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Newsletter July 2022: ESAIC/SESAM Collaboration

Marc Lazarovici – SESAM President                           marc.lazarovici@med.uni-muenchen.de Doris Ostergaard – ESAIC Simulation Committee Chair      Doris.OEstergaard@regionh.dk The ESAIC Simulation Committee The ESAIC Simulation Committee has the ambition to promote simulation as an educational methodology for improving clinical practice. This includes developing non-technical skills and the social and cognitive standards for trainees and board-cert...

Newsletter July 2022: Multi-Level Team Based Research in Anaesthesia: Medical Students Perspective and Experience

Marcelino Murillo MD, Ricardo Salamanca Parra (Medical Student), Sebastian Amaya MD, María José Andrade (Medical Student), Maria Alejandra Zuñiga (Medical Student), Laura Aponte Camacho (Medical Student), María Isabel Daza Morelli (Medical Student) rsalamancap@unbosque.edu.co As science is a subject to constant change, medical research plays an important role in technological, social, diagnostic and therapeutic advances (1). All of the above allows objective decisions to be made, aimed at th...

Newsletter July 2022: Clinical corner - Case report: A rare encounter with 'Stiff Person Syndrome' patient for day-care procedure

Cheah Kean Seng (MBBS, FCAI), David Chiang (MBBS, MMed Anaes) dkscheach@gmail.com Case description: We encountered an interesting case of a 52 year-old lady with underlying ‘Stiff Person Syndrome’ (SPS) scheduled for day-care upper gastrointestinal scope and colonoscopy. She was diagnosed with SPS in 2018 with Hashimoto Thyroiditis and chronic headache. She is taking Baclofen, Myonal, Paracetamol and Celebrex for her SPS and Euthyroxin for hypothyroidism. Her manifestation of SPS wa...

Newsletter July 2022: Resident corner - How to balance and avoid fatigue during residency

Antonia Kustura, Dilara Akcal Trainees Committee Education Taskforce Trainees-committee@esaic.org Almost every study puts anaesthesiologists in the top five specialities with the highest prevalence of burnout syndrome. A combination of demanding patient responsibilities and long working hours with sleep deprivation can be quite strenuous. It’s clear why specialities with fewer shifts and emergency work are associated with significantly lower burnout levels. Residents might be even more prone...

Newsletter July 2022: We, our specialty and the future of medicine

Gabriel M. Gurman, MD Chief Editor Gurman@bgu.ac.il The COVID-19 pandemic has brought sorrow, pain and desperation to many families, all over the world, and our continent has not been spared. Up to now, almost 2 million died from the disease just in Europe, and more than 6 million all over the world. This catastrophe brought (better late than never!) our profession under the spotlight, offering to the outside world some details about the anaesthesiologist’s and anaesthesiology’s capabilitie...

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...