The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) is a multi-disciplinary, non-profit foundation with a vision that “No one shall be harmed by anesthesia care.” The APSF carries a three-pronged mission to improve the safety of patients during anesthesia care by: (1) identifying safety initiatives and creating recommendations to implement directly and with partner organizations, (2) being a leading voice for anesthesia patient safety worldwide, and (3) supporting and advancing anesthesia patient safety culture, knowledge and learning.
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The European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (ESAIC) resulted from the amalgamation of the former European Society of Anaesthesiologists (ESA), the European Academy of Anaesthesiology (EAA) and the Confederation of European National Societies of Anaesthesiologists (CENSA) and holds the most prominent position in the community of anaesthesiologists in Europe and elsewhere.
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The European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy was founded in 1980 to further regional anaesthesia in Europe. The first congress was held in Edinburgh in 1982 and since that year the society has gone from strength to strength, with a current membership of over 5’600 throughout Europe and beyond.
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Click here to access the SAMBA & IAAS Description written by SAMBA Past President, Girish Joshi, MB, BS, MD, FFARCSI.
The Indian College of Anesthesiologists (ICA) was established in 2008 with the objective of complementing the Indian Society of Anaesthesiology (ISA) in its academic endeavors.
Accordingly, it is expected to function under overall guidance and supervision of ISA (National). Like ISA (National) the ICA too is a national formation in its character. It is envisaged that the ICA & ISA (National) should function together as integral parts of each other, supporting the efforts of each other and move ahead together.
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Our partner membership program with MHAUS provides SAMBA members with a discounted membership rate at $30 a year to join MHAUS. The partner membership does include the same benefits as an active MHAUS member including 30% off of most educational products. MHAUS sends SAMBA members alerts and announcements on malignant hyperthermia that impact ambulatory anesthesia. Click here to read more about our partner membership program with MHAUS.
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SAMBA also has two representatives on the Joint Commission Ambulatory Health Care Professional and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC). Through this role, SAMBA advocates for accreditation standards and policies that support the role of ambulatory anesthesiologists in their practices.
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The Columbian Society of Anesthesia and Resuscitation (SCARE) and SAMBA work together to provide high-quality educational content to members of both organizations. This past year, SAMBA sent a group of members through our International Relations committee to give presentations at SCARE’s national congress in Barranquilla, Columbia. To read more about SAMBA’s involvement with SCARE check out our SAMBA Link article from International Relations Committee Chair Dr. Leopoldo Rodriguez here.
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