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Regional Congresses

As well as the World Congress of Anaesthesiologists a number of Regional Congresses take place with the support of the Regional Sections of the WFSA. These and the North America region are listed below. Full listings of other meetings and events can be found on the Calendar of Events.

Asia Australasia – AARS

The Asian Australasian Congress of Anaesthesiologists (AACA) has usually been held every four years. AACA 2022 was held in conjunction with the 99th Annual Meeting of The Korean Society of Anesthesiologists (KSA) and the 74th Annual Meeting for The Korean Pain Society (KPS) from 10-13 November, 2022 https://www.aaca2022.org/

Africa – ARS

The 9th All Africa Anesthesia Congress will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, from the 16th to 19th September, 2024.

Central and South America – CLASA

The 2022 CLASA meeting was held in Bolivia in October 2022. The next meeting will be held in 2023 in Rio De Janerio, Brazil. Further details will be posted online at http://www.clasa-anestesia.org/

Europe – ESAIC

Euroanaesthesia is Europe’s largest annual event showcasing the latest news and innovations with medical experts active in the field of anesthesia, perioperative medicine, intensive care, emergency medicine and pain treatment. Euroanaesthesia 2023 will be held in Glasgow from 03-05 June. https://euroanaesthesia.org/2023/

South Asia – SAARC

SAARC stands for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, and is a grouping of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and, most recently, Afghanistan. The 14th SAARC-AA Congress was held in Kerela, India on 12 -14 August 2022. For more information visit https://www.saarcaa2022.com/

Canada – Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society (CAS)*

The CAS Annual Meeting provides an opportunity to be on the cutting edge of anesthesiology research, best practice, and hands-on learning experiences – and to connect with some of the brightest minds in the profession! The 2022 meeting was held in Halifax, 24-27 June.

USA – American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)*

The Anesthesiology 2023 annual meeting will be held 13 October 2023 in San Francisco. https://www.asahq.org/meetings/anesthesiology-annual-meeting

*There is no WFSA Regional Section for ‘North America’, however the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society (CAS) work closely together as a region. Both the ASA and the CAS hold annual meetings.