The Society of Anaesthesiologists of Nepal met March 24-26, 2023, in Kathmandu, Nepal, for their 22nd Annual Conference. Two of our ASA colleagues were invited to deliver keynote addresses. Ashish Sinha, MD, PhD, MBA, MSEd, spoke as the opening keynote speaker on “Anesthesiologists in Developing Nations: Paradigm Shifts.” Ioana Pasca, MD, FCCM, spoke on “Leadership Among Female Anesthesiologists: Common Pitfalls.” Both talks were very well received, with immediate and delayed positive feedback. This was a unique opportunity to establish collaborative projects between anesthesiologists from Nepal, India, the United States, and Europe.

Female anesthesiologists from Nepal looked toward the ASA and the CSA's Committee on Women Anesthesiologists, first established as an Ad Hoc Committee at ASA in 2016 by Past President Daniel Cole, MD, FASA, as a roadmap for the development of the first Women's Anesthesiology Committee in Asia. Dr. Pasca is continuing to support and guide this group by...

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