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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 will be 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 ARS supported the 5th, 6th and 7th All Africa Anaesthesia Congresses which took place in Egypt, Nigeria and Morocco respectively. The next All Africa Congress will take place in Rwanda, 7-10 September 2022.

Further details are available at http://aaac2022kigali.com/

Central and South America – CLASA

The CLASA Congress usually takes place every 2 years. The next CLASA meeting will be taking place in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, from 14 – 17 October 2022. 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 2022 will be held in Milan from 04-06 June. http://www.esaic.org/

Arab World – Pan Arab

The 13th Pan Arab Congress of Anesthesia, Intensive Care & Pain Management was held virtually on Saturday 22 May 2021 in collaboration with the Lebanese Society of Anesthesiologists. The Pan Aran Congress usually takes place every 2 years.


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 SAARC-AA Congress usually takes place every 2 years. For more information visit our SAARC’s events page.


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 next meeting will be held in Halifax, 24-27 June  2022.

USA – American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)*

The Anesthesiology 2022 annual meeting will be held on in New Orleans, 21-26 October available at http://www.goanesthesiology.com/

*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.