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EA21 Newsletter: Session 15D1 Premedication in the elderly? Pro-Con debate

Saturday December 18, 17:00 – 18:00 – Channel 4 Pro-con debates have been a regular fixture of Euroanaesthesia for more than a decade, and this Saturday afternoon debate focuses on the issue of premedication in the elderly. Pro Position: Mark Coburn; Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine; University Hospital Bonn; Bonn; Germany Surgery in the elderly patient is increasing and thus more patients are presenting with frailty and multimorbidity. On the one hand, guid...

EA21 Newsletter: 3D printing and virtual reality are helping anaesthesiologists prepare for surgery

Israel study reports on 20 patients undergoing lung and chest surgery, including a 35-week-old fetus in the womb and 11 children. Anaesthesiologists used CT scans to create exact 3D printed plastic models and virtual reality reconstructions of patient airways on which to plan and practice anaesthetic procedures. One of the abstracts being presented at this year’s Euroanaesthesia suggests that using 3D printing and virtual reality can improve patient care and reduce anaesthesiologist stress...

EA21 Newsletter: News coverage from Thursday 16 December

Below you can find the direct links to the various news sources covering our congress and sessions, such as our recent stories on heart and lung transplantation in seriously ill COVID patients. La Repubblica (Italy) – In Portugal double lung transplant on Covid patient, the man is well – the Republic (repubblica.it) Breaking news – In Portugal, double lung transplant on Covid patient, the man is fine-breakinglatest.news-Breaking Latest News US News & World Report – H...

EA21 Newsletter: The Sir Robert MacIntosh Lecture - “Anaesthesia Workforce Pipeline: Pass on the Baton”

Friday December 17, 10:00 – 10:30 – Channel 2 This year’s Sir Robert Macintosh lecture discussing the anaesthesia workforce will be given by Professor of Anaesthesia Bisola Onajin-Obembe, the University of Port Harcourt and Consultant Anaesthesiologist at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Nigeria. She will explain that the insufficient surgical workforce including a lack of physician led-anaesthesia care is a major barrier to safe essential and emergency care in lo...

EA21 Newsletter: Welcome from ESAIC President – Prof Kai Zacharowski

For the second year in succession, the ESAIC Board of Directors and Secretariat have made the difficult decision to hold an entirely online Euroanaesthesia 2021. Due to rising COVID-19 cases across Germany and Europe in general, it is no longer possible to hold an in-person event. ESAIC President Prof Kai Zacharowski warmly welcomes all delegates to this online version of Euroanaesthesia 2021 but wishes we could have met in person before he steps down as President in January 2022.  Kai is Direc...

EA21 Newsletter: The Andreas Hoeft Research Lecture 2021

Friday December 17, 11:00 – 11:45 : Channel 2 The first-ever Prof Andreas Hoeft Research lecture will this year be given by Professor Jennifer Hunter of the University of Liverpool. She will start with a quote from German Poet Johann Wolfgang van Goethe: “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.” Prof Hunter will detail how Prof Dr Andreas Hoeft (Bonn, Germany) made an extensive contribution to the development of the ESAIC over more than a decade. She sa...

EA21 Newsletter: Can robots perform anaesthesia?

Session 01L1 – Friday December 17, 15:15 – 16:00  – Channel 5 This lecture on future technology will be given during Friday afternoon’s sessions by Dr Alexandre Joosten, Department of Anesthesiology, Erasme Hospital, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium. “As most of us are aware, almost every facet of our society is becoming, for better or worse, progressively more technology-dependent. Technological advancement has made autonomous systems, also known as robo...

EA21 Newsletter: Successful heart transplant in 31-year-old Covid patient

It was decided that the operation, one of the first in the world, was his best chance of survival “It is through pushing boundaries like these that discoveries – and medical advances – are made,” says his doctor In the first of our abstract watch articles this year, Doctors in Brazil describe a heart transplant in a young COVID-19 patient, in a case report being presented at this years Euroanaesthesia. More than 110,000 heart transplants have been performed around the world since Chri...

EA21 Newsletter: Over 1kg of plastic waste is produced per patient anaesthetised, Spanish study finds

Over 1kg of plastic waste is generated per anaesthesia procedure, an audit of surgical patients in a burns unit in Spain presented at this year’s Euroanaesthesia has revealed. Plastic wrappers are the most common item of waste. It is estimated that hospitals contribute up to 1% of solid waste in developed countries, with 21-30% of this coming from surgery. It has also been estimated that up to 60% of this waste could be recycled. Knowing more about how and when the waste is generated could ra...

EA21 Newsletter: Session COVP1: Different perspectives looking back at Covid pandemic

Friday December 17, 17:45 – 18:45 – Channel 8 This three-part session reflecting on the COVID-19 pandemic to date will be opened by Dr Kariem El-Boghdadly, Consultant Anaesthetist at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK, who will discuss the timing of surgery after SARS-CoV-2 infection. He will explain how surgery with active SARS-CoV-2 infection is associated with increased risks of complications and death. With an increasing number of patients having...