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Applications Deadline Extended: 2019 WFSA Paediatric Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Fellowship at the Mohammed VI University Hospital, Marrakesh, Morocco.

Applications are invited for the Paediatric Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Fellowship training positions at Mohammed VI University Hospital in Marrakesh, Morocco.

About the Hospital:

Mohamed VI Marrakesh University hospital includes 5 hospitals. The fellowship will be held in Mother and child hospital which includes 247 beds, 12 operating rooms (6 for obstetrics and 6 for paediatrics) and 28 ICU beds (13 for gynecology-obstetrics and 15 for paediatrics).

The duration of each fellowship is 6 months. The start dates are expected to be 1st November 2019 and 1st May 2020. The programme head is Professor Saïd Younous (Head of the Department of Paediatric Anaesthesia and Critical Care).

The purpose of the fellowship is to enable the fellow:

To acquire the necessary knowledge for the anesthetic management of a child as part of a surgical, radiological or interventional procedure.

To acquire the theoretical and practical skills necessary for the management of a child with a serious pathology (learning about emergency management, assessment and transmission and common procedures of resuscitation).

The fellowship is intended for fully qualified anaesthesiologists (at least two years) working in settings who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in the field of paediatric anaesthesia and critical care.

Applicants should fit the following criteria:

Should preferably be working in a francophone country and speaks French
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 recognised post
Should be under 40 years of age
Should preferably be working in a teaching hospital

The fellowship offers funding for travel to/from the fellow’s home country, tuition costs, and subsistence living expenses.

For more information, please contact:

Professor Saïd Younous at anaesthesia.marrakech@gmail.com or

Professor Youssef Mouaffak at ymouaffak@yahoo.fr

Application Instructions

The deadline for applications is the 31st August 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 by the end of September 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.

Français

Les candidatures sont sollicitées pour les postes de formation en anesthésie-réanimation pédiatrique à l'hôpital universitaire Mohammed VI de Marrakech, au Maroc.

Le centre hospitalier universitaire Mohamed VI de Marrakech comprend 5 hôpitaux. Le stage se déroule à l'hôpital mère-enfant, qui comprend 247 lits, 12 salles d'opération (6 pour l'obstétrique et 6 pour la pédiatrie) et 28 lits de réanimation (13 pour la gynécologie-obstétrique et 15 pour la pédiatrie).

La durée de chaque stage est de 6 mois. Les dates de début sont prévues pour le 1er novembre 2019 et le 1er mai 2020. Le responsable du programme est le Professeur Saïd Younous (Chef de service d'anesthésie-réanimation pédiatrique).

Le programme est destiné aux anesthésistes qualifiés (2 ans de formation minimum) qui souhaitent développer leurs connaissances et compétences dans le domaine de l'anesthésie et réanimation pédiatrique.

Les candidats doivent répondre aux critères suivants:

Doit de préférence travailler dans un pays africain francophone
Doit être soutenu dans sa candidature par sa propre société nationale savante d'anesthésie
Doit être soutenu dans sa candidature par le chef de service / département d'origine
Doit retourner dans son pays d'origine à un poste reconnu
Devrait avoir moins de 40 ans
Devrait de préférence travailler dans un hôpital universitaire.

La bourse offre un financement pour les voyages à destination / en provenance du pays d'origine du boursier, les frais de scolarité et les frais de subsistance.

Pour plus d'information veuillez contacter:

Professeur Saïd Younous à anaesthesia.marrakech@gmail.com

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Professeur Youssef Mouaffak à ymouaffak@yahoo.fr

Instructions pour les candidats:

La date limite pour les demandes est le 31 août 2019. Pour postuler, veuillez utiliser notre système de demande en ligne ici pour remplir un formulaire de demande et télécharger les documents suivants.

• Curriculum vitae avec une photo récente et les noms de deux référents
• Lettre de recommandation de la société nationale d'anesthésiologie du demandeur
• Lettre de recommandation du chef de service ou de la direction de l'hôpital du candidat
• Copie du diplôme de médecine
• Copie de la qualification d'anesthésiologiste spécialisée
• Copie de Passeport

Les demandes seront examinées par un panel d'anesthésistes sélectionnés par la WFSA, et les candidats retenus seront informés avant le fin septembre 2019.

Les candidats retenus doivent confirmer leur intention de prendre la bourse dans les 2 jours suivant la notification. Si vous ne le faites pas, la bourse sera offerte au candidat suivant.

Applications Deadline Extended: 2019 WFSA Anaesthesia and Critical Care in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Fellowship at the Mohammed VI University Hospital, Marrakesh, Morocco

Applications are invited for the Anaesthesia and Critical Care in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Fellowship training positions at Mohammed VI University Hospital in Marrakesh, Morocco.

About the Hospital:

Mohamed VI Marrakesh University hospital includes 5 hospitals. The fellowship will be held in Mother and child hospital which includes 247 beds, 12 operating rooms (6 for obstetrics and 6 for paediatrics) and 28 ICU beds (13 for gynecology-obstetrics and 15 for paediatrics).

The duration of each fellowship is 6 months. The start dates are expected to be 1st November 2019 and 1st May 2020. The programme head is Professor Ahmed Rhassane El Adib (Head of the Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care in Obstetrics and Gynaecology).

The purpose of the fellowship is to provide training in effective anaesthetic management of pregnancy related conditions. The fellow will assume the role of the perioperative physician for all pregnant patients and will complete rotations in Critical Care for Obstetrics and Gynecology, Neonatology and undergo simulation training.

The fellowship is intended for fully qualified anaesthesiologists (at least two years) working in settings who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in the field of obstetric anaesthesia and critical care.

Applicants should fit the following criteria:

• Should preferably be working in a francophone country and speaks French
• 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 recognised post
• Should be under 40 years of age
• Should preferably be working in a teaching hospital.

The fellowship offers funding for travel to/from the fellow’s home country, tuition costs, and subsistence living expenses.

For more information, please contact:

Professor Ahmed Rhassane El Adib at ah.eladib@uca.ma
Professor Houssam Rebahi at r-houssam@hotmail.com

Application Instructions:

The deadline for applications is the 31st August 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 by the end of September 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.

Français

Les candidatures sont sollicitées pour les postes de formation en anesthésie-réanimation en obstétrique et gynécologie à l'hôpital universitaire Mohammed VI de Marrakech, au Maroc.

Le centre hospitalier universitaire Mohamed VI de Marrakech comprend 5 hôpitaux. Le stage se déroule à l'hôpital mère-enfant, qui comprend 247 lits, 12 salles d'opération (6 pour l'obstétrique et 6 pour la pédiatrie) et 28 lits de réanimation (13 pour la gynécologie-obstétrique et 15 pour la pédiatrie).

La durée de chaque stage est de 6 mois. Les dates de début sont prévues pour le 1er novembre 2019 et le 1er mai 2020. Le responsable du programme est le Professeur Ahmed Rhassane El Adib (Chef du Département d'anesthésie et de soins intensifs en obstétrique et gynécologie).

Le but du programme est de fournir une formation en gestion anesthésique efficace des conditions liées à la grossesse. Le candidat assumera le rôle de médecin péri opératoire pour toutes les patientes enceintes et effectuera des rotations en anesthésie et réanimation en obstétrique et en gynécologie, en néonatologie et suivra une formation en simulation.

Le programme est destiné à des anesthésistes qualifiés (au moins deux ans) travaillant dans des milieux à faibles ressources qui souhaitent développer leurs connaissances et compétences dans le domaine de l'anesthésie-réanimation obstétricale.

Les candidats doivent répondre aux critères suivants:

• Doit travailler de préférence dans un pays francophone
• Doit être soutenu dans leur application par leur propre société nationale d'anesthésie
• Doit être soutenu dans leur application par le chef / chef de leur département d'origine
• Doit retourner dans son pays d'origine à un poste reconnu
• Devrait avoir moins de 40 ans
• Devrait de préférence travailler dans un hôpital d'enseignement.

La bourse offre un financement pour les voyages à destination / en provenance du pays d'origine du boursier, les frais de scolarité et les frais de subsistance.

Pour plus d'information veuillez contacter:

Professeur Ahmed Rhassane El Adib at ah.eladib@uca.ma

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Professeur Houssam Rebahi at r-houssam@hotmail.com

Instructions de candidature:

La date limite pour les demandes est le 31 août 2019. Pour postuler, veuillez utiliser notre système de demande en ligne ici pour remplir un formulaire de demande et télécharger les documents suivants.

• Curriculum vitae avec une photo récente et les noms de deux référents
• Lettre de recommandation de la société nationale d'anesthésiologie du demandeur
• Lettre de recommandation du chef de service ou de la direction de l'hôpital du candidat
• Copie du diplôme de médecine
• Copie de la qualification d'anesthésiologiste spécialisée
• Copie de la page de photographie de Passeport

Les demandes seront examinées par un panel d'anesthésistes sélectionnés par la WFSA, et les candidats retenus seront informés avant le fin septembre 2019.

Les candidats retenus doivent confirmer leur intention de prendre la bourse dans les 2 jours suivant la notification. Si vous ne le faites pas, la bourse sera offerte au candidat suivant.

Application Deadline Extended: Aplicaciones abiertas para optar por becas WFSA-Baxter: CLASA 2019 Congress

Congreso CLASA, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 21-24 de Septiembre 2019

Baxter Healthcare Ltd está proporcionando generosamente patrocinio para algunos anestesiólogos jóvenes de países con menos ingresos económicos para asistir al Congreso de la Regional Confederación Latinaomericana de Sociedades de Anestesiología (CLASA ) 2019 en Buenos Aires, Argentina, del 21 al 24 de Septiembre 2019

El objetivo del programa de becas es identificar y desarrollar futuros líderes en Anestesiología. Los becarios WFSA-Baxter adquirirán nuevos conocimientos y ganarán muchos contactos y amigos durante el Congreso CLASA.

Criterios de la Becas

• Los aspirantes deben vivir y trabajar en un país miembro de la CLASA-WFSA.
• Se le dará prioridad a los anestesiólogos más jóvenes.
• La aplicación debe estar acompañada por una carta de recomendación de la Sociedad Nacional de Anestesiología del aspirante y de su Jefe de Departamento / Director del Hospital.
• Se le dará prioridad a los aspirantes quienes presenten un trabajo o poster durante el congreso.
• Se le dará prioridad también a los aspirantes que hayan completado su entrenamiento dentro de los últimos 10 años y estén trabajando en hospitales docentes.

Como aplicar:

Los aspirantes deben completar y remitir por email un formato de aplicación aquí suministrado, junto con una carta de apoyo de su Sociedad Nacional de Anestesiología y del Jefe de Departamento / Director del Hospital antes del 30 de junio de 2019.

Los aspirantes ganadores serán informados a finales de julio de 2019.

English Version

CLASA Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 21st-24th.

Baxter Healthcare Ltd are generously providing sponsorship for a number of young anaesthesiologists from less affluent countries to attend the Regional Confederation of Latin American Societies of Anaesthesiologists (CLASA) Congress in Buenos Aires from the 21-24 September 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 Congress.

Scholarship criteria:

• The applicant must be living and working in a CLASA-WFSA member country.
• Preference will be given to younger anaesthesiologists.
• The application must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the applicant's National Anaesthesiology Society and Head of Department / Hospital Manager.
• Preference will be given to applicants who present 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:

Applicants must complete and submit an online application form here, along with a letter of support from your National Society and Head of Department / Hospital Manager by 30th June 2019.

Successful applicants will be informed by the end of July 2019.

Applications now open: WFSA-Medical Education-Simulation Fellowship 2019

The WFSA and the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), are partnering to offer a Medical Education-Simulation fellowship. This is a 1-year, non-accredited program partly based at UCSF (1-3 months) and partly at the fellow’s home institution. The overall goal of the fellowship is to provide opportunities for anesthesiologists from LMICs to gain expertise in medical education, develop educational leadership and acquire foundational skills to conduct research in education. Fellows will complete scholarly work and return to their home institutions to implement mentored education projects.

During their time at UCSF, fellows will complete the ‘Teach for UCSF Simulation Certificate’ program and receive training in curriculum development, evaluation tool design and effective learner feedback. The fellows will work under the supervision and guidance of faculty members and educational experts at UCSF and will receive continued remote mentorship and support while completing their scholarly project back at their home institution.

UCSF is a global leader in medical education and research, dedicated to promoting health worldwide. The Center of Research and Development in Medical Education (RaDME) and Kanbar Simulation Center at UCSF have long standing programs that aim to enrich faculty and learners to become leaders, innovators and researchers in health professions education.

Applicants are considered on a rolling basis with an application deadline of 21th June 2019. The fellowship start date October 2019.

Applicants are required to provide an outline of an educational interests and potential projects that they would like to implement or develop during the fellowship year.

Criteria for applicants:

• Anesthesia practitioner currently working in a low or middle-income countries (World Bank classification)
IELTS score of 7 and above in all categories
• Have completed formal clinical training program in anesthesia
• Eligibility for US visa
• Preference will be given to applicants less than 40 years old

How to apply:

Please complete the online application form here and provide all required supporting documents.

• An outline of your role in medical education at your institution and the aims of your proposed educational project (1-2 pages, less than 500 words)
• Curriculum vitae with one recent photo and the names of two referees
• Letter of good standing from your national anaesthesiology society
• Letter of recommendation from your current workplace (hospital/institution)
• Scanned copy of your medical degree
• Scanned copy of your specialist qualification
• Scanned copy of passport

A selection panel comprising members of the WFSA and the Department of Anesthesiology, UCSF, will assess all applications. Shortlisted applicants may be required to participate in a video interview.

WFSA Fresenius Kabi Anaesthesia Innovation Awards

The three year WFSA Fresenius Kabi Anaesthesia Innovation Awards identifies and supports the development of innovations that have the potential to transform the field of anaesthesia and improve patient safety worldwide. 

Innovations can relate to anaesthesia, critical care or pain and be:

• A new product/ device
• An IT innovation
• A new techniques or solution of a problem
• An innovation in education or training in anaesthesiology

As part of their award winners receive up to $25,000 to develop and help take the product or technology to market. Additionally, they are offered the opportunity to make a short promotional film and present their work at the 2020 World Congress of Anaesthesiologists in Prague.

Award winners 

2019- Screenless Anaesthesia Monitor (SAM) by Dr Paul Barton

2018 - RevoCap: A revolution in Global Capnography by Maziar Mohsen Nourian and Michael Lipnick 
An affordable and context-appropriate capnography device for use in low and middle income countries.

2017- SmartBlade: Video laryngoscope by Caroline Corbett and Nick Nevin

 

FRES KABI WFSA

SAFE-T Summit 2019 – a day of global equity and teamwork in anaesthesia and surgical care

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Edna Adan Ismail from Somaliland gave the keynote speech

Following the success of our inaugural SAFE-T Summit in 2018, the WFSA and the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) co-hosted the second SAFE-T Summit on 5th April 2019 with a focus on perioperative safety through equity, ethics, gender, diversity and social strategies.

Our Summit began with a keynote presentation from Somaliland’s Edna Adan Ismail, who spoke about her incredible work including building her own hospital, training over 1,000 midwives and building partnerships to bring anaesthesia equipment to the hospital. She spoke about the importance of skills, equipment, discipline, workforce and infrastructure on the provision of safe anaesthesia and safe surgery in Somaliland. 

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Edna Adan Ismail shows the standard of healthcare facilities in Somaliland which inspired her to build the Edna Adan Hospital

The Summit’s first session followed Edna’s keynote presentation, and was focused on inequity in access to perioperative and anaesthesia care and safety. In this session, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetist Professor Ravi Mahajan spoke on gender equity and patient safety culture as well as how our unconscious bias can perpetuate gender inequality. Dr Janet Martin, MEDICI Centre (a WHO Collaborating Centre), Western University, Canada, then spoke on anaesthesia-related and perioperative mortality and highlighted that 4.2 million people die worldwide within 30 days of surgery. Dr Paloma Toledo, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, then presented, drawing our attention to the statistic that worldwide one woman dies from complications of childbirth every minute, and discussed strategies to reduce healthcare disparities. The European Society of Anaesthesiology’s President, Professor Stefan de Hert, concluded the session with a talk on the climate of equity, and shared the data from the ESA survey on gender distribution and diversity. 

Panel 1

Session one finished with a panel discussion, Chaired by Immediate Past President of the WFSA, Dr Gonzalo Barreiro

Dr Jackie Rowles, President of The International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists, and Ms Tracy Coates, Group Head of Clinical Services, Theatres POA Endoscopy and Sterile Services at Spire Healthcare spoke in our second session on the role of nursing in perioperative safety. Dr Rowles spoke about how the global shortage of trained anaesthesia providers means that there are not enough nurse anaesthetists to meet the demand for services, and how there needs to be cooperation within a team, and a focus on the patients’ needs and rights. Ms Coates then spoke about the need to maintain care and compassion for patients as well as each other, and the importance of a good working environment.

Session 2 panel

 Session two’s panel discussion, chaired by WFSA Board members Dr Philippe Mavoungou and Dr Daniela Filipescu

Following lunch, the third session on gender gaps and considerations in anaesthesia and perioperative safety, got underway with presentations from Dr Carolina Haylock-Loor, Chair of the WFSA Gender Balance Committee, Dr Kathleen Ferguson (President of the Association of Anaesthetists) and WFSA President Dr Jannicke Mellin-Olsen. 

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WFSA President Dr Jannicke Mellin-Olsen spoke about her incredible professional life during our third session

Dr Haylock-Loor spoke about how, if we correct gender inequalities, society as a whole benefits. Dr Jannicke Mellin-Olsen then spoke about her career from training in Norway to her time with the UN and as Medical Director of MedAir Europe and shared with us her experiences of often being the only female in a team, and what she had learnt from them. Dr Kathleen Ferguson presented a talk on gender in the NHS and breaking the glass ceiling in professional advancement, and the following all-female panel discussed how they faced these challenges.

For our fourth and final session, ‘Working together: Teamwork and advocacy in addressing the safety gap’, we heard about the refugee crisis in Europe from a doctor’s perspective from Dr Marily Passakiotou, Chair of the Working Group for the Refugee Crisis, CPME. Dr Andrew Hartle then presented some stark statistics that 52% of LGBT people experience depression, and that one in eight LGBT people aged between 18 and 24 have attempted to take their own life. One in eight LGBT people (13%) experience some form of unequal treatment from healthcare staff because they are LGBT, and almost one in four LBGT people witnessed discriminatory or negative remarks against LGBT people by healthcare staff. Dr Hartle also shared the statistic that one in seven LGBT people avoided treatment for fear of discrimination because they are LBGT.

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WFSA President along with members of the WFSA Council

 

Dr Sally El-Ghazali, Chair of the Association of Anaesthetists Trainee Committee, then presented on the situation among trainee doctors in the UK, and recent research conducted by the Association of Anaesthetists on the effects of fatigue on trainees in the UK which gained attention after the tragic death of an anaesthetic trainee who fell asleep at the wheel of a car following a nightshift. The WFSA’s Director of Partnerships Dr Berend Mets spoke about the need for calm communications in adverse and stressful situations, presenting and discussing research on this topic. The final presentation in our fourth session was from Dr Nicole Phillips, who joined us from the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. Dr Phillips spoke about how professional bodies can promote gender equity, as well as the difference between gender equality and equity.

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The panel in our final session answer questions on implicit bias, quotas, and the difference between changing the law and changing attitudes

Dr Alan Merry, WFSA’s Treasurer, and Dr Berend Mets, WFSA’s Director of Partnerships, were the convenors of this SAFE-T Summit. Dr Alan Merry said “the Safe-T Summit on Equity in Global Healthcare brought together a varied group of outstanding speakers whose presentations underscored the importance of this subject, and stimulated useful discussion on ways to improve all aspects of equity for the benefit of our patients and ourselves.” Dr Berend Mets said “this Second SAFE-T Summit was a great success in bringing together poignant life-stories and pertinent fact’s informing the central message of the Summit: the promotion of Global Equity and Diversity in Healthcare.”

Without our outstanding speakers this event would not have been the success which it was, and the WFSA thanks all speakers for their time. We would also like to thank our sponsors, Diamedica, Sintetica, SmileTrain, Lifebox, the Association of Anaesthetists, and of course our headline sponsor Masimo. 

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We would also like to thank our co-hosts the RSM, who helped enormously in the run-up to the Summit and on the day.

Aplicaciones abiertas: Fellowship en medicina del dolor en Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2019

Entrenamiento y actualización en Manejo del Dolor, 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 los gastos de alojamiento y valor agregado para viáticos durante el periodo establecido de la pasantía.

Duración De La Pasantia: Ocho semanas (Septiembre- Octubre 2019)

Numero de lugares: Dos

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.

La fecha límite para las solicitudes es el 18 de Abril de 2019, más detalles de la beca están aquí.

Por favor complete un formulario de solicitud en línea aqui

Adjuntar los siguientes documentos en español: (La falsificación de los documentos de aplicación o no enviarlos todos al mismo tiempo llevan a exclusión inmediata del proceso de selección)

• Hoja de Vida completa con una foto reciente y dos recomendaciones verificables con número de celular especificando código internacional de país para realizar llamada de verificación.
• Carta de afiliación y respaldo de la sociedad de anestesia del país del aspirante.
• Carta de recomendación del Jefe directo del hospital donde labora.
• Diploma de Medico Escaneado
• Diploma de Anestesiólogo Escaneado.
• Copia de la página de identificación del pasaporte vigente con foto

Informacion, Aplicación Y Reglamentos Del Programa:

www.wfsahq.org

www.clasa-anestesia.org

Exciting opportunity in Malawi for a paediatric intensivist

The Mercy James Centre for Paediatric Surgery and Intensive Care (MJC), Blantyre, Malawi, Africa, is seeking an enthusiastic paediatric intensivist. The position becomes vacant in December 2019, but an earlier start date would be considered.

Job Description

The intensivist will be responsible for the management of the patients in the 6-bed paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and will provide support to the surgical team with management of the surgical high dependency unit (HDU). The HDU currently has 4 beds with renovations underway for 4 additional neonatal beds. This position will supervise the clinical officers and registrars working in the unit during the day and night shifts. There is a clinical fellow +/- an ACO in the unit daytime with night-time cover by a Paediatric Anaesthetic Clinical Officer. As the unit has only been open for one and a half years, there is still significant work to be done in training staff and establishing systems and practice. The job therefore is a mixture of clinical work, training and system development For the past 15 months the PICU has been run by two international intensivists, a fellow critical care and anaesthetic clinical officer. There is a commitment to maintain this model with two intensivists over the next 5-10 years as this model has been found to work well in the MJC.

Commitment

The candidate would ideally stay for 1-3 years to ensure continuity in establishing the unit, although shorter periods would be considered. The intensivist will work with a Malawian doctor who is currently training in PICU in South Africa with plans to return to the MJC in early 2020 and a group of international intensivists who visit the unit on a recurring basis. The on-call rota is also supported by paediatric intensivists from the Blantyre Malaria Project and the paediatrics department.

 

For full information on the position, and on how to apply, please click here

Applications open: 2019/20 Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowships, Nairobi, Kenya

The University of Nairobi is offering up to three Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship positions starting in September 2019. The duration of the each fellowship is 12 months.

Applications are now invited for scholarships for these positions. The successful applicants will receive funding to cover tuition, accommodation and subsistence living expenses. Funding is provided by the WFSA, the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (USA), SmileTrain, ImPACT Africa and the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland.

Fellows will rotate through Kenyatta National Hospital, Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital, Mater Hospital, Kijabe Hospital and CURE Kenya Orthopaedic Hospital. Teaching will be provided by local faculty and a number of visiting overseas specialists.

All applicants must be registered medical practitioners in their country of origin and eligible for registration with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board. Once the WFSA application process is approved, applicants will also need to apply directly to the University of Nairobi. This will be facilitated by the course coordinator.

Preference will be given to anaesthesiologists aged 40 years or younger who are working in Central and East African countries. Older anaesthesiologists and those working in other African countries may apply and the selection panel will consider each applicant’s place of work and other factors when making its decision.

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 their head department or hospital management
• Must be returning to their home country to a recognized post
• Should ideally be working in a teaching hospital

For more information, please contact the course coordinator, Dr Mark Gacii (gaciimark@gmail.com).

How to apply:

The deadline for applications is the 30th 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”

For the University of Nairobi application the following additional documentation will be required:

• Transcripts both from your Undergraduate degree and Anaesthesia degree/fellowship. These should be certified by the University/ Fellowship college
• High School certificates
• Valid police clearance from your country of residence

For the above if not in English they need to be translated officially into English.

• Evidence of Yellow fever vaccination
• Evidence of Hepatitis B vaccination

Applications will be considered by a panel of anaesthesiologists selected by WFSA, and successful applicants will be informed before mid May 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 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.








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