Strategies and obstacles to research development in anesthesiology programs: Consensus document in Colombia

  • Jose Andrés Calvache 3rd year Anesthesia Resident, Universidad de Cauca, Master in Clinical Epidemiology, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Luis Enrique Chaparro Specialist in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Clinical/Research Fellow, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada
  • Alexandra Chaves Specialist in Anesthesiology, Master in Clinical Epidemiology, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Martha Beatriz Delgado Specialist in Anesthesiology, Master in Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Anesthesiology, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Nelson Fonseca Specialist in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Critical Medicine and Intensive Care Program, Universidad CES, Medellín, Colombia
  • Félix Ramón Montes Specialist in Anesthesiology and Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesiology, Fundación Cardioinfantil, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Jairo Ricardo Moyano Specialist in Anesthesiology, Pain and Palliative Care, Master in Pharmacoepidemiology, Department of Pain Medicina, Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Jorge Rubio Specialist in Anesthesiology and Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Out-patient Surgery Unit - SURA - Medellín, Department of Anesthesiology, Universidad CES, Medellín, Colombia
Keywords: Anesthesiology, Research, Latin America, Intensive care


Perioperative clinical practice in Latin America is inluenced by research developed and published in developed countries. Fortunately, the increasingly favorable economic conditions for science in the developing countries, in addition to the heightened visibility of our scientific publications has triggered greater interest in improving the quality standards of local research and of the graduate theses generated in the course of graduate studies in anesthe-siology. This document is the result of the active participation and discussion among the speakers attending the "Symposium on Research in Anesthesia: the path to participation in the society of knowledge", organized by the Society of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation of Antioquia (SADEA) and the Colombian Society of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation (SCARE) in 2011. The purpose of the document is to discuss the strategies to adjust, plan and improve the research processes, as well as the creation and dissemination of knowledge generated in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Intensive Care in Colombia and other developing countries. Recommendations have been included for graduate programs, health care providers and the societies of anesthesiology.


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Calvache JA, Chaparro LE, Chaves A, Delgado MB, Fonseca N, Montes FR, Moyano JR, Rubio J. Strategies and obstacles to research development in anesthesiology programs: Consensus document in Colombia. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2012Oct.1 [cited 2021Dec.5];40(4):256–261. Available from:


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Calvache JA, Chaparro LE, Chaves A, Delgado MB, Fonseca N, Montes FR, Moyano JR, Rubio J. Strategies and obstacles to research development in anesthesiology programs: Consensus document in Colombia. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2012Oct.1 [cited 2021Dec.5];40(4):256–261. Available from:
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