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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 8th All Africa Anaesthesia Congress (AAAC) took place in Rwanda in September 2022. The Africa Regional Section has also supported previous AAACs in Egypt, Nigeria and Morocco. The 9th AAAC will take place in South Africa in 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. 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 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 2022 annual meeting was held in New Orleans, 21-26 October, further information 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.