The South Asian Confederation of Anaesthesiologists (SACA) was formed in November
1991 and Dr. (Mrs). V.M.Divekar of ISA was selected as the first SACA President.
SACA meets once in two years in one of the member countries at Bangladesh / Sri
Lanka / Pakistan / India / Nepal / Maldives. In 1999 Chennai (Madras) India, hosted
the fourth SACA meet.
The Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists hosted the First Independent Annual National
Conference at Hyderabad in 1965. Prof. Dr. T. C. Gray and Prof. Dr. R. Macintosh
from UK attended the first conference as special invitees of the Government of India.