Like many others, our community has faced many challenges and loss of life due to this pandemic. We would like to recognize all of you who have continued to work tirelessly during these times to continue to save lives. We had hoped to be able to meet in person this year in Munich, but due to the challenges we continue to face, this was again not possible. Fortunately, we do have the technology to meet virtually – with our peers and experts, to share knowledge, and to continue to support each other and give each other the strength and knowledge to be the support our community and patients need.
We would like to extend a very big THANK YOU to all of our attendees who were able to join us online this year for our virtual edition of Euroanaesthesia.
This year’s Euroanaesthesia proved to be an engaging and educational congress for our many attendees. We had over 3600 attendees, 49 Participating societies and industry companies, 103 hours of content, 244 speakers from 26 countries, 113 sessions, 306 presentations and 18 learning tracks.
We would also like to acknowledge and thank our leadership and faculty for contributing to the success of Euroanaesthesia. Knowing what a difficult and complex time we continue to face; we appreciate even more their commitment and involvement.
This year we had the pleasure to introduce a new plenary session, The Professor Ibsen Lecture, given by Prof. Antonio Pesenti (Milan, Italy) on the Intensive Care-focused topic “Anaesthesiologists in the frontline against COVID-19”. It was a great honour for us to have Professor Pesenti present the first opening lecture dedicated to Intensive Care Medicine organised in Euroanaesthesia.
We would also like to extend a big thank you to Dr Bisola Onajin-Obembe (Port Harcourt, Nigeria), who gave a riveting talk for this year’s Sir Robert Macintosh Lecture. Her topic, “Anaesthesia Workforce Pipeline: Pass on the Baton”, highlighted – and gave voice to – a very timely and timeless call to action.
And of course, we also owe the success of the congress to all our speakers who made this year’s session line-up so engaging. Their willingness to jump into a change in format and still provide excellent information is a testament to the strength of our community.
While not able to meet face to face as we had planned, there were still plenty of opportunities to share knowledge and best practices and hear about the latest innovations in basic and clinical science, education and quality, and patient safety improvement. The best part about going virtual for Euroanaesthesia was that our attendees could join us at any time from any location, opening up our congress to an even larger global community.
Euroanaesthesia’s virtual exhibition and Industry symposiums provided us with an in-depth view of new projects, developments, and innovations in the field of anaesthesia and intensive care. Our entire community (even those who did not attend the congress) can visit our exhibitor area and review the industry sessions until 19 March 2022!
Euroanaesthesia is more than just three days of science and information – it is a lifetime of knowledge that can now be accessed at any time.
Euroanaesthesia continues to offer a unique global forum for a free exchange of science and medical strategy by bringing together practising physicians, academics, scientists, and clinical researchers. Standing united and working together, we can create a better future.
Thank you again for joining us online this year and we look forward to seeing you next year in Milan, Italy 4-6 June 2022 for the next Euroanaesthesia!
Prof. Kai Zacharowski
Prof. Idit Matot
Scientific Committee Chairperson
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