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Newsletter January 2024: The Japanese surgeon who performed general anaesthesia decades before Morton

The prevailing view regarding the discovery of modern anaesthesia primarily focuses on the groundbreaking ether anaesthesia performed by William T.G. Morton (1819-1868) on October 16, 1846, in Boston. In honour of this event, the lecture hall at the Massachusetts General Hospital is also called the “Ether Dome,” where Morton’s memorable demonstration took place, turning it into something of a pilgrimage site for those interested in the history of medicine. However, the acclaim for...

Newsletter January 2024: Think Global, Act Local - ESAIC leading the world in Sustainable Health Care

The world is on the brink of a climate catastrophe, with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report stating that we have less than 10 years to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions to avoid global warming beyond 1.5C. Everyone across all sectors has a role to play in avoiding this disaster, and the healthcare sector is no different.   Anaesthesia and theatres are major contributors to greenhouse gases and global warming through the use of volatiles and other drug...

Newsletter January 2024: Advancing Sustainability in Perioperative Practice - a milestone publication by ESAIC

Climate change has emerged as one of the defining challenges of our time, impacting every facet of our lives. It is imperative that every sector, including healthcare, contributes to reducing its carbon footprint. A recent study revealed that clinical practice accounts for a significant 4.7% of European greenhouse gas emissions, with the European Union ranking as the third largest contributor to global healthcare industry emissions. Recognising the urgency of this issue, the ESAIC took a signifi...

Newsletter January 2024: ESAIC and BJA Join forces to shape guidelines for Neonatal Airway Management

Interview with Prof. Nicola Disma on addressing challenges and enhancing care for neonates and infants Could you share insights into the key motivations behind the ESAIC and BJA joining forces to develop these guidelines?  Over the past few years, we have conducted two Clinical Trial Networks named APRICOT and NECTARINE, both funded by the ESAIC. The main results from NECTARINE were published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia (BJA). Since the publication of NECTARINE’s main results, i...

Newsletter January 2024: Elevating Excellence - Overview of the ESAIC Education Calendar 2024

Education lies at the heart of ESAIC. As we welcome the year 2024, ESAIC continues its commitment to providing top-notch education opportunities for professionals in the field. This article explores the diverse range of education activities scheduled for ESAIC 2024 and why these activities are the core of our mission.   Education Calendar 2024  ESAIC 2024 education activities are strategically designed to elevate healthcare professionals practising anaesthesia and intensive care knowledge and...

Newsletter January 2024: Euroanaesthesia 2024 - Pioneering progress in anaesthesiology and intensive care medicine

Munich, Germany – The Euroanaesthesia Congress is a highly anticipated event for anaesthesiologists and intensivists around the globe. The 2024 edition (#EA24) is set to take place in the bustling city of Munich, Germany, from May 25 to May 27, 2024. This conference has established itself as a major gathering for the medical community, and this year’s edition promises to elevate that status even further.  EA24 boasts a diverse programme meticulously compiled and developed by an internat...

Newsletter January 2024: Ways the ESAIC Education & Training Committee aims to foster innovation and inclusivity

Congratulations on your chairpersonship, Prof. Berger-Estilita, and as you begin this new venture in 2024, we would like to ask you first about your experience as a medical doctor. Can you share your personal journey in the field of anaesthesiology and your connection with the ESAIC? What drives your passion for professional education, and how does this align with your new role chairing the Education committee at ESAIC?  Thank you for your congratulations on my appointment as the Education an...

Newsletter January 2024: How the ESAIC Exams Committee is shaping the future of anaesthesia and intensive care

Prof. Klimek, let us begin by extending our congratulations on your new chairpersonship. As you start this fresh chapter in 2024, we would like to discover more about your background in the field of medicine. Could you please tell us something about your personal path in the field of anaesthesiology and your journey at the ESAIC? What specific experiences influenced your decision to lead the Exams Committee, and how does this align with your passion for maintaining high standards in professional...

Newsletter January 2024: Transition in the leadership of ESAIC’s Scientific Committee is marked by collaboration and continuity

In a time of rapid change in medicine, clinicians working in the fields of anaesthesiology and intensive care are facing a series of challenges and promises heralded by technological and therapeutic advances. ESAIC’s Scientific Committee members have the lofty task of tracing roadmaps for a new healthcare landscape, one defined by the intersection between clinical experience and the role of new technologies. As of January 2024, these experts recruited from across Europe are working to adva...

Newsletter January 2024: Empowering Excellence - Prof. Wolfgang Buhre’s ESAIC President Message for 2024

Dear readers,  In the “Note from the ESAIC President” section, we are publishing a few words from Prof. Wolfgang Buhre, the new President of ESAIC. His appointment marks a pivotal moment as we embark on a transformative journey in 2024.   With deep gratitude for the trust and support of fellow council and board members, Prof. Buhre is dedicated to leading ESAIC towards even greater excellence in perioperative and intensive care medicine. ESAIC’s reputation is grounded in sc...