What's New In  |   March 2014
World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA): Renewed Vows for Our Global Efforts
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What's New In   |   March 2014
World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA): Renewed Vows for Our Global Efforts
ASA Monitor 03 2014, Vol.78, 46-47.
ASA Monitor 03 2014, Vol.78, 46-47.
This piece should perhaps come under the title “What’s New in Your WFSA.” And after the warm welcome that I and other WFSA officers received in San Francisco at ASA’s annual meeting, it is more than apparent that this is a shared endeavor. For more than 50 years, ASA has been a valued contributor to our World Federation, not just through the annual fees that it pays to support our work (around $2.50 per year for each ASA registered member) but through the active contribution of individual anesthesiologists such as Mark Lema M.D., Ph.D., Berend Mets, M.B.,Ch.B., Vinod Malhotra, M.D., Adrian Gelb, M.B.,B.Ch., Charles Otto, M.D., Quentin Fisher, M.D., Roger Moore, M.D., Steve Howard, M.D., Robert Peterfreund, M.D., Ph.D., Douglas Bacon, M.D., M.A., Krystof Kuczkowski, M.D., Mark Newton, M.D., Constantine Sarantopoulos, M.D., Ph.D. and others. Volunteering is in the DNA of the WFSA; if we were to give it a monetary value, it would contribute at least $2 million each year to supporting our mission “to unite anaesthesiologists around the world for the betterment of patient care,” and yet the value to those (often less-well-resourced) anesthesiologists and their patients is, of course, without monetary equivalent and is what makes your $2.50 such a sound investment.
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