What's New In  |   April 2016
World Congress of Anaesthesiologists 2016: The Olympics of Anaesthesiology
Author Affiliations
  • Berend Mets, M.B., Ph.D., FRCA
    ASA Committee on Global Humanitarian Outreach Committee Representation to the WFSA
  • David Wilkinson, M.B., Ch.B., FRCA
    World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists
  • Tony Gin, M.D., FRCA, FANZCA, FHKAM
    Scientific Convenor, World Congress of Anaesthesiologists 2016
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What's New In   |   April 2016
World Congress of Anaesthesiologists 2016: The Olympics of Anaesthesiology
ASA Monitor 04 2016, Vol.80, 46-68.
ASA Monitor 04 2016, Vol.80, 46-68.
Sixty-one years ago, representatives from 42 anesthesiology societies gathered in Scheveningen, in the Netherlands, for the first World Congress of Anaesthesiologists (WCA). Twenty-six societies joined initially, with many others – including ASA – joining at the second World Congress in Toronto in 1960. Today, the WFSA is proud to count more than 120 societies as members, covering some 140 countries across the globe.
The 16th WCA will be held in Hong Kong this year from August 28 to September 2. The WCA has been called the “Olympics of Anaesthesiology Congresses.” One reason for this is that national anesthesia societies compete for the privilege of hosting this premier world-class anesthesiology congress.
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