International involvement is critical to the ASA. Engagement with other societies from around the world is a most important aspect of our work. We highly value our long-standing membership with the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists, so much so that it hosted the world congress in Sydney in 1996.
ASA is a founding member of the Common Issues Group, which is an international coalition of the Societies of Great Britain and Ireland, the United States, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa. This group meet annually and look to address anaesthetic issues from their parts of the world.
Closer to home the work of the Overseas Development and Education Committee (ODEC) provides a very practical interface with the Asia/Pacific region, where the Society offers support and education within the countries in the region.
ASA is a national body with an international perspective.