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Newsletter January 2021: Editorial - The work volume-outcome relationship. Any place for us?

Gabriel M. Gurman, MD Editor in Chief gurman@bgu.ac.il   I am aware of the fact that the discussion on this topic could open Pandora’s box and create a lot of disputes. But one cannot be afraid of sensitive, controversial, subjects. Our newsletter has always been eager to host different opinions and discuss problematic topics. What is it about this time? In the last three decades, the pertinent literature presented data about the good results regarding the patient outcome, when he/she wa...

Newsletter January 2021: Call for centres: Join the ESAIC Clinical Trial Network!

The ESAIC Clinical Trials Network (CTN) was established in 2010 to facilitate, integrate and support clinical anaesthesiology research on an international level. The ESAIC CTN provides an infrastructure for institutions, clinicians and scientists allowing them to work collaboratively across international borders to improve the care of patients in the fields of anaesthesiology, intensive care, perioperative medicine, emergency medicine and pain medicine. International networks all over the world...

Newsletter January 2021: The European Journal of Anaesthesiology (EJA): a new team for a new project

Nicolas Bruder, Michelle S. Chew, Patrice Forget, Tom G. Hansen, Dan Longrois, Anne-Claire Lukaszewicz, Esther Pogatzki-Zahn, Marc Van de Velde Charles Marc Samama – marc.samama@aphp.fr The European Journal of Anaesthesiology (EJA) is the official journal of the European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (ESAIC, formerly ESA). It is a leading journal with the 7th position among anaesthesiology and pain journals (2020) in the Web of Science Citation Index Platform. The mandate...

Newsletter January 2021: Important and urgent issues in perioperative patient safety: fourth perspective of a patient safety expert panel

Daniel Arnal, Johannes Wacker darnal@sensar.org   A freely flowing conversation within a group of experienced patient safety experts offers unique opportunities to discuss ongoing projects and concerns of participants and to highlight current trends in patient safety. Since Euroanaesthesia 2016 in London, the ESAIC Patient Safety and Quality Committee (PSQC) has been organising the Patient Safety Expert Meeting, a world-café-style invitational and moderated group discussion with the purpo...

Newsletter January 2021: Guidelines for authors submitting articles to the ESAIC Newsletter

The ESAIC Newsletter is an online publication released on a monthly basis (12 issues per year) that should serve to strengthen our links as a professional society. We are, therefore, interested in disseminating the ongoing work of its members, scientific committees, the board of directors and the rest of the anaesthesiology community. We have the intention to publish different material such as opinion articles concerning anaesthesia, perioperative medicine, critical care and pain medicine, comme...

Newsletter January 2021: Board Election Update

Dear ESAIC Member, Due to unavoidable complications arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Council has decided to postpone the election of the ESAIC President-Elect to 2021. In addition, five other Board positions have to be filled in. The Society will therefore organise three election rounds to fill a total of six open Board positions, by order of importance as per our bylaws and start of mandate. 17 March 2021, we will begin the first round in this process to fill the President-elect position...

Newsletter January 2021: Belgian Anesthesia Trainees

The BAT (Belgian Anesthesia Trainees) is an independent organisation set up a few years ago to represent the interests of Belgian anaesthesia trainees in different institutions on different levels. Its primary aim is to unify and improve training on a national level. In this regard, we strive to give each trainee access to simulation training, loco-regional anaesthesia training and certified ALS courses. In order to ensure a well-rounded anaesthesia training, the BAT states that the following m...

Newsletter January 2021: Anaesthesiology in Times of Pandemic: Between Anguish and Duty

Sebastian Amaya: samayac@unbosque.edu.co, María José Andrade: Mjandrade@unbosque.edu.co, Boris Julián Pinto: pintoboris@unbosque.edu.co, María José Mateus: mmateusp@unbosque.edu.co, Ilana Charul Palacio: ipalacio@unbosque.edu.co, Marcelino Murillo: Marcelinomurillo@hotmail.com   Abstract: The recent SARS-CoV2 pandemic has created new challenges for healthcare personnel. Among them, anaesthesiologists have assumed new dynamics of care, such as the prioritisation of care in intensive c...

EA20 Newsletter: Session 01L3 – Hot topics in general anaesthesiology – last 12 months’ top publications

  Presented Sunday 29 November, 1130-1215H, Channel 2 A review of some of the most important studies in the field of general anaesthesiology was presented on the middle day of Euroanaesthesia by Prof Mark Coburn, University Hospital Bonn, Germany. He divided his talk into three general areas: preoperative evaluation, intraoperative management, and curiosities and oddities. Beginning with frailty, Professor Coburn discussed how this indicator has a substantial effect on outcomes and can be...

EA20 Newsletter: Abstract 4823: sustaining life to facilitate organ donation – in whose best interest is this, in the new UK opt out donor system?

Submitted abstract In an abstract presented at this year’s Euroanaesthesia, doctors question in whose best interest is a life-sustaining treatment to facilitate organ donation, in light of the UK’s new ‘opt out’ system that presumes that all people are potential organ donors unless they have opted out. “Our case highlights the ethics underlying life-sustaining treatments to facilitate organ donation, and where a line should be drawn such that interventions delivered still constitute...