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Update in Anaesthesia

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Update in Anaesthesia is the official education journal of the WFSA. First published in 1992, the aim of this journal is to provide clear, concise and clinically-relevant overview articles for anaesthetists working with limited resources around the world. A particular emphasis has been to provide ongoing learning and support for anaesthetists practising in countries where facilities for clinical practice and educational development are scarce.

The printed version of Update is sent free-of-charge to over 1500 English-speaking anaesthetists and is also translated into Russian, Mandarin, Spanish and French whenever possible. Update has always been available via the internet for free download, both as full editions and as individual articles (see the Virtual Library) and we hope that the availability of this resource will be broadened further with the development of this section of the WFSA website.

The editorial board are committed to producing a first class peer-reviewed journal, and from edition 24,1 Update’s contents has been expanded to include original contributions in the form of brief reports of clinical studies, audits and case reports. ‘From the journals’ aims to keep readers informed of important and relevant publications from other journals, and ‘Cerebral challenge’contains examples of abnormal Xrays, CT scans and ECGs for interpretation by our readers.

We are dependent on the generosity of the WFSA Publications committee budget to fund our work and on the unpaid volunteers who give up their time to help produce the journal. I would be delighted to be contacted by new authors and encourage those who are interested to look at the Guide to contributors (to the right). We hope that you enjoy the journal, and that you accept the challenge of continuing to strive to develop the standards of anaesthesia internationally. This will improve outcomes for our patients and consequently the standing of our profession.


Copyright and re-distribution

WFSA Update in Anaesthesia is published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International

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Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International

This allows you to Share (copy and redistribute) the material in any medium or format. However, you must give appropriate credit, and provide a link to the license.

You may not use the material for commercial purposes. If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material or suggest the licensor endorses you or your use. More information at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

It is the goal of WFSA Update in Anaesthesia to support learning in anaesthesia across the globe.  We encourage you to  link to our articles and share or distribute them via any means providing you respect the terms above.


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Update in Anaesthesia Editorial Board

Associate Editors - Chris Lundgren (South Africa), Victoria Howell (UK)

Editorial Board of Update in Anaesthesia

  • Douglas Bacon (USA)
  • Gustavo Elena (Argentina)
  • Martin Chobli (Benin)
  • Dr Aboudoul-Fataou Ouro-Bang’na Maman (Togo)
  • Dr David Pescod (Australia)
  • Dr Jeanette Thirlwell (Australia)
  • Dr Isabeau Walker (UK)
  • SS Harsoor (India)
  • Kazuyoshi Hirota (Japan)
  • Zhanggang Xue (China)
  • Jing Zhao (China)

Submission of papers to Update in Anaesthesia

Contact Associate Editors

Dr Victoria Howell, updateinanaesthesia@gmail.com; 

Chris Lundgren, chris.lundgren@wits.ac.za 

Download – Guide for Contributors