Pre-Congress Courses

  • As space is limited, pre-registration and payment is required in order to secure your place.
  • Accreditation for the Euroanaesthesia 2018 Congress will be requested to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME – Institution of the UEMS).
  • Courses are not included in the congress fee.

 

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    Airway management is a core competence in anaesthesia, intensive care and emergency medicine. Routine airway management in anaesthetic practice has a high success rate. However, when things do go wrong the consequences are potentially catastrophic. Despite recent developments in the field of airway management, e.g. implementation of airway guidelines and introduction of numerous new devices, airway problems still account for a significant percentage of all anaesthesia-related deaths.

    Learning objectives: This course is designed to provide participants with a clear overview of the available equipment, a structured approach to manage the difficult airway, and state-of-the-art information and hands-on experience on a wide range of established and novel airway techniques. There will also be explicit attention for paediatric airway management.

    The course will offer participants:

    • small-group, custom-made training in advanced airway management
    • a structured approach to manage a difficult airway or an airway emergency in an adult or paediatric patient
    • a clear overview of the available techniques with their specific indications and drawbacks
    • a hands-on training in routine techniques and a variety of promising new devices
    • an opportunity to share ideas and experiences with internationally renowned experts in airway management
    • simulated airway scenarios to practice skills and strategies for the management of airway emergencies

    Target Audience: The course is intended for all grades of anaesthesiologists who wish to acquire, refresh or update their skills in a small-group, custom-made training in advanced airway management.

    The pre-congress course on “Current concepts in airway management” is organised by the ESA Scientific Subcommittee on Respiration and Airway Management, in collaboration with the European Airway Management Society (EAMS).

    The 8-hour pre-congress course on “Current concepts in airway management” will take place before Euroanaesthesia 2018 Congress at Bella Center, Copenhagen.

    Pre-registration is required and attendance is limited to 72 participants.

    Friday 1 June 2018 from 09:00 to 18.00

  • Learning objectives: The aim of the eNEMO course is to provide practitioners with the basic training in the safe and competent use of non-invasive neuromonitoring techniques.

    Specifically, the program will provide the learning tools for acquisition and interpretation of electroencephalogram, near-infrared spectroscopy and ultrasound imaging useful during the intra-operative room as well as in the general, cardiothoracic and neurocritical care settings. The course is intended for anaesthetists and intensivists with basic knowledge of ultrasound physics and who want to improve their practical experience with Point-of-Care-Ultrasound.

    After the course, the participants will be able to start a learning process with a logbook that will be revised by the trainers to have a one-to-one acknowledgement of the different techniques used.

    Participants will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience supported by lecturers of international standing. The program includes lectures, abundant image material, interactive sessions with case presentations and live scan.

    The lectures include the basis for monitoring depth of sedation, ultrasound examination technique, optimization of images, bedside diagnosis of cerebrovascular diseases including intracranial haemorrage and masses, cerebro spinal fluid disorders, hydrocephalus and external ventricular drain positioning, vasospasm, increased intracranial pressure, metabolic coma, assessment of cerebral autoregulation and non-invasive cerebral perfusion.

    Participants will receive pre-course learning material and case scenarios to be discussed during the session.

    Target audience: General anaesthetists and intensivists with interest in monitoring of brain function and depth of sedation or already experienced in neuroanesthesia and neurointensive care.

    This pre-congress course is organised by the ESA Scientific Subcommittee on Neuroanaesthesiology.

    The 8-hour course on “Essentials of neuromonitoring in anaesthesia and intensive care” will take place before Euroanaesthesia 2018 Congress at Bella Center, Copenhagen.

    Pre-registration is required and attendance is limited to 50 participants.

    Friday 1 June 2018 from 09.00 to 18.00

     

  • Learning objectives: The correct use of ultrasound for diagnosis and invasive procedures is nowadays mandatory, especially for young children and infants. This course will provide literature updates and practical information on the use of ultrasound in the paediatric patient.

    By the end of this course, attendees will have acquired decision-making skills on the correct use of ultrasound for:

    • vascular access (including tip navigation and tip location),
    • recognition of early and late complications,
    • abdominal and lung ultrasound in critically ill children.

    While morning session will offer lectures on literature, evidence based medicine and expert opinions, the afternoon session will be dedicated to hands-on practice on phantoms and human volunteers, discussing relevant issues with tutors.

    Target audience: Physicians, nurses and healthcare professionals interested in acquiring advanced skills in ultrasound use in children.

    This pre-congress course is organised by the ESA Scientific Subcommittee on Paediatric Anaesthesiology.

    The 8-hour course on “Ultrasound guided central venous access in neonates, infants and children” will take place before Euroanaesthesia 2018 Congress at Bella Center, Copenhagen.

    Pre-registration is required and attendance is limited to 40 participants.

    Friday 2 June 2017 from 09.00 to 18.00

  • Learning objectives: The aim of the course is to improve participants’ knowledge in:

    • Preoperative risk assessment and resource management
    • Early postoperative strategies to reduce “failure to rescue”
    • Vital postoperative complications and long-term survival
    • Perioperative patient comfort

    The course is divided in four parts:

    1. Lectures on overarching topics in perioperative medicine
    2. Lectures on major organ function throughout the perioperative period
    3. Small group interactive sessions where participants will be able to apply and integrate the newly acquired knowledge on real clinical case discussions
    4. Pre-course and post-course tests will be held to motivate participants to engage in learning.

    Target audience: Physicians in-training (mainly anaesthesia residents)

    The 1-day course on “Perioperative medicine in daily practice” will take place before Euroanaesthesia 2018 Congress at Glostrup Hospital – Copenhagen.

    Pre-registration is required and attendance is limited to 40 participants.

    Friday 1 June 2018 from 08.00 to 18.30

     

     

  • Learning objectives: This course aims at giving tips and tricks on how to avoid, recognize and treat complications in paediatric anaesthesia through literature update, practical information and interactive discussions. Tutors will cover common and typical complications in paediatric anaesthesia and sedation as shown by the ESA CTN APRICOT study and the principles of diagnosis and treatment.

    Morning sessions will include lectures on literature, evidence based medicine and expert opinions. Afternoon sessions will be dedicated to problem-based learning discussions. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss specific cases and entities of the relevant issues with speakers.

     Target audience: Physicians, nurses and healthcare professionals interested in the field of paediatric anaesthesia are welcome to participate in this interactive course. Problem-based learning discussions are the ideal platform for delegates of all competence levels to discuss and share opinions.

    This pre-congress course is organised by the ESA Scientific Subcommittee on Paediatric Anaesthesiology.

    The 8-hour course on “Out of APRICOT”: prevention, early identification and treatment of critical events in children undergoing anaesthesia” will take place before Euroanaesthesia 2018 Congress at Bella Center, Copenhagen.

    Pre-registration is required and attendance is limited to 100 participants.

    Friday 1 June 2018 from 09.00 to 18.00

  • A five-hour workshop exploring systems of moral leadership, medical ethics across different jurisdictions and conflict resolution with colleagues and carers in areas of ethical conflict.

    The workshop will use a mix of didactic teaching and group learning based on a case study.

    Different approaches to biomedical ethics across national and cultural boundaries will be explored, and the ethical and moral conflicts arising from these systems debated. The ethical conflicts between deontological ethics (for a heavily regulated profession) will be contrasted with the problems associated with virtue ethics (in a profession whose members have strong vocations and moral, cultural and ethical codes of behaviour).

    Aspects of medical leadership will be explored in terms of the ethical conflicts between behaving with propriety towards patients, employers and the profession, and in understanding the quality of practice and investigating medical harm and dealing with its aftermath.

    The problems associated with disputes with colleagues, relatives and carers over treatment regimes especially in end of life care will be explored.

    Target audience: Open and appropriate for any delegate, trainee to consultant.  From those with a specific interest in the law and ethics, to those who seek to further their knowledge on the subject to those looking for real, practical and ethical solutions to difficult clinical problems.

    This pre-congress course is organised by the ESA Scientific Subcommittee on Ethics.

    The 5-hour course on “Leadership, ethical practice and conflict resolution” will take place before Euroanaesthesia 2018 Congress at Bella Center, Copenhagen.

    Pre-registration is required and attendance is limited to 30 participants.

    Friday 1 June 2018 from 13.00 to 18.00

     

  • Learning objectives: This course will provide clinicians with practical tools and theoretical knowledge to manage and treat patients with massive bleeding complications and coagulopathy. Participants will gain knowledge of the common concepts underlying coagulopathy during bleeding, will learn basic and advanced tools to measure and diagnose important coagulopathies.

    The course will include short lectures, practical tips and a workshop with hands-on and case discussions.

    Target audience: Anyone interested in the field of bleeding, transfusion, haemostasis, massive bleeding and point of care guided treatment. 

    This pre-congress course is organised by the ESA Scientific Subcommittee on Transfusion, Haemostasis and Thrombosis.

    The 6-hour course on “Point of care guided haemostatic management during massive bleeding” will take place before Euroanaesthesia 2018 Congress at Bella Center, Copenhagen.

    Pre-registration is required and attendance is limited to 50 participants.

    Friday 1 June 2018 from 12.00 to 18.00

  • A one-day program facilitated by leading experts in thoracic anaesthesia.

    Learning objectives: After completion of this course participant will be able to:

    • Identify the perioperative factors that contribute to lung injury in thoracic surgery patients and plan strategies to avoid this complication;
    • Understand recent developments in the physiology of one-lung ventilation and use this information to minimize hypoxemia during one-lung anaesthesia;
    • Develop a plan to improve the perioperative outcomes of patients having esophagectomy surgery;
    • Manage anaesthetic care for patients having airway surgery including invasive pulmonology, tracheal resection and tracheal injuries;
    • Perform paravertebral analgesia and lung ultrasound;
    • Improve their ability to provide safe and reliable lung isolation with double-lumen tubes and bronchial blockers;
    • Understand the intraoperative implications of large mediastinal masses and develop an anaesthetic plan to manage these patients;
    • Develop a plan to manage post-thoracotomy pain for patients in whom epidural analgesia is contraindicated;
    • Discuss recent advances in anaesthesia for lung transplantation and patients with pulmonary hypertension

    The 8-hour “Thoracic anaesthesia symposium” will take place before Euroanaesthesia 2018 Congress at Bella Center, Copenhagen.

    Pre-registration is required and attendance is limited to 60 participants.

    Friday 1 June 2018 from 09.00 to 18.00

     

  • The workshop consists of hands-on teaching and allows the participants to acquire the necessary skills in small groups under supervision. Trainers will shortly demonstrate the important steps required to generate the relevant ultrasound images in volunteers – delegates will then have the opportunity to reproduce the images and identify the structures of importance under continuous supervision. Theoretical basis and background knowledge will be offered via e-learning modules in advance of the course.

    Learning objectives: Participants will learn how to use ultrasound as a tool to improve clinical practice in anaesthesia and critical care. The fields of application that will be addressed are:

    • Cardiac ultrasound: to generate and interpret the basic cardiac imaging views using a focused assessed transthoracic echo (FATE) approach, to evaluate right and left ventricular function, to quantify cardiac dimensions, to evaluate volume status, to understand and apply basic Doppler techniques and to assess cardiac output. In addition, to understand the principles of transoesophageal echocardiography and generate the basic echo images.
    • Lung ultrasound: to understand the basic principles of imaging the pleura and lungs. To recognize normal from abnormal echo patterns, to evaluate lung sliding and diagnose pneumothorax with US.
    • Abdominal ultrasound: to generate and interpret images of normal abdominal anatomy. To perform a focused assessment using ultrasound for trauma patients (FAST), to evaluate the presence of gastric content and to assess the abdominal aorta.
    • Ultrasound for peripheral and central vascular access: to use in- and out-of-plane techniques for vascular cannulation and appreciate the pros and cons.  To know the most successful approach and material for accessing the various vessels based on anatomical knowledge.

    Target audience: Practitioners and trainees in anaesthesia, critical care and emergency medicine who are convinced that ultrasound is an indispensable tool for daily clinical practice and want to acquire the knowledge and skills needed for successful implementation. 

    The “Ultrasound use in anaesthesia and critical care” pre-congress course is organised by the ESA Scientific Subcommittee on Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anaesthesiology and the ESA Scientific Subcommittee on Intensive Care Medicine.

    The 8-hour pre-congress course on “Ultrasound use in anaesthesia and critical care” will take place before Euroanaesthesia 2018 Congress at Bella Center, Copenhagen.

    Pre-registration is required and attendance is limited to 100 participants.

    Friday 1 June 2018 from 09.00 to 18.00

  • Intensive teaching by and exchange of experience with Paolo Pelosi (Genoa, Italy) 

    Patient-ventilator asynchrony can delay the weaning from mechanical ventilation and even increase mortality. Therefore, it is extremely important for clinicians, nurses and physiotherapists to early identify patient –ventilator asynchrony and organise clinical pathways and processes to avoid or minimize them. In this postgraduate course, attendees will have the opportunity to learn from one of the most renowned experts in mechanical ventilation how to improve the patient-ventilator synchrony by discussing clinical cases. Sedation regimens, modes of ventilation, and particular ventilator settings will be thoroughly discussed. In addition, the role of patient-ventilator asynchronies during anaesthesia in the postoperative period and also non-invasive ventilation will be discussed. The course will offer practical sessions, allowing participants the opportunity to evaluate and manage real clinical scenarios and improve “bedside” knowledge and practical skills.

    Learning objectives: This postgraduate course aims at giving basic physiology, scientific evidence and practical information about the importance and clinical application of the detection and management of patient-ventilator asynchrony during controlled and non-invasive mechanical ventilation.

    Written material, interactive slides, problem-solving steps as well as a list of questions to be solved will be provided both during and after the course.

    Target audience: The course is mainly dedicated to anaesthesiologists, intensive care physicians, nurses in anaesthesia and critical care, physiotherapists, as well as residents in anaesthesiology and intensive care medicine. The number of attendees is limited in order to allow deep discussions and increase the learning outcome.

    This “Postgraduate Course in Respiration” is organised by the ESA Scientific Subcommittee on Respiration and Airway Management

    The postgraduate course on “Patient-ventilator asynchrony” will take place before Euroanaesthesia 2018 Congress at Bella Center, Copenhagen.

    The course lasts 2 hours. Pre-registration is required and attendance is limited to 22 participants.

    Friday 1 June 2018 from 10.00 to 12.00

     

  • Intensive teaching by and exchange of experience with Edmond Cohen (New York, United States)

    Thoracic anaesthesia represents a major challenge for anaesthetists, requiring appropriate choice of the lung separation device, and anaesthesia regimen, as well as practical skills and thorough knowledge of the physiology and pathophysiology of one-lung ventilation.

    Learning objectives: This course will enable attendees to learn how to deal with difficult cases, as taught by one of the most renowned experts in the field. The number of attendees is limited in order to allow deep discussions and increase the learning outcome.

    This “Postgraduate Course in Respiration” is organised by the ESA Scientific Subcommittee on Respiration and Airway Management

    The postgraduate course on “Problem-based learning in thoracic anaesthesia” will take place before Euroanaesthesia 2018 Congress at Bella Center, Copenhagen.

    The course lasts 2 hours. Pre-registration is required and attendance is limited to 22 participants.

    Friday 1 June 2018 from 14.00 to 16.00

     

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    Learning objectives: This course will cover the fundamental topics on obesity and anaesthesia. It involves understanding disease processes and consequences, the impact of obesity on the cardiovascular, respiratory system and on the pharmacology of anaesthetic drugs. Other topics covered will include: the metabolic syndrome, OSAS/OHS, fasting guidelines, preoperative assessment and risk reduction strategies, airway and ventilation issues, postoperative analgesia.

    Target audience: Any doctor with an interest in providing safer anaesthesia for the morbidly obese patient.

    This pre-congress course is organised by the European Society for Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient (ESPCOP)

    The pre-congress course on “Anaesthesia for the morbidly obese patient – key issues” will take place before Euroanaesthesia 2018 Congress at Bella Center, Copenhagen.

    Pre-registration is required and attendance is limited to 100 participants.

    Friday 1 June 2018 from 09.00 to 16.30

     

     


     

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    Ultrasound is increasingly being used in the perioperative period as an effective tool to enhance patient care. Over the recent years, ultrasound has proven to be helpful in delineating the anatomy to anaesthetists, and has proven to be an invaluable tool in improving the standards of patient care.

    Learning objectives: The pre-congress course on spinal sono-anatomy is aimed at anaesthetists and pain physicians who want to access the advantages offered by the ultrasound to make a positive difference to their patients. The course will offer enlightening masterclasses, demonstrations and panel discussions. The speakers are planning to demonstrate on live models (volunteers) the techniques that will eventually help you identify the sono-anatomy, and improve the success rate of your blocks, be they for acute or chronic pain and obstetrics patient management.

    Target audience: This event is designed for the anaesthesia, intensive care and chronic pain management trainees and independent practitioners.

    The spinal sonography course is organised by the Society for Ultrasound in Anaesthesia (SUA).

    The 8-hour “Spinal Sonography Symposium” will take place before Euroanaesthesia 2018 Congress at Bella Center, Copenhagen.

    Pre-registration is required and attendance is limited to 150 participants.

    Friday 1 June 2018 from 09.00 to 18.00

     

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