Anesthesiologists have a long history of volunteering and contributing to overseas humanitarian work, often through surgical service trips that provide direct patient care. ASA (via the Committee on Global Humanitarian Outreach, or GHO) has for years supported these efforts as well as supported overseas teaching programs in the interest of offering ASA members an opportunity to contribute to developing programs in an educational way. (For an incomplete list of volunteer opportunities, review the links on our webpage www.asahq.org/gho/volunteerism/opportunities). In follow-upto the June announcement regarding a new volunteer teaching opportunity for ASA members in Georgetown, Guyana, we’d like to offer an update on our early progress, with enthusiastic partnerships and a hopeful horizon.

Based on a common vision for safe anesthesia and perioperative care globally, ASA’s GHO recently partnered with the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society International Education Foundation (CASIEF) to...

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