"Issue 67"

Our profession in the public’s eyes – do we have to worry?

Our profession in the public’s eyes – do we have to worry?

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

I must confess that although this topic interests me a lot, and not only from yesterday or yesteryear, the decision to discuss it in our Newsletter came out of a recent article published in September 2016 in the prestigious English newspaper The Guardian and signed “Anonymous”.

Overview of the ETPOS study

Overview of the ETPOS study

The ETPOS Study Group
Jens Meier
jens.meier@akh.linz.at

Some costly and laborious parts of modern medicine (e.g., cancer medicine) are rigorously regulated, and in these fields standard operating procedures force the physician to follow given clinical pathways. Surprisingly, for other fields of medicine variety of care and the diversity of clinical pathways are the norm. For example, perioperative transfusion habits

ESA 2017 Membership – renew / join today so you don’t miss out!

ESA 2017 Membership – renew / join today so you don’t miss out!

European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA)
Susan De Bièvre

The ESA is the largest anaesthesiologist society in Europe, currently counting 33 568 members from 129 countries (*) from around the world.

The ESA interacts closely with our 38 European National Society and 10 Specialist Society members, is the European regional section of the WFSA and has established and long standing relationships with other leading anaesthesiology societies out of Europe as well as societies relevant to our speciality.

Anaesthesiology and radiology, a match made in heaven?

Anaesthesiology and radiology, a match made in heaven?

Paul M. Parizel,1 Nick Van de Voorde,1 Robert Slappendel,2 Marcel Vercauteren2
1 Department of Radiology, Antwerp University Hospital and University of Antwerp, Belgium
2 Department of Anesthesiology, Antwerp University Hospital and University of Antwerp, Belgium
Paul.parizel@uza.be

As medicine continues to evolve towards minimally invasive procedures (often obviating the need for open surgery), the range and complexity of image-guided interventional procedures in the radiology department has

An Honorary Member of the European Society of Aneasthesiology speaks about the past and future of our profession

An Honorary Member of the European Society of Aneasthesiology speaks about the past and future of our profession

Prof. Maurice Lamy, Belgium
mlamy@chu.ulg.ac.be

During the opening ceremony of the 2016 ESA Congress in London, I received an ESA Honorary Membership from the hands of the president, Zeev Goldik. On this occasion, I had the opportunity to express my deep gratitude to the Board of Directors:

“I feel very much honoured. This award is a real privilege for me and for my parents, who would

China Embraces the OLA

China Embraces the OLA

Dr. Sue Hill, MA, PhD, FRCA
Chairperson, ESA Examinations Committee

2016 is an important landmark year in European Examinations and Assessments. For the first time we translated the OLA into a non-European language: Chinese. This development complements the increasing co-operation between the Chinese Society of Anesthesiologists and ESA. Within mainland China seven centres opened for the OLA including two in Beijing, two in Shanghai, and the rest in other provinces including Chengdu.

Anaesthesiologists and coffee – do they have anything in common?

Anaesthesiologists and coffee – do they have anything in common?

Gabriel M. Gurman
gurman@bgu.ac.il

I have no doubt that the above question would be encountered with a big lack of interest, or as an alternative, with a big smile. Of course, physicians, anaesthesiologists among them, drink coffee, more or less in the same amount as other professions, such as nurses, administrators, or physiotherapists.

I cannot but agree with this opinion.

TURKISH ANAESTHESIOLOGY and REANIMATION SOCIETY (TARD)

TURKISH ANAESTHESIOLOGY and REANIMATION SOCIETY (TARD)

Neslihan ALkis
Immediate Past President of TARD
alkisneskihan@gmail.com

Chief Editor note: We are pleased to host in our Newsletter short presentations of the National Societies. Here is the first one, on the Turkish Anaesthesiology and Reanimation Society.

The Society of Anaesthesiology in Turkey, founded in 1956 was thereafter named the Anaesthesiology and Reanimation Society