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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
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

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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

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

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