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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 16th Asian and Oceanic Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Management Conference & 11th AORA National Conference. The conference has been rescheduled to 2022. Further information and registration details to follow.

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 in May 2022.

Central and South America – CLASA

The 2021 CLASA meeting will be hosted by Bolivia, further details will be posted online at https://clasabolivia2021.com/ 

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 2021 will be held in Munich, Germany on 17-19 December. http://www.esahq.org/

Arab World – Pan Arab

The 13th Pan Arab Congress of Anesthesia, Intensive Care & Pain Management was virtually on Saturday 22 May 2021 in collaboration with the Lebanese Society of Anesthesiologists.


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 13th SAARC-AA Congress will be held tentatively in February or March 2021 in India. For more information visit our SAARC’s events page.


Canada – Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society (CAS)*

Join Canadian anesthesiologists and colleagues from around the world! The CAS Annual Meeting provides an opportunity  The 2020 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 meeting will be held in Quebec City, 11-14 June  2021.

USA – American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)*

The Anesthesiology 2021 annual will be held on in San Diego, CA 8 – 12 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.