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Applications are now open for the WFSA - Masimo Scholarships for the American Society of Anaesthesia Congress, Anaesthesiology 2018, 13th – 17th October, San Francisco

Masimo is generously providing sponsorship for four young anaesthesiologists from Telangana to attend the annual ASA congress in San Francisco, USA. 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-Masimo Scholars will acquire new knowledge and forge new connections and friendships during the San Francisco Congress.

Scholarship criteria:
• Applicants must currently be working in Telangana, India. 
• The application must be accompanied by a letters of recommendation from the Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists and from your current hospital/place of employment.
• Preference will be given to applicants who will be presenting a paper or poster during the conference. The submission deadline is 2nd April 2018. 
• Preference will also be given to applicants who have completed training within the last 10 years and are working in government or teaching hospitals.
• All successful applicants will agree to participate in the WFSA-Masimo “SAFE Anaesthesia ASAP” project, which will entail acting as a WFSA Ambassador in Telangana.

How to Apply:
• The deadline for applications is the 10th March 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 the photo page 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 March 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 are now open for the WFSA - SAFE Anaesthesia Telangana Fellowships

As one of the WFSA’s Global Impact Partners, Masimo is working with the WFSA to deliver the SAFE Anaesthesia ASAP project in Telangana, India. Currently in Year 2 of a four-year project cycle, we aim to deliver a range of anaesthesia training courses, targeted CME opportunities and conduct a robust assessment of the anaesthesia capacity in Telangana to further enhance the impact and sustainability of interventions in subsequent years of the project.

In order to facilitate operations and lead the capacity assessment component of the project, we are recruiting three WFSA - SAFE Anaesthesia Fellows.

The Fellows will develop solid experience of data collection, monitoring and evaluation and co-ordination of public health projects. Additionally, the role will provide an opportunity to be involved with a pilot project and work alongside senior anaesthesiologists from India and from overseas to:

  • Help assess anaesthesia capacity in Telangana
  • Deliver targeted measures to enhance anaesthesia capacity in Telangana
  • Evaluate training courses delivered as part of the project

Fellows will receive a stipend of up to $1200 to cover their costs and have access to all WFSA training delivered as part of the project in 2018.
Further information can be found in the Terms of Reference.

Fellowship Criteria:

  • The applicants must be an anaesthesiologist working in Telangana, India.
  • This is a part-time role to be undertaken alongside the fellows’ regular work in anaesthesia. Fellows must be willing and able to commit to the workload, deliverables and reporting schedule of the post.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who can exhibit knowledge of anaesthesia practice in Telangana and/or experience of being involved in data collection and research.

Application Process:
Applicants are required to submit:

  • A copy of your CV
  • A copy of their medical and specialist anaesthesia qualifications
  • A completed application form which can be downloaded here
  • A letter of recommendation from the Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists or the Telangana State Chapter of the ISA
  • A letter of recommendation from their current place of work.

The application and all supporting documents must be sent by the 10th of March 2018. Applications will be considered by a panel of anaesthesiologists selected by the WFSA and The WFSA Secretariat. Successful applicants will be informed by the end of March 2018.

Applications now open: Scholarships for the WFSA 15th AACA and 2018 Annual Meeting of the CSA - Beijing, November, 2018

The Asian and Australasian Regional Section (AARS) will be offering scholarships to support junior anaesthesiologists from the member societies to attend the AACA 2018 in Beijing from 1-5 November, 2018. The AARS hopes that this will be an ideal platform for the young anaesthesiologists from the region to advance knowledge and foster new friendships, leading to make a difference in the specialty of Anaesthesia worldwide.

Selection criteria

Preference will be given to those who are:

- Less than 40 years of age by 31 March 2018
- Engaged in teaching and training
- Submitting a paper/poster for the 15th AACA (http://www.cmacsa.org/)

Please e-mail the completed application form with supporting documents to Dr.Kumudini Ranatunga (ranatungakumi@gmail.com) on or before 31 March 2018. 

Applications now open: Obstetric Anaesthesia Fellowship programme, Nigeria 2018

Applications are invited for two 6-month Obstetric Anaesthesia Fellowship positions starting in July 2018 at Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria.

Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital is a 750 bed teaching hospital with 26 wards and 2 paediatric surgical wards, an 8-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Maternity (Obstetric) and Gynaecology Wards with 35 beds each, a Delivery Suite (Labour Ward) a 25- bed neonatal ward, a Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) with 25 units, as well as a 35 bed-space children’s emergency room and 5 Operating theatres with 10 suites, including a 5- suite Modular theatre and a Labour Ward operating theatre.

The duration of the fellowship is 6 months. The start date is expected to be the 1st July 2018. The programme head is Dr Elizabeth Ogboli Nwasor. The programme is intended for fully qualified anaesthesiologists working in low resource settings who wish to develop knowledge and skills in the field of obstetric anaesthesia.

Preference will be given to anaesthesiologists aged 40 years or younger who are working in African and Asian countries. Older anaesthesiologists may apply and the selection panel will consider each applicant’s place of work and other factors when making its decision. Advanced specialty training in all aspects of obstetric anaesthesia including but not limited to anaesthesia for high risk obstetrics, pain relief in labour, recent advances in obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia, optimising fetal outcomes and perinatal care.

The first two positions are pilot positions. Applications from anaesthesiologists working in Specialist Training Centres, Teaching Hospitals and Federal Medical Centres in Africa and Asia may be given priority.

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 train others
• The fellowship offers funding for accommodation and a contribution towards living expenses.

For more information, please contact Dr Elizabeth Ogboli Nwasor at drnwasor@yahoo.com.

How to apply:
The deadline for applications is the 28th February 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 March 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 2018 Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship in Belgrade, Serbia

Applications are invited for one Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship position in 2018 at University Children’s Hospital, Belgrade and the Institute for Health Protection of Mother and Child of Serbia. The intended start date is the 1st July 2018 (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:
The closing date for applications is 19th February 2018. The successful applicants will be notified by mid-March.

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 now open: WFSA Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship programme, Nigeria, 2018

Applications are invited for a 6-month Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship positions starting in July 2018 at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) and University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Nigeria.

LUTH is a 770 bed teaching hospital with 3 paediatric wards and 1 paediatric surgical ward, a 5 bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 38 bed neonatal ward, a Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU), as well as a 26 bed-space children’s emergency room and 12 operating theatres. 

UCH is a tertiary teaching hospital with 888 beds. The 15 bed ICU consists of 8 ventilated and monitored beds. Other facilities in this hospital include a SCBU (30 beds), 4 paediatric wards and 1 paediatric surgical ward as well as a Children’s Emergency Ward. Over 2,500 children are seen and treated annually in the Children’s Emergency Ward.

The duration of the fellowship is 6 months. The start date is expected to be the 1st June 2018. The programme head is Prof Ronke Desalu.

The programme is intended for fully qualified anaesthesiologists working in low resource settings who wish to develop knowledge and skills in the field of paediatric anaesthesia. Preference will be given to anaesthesiologists aged 40 years or younger who are working in African countries.  Older anaesthesiologists may apply and the selection panel will consider each applicant’s place of work and other factors when making its decision.

The first two positions are pilot positions. Applications from anaesthesiologists working in Specialist Training Centres, Teaching Hospitals and Federal Medical Centres in Africa and Asia may be given priority.

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 train others.

The fellowship offers funding for accommodation and a contribution towards living expenses.

For more information, please contact Prof Ronke Desalu at ronkedesalu@yahoo.com

How to apply:

The deadline for applications is the 28th February 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 Feb 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 now open: WFSA-Ohio State University Research Fellowships 2019

The WFSA Scientific Affairs Committee & the Department of Anesthesiology, Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Centre are partnering to provide two research fellowships. These unique positions based at the Department of Anesthesiology, The Ohio State University, and are open to anaesthesiologists from low and middle income countries (according to World Bank criteria). The aim of the fellowship program is to foster the development of research in countries with limited resources. The fellow will work on a research project for a period of 12 months, with the final goal of publishing an original paper in an indexed journal, and to present the results to American Society of Anesthesiology meeting that will be held in Orlando (Oct. 19-23 2019). The project could form part of an advanced diploma, or a PhD thesis.

The selected fellows will spend 12 months in the OSU research program working on a specific research project under the supervision and guidance offered by the faculty members from the Department of Anesthesiology and the WFSA Scientific Affairs committee. The anticipated start date of the fellowship is January 2, 2019.

The Ohio State University –Wexner Medical Center ’s research program is one of the largest clinical anaesthesia research programs in the world, dedicated to enhancing research skills and training anaesthesiologists in the conduct of research. Research fellows are mentored by the OSU Clinical and Neuroanesthesia Research Group, founded by the Department of Anaesthesiology, Wexner Medical Center in 2007. The group provides research support for multiple surgical and non-surgical Wexner Medical Center departments covering orthopedic, trauma, ICU, general surgery, transplant, internal medicine and basic science studies. A list of current OSU Anesthesiology studies is provided – please view them here.

Applicants are required to provide an outline of a research project that they would like to do in their own country. Please note that, in most cases, the selected fellows will be attached to an existing OSU study during the fellowship, but there will be opportunities for development ongoing mentorship of the applicant’s own research project.

Criteria for applicants:

• Working in low and middle-income countries (World Bank classification).
• IELTS score of 7 and above in all categories.
• Preference will be given to applicants less than 40 years old.

How to apply:

Please complete the online application form here and provide all required supporting documents.

• An outline of the aims and methods of your proposed research project (1-2 pages, less than 500 words)
• Curriculum vitae with one recent photo and the names of two referees
• Letter of recommendation from your national anaesthesiology society
• Letter of recommendation from your current workplace (hospital/institution)
• Scanned copy of your medical degree
• Scanned copy of your specialist qualification
• Scanned copy of passport

In the online application, you will need to list 3 current OSU Anesthesiology research studies that most interest you.

A selection panel comprising members of the WFSA Scientific Affairs Committee and the Department of Anesthesiology, OSU, will assess all applications. Shortlisted applicants may be required to participate in a video interview. The deadline for applications is the 15th March and successful applicants will be notified before the end of April 2018.

Applications now open: Asian and Australasian Regional Section Fellowship - WFSA - Xijing Training Centre

On behalf of the AARS board, we are pleased to announce that the Fellowship training programme in Anaesthesiology will take place for the fourth consecutive year in 2018 in Xi’an, China. This will be held at the AARS-WFSA-Xijing Training Canter, which was established in March 2015 at the Xijing Hospital, the first affiliated hospital of Fourth Military Medical University in China. Selected candidates from the member societies of the Asian and Australasian Regional Section (AARS) of the WFSA will be able to attend the training course in September/October 2018. It is intended to offer 15 fellowships in 2018.

The fellowship is intended for anaesthesiologists working in low resource settings from the member societies of the AARS who are keen to:
1. Develop and improve knowledge in anaesthesia, medical and clinical management of patients
2. Reduce the incidence of anaesthesia related adverse events
3. Exchange and promote the application of advanced technologies

Course Content:
• Discipline construction and management
• Clinical advances and new technologies
• Updates to the latest guidelines
• Workshop simulations, demonstrations and practice for related skills
• Exposure to modern operation rooms

Expenses:
Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co. Ltd and Renfu Pharmaceuticals will provide funding to cover the costs, including local accommodation, meals, registration, insurance and round trip travel expenses on economy class for the selected participants.

Selection Criteria:
• Should be a member of an AARS member society
• Application must be supported by the chief/ head of the department
• Endorsement of the application by an AARS member society
• Age below 40 years (birthdate after 31st December 1978)

Application Process:
Deadline for applications is 28th February 2018 and successful applicants will be notified by the end of March 2018.
Applicants must complete the Fellowship Application Form and email it along with the supporting documents (listed below) to Dr Kumudini Ranatunga (ranatungakumi@gmail.com), Secretary of AARS-WFSA.

Additional Documents Needed:
• Curriculum vitae with one recent photo and the names of two referees
• Reference letter from the applicant's member society
• Reference letter from the applicant's chief/head of department
• Copy of medical degree certificate
• Copy of medical license
• Priority will be given to those who have not received fellowships/grants from the AARS or WFSA before

News from our Member Societies (September - December 2017)

5th Congress of the Asian Society of Neuroanesthesia and Critical Care (ASNACC) held in Singapore

ASNACCFrom 17th -19th August 2017, the 5th Congress of the Asian Society of Neuroanesthesia and Critical Care (ASNACC) was held in Singapore, in conjunction with the 20th annual General Scientific Meeting (GSM) of the Singapore Society of Anesthesiologists (SSA).

The biennial ASNACC Congress, Asia’s leading conference on neuroanesthesia and neurocritical care, provides a common platform for thought-leaders across diverse Asian countries to collaborate on improving care for the neurosurgical and neurologic patient population. The invited faculty included speakers from South Korea (Hae-kyu Kim, Jae-young Kwon and Hee-Pyoung Park); Indonesia (Tatang Bisri, Sri Rahardjo and Putu Pramana); India (Hari Dash, Dilip Kulkarni and Girija Rath); China, including Hong Kong (Han Ruquan and Matthew Chan); Japan (Kenji Yoshitani and Mishiya Matsumoto); Malaysia (Vanithan Sivanaser); Thailand (Phuping Akavipat); Philippines (Geraldine Jose) and Singapore (Thomas Lew, Kwek Tong Kiat, See Jee Jian, Mandy Lim, Beatrice Lim, Chong Shang Yee, Chong Chin Ted, Jensen Ng, Aaron Lee, Chen Xinying, Ng Wai Hoe). Professor Adrian Gelb (USA), Secretary of the WFSA and Professor Andrew Kofke (USA), immediate past President of Society of Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (SNACC) compiled the extensive list of the speaking faculty.

Building on the theme “A Meeting of Minds”, highlights of the scientific program included two plenary lectures entitled “Overturning Doctrines - Revisiting the Pressure Autoregulation Curve and Monroe-Kellie Doctrine” and “Myths in Anesthetic depth monitoring” as well as sessions focusing on areas such as Neurocritical Care – Controversies and Consensus; Awake Craniotomy; Neuroanesthesia – Improving Outcomes (Day 1) and Hemorrhagic Stroke; Pituitary and Neurovascular; Expert Panel Discussion (Day 2).

A record number of 378 delegates from 15 countries and territories attended. The congress received a total of 79 scientific abstracts for poster presentations. The top prizes for the Neuroanesthesia and Neurocritical Care category were awarded to Dr Mohamad Hasyizan Hassan of Hospital Universiti Sains, Malaysia for the presentation on “Balanced Fluid Versus Saline-Based Fluid In Postoperative Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Patients: Acid-Base And Electrolytes Assessment”, and Dr Young-kwon Ko of Chungnam National Hospital on “Multiple Sevoflurane Exposures During Pregnancy Do Not Affect Memory And Synaptic Plasticity In Offspring Mice”.

 

Hospital Melaka Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Malaysia celebrated World Anaesthesia Day 2017

"The Count Me In! campaign was created to share the importance of human resources and anaesthetic providers for the care of patients in the Operating Theatre, Intensive Care Unit or wherever anaesthetic services are required. The Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Department of Hospital Melaka championed the theme with an initiative to educate the public on the role of anaesthetic providers in the management of patients and the range of services we provide in a hospital.

WAD Malaysia 3To jump start the campaign this year, we held a “Count Me In!” fun walk. All categories of anaesthetic staff and their families participated on 29th October, 2017. At 07:30 children as young as 5 years old were seen enthusiastically cycling, and doctors and staff from the operating theatre as well as ICU were seen ardently stretching before embarking on the walk.

We decided on an Anaesthesia Week instead of an Anaesthesia Day, with the hope of reaching out to a greater percentage of the public. Celebrations started from the 30th October 2017 and continued until the 3rd November 2017. Our detailed posters went up in the main lobby of Hospital Melaka on the morning of the 30th October 2017. The posters illustrated our services from our role as pre-anaesthetic physicians, the varied anaesthetic techniques applied in our anaesthetic suite, our care for patients postoperatively either in the intensive care unit or under the acute pain service umbrella in the wards, our role during labour in the form of labour epidural, the provision of remote and day care anaesthesia and our chronic pain clinic services, to name a few.

WAD Malaysia 2

Our Head of Department, Dr Zainal Abidin Bin Othman gave a very informative welcome address in the lobby of the hospital and mentioned how the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) had partnered with Member Societies across the WFSA Regional Sections to share the “Count Me In!” campaign with anaesthesia providers globally for increased awareness and support for scaling up human resources for anaesthesia."

 

Updates from the Korean Society of Anesthesiologists

The Korean Society of Anesthesiologists (KSA) hosted five panel discussion meetings on the topic of “The Safety of Patients under Anaesthesia” in Cheongju, Incheon, Seoul, Daegu, and Busan, the five major cities in Korea. The purpose of these meetings was to inform the general public about the potential danger in patients receiving anaesthetic care from anaesthesia providers who have not been adequately trained. Journalists, public officials, and social organizations also participated in the panel discussions.

The KSA’s 2nd international meeting, “94th Annual Meeting of Korean Society of Anaesthesiologists” (KoreAnesthesia 2017) was held in the K-Hotel, Seoul, Korea, November 2 – 4, 2017. The catch phrase of KoreAnesthesia 2017 was “Beyond perioperative safety and quality, Anaesthesia for Surgical Home”. About 2,000 domestic and international attendees enjoyed the Scientific Program consisting of 8 refresher sessions, 43 anaesthesia-specialty sessions, and 10 workshops led by 40 foreign-invited faculty members.

WFSA gives statement at WHO Special Session of the Executive Board 

philippe at WHOLast month the WFSA was present at the Special Session of the Executive Board on a draft thirteenth General Programme of Work (GPW13) to give a statement on the importance of WHA Resolution 68.15 ͞'Strengthening Emergency and Essential Surgical Care and Anaesthesia as an essential component of Universal Health Coverage', urging the Executive Board to prioritise surgery and anaesthesia in GPW 13 in support of the Resolution. The statement given was as follows:

"The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists commends WHO on the thirteenth General Programme of Work.

WFSA represents hundreds of thousands of anaesthesiologists in 140 countries and works to achieve universal access to safe anaesthesia, directly contributing to SDG3. We supported WHA Resolution 68.15 “Strengthening Emergency and Essential Surgical Care and Anaesthesia as a Component of Universal Health Coverage” and are proud to have been highlighted in the progress report.

There cannot be UHC without a scale up of surgical services. Surgical care has long been neglected and it is estimated that each year more than four times as many people die from surgical conditions than HIV, tuberculosis and malaria combined. These surgical conditions span health related SDGs including maternal health, NCDs, and road traffic injuries.

who logoSafe surgery depends on safe anaesthesia. Anaesthesia is complex and potentially hazardous, and optimal patient care depends on anaesthesia being provided, led or overseen by an anaesthesiologist. The WFSA offers its support in helping achieve WHO’s top strategic priority: to strengthen health systems in order to progress towards UHC.

We have developed quality training and education for physicians and non-physicians, alongside capacity assessment for planning and a global workforce survey. The survey revealed that 136,000 physician anaesthesia providers are needed today to achieve a minimum density of 5 per 100,000 population in all countries.

Surgical conditions represent 30% of the global burden of disease. As Director General Tedros himself said in a letter to the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Ireland, “Access to surgical services and anaesthesia is something to which I am deeply committed”. WFSA commends that commitment and calls on the Executive Board to prioritise surgery and anaesthesia in GPW 13 in support of Resolution 68.15 and the achievement of Universal Health Coverage by 2030."

WFSA Council Member Dr Philippe Mavoungou addressed the delegation, to watch him present the WFSA statement please click here.

Fellowship de Anestesia Obstétrica en la Clínica Universitaria Bolivariana de Medellín, Colombia. 2018

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 2018, el segundo iniciara el 1 de Agosto del 2018.

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 Giselle De Castro: admin@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 2 de Febrero del 2018.
Las aplicaciones que cumplan con los requisitos solicitados y sean admitidos al Fellow serán notificados a finales de Febrero del 2018.
Los aspirantes deben completar un formulario de solicitud on line que deben descargar de 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

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