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ESAIC Honorary Member – Prof. Doris Østergaard

One of ESAIC’s Honorary Members this year is Professor Doris Østergaard, Professor in Medical Education and Simulation at the University of Copenhagen and Director of the Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation (CAMES), Capital Region of Denmark. Doris is an anaesthesiologist currently focusing on developing healthcare education and simulation-based training to improve patient safety. Q: Congratulations on your Honorary Membership Doris. As we ask all our new Honorary Members,...

Becoming a Fellow of the European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (FESAIC)

As part of his time in office as society President, Prof Kai Zacharowski introduced the system of Fellowship of ESAIC (see interview text below). Becoming a Fellow of the European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (FESAIC™) is a prestigious honour awarded to healthcare professionals who have made a significant contribution to anaesthesiology and intensive care. “To be a FESAIC indicates and proves an exceptional level of service to the Society and patients – from congress and...

Live Report from Saturday – the impact of the anaesthesia handover on morbidity and mortality

Session 14L1 – took place during Saturday, 1515-1600H, Red Room 2 This session can be watched on-demand on the Euroanaesthesia platform A question that has often been asked by anaesthesiologists is about the effect of the anaesthesia handover on patient morbidity and mortality. In a fascinating session during yesterday afternoon, Professor Melanie Meersch-Dini (University Hospital Münster, Germany) not only reviewed the existing evidence but also presented her team’s own results from their...

Media Coverage – Saturday 4 June

There is less media coverage to report for Saturday, but there were two major pieces of coverage of the 13ME1 Reducing the carbon footprint of anaesthetics session featuring Dr Niek Sperna Weiland, Amsterdam University Medical Center, The Netherlands. BBC World Radio World Service (Newshour show) Click here and listen from 38.30 minutes A further article in this session is in The Times, click here Another media coverage update will follow on Monday. Read More of our special newsletter covering...

Photos from the first Serious Games sessions

Photos from the first Serious Games sessions         **Note spaces are still available for the Sunday and Monday sessions of Serious Games. Please visit the registration desk if you would like to register for a place** These first-ever Serious Games sessions on obstetrics and paediatric anaesthesia kicked off yesterday in the zone next to the Exhibition Area. For more details, see yesterday’s newsletter article – Serious Games – New for Euroanaesthesia 2022 Read More of our...

German study links long-term exposure to air pollution before the pandemic to greater risk of severe COVID-19

Abstract no: COVAP02-02 Long-term exposure to air pollution is linked to a greater risk of severe COVID-19, finds new research being presented at this year’s Euroanaesthesia. The German study found that people living in counties with higher levels of pollutant nitrogen dioxide (NO2) were more likely to need ICU care and mechanical ventilation if they had COVID-19. Long-term exposure to NO2, a gas released into the atmosphere when fossil fuels are burned, can have harmful effects on the lungs....

ESAIC Honorary Member Award – Prof. Idit Matot

One of this year’s ESAIC Honorary Member Awards is our Scientific Programme Chair Prof. Idit Matot, who specialises in Geriatric Anaesthesiology at Tel Aviv Medical Center, Israel. Prof. Matot joins a long and distinguished list of Honorary Members, all of the esteemed colleagues who have dedicated their time and expertise to the activities of ESAIC and its predecessor organisations. Q: Congratulations Idit on your Honorary Membership. Tell us how it feels to join this very special club A: It...

Non-pharmacological methods for anxiolysis and analgesia in children

Session 05S1, Today Sunday 5 June, 0930-1030H Room Amber 7 This three-part session on Sunday morning looks at how personalised pre-operative medicine, distraction techniques and digital aids can be used as non-pharmacological methods for anxiolysis and analgesia in children. The first talk will be given by Dr Daniel Stocki, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel. “When confronted with an anxious patient prior to surgery, or postoperative anxiety and pain, we automatically turn our...

Pro-con debate preview – should families be present during paediatric resuscitation?

Session 10D1, today Sunday 5 May, 1400-1500H, Room Red 1 The intense moments surrounding resuscitating a child are incredibly difficult for all concerned. In this pro-con debate during Sunday afternoon’s Euroanaesthesia programme, two experts take opposing views about whether families should be present during this critical situation. Families should be allowed to be present, says Dr Karin Becke-Jakob, Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Cnopf Children’s Hospital – Hospital Hallerwiese, Nur...

Session preview: ethics and patient rights at the start of life

Session 04P1, Today, Sunday 5 June, 1515-1615H, Space 1 There are few areas of medicine more emotionally charged than those on ethics and patient rights at the start of life. As part of a 3-part session on Sunday, Assistant Professor Caitlin Dooley Sutton of Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA will give her talk ‘Maternal versus foetal rights in early pregnancy: caesarean section for imminent foetal demise against maternal wishes’. Her talk will be given in the context of mater...