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Applications now open: 2017 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 January and July 2017 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 675-bedded superspecialty hospital 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 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, jayashreesood@hotmail.com

How to apply:

The closing date for applications is 8th August 2016. Successful applicants will be notified before the end of September 2016.

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 send or email the form and documents to Giselle de Castro, Administrative Officer, WFSA: admin@wfsahq.org

If scan/ email facilities are not available, documents can be posted to:

Giselle de Castro, Administrative Officer
World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists
21 Portland Place
London W1B 1PY
United Kingdom

Anaesthesiologist required to join International team in Dili, Timor Leste

Dili and Atauro IslandA capable and committed Anaesthesiologist is required to join the International team based at the National Referral hospital in Dili, Timor Leste. You will mentor and teach junior doctors enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma in Anaesthesia as well as Family Medicine Program (a two year rotational program equipping junior doctors with skills and competencies to work in community health centres in the districts), along with national and other international faculty members.

Clinical work is a critical part of the job, but is always directed towards mentoring and training the junior medical staff and trainees. This is a paid position administered by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons with the assistance of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists.

To apply please contact Kate Groves on kate.groves@surgeons.org or by phone on +61392767436

Applications open: WFSA-CLASA Regional Anaesthesia Fellowship, Fortaleza, 2016

Applications are invited for one WFSA-CLASA fellowship training position at Hospital José frotta, Fortaleza, Brazil. The duration of the fellowship is 2 months.

The fellowship announcement is here and further information on the fellowship can be found here. In order to apply for the fellowship, please complete the fellowship application form and submit completed applications to Giselle de Castro at admin@wfsahq.org. The deadline for submissions is July 11th.

Essential Pain Management releases new promotional videos

246x252 pain logo redEssential Pain Management (EPM) is a cost-effective, multi-disciplinary program that works with local health workers to:
  • Improve pain knowledge.
  • Implement a simple framework for managing pain.
  • Address pain management barriers.
The program encourages early handover to local instructors so that local solutions can be found for local problems. There are already hundreds of EPM instructors worldwide.
Two short videos on Essential Pain Managment were realeased recently, one follows the journey of a young anaesthesiologist from Papua New Guinea and the other is gives an overview of teaching Essential Pain Management. Please click here to view these videos.

Lifebox & King's Health Partners Fellowship Opportunities

Tanzania Lifebox Fellowship for Senior Anaesthetic Trainees

Lifebox Foundation is recruiting for an exceptional ST4+ anaesthesia trainee to undertake a Fellowship in Tanzania.
The Fellowship start date is August 2016 for a six-month duration (with the possibility of two three-month placements). Flexibility on the start date is candidate dependent. The Fellow will work with teaching staff at KCMC to support the integration of pulse oximetry and the Surgical Safety Checklist into the curriculum of the anaesthesia diploma course and evaluate this improvement in safe anaesthesia. The application deadline is Friday 27th May 2016. Further details, including how to apply, can be found on the Lifebox website here.

 King's Health Partners - Volunteer Anaesthetist, Sierra Leone Partnership

 KSLP is looking to recruit a Volunteer Anaesthetic Doctor for it's in-country team as soon as possible. The person will be based in Freetown and will have a critical role in supporting staff in anaesthesia and Intensive care unit. The deadline for applications is the 31st May 2016 and more information can be found here

WFSA to make two statements at 69th World Health Assembly

whaThis week the WFSA is at the 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva. Dr Adrien Gelb, Chair of the WFSA’s Safety & Quality of Practice Committee, will give the following two statements on WHA Agenda Item 16.1 - Health workforce and services and 16.4 Addressing the global shortages of medicines, and the safety and accessibility of children’s medication. The WFSA hopes that this will highlight the role of anaesthesia providers on the surgical team and the importance of WHO Resolution A68/15 from an anesthesia perspective.

16.1 Health workforce and services:

“The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) represents hundreds of thousands of anaesthesiologists in over 140 countries around the world. Last year we gave our unequivocal support to Resolution A68/15 on strengthening the provision of safe anaesthesia and essential surgery as a component of universal health coverage.

At that time we highlighted the combined elements of workforce, medications, equipment and infrastructure that not only ensure the safe provision of anaesthesia, but contribute to strengthening health systems and improving health outcomes in a manner that is affordable, life-saving and investible. In welcoming the WHO's draft Strategy: Workforce 2030, the WFSA notes the deficit of approximately 18 million health workers worldwide, largely in lower income countries. It is in those same countries that the Lancet Commission and others have highlighted the need for some 2.3 million additional anaesthesiologists, surgeons and obstetricians by 2030. We therefore urge all concerned, especially governments, not to ignore the neglected surgical patient and the neglected surgical team.

With 30% of the Global Burden of Disease amenable to surgical intervention it is essential that any human resource strategy for health focus on relevance as well as quantity and quality. Safe anaesthesia is absolutely essential for safe surgery and anaesthesiologists are essential to the leadership and desperately needed expansion of anaesthetic services in all countries.

To give just one example, Sierra Leone with a population of 16 million has just 2 anaesthesiologists for OT and ICU. France, with 4 times the population, has 5,000 times the number of anaesthesiologists. The WFSA is ready to expand our work with WHO and all Ministries of Health everywhere. Working together with our counterpart international surgical organisations and our non-physician colleagues in anaesthesia, we can promote and strengthen patient care and access to safe anaesthesia”

 

16.4 Addressing the global shortages of medicines, and the safety and accessibility of children’s medication

"The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) represents hundreds of thousands of anaesthesiologists in over 140 countries around the world. Last year we gave our unequivocal support to Resolution A68/15 on strengthening the provision of safe anaesthesia and essential surgery as a component of universal health coverage.

At that time we highlighted the combined elements of workforce, medications, equipment and infrastructure that ensure the safe provision of anaesthesia. In addressing the global shortages of medicines the WFSA calls upon the World Health Assembly to highlight the anaesthetic medicines essential for safe anaesthesia and therefore safe surgery. Of particular note are ketamine and potent opioids, the availability of which can – and has - been threatened by legislation that ignores their medical value. In Low Income Countries Ketamine provides 70% of anaesthetics and is the standard for Caesarean section, a lifesaving surgery for mothers and babies. Opioids and ketamine are also essential medicines for the management of pain, an indispensable element of appropriate universal health coverage.

With millions more surgeries required to address the 30% of the Global Burden of Disease that is amenable to surgical intervention, it is essential that any plan to ensure the manufacture and supply of essential medicines includes essential anaesthetic medicines.

WFSA commends the work of the WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence in helping to ensure that the medical value of anaesthetic medicines translates into sensible policy and legislation. WFSA is ready to expand our work with WHO and all Ministries of Health everywhere to clearly define the essential anaesthetic medicines. WHA must continue to ensure that decision makers understand the global health arguments for essential anaesthetic and pain medicines and the often negative effects of legislation on their availability."

For more information on the WHO Resolution A68/15 and the WFSA’s advocacy work please click here.

Applications Open: WFSA Cardiac Anaesthesia Fellowship at Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences (NICS), Bangalore, India, 2017

Applications are invited for two cardiac anaesthesia fellowship training positions at Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences (NICS), Bangalore, India. The fellowships will start on 1 January 2017 and the duration of training is 12 months.

Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences (NICS) under the 'Narayana Health' brand, is one of the largest heart hospitals in the world. NICS is committed to providing affordable quality health care to the masses. In addition to provision of clinical services, NICS is actively involved in education and research and has trained several young physicians at post-graduate and post-doctoral level.

The fellowship is intended for anaesthesiologists working in low resource settings in Asia or Africa who wish to develop knowledge and skills in the field of cardiac anaesthesia.

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


Fellows will receive a stipend from NICS 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 Bangalore, 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 Muralidhar Kanchi (muralidhar.kanchi.dr@nhhospitals.org)

How to apply:

The closing date for applications is the 27th June 2016. Successful applicants will be notified before the end of July 2016.

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 send or email the form and documents to Giselle de Castro, Administrative Officer, WFSA: admin@wfsahq.org

If scan/ email facilities are not available, documents can be posted to:

Giselle de Castro, Administrative Officer
World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists
21 Portland Place
London W1B 1PY
United Kingdom

WFSA Singapore Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship at KKH

Unfortunately due to staffing circumstances at KKH Hospital and circumstances beyond our control, the WFSA are unable to advertise the Singapore Paediatric Fellowship at this time. We apologise to those people who have been preparing their applications. We are hoping that the staffing situation at KKH will become clearer during the next 6-12 months and it will be possible to advertise the Fellowship then. Please continue to monitor the WFSA website for further opportunities. 

Applications now open: WFSA Cardiac Anaesthesia Fellowship or Neuroanaesthesia Fellowship at Cairo University Hospital, Egypt

Applications are invited for a Cardiac Anaesthesia Fellowship or Neuroanaesthesia fellowship training position at Cairo University Hospital, Egypt.

Cairo University is the oldest university in Egypt, it is the largest medical centre in the Middle East. The university hospital includes 6000 beds, 120 operating rooms and 500 ICU beds.

The duration of the fellowship is 6 months. The start date is expected to be 1 November 2016. The cardiac anaesthesia programme head is Professor Aiman Dessouki and the Neuroanaesthesia is the Assistant Professor Safinaz Osman.

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 years 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 Yehia Khater at yhkhater@gmail.com. Professor Hisham Khidre is the deput programme head. 

How to apply:

The closing date for applications is the 15th July 2016. Successful applicants will be notified in the first week of August 2016.

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 send or email the form and documents to Giselle de Castro, Administrative Officer, WFSA: admin@wfsahq.org

If scan/ email facilities are not available, documents can be posted to:
Giselle de Castro, Administrative Officer
World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists
21 Portland Place
London W1B 1PY
United Kingdom

Applications now open: WFSA ICU Fellowship at Assiut University Hospital, Egypt, 2016

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 2016. 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 years 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 the 15th July 2016. Successful applicants will be notified in the first week of August 2016.
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 send or email the form and documents to Giselle de Castro, Administrative Officer, WFSA: admin@wfsahq.org 
 
If scan/ email facilities are not available, documents can be posted to: 
Giselle de Castro, Administrative Officer
World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists
21 Portland Place
London W1B 1PY
United Kingdom
 
 

Applications open: WFSA-CLASA Pain Management Fellowship, Botucatu, 2016

Applications are invited for two WFSA-CLASA fellowship training positions at Universidad Estatal de
Sao Paulo, Botucatu, Brazil. The duration of the fellowship is 2 months.

The fellowship announcement is here and further information on the fellowship can be found here. In order to apply for the fellowship, please complete the fellowship application form and submit completed applications to Giselle de Castro at admin@wfsahq.org. The deadline for submissions is June 10th.

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