The need for this course has already generated significant interest among professional of several countries around the world. Judging by the enthusiasm and dedication of all international invited members of the Scientific Committee and Advisory Board of the Children of the World Anesthesia Foundation, it is encouraging to realize the timely importance of this non-profit educational organization. Sincere thanks are expressed to all of you for your positive and energetic response.
The Foundation wishes to begin its role of promoting the development of better anesthesia care for infants and children within the next year. The objective is to hold two to three courses every year in different cities and continents. Each course will take into account the official language of the participants, offering either spontaneous translation or dual slide presentations with the country’s official language and English.
The ultimate goal is to bring the course to the participants instead of the participants to the course. Therefore, this approach is to facilitate their participation, reduce significantly or eliminate completely the cost of participation and leave them with proper education material.
Speakers invited to participate in this program will also include members of the Pediatric Anesthesia Community of the country (when available) where the course will be held. This approach will help those interested to improve their skills of communication, teaching ability in the development of pediatric anesthesia. Their presence will help the organization to focus better on the real education needs of our participating colleagues.
The major part of Foundation’s College of Speakers will be from theInternational Pediatric Anesthesia Community. Each of them will be invited to share and exchange their unique expertise in the field ofpediatric anesthesia with the participants.
All educational media, teaching tools and workshop equipments will be provided by the Foundation for each course. The members of the Advisory Committee and their local organizers will ensure the logistic of the promotion, recruitment, and planning of the site where the course will be conducted.
As indicated in the attached program (which will be adapted specifically to the needs of the participants, as indicated by the Advisory Member (s) of each country), a combination of didactic lectures, workshops, simulator training, and hands-on regional anesthesia techniques will be part of this course. The course will be limited to a maximum of 50 participants, allowing each individual to access directly all different modalities of education, permitting speakers to devote time and attention to the participants when individual needs are present and facilitating the organization of the course.A