Committees  |   June 2016
ASA’s New Global Scholars Program
Author Affiliations
  • Alexander A. Hannenberg, M.D.
    President, ASA Charitable Foundation ASA Committee on Global Humanitarian Outreach
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Critical Care / Neurosurgical Anesthesia / Pediatric Anesthesia / Quality Improvement / Committees
Committees   |   June 2016
ASA’s New Global Scholars Program
ASA Monitor 06 2016, Vol.80, 52-53.
ASA Monitor 06 2016, Vol.80, 52-53.
In low-resource settings, it’s not uncommon for there to be one anesthesiologist for a million people. Professional isolation is felt in access to knowledge and education as well as the pro-fessional network of peers that we take for granted. We have the opportunity to discuss a case with a colleague, email a former teacher, and connect through specialty societies and online discussion platforms. None of this is readily available to our peers in vast regions of the world.
These are some of the issues that ASA’s new Global Scholars Program was designed to address. For the first time, ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2015 hosted three young anesthesiologists at the annual meeting in San Diego and for “observerships” in nearby teaching centers. They were guests of ASA subspecialty societies at the conferences held in San Diego by the Society for Neurosurgical Anesthesia and Critical Care, the Society for Education in Anesthesia or the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, who generously provided complimentary registration. These groups, the ASA Committee on Annual Meeting Oversight and the ASA Charitable Foundation collaborated to introduce this new global health initiative.
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