Welcome, my dear colleagues, to our newly revived PSA website!
Inspired by our society’s mission “to promote and maintain a community of responsible anesthesiologists who can practice safe and quality anesthesia care in the pursuit of serving the interests of its members, their patients and the nation,” we have acquired the services of Word Scientific Communications International, Inc. (WORD/MDpie) to restructure and maintain our website.
Our main focus will be anesthesia education and the provision of informative e-learning pursuits that are useful for review and updates, all to improve the practice of our profession.
For starters, you will find that our new website will provide easy access to resources and activities for our trainees and members in good standing. Aside from providing a calendar of activities – both local and international – that are relevant to our practice, the website will highlight videos of our very own clinical case conferences and also convention lectures for those who may have missed some topics due to simultaneous sessions during our actual conventions.
Our own Philippine Journal of Anesthesiology and the Asean Journal of Anesthesiology will be available online in our Publication page. The journals we have subscribed to, namely, the British Journal of Anaesthesia, European Journal of Anesthesiology, and the Anesthesiology Clinics of North America, may be accessed through our Members page as these journals require login credentials.
Knowing that the thrust of our society is to reach out across borders, the BASIC (Basic Anesthesia Seen In the Clinic) Modules will now be done online and will be made accessible to all trainees as one of the domains of the Distance Education Program in Anesthesiology (DEPA).
Future plans for our website include
- a locum tenens field (career opportunities for our graduates willing to practice in areas where a need for our specialty exists);
- the Quintin J. Gomez virtual library, which will highlight the beginnings of our specialty and our society through online pictures and memorabilia;
- an Anesthesia forum where members can share insights and ask opinions about anesthetic dilemmas;
- links to all our subspecialty and affiliate societies (SOAP, PhilSCA, PSPA, SyNAPS, and the PSP) websites, which will be hosted on our main server;
- online surveys to get the members’ opinions about anesthesia practice guidelines so that we may localize these guidelines to match our place of practice; and
- our distance education program, which will include the BASIC Modules, the Review Modules, Advanced Subspecialty Modules and Research Methodology Modules.
We hope that our new website will make learning more interactive, more enjoyable, and more home grown. Your suggestions to improve our website, including any additional elements you may want us to include, are welcome.
Ma. Concepcion L. Cruz