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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Fact Sheet on the Proposal to Discuss International Scheduling of Ketamine at the 58th CND

Ketamine Factsheet

Ketamine is an essential medicine used for anaesthesia. It is the only available anaesthetic for essential surgery in most rural areas of developing countries, home to more than 2 billion of the world’s people. Scheduling ketamine will leave these populations with no alternative anaesthesia for essential surgery, and will further deepen the already acute crisis of global surgery.

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs, 58th Session, has been asked to review a proposal to place ketamine in Schedule I of the 1971 Convention (E/CN.7/2015/7 and E/CN.7/2015/81).

Fact Sheet on the Proposal to Discuss International Scheduling of Ketamine at the 58th CND.

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Monday, January 05, 2015

ASA Resident International Anesthesia Scholarship

Resident International Anesthesia Scholarship

The Resident International Anesthesia Scholarship is a competitive Scholarship open to Anesthesia Residents currently in the CA1 or CA2 residents. The one month Scholarships will start as of July 2015-June 2016. Learn more.

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Monday, December 08, 2014

Healing the Children - El Salvador

Healing the Children

One anesthesiologist and two OR nurses with pediatric experience are urgently needed for a medical mission trip to El Salvador organized by Healing the Children Southwest.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Anesthesiologist volunteer to precept a final year resident in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Anesthesiologist volunteer to precept a final year resident in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) is seeking an Anesthesiologist volunteer to precept a final year resident on their volunteer assignment overseas in Vietnam.  The volunteer preceptor will work with the final year resident with preparing lecture presentations and observing/consulting in the OR setting at the Hospital for Traumatology and Orthopaedics in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  Volunteers should be expected to spend from 7:15 am to 3:00 PM at the hospital each workday.

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Monday, June 02, 2014

Cardiac surgery medical mission to southeastern Nigeria

Cardiac Surgery Medical Mission to Southeastern Nigeria

Volunteer opportunity for an anesthesiologist interested in going on a cardiac surgery medical mission to southeastern Nigeria July 26 - August 9, 2014. Airfare, board and lodging expenses are covered. For more information, visit the sponsoring organization Global Eagle Foundation website :

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Anesthesiologist needed in May 2014

Anesthesiologist Needed in Ecuador- May 2014 

Dr. Jane Weaver an American general surgeon has practiced in San Lorenzo Ecuador for the past 11 years. She is looking for a volunteer anesthesiologist in May 2014. Visit for more information.

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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

ASA Members Marcel Durieux, M.D. and Paul De Marco, M.D. head to Rwanda: improving health through education

ASA Members Marcel Durieux, M.D. and Paul De Marco head to Rwanda

Marcel Durieux, M.D., Ph.D., ASA physician anesthesiologist, professor of anesthesia and neurological surgery, department of anesthesiology, University of Virginia School of Medicine and Paul De Marco, anesthesia resident, University of Virginia, will teach neuroanesthesia at the two teaching hospitals of the National University of Rwanda in Kigali, Rwanda as part of ASA’s GHO program for the next month.


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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

ASA members Ana Crawford, M.D., Melanie Gipp, M.D. and Ghristopher Press, M.D. head to Rwanda: improving health through education

ASA Members Set to Volunteer in Kigali

Three members of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA®) and staff at Stanford University School of Medicine depart for Kigali, Rwanda on Friday to take part in a teaching program at the two teaching hospitals of the National University of Rwanda.


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Friday, January 31, 2014

Project Help Haiti

Project Help Haiti

Multispecialty medical mission team traveling to Pierre Peyan, Haiti from April 4-18, 2014 in need of two anesthesiologists. Contact:

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

HELPS International/Cascade Medical Team

HELPS International/Cascade Medical Team March Mission to Guatemala

HELPS International/Cascade Medical Team is looking for 1-2 anesthesia providers for their March 1-12, 2014 mission to Guatemala. If you are interested please contact Robert and Tamra Orlando at or visit for more details.


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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Health Volunteers Overseas - Multiple Locations Needed

Healthcare Volunteers Overseas

Health Volunteers Overseas ("HVO") recruits licensed anesthesiologists and in some cases final year residents to provide teaching and training to anesthesia providers in developing countries. All specialty areas in anesthesia are needed.

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Monday, June 03, 2013

LEAP Missions

LEAP is a non-profit surgical missions organization that sends teams to areas of the world where there are no specialists. Doctors perform complex surgical reconstructions, at no charge, to the patients. LEAP is characterized by its commitment to the long-term.

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Lifebox Volunteer Opportunity

Lifebox Volunteer Opportunity

The GHO Committee is kicking off Lifebox training in Central America with a first trip planned for Nicaragua in November 2013. Ten volunteers are needed for this 5-day training. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the application. Also join us for the Train the Trainers Workshop at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2013 annual meeting this October.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

HELPS International/ SAGE Medical Team

Volunteer Opportunity - HELPS International/ SAGE Medical Team

7/13 - 7/24/2013
For the last ten years, SAGE has taken a team of approximately 85 volunteers into the mountains of rural Guatemala to provide medical care and community development to those in need.

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About ASA: The American Society of Anesthesiologists is an educational, research and scientific association of physicians organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology and improve the care of the patient. Since its founding in 1905, the Society's achievements have made it an important voice in American Medicine and the foremost advocate for all patients who require anesthesia or relief from pain.