Global Outreach Course

Anesthesia for Global Outreach is an annual four-day course that focuses on novel techniques and equipment for delivering anesthesia care in underserviced environments – the conditions under which 80% of the world’s anesthesia care is delivered.

The course boasts a cadre of world-renowned experts in global health and anesthesia. By the end of the course, Anesthesia for Global Outreach participants can expect to

  • recognize and demonstrate the knowledge of anesthetic techniques likely to be encountered in low resource settings
  • learn the preparations needed to safely work in austere conditions specific to the practice of anesthesia including intellectual, technical, ethical and attitudinal factors
  • discuss and demonstrate various means of delivering educational programs in resource-poor environments such as the use of simulation to practise clinical and technical skills and care delivery
  • discuss the psychological and ethical adaptations that occur when working in an austere practice environment

Dalhousie hosted a highly successful course in May 2015, welcoming faculty and participants from Canada, US, Australia, New Zealand, Kenya, UK, and Rwanda.

The next Anesthesia for Global Outreach Course will be hosted at the Boston Children’s Hospital from October 26-28, 2018. For more information, please contact or visit