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ESA confirmed as WFSA Regional Section for Europe



The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) and the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) are delighted to announce their agreement that with effect from July 2014 the ESA formally becomes the European regional section of the WFSA.

After extended deliberation and consultation (including with our colleagues in the NASC), we believe that this arrangement offers a solid working model for European member societies to contribute to, and benefit from, our global alliance. By assuming the role of regional section the ESA will have a more clearly defined collaboration with the WFSA, which is something that both organisations welcome wholeheartedly.

Please join us in celebrating this agreement as we look forward to enhanced co-operation and the positive impact this will have on our profession and those whom we serve.

David Wilkinson, President WFSA 

Daniela Filipescu, President ESA


Otorgada CLASA / WFSA Beca en el Manejo del Dolor, Buenos Aires

El Comité de Educación de la WFSA en conjunto con la Dra. Erica Bernich, después de revisar las solicitudes de los anestesiólogos Latinoamerica para la CLASA / WFSA Beca en el Manejo del Dolor, Buenos Aires, decidió otorgar la beca a 2 solicitantes. Felicitaciones a las Doctoras Albida De León desde la República Dominicana y Ana Vega de Venezuela!

Application Deadline Extended: Botucatu Pain Fellowship

The closing date for applications for the CLASA/ WFSA Pain Fellowship in Botucatu, Sao Paulo, Brazil has been extended to the 20th August 2014.

Please click here for updated information about the fellowship, and to download the updated application form.

La fecha límite para las solicitudes de la CLASA / WFSA Becas en el Manejo del Dolor en Botucatu, Sao Paulo, Brasil ahora se ha extendido a 20 de agosto de 2014.

Haga clic aquí para obtener información actualizada acerca de las becas, y para descargar el formulario de solicitud actualizada.

Call for Volunteers: Palestine Anaesthesia Teaching Mission

Palestine Anesthesia Teaching Mission – Call for Volunteers 2015

We are pleased to announce that we are now recruiting volunteers for the above mission. We will be running the programme for 11 of 12 months in 2015. We do not send volunteers during the following religious holidays:

Ramadan 18 June – 17 July 2015
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) 18 July 2015
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) 23 September 2015

We are particularly interested in volunteers who are accustomed to teaching trainees in an operating room setting, and in the class room. Volunteers must be fully trained anesthesiologists with board certification, and with licensure from their state, province or country. Volunteers are expected to spend one month in Palestine. Most of the teaching activities take place in 4 training centers in Palestine. These training centers are in East Jerusalem, Hebron, Nablus and Ramallah.

All travel and housing expenses are covered as follows: economy airfare to Tel Aviv (or Amman if desired), hotel accommodation in the four cities, transportation to and from the airport and between the hospitals. There is also a US$500 stipend for food and miscellaneous expenses.

All interested applicants will be required to submit the following documents:
Completed application form
Curriculum Vitae
Three supporting letters from your colleagues

Please email all the required documents to admin@wfsahq.org 

Download Information Pack here
Download Application Form here

Obstetric Anaesthesia Fellowship, Malaysia

We are pleased to announce that the winner of this fellowship has been selected from 21 applications. 
Congratulations to Dr Sangeeta Shrestha from Nepal, who has been selected to start the fellowship in October. 



Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship in East Africa

Read all about the pilot fellowship, and our partnership with SPA, APAGBI, AAGBI and the University of Nairobi (Kenya) here 

Applications open: CLASA / WFSA Pain Fellowship, Botucatu, Brazil

Applications are now open for the CLASA/ WFSA Pain Fellowship in Botucatu, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Please click here for more information about the fellowship, and the application process.

Applications close: 30 July 2014

The First SATA Conference

The Society of Anaesthesiologists of Tanzania held it's first ever Scientific Conference last month, in the Commercial City of Dar Es Salaam. The theme of the conference was 'Safe Anaesthesia in Tanzania'.

The Venue of the meeting was the Golden Jubilee Towers, where over 100 delegates from all over Tanzania and beyond were hosted. A majority of those who attended were Nurse Anaesthetists. This meeting was made possible due to the kind support provided by the stakeholders and friends of SATA, which includes the WFSA.

The Faculty at the Conference included Prof David Linton from Hadasah University, Dr Mark Gacii from the University of Nairobi (Programme Head: WFSA Paediatrics Anaesthesia Fellowship Program), Robert Dickson from South Africa, Robert Neighbour from Diameca, Dr Henriette from Holland, Dr Said Kilindimo, Dr Tim Baker of the Life Support Foundation, Prof Lars Irestedt from Karolinska and Prof Mwafongo of Emergency Medicine MUHAS.

While the dust settles from the activities of our first Conference, plans are already under way for next year's event.

We thank you for your support,
Mpoki M. Ulisubisya, MD
Society of Anaesthesiologists of Tanzania

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Applications open: CLASA / WFSA Pain Fellowship, Buenos Aires

Applications are now open for the CLASA/ WFSA Pain Fellowship in Buenos Aires, Argetina.

Please click here for more information about the fellowship, and the application process.

Applications close: 30 June 2014

WFSA 2013 Annual Review

 For the first time the WFSA has produced a shorter summary of its annual activity which is more easily accessible to users. This is available as a pdf file (click on the picture below) or as a flipbook.
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WFSA Annual Report 2013

The WFSA Annual Report 2013 is now available to view here

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