The World Anaesthesia Society (WAS) is a Specialist Society of the AAGBI with an international membership of over three hundred. The aims of the society are to support the education of anaesthetists in developing countries through provision of high quality educational resources, to assist and advise those thinking of working in developing countries through our network of experienced anaesthetists and to host educational seminars to inform, advise and promote best practice in anaesthesia in developing countries.

WAS News

WAS now has a Twitter account




World Anaesthesia Newsletter

Published twice-yearly, WAN is the newsletter of the WAS sent free to members. It features reports of educational courses, experiences of anaesthetists in the developing world, profiles, book reviews and letters.
April 2016 Edition »
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Major Activities of the WAS

KSLP Fellow.

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Developing World Anaesthesia Course

April 10th 2017, Bristol 

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WAS Educational Resources

Book donation schemeTargeting those with little or no access to text books or journals, the WAS has been key to development of two major educational publications – Update in Anaesthesia and Anaesthesia Tutorial of the Week. Both of these have been so successful that they have been taken on by the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists. Read more »