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Innovation Award Winner 2018 RevoCap - A Revolution in Global Capnography

The recipeint of the 2018 WFSA-Fresenius Kabi Anaesthesia Innovation Awards is RevoCap: A Revolution in Global Capnography, an innovation presented by Maziar Mohsen Nourian and Dr Michael Lipnick.

Maziar Mohsen Nourian, a medical student at the University of Utah, School of Medicine and Dr Michael Lipnick, an assistant professor at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Anaesthesia Division of Global Health Equity have been awarded the 2018 Innovation Award for the creation of an affordable and context-appropriate capnography device for use in low and middle income countries.

Started and led by Maziar Nourian, a medical student, and Patrick Kolbay, an engineering PhD student at the University of Utah with the counsel and support of faculty members within the department of Anaesthesiology, RevoCap is an innovation to help provide safer anaesthesia in Low and Middle Income countries. The University of Utah and UCSF are collaborating to help understand the gap in access to capnography worldwide and the potential impact of increasing access to capnography through the development of lower cost and context appropriate devices.

Michael and Maziar write:

“There have been multiple calls to action for universal access to capnography in order to improve patient safety in resource-constrained countries, yet reliable and affordable capnography monitors for these settings are still not available. We have created a prototype of a low-cost capnography device (RevoCap)...using commonly available components. The simple design is affordable and context-appropriate for LMICs.”

As award winners, Michael and Maziar will receive a grant of $25,000 to develop, test and refine the RevoCap prototype and will be able to access input, mentorship and feedback from WFSA and Fresenius Kabi specialists. Additionally, they will be offered the opportunity to have a short promotional film made about the innovation and will receive an invitation to attend the World Congress of Anaesthesia (WCA) in Prague 2020 to contribute to the scientific programme.

Further resources

2019 Innovation Award Winner - The Screenless Anaesthesia Monitor
The WFSA Fresenius Kabi Anaesthesia Innovation Awards

WFSA Partners with RCoA to support MTI Scheme

The WFSA and the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) have partnered to offer qualified anaesthetists/intensivists from Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Malawi and Nepal, who are in good standing with their National Society, the opportunity to enhance their skills and knowledge in the UK through the RCoA’s Medical Training Initiative (MTI) scheme.

The MTI scheme provides a route for high quality International Medical Graduates (IMGs) to undertake a training placement in a UK hospital for a maximum period of 24 months. Please note that the MTI scheme is philanthropic in nature and not a route suitable for doctors who intend to remain in the UK for longer than 24 months.

Anaesthetists who undertake training via the MTI route will benefit from excellent clinical training, and gain non-clinical skills such as medical education and leadership. These skills will be of significant benefit, not only to doctors themselves, but also to healthcare systems and patients in their home countries.

MTI sponsorship will equip International Medical Graduates with:

• GMC registration (please note that offers of sponsorship as a route to GMC registration are based upon the GMC's decision and approval and are only valid once this has been granted)
• Facilitating Tier 5 visa application
• Eligibility to sit the Fellow of the Royal College Anaesthetists (FRCA) examinations

The RCoA quality approves and assures the posts offered in the UK. The WFSA member National Society will ensure that it only puts forward candidates who will benefit from training in the UK and whose skills and knowledge will benefit their home country upon their return. The WFSA member National Societies will maintain contact with MTI Dr’s throughout their placement and together with the WFSA & RCoA will help to ensure candidates return to their home country.

The MTI scheme accepts applications on a rolling basis and therefore there is no submission deadline. For more information, please use the links on the RCoA website here.

If you meet the eligibility criteria and wish to apply, please submit your CV, English tests results and a letter from your National Society to global@rcoa.ac.uk 

If you have any enquiries regarding the requirement to obtain a letter from your national society please contact projects2@wfsahq.org, for all other enquiries regarding the MTI scheme then please contact global@rcoa.ac.uk.

World Anaesthesia Day celebrated around the world (and under the sea)

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A team from Malaysia show their support for The Right Stuff 

The WFSA's campaign for World Anaesthesia Day, The Right Stuff, was a worldwide success with anaesthesia providers around the world showing their support for adequate anaesthesia equipment.Colombia Bogata 3

With over 600 The Right Stuff pictures shared on Tuesday 16th October 2018, this year's World Anaesthesia Day built on the success of previous years, and saw engagement from countries all over the world.

On 16th October 1846 at the Massachusetts General Hospital, home of the Harvard School of Medicine in the USA, there was the first successful demonstration of ether anaesthesia. This demonstration, one of the most important in the history of medicine, is marked each year by the WFSA and other organisations.

This year, alongside the World Health Organisation, the WFSA published the WHO-WFSA International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anesthesia for the first time. As well as workforce, the International Standards also highlight how important adequate facilities and equipment are to providing safe anaesthesia care. For World Anaesthesia Day 2018 we asked anaesthesia providers to highlight the vital role that equipment plays in providing safe anaesthesia by highlighting their favourite anaesthesia equipment. They were encouraged to print off The Right Stuff poster, fill it in, and take a picture of themselves and/or their team ideally with their favourite piece of anaesthesia equipment, sharing the photos with us on social media using the #TheRightStuff hashtag. 

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The Right Stuff events were also hosted around the world, with people participating in fun runs in Malaysia, parades in Bangladesh and Nigeria, and 'wefie' competitions. 

 

 

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Anaesthesia teams in Indonesia showing their Right Stuff

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Parades and competitions were held around the world

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 Cakes were baked to mark World Anaesthesia Day and World Restart a Heart Day

 

We are also delighted to see the 'Superhero' video competition in Malaysia for World Anaesthesia Day produce many excellent promotional videos for safe anaesthesia. You can watch a compilation of some of the videos here.

 

Thank you to all individuals and teams who took part in our campaign!

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World Anaesthesia Day was also World Restart a Heart day, which the WFSA joined to raise awareness of about the importance of bystander CPR and to also increase actual bystander CPR rates worldwide. 

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WFSA & Association of Anaesthetists mark 100th SAFE Course

The WFSA and the Association of Anaesthetists are proud to celebrate the 100th SAFE course which took place in October 2018

 

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Since the first SAFE course in Uganda in 2011, over 100 SAFE courses have now been delivered in 33 countries training at least 3,479 clinicians, mostly anaesthesia providers but also midwives, obstetricians and other physicians. Approximately 520 anaesthesia providers have been trained as SAFE trainers.

Safer Anaesthesia From Education (SAFE) is a joint project developed in 2007 by the Association of Anaesthetists and the WFSA. The training initiative aims to bring practitioners of obstetric and paediatric anaesthesia (who throughout the world may be physician anaesthesiologists but are largely non-physicians) to a level of practice whereby they can deliver vigilant, competent, and safe anaesthesia.

The underlying principle of SAFE has been to equip anaesthetists with the essential knowledge and skills so they can deliver safe care to their patients, even in very low resource settings, and to train as many anaesthesia providers as possible in each country in order to create a sustainable training model which can be embedded in the national health system.

The SAFE approach combines UK anaesthetists with local instructors, who are provided with a training of the trainers course to become the in-country faculty of the future.

SAFE courses are also run by Mercy Ships, CASIEF, national societies and by various other international teams of Doctors.

We are proud that SAFE courses have been run around the world, from Colombia to Samoa and throughout the African continent. 

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The 100th SAFE Course was a SAFE Paediatric Anaesthesia course which took place in Hyderabad, Telangana, India, from 12th to 14th October 2018 as part of the Masimo partnership. Dr Gita Nath and Dr Ravi Nagaprasad were Course Directors for this course which trained 33 anaesthesiologists: 

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Applications Open: WFSA 2019 Intensive Care Fellowship at Christian Medical College in Vellore, India

Applications are invited for three training fellowship positions at the Christian Medical College in Vellore, India. The duration of all fellowships is 12 months with two beginning in August 2019 and the third starting in January 2020.

The fellowships are intended for anesthesiologists working in low resource settings who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in the field of intensive care medicine. Successful applicants must agree to return to their home country upon the completion of their fellowship.

Priority will be given to applicants from SAARC member countries, but applicants from other parts of Asia or further afield will also be considered.

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 the chief/head of their home department
• Must be returning to their home country to a recognized post
• Preferably be working at a teaching hospital.

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

For more information, please contact the program head:

Dr Subramani Kandasamy
Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Christian Medical College Hospital
Vellore 632011
Tamil Nadu
India

Email: sicu@cmcvellore.ac.in or ksubramani9@hotmail.com

How to apply:

The closing date for applications is 25th November 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by the 5th January 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 photograph page of passport
• Copy of specialist anaesthetic qualification
• Copy of the current medical registration

Successful applicants must confirm their intention to take up the fellowship within 2 days of notification. Failure to do so will result in the fellowship being offered to the next applicant.

Applications Open: WFSA 2019 Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship in Belgrade, Serbia

Applications are invited for two Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship positions in 2019 at University Children’s Hospital, Belgrade and the Institute for Health Protection of Mother and Child of Serbia. The intended start dates are the 1st April 2019 and the 1st July 2019 (dependent on accreditation with the Serbian Medical Council) and the duration of the fellowship is 3 months.

University Children’s Hospital, Belgrade and the Institute for Health Protection of Mother and Child of Serbia are the largest hospitals specialising in healthcare for women and children in Serbia. The Departments of Paediatric Anaesthesia in each hospital have about 18 consultant anaesthesiologists and they provide complete anaesthetic cover for all elective and emergency operations for children ranging in age from new-borns to 18 years. Around 6,000 paediatric operations are performed per year in each of the two hospitals.

The overall aim of the fellowship is to improve the quality and safety of paediatric and neonatal anaesthesia in parts of Eastern Europe, the former Soviet republics and other low resource settings. The first two months of the fellowship will cover the fundamentals of paediatric and neonatal anaesthesia. During the third month, the fellow can gain additional experience in one of three modules:

• Cardiac anaesthesia
• Paediatric intensive care
• Regional anaesthesia and pain therapy

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 Eastern Europe and the former Soviet republics, but applications from further afield may be considered.

For more information, please contact the programme head, Dr Dusica Simic (drdusica@yahoo.com).

How to apply:

You will need to apply through the WFSA online applications platform here.

The closing date for applications is 30th November 2018. The successful applicants will be notified before mid-January.

Applicants must apply online here and provide all the documents listed:

• 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
• Copy of passport

Applications Open: 2019/2020 WFSA New Delhi Thoracic Anaesthesia Fellowship

Applications are invited for two thoracic anaesthesia fellowship positions at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi, India.

The anticipated start dates of the fellowship are July 2019 and January 2020 and the duration of training will be six months. The main aim of the fellowship is to provide training in thoracic anaesthesia, but there will also be opportunities to get experience in cardiac anaesthesia and cardiothoracic intensive care.

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital is a super-specialty hospital with 675 beds situated in New Delhi, India. It has been running postgraduate training (DNB) in a range of specialties since 1988. The Department of Anaesthesia started its DNB (Anaesthesia) programme in 1991 and five students are enrolled each year. The department also provides specialised training in cardiothoracic anaesthesia, transplant anaesthesia (renal and liver) and pain management.

The fellowship is intended for a young anaesthesiologist working in a low resource setting in Asia or Africa.

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 the chief / head of their home department
• Must be returning to their home country to a recognized post
• Should preferably be working in a teaching hospital

The fellow will receive accommodation and a modest stipend from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. The WFSA will provide funding to cover the cost of return travel from the fellow's home country to New Delhi, India.

The successful applicant will be required to apply for temporary registration with the Medical Council of India during the training period and obtain medical insurance covering the duration of the fellowship.

For more information, please contact the programme head, Professor Jayashree Sood (drjayashreesood@gmail.com).

How to apply:

The closing date for applications is the 22nd November 2018. Successful applicants will be notified before the end of December 2018.

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 anaesthesiology society
• Letter of recommendation from the applicant's head of department or hospital management
• Copy of medical degree
• Copy of specialist anaesthetic qualification
• Copy of photograph page of passport

Please complete your application online here.  

Re-opening Applications: 2019 WFSA Regional Anaesthesia Fellowship, Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India

Applications are invited for one remaining fellowship training position at Ganga Medical Centre & Hospital, Coimbatore, India.

The duration of training is 6 months.  The fellowship will begin on the 1st July 2019. 

Ganga Hospital (www.gangahospital.com) is a 475-bedded tertiary care referral centre for orthopaedic surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, spine and facio-maxillary surgery. It is a busy institution with 20 operating theatres.

The Department of Anaesthesiology specialises in practising and teaching regional anaesthesia. The department is equipped with peripheral nerve stimulators and twelve dedicated ultrasound machines for administering regional blocks. The trainees will have an orientation month followed by five months of clinical responsibility.

The fellowships are intended for anaesthesiologists working in low resource settings in Asia or Africa who wish to develop knowledge and skills in the field of regional anaesthesia and analgesia.

 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 the chief / head of their home department
•          Must be returning to their home country to a recognized post
•          Should preferably be working in a teaching hospital
•          Preference will be given to younger anaesthesiologists working in Asia or Africa

Fellows will receive a stipend from Ganga Hospital to cover accommodation and living expenses.

The WFSA will provide funding to cover the cost of return travel from the fellow's home country to Coimbatore, India.

The successful applicants will be required to register with the Medical Council of India and obtain medical insurance covering the duration of the fellowship. 

For more information, please contact the programme head, Dr Balavenkat Subramanian (drbalavenkat@gmail.com). 

How to apply:

The closing date for applications is 15th October 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by mid-November. 

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 anaesthesiology society 
•          Letter of recommendation from the applicant's head of department or hospital management
•          Copy of medical degree
•          Copy of photograph page of passport
•          Copy of specialist anaesthetic qualification 

Please complete the online application form using the link below: 

https://wfsagrants.awardsplatform.com/ 

Dr Jannicke Mellin-Olsen has assumed the Presidency of the WFSA, taking over from Dr Gonzalo Barreiro

We are delighted to announce that Dr Jannicke Mellin-Olsen has assumed the Presidency of the WFSA, taking over from Dr Gonzalo Barreiro who completed his two year term at the end of August 2018. Jannicke will serve for the period September 2018 to September 2020.



                                                           
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Dr Jannicke Mellin-Olsen               Dr Gonzalo Barreiro

 

Dr Jannicke Mellin-Olsen is a full-time practising anaesthesiologist in Bærum Hospital, Norway. She has always been active in organisations in addition to her clinical work and has held several Board positions in Norway and abroad. Jannicke has been President of the European Board of Anaesthesiology/UEMS where she led the process of developing the Helsinki Declaration on Patient Safety in Anaesthesiology, and she was also the secretary of the European Society of Anaesthesiology until January 2018. She has always had a “global drive”, holds a Diploma in Public Health and is dedicated to improving access to safe anaesthesia around the world.

“Being the President of an organisation like the WFSA is a big honour, but also a big responsibility. In a world where five out of seven billion people do not have access to safe, timely and affordable anaesthesia and surgery, anaesthesiologists cannot expect anyone other than ourselves to lead the way. In high, middle and low-income countries alike, we are uniting anaesthesiologists for the betterment of patient care.”

It has been a pleasure to have Dr Gonzalo Barreiro serving as President, and he will remain on the WFSA Board as Immediate Past President. Under his leadership the WFSA has gone from strength to strength, leading the way in global anaesthesia education, training and advocacy and growing in both influence and activity.

The WFSA is indebted to Gonzalo for his outstanding voluntary service. His commitment since 1992 when he first joined as a member of the Safety Committee is exemplary and we thank him for his dedication and hard work in the role of President during his term.

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WFSA looks forward to seeing you all in Prague in September 2020 for the World Congress of Anaesthesiologists.

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 Estamos felices de anunciar que la Dr Jannicke Mellin-Olsen ha asumido la Presidencia de la WFSA, tomando el relevo del Dr Gonzalo Barreiro quien ha completado su período de 2 años a finales de Agosto del 2018. Jannicke estará en el período comprendido entre Septiembre 2018 y Septiembre 2020.

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Dr Jannicke Mellin-Olsen               Dr Gonzalo Barreiro


La Dr Jannicke Mellin-Olsen es anestesióloga a tiempo completo en el Bærum Hospital, Noruega. Además de su trabajo clínico ella ha sido activa en diferentes organizaciones, y ha ocupado varias posiciones en Directorios en Noruega y en el extranjero. Jannicke ha sido Presidente del European Board of Anaesthesiology/UEMS donde ella lideró el proceso de la declaración de Helsinki sobre la Seguridad de los Pacientes en Anestesiología y fue también la Secretaria de la Sociedad Europea de Anestesiología hasta Enero del 2018. Ella siempre ha sido una “conductora global”, con un diploma en Salud Pública, y se ha dedicado a mejorar el acceso a Anestesia segura alrededor del mundo.

“Ser la Presidente de una organización como la WFSA es un gran honor, pero también una gran responsabilidad. En un mundo donde cinco de siete mil millones de personas no tienen acceso a anestesia y cirugía seguras, asequibles y en tiempo adecuado, los anestesiólogos solo podemos esperar que nosotros mismos, no otros, lideremos el camino.

Tanto en países de ingresos altos, medios o bajos estamos uniendo a los anestesiólogos para la mejoría en el cuidado de los pacientes.”

Ha sido un placer tener al Dr Gonzalo Barreiro como Presidente, y él permanecerá en el Directorio de la WFSA como Immediate Past President. Bajo su liderazgo la WFSA ha ido de logro en logro, liderando el camino de la educación global en anestesia, entrenamiento y promoción de la especialidad y crecimiento tanto de su influencia como de su actividad.

La WFSA le agradece a Gonzalo por su excelente y voluntario servicio. Su compromiso desde 1992 cuando él comenzó como miembro del Comité de Seguridad es un ejemplo, y le agradecemos por su dedicación y trabajo duro en el rol de Presidente durante este período.

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La WFSA espera verlos a todos ustedes en Praga en Septiembre del 2020 para el Congreso Mundial de Anestesiología    

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 Nous sommes ravis d'annoncer que le Dr Jannicke Mellin-Olsen va assurer la présidence de la WFSA, succédant au Dr Gonzalo Barreiro qui a terminé son mandat de deux ans à la fin du mois d'août 2018. Jannicke servira de septembre 2018 à septembre 2020.

             

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Dr Jannicke Mellin-Olsen               Dr Gonzalo Barreiro

 Le Dr Jannicke Mellin-Olsen est une anesthésiste à plein temps à l'hôpital de Bærum, en Norvège. En plus de son travail clinique, elle a toujours été active dans des organisations et a occupé plusieurs postes dans des conseils d'administration en Norvège et à l'étranger. Jannicke a été présidente du “European Board of Anaesthesiology / UEMS”, où elle a dirigé le processus d'élaboration de la déclaration d'Helsinki sur la sécurité des patients en anesthésiologie. Elle a également été secrétaire de la Société européenne d'anesthésiologie jusqu'en janvier 2018. Elle a toujours eu une “orientation mondiale”, elle est titulaire d'un diplôme en santé publique et se consacre à l'amélioration de l'accès à une anesthésie sûre dans le monde entier.


«Être président d'une organisation telle que la WFSA est un grand honneur, mais aussi une grande responsabilité. Dans un monde où cinq milliards de personnes sur sept milliards n'ont pas accès à une anesthésie et à une chirurgie sûres, en temps opportuns et accessibles, nous -anesthésiologistes, ne pouvons attendre que quelqu'un d'autre que nous, montre la voie. Dans les pays à revenu élevé, aussi bien que ceux à revenu moyen et faible, nous unissons les anesthésistes pour améliorer les soins aux patients. »

Ce fut un plaisir d'avoir le Dr Gonzalo Barreiro comme Président et il restera au Conseil d’administration de la WFSA en tant que Président sortant. Sous sa direction, la WFSA est devenue de plus en plus forte, ouvrant la voie à l’éducation, à la formation et au plaidoyer dans le domaine de l’anesthésie au niveau mondial et augmentant son influence et son activité.

La WFSA est redevable à Gonzalo pour son action volontaire et exceptionnel. Son engagement depuis 1992, date à laquelle il est devenu membre du comité de sécurité, est exemplaire et nous le remercions pour son dévouement son travail acharné en tant que président pendant son mandat.

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La WFSA se réjouit d’avance de vous voir tous à Prague en septembre 2020 pour le Congrès mondial des anesthésiologistes.
 

 

 

 

 

World Anaesthesia Day 2018

Join the WFSA's "The Right Stuff" campaign to highlight the importance of the appropriate equipment in providing life-saving anaesthesia care 

For World Anaesthesia Day 2018 the WFSA will work with our Member Societies and Regional Sections to share “The Right Stuff” campaign with anaesthesia providers globally. Also starting this year the WFSA is part of the World Restart a Heart Day campaign to raise awareness of the importance of CPR.

Download your toolkit hereWhat is "The Right Stuff" campaign? 

This year, alongside the World Health Organisation, the WFSA published the WHO-WFSA International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anesthesia for the first time. As well as workforce, the International Standards also highlight how important adequate facilities and equipment are to providing safe anaesthesia care.

Using WHO language, the International Standards describe equipment such as the pulse oximeter and continuous waveform capnography as “highly recommended” (the equivalent of mandatory) and “recommended” respectively, and will ideally elevate continuous waveform capnography to “highly recommended” when appropriately robust and suitably priced devices are available.

This World Anaesthesia Day we would like your help in drawing attention to the vital role that equipment plays in providing safe anaesthesia by highlighting your favourite anaesthesia equipment.

 

On the Day

There are many ways that you can join in #TheRightStuff campaign to raise awareness of the need for appropriate anaesthesia equipment.

To take part, simply print out the poster, available here, and fill it in with the name of your favourite anaesthesia equipment and the name of the country where you work. Take a photo of your or your team with the poster and ideally the piece of equipment and share it with @WFSAorg on social media with the hashtag #TheRightStuff. You can also use the following hashtags:

#WorldAnaesthesiaDay #WAD2018 

Tweet & share your support to @WFSAorg.

Challenge other anaesthesia providers in your country or region to take part in The Right Stuff campaign by sharing our The Right Stuff  Toolkit here.

Your printable poster:

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You can download your Spanish Toolkit here and your Spanish printable poster here

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And you can download your French Toolkit here and your French printable poster here:

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World Restart a Heart Day

World Restart a Heart Day, also on 16th October, is a global initiative to increase awareness about the importance of bystander CPR and to also increase actual bystander CPR rates worldwide. You can find materials and more information on how you can get involved with the World Restart a Heart Day campaign by visiting the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) website here, or by emailing comms@wfsahq.org.

 

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Applications Open: WFSA-Baxter Scholarships for the 12th Pan Arab Congress of Anaesthesia, 27th-29th September 2018, Dubai

The WFSA is excited to announce the opportunity for young anaesthesiologists from low and middle income countries to attend the Pan Arab congress of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Management on 27th-29th September in Dubai, thanks to the generous support of Baxter Healthcare Ltd. More information on the Pan Arab congress can be found here.

The WFSA-Baxter Scholarship programme has been developed to identify and develop future leaders in Anaesthesiology. Scholars will acquire new knowledge and gain many contacts and friends during the Pan Arab congress. The selected scholars will be invited to join WFSA-Baxter alumni network and will be encouraged to contribute to WFSA activities in the future.

Scholarship criteria:
• Preference will also be given to younger applicants who have completed training within the last 10 years and are working in teaching hospitals.
• Preference will be given to those working in low and middle income countries.
• The application must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the applicant's National Anaesthesiology Society.
• Preference will be given to applicants who present a paper or poster during the conference.

The scholarship will cover:
• Return airfares
• Accommodation in Dubai
• Conference registration

Notes
• All airfares and transit accommodation (if required) will be booked by WFSA travel consultants. Overland travel costs will be considered if cheaper or more convenient than airfares.
• The successful applicant is responsible for organising and paying for:
o Travel visas or other documentation
o Travel to and from the airport of departure
o Appropriate travel and health insurance
o All other costs, including income taxes or other fees

The scholar is required to submit a report, no later than one month after the conference. The report should include an outline of conference activities, comments on how the scholar benefited from the conference, how he/she intends to share new knowledge and how this knowledge will improve the practice of anaesthesiology in his/her home country. The report should also include a photo of the scholar with his/her poster.

Application process
• All applications must be submitted via the WFSA online application system here by the 31st August 2018
• Applications will be considered by a panel of anaesthesiologists selected by WFSA, and successful applicants will be informed by 10th September.
• 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.

Application documents
• Please include a letter of recommendation from your National Anaesthesiology Society and your Head of Department/Hospital Manager.

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