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Muraho. Fantastic turnout for a social lunch for World Anesthesia Day yesterday. I think that this day goes unnoticed for most of us in Canada. At CHEO we order in baked good to the coffee room at the slighted provocation but I don’t think that this day has ever prompted a cake. We’re lucky to be able to take anesthesia, and our colleagues, for granted. In Kigali this was both a serious, but a joyful celebration. Anesthesia in Rwanda used to be one of the least popular specialties for post-graduate education, now it’s #1 – with 12 recruits this year, it’s more than any other program at the University of Rwanda. See more celebration of this day across the world by following the #CountMeIn hashtag.
Dr. Dylan Bould’s series about his time in Rwanda continues … https://casief.ca/dylans-story-settling-in/
Dr. Dylan Bould is going to be spending a year in Kigali, Rwanda with Human Resources for Health. The first of a series of posts about his trip and experiences is now on our blog.
Eugene Tuyishime, Department of Anesthesia, University of Rwanda who is completing an elective in Halifax had a fantastic networking and educational experience at CAS 2017. Please click here for complete post.
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2017 CASIEF Gala Dinner
Sunday, June 25th, 2017. 6:30-9:30 PM, Queen Victoria Pl, Niagara Falls: casief-dinner-2017
ANESTHESIA GLOBAL OUTREACH COURSE
Anesthesia is an essential component of every health system. Despite its pivotal role in routine surgical care, it has not been prioritized globally. This is undoubtedly partially due to a global health human resources shortage and disparities in distribution of personnel globally. Beyond this, at the level of many district hospitals in low-income countries, there are simply few resources to institute physician-led anesthetic care models that are commonplace in high resource settings. Given the scope of the surgical burden of disease, attempts to remedy the situation have included equipment donations, trainee exchanges, or even assisting patients to obtain care abroad. Their sustainability and effectiveness remains uncertain.
The Anesthesia for Global Outreach Course is focused on providing anesthesia providers with the skills and knowledge to work both safely and responsibly in the low-resource setting. The target audience for this course is medical professionals planning to deliver anesthesia, peri-operative, and critical care in the low-resource settings. It is designed primarily for anesthesiologists, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and anesthesiologist assistants, however it may also include nursing, pain management, and respiratory care.
Upcoming Course Details:
BETHUNE ROUND TABLE 2017
The Bethune Round Table (BRT) is an annual interdisciplinary scientific meeting hosted at a Canadian academic centre to discuss challenges and solutions to improving surgical care to under-serviced and marginalized populations in low- and middle-income countries. The objective of the BRT is to bring together health professionals from a variety of disciplines including surgeons, anesthesiologists, obstetricians, and nurses to share their research and experiences in the delivery of surgery in low-resource settings.
Upcoming Course Details
Dates: June 1-3, 2017
Host: University of Ottawa
WORLD CONGRESS OF ANAESTHESIOLOGISTS
Upcoming Course Details
Dates: Aug 28-Sept 2, 2016
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre