The College of Anaesthesiologists, Singapore was formed on 17 August 2004 with Dr Edward Pang as its first elected President.


For the history and formation of the College, please click here.




College Coat of Arms and Motto


The central shield contains two poppy bulbs signifying the use of opiates for pain relief and the anaesthesia bobbin. In the centre of the shield is the Chevron which symbolizes the coming together of all the medical specialties under one roof – the Academy. The shield is surrounded by medicinal plants and at the top of the shield, is the National flag of Singapore. The banner below the shield contains the College motto, “Semper Vigilant” meaning Ever(always) Vigilant.


The Coat of Arms was designed by Dr Chen Fun Gee and the Motto was thought up by Dr George Lim.





College Constitution


The governance and constitution of the College is determined by its Memorandum and Articles of Association and its By-laws. The Council is empowered to make amendments to the By-laws. However, amendments to the Memorandum and Articles of Association must be passed by the House.




The objects for which the Company is established are:

(a) to advance the art and science of anaesthesiology and its subspecialties;
(b) to promote study and research into medical and scientific problems;
(c) to sustain and foster postgraduate education; to conduct higher professional examinations and to award diplomas;
(d) to do all such things as are in furtherance of the above objects or any of them and particularly the following provided that nothing shall be done for commercial reasons or solely for profit.

For the College’s Memorandum and Articles of Association, please click here.