World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA)

Fédération mondiale des sociétés d'anesthésiologistes
Federación Mundial de Sociedades de Anestesiólogos
Weltverband der Anaesthesisten-Gesellschaften

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9 Sep 1955, Scheveningen (Netherlands). Revised Statutes and Bylaws adopted: Sep 1968, London (UK); Jan 1984, Manila (Philippines); May 1988, Washington DC (USA); 2004, Paris (France); 2008, Cape Town (South Africa).


Make the highest standards of anaesthesia, pain treatment, trauma management and and resuscitation available to all people worldwide and disseminate these amongst them; assist and encourage formation of national societies of anaesthesiologists; promote education and dissemination of scientific information; encourage research into all aspects of anaesthesiology and the establishment of safety measures, including standardization of equipment.

Future Events

2024 Singapore, Singapore – Quadrennial World Congress

2022 Seoul, Korea Rep – Quadrennial Asian Australasian Congress

2020 Prague, Czech Rep – Quadrennial World Congress

2018 Beijing, China – Quadrennial Asian Australasian Congress

Past Events(70)

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Organizes World Congress of Anaesthesiologists (every 4 years); sponsors congresses held by Regional Sections (normally every 4 years, in the intervening 2 years); encourages meetings of special groups and makes provision for them to meet at these congresses as appropriate; recommends desirable standards for the training of anaesthesiologists; provides information on opportunities for postgraduate training and research; advises national and international organizations on request. Special Committees (4): Obstetrics; Paediatric Anaesthesia; Pain Relief; Resuscitation, Trauma and Intensive Care Medicine. Instrumental in setting up: African Federation for the Study of Pain (AFSP); Asian and Oceanic Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine (AOSRA-PM); Society of Anaesthesiologists of East Africa (SAEA).


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Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with 8 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 132 countries
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