The Society for Neuroanesthesia of the Philippines (SyNAPS) is a society that is dedicated to the art and science of neuroanesthesia with a goal of providing a venue for learning current perioperative management techniques and exchange of research work in the field of neuroanesthesia in the Philippines. Its establishment in 2010 was spearheaded the by members of the Section of Neuroanesthesia of the University of the Philippines-Philippines General Hospital following the creation of the first formal fellowship program in neuroanesthesia at the same institution in 2006, both under the conceptualization of Dr. Merle de la Cruz-Odi. In the same year of its creation, it was approved as a subspeciality society under the Philippine Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc (PSA). In 2011, SyNAPS was recognized by ASNACC as one of its members.
In its march towards the future, the society has been making active strides towards ensuring continuing education for its members by hosting symposia during the PSA annual conventions. In 2017, the Philippines was chosen to host the 7th Congress of ASNACC in 2021. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the congress was rescheduled to 2023.
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