Issue 71

Regional vs General Anaesthesia – Back and Forth

Regional vs General Anaesthesia – Back and Forth

Gabriel M. Gurman, Chief Editor
gurman@bgu.ac.il

Once again, I find myself thinking about the history of my profession, which in good measure is my own story. I started my training almost 60 years ago, when the first generation of anaesthesiologists, immediately after WW II

To TRACE or not to TRACE

To TRACE or not to TRACE

Christa Boer
c.boer@vumc.nl

Although mortality rates associated with anaesthesia and surgery are relatively low in Western society, a substantial number of patients still face complications and delayed recovery in the postoperative phase. In particular, the literature reports

Minutes of the 2017 ESA General Assembly

Minutes of the 2017 ESA General Assembly

The General Assembly of the ESA took place in Palexpo Geneva, Switzerl and on Sunday 4 June 2017 during Euroanaesthesia. The meeting was chaired by ESA President Zeev Goldik.

1) Welcome and approval of the minutes of the

Tackling the Biggest Challenges in Global Anaesthesia: Europe and Beyond

Tackling the Biggest Challenges in Global Anaesthesia: Europe and Beyond

Gonzalo Barreiro, WFSA President
president@wfsahq.org

In 1955, in Holland, ten years after the end of World War II, the WFSA was created with 26 countries coming together, 15 of which were European. The vision of these people was remarkable: they created a unique global tool for anaesthesia development.

It is “our” drug, but now it is in other hands …

It is “our” drug, but now it is in other hands …

Gabriel M. Gurman, Chief Editor
gurman@bgu.ac.il

This story is not new. We are already accustomed to “renting” some of our drugs to other specialties. Benzodiazepines are in current use in psychiatry and the gastroenterologists use propofol for sedating their patients.

Profile: Carmen Gomar

Profile: Carmen Gomar

Carmen Gomar
CGOMAR@clinic.cat

During the opening ceremony of Euroanaesthesia 2017 in Geneva, I received an ESA Honorary Membership from President Zeev Goldik. On this occasion, I expressed that I was extremely happy and grateful. While I was hearing, humbly and moved, the contributions to the profession and ESA that the Board

Profile Daniela Filipescu

Profile Daniela Filipescu

Daniela Filipescu
danielafilipescu@b.astral.ro

Last June I received the ESA Honorary Member award with great emotion and I am still overwhelmed by the significance of this award. This is the most important honour I have ever received and I am very proud, but also humble as I acknowledge that if my ESA commitments look successful it is because I was supported

Museum of History of Anaesthesia at Euroanaesthesia Geneva

Museum of History of Anaesthesia at Euroanaesthesia Geneva

Peter Biro
peter.biro@usz.ch

Even as the curator of this impromptu museum I was surprised by the unexpectedly intense attention and numerous visitors to the small exhibition where this anaesthesia-related installation was concentrated on a tiny plot of 40 m2.

Trainee Exchange Programme: Hôpital Jeanne de Flandre, Lille, France

Trainee Exchange Programme: Hôpital Jeanne de Flandre, Lille, France

Artemis Vekrakou
artemis_psarrou@hotmail.com

I will not forget that rainy afternoon in March of 2015 that I randomly read about the Trainee Exchange Programme organised by ESA. That afternoon I thought: Why not? So, after many, many emails with the super-helpful Anny Lam

Another day as a Portuguese trainee …

Another day as a Portuguese trainee …

Diana Leite Liliana
Dianaleite.a@gmail.com

It’s Monday and I’m starting a new internship – anaesthesia for neurosurgery (NS). I think we will be three trainees there. In my hospital, we receive colleagues from other (usually nearby) hospitals that don’t have this specialty. Our neurosurgery department has