Anaesthesiology in the world

Anaesthesia in a modern, global context

Anaesthesia in a modern, global context

Julian Gore-Booth, WFSA Chief Executive Office
ceo@wfsahq.org

Note from Jannicke Mellin-Olsen, ESA Secretary. The WFSA is dedicated to improving patient care around the world, representing hundreds of thousands of anaesthesiologists in over 150 countries, including in Europe. The ESA is a Regional Section of the WFSA, meaning that ESA represents the combined European voice to the anaesthesiology world globally. ESA members are active on many levels in the WFSA. As WFSA is the only anaesthesiology partner to the World Health Organization, it means that ESA also has a voice into WHO via the WFSA.

China Embraces the OLA

China Embraces the OLA

Dr. Sue Hill, MA, PhD, FRCA
Chairperson, ESA Examinations Committee

2016 is an important landmark year in European Examinations and Assessments. For the first time we translated the OLA into a non-European language: Chinese. This development complements the increasing co-operation between the Chinese Society of Anesthesiologists and ESA. Within mainland China seven centres opened for the OLA including two in Beijing, two in Shanghai, and the rest in other provinces including Chengdu.

Honorary Member : Jennifer M Hunter

Honorary Member : Jennifer M Hunter

Jennifer M. Hunter
Emeritus Professor of Anaesthesia, University of Liverpool, England
banavie@btinternet.com

I was honoured and thrilled to be awarded an Honorary Life Fellowship of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) at the Euroanaesthesia Congress in London in May 2016.

A History of Anaesthesiology – Flash 12

A History of Anaesthesiology – Flash 12

George Litarczek
geo221925@gmail.com

This is the last in the series and I intend to end it by presenting the evolution of the administrative, social, and academic life of physicians professing anaesthesia as a domain of modern medicine.

We will start by looking around to see who in fact was administering anaesthesia in the operating theatres after 1846 (the so called

Nine African Societies of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Sign the Helsinki Declaration

Nine African Societies of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Sign the Helsinki Declaration

Walid Habre | ESA Board Member
walid.habre@esahq.org

The dawn of 2016 celebrated another great step towards harmonising practices in healthcare globally. During the opening ceremony of the 29th congress of the Moroccan Society of Anaesthesia and Intensive care (SMAR) in Marrakech in January 2016, nine African societies signed and committed to implementing the Helsinki Declaration on Patient Safety in Anaesthesiology. The initiative and encouragement came from the

World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists Celebrates 60 Years

World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists Celebrates 60 Years

Niki O’Brien | Communications Officer, WFSA
comms@wfsahq.org

In 1955 the first World Congress of Anaesthesiologists was held at Scheveningen in the Netherlands and at the end of the Congress the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) was formed, with 26 Societies were represented and a further 16 observing.

Why did these anaesthesiologists first come

The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) Campaign for Ketamine

The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) Campaign for Ketamine

Under the logo “ketamine is medicine” the WFSA started at the end of last year a campaign for preventing the inclusion of this drug in the list of so called psychotropic substances. Here are some excerpts from the WFSA toolkit addressed to all anesthesiologists over the world.

The UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) discussed the issue in December 2015 and will decide in March 2016 whether or not to