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Media coverage - Friday 3 June

This year, we have allowed the press to cover some abstracts on both Thursday 2 June and Friday 3 June, to extend the number of days of potential media coverage and increase our overall media hits. Below is a summary of some of the coverage so far, most of the big hits so far have been in the UK media. Coverage on Friday 3 June Sugammadex – Women are not being routinely informed that a common anaesthetic may make their contraception less effective, UK doctors warn (Abstract 09AP05-11) For...

Women are not being routinely informed that a common anaesthetic may make their contraception less effective, UK doctors warn

Abstract watch – 09AP05-11 Drug may reduce the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives, including the Pill and mini-pill Women undergoing operations are not being routinely informed that a common anaesthetic may make their contraception less effective, putting them at risk of an unplanned pregnancy, new research being presented at this year’s Euroanaesthesia suggests. The drug sugammadex is widely used in anaesthesia.  Administered towards the end of the operation, ahead of wakin...

Climate change - is it time to say goodbye to inhaled anaesthesia?

Session 13ME1 Reducing the carbon footprint of anaesthetics Today, Sat 4 June, 1630-1715H, Room Amber 7 Inhaled anaesthetic gases are potent greenhouse gases, with effects up to thousands of times more potent than carbon dioxide In most cases, there is no reason why intravenous or regional anaesthesia cannot be safely used in its place A presentation given at this year’s Euroanaesthesia Congress will address the environmental impact of inhaled anaesthetic agents and how we can and should man...

Trainee sessions events at this year’s Euroanaesthesia

Igor Abramovich is the chair of the ESAIC Trainee Committee. Here he will discuss some of the many lectures, events and sessions for our trainee delegates this year. Q: Igor welcome to Euroanaesthesia 2022. Our many trainee young anesthesiologists delegates will be excited to finally meet in person again. How do you feel to be coming to Milan? A: It is really exciting to finally meet in person. Since I started being part of the Trainee Committee, we only had the possibility to meet and interact...

Serious Games - New for Euroanaesthesia 2022

Hands-on interactive sessions have been a key part of Euroanaesthesia for several years now. This year, a new set of interactive sessions is being introduced – ‘Serious Games’ – which are a combination of problem-based learning discussions and an escape room. They use short fun-focused games to teach clinical information and develop management skills in a non-clinical environment. The Serious Games were developed by a passionate group of educators from the Tel Aviv Anesthesia Simul...

Past President, Honorary Member and this year’s Prof Ibsen lecture – a busy meeting for Prof Kai Zacharowski

  Prof Ibsen Lecture – from pandemic to ESAIC Today, Saturday 4 June, 1000-1030H, Silver Room In January this year, Prof Kai Zacharwoski finished his term as ESAIC President, having been at the helm during some of the society’s most challenging years as our members and the organisation itself battled and adjusted to pandemic life. Kai is Director of the Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine & Pain Therapy, University Hospital Frankfurt, Germany, and is an intensive...

Lessons from the front line – preview Sir Robert Macintosh lecture 2022

Today Saturday, June 4, 0930H-1000H AM, Silver Room This year’s Sir Robert Macintosh Lecture will be given by Kate Prior, who is Surgeon Captain in the British Royal Navy and also a Consultant in Anaesthetics and Major Trauma, at King’s College Hospital, London, UK. She will deliver her perspectives on serving as an anaesthesiologist in conflict zones, as well as other important experiences from outside this environment Q: Welcome to Euroanaesthesia 2022 Kate. For our delegates that donR...

Welcome to Euroanaesthesia 2022 - ESAIC President Edoardo De Robertis

In January of this year, Prof Edoardo De Robertis, Director of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at the University of Perugia, Italy, became the President of ESAIC, taking over from Professor Kai Zacharowski. On behalf of the entire Executive Committee and ESAIC staff, he is wishing the warmest of welcomes to all our delegates, both those joining us in person in Milan and also on our virtual platform. Q: Edoardo – it’s so good to be back in person for Euroanaesthesia 2022! Tell us how you are f...

Incoming Scientific Committee Chair

ESAIC is pleased to announce that Prof. Dr Michel MRF Struys has been appointed by the Board of Directors to serve as Scientific Committee Chair for the period 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2026. As of 1st July 2022, he will start in the position of Chair-Elect and he will join Prof. Dr Idit Matot, current Scientific Committee Chair (until December 2023), in chairing the Scientific Committee. Prof. Struys, MD, PhD, FRCA is a Professor and Chair at the Department of Anaesthesiology, University M...

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...