From the editor-in-chief: new deputy editors for the Newsletter

From the editor-in-chief: new deputy editors for the Newsletter

  • Issue 80

Gabriel M. Gurman, MD

We are pleased to inform our readers that starting January 1, 2020 the ESA Newsletter has two deputy editors, a new task which would enlarge the Newsletter editorial board and contribute to a better exposure of the continuously enlarging activity of our organisation.

We were looking for young colleagues, who would be interested in taking part to the editorial activity of the Newsletter, contributing not only with original papers, but also assisting the editorial board efforts to keep in touch with ESA members, as well as with various professional organisations in Europe and the rest of the world.

Listed below are the requirements that we advertised for these positions:

  • to work closely with and under the guidance of the Editor-in- chief (EIC)
  • source and prepare content for on-going newsletter articles
  • take part to the creation oflong-term projects (3 months-1 year)
  • handle daily editorial needs
  • help authors develop story ideas
  • have clear spirit of collaboration with the ESA officers and the EIC
  • adept at market research to see what the anaesthesiology community is currently interested in / hot topics of interest
  • editing and writing skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate articles
  • ability to meet deadlines
  • exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

Two young anaesthesiologists applied for the position, and the ESA Board, after checking their curriculum vitae, decided to accept both of them.

Here is a very short presentation of the new ESA Newsletter deputy editors:

Dr Marc Gimenez, ( from Spain is a specialist in Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, currently working in Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Barcelona.

He is mainly interested in education and training, quality improvement and patient safety. He already collaborated in the recent years with the editor-in-chief in initiating new rubrics.

Dr. Liana Valeanu (, Romania, is also a young specialist in Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, currently being employed at the Emergency Institute for Cardiovascular Disease “C.C. Iliescu”, Bucharest.

Her main domains of interest are organisation of scientific events, simulation and anaesthesia residency training.

Both of them are vividly interested in taking over the new task, assisting the editor-in-chief in producing high quality papers, and helping the editorial board to bring to the attention of the readers the most important aspects of our professional daily activities.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my confidence that both of them will more than meet our expectations, and wish Marc and Liana good luck in their new positions.