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Education & Training

The WFSA aims to enhance patient care worldwide by working collaboratively to create, develop and strengthen anaesthesiology education and training.

WFSA offer fellowships and grants for young anaesthesiologists and deliver training courses to strengthen the global capacity for safe anaesthesia and pain management. We also create quality education materials to support anaesthesia training throughout the world.

Fellowships and Scholarships

Fellowships and Scholarships form a central part of how the WFSA supports improved safety, availability and quality of anaesthesiology around the world and they account for the bulk of the WFSA’s current expenditure.

Training Courses

The WFSA deliver courses and training programmes to strengthen the global capacity for safe anaesthesia and pain management.

Publications

The WFSA create quality education materials to support anaesthesia training throughout the world, as well as support research for safer anaesthesia and pain relief in resource poor settings.

Links to other projects and publications

Kids Save Lives - The WFSA has joined forces with the European Patient Safety Foundation (EuPSF), the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) to highlight one of the major issues affecting all nations - Sudden Cardiac Death. Teaching children CPR would lead to a marked improvement in global health. The Joint Statement has been endorsed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the full text can be accessed here.

European Virtual Anaesthesia - The CEEA (Committee for European Education in Anaesthesiology) is a joint committee of ESA (European Society of Anaesthesiology) and the WFSA. The CEEA organises refresher courses in anaesthesiology which can be accessed here.

Lancet Commission Report - In addition to Essential Pain Management (EPM) courses, the WFSA was also encouraged to see the official launch of the report of The Lancet Commission on Global Access to Palliative Care and Pain Relief in April 2018. The report highlights the importance of palliative care in global health and outlines the need to produce national and global health-systems strategies to expand access to palliative care and pain relief as an integral component of Universal Health Coverage while minimising the risk of diversion and non-medical use.

Our Publications

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Our Publications

WFSA's Tutorial and Update are amongst the most downloaded and widely shared CME publications for anaesthesiologists.

 In a groundbreaking partnership with the International Anaesthesia Research Society (IARS) the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia is now an official journal of the WFSA and includes a Global Health Section.

e-SAFE

e-SAFE is a free online resource that has been developed and funded by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) as an educational tool to support anaesthetists working in resource-limited areas. For more information and free access to these materials please click here.

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