Global anaesthesia: towards health equity

Our event will run online, will lecture-based discussion on the delivery and provision of anaesthesia across the world.

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Key details

Date: 16 March 2021 | 09:30 - 17:00

Location: Online, Zoom

Availability: Places available

Clinical content lead(s): TBC

CPD credits: TBC


We are pleased to announce a 25% discount off of the full course price - just enter GLOBAL25 at the checkout (see pricing tab for more details).

Now more than ever, it is clear that the worldwide anaesthesia community must come together as we face one of the biggest public health challenges of our lifetime. Attendees will obtain a greater understanding of the struggles faced by the multidisciplinary medical teams across the world - particularly in low and middle income countries. We will explore how the anaesthetic community as a collective can help to overcome these issues. 

This event will run online, with lecture-based discussion on the delivery and provision of anaesthesia across the world. Hear from world-class speakers on current challenges, new initiatives and how we can move towards health equity.

The finalised programme for this course will be confirmed soon - please find a list of confirmed speakers in the 'programme' tab.

The event will explore key topics from a variety of disciplines to highlight and explore how to address health inequalities in a variety of different contexts.  Attendees will come away with a greater understanding of the challenges and ways forward in addressing health inequality in different settings.  Topics will include:

•    Improving access to healthcare for marginalised communities 
•    Social Determinants of Health
•    The connectedness of “Global” Health 

We are keen for our Global Anesthesia event to be as inclusive as possible, and would therefore like to invite Doctors residing in Low and Middle Income Countries (according to World Bank definitions) to attend the event free of charge. If you are interested in attending then please email confirming your full name and postal address.

Once registered for this course, you will have access to all of the recorded material for up to a month after the live event and you will also still receive your expected CPD points.

The day before this event, the College will hold our Developing World Anaesthesia course, which you may also be interested in. For more information please visit the webpage.

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Please find an initial programme below - this will be finalised soon:

  • Dr Michelle White - The role of religion and ethnic background and health access
  • Dr Darmuid O’Donovan, Queen Mary’s Belfast  – Developing Global Health Skills
  • Professor Adrian Gelb, President of the WFSA – topic TBC 
  • Fikerte, Non Physician Anaesthetist, Ethiopia – How non-physician anaesthetists reduce health inequity in Ethiopia 
  • Dr Wangui Thanga, Kenya (former MTI doctor) – topic TBC
  • Dr Carolina Haylock-Loor, Honduras - Gender Equity for Health Equity in LA


We are pleased to announce a 25% discount off of the full course price - just enter GLOBAL25 at the checkout!

Consultant/Senior Fellows - £90 (£67.50 discounted)

Trainee/Foundation Doctor/Nurse etc - £70 (£52.50 discounted)



Dr Michelle White
Paediatric Cardiac Anaesthetist

Dr White is a Paediatric Cardiac Anaesthetist at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London.  From 2012-2017 Dr White worked for an international Christian charity Mercy Ships in various Muslim and Christian countries in sub-Saharan African. As the Mercy Ships Deputy Chief Medical Officer she worked with Ministries of Health, Hospital Directors and local healthcare workers to improve the access and quality of surgical and anaesthesia care. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers with over half focusing on the global inequity of surgical and anaesthesia care worldwide.

Dr Carolina Haylock Loor
WFSA Director of Programs

Dr Carolina Haylock Loor graduated as a medical doctor in Honduras before, completing postgraduate training in Spain and working as an anaesthesiologist, intensivist and interventional pain physician at San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Between 2008 and 2015, Carolina was elected President of the Honduran Anesthesia Society.

Carolina has represented the Latin American region as a council member for the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists and elected as a co-opted member of the board. She is currently elected as Director of Programs, which forms part of the Board of the WFSA.

She is Chair of the WFSA Gender Balance Ad hoc committee. Carolina is particularly passionate about education and has taught trainees on the Honduran Anesthesiology Residency Program in Pain Management as well as promoted WFSA courses in the Latin American region including EPM (Essential Pain Management), SAFE Obstetric, SAFE Paediatric and PTC (Primary Trauma Care). During this pandemic she has been working as a Clinical Training Consultant for the Mechanical Ventilation and Oxygen Echosystem Project.