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); 2012 Buenos Aires (Argentina); 2016, Hong Kong (Hong Kong). Registered in USA as a 501(c)(3) organization: EIN 13-3211128. Also registered as a charity in England and Wales: 1166545.


Improve patient care and access to safe anaesthesia.

Future Events

2022 Seoul, Seoul, Korea Rep, Korea Rep – Quadrennial Asian Australasian Congress

2020 Prague, Prague, Czech Rep, Czech Rep – Quadrennial World Congress

Past Events(3)

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Events/meetings; advocacy/lobbying/activism; training/education; research/documentation. 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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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros C); World Health Organization (WHO) (Official Relations).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 9 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 136 countries
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Subjects *

  • Health Care
    • Anaesthesiology

UN Sustainable Development Goals **



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24. Apr 2019
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