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Newsletter 2022

Newsletter August 2022: The activities of the Trainee Network during Euroanaesthesia 2022

Diogo Mendes Morais, Igor Abramovich ESAIC Trainee Representative, Trainees Committee Chair During June 4-6. the Euroanaesthesia congress was held in Milan, Italy. Finally, after 3 years since the last congress, Vienna 2019, the trainees were once more reunited in person. This year, the trainees’ scientific programme included three sessions. The first one, “How to succeed at EDAIC”, gave trainees some valuable tips to tackle parts 1 and 2 of the European diploma. The last two,...

Newsletter July 2022: Jazzing It Up in New Orleans at the world’s leading annual anesthesiology meeting, ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2022

New Orleans is famed for its haunted cemeteries, Creole cuisine, and hypnotic jazz music. But in October of 2022, in addition to beignets and Bourbon Street, New Orleans will be home to the world’s leading annual anesthesiology meeting, ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2022. A truly unique American city, New Orleans is a perfect fit for this global event as the American Society of Anesthesiology has big shoes to fill—our own. ASA’s 2021 annual meeting was a resounding success. According to a recent ASA su...

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...

Newsletter May 2022: The new National Trainees Committee of Greece

Georgios Karras Trainee Representative trainees-committee@esaic.org The Hellenic Anaesthesiology Trainees Society (H.A.T.S.) has been proudly part of the ESAIC Trainee Network since 2017. Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we aimed to establish an official connection with our European colleagues and within our National Society. These goals were also presented at the Euroanaesthesia 2020 Virtual Congress. During the 24th National Congress of Greek Anaesthesiologists, the board of the Hellenic...

Newsletter May 2022: Editorial - The anaesthesiologist at the frontline

Gabriel M. Gurman, MD Chief Editor gurman@bgu.ac.il The Ukrainian tragedy of the last weeks, the increasing number of soldiers and civilians wounded or killed, the destruction of thousands of houses, schools, hospitals and any other normal facilities of human existence brought to my memory scenes from those wars in which I took part as a medical officer. I remember those days in which I had to take care of renewing disposable medical equipment and drugs, and also those nights during which I had...

Newsletter May 2022: Clinical corner - Beyond ‘No trace = wrong place’. The complexity of capnography and ET tube placement.

Dr Cheah Kean Seng MBBS, FCAI dkscheah@gmail.com Wallace Wattles, an American author once said, ‘It is essential to have good tools, but it is also essential that the tools should be used in the right way’. This quote couldn’t be more legitimate in describing our use of capnography in practice. The use of capnography is still far from universal and thorough understanding despite its first introduction in the United States in 1978. In one survey of 315 ICU units across the UK and the Republ...