Thank you from the President and the Chair of the Scientific Committee

Thank you from the President and the Chair of the Scientific Committee

  • Issue 70

This year’s Euroanaesthesia was one of most successful ever, with delegates from 107 countries enjoying one our most fascinating and varied programmes to date.

New for 2017 were the Sim Lab sessions, completely sold out months in advance. In these sessions, small groups of delegates received training using high fidelity manikins, simulating various medical emergencies that the anaesthesiologist can encounter in their daily working lives. The ultrasound workshops were also expanded this year to reflect ultrasound’s growing importance in anaesthesiology. We would like to thank our industry partners Getinge, Medtronic, Philips and CAE Healthcare that helped to support these programmes with equipment and sponsorship.

Delegates were able to attend a mixture of pro-con debates, symposia, meet the expert sessions and refresher courses on subjects from physician assisted suicide through to new indications for old molecules and anaesthesia is space. Thanks to all our speakers that made this year’s session line-up so interesting and exciting, and a special thanks to Professor Monty Mythen (University College London) who delivered this year’s excellent Sir Robert Macintosh Lecture on perioperative medicine to a packed house.

Thanks 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 Copenhagen (2-4 June, 2018). We hope very much to see you all there, and also wish you a happy and successful second half to 2017.

Dr Zeev Goldik, President, ESA
Prof Marc Samama, Chair of Scientific Committee, ESA