18th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists (WCA2024)


WCA History

With over 67 years in the making, The World Congress of Anaesthesiologists (WCA) has been established as the premier international congress in anaesthesiology and critical care.  

The WCA is organised on behalf of the World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists (WFSA). Held bi-annually since 1955, WCA has been recognised for its contribution and impact to the global anaesthesiology community.

With representation from more than 130 countries, the WCA is the only international congress that offers a comprehensive programme that addresses anaesthesiology globally. Additionally, WCA provides training and education opportunities that drive conversations, deepen collaboration and accelerate the promotion of science, networking, and knowledge share across the spectrum of anaesthesiology. 

The WCA 2024 is the 18th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists, taking place in Singapore from 3 – 7 March 2024. The WCA2024 Congress will be the first WCA Congress to be held in person since 2016, and we look forward to the warmth of personal exchange with new and familiar members.

About the WFSA

The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists is a unique, global network of National Societies that brings together qualified practitioners of this specialised area of medicine.

As an essential element of any safe and pain free surgical intervention anaesthesiology is a major contributor to positive health outcomes. The WFSA works to make safe anaesthesia universally accessible and to improve patient care around the world.

About the SSA

The Singapore Society of Anaesthesiologists (SSA) is a professional society which is open to every registered medical practitioner engaged in the practice of anaesthesia. We welcome all anaesthesia specialists, trainees, residents, fellows, and medical officers to join us. Other medical and allied professionals, including medical students, can also join the SSA as Associate Members. 

The SSA organizes and sanctions educational events that promote learning and interaction for its members.