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Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore

Applications are invited for 1 fellowship training position in 2015 at KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore. The intended start date is 1 May 2015 (dependent on registration with the Singapore Medical Council) and the duration of the fellowship is 12 months.

KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH) is the largest hospital specialising in healthcare for women and children in Singapore. The Department of Paediatric Anaesthesia has over 20 consultant anaesthetists and provides complete anaesthetic cover for all elective and emergency operations for children ranging in age from newborns to teenagers. Around 7000 paediatric operations are performed per year

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 the Asian region but applications from further afield may be considered.

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
• Must be eligible for registration by the Singapore Medical Council
• Should be under 40 years of age
• Should be working in a teaching hospital

The fellow will receive sponsorship from KKH and the WFSA to cover a return airfare, accommodation and living expenses. Funding will also be available to cover some educational expenses (e.g. books, attendance at an educational meeting).

For more information, please contact the programme head, Dr Josephine Tan (josephine.tan.sk@kkh.com.sg).

How to apply:

The closing date for applications is 15 October 2014. Successful applicants will be notified before the end of October.

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

• Curriculum vitae with one recent photo and the names of two referees
• Letter of recommendation from the applicant's national anaesthetic society (or state chapter for Indian applicants)
• Letter of recommendation from the applicant's head of department or hospital management
• Copy of medical degree
• Copy of specialist anaesthetic qualification

Please send or email the form and documents to Renee Blij, Administrative Coordinator, WFSA: admin@wfsahq.org 

If scan/ email facilities are not available, documents can be posted to:
Renee Blij, Administrative Coordinator
World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists
21 Portland Place
London W1B 1PY
United Kingdom

Cardiac Anaesthesia or Regional Anaesthesia Fellowship at Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel

Applications are invited for a fellowship training position in either Cardiac Anaesthesia or Regional Anaesthesia at Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel. The expected start date is 1 May 2015, and the duration of the fellowship is 6 months.

Rambam Health Care Campus is a 1,000-bed academic tertiary referral hospital providing comprehensive medical care in all specialities to over 2 million residents in Northern Israel.

The Department of Anaesthesia provides care for a wide range of surgical heart procedures in both adults and children, including coronary artery bypass and valvular heart surgery, congenital heart disease and major vessel operations, and open and video-assisted thoracic and upper gastrointestinal surgery. The Department also provides anaesthesia for state of the art interventional catheter laboratory procedures such as valve implants, arrhythmia ablation and repair of paediatric cardiac anomalies.

Regional anaesthesia services include neuraxial and peripheral nerve blockade using ultrasound guided techniques, acute postoperative in-hospital and ambulatory pain management, and a chronic pain management clinic.

The fellowship is intended for a qualified anaesthesiologist working in a low resource setting who wishes to develop knowledge and skills in the field of either Cardiac Anaesthesia or Regional Anaesthesia. Priority will be given to applicants from African or Eastern European 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 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, Professor Yeshayahu (Shai) Katz ykatz18@hotmail.com or visit their website

How to apply:

The closing date for applications is 15 October 2014. Successful applicants will be notified before the end of October.

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

• Curriculum vitae with one recent photo and the names of two referees
• Letter of recommendation from the applicant's national anaesthetic society (or state chapter for Indian applicants)
• Letter of recommendation from the applicant's head of department or hospital management
• Copy of medical degree
• Copy of specialist anaesthetic qualification

Please send or email the form and documents to Renee Blij, Administrative Coordinator, WFSA: admin@wfsahq.org 

If scan/ email facilities are not available, documents can be posted to:
Renee Blij, Administrative Coordinator
World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists
21 Portland Place
London W1B 1PY
United Kingdom

2015 Obstetric Anaesthesia Fellowships at UMMC, Kuala Lumpur

Applications are invited for 2 fellowship training positions in 2015 at UMMC, Kuala Lumpur. The duration of each fellowship is 6 months, with the first fellowship expected to commence on 1 April, and the second on 1 October.

The fellowship is intended for anaesthesiologists working in low resource settings, who wish to develop knowledge and skills in the field of obstetric anaesthesia. Successful applicants must agree to return to their home country at the completion of the fellowship.

Priority will be given to applicants from Asian member countries, but applicants from other parts of the globe will also be considered.

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

For more information, please contact the programme head, Professor YK Chan (chanyk@ummc.edu.my)

How to apply:
The closing date for applications is 15 October 2014. Successful applicants will be notified before the end of October.

Applicants must complete the Fellowship Application Form and provide all the documents listed at the end of the form:
• Curriculum vitae with one recent photo and the names of two referees
• Letter of recommendation from the applicant's national anaesthetic society (or state chapter for Indian applicants)
• Letter of recommendation from the applicant's head of department or hospital management
• Copy of medical degree
• Copy of specialist anaesthetic qualification
Please send or email the form and documents to Renee Blij, Administrative Coordinator, WFSA: admin@wfsahq.org 

If scan/ email facilities are not available, documents can be posted to:
Renee Blij, Administrative Coordinator
World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists
21 Portland Place
London W1B 1PY
United Kingdom

Postgrad Diploma of Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia. Faculty of Medicine, Montpellier University, France - Dubai, UAE, January 2015

The WFSA is offering funding to allow two young anaesthesiologists from less affluent countries in Africa, Asia or the Middle East to complete the Postgraduate Diploma of Regional Anaesthesia and Analgesia, offered by the University of Montpellier in Dubai. The Diploma is also supported by the Government of Dubai and the Dubai Health Authority. The course directors are Dr Philippe Macaire (Dubai) and Prof Xavier Capdevila (France).

This Diploma covers all fields of regional anaesthesia, analgesia and post-operative pain management. The course will be taught during five short visits (3-5 days) to Dubai, during the January-June 2015. It comprises theoretical teaching, hands-on workshops and a clinical attachment.

More information about the programme is available on the website www.medinfusion.org  or from Dr Philippe Macaire (prmacaire@dha.gov.ae ).

Scholarship criteria

The applicant must be working full time in a country in Africa, Asia or the Middle East.
The applicant should be aged 40 or less.
This application must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the applicant's National Anaesthesiology Society.
The application must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the applicant's head of department or hospital management.
Preference will be given to applicants who have completed training within 10 years and are working in a teaching hospital

The scholarship will cover:

Return airfares to Dubai
Course fees
A contribution towards accommodation and other expenses in Dubai

For more information, the application form, and how to apply please click here

All applications must be submitted by email to admin@wfsahq.org by 26 September 2014.

Obstetric Anaesthesia Fellowship at Clinica Universitaria Bolivariana, Medellin, Colombia

Applications are invited for a fellowship training position in 2015 in Medellin, Colombia.
The duration of the fellowship is 3 months. The start date is expected to be 1st March 2015.

Applicants must be graduated Latin-American anaesthesiologists, ideally working in a Public Hospital, and involved in Obstetric anaesthesia education.
Applicants from countries with higher maternal mortality rates will have priority.
The fellowship offers funding for tuition costs, accommodation and subsistence living expenses.
For more information, please contact the programme head, Dr Mauricio Vasco Ramirez
machuchovasco@yahoo.com 

How to apply:

Applications will close on September 15, 2014, and the results will be published on September 29, 2014 at the latest.

Applicants must complete the Fellowship Application Form (Download) and attach the following documents:
Curriculum vitae
Certificate as a member of National Society of anaesthesia. (Applicant's Country of Residence)
Recommendation letter from anaesthesia department coordinator (Applicant's place of work)
Applicants should also provide all the documents listed at the end of the application form.

Please email the form and documents to Renee Blij, Administrative Coordinator, WFSA.
admin@wfsahq.org 

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

Se abre la convocatoria para el Fellow de Anestesia Obstétrica en Medellín.
El inicio del Fellow es el primero de Marzo del 2015, su duración es de tres meses.

Los aspirantes deben ser Anestesiólogos graduados de centros Latinoamericanos, 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.

Se ofrece un estipendio que permitiría subsidiar gastos de mantenimiento.
Para más información favor contactar al director del Fellow.
Dr. Mauricio Vasco Ramírez, machuchovasco@yahoo.com 

Como aplicar al Fellow
Las solicitudes se cerrará el 15 de septiembre de 2014, y los resultados se publicarán el 29 de septiembre de 2014 a más tardar.

Se debe diligenciar el Formato de aplicación a los Fellow disponible en la página web de la WFSA en el siguiente link (Descargar) y se deben adjuntar los siguientes documentos:
Hoja de vida
Certificación de miembro activo de la sociedad científica del país donde trabaja (Expedida por la sociedad de anestesia de cada país).
Carta de Recomendación de su jefe inmediato en el sitio de trabajo.
El resto de documentos solicitados en la parte inferior del Formato de aplicación.
Enviar toda la documentación requerida a Renee Blij, Administrative Coordinator, WFSA.
admin@wfsahq.org 

Applications Open for WFSA-Baxter Scholarships: 30th SARANF Congress, Lome, Togo 19-21 November 2014

Baxter Healthcare Ltd is generously providing sponsorship for a number of young anaesthesiologists from less affluent countries to attend the 30th 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:
• The applicant must be aged less than 40 years.
• The applicant should be working full time in a French-speaking African country.
• This application is accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the applicant's National Anaesthesiology Society.
• The applicant must be able to present a poster during the conference.
• Preference will be given to applicants who have completed training within 10 years and are working in teaching hospitals.

How to Apply:
• Complete the application form and submit, along with a letter of support from your National Society, by email to admin@wfsahq.org by 31 August 2014. Successful applicants will be informed by 12th September 2014

Download the application form

Baxter Healthcare Ltd a généreusement fourni parrainage pour un certain nombre de jeunes anesthésistes de pays moins riches à assister au 30 Congrès SARANF. L'objectif du programme de bourses d'études est d'identifier et de développer de futurs leaders en anesthésiologie. Les WFSA-Baxter boursiers acquériront de nouvelles connaissances et de nombreux contacts et amis lors du Congrès de SARANF.

Critères de Sélection:
• Le demandeur est âgé de moins de 40 ans.
• Le candidat travaille à plein temps dans un pays d'Afrique de langue française.
• Cette demande est accompagnée d'une lettre de recommandation de la Societé National d' Anesthésiologie du demandeur
• Le demandeur doit être en mesure de présenter un poster lors de la conférence.
• La préférence sera accordée aux candidats qui ont terminé leur formation dans les derniers 10 ans et qui travaillent dans les hôpitaux universitaires.

Le processus de demande:
• Toutes les demandes doivent être soumises par courriel à admin@wfsahq.org avant le 31 Août 2014. S'il vous plaît également ajoutez une lettre de recommandation de votre Société Nationale d' Anesthésiologie.
• Les demandes seront examinées par un panel de médecins anesthésistes sélectionnés par la WFSA, et les candidats selectionnés seront informés avant le 12 Septembre 2014.

Télécharger le formulaire de demande

Applications open: 2015 WFSA BARTC Fellowship, Bangkok, Thailand

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 General Anesthesia Fellowship at the Bangkok Anesthesia Regional Training Centre. The fellowship is open to anaesthesiologists from Asian countries.

Trainees will study full time for 1 year in the Department of Anesthesiology 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 anesthesia 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 2015, and will last for 1 year. Applications close on 7 September 2014, and the successful applicants will be notified of the results by 30 September 2014.

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

For more information, please contact 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 

Anaesthesiology Matters: The Newsletter of the WFSA - Issue 8 | July 2014

Read our latest newsletter here

Otorgada Beca en Anestesia Regional en Fortaleza, Brasil

El Comité de Educación de la WFSA, en conjunto con la Dra. Danielle Dumaresq, después de revisar las solicitudes de los anestesiólogos Latinoamericanos para la beca en Anestesia Regional en Fortaleza, Brasil, se complace en anunciar que la beca ha sido otorgada a los Doctores William Joaqui de Colombia, y Gabriel Servin de Paraguay. ¡Felicitaciones!

Applications open: WFSA ICU Fellowship at Assiut University Hospital, Egypt

ICU Fellowship at Assiut University Hospitals, Assiut, Egypt

Applications are invited for an ICU fellowship training position at Assiut University Hospitals, Southern Egypt.

The Assiut University Hospitals complex is one of the largest educational and health institutions in Egypt, with about 3000 beds. The Anesthesia, ICU and Pain Department covers Intensive Care Units in the following areas – General, Trauma, Postoperative, Obstetrics, Hepatobiliary and Paediatric Surgery.

The duration of the fellowship is 6 months. The start date is expected to be 1 November 2014.

The fellowship is intended for fully qualified anaesthesiologists working in low resource settings who wish to develop knowledge and skills in the field of intensive care 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 year 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 Emad Z. Said ( emadzarief@yahoo.com ) 

How to apply:

The closing date for applications is 15 August 2014. The successful applicant will be notified before 31 August 2014.

Applicants must complete the Fellowship Application Form (link below) 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 anaesthetic society
  • Letter of recommendation from the applicant's head of department or hospital management
  • Copy of medical degree
  • Copy of specialist anaesthetic qualification

Please email the form and documents to Renee Blij, Administrative Coordinator, WFSA admin@wfsahq.org 

If scan/ email facilities are not available, please post documents to:
Renee Blij, Administrative Coordinator
World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists
21 Portland Place
London W1B 1PY
United Kingdom

Download the application form

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