A four-day ninth Congress of SAARC Association of Anaesthesiologists (SAARC-AA) on the theme, “Congress: The advances in Anaesthesiology- perception to perfection”, will commence at the Bangalore International Trade Centre here on August 25. Organising Committee co-chairman P.F. Kotur said that during the ninth congress two milestones would be achieved; they are Indian Guidelines on Resuscitation and Bangalore Declaration on patient safety in anaesthesiology in SAARC region. Mr. Kotur said that declaration on patient safety aims at achieving patient safety in anaesthesiology in difficult and complex surgical environment in the region. The SAARC-AA will sign the declaration during the congress. — Staff Reporter