Charles Marc Samama | Chair Scientific Committee
Euroanaesthesia London 2016 will be different from previous Euroanaesthesia meetings.
First of all, the format is new. Friday 27 May is fully booked with pre-congress courses and Specialist Societies meetings. The scientific programme has been rearranged to fit into three full days starting on Saturday 28 May at 9:00 and ending late Monday afternoon. Beginning on Saturday morning will be far more convenient when planning absences and travel.
New pre-congress courses will offer many learning choices: Basics on Intensive Care; Ultrasound Guided Central Venous Access in Neonates, Infants, and Children; and a Postgraduate Course on Patient-Ventilator Asynchrony. All the courses already organised in Berlin will also be available.
Four specialist societies will organise their parallel meetings on Friday:
- European Airway Management Society (EAMS) in collaboration with the ESA Scientific Subcommittee on Respiration and Airway Management
- Society for Ultrasound in Anaesthesia (SUA)
- European Society of Intravenous Anaesthesia (EuroSIVA), who are organising their 18th Annual Scientific Meeting
And other Specialist Societies’ joint meetings will take place during the three days of the congress (LICAGE, EACTA, ESPCOP, EuroSIVA, and SUA).
The London meeting programme will be highlighted by many not to be missed events:
- The ESA Clinical Trial Network (CTN) research in action will disclose the results of the OBTAIN, APRICOT, and POPULAR studies. The ESA research group will also present three ongoing projects: European Safe Tots Anaesthesia Research Task Force (EuroSTAR), Improvement in Postoperative PAIN OUTcome (PAINOUT), and PROtective Ventilation Network (PROVENet). These are 100% ESA studies and projects, bringing a lot of knowledge and showing the power of the structured CTN with European anaesthesiologists.
- Gabriella Betelli will summarize the ESA guidelines on postoperative delirium.
- Daniela Filipescu and Rolf Rossaint will chair the session for the ‘Evolving guidelines on the management of major bleeding and coagulopathy following trauma’ organised in collaboration with the Task Force for Advanced Bleeding Care in Trauma (ABC-T). The updated ESA guidelines on severe bleeding will be updated by Sibylle Kozek-Langenecker. Charles Marc Samama will present the first recommendations of the European Task force for the prevention of venous thromboembolism in anaesthesia and intensive care.
- Many debates are scheduled in the programme, with special attention to three pro–con debates: Beta blockers in septic patients, Opioid free anaesthesia, Massive transfusion, and the 1:1:1 approach.
- In commemoration of our late colleague, The Geraldine O’Sullivan Lecture will be dedicated to advancements in obstetric anaesthesiology. The inaugural lecture will address ‘General anaesthesia for Caesarean section: modern approaches’.
- Many other topics will be treated, covering our whole specialty by eminent speakers, as for instance ‘Patient Blood Management – where to start?’ by Kai Zacharowski and ‘Emerging concepts in acute and chronic pain: steps into the future’ by Anthony Dickenson.
- Even more than in previous years, greater emphasis is given to Intensive Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Perioperative Medicine.
- Two time slots will be dedicated to the host national society, the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI): The role of national anaesthetic audits and the role of membership organisations.
- Our North American colleagues will as usual be very welcome – The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists (NYSSA), and the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) will present three joint symposia. In addition, the Trauma Anesthesiology Society will start a new joint session on ‘Trauma, critical care, and emergency-care anesthesiology: a new paradigm for the “acute care” anesthesiologist?’
- Finally, the Learning Track system has been optimised and the Euroanaesthesia smartphone app will be improved in order to allow each participant to build their personal programme, and download all the abstracts and the useful information needed to make your meeting fully successful.