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About our Members

Our members are our strength – with 136 Societies representing over 500,000 anaesthesiologists from over 140 countries. If you are a member of a Member Society, you’re a member of the WFSA.

The WFSA is the foremost global alliance of anaesthesiologists; our societies drive our mission, collaborating nationally, regionally, and by specialty. Members have access to a huge number of benefits, including eligibility to participate in subspecialty training, mentorship programmes, and global scholarships.

Together, we look to unite and empower anaesthesiologists around the world to improve patient care.

Member Societies

Search our member society database and map to find out more about our individual member societies

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Regional Sections

WFSA has 5 regional sections, formed by member societies located in the same geographical region, joining together on a voluntary basis.

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Become a member

By joining WFSA, Member Societies and their members gain various benefits promoting learning and engagement in the anaesthesia community, aiming to promote our specialty and enhance access to educational resources. WFSA is already made up of 136 member societies representing over 140 countries, so why not join our incredible network?

The cost of WFSA Membership? Only $4.10 per member per year!  

Top 3 Member Society highlights:

  • Access to the support of WFSA’s leadership, including that of your corresponding Regional Section.
  • A page dedicated to your society on the Federation website.
  • The right for members to stand for elected office of the Federation.

Top 3 individual highlights:

If you are a member of a Member Society, you are a member of WFSA

  • The right to apply for WFSA Fellowships, Scholarship and for research grants.
  • The right to nominate candidates and be considered for the WFSA Innovation and Service Award.
  • Access and immediate notification of publication of the WFSA’s online educational materials, such as Anaesthesia Tutorial of the Week (ATOTW) and Update in Anaesthesia.

Full list of benefits for WFSA Member Societies and Members

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Are you eligible?

  • Membership in WFSA shall be granted to National or Regional Societies of Anaesthesiologists provided that they have at least five (5) anaesthesiologists within a national society or geographical region. Full membership of WFSA is granted by the Council and applications can be received at any time.
  • Corresponding membership (with no vote at the General Assembly) can also be granted by the Council to a legally constituted group of anaesthesiologists from a country where there are fewer than five anaesthesiologists or to other relevant professional bodies or anaesthesiology-focused organisations which share the values of WFSA , and which promote the interests of WFSA.
  • If you are interested in becoming a member, but your country does not yet have a National Society, you may form one. You will require a Member Society Constitution to do so. A template constitution is available for download and can be adapted according to your needs.

For any queries, please contact our Memberships Manager on memberships@wfsahq.org