Conferences & Meetings

Upcoming events:

Global anaesthesia, surgery and obstetric collaborative (GASOC) webinar – 6th May 2021

GASOC in association with the Association of Anaesthetist are hosting a webinar ‘Global anaesthesia and ethics’ from 7pm – 9pm on Thursday 6th May 2021. Further details can be found on the GASOC website
Book now for free here on the Association of Anaesthetists website


WAS Autumn 2021 Seminar – TBC 

After careful consideration of the ongoing pandemic, the 2021 Spring Seminar was held fully online (see below for programme details). Further details of the WAS Autumn 2021 seminar will be advertised in due course – watch this space!


WAS at recent global anaesthesia events 

WAS secretary Dr Tamara Banerjee spoke at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) Friends of MSF screening of ‘Restoring Dignity’. This is a documentary made in collaboration with MSF about the journey of noma Survivors and MSF project in Sokoto, Nigeria

WAS President Tom Bashford delivered the keynote speech at the THET conference on 26th September 2019. The focus of the conference was on Responsibility, Collaboration, Innovation and Equity. Read his blog post “Partnership, Collaboration & Working Towards Shared Goals” here

Our WAS seminar on 30th April 2019 was a great day with an interesting & inspiring line-up of speakers. Thanks to all those who joined us and to those who couldn’t make it, we hope to see you next time! You can view some of the presentations here.

WAS President Tom Bashford presented at Global Anaesthesia: Engaging the Collective on 22nd March 2019, on  a systems approach to the provision of health care.

WAS attended the SAFE-T Summit on 5th April 2019 focused on Global Equity & Teamwork.


Previous WAS Seminars

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