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Friday, October 23, 2015

Resident International Anesthesia Scholarship Program 2016

Resident International Anesthesia Scholarship Program 2016

The GHO Committee is pleased to announce the application cycle for the 2016-17 scholarship program for U.S. anesthesiology residents to CURE hospitals in Addis Ababa, Etheiopia. Read more


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Friday, October 02, 2015

CHIME Seeks Anesthesiologist for Volunteer Opportunity in Ecuador - May 13-20, 2016

CHIME (Children's Health International Medical Expeditions) provides free surgical services, medical education, equipment and supplies to help children in some of the world's poorest countries and is partnering with Healing The Children of Kentucky for their May expedition to Ecuador. For more information, contact Stephen Salzer, M.D. or visit the CHIME website.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

GHO Announces 2015 Resident Humanitarian Service Award Recipient

GHO Announces 2015 Resident Humanitarian Award Recipient 

Congratulations to Meghan Prin, M.D., at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Campus on receiving the 2015 Resident Humanitarian Award. Read more about the award.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Biomedical Engineering in the Developing World

Biomedical Engineering Capacity Building in the Developing World

The ASA GHO recognizes the importance of biomedical engineering capacity in support of advancing the quality and sophistication of anesthesia care possible in low-resource settings.  GHO has identified several groups working globally to train biomedical engineers and technicians.  These programs will benefit from volunteer biomedical engineering faculty and the donation of test equipment to be used as teaching tools. Learn more

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Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Lifebox Essay Contest

Lifebox Essay Contest

Submissions are due April 15, 2015. Learn more.

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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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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.