Pre-Congress Courses

 

  • All participants of pre-congress courses must be registered to the congress. Space is limited, so pre-registration and payment is required in order to secure your place.
  • 6 CME Credits for one-day courses and 3 CME Credits for half-day courses.

Please note that the courses are not included in the congress fee.

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    Pre-registration is required and attendance is limited to 90 participants

    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.

    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 is intended for all grades of anaesthesiologists who wish to acquire, refresh or update their skills.

    The course will offer the 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

    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 Airway Management, in collaboration with the European Airway Management Society (EAMS).

    Hour session: 09:00 – 18:00

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

    This pre-congress course aims at:

    • gaining an understanding into the major ethical schools of thought, their place in law and their application in medicine,
    • understanding the use of ethical thought and practice in team leadership,
    • understanding the fundamentals of consent and capacity,
    • understanding the concept of “best interests” and its application in clinical practice,
    • understanding the different definitions of futility and there implications for end of life care,
    • being able to apply the concepts learned during the course to actual clinical scenarios.

    This 4-hour course explores systems of medical ethics, moral leadership and the fundamentals of medical law such as consent to treatment, mental incapacity and end of life care and their application in difficult clinical and managerial scenarios. The course will use a mix of didactic teaching and group learning based on case studies. Different approaches to biomedical ethics will be explored and the ethical and moral conflicts arising from these systems debated. In particular, the ethical conflict between deontological ethics (for a heavy 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 the impact on popular culture of slippery slope ethics on both clinical and leadership decision making in medicine will also be explored. Finally, specific aspects of practice in terms of consent, capacity and the provision of end of life care will be examined and debated, looking to apply the concepts learned throughout the morning to real clinical scenarios.

    This event is 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.

    Hour session: 14:00 – 18:00

     

     

     

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

    New improvements in surgical techniques and life-supporting methods have increased the number of survivors following complex surgical procedures. At the same time, refined diagnostic techniques have shown evidence of neurologic sequelae in those survivors suggesting that this damage might occur during or immediately after the surgical procedure. The potential mechanisms of such brain injuries during surgical anaesthesia relates primarily to interaction of vascular anatomic factors and the intrinsic vulnerability of the central nervous system in the human brain to hypoxia, ischemia and metabolic derangements.

    This pre-congress course has the aim to revise the basics of neuromonitoring that could be helpful to the general anaesthetist or the young trainee in understanding some of the neurophysiology ruling out the physiology of the anaesthesia state and the pathophysiology during surgical procedures. The main goal is to provide an evidence-based approach to the different methodologies available for consciousness monitoring and to available general anaesthesia and sedation techniques.

     

    The course will have a first session with frontal presentations dedicated to the main neuromonitoring tools available: EEG, pEEG, cerebral oximetry, evoked potentials, transcranial Doppler and ultrasound imaging. The second part of the course is a hands-on training with simulated scenarios and practice on healthy volunteers to achieve the basic skills on how to manage patients using neuromonitoring tools.

    The pre-congress course is designed for general anaesthetists and intensivists with interest in neuromonitoring or already experienced in neuroanesthesia and neurointensive care.

    This pre-congress course is organised by the ESA scientific subcommittee on general anaesthesia and the ESA scientific subcommittee on neuroanaesthesia.

    Hour session: 09:00 – 18:00

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

    At the end of this course, participants will have:

    • improved their knowledge of preoperative risk assessment, resource and drug management
    • improved their knowledge of early postoperative strategies to reduce “failure to rescue”
    • improved their knowledge of vital postoperative complications

    The course is divided into 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 during which participants will be able to apply and integrate the newly acquired knowledge on real clinical case discussions.
    4. Pre-course and post-course tests (MCQ) will be held to motivate participants to engage in learning.

    Participants will be given an electronic course booklet with an up-to-date literature reference list on the major course topics.

    This event is designed for doctors in training.

    The 8-hour course on “Perioperative medicine in daily practice” will take place just before the Euroanaesthesia 2017 Congress at the University Hospital of Geneva.

     

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

    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 coagulopaties.

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

    This event is for 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.

    Hour session: 13:30 – 18:00

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

    Pre-registration is required and attendance is limited to 22 participants

    Patient-ventilator asynchrony can delay the weaning from mechanical ventilation and even increase mortality. 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. The number of attendees is limited in order to allow deep discussions and increase the learning effect.

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

    Hour session: 10:00 – 12:00

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

    Pre-registration is required and attendance is limited to 22 participants.

    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. 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 effect.

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

    Hour session: 14:00 – 16:00

     

  • Pre-registration is required and attendance is limited to 56 participants for each course

     

    Participants will be able to apply the principles of anatomy to the performance of ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia. Consequently, participants will be able to describe the anatomy of the cervical, brachial, and lumbosacral plexi, spine, chest and abdominal wall with accuracy. This will enable them to perform ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia with confidence and safety.
    Experts in anatomy and regional anaesthesia will demonstrate on cadavers detailed dissections of areas relevant to the performance of upper and lower limbs blocks, chest, abdominal wall and neuraxial blocks. In addition, hand-eye coordination skills will be acquired/praticed at the needling station. Throughout the workshop participants will get ample opportunities to interact with the experts and their peers.

     

    This event is designed for residents, fellows, physicians interested in regional anaesthesia and chronic pain medicine.
    The course is organised by the ESA scientific subcommittee on regional anaesthesia.
    This course is repeated 2 times:
    9.00 – 12.00 and 14.00 – 17.00

     

    Platform of Morphology University of Lausanne

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

    Spinal sonography is an essential tool to enhance patient care in perioperative care. This offers a promising technical advancement as it delineates the spine anatomy and improves the understanding of morphology. Spinal sonography is challenging as the spine/bones protect the spinal cord and nerve roots. These bones are not only impermeable to the ultrasound but also cause loads of scattering and acoustic shadows.

    During this course, participants will:

    • brush up anatomy and sono-anatomy of all spinal and paraspinal procedures,
    • learn about basic and advanced spinal and paraspinal blocks as relevant for anaesthesia and pain medicine practice in a masterclass from eminent faculty,
    • be offered demonstration on models to get live views and solving queries and learning tricks to help day to day practice.

    The course on spinal sonography is aimed at anaesthetists and pain physicians who want to access the advantages offered by the ultrasound to make a positive difference to their practice in order to enhance patient care. There will be lecture-demonstrations, panel discussions and hands-on workshops. A special feature of this course will be demonstration and hands-on experience of spine injection techniques first time using Loughborough phantoms. The speakers are planning to demonstrate on live models (volunteers) a few scanning 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 management.

     

    The cours is designed for Doctors (all grades), health care workers with interest in using ultrasound to do spinal/paraspinal procedures to help with recovery and pain management

    Hour session: 09:00 – 18:00

  • Pre-registration is required and attendance is limited to 48 participants.

    This course will provide literature update and practical information on new technologies, devices and techniques to achieving a successful vascular access in children. Participants will learn how to use ultrasound to improve success rates and patient care, preventing or treating short and long term complications, when central, peripheral, and peripherally inserted central lines catheters, arterial lines and intraosseum needles are inserted.

    By the end of this course attendees will be able to:

    • properly operate a ultrasound machine and make adjustments to obtain adequate image quality,
    • acquire ultrasound images for examination of the vascular structures,
    • adequately apply the use of ultrasound to facilitate the intravascular placement of catheters
    • acquire the decision-making process for the correct choice of device and procedure for neonates and children.

    Tutors will cover the basics of ultrasound and ultrasound-guided line placements, with specific focus on paediatric anatomy, dedicated devices and procedures for children. Areas covered will include jugular, femoral, subclavian venous access and arm vein access. An overview on the immediate and long term management on children with vascular catheter will be provided. The course will also include hands-on practice on phantoms and human models.

    The pre-congress course is designed for physicians, nurses and healthcare professionals interested in the field of vascular access placement and management in children.

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

    Hour session: 09:00 – 18:00

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

    The use of ultrasound in ICU and anaesthesia is rapidly expanding. Numerous papers have demonstrated its incremental value as a non-invasive monitoring tool, as a unique diagnostic window to the cardiovascular system, the lungs and the abdomen, and as a guide to intravascular access. Its application to the critically ill and surgical patient extends beyond the traditional use of echo in radiology or cardiology. Whole-body ultrasound provides information that is complementary to a physical exam in guiding immediate patient management. It has the great advantage of being non-invasive, safe for the environment, and directly available at the bedside.

    However, using ultrasound in decision-making processes in the critically ill patient requires qualification. A basic understanding of physics, probe handling, machine settings etc. and knowledge of the limitations of this technique are a prerequisite. The basic use of ultrasound in this setting should focus on the unique pathophysiology and needs of the critically ill (anaesthesia, critical care and emergency medicine). A specific number of vital complications, haemodynamic derangements and typical differential diagnoses can be addressed based on image and pattern recognition.

    The objective of this pre-congress course is to demonstrate how ultrasound can assist in optimising patient management within the setting of anaesthesia and critical care. The e-learning must be completed prior to the workshop to achieve the full learning outcome. The focus of the workshop is on hands-on training providing plenty of opportunity for participants to practice vascular access techniques, echocardiography, and lung as well as abdominal echo examination on fully equipped echocardiography stations, phantoms and echo-simulators.

    The “Ultrasound use in critical care and anaesthesia” pre-congress course is organised by the ESA Scientific Subcommittee on cardiothoracic and vascular anaesthesia, the ESA Scientific Subcommittee on intensive care medicine, and the Society of Ultrasound in Anaesthesia (SUA). The faculty includes experts from all over Europe.

    Hour session: 09:00 – 18:00

  • Surgical Procedures in Critical Emergency Medicine (Part 1) – a Cadaver Course with a focus on Immediately Life Saving Procedures

    This is a hands-on, practical course where clinicians in small groups observe and carry out invasive urgent and life-saving procedures on human cadavers under the guidance of experienced instructors under the controlled condition of an anatomy lab.

    The course consists of two parts (a morning and a afternoon session), requiring separate registration.  Each session covers different procedural skills. Students can either book the morning or the afternoon session separately or both sessions together. However, to experience the full range of procedures we recommend to register for both sessions.

     

    Please see the programme of Part 1 for details and timings.

    Procedures covered in the morning session (Part1) are intra-osseous access, large bore central venous access for massive transfusion, venous cut-down, finger and tube thoracostomy, lateral canthotomy and suprapubic catheterization.

     

    In the afternoon session (Part 2) we cover cricothyroidotomy pericardiocenthesis, resuscitative thoracotomy, cranial burr hole, arthrocenthesis

    There are five students per cadaver; the instructor student ratio is one in two allowing for an optimum learning experience.

    Learning Objectives:

    • To understand indications of specific invasive procedures in Critical Emergency Medicine
    • To understand risks and benefits of these procedures
    • To develop or maintain technical skills required to carry out specific invasive procedures in Critical Emergency Medicine

    The course is suitable for medical practitioners with an interest in Critical Emergency Medicine (Pre-hospital field, Emergency Department or Intensive Care).

    The course is organised by the ESA Scientific Subcommittee on Critical Emergency Medicine – Trauma and Resuscitation with the support of the with the support of the European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery and the European Trauma Course Organisation. The course received an unrestricted educational grant from Teleflex.

    The 4-hour course on “Surgical Procedures in Critical Emergency Medicine (Part 1) – a Cadaver Course with a focus on vascular access” will take place just before the Euroanaesthesia 2017 Congress at the Institute of Anatomy of the University of Geneva.

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

    Surgical Procedures in Critical Emergency Medicine (Part 1) – a Cadaver Course with a focus on vascular access

    Friday 2 June 2017 at the Geneva Hospital from 08:00 to 12:00

     

  • Surgical Procedures in Critical Emergency Medicine (Part 1) – a Cadaver Course with a focus on Immediately Life Saving Procedures

    This is a hands-on, practical course where clinicians in small groups observe and carry out invasive urgent and life-saving procedures on human cadavers under the guidance of experienced instructors under the controlled condition of an anatomy lab.

    The course consists of two parts (a morning and a afternoon session), requiring separate registration.  Each session covers different procedural skills. Students can either book the morning or the afternoon session separately or both sessions together. However, to experience the full range of procedures we recommend to register for both sessions.

    Please see the programme of Part 2 for details and timings

    In the afternoon session (Part 2) we cover cricothyroidotomy pericardiocenthesis, resuscitative thoracotomy, cranial burr hole, arthrocenthesis

    There are five students per cadaver; the instructor student ratio is one in two allowing for an optimum learning experience.

    Procedures covered in the morning session (Part1) are intra-osseous access, large bore central venous access for massive transfusion, venous cut-down, finger and tube thoracostomy, lateral canthotomy and suprapubic catheterization.

    Learning Objectives:

    • To understand indications of specific invasive procedures in Critical Emergency Medicine
    • To understand risks and benefits of these procedures
    • To develop or maintain technical skills required to carry out specific invasive procedures in Critical Emergency Medicine

    The course is suitable for medical practitioners with an interest in Critical Emergency Medicine (Pre-hospital field, Emergency Department or Intensive Care).

    The course is organised by the ESA Scientific Subcommittee on Critical Emergency Medicine – Trauma and Resuscitation with the support of the European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery and the European Trauma Course Organisation. The course received an unrestricted educational grant from Teleflex.

    The 4-hour courses on “Surgical Procedures in Critical Emergency Medicine (Part 2) – a Cadaver Course with a focus on immediately lifesaving procedures” will take place just before the Euroanaesthesia 2017 Congress at the Institute of Anatomy of the University of Geneva.

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

    Surgical Procedures in Critical Emergency Medicine (Part 2) – a Cadaver Course with a focus on immediately life saving procedures

    Friday 2 June 2017 at the Geneva Hospital from 13:00 to 17:00

     

  • Pre-congress course – Friday 2 June from 09:00 to 18:00

    Anaesthesia for the morbidly obese patient: basic issues – Pre-congress course organised by the European Society for perioperative care of the obese patient (ESPCOP)

    Learning Objectives

    This basic course will try to cover most of the important topics on obesity and anesthesia. 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 involved are: The metabolic syndrome, OSAS/OHS, fasting guidelines, preoperative assessment and risk reduction strategies, airway and ventilation, postoperative analgesia and regional anaesthesia.

    Outline

    The course intends to highlight key issues in anaesthesia for the morbidly obese patients in short sessions where each speaker gets 15 minutes to convey the main message on his/hers topic. 3 breaks should allow some time for refreshments and some discussion. The final session is dedicated to some MCQ questions and answers.

    Target Audience

    Anyone with an interest on how to provide safe anaesthesia for the morbidly obese patient.

    Capacity

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

     

    Anaesthesia for the morbidly obese patient: basic issues

    Friday 2 June 2017 at the Geneva Hospital from 09:00 to 18:00

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