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BECAS DE PERFECCIONAMIENTO EN ANESTESIA PEDIÁTRICA, Santiago, Chile

Luego de revisar las solicitudes de los 9 aspirantes a las 2 becas para el curso de perfeccionamiento en anestesia pediátrica en el hospital Dr. Luis Calvo McKenna, en Santiago, Chile, la coordinación de dicho centro de entrenamiento y los representantes de la región Latinoamericana ante el Comité de Educación de la WFSA han convenido otorgarlas a las siguientes personas

1er Lugar: Dra. Luciana Serrudo. Salta, Argentina. Fecha de inicio: 1º Abril 2015
2º Lugar: Dra. Leila Pimentel. Lima, Perú. Fecha de Inicio: 1º Octubre 2015

¡Felicitaciones!

 

Condolences - Dr R Sarmiento

We regret to inform you that Dr Rafael Sarmiento Montero passed away on October 25th, 2014.
 

Dr Sarmiento was a distinguished leader of the Colombian Society of Anaesthesia (SCARE) and Latin American Confederation of Societies of Anesthesia (CLASA).

Dr Sarmiento was a pioneer for several areas, as he introduced to Colombia blood gas analysis, transcutaneous oximetry, parenteral nutrition, and collaborated in the development of the first ICU and the national Critical Care Society in Colombia.

He was the longest serving president of the Colombian Association of Scientific Societies, for 15 years.

He also served as member of the WFSA Resuscitation Committee as Latin America's representative from 1992 to 2000.

We stand by his family in this sad time.

Sincerely,

Pedro Ibarra MD, MSc
Webmaster WFSA

Applications Open for WFSA-Baxter Scholarships: 11th Congress of SAARC-AA

Applications Open for WFSA-Baxter Scholarships: 11th Congress of SAARC-AA - Kathmandu, Nepal, 26-28 February 2015

Baxter Healthcare Ltd is generously providing sponsorship for a number of young anaesthesiologists from less affluent countries to attend the 11th Congress of SAARC-AA. 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.

• 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 30 November 2014. Successful applicants will be informed by 15th December 2014.

Download the application form

BECAS DE PERFECCIONAMIENTO EN ANESTESIA PEDIÁTRICA, Santiago, Chile

El comité de Educación de La Federación Mundial de Sociedades de Anestesiólogos (WFSA) anuncia a todos los interesados la apertura del período de recepción de solicitudes de aplicación para 2 (dos) BECAS DE PERFECCIONAMIENTO EN ANESTESIA PEDIÁTRICA, de 6 (seis) meses de duración, en el Hospital de Niños Dr. Luis Calvo MacKenna de Santiago, Chile, durante el año 2015

Este entrenamiento viene desarrollándose desde el año 1999, con el auspicio de la WFSA y bajo la supervisión de la Dra. Silvana Cavallieri con el objetivo de brindar capacitación en anestesia pediátrica a anestesiólogos latinoamericanos de países donde dicho entrenamiento no se encuentra disponible.

En los archivos anexos podrán encontrar el formato de aplicación para Fellowships de la WFSA, el cual debe ser debidamente llenado y completado junto con los recaudos allí especificados, y la información general sobre este entrenamiento y los requisitos para poder aplicar al mismo, así como los aspectos que comprende la beca.

La fecha límite para la recepción de solicitudes de aplicación será el 15 de Octubre del 2014. Todos los interesados deben enviar el formato de aplicación para Fellowships de la WFSA con la información solicitada junto con los recaudos allí especificados antes de esta fecha a los siguientes emails:
Dra. Silvana Cavallieri silvanacavallieri@gmail.com
Dr. Getulio de Oliveira Filho oliveirafilho.gr@gmail.com
Dr. Juan Carlos Duarte jcduarte63@gmail.com

El comité de selección elegirá los ganadores del primer y segundo puesto del concurso, los cuales serán asignados a las siguientes fechas de inicio de su respectivo entrenamiento, de acuerdo a su posición:
1º de Abril 2015 para quien ocupe el primer lugar
1º de Octubre 2015 para quien ocupe el segundo lugar.

La información sobre la personas que resulten seleccionadas para recibir estas becas será publicada en los sitios web de la WFSA, CLASA y FASA, así como enviada al email de dicha persona en la fecha del 15 de abril del 2014, con el fin que disponga del tiempo suficiente para preparar el viaje y realizar los trámites migratorios correspondientes, para que de esta forma pueda iniciar su período de entrenamiento en los primeros días del mes de septiembre de 2014.

Más información

Paediatrics Anaesthesia Fellowships in Santiago, Chile

The WFSA Education Committee is calling for applications for 2 (two) Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship positions at the Luis Calvo McKenna Hospital, in Santiago (Chile). This fellowship, 6 months' duration, has been run for more than 2 decades with more than 20 fellows from Latin American countries. More information about this fellowship, the application procedure and the WFSA Fellowship application form, may be found (in Spanish) in the attached files.

The deadline for sending applications is October 15th 2014. The successful applicants will be notified by email by the 31st October 2014, and the results will also be published on the WFSA, CLASA and FASA websites. The selection committee will choose the 1st and 2nd place winners, and they will be allocated positions with the following start dates in mind:
First place winner April 1st 2015
Second place winner October 1st 2015

Applicants must complete the Fellowship Application Form and provide all the documents listed at the end of the form. Applications must be sent to:
Dra. Silvana Cavallieri silvanacavallieri@gmail.com 
Dr. Getulio de Oliveira Filho oliveirafilho.gr@gmail.com 
Dr. Juan Carlos Duarte jcduarte63@gmail.com 

More information (Spanish)

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 

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