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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...

Live Report - Best Abstract Competition 2022

The 2022 Euroanaesthesia Best Abstract competition saw a very high standard of research, with all six presentations impressing the judging panel of Barak Cohen (Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel, chair), Daniela Ionescu (Cluj Napoca, Romania), and Isabell Pekrul (Munich, Germany) then selected our three winners. All the finalists’ abstracts can be read by clicking here The first prize of 3,000 Euros was awarded to Dr Ana Arnalich Montiel, who works as a Consultant at the Department of Anesthesia and Inten...

How anaesthetists are driving down preventable maternal mortality

Session 04S1 Combatting maternal morbidity and mortality Today Monday 6 June, 0930-1030H, Space 1 As part of this three-part session on Monday morning, obstetric anaesthesia Expert Dr Nuala Lucas (Northwick Park Hospital, London, UK) will examine the key messages for anaesthesia practice from the UK’s Maternal Mortality Reports which are produced annually to provide robust information about the causes of maternal deaths to promote learning and further reduce preventable maternal mortality in...

Last 12 months: top publications in General Anaesthesiology

Session 01L1 – Today, Monday 6 June, 1100-1145H, Silver Room Please join the Editor-in-Chief ESAIC’s journal, the European Journal of Anaesthesiology (EJA), Professor Marc Samama, for a talk on some of the last 12 month’s top publications in General Anaesthesiology. He will also briefly discuss both the EJA and its new sister journal, the European Journal of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (EJAIC). Links to some of the papers to be discussed by Prof Samama can be found below, so you ca...

Residency challenges - including fatigue and being a working mum

Session 16P5: today Monday 6 June, 1400-1500H, Room Amber 3 This three-part session will address several important issues affecting the daily lives of anaesthesiologists, including fatigue and being a working mum. Our Scientific Programme Chair Prof Idit Matot will open the session with a talk on “making yourself understood”. Following this, Dr Elena Gjorchevska, will ask “When it comes to our work as trainees on one side and parenthood on the other side, is it even possible to achieve...

The advance of machines for drug delivery – scary? Or just another team member?

Session 01ME3 – Machines for drug delivery: change will happen, resistance is futile Today Monday, June 6, 0930-1030H, Amber Room Today’s final morning of Euroanaesthesia 2022 sees the often-controversial topic of automation addressed by Professor Michel Struys of University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands. He will address all of your concerns – both the open and hidden ones – and confront the biggest factor that is slowing the advance of automation – regulation. When lookin...