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Anaesthesiology Matters
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Reflections on a successful WCA 2016 
The WFSA and the SAHK were proud to co-host the 16th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists (WCA) in Hong Kong last month. The incredible event took place over five days with over six thousand delegates from 134 countries coming together. We would like to say a big thank you to the SAHK and to all who attended!
Join us in promoting Safe Anaesthesia For Everybody – Today “SAFE-T” on World Anaesthesia Day
16th & 17th October 2016
On 16th October 2016 World Anaesthesia Day will bring anaesthesiologists together to raise awareness about the importance of anaesthesia as an essential component of safe surgery and the need to advance access to safe and affordable anaesthesia worldwide.

This year the WFSA is asking all of our members and supporters to get involved in the SAFE-T campaign and promote the importance of safe anaesthesia in improving patient care.

Next week we will be sending out an exciting #WorldAnaesthesiaDay Toolkit to our newsletter subscribers and hope that you will get involved as well as pass this Toolkit onto friends and colleagues around the world.
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WFSA Fellowships & Scholarships Currently Open for Application
Applications for a number of training Fellowships in different specialities and in different regions are currently open. Applications for Scholarships to attend Regional Congresses in Dubai (Pan Arab) and Cameroon (SARANF) are also currently open. 
Finally, applications for the 2017 Postgraduate Diploma of Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia Scholarship in Dubai, UAE is open and more information can be found here.
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WFSA receives grant from Laerdal Foundation
$430,000 grant for mothers and babies
The WFSA is extremely pleased to announce the award of $430,000 USD from the Laerdal Foundation.

This amount will be used to fund the ‘Better Births, Safer Births, SAFE Anaesthesia’ initiative in Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and Nepal to train non-physician anaesthetists lifesaving interventions through the SAFE (Safer Anaesthesia From Education) Obstetrics course.

To read more about the grant please click here.
 
Interesting anaesthesia articles
Published August - October 2016
Low-Cost Simulation to Teach Anesthetists’ Non-Technical Skills in Rwanda (A&A)

Ketamine's Split Personality: Risky Club Drug, Effective Anesthetic (NPR)

The secret life of an anaesthetist: if surgeons are the blood, we are the brains (The Guardian)

The critical condition of anaesthesia provision in low-income and middle-income countries (The Lancet)

A Primer on Population Health Management and Its Perioperative Application (A&A) - FREE!
Building on the early success of Fund a Fellow
Expanding our Fellowship programme
We would like to thank everyone who has donated to Fund a Fellow so far. The campaign has been very successful, already raising more than $10,000 of our $100,000 target!

The goal of Fund a Fellow is to expand the WFSA Global Fellowships and seeks to raise sufficient money to train 500 Fellows and reach 1 million patients by 2020.

If you would like to support a Fellow please click here.
ANESTHESIOLOGY 2016 in Chicago this month
22nd -26th October 2016



Join the American Society of Anaesthesiologists in Chicago — the "Windy City" — October 22-26 for the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2016 annual meeting.

For more information and to register please click here.
 
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The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists unites anaesthesiologists around the world to improve patient care & access to safe anaesthesia. We deliver our mission through programmes that tackle the key barriers to safe and timely access to safe anaesthesia care.

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