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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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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.