Journal of ISSN: 2373-6437JACCOA

Anesthesia & Critical Care: Open Access
Volume 4 Issue 6 - 2016
Presenting the Latin American Initiative for Education in Airway Management
Guiillermo Navarro*1,2 and Quintero Kathleen1,2
1Director del Capítulo de Vía Aérea Difícil de la Confederación Latinoamericana de Sociedades de Anestesia (CLASA), Argentina
2Director del Grupo Entrenamiento en Vía Aérea Latinoamérica (EVALa), Argentina
Received:November 27, 2015 | Published: May 03, 2016
*Corresponding author: Guiillermo Navarro, Argentina, Email:
Citation: Navarro G, Kathleen Q (2016) Presenting the Latin American Initiative for Education in Airway Management. J Anesth Crit Care Open Access 4(6): 00165. DOI:10.15406/jaccoa.2015.04.00165

What is Eva La?

EVA LA is an Airway Management Course, developed by the Airway Management Commission of CLASA

CLASA (Confederación Latinoamericana de Sociedades de Anestesiología) is a group consisting of 21 members anesthesia societies in the Latin American region with a membership of more than 45,000 anesthesiologists. It is a nonprofit organization founded in 1962 to promote continuous medical education, scientific and technological advances in order seek best practices in anesthesia. EVA LA was conceived by the Airway Management Commission of CLASA in 2011, and held its first course in Rosario, Argentina in December 2012

CLASA Membership

  1. Argentina
  2. Bolivia
  3. Brasil
  4. Chile
  5. Colombia
  6. Costa Rica
  7. Cuba
  8. Republica Dominicana
  9. Ecuador
  10. El Salvador
  11. Guatemala
  12. Haiti
  13. Honduras
  14. Mexico
  15. Nicaragua
  16. Panama
  17. Paraguay
  18. Peru
  19. Puerto Rico
  20. Uruguay
  21. Venezuela

The CLASA Commission of Management of the Airway was awarded with the prize “Best Scientific Development” in the CLASA Congress in Paraguay 2013.

EVA LA Professors

  1. Argentina

    Guillermo Navarro

    Ruben Allori

  2. Brasil

    Marcio Pinho

  3. Chile

    Haydee Osses

    Mario Poblete

    Jose Guzman

    Sebastian Monsalves

    Gabriela Rodriguez

    Miguel Vega

  4. Colombia

    Nelson Gonzalez

    Juan Pablo Caicedo

    Juan Carlos Rincon

    Javier Esteban Toro

    Mario Andres Zamudio

  5. Ecuador

    Victor Mena

    Hector Martinez

    Marco Vinueza

  6. Mexico

    Cecilia Sandoval

    Juan Carlos Flores

    Juan Carlos Gutierrez

    Igancio Carlos Hurtado

    Francisco Martinez

  7. Nicaragua

    Alba Maysonet

    Javier Bravo

  8. Panama

    Kathleen Quintero

  9. Paraguay

    Rodrigo Sosa

  10. Uruguay

    Liliana Ciuffreda

  11. Venezuela

    Alfredo Vetencourt

    Xavier Marquez


The EVA LA Group is an academic and educational unit created with the goal of disseminating scientific information, acquired knowledge and evidence based studies as an essential resource in meeting international standards and improving patient care.

The First EVA LA meeting was organized by 12 anesthesiologists within CLASA from different Latam countries in Rosario, Argentina in December 2012 with 120 participants.

The course profile contains a full array of techniques, teaching methodologies and devices, in the form of plenary sessions, roundtable discussions, clinical scenarios and simulation workshops as well as hands on workshops in fiberoptics, videolaringoscopy, supraglottic devices, ultrasound, pediatrics and surgical airway techniques.

EVA LA teachers come from all the member countries of Latin America, as well as invitees from Europe and United States of America. To date EVA LA has trained more than 2000 anesthesiologists in the region.

EVA LA plans to offer 6 courses a year in order to train 1000 anesthesiologists annually.

-*Patience and Perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.*-

John Quincy Adams

Since 2011 The Airway Management Commission have been awarded to Argentina. Dr. Guillermo Navarro is the director of the Airway Management Commission.

Where have the EVA´s been held?

Plenary Sessions

Simulation and Hospital Workshops

Pro Con

Airway Ultrasound

Hands on Workshop

Interactive Sessions

Social Activities

Commercial Areas

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