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Applications Deadline Extended: WFSA Regional Anaesthesia Clinical Attachment at KATH, Kumasi, Ghana 2019

Applications are invited for one 3-month Regional Anaesthesia clinical attachments at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana. The attachments are intended to provide an introduction to the basic principles, techniques, limitations and complications of commonly used US-guided Regional Anaesthesia techniques.

The planned start dates of the fellowship is 15th June 2019.

KATH is situated in the Ashanti Region and is the second-largest hospital in Ghana. It has 1000 beds and is accredited for training by the West African College of Surgeons.

The attachment is intended for an African anaesthesiologist working in a low resource setting who would like an introduction to the practice of Regional Anaesthesia. Applicants must be eligible for medical registration in Ghana. Local anaesthesiologists, possibly supplemented by visiting clinicians, will provide clinical supervision and teaching.

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
• Preference will given to applicants under 40 years of age
• Should preferably be working in a teaching hospital

The WFSA will provide funding for travel, accommodation and subsistence living expenses.

For more information, please contact the Programme Head, Dr Akwasi Antwi-Kusi (antwikusi@yahoo.com)

How to apply:

The deadline for applications is the 12th April 2019. 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 April 2019.

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 Euroanaesthesia, 1st-3rd June 2019, Vienna

Baxter Healthcare Ltd is generously providing sponsorship for a number of young anaesthesiologists from less affluent countries to attend the 2019 European Anaesthesiology Congress. 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 Euroanaesthesia Congress in Vienna.  

Scholarship criteria:

• Preference will be given to younger anaesthesiologists working in less affluent parts of Europe (Central and East Europe)
• The application must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the applicant's National Anaesthesiology Society as well as their workplace
• 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 teaching hospitals.

How to Apply:

• The deadline for applications is the 17th March 2019. 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 in mid-April 2019
• 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

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 Anestesia Regional en Fortaleza, Brasil, 2019

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 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 Pasantía: Ocho semanas. Se espera que el primer candidato seleccionado comience en agosto de 2019 y el segundo en octubre de 2019

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 18 de marzo 2019. 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

Aplicaciones abiertas: “Fellowship” en medicina del dolory en Botucatu, Brasil, 2019

Entrenamiento y actualización en Manejo del Dolor Agudo y Cronico, 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 2019 y el segundo en octubre de 2019.

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. Conocimientos básicos de portugués e inglés son los requisitos deseables.

La fecha límite para las solicitudes es el 18 de marzo de 2019. 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: guilherme.am.barros@unesp.br o programmes@wfsahq.org

Applications Deadline Extended: Mumbai Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship, Children’s Anaesthesia Services, Mumbai, India, 2020

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 1st Feb 2020.

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 recognised 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 22nd April 2019. The successful applicant will be notified before mid May.

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 WFSA Projects Officer, Dilly Hartley at projects2@wfsahq.org

Applications Open: WFSA/IASP 2019 Pain Management fellowship, Bangkok, Thailand

Applications are now invited for two 1 year fellowships in Pain Management at the Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital in 2019. The successful applicants will receive funding to cover tuition, accommodation, flights and subsistence living expenses provided by the WFSA & IASP. The fellowship will begin on the 1st August 2019 to 31st July 2020. The fellowship is 12 months in order to ensure the trainee has knowledge and skill in pain management and is able to perform useful procedures and techniques.

The fellowship accepts 2 doctors to undergo the fellowship in Pain Management each year. The fellowships are applicable for Southeast Asia countries (ASEAN + Mongolia are the priority targets for this program).

The deadline for applications is the 28th February 2019, and considered by the Hospital Board Committee meeting for their consideration, all successful candidates will be informed by the end of March 2019.

The fellowship application form and further information about the fellowship and how to apply can be found here.

You can also contact the programmes head Mr. Puttinant Rungsunlohakul on irsiriraj@gmail.com

WFSA Fellowships en Anestesia Pediátrica en el Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez, Ciudad de México, México 2019

Fellowships en Anestesia Pediátrica en el Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez, Ciudad de México, México

Se invita a enviar aplicaciones para dos becas de entrenamiento en 2019 en Ciudad de México, México.

La duración de cada entrenamiento es de 3 meses. El primero iniciará el 1º de Junio de 2019 y el otro comenzará el 1º de Septiembre de 2019.

Estos entrenamientos están dirigidos a Anestesiólogos Latinoamericanos ya graduados, quienes estén trabajando, idealmente, en hospitales públicos e involucrados en educación en anestesia pediátrica.

Los aspirantes provenientes de países con las tasas de mortalidad pediátrica más alta tendrán prioridad y también se dará preferencia a los anestesiólogos más jóvenes.

Los aspirantes deberían cumplir los siguientes criterios:

• Su aplicación debe ser apoyada por su propia SOCIEDAD NACIONAL de Anestesiología
• Su aplicación debe ser apoyada por el Jefe / Director de su Departamento de Anestesiología
• Debe retornar a su país de origen a un cargo reconocido

Las becas ofrecen fondos para costos de matrícula, alojamiento y gastos de subsistencia.

Como aplicar:

La fecha límite para enviar aplicaciones es el 31 de Enero de 2019.

Los aspirantes deben completar la aplicación online para fellowships aquí y cargar todos los documentos requeridos en su idioma original en el siguiente orden:

• Currículo vitae con una foto reciente y los nombres de dos referencias personales
• Carta de recomendación de su SOCIEDAD NACIONAL de Anestesiología
• Carta de recomendación del Jefe de Departamento o Director del Hospital
• Copia del título de médico
• Copia del título de especialista en Anestesiología
• Copia del pasaporte en la página de la información personal y fotografía

Las aplicaciones serán analizadas por un panel de Anestesiólogos seleccionados por la WFSA y los aspirantes seleccionados serán informados antes del final de mes de Febrero de 2019.

Los aspirantes seleccionados deben confirmar su intención de tomar la beca dentro de los dos días siguientes a la notificación por parte de la WFSA. El no hacerlo resultará en que la beca le será ofrecida al siguiente aspirante en la lista de seleccionados.

English Version: WFSA Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowships at Hospital Infantil de Mexico Federico Gomez Mexico City, Mexico 2019

Applications are invited for two fellowship training positions in 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico.

The duration of each fellowship is 3 months. One will start on 1st June 2019 and the other will start on 1st September 2019.

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 31st January 2019.

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 February 2019.

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 Deadline Extended: WFSA Baxter Scholarships for the 13th SAARC-AA Congress, Pakistan, 8th-10th March 2019

Baxter Healthcare Ltd is generously providing sponsorship for three young anaesthesiologists from less affluent countries to attend the 13th SAARC-AA Congress in Lahore, Pakistan. The congress will take place between the 8th and 10th March 2019. 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 SAARC-AA Congress.

Scholarship criteria:

• The applicant must be aged less than 40 years.
• The applicant should be working full time in an Asian country.
• This application is accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the applicant's National Anaesthesiology Society and a letter of recommendation from your hospital or department.
• 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.

The scholarship will cover:
• Return airfares & visa (if required)
• Transit accommodation (if required)
• Accommodation in Pakistan
• Conference registration & a small per diem

Notes

• All airfares and transit accommodation (if required) can be booked by the WFSA on your behalf. Overland travel costs will be considered if cheaper or more convenient than airfares. If you wish to book your own travel, you will need to check the cost with the WFSA before booking.
• Accommodation for the duration of the congress in Lahore will be booked by the WFSA
• The successful applicant is responsible for organising and paying for:
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
• Please complete an online application form here by the 21st January 2019
• Applications will be considered by a panel of anaesthesiologists selected by WFSA, and successful applicants will be informed by mid February.

Applications Open: WFSA Pain Anaesthesia Fellowship at Virinchi Hospitals, Hyderabad, India, 2019 – 2020

Applications are invited for two pain fellowship training positions at Virinchi Hospital, Hyderabad, India.

The duration of training is 6 months. One fellowship will start on 1st July 2019 and the other will start on the 1st February 2020. The trainees will have an orientation month followed by five months of clinical responsibility.

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 pain management.

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 recognised post
• Should preferably be working in a teaching hospital

Fellows will receive a stipend from Virinchi 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 Hyderabad, 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 Joshi (drmuralidharjoshi@gmail.com).

How to apply:

The closing date for applications is the 15th January 2019.

Applicants must complete an online application here and upload all the documents 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 photograph page of passport
• Copy of specialist anaesthetic qualification

Call for nominations: 2020 Wood Library-Museum Laureate of the History of Anesthesia

The Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology (WLM) invites nominations of individuals for the Laureate of the History of Anesthesia to be presented in 2020.

The award was conceived by Dr. Nicholas M. Greene, created by the Trustees of the WLM in 1993, and first awarded to Dr. Gwenifer Wilson of Sydney, Australia in 1996. This quadrennial award honours outstanding scholars who have made original contributions that enrich and advance the understanding of anesthesia history. The internationally-constituted Laureate Committee will consider nominations of historians and physician historians, not limited to anesthesiologists, regardless of gender, nationality, ethnicity, place of residence or age. Selection is based on the nominee’s outstanding work as reflected by publication of books, monographs and peer-reviewed history, and a record of mentoring and encouraging others in the field.

To learn more about the Laureate program and previous awardees, visit www.WoodLibraryMuseum.org/laureate.

The 2020 Laureate will be announced at the conclusion of the Lewis H. Wright Memorial Lecture, held at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) in October 2019. This allows the honoree to be present for the investiture and to present, if willing, the Lewis H. Wright Memorial Lecture at ASA’s 2020 annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The award is accompanied by an honorarium and a suitably inscribed medallion and certificate. If more than one Laureate is named, as happened in 2000, the honorarium will be shared. There are no other prescribed duties of the honoree, although the Trustees of the WLM hope the Laureate will remain active and productive, advancing the study of the history of anesthesia.

All nominations and the following supporting documents in English or translated to English, must be received by the WLM no later than April 30, 2019:

1) The nominee’s curriculum vitae and complete bibliography;

2) A signed statement by the nominee that he/she agrees to the submission of his/her name as a candidate for the award. Nominations lacking this signed statement cannot be considered.

3) Other supporting letters and materials demonstrating the nominee’s achievements and contributions may be helpful but are not required.

Previously unsuccessful nominations may be resubmitted by updating the nominating letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography and candidate’s statement.

Electronic submission of all nomination materials is encouraged. Please send them to: Karen Bieterman, Director of the Wood Library-Museum, atk.bieterman@asahq.org. Additional information regarding the Laureate Program may be obtained by contacting Karen Bieterman at k.bieterman@asahq.org. Please include “Laureate” in the subject line.

Obituary: Dr Kester Brown

The Vision of the WFSA is “universal access to safe anaesthesia” and its Mission is “to unite anaesthesiologists around the world to improve patient care and access to safe anaesthesia and perioperative medicine”.

Dr Kester Brown AM, FANZCA, who died aged 82 on 14th November 2018, embodied this vision and mission throughout his professional life as a leader, advocate, teacher, scientist and mentor. He was President of the WFSA from 2000 until 2004.

Kester Brown clinical induction photoKester was born in Kenya, received his medical degree from St Andrew’s University, Scotland and initially was a General Practitioner in remote Yellowknife, Canada before starting his training in anaesthesia in Vancouver and Toronto. He settled in Melbourne Australia, working as a paediatric anaesthesiologist at Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH), Melbourne from 1967 until retirement from clinical medicine in 2006. Kester was Director of Anaesthesia and Pain Management at the RCH for 26 years. He continued teaching anaesthesia trainees until 2015. In addition to his tremendous contribution to RCH, Kester played significant roles for both the Faculty of Anaesthetists of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (now ANZCA) and the Australian Society of Anaesthetists, leading to a long and productive involvement in the WFSA.

 For his contributions to Australian and Global anaesthesia, Kester received numerous awards including an Order of Australia.

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One of Kester’s significant achievements was his research into the all too frequent overdoses of tricyclic antidepressant drugs in children in the early 1970s. This study, and his subsequent advocacy for safety packaging of medications, led to government legislation making it compulsory to childproof package a number of medications. This saved many lives and Kester said that “the time undertaking this study was probably the most useful two hours work done in my life”.

Teaching was Kester’s great passion. His early notes on teaching recognised the importance of active learning, student centred teaching and case based teaching long before the modern concepts of adult education were widely understood and propagated. During his time as head of department, almost 100 international anaesthesiologists from over 40 countries spent significant clinical attachments at RCH and Kester placed great emphasis on training these international fellows to be teachers and leaders in their own countries on return. He lectured and taught in over 70 different countries and visited many more in his time with the WFSA. 

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For Kester, the WFSA was the major global organisation for the promotion and development of anaesthesia around the world. Through the Education Committee he oversaw dramatic increases in WFSA support for teaching and training. Together with Prof Thara Tritrakarn, he helped establish in 1996 the Bangkok Anaesthesia Regional Training Center (BARTC). This was the first WFSA training centre and many similar programmes have followed. There are now24 hospitals in 16 countries hosting WFSA education programmes.

But perhaps his key talent and achievement was identifying potential in others and helping them find opportunities to fulfil that potential. Kester was very skilful at fostering cooperation and collaboration. 

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Much of his extraordinary committee and organisational work was achieved by these means. Kester was able to listen, summarise a problem and then delegate the right people to find an appropriate solution. He would be ready with advice and support and would have great trust in those given the task.

On hearing the news of Kester’s death another WFSA Past President, David Wilkinson wrote, “he lived a life which made a real difference in the world”.

Kester will be missed by a great many but his influence will live on.

 

 

  


 La vision de la WFSA est «l'accès universel à une anesthésie sécurisée» et sa mission est «d'unir les anesthésistes dans le monde entier afin d'améliorer les soins des patients et l'accès à une anesthésie et à une médecine périopératoire sûres».

Le Dr Kester Brown AM, FANZCA, décédé le 14 novembre 2018 à l'âge de 82 ans, a incarné cette vision et cette mission tout au long de sa vie professionnelle en tant que leader, défenseur, enseignant, scientifique et mentor. Il a été président de la WFSA de 2000 à 2004.

Kester Brown clinical induction photoKester est né au Kenya et a obtenu son diplôme de médecine à l’Université St Andrew’s en Écosse. Il a d’abord exercé la médecine générale à Yellowknife, au Canada, avant de commencer sa formation en anesthésie à Vancouver et à Toronto. Il s’est installé à Melbourne, en Australie, en tant qu’anesthésiste en pédiatrie au Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) de Melbourne de 1967 jusqu’à sa retraite de la médecine clinique en 2006. Kester a été chef de service d’anesthésie et de la gestion de la douleur au RCH pendant 26 ans. Il a continué à enseigner aux stagiaires en anesthésie jusqu'en 2015. En plus de sa formidable contribution au RCH, Kester a joué un rôle important au sein du corps enseignant des anesthésistes du Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (maintenant l'ANZCA) et de la Société australienne des anesthésistes. participation productive à la WFSA.

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Les recherches de Kester sur les surdoses trop fréquentes d’antidépresseurs tricycliques chez les enfants au début des années 1970 sont l’un des résultats les plus marquants de Kester. Cette étude, ainsi que son plaidoyer ultérieur en faveur de la sécurité de l'emballage des médicaments, ont abouti à une législation gouvernementale rendant obligatoire l'obligation de conditionner un certain nombre de médicaments à l'épreuve des enfants. Cela a sauvé de nombreuses vies et Kester a déclaré que «le temps consacré à cette étude était probablement les deux heures de travail les plus utiles de ma vie».

L’enseignement était la grande passion de Kester. Ses premières notes sur l'enseignement reconnaissaient l'importance de l'apprentissage actif, de l'enseignement centré sur l'étudiant et de l'enseignement basé sur des cas bien avant que les concepts modernes d'éducation des adultes ne soient largement compris et diffusés. Au cours de son mandat de chef de département, près de 100 anesthésiologistes internationaux de plus de 40 pays ont passé d'importantes fonctions cliniques au RCH et Kester s'est attaché à former ces boursiers internationaux à devenir des enseignants et à devenir des leaders dans leur pays. Il a donné des conférences et enseigné dans plus de 70 pays différents et en a visité beaucoup d'autres à son époque avec la WFSA.
Kester2Pour Kester, la WFSA était LA principale organisation mondiale de promotion et de développement de l'anesthésie dans le monde. Par l’intermédiaire du Comité de l’éducation, il a supervisé l’augmentation spectaculaire du soutien de la WFSA à l’enseignement et à la formation. Avec le professeur Thara Tritrakarn, il a contribué à la création en 1996 du Centre régional de formation en anesthésie de Bangkok (BARTC). Ce fut le premier centre de formation de la WFSA et de nombreux programmes similaires ont suivi. À l'heure actuelle, 24 hôpitaux dans 16 pays accueillent des programmes d'éducation de la WFSA.

Mais peut-être que son talent et sa réussite étaient d’identifier le potentiel des autres et de les aider à trouver des possibilités de le réaliser. Kester était très habile pour favoriser la coopération et la collaboration. Une grande partie de son travail extraordinaire au sein des comités et de l’organisation a été réalisée grâce à ces moyens. Kester était capable d'écouter, de résumer un problème, puis de déléguer les bonnes personnes pour trouver une solution appropriée. Il serait prêt à donner des conseils et un soutien et aurait une grande confiance dans les personnes chargées de cette tâche.

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Kester manquera à beaucoup, mais son influence perdurera. 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

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