The WFSA is pleased to announce the publication of our Position Statement on Opioids, developed by the WFSA’s Pain Management Committee and approved by the Board.
A delegation from the WFSA attended the 72nd World Health Assembly (WHA) which took place in Geneva from the 20th – 28th May 2019. The WFSA delegation comprised of Dr Jannicke Mellin-Olsen (President), Professor Adrian Gelb (Secretary), Dr Wayne Morriss (Director of Programmes), Dr Mauricio Vasco (Chair, WFSA’s Obstetrics Committee), Julian Gore-Booth (Chief Executive Officer), and Annabel Higgins (Advocacy and Communications Officer). This busy week is the WFSA main advocacy opportunity every year, and an opportunity as a non-State actor in official relations with the WHO to present statements, meet with WHO officials, country representatives and NGOs to promote safe anaesthesia.
Join the WFSA’s World Anaesthesia Day resuscitation campaign, joining with World Restart a Heart
We are asking anaesthesiologists around the world to take part in our World Anaesthesia Day campaign on the 16th of October to showcase the role of anaesthesiologists in resuscitation.
Granting access to quality assessed videos and lectures online is an important part of developing the capacity of anaesthesia providers around the world. To meet this need WFSA have teamed up with the online platform Bristol Final FRCA Crammer, to provide bursaries to anaesthesia providers from low and middle-income countries so that they can access a wealth of online educational tools and resources. The material is based on the Royal College of Anaesthetists FRCA curriculum and features over 30 hours of quality assessed video and lectures.
The Screenless Anaesthesia Monitor (SAM) developed by Dr Paul Barton has been awarded the 2019 WFSA-Fresenius Kabi Anaesthesia Innovation Award. This award identifies and supports the development of innovations that have the potential to transform the field of anaesthesia and improve patient safety worldwide.
The recipeint of the 2018 WFSA-Fresenius Kabi Anaesthesia Innovation Awards is RevoCap: A Revolution in Global Capnography, an innovation presented by Maziar Mohsen Nourian and Dr Michael Lipnick.