"Issue 60"

2014 ESA report presented to WFSA Council Meeting

2014 ESA report presented to WFSA Council Meeting

Daniela Filipescu
ESA President
daniela.filipescu@esahq.org

The ESA aims for the highest standards of practice and safety in anaesthesia, perioperative medicine, intensive care medicine, emergency medicine…

Join us at Euroanaesthesia, Berlin 30 May – 2 June 2015

Join us at Euroanaesthesia, Berlin 30 May – 2 June 2015

This four-day congress attracts upwards of 6000 attendees from around the world to learn, share and network. Learn about the latest science and technologies by participating in this year’s scientific programme offering more than 350 sessions, special lectures and hands-on workshops…

2014 Masterclass in Scientific Writing: Report

2014 Masterclass in Scientific Writing: Report

The Masterclass in Scientific Writing is an advanced scientific workshop dedicated to learning how to write critically and appraise scientific articles and abstracts. The 2014 Masterclass in Scientific Writing was held on 18-20 November 2014 in Brussels at ESA Headquarters…

CTN Studies: Get Involved!

CTN Studies: Get Involved!

The most important and challenging clinical questions are more likely to be answered by several centres joining forces!…

CTN proposals 2015 results

CTN proposals 2015 results

The ESA Research Committee is pleased to announce that the following three study proposals have been…

ESA Mentorship Programme – Call for leader

ESA Mentorship Programme – Call for leader

The ESA Research Committee (RC) is developing to a mentorship programme to promote professional development of young researcher and established investigators. The one-to-one mentoring model enables the development of a personal relationship and provides individual support for the mentee.

ESA Research Mentorship Programme aims are:

To preserve and transfer accumulated
To support individual academic anaesthetists in achieving their potential as researchers…

Short Clinical Studies: Hand contamination in the anaesthetic induction room

Subrahmanyam Radhakrishna
University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire
yesarek@hotmail.com

Cross contamination in the hospital is of prime importance to all the heath care trusts concerned. Though a lot of steps have been taken across various sites in the hospital to bring about a reduction, cross contamination in the anaesthetic induction room has surprisingly been missed…

Short Case Report: Connecting the dots before anaesthesia

Mohamed Mahmoud
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
mohamed.mahmoud@cchmc.org

Most people think of their anaesthesiologist only as the “doctor behind the mask” who keeps the patient unconscious and pain-free during an operation and who wakes them up when the operation is complete. Beyond this simple description of our job, we are the last line of defense for avoiding potential major complications…

CEEA Course in Turkey

ceea@esahq.org

During the 48th National Congress of Turkish Society of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, held from October 25 to 29, 2014 in Ankara, a special session on Continuous Education in European Anesthesiology (CEEA) was organised on October 27 andchaired by Professors Zuhal Aykaç and Philippe Scherpereel.

The CEEA courses started in Turkey on 1999 under the Professor Mois Bahar’s leadership…

OLA registration fee reduced by 50%!

OLA registration fee reduced by 50%!

The registration fee for the Online Assessment (OLA) has been reduced to €40 per candidate in an effort to make the OLA a more accessible self-assessment and revalidation tool for trainee anaesthetists and specialists…

Letter to Editor

Magdalena Mierzewska-Schmidt
Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
mcdosia@gmail.com

As a young specialist in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Therapy, employed in a university hospital and a great enthusiast of teaching, I was lucky to be selected to participate in the first course of the International School for Instructors of Anesthesia (ISIA). It was a newly developed project under the auspices of the World Federation of the Societies of Anesthesiologists whose “father” and Faculty Chairman was Professor Gabriel Gurman (Israel). Five national societies each sent a group of four young specialists…

Availability of Ketamine – WHO Position

Julian Gore-Booth
CEO, World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists
ceo@wfsahq.org

Editor note: We are pleased to insert in this issue the good news about the WHO position regarding the availability of ketamine all over the world. WFSA and the ESA officers did tremendous efforts to keep ketamine available in every single country and hospital and to offer WHO the necessary data in order to accept the use of this anesthetic drug as part of our daily routine practice…

WFSA’s Virtual Library

WFSA’s Virtual Library

Julian Gore-Booth
CEO, World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists
ceo@wfsahq.org

The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) first published Update in Anaesthesia (UIA) in 1992…

LICAGE: A very active professional group in Europe

Alistair Lee
Secretary LICAGE
alistairlee101@gmail.com

LICAGE (Liver Intensive Care Group of Europe) was formed in 1987 by Dr. John Farman and a committed group of anaesthetists and intensive care doctors in Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK. At that time liver transplantation was in the process of becoming an established treatment, rather than an experimental procedure, following the pioneering work of surgeons Sir Roy Calne in Cambridge and Dr. Thomas Starzl in the US. The aim was to bring together from throughout Europe, workers of all disciplines involved in the perioperative care of liver transplant…

History of Anaesthesia – Flash 9 Ancillary drugs and concepts George Liarczek – Romania

George Liarczek
Romania
glitarczek@yahoo.com

This is a series of flashes to cover the evolution of medicine from its beginnings until anaesthesia appeared and later developed to what it is today.

Actually Anaesthesia is considered to have 4 pillars: analgesia, hypnosis (sleep, unconsciousness), muscular relaxation and homeostasis. In previous flashes we discussed some of the main substances considered as anaesthetics. But modern anaesthesia uses much more and…

ESA Trainee Exchange Programme

ESA Trainee Exchange Programme

María Georgina Cubas Quiroga

My name is María Georgina Cubas Quiroga. I’m originally from Caracas, Venezuela, where I completed my medical studies. I have always been known as a person who seeks to expand her horizons and explore possibilities. That is why, in 2008, I moved to Barcelona, Spain…

A Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care: 21 years of Publishing in Romania

Iurie Acalovschi
Editor-in-Chief, Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
iacalovschi@hotmail.com

The publication of the first issue of the Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in May 1994 represented an important step for promoting scientific research among Romanian anaesthesiologists.

The medical speciality of anaesthesia has a long tradition in Romania. Training of anaesthesia started in 1951 and six years later it was recognised by the health authorities as an independent specialty. In 1975 the first postgraduate…