Webinar: Difficult airway

Time: 18.00 to 19.00

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This webinar is exclusively open to ESAIC Active Members.


This live Webinar will focus on how to manage a difficult airway case, as seen in the light of different international airway management guidelines, discussing differences and affinities and precluding the need for a common language and universal principles, not forgetting the issues of implementation and potential conflicts with local contexts 

Target audience 

Anesthesiologists, Critical Care physicians, Emergency Medicine physicians, residents


Scientific Faculty

Dr Massimiliano Sorbello
Dept. Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care, AOU Policlinico San Marrco – Catania, Italy
European Airway Management Society – President


Dr Audrey De Jong
Dept. Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care, Hôpital Saint Floi, Montpellier, France


Prof. Ellen O’Sullivan
Dept. Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care, St Jame’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
Council & Board Member of Royal College of Anaesthetists


Dr Ross Hofmeyr
Associate Professor
Dept. Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa


Scientific Support:
Dr Andrea Cortegiani
Department of Surgical, Oncological and Oral Science (Di.Chir.On.S.). Section of Anesthesia, Analgesia, Intensive Care and Emergency.
Policlinico Paolo Giaccone, University of Palermo, Italy



  • presentation of case 
  • the speakers will discuss how their respective guideline would address the patient’s management 
  • debate with speakers 
  • audience questions 
  • take-home messages 

Key Points 

  • role and significance of guidelines 
  • the single challenge of patient’s safety 
  • need for universal language and principles 

After Taking Part 

This webinar will enable anaesthesiologists to: 

  • know different airway management guidelines
  • focus on principal common points and differences 
  • be familiar with different airway management principles and techniques 
  • be familiar with universal principles of airway management and patients’ safety 
  • develop local protocols and guidelines  

Learning Objectives

Knowledge to be acquired after attending to this Webinar 

  • knowledge of difficult airway management guidelines 
  • knowledge of life-saving procedures and advanced airway techniques 
  • knowledge of human factors in airway management 

Practical skills to be acquired after attending to this Webinar 

This webinar will enable participants to: 

  • read guidelines and test the different techniques in a simulation scenario 
  • apply the different airway techniques in clinical cases 
  • develop clinical competencies for airway management preparation 

Affective skills acquired after attending to this Webinar 

The participant is aware of:  

  • the need for universal principles for production and implementation of airway guidelines 
  • the need for cognitive aids and decisional supports 
  • different approaches to airway management 

Methods to promote adult active learning: 

This webinar will include:  

  1. Clinical case presentation: to trigger discussion and increase interactivity and engagement. Results of different approaches will lead to discussions points.   
  1. Q&A sessions: to answer questions brought up by the host and submitted by the audience (in real-time). Questions will be filtered by the support staff to prioritise relevance. 

Session information 

This webinar is targeted aAnesthesiologists, Critical Care physicians, Emergency Medicine physicians, residents 

Technical Setting 

This webinar is available on PC, Tablet and Smartphone. 

For the best viewing experience, a high-speed internet connection is required. 

Organised by 


ESAIC eLearning Committee