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Applications Open: 2019 WFSA BARTC Fellowship, Bangkok, Thailand

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 General Anaesthesia Fellowship at the Bangkok Anaesthesia Regional Training Centre (BARTC). The fellowship is open to anaesthesiologists from Asian countries.

Trainees will study full time for 1 year in the Department of Anaesthesiology of the hospitals designated in the program. They will spend the first 6 months in a medical school hospital in Bangkok, and then 4 months in 2 provincial hospitals. The last month will be back to the medical school to prepare for and sit the final examination. The trainees will have hands-on training in the operating rooms, and will be allowed to take part in patient care.

This programme is taught in English, to enable the training of trainees from various countries, targeted for the Asian region. However, communication with Thai patients needs understanding of Thai language, and it is strongly encouraged that trainees try to get at least preliminary use of Thai language in their homeland, before leaving for Bangkok.

How to apply:
The trainee will have to submit documents in advance to prove that he/she has:
1. A permanent post in a government teaching hospital.
2. A degree in medicine.
3. Good spoken and written English language skills.
4. Prior experience in anaesthesia for at least 3 years in his/her own country (evidence of previous training, number of cases and techniques done in the last 3 years) Applicants will be interviewed via telephone.

The fellowship will commence on 15 January 2019, and will last for 1 year. The closing deadline for applications is 5th September 2018.
The result of the selection will be announced on 30 September 2018 or sooner.

Download more fellowship information, as well as the application form here.

Please send completed application forms and direct any enquiries to the Programme Head:
Professor Jariya Lertakyamanee
WFSA-‐BARTC
Department of Anesthesiology
Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital,
Mahidol University, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
Fax 662-‐411-‐3256
E-‐mail: jariya130753@gmail.com

Three WFSA Council and Committee members awarded prestigious Australian honours

The WFSA is proud to share the news that three of our Council and Committee members have recently been awarded honours in the Australian Queen’s Birthday Honours. The Order of Australia honours are the principal and most prestigious means of recognising outstanding members of the Australian community at a national level. Drs Michael Cooper, Charles Roger Goucke and David Pescod were each given the award based on their service to medicine through specific projects in the field of anaesthesia, pain management and Australia-Mongolia relations respectively.

RG 2 Photo 1914bMichael G COOPER photoDavid Pescod photo• Dr David Pescod has been awarded the Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to medicine, and to Australia-Mongolia relations, particularly through the provision of surgical and anaesthetic care, and to health education and standards.

• Dr Michael Cooper has been awarded the Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to medicine in the field of anaesthesia as a clinician, teacher, mentor and historian.

• Dr Charles Roger Goucke has been awarded the Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to medicine in the field of pain management as a clinician, academic and mentor, and to professional societies.

The Order of Australia was established in 1975 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The awards ceremony will occur in September or October at Government House in each state - usually bestowed by the Governor of each individual state.

The WFSA is very proud to see members of our organisation recognised for the hard work they do for the anaesthesia community in Australia and beyond, and we would like to extend our congratulations to each of them.

 

WFSA and partners provide e-learning bursaries to hundreds of anaesthesia providers

Earlier this year the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA), the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) and the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) announced that we would offer hundreds of bursaries for anaesthesia providers from low resource settings to progress their anaesthesia training through access to the Essential Anaesthesia online course. After receiving an overwhelming number of applications from around the world, we are proud to announce that more than 350 anaesthesia providers from 65 countries have been awarded the bursary. The majority of the recipients are public sector workers in low income countries, where the need for updated education materials is highest.

EssentialAnaesthesia CourseOverviewThe course, developed by the RCoA and the WFSA, provides a quality-assured e-learning programme designed for anaesthesia providers in countries with limited resources. Highly interactive; with videos, animations and questions, Essential Anaesthesia contains 150 e-learning sessions handpicked from the RCoA’s award-winning e-Learning Anaesthesia (e-LA) and e-PAIN platforms. The course covers paediatrics, obstetrics, critical care, as well as anaesthesia in humanitarian settings and challenging environments. The programme can be used for teaching, training, self-learning and revision.

CEO of the WFSA, Julian Gore-Booth explained, "Essential Anaesthesia targets anaesthesia providers in low resource environments where the demands on both physicians and non-physicians are often extremely difficult and where little is available by way of CME / CPD. This course sets out to help these providers improve their knowledge and practice and ultimately contribute towards our shared vision of universal access to safe anaesthesia."

Professor Ellen O’Sullivan, Chair of the Global Partnerships Committee and Council Member, RCoA added, “We are delighted that this initiative has been so successful, and that through this collaboration, the Essential Anaesthesia resource has been made more accessible. We are confident that the resource focus on key topics, including Paediatrics, obstetrics and pain management will be beneficial to those providing anaesthesia in a low resource setting, meeting the aims of our Global Partnerships Strategy.”

The WFSA hopes that access to these high-quality materials will improve the theoretical knowledge base of anaesthesia providers around the world, who will then be able to share this information with their colleagues, and will ultimately improve patient care and safe anaesthesia globally.

The WFSA have already received numerous positive responses from the beneficiaries of the bursary for the Essential Anaesthesia online programme. We look forward to continuing to hear about their learning experience and hope to hear of the positive impact this initiative will have on improved knowledge and practice in anaesthesia care. Demonstrating positive impact will increase the likelihood of online learning initiatives such as this for those with limited access to education materials in the future.

For more information about e-Learning Anaesthesia (e-LA) and e-PAIN platforms please click here.

Applications Open: WFSA Cardiac Anaesthesia Fellowship at Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences (NICS), Bangalore, India, 2019

Applications are invited for two cardiac anaesthesia fellowship training positions at Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences (NICS), Bangalore, India.

The fellowships will start on 1 January 2019 and the duration of training is 12 months.

Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences (NICS) under the 'Narayana Health' brand, is one of the largest heart hospitals in the world. NICS is committed to providing affordable quality health care to the masses. In addition to provision of clinical services, NICS is actively involved in education and research and has trained several young physicians at post-graduate and post-doctoral level.

The fellowship is intended for anaesthesiologists working in low resource settings in Asia or Africa who wish to develop knowledge and skills in the field of cardiac 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

Fellows will receive a stipend from NICS 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 Bangalore, 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 Muralidhar Kanchi (muralidhar.kanchi.dr@narayanahealth.org)

How to apply:

The deadline for applications is the 29th June 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 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

Applications will be considered by a panel of anaesthesiologists selected by WFSA, and successful applicants will be informed before the end of July 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.

Applications Open: WFSA - Baxter Scholarships for the 15th Asian Australasian Congress of Anaesthesiologists 2018, 1st-5th November, Beijing, China

Baxter Healthcare Ltd is generously providing sponsorship for a number of young anaesthesiologists from less affluent countries to attend the 15th Asian Australasian Congress of Anaesthesiologists 2018. The aim of the scholarship programme is to identify and develop future leaders in anaesthesiology. More information on the congress can be found here.

WFSA-Baxter Scholars will acquire new knowledge and gain many contacts and friends during the Asian Australasian Congress of Anaesthesiologists 2018. The WFSA-Baxter scholarship will cover flights, accommodation and registration for the conference.

Scholarship criteria:

• Preference will be given to younger anaesthesiologists working in Asia and Australasia.

• The application must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s National Anaesthesiology Society and current hospital/place of employment.

• Preference will be given to applicants who will be presenting a paper or poster during the conference. The deadline for abstract submission is the 31st May 2018.

• Preference will also be given to applicants who have completed training within the last 10 years and are working in teaching hospitals.

How to Apply:

• The deadline for applications is the 15th June 2018. 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 WFSA, and successful applicants will be informed before the end of June 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.

Applications which have also been submitted to the Asian and Australasian Regional Section (AARS) Scholarship for this congress will not be taken into consideration. Please only apply to one of these opportunities.

Please note that a cancellation of the scholarship opportunity without due time or clear explanation results in a significant financial loss for the WFSA, any failure to attend will result in the WFSA writing directly to your national society.

Aplicaciones abiertas: “Fellowship” en medicina del dolor y anestesia regional en Botucatu, Brasil, 2018

Entrenamiento y actualización en Manejo del Dolor y Anestesia Regional, conocimientos que luego se podrán transmitir por el becario a sus colegas tras el retorno a su país, con el resultante beneficio en la atención de los pacientes.

La beca cubre parcialmente los gastos de alojamiento y valor agregado para viáticos durante el periodo establecido de la pasantía. Las condiciones de la beca se ajustan a la reglamentación actualizada del programa que la Confederación tiene a disposición y que se adjunta a esta convocatoria.

Duración De La Pasantia: Ocho semanas, se espera que el primer candidato seleccionado comience en agosto de 2018 y el segundo en octubre de 2018

Requisitos Minimos: Médico especialista en Anestesiología, residente en uno de los países de Latinoamérica, socio activo de Sociedades o Federaciones de Anestesiología afiliadas a la CLASA y en goce de sus derechos.

La fecha límite para las solicitudes es el 3 de Junio de 2018. Más detalles de la beca aquí.

Por favor complete un formulario de solicitud en línea: https://wfsagrants.awardsplatform.com/

Información, Aplicación Y Reglamentos Del Programa:

www.wfsahq.org

www.clasa-anestesia.org

Información: barros@fmb.unesp.br o programmes@wfsahq.org

Aplicaciones abiertas: “Fellowship” en Anestesia Regional en Fortaleza, Brasil, 2018

Entrenamiento y actualización en Anestesia Regional, conocimientos que luego podrán ser transmitidos por el becario a sus colegas tras el retorno a su país, con el resultante beneficio en la atención de los pacientes.

La beca cubre los gastos de alojamiento y valor agregado para viáticos durante el periodo establecido de la pasantía. Las condiciones de la beca se ajustan a la reglamentación actualizada del programa que la Confederación tiene a disposición y que se adjunta a esta convocatoria.

Duración De La Pasantía: Ocho semanas. Se espera que el primer candidato seleccionado comience en agosto de 2018 y el segundo en octubre de 2018

Requisitos Mínimos: Médico especialista en Anestesiología, residente en uno de los países de Latinoamérica, socio activo de Sociedades o Federaciones de Anestesiología afiliadas a la CLASA y en goce de sus derechos.

La fecha límite para las solicitudes es el 3 de Junio 2018. Más detalles de la beca aquí.

Por favor complete un formulario de solicitud en línea: https://wfsagrants.awardsplatform.com/

Información, Aplicación Y Reglamentos Del Programa:
www.wfsahq.org
www.clasa-anestesia.org
Información: danidumaresq@terra.com.br o programmes@wfsahq.org

Applications now open: WFSA Fresenius Kabi Anaesthesia Innovation Awards 2018

                                                               FRES KABI WFSA

The WFSA and Fresenius Kabi are delighted to invite applications for the second round of our innovation development awards programme which identifies and supports the development of innovations that have the potential to transform the field of anaesthesia and improve patient safety worldwide. The project is a three year project, with one award given per year until 2020.

Encouraging applications from around the world, the WFSA Fresenius Kabi Anaesthesia Innovation Awards will identify innovations in the field of anaesthesia which have the potential to benefit patients worldwide. Innovations can relate to anaesthesia, critical care or pain and be:

• A new product/device
• An IT innovation
• A new technique or solution to a problem
• An innovation in education or training in anaesthesiology

Successful awardees will be offered:
• A WFSA Innovation Mentor and Fresenius Kabi Business Mentor
• Input and feedback on their project from a panel of WFSA and Fresenius Kabi specialists
• A grant of up to $25,000 which must be spent on activities which will develop and help take the product or technology to a stage at which it is sufficiently developed to be brought to market or be attractive to follow-on funders or investors. Activities could include but are not limited to research consultancy, development of a prototype, small scale production, user testing, and marketing/business advice and will be determined in partnership with the WFSA Innovation Mentor.
• The opportunity to have a short promotional film made about their innovation
• An invitation to attend the WCA 2020 and contribute to the scientific programme

Eligibility of Applicants:
• Applications will only be accepted from individual anaesthesiologists who are nationals or residents of countries that have national or regional society membership of the WFSA. A full list can be found here. An anaesthesiologist is a qualified specialist physician who has completed a nationally recognised medical training programme in anaesthesiology.
• If the application is made on behalf of a group, please choose one member of the group who would lead or represent the group.
• In submitting your application, you confirm that you are eligible to do so. The WFSA may require you to provide proof that you are eligible to apply.
• There is a limit of one application per person.
• The WFSA reserves the right to disqualify you if you do not have the rights to the submission of the innovation.
• All applicants must have read and agreed to the Terms & Conditions of the award.

How to Apply:
Please complete your online application here. You will need to provide details of your innovation as well as the progress you have made so far and any further supporting information in regards to your innovation you would like to add.

Applicants will be assessed by a panel of judges led by the WFSA Scientific Affairs Committee, and successful applicants will be notified before the 15th of October.

The deadline for applications is the 31st August 2018. 

Applications Open: WFSA Cardiac/Neuroanaesthesia 2018 Fellowship at Cairo University Hospital, Egypt

Applications are invited for two Cardiac and Neuroanaesthesia fellowship training positions at Cairo University Hospital, Egypt. Cairo University is the oldest university in Egypt, it is the largest medical centre in the Middle East. The university hospital includes 6000 beds, 120 operating rooms and 500 ICU beds.

The duration of the fellowship is 6 months. The start date is expected to be 1 November 2018. The cardiac anaesthesia programme head is Professor Aiman Dessouki and the Neuroanaesthesia Programme Head is the Assistant Professor Safinaz Osman.

The fellowship is intended for fully qualified anaesthesiologists working in low resource settings who wish to develop knowledge and skills in the field of Cardiac and Neuroanaesthesia medicine. Priority will be given to applicants from African or Middle Eastern countries.

Applicants should fit the following criteria:
• Must be supported in their application by their own national anaesthetic 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 be under 40 years of age
• 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 Dr Yehia Khater at yhkhater@gmail.com

How to apply:
The deadline for applications is the 3rd June 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 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 anaesthesiology 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 beginning of July 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.

Applications Deadline Extended: WFSA Mumbai Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship, Children’s Anaesthesia Services, Mumbai, India, 2019

The application deadline has been extended for two fellowship positions at Children’s Anaesthesia Services, Mumbai, India.The duration of training is 6 months and the anticipated start date is 1st Feb 2019.

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 20th May. The successful applicant will be notified before the end of June. Applicants must complete the online form here and provide 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

Applications now open: 2018/19 Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowships, Nairobi, Kenya

The University of Nairobi is offering up to three Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship positions starting in September 2018. The duration of the each fellowship is 12 months. Applications are now invited for scholarships for these positions. The successful applicants will receive funding to cover tuition, accommodation and subsistence living expenses. Funding is provided by the WFSA, the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (USA) and the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland.

Fellows will rotate through Kenyatta National Hospital, Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital, Mater Hospital, Kijabe Hospital and CURE Kenya Orthopaedic Hospital. Teaching will be provided by local faculty and a number of visiting overseas specialists.

All applicants must be registered medical practitioners in their country of origin and eligible for registration with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board. Once the WFSA application process is approved, applicants will also need to apply directly to the University of Nairobi. This will be facilitated by the course coordinator.

Preference will be given to anaesthesiologists aged 40 years or younger who are working in Central and East African countries. Older anaesthesiologists and those working in other African countries may apply and the selection panel will consider each applicant’s place of work and other factors when making its decision.

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 their head department or hospital management
• Must be returning to their home country to a recognized post
• Should be working in a teaching hospital
For more information, please contact the course coordinator, Dr Mark Gacii (gaciimark@gmail.com).

How to apply:
The deadline for applications is the 5th July 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 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 anaesthesiology 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 July 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. The closing date for applications is 5th July 2018.

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