This year’s Euroanaesthesia in Copenhagen proved to be another successful and engaging congress for the ESA and our many attendees. With 5,573 delegates, 141 Scientific sessions, 30 Workshops, 12 pre-congress courses, 484 Speakers, and 1288 abstracts presented in 129 sessions, this was a congress full of valuable information and many opportunities to network within the community.
Euroanaesthesia is one of the world’s largest and most influential scientific congresses for anaesthesia professionals. Held annually throughout Europe, our congress is a contemporary event geared towards education, knowledge exchange and innovation in Anaesthesia, Critical Care, Pain and Perioperative Medicine, as well as a platform for immense international visibility for scientific research.
As demonstrated this year, the congress expands beyond Europe, targeting the international community, and enables professionals from all parts of the world to exchange views on a wide variety of topics affecting anaesthesiology. By bringing together practicing physicians, academics, scientists, and clinical researchers, each congress offers a unique global forum for a free exchange of science and medical strategy.
Delegates were able to attend a mixture of pro-con debates, symposia, meet the expert sessions and refresher courses on a wide variety of topics. Thanks to all our speakers that made this year’s session line-up so interesting and exciting, and a special thanks to Professor Claude Martin (Nord Hospital, Marseilles, France) who delivered this year’s excellent Sir Robert Macintosh Lecture on Anaesthesia in the 21st century to a packed house.
Many thank also to our colleagues on the ESA Board and Secretariat, who work tirelessly throughout the year to make sure each year’s Euroanaesthesia congress is even better than the last one. Work has already started on next year’s congress in Vienna (1-3 June, 2019) and we look forward to seeing you there!
Prof Stefan De Hert, President, ESA
Prof Andreas Hoeft, Chair of Scientific Committee, ESA