Safe anesthesia and perioperative care globally



To collaborate with partners to build capacity for safe, sustainable anesthesia and perioperative care globally through education, knowledge translation, and advocacy

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Safe Anesthesia & Surgery Saves Lives

Five billion people lack access to safe surgical care. Surgical disease kills more people annually than HIV, TB, and malaria combined. Unfortunately, surgical capacity is least where it is needed most. Surgical care in low resource settings is cost effective and an indispensable, indivisible part of basic health care. Our philosophy is to work with anesthesia providers in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) to develop self-sustaining programs appropriate to their own needs. Consultations and collaboration with ministries of health, anesthesia providers, anesthesia societies, and local training institutions are key to building successful partnerships.

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Zero Pain Conference 2020 (November 22, 2019) - January 16-17, Butare Rwanda. More info and signup at Continue Reading
Anesthesiologist needed in Eldoret, Kenya (August 27, 2019) - The University of Alberta Division of Otolaryngology and Office of Global Surgery are seeking the assistance of an Anesthesiologist to join in a surgical partnership with Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) in Eldoret, Kenya. This would involve administering a one-day advanced Airway course, as well as involvement in some of the rest of a… Continue Reading
CASIEF Board – Resident Position (August 4, 2019) - Are you an anesthesia trainee interested in global health? In improving access to safe surgery for the nearly 5 billion people who currently lack access? Is so, consider applying to be a resident member on the Canadian Anesthesiologist’s Society International Education Foundation Board of Trustees! We are now seeking one resident member to join our Board of… Continue Reading
CASIEF workshop at CAS 2019 (June 5, 2019) - How to Get Involved in Global Health 2019 CAS Annual Meeting Location​: Calgary Telus Convention Center Section​: CASIEF Date​: Sunday, June 23, 2019 Time​: 10:00-11:30 Location​: Calgary Telus Convention Center To register: ​Go to ​​, or click ​here. Description: This workshop is intended for people who may not have any global health/overseas practice, or may… Continue Reading

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