18th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists (WCA2024)

General Information

About the Congress

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 WCA2024 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.

Congress Language

English is the official language of the Congress. WCA2024 will offer simultaneous interpretation from English to French, Spanish, and Mandarin for sessions scheduled in Hall 406, which will also be available for live streaming.

Captions in English, French, Spanish, and Mandarin will be provided for all on-demand sessions and will be made available within 48 hours of the session taking place live.

Congress Venue

This year’s congress will take place in Singapore.

Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039593

Congress Days at a Glance

Sunday 3 March 2024
08:30 – 17:30 Pre-Congress Workshops
14:00 – 18:00 WFSA General Assembly Session 1 (by invitation only)

Monday 4 March 2024
08:30 – 17:15 Scientific Sessions and Workshops
17:30 – 18:30 Welcome Ceremony
18:30 – 20:00 Welcome Reception

Tuesday 5 March 2024
08:30 – 17:30 Scientific Sessions and Workshops

10:15 – 11:45

 Harold Griffith Lecture 
15:30 – 17:30 WFSA General Assembly Session 2 (by invitation only)
19:30 – 22:00 Congress Dinner

Wednesday 6 March 2024
08:30 – 17:30 Scientific Sessions and Workshops
19:00 – 21:00 Trainee Evening (open to Trainees and Students only)

Thursday 7 March 2024
08:30 – 11:50 Scientific Sessions
12:00 – 12:45 Closing Ceremony

(all timings are in SGT)

Exhibition Hours

Monday 4 March
09:30 – 20:00

Tuesday 5 March
09:30 – 17:00

Wednesday 6 March
09:30 – 17:00

Registration Desk Opening Hours

Sunday 3 March
14:00 – 20:00

Monday 4 March
07:00 – 19:00

Tuesday 5 March
07:30 – 17:30

Wednesday 6 March
07:30 – 17:30

Thursday 7 March
07:30 – 12:30

How to get to Suntec Convention Centre

Travelling from the Airport

Singapore Changi Airport is an award-winning airport and world-class aviation hub that offers visitors a variety of attractions spread across its four terminals and Jewel Changi. You can get to Suntec Singapore from Changi Airport by Taxi / Private Hire, City Shuttle, Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Bus.

Travelling by Taxi

To get to Suntec Singapore via taxi or private hires, alight at the driveway of our Centre in front of The Big Picture on Level 1. When departing Suntec Singapore via taxi, proceed to the taxi stand outside H&M on the West Wing.

Travelling by Bus

Board bus 36 from any terminal and alight Opposite Suntec Convention Centre (02159). It takes around 60 minutes and costs around $2.70 by cash or $1.94 with EZ-Link (transport card). For Terminals 1, 2 and 3: Bus stops are located at the basement bus bays. For Terminal 4: The bus stop is next to Car Park 4B.


Suntec Singapore is located in the heart of the city and well connected to various shopping malls, hotels as well as public transport links. Covered walkways / underground connectors span out from Suntec Singapore

Singapore Airlines Special Offer

Singapore Airlines are delighted to offer the participants of WCA2024 a range of discounts across our network. Promo code: WCA24