World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists ®
The event served to highlight how the anaesthetic community is
working together to improve healthcare for under-resourced countries;
from the delivery of the SAFE obstetric course in Uganda, to the
development of a nurse anaesthesia training programme in Liberia. There
were exhibitions from e-SAFE, e-Learning Anaesthesia, Lifebox,
Mothers of Africa and Diamedica as part of the programme. The day also
served to showcase the RCoA’s e-Learning Anaesthesia project, undertaken
with e-Learning for Healthcare, that has grown to over 1,000 sessions
covering 400 hours of learning. HRH The Princess Royal ended the meeting
by thanking all those involved in the highlighted projects for their
enthusiasm and hard work.
About the e-SAFE DVD:
This exciting e-learning project in anaesthesia, is aimed at anaesthetists working in resource-limited situations. This DVD has been developed through a collaboration between the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the AAGBI and the WFSA, and will be distributed free in developing countries. The DVD feautres many practical tutorials about anaesthesia, which can be studied by the user or taught by a teacher in a classroom. Many video clips are included demonstrating safe anaesthesia practice, in particular the management of common emergency situations. The DVD also contains back copies of Update in Anaesthesia, Tutorial of the Week and Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain. The DVD does not require internet access, making it practical for remote locations. It will run on PC and MAC computers and can be copied onto a hard disk.
For more information and to receive copies of the DVD for use in the developing world, visit http://www.rcoa.ac.uk/e-SAFE
Link to WFSA e-Newsletters
Goodbye and Hello May 17, 2013
Ruth Hooper retires At the end of April, the WFSA said a final farewell to Ruth Hooper, who had been the Administrative Coordinator of the WFSA since 2001. She has been replaced by Renée Blij who has been working alongside Ruth, learning the ropes since February this year.
WFSA Baxter Scholars 10th SAARC-AA Congress, Dhaka, Bangladesh
World Anesthesia Day in Nepal 2012 Mar 07, 2013
Impressive celebration of World Anesthesia Day in Nepal
WFSA RESEARCH GRANTS 2013 Feb 04, 2013
This year the WFSA Scientific Committee will continue for the third year a programme of research scholarships. These grants will be provided to young researchers from less affluent countries to help them to travel to a foreign country to study and learn in a research programme. The recipient will have to develop a research project in a Department or a Laboratory of Anaesthesiology for a period of six months to one year, with a final goal of publishing an original paper in an indexed journal. This could form part of an advanced diploma or a PhD thesis.
Dr. Angela Enright receives ASA Nicholas Green Award Dec 03, 2012
Dr. Angela Enright, the immediate Past President of the WFSA, has been honoured by the American Society of Anaesthesiologists with the Nicholas Greene Award for Outstanding Humanitarian Contribution. Dr Enright has also been honoured by the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland who awarded her Honorary Membership of the AAGBI.