DWA South West
Diamedica generously supports DWA Southwest

Welcome to Developing World Anaesthesia

Welcome to the Developing World Anaesthesia web-site. Here you should find all the information you need about upcoming anaesthetic courses, including booking forms, course details and our contact details. If there is anything you wish to talk to us about, then please drop us a line at dwacourse@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

“Brilliant opportunity to gather some information regarding developing world anaesthesia and network.” – Delegate 2019


Unfortunately due to Covid-19 the DWA 2020 face-to-face courses are postponed:

23rd March 2020, RCoA, London – postponed
5th October 2020, Manchester – postponed

Our tentative upcoming dates are:

Monday 15th March 2021 at the RCoA in London
Monday 27th September 2021 in Manchester
Booking for both courses will be via the RCoA. Please email rskilbeck@rcoa.ac.uk to be placed on the mailing list.

In order to be able to fill the gap while we cannot hold a face-to-face course, there will be a virtual course on Thursday 26th November 2020. You can book here: https://www.rcoa.ac.uk/events/developing-world-anaesthesia


Anaesthetic training for use in the developing world, courses in Bristol and London

A course on Developing World Anaesthesia has been running for a long time in Bristol (formerly known as the Frenchay course). The current course has been running in a one-day format since 2011. In 2015, the course also ran at the RCoA in London due to unmet demand for the course in Bristol.

From 2017 onwards, we are running twice yearly courses at the RCoA in London as feedback from faculty and delegates has been very positive for this venue.

Accordingly, our email address and website domain have changed but everything is on redirect so do not panic if you send emails to the southwest gmail account, it will still reach us.

Recently, interest in working as an anaesthetist in the developing world has increased, perhaps due to the inclusion of this type of work in the current Royal College of Anaesthetists Curriculum for a CCT in Anaesthesia (2010). Working in a developing country can now be easily counted towards your training in the UK. We hope that for those planning to take on the challenge of working in the developing world, that this course will provide a useful and stimulating addition to your preparation. The course is suitable for all grades of anaesthetist from junior trainee to consultant.

The course is generously supported by Diamedica, a South West UK based company producing anaesthetic equipment that is used widely in resource poor settings throughout the world, www.diamedica.co.uk.

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