Anesthesia for Global Outreach

May 16-19, 2013, Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA — (March 12, 2013) 

Anesthesia for Global Outreach
May 16-19, 2013
Seattle, WA

Supported by an experienced international faculty from Australia, Canada, Uganda, UK, and the USA, we would like to announce the Sixth Annual Anesthesia for Global Outreach Course, 2013.  The program will teach skills necessary to practice anesthesia in austere environments, and is run in collaboration with other worldwide outreach anesthesia courses. It is the only course of its kind in North America, and will be hosted by the University of Washington in Seattle.

The Anesthesia for Global Outreach Course is designed to assist volunteers travelling to developing countries or austere environments for service or capacity development in anesthesia and critical care. It is intended primarily for anesthesia care providers, but is also relevant for all involved in peri-operative medicine and critical care. Course participants will have the opportunity to consider intellectual, technical, psychological, and ethical aspects of outreach anesthesia work in conditions that they are unlikely to have encountered in their training or daily practice.

This four-day course includes personal insights from faculty experienced in these environments, as well as current topics in global health related issues. Practical sessions include equipment use and maintenance, hands on simulation, and use of unfamiliar anesthesia technologies. Participants will have ample opportunities to engage with expert instructors who are experienced in working in a broad variety of contexts. Participants will also attend sessions on tropical disease, cross-cultural adaptation, and travel preparation.  In addition the program will enable anesthesia providers to better transfer their knowledge and build capacity when undertaking global missions.

Please contact the course administrator Megan Chipp or the course directors Tony Roche, Gerald Dubowitz, or Faye Evans at to learn more about the course.


Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an educational, research and scientific society with more than 52,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA is committed to ensuring physician anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of patients before, during and after surgery to provide the highest quality and safest care every patient deserves.

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American Society of Anesthesiologists

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.