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Interview with ESAIC new President-Elect Prof. Wolfgang Buhre

During Euroanaesthesia 2022 held in Milan this year, the Council members voted for the incoming president of the society. Prof. Wolfgang Buhre (Maastricht University Medical Centre, The Netherlands) was voted as President-Elect and will assume his role as from 1 January 2023. We spoke with Prof. Buhre on his interests, his life at ESAIC and the various projects he assumed, his professional life, the challenges that came with the new position and his vision. Perhaps it is of great interest for t...

Thank you from the President of the ESAIC Prof. Edoardo De Robertis and the Scientific Chair Prof. Idit Matot

We would like to extend our most sincere gratitude to all our attendees who were able to join us in Euroanaesthesia 2022. It was a real joy to be able to meet again and, after the last 2 years’ experience, we succeeded to come out stronger as a community. This year’s Euroanaesthesia proved to be an engaging and educational congress. We had over 3,900 attendees, 108 participating societies and industry companies, 150 scientific sessions, 248 presentations and 18 learning tracks conducted by 3...

Media coverage of Euroanaesthesia 2022

There were many different things competing for news during our congress this year, including of course the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, Queen Elizabeth’s 70th Jubilee celebrations in the UK, and the annual meetings of both the American Diabetes Association and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Despite this, Euroanaesthesia was covered in major outlets, with coverage particularly strong in the UK. Below is a summary of the coverage, not all links are included. Coverage of Session: Fati...

Holocaust survivors may have a lower risk of post-operative delirium

Abstract number: 15AP01-04 One in four over-75s having surgery at Tel Aviv hospital was a Holocaust survivor Holocaust survivors had 40% lower odds of postoperative delirium than other patients of the same age Holocaust survivors may be at reduced risk of developing postoperative delirium, Israeli research that was presented at this year’s Euroanaesthesia suggests. The researchers say that the finding, which is preliminary, may be due to Holocaust survivors having greater mental resilience...

The big five in resuscitation

Session 10S1 held on Sunday 5 June, 1100-1200H, Space 3 This session is available OnDemand on the Euroanaesthesia platform Sunday afternoon’s sessions included a lively symposium on resuscitation, in which three experts discussed ‘The big five in resuscitation – what really does improve outcome in 2022’? The first talk provided updates on three of these five topics: lay resuscitation. telephone CPR and recognition of cardiac arrest, and was given by Professor Federico Semeraro, Consultan...

Finally, after 40 years – a diagnosis

Abstract number: 08AP01-07 40-plus years of unexplained finger pain when knitting revealed to be rare, under-fingernail, tumour 30 minute-operation leaves 58-year-old women pain-free and able to enjoy knitting again Doctors from France and Armenia gave details of a 58-year-old woman who suffered unexplained severe finger pain for more than 40 years when knitting, in a case report presented at this year’s Euroanaesthesia. The woman, whose pain was also triggered by cold weather, was revealed...

From ESA to ESAIC passing through a pandemic. Past, present and future of a constantly evolving Society

Session ESAP3 took place on Monday 6 June, 1530-1630H, Amber 3 This session is available OnDemand on the Euroanaesthesia platform One of the last sessions at this year’s Euroanaesthesia reflected on the evolution of the society from before and across the COVID-19 pandemic, including the name change from ESA to ESAIC. It included the perspectives of three presidents – Past-President Prof. Stefan De Hert (Belgium), who gave the ‘past’ talk; Immediate Past-President Prof. Kai Zacharowski (G...

ESAIC Honorary Member – Prof. Wolfgang Buhre

Our fourth Honorary Member this year is Prof Wolfgang Buhre, Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Maastricht; and Chair, Division of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Critical Care (CAKZ), Maastricht University Medical Centre, The Netherlands. Q: Congratulations on your Honorary Membership Wolfgang. It must feel nice to join the long list of distinguished colleagues who have been given this honour? A: Absolutely, it is a really an honour to be part of a group...

Media coverage - Sunday 5 June

On Sunday there were more high profile media articles featuring the congress, including a further two in The Guardian (in print and online), bringing the total for the congress to three in that publication. Coverage of Session: Fatigue and its impact on our performance – Dr Nancy Redfern part of session 16P5 – this session will take place during Monday, 14:00 – 15:00 in Room Amber 3 The Guardian (UK and international) Sleep-deprived medical staff ‘pose same danger on roads as drunk drive...

Friday-night admission of a severely hypoxic patient

Session 09CB1 – took place on Sunday 5 June 1400-1500H in Space 1 This session can be watched on-demand on the Euoranaesthesia platform. This case-based discussion session took place during Sunday Afternoon’s programme and looked at the different courses of action that could be after Friday-night admission of a severely hypoxic patient. Let me try non-invasive ventilation This strategy was discussed by Prof. Andrea Cortegiani, University of Palermo. Department of Anaesthesia Intensive Care...