certificado de vacunación contra virus hepatitis B (VHB).

Seguro de asistencia en viajes.

Applications are invited for two paediatric anaesthesia fellowship training positions in 2018 at the Luis Calvo Mackenna Hospital in Santiago, Chile

The duration of each fellowship is 6 months. One will start on 1st April 2018 and the other will start on 1st October 2018. 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

How to apply:
The closing date for applications is 30th September 2017. 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 Admin Officer, Giselle De Castro, at WFSA: admin@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 practice in patients in any hospital in Chile:

• Specialist anaesthetic qualification legalized at the Chilean Consulate in the country of origin. This document must be submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Chile, which will issue a certificate of title registration, which must be presented at the Teaching Training Unit of the Luis Calvo Mackenna Hospital. For this last process, the interested party should ask for an appointment through the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (http://www.minrel.gob.cl/)
• Curriculum vitae
• Valid certificate of vaccination against hepatitis B virus and Health insurance for the whole period of the training.

Applications open: WFSA Baxter & WFSA Gradian Scholarships for All Africa Anaesthesia Congress, 20-24th November 2017, Abuja, Nigeria

All Africa congressBaxter & Gradian are generously providing sponsorship for young anaesthesiologists from Africa to attend the 6th All Africa Anaesthesia congress, 20 – 24th November in Abuja, Nigeria. The aim of the scholarship programme is to identify and develop future leaders in anaesthesiology. 

WFSA-Baxter & WFSA-Gradian Scholars will acquire new knowledge and gain many contacts and friends during the AAAC. The WFSA Africa Regional Section will generously be providing free registration to all scholars.

Scholarship criteria:

• Applicants must currently be working in Africa. Preference will be given to anaesthesiologists under 40.
• The application must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from applicant's National Anaesthesiology Society.
• Preference will be given to applicants who will be presenting a paper or poster during the conference
• Preference will also be given to applicants who have completed training within the last 10 years and are working in government or teaching hospitals.

How to Apply:

• The deadline for applications is the 11th September 2017. In order to apply please use our online application system here to complete an application form and upload your two letters of recommendation and a copy of your passport.
• Applications will be considered by a panel of anaesthesiologists selected by the WFSA, and successful applicants will be informed before the end of September 2017.
• 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.
• Applicants must be able to attend for the full duration of the congress.

Applications Open: 2017 WFSA Pain Management Fellowship, South Africa

Deadline for applications: 15th August 2017. Applications are invited for fellowship positions in the Republic of South Africa. The planned start date of the fellowships is 1 October 2017 and the duration of training is 3 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. The 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 15th August 2017. Successful applicants will be notified before the end of September 2017. 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)
• Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s head of department or hospital management
• Letter of recommendation from national society or IASP chapter

Applications will be considered by a selection panel selected by the WFSA and Pain SA, and successful applicants will be informed before the end of September 2017. 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 Admin Officer, Giselle De Castro, at WFSA: admin@wfsahq.org

Applications Open: Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowships at Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India, 2018

Applications are invited for two fellowship training positions in 2018 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 2018, and the other will start on 1 September 2018.

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 must be able to read and communicate in English reasonably well.

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.

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 Sajan Phillip George drsajanphilip@gmail.com

How to apply:

The closing date for applications is 22nd August. Successful applicants will be notified before the end of September.
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 Admin Officer, Giselle De Castro, at WFSA: admin@wfsahq.org

Applications Open: Mumbai Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship, Children’s Anaesthesia Services, Mumbai, India, 2018

Applications are invited for two fellowship positions at Children’s Anaesthesia Services, Mumbai, India. The duration of training is 6 months and the anticipated start date is 1 January 2018.

Children’s Anaesthesia Services (CAS), Mumbai is a group practice which provides paediatric anaesthesia care for a group of hospitals in Mumbai. CAS is run by three directors: Dr Vrushali Ponde (mainly affiliated to Surya Children’s Hospital, Holy Family Hospital, Holy Spirit Hospital and Hinduja Health Care Surgical Hospital), Dr Dilip Chavan (mainly affiliated to Jupiter Hospital and Institute of Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery) and Dr Ankit Desai (affiliated to Astha Hospital and Breach Candy Hospital). Team CAS also consist of two consultants Dr Anuya Gursale and Dr Kiran Patel. We provide paediatric anesthesia service in all tiers of health care. Please see www.casmumbai.com for more information. CAS is equipped with the latest technology in terms of anaesthesia machines and monitors. Ultrasound machines and peripheral nerve stimulators are available for training in regional anaesthesia, venous cannulation etc.

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 paediatric anaesthesia and paediatric regional anaesthesia.

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 Children’s Anaesthesia Services 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 Mumbai, 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.

How to apply:

The closing date for applications is the 21st August. The successful applicant will be notified before the end of September. 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 photograph page of passport
• Copy of specialist anaesthetic qualification

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 Admin Officer, Giselle De Castro, at WFSA: admin@wfsahq.org

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