The scholarship programme provides vital opportunities for young anaesthesiologists from low-resource countries to attend international congresses in order to improve their knowledge and skills as well as to build up their professional networks. WFSA Scholarships also provide an opportunity to present research with over 70% of scholars presenting a poster or an abstract at the congress they attended. The learning gained and networks created during these events prove invaluable to these future leaders in anaesthesia.
Since 2008, over 250 scholars from 75 countries have been supported to attend 30 congresses.
Over 500 scholarships were made available for the 17th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists. WFSA’s support for these scholarships was aided by generous donations by partner organisations and individuals.