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ESPA 2013: Annual Congress of the European Society for Paediatric Anaesthesiology

Centre International de conférence Genève (CICG) * | Geneva, SWITZERLAND
From 300 to 730 CHF
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Title: ESPA 2013: Annual Congress of the European Society for Paediatric Anaesthesiology
Specialty: , Anesthesiology, Pediatrics
Dates: From Sep, 5, 2013 to Sep, 7, 2013
Location: Geneva, SWITZERLAND
Type: Congress, Workshop
Registration Cost: From 300 to 730 CHF
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Event Overview
Welcome message:

Dear Colleague,

Geneva, the most international city in Europe, will be host to the 2013 Annual Congress of the European Society for Paediatric Anaesthesiology (ESPA) to be held jointly for the first time with the American Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA). This is a great opportunity to meet, share and learn from internationally known keynote speakers and experts during a variety of sessions including plenary lectures, panel discussions, interactive sessions, workshops, case based discussions and also at formal and informal networking events.

The programme is focused on improving the quality and safety of anaesthetic services for children and for the first time, TIVA for Tots and congenital cardiac anaesthesia satellite meetings will be part of the three-day congress. Together with our host society, the Swiss Society for Paediatric Anaesthesia (SGKA/SSAP), we are organizing an outstanding congress that meets the needs and interests of both the specialist paediatric anaesthesiologist and the generalist.

Not to be missed will be the wide choice of amazing social events such as a wine-cycling tour and rewarding excursions to Mont-Blanc, or the 27-kilometre particle accelerator at CERN.

With its humanitarian traditions and cosmopolitan flair, the European seat of the United Nations and world headquarters of the Red Cross, Geneva, ‘capital of peace’ welcomes you in September 2013 for what promises to be a very special ESPA congress!


Nigel Turner Walid Habre Nancy Glass
President ESPA SGKA/SSAP President SPA
Thematology / Presented Topics:
Improving drug use in children
New applications of old drugs
Recent and new agents
Intravenous lidocain
Oral opioids 
Update on remifentanil
Airway and lung
Improving Ventilatory Support
Ventilatory support in the OR 
Neonatal ventilatory support
New methods of ventilatory support: benefits and risks 
One lung ventilation
Controlled Rapid sequence induction 
Cuffed tracheal tubes
Airway workshops
Single lung ventilation workshops
Pain assessment in the cognitively impaired child 
Pain at home after day care 
Quipsi Project
Transfusion and coagulation
Improving Coagulation management
Thromboprophylaxis in children receiving regional anaesthesia
Coagulation monitoring
Intraoperative Transfusion & Coagulation Management
Regional anaesthesia
The choice of the local anaesthetic: does it matter?
Update on adjuncts to local anaesthesia
Paediatric Regional Anaesthesia Network PRAN 
Local Anaesthesia Toxicity
Paediatric Regional Analgesia Committee
Management of coagulopathy after bypass 
Bad bypass
Which inotrope after bypass 
Anaesthesia and outcome
Preventing brain injury
Pro-con debate: A paediatric cardiac anaesthesiologist should conduct all anaesthesia in the cath lab
Fast track surgery
Incidence and impact of awareness in children (Shobha Malviya, USA)
How can I prevent and manage awareness (Andrew Davidson, Australia)
Paediatric data from NAP 5 Project (Pandit Jaindeep, UK)
Dealing with difficult behaviour
The difficult child/ family
The difficult colleague 
The difficult trainee
Paediatric Sedation Consortium
Sedation workshop
Sedation scenarios
Education and organisation
The role of simulation in team training 
Improving responses to infrequent events
Reducing paediatric morbidity & mortality :learning from the registers
Task Force on Paediatric Anaesthetic Services 
Diploma problems and solutions
Accreditation of Departments: a USA view
I MUST use TIVA for this child: how do I do it?
I COULD use TIVA for this child but why should I?
Problems with TIVA: how can I avoid them?
TIVA for diagnostic procedures
TIVA Trainer: simulations and scenarios 
Pro-con debate: procedural sedation: who needs an anaesthesiologist
Pro-con: ultrasound improves paediatric regional anaesthesia outcomes
Pro-con debate: "Premedication causes more harm than good"
Pro-con debate: A paediatric cardiac anaesthesiologist should conduct all anaesthesia in the cath lab
Airway workshops
US Vascular Access 1
Ultrasound Regional Anaesthesia workshops1
Ultrasound ABC: clinical ultrasound in critical care 
Airway workshops
Single lung ventilation workshops
Resuscitation: ABC vs CAB
MEPA (Medical emergencies in paediatric anaesthesia)
Ambulatory surgery
Improving management of the obese child
 Perioperative management for bariatric surgery in adolescents 
Consent Dilemmas 
Postoperative problems
Delirium and emergence agitation
NIRS and Intensive Care
Epidemiological studies of neurodevelopmental outcome
Presenting the information to families
Intraosseous Needle
Can't ventilate – paralyse
Shortened Fasting Times in children
Editors' choice of the 10 best papers from the last year
Case based discussions 
Courses / Workshops within the event

Limited to 25 persons. An additional registration fee of 25 CHF for each workshop will be applied.


Airway Workshop
Ultrasound Regional Anaesthesia Workshop 1
Ultrasound in Emergency & Critical Care 1
Ultrasound Vascular Access
Medical Emergencies in Paediatric Anaesthesia
Single lung ventilation

Social Program

Thursday, September 5th, 2013
The Welcome Reception will start at 18h00 in the exhibition area at the congress venue.
You can enjoy a Swiss Wine & Cheese Cocktail in the exhibition area.

Friday, September 6th, 2013 (19h30 – 00h00)
Dinner will take place at the Bâtiment des Forces Motrices – Address: 2 Pace des Volontaires, 1204 Geneva





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Three types of presentations are foreseen: 

Oral presentations 
The ten best abstracts as judged by ESPA will be presented as oral presentations in the main auditorium. They will be organized as chaired 9 minutes presentations: 6 minutes slide presentation and 3 minutes discussion. The oral presentations are eligible for the ESPA Best Free Paper Award.

Poster presentations 
There will be no poster boards available at this Meeting. Posters will be presented electronically via 5 large plasma screen televisions in the Exhibition Area. Each poster will be displayed for two full days on a designated screen, arranged by topic. The scientific committee will be honoring the best poster presentations with the Best Poster Award.

Case based discussions
Case-based discussions are a useful and highly interactive feature of recent ESPA congresses in which clinical problems are discussed. Abstracts will be presented as an anonymous case-presentation of 10 minutes, focused on specific topics and problems. Following each presentation the audience will be invited to comment in a highly interactive and dynamic session. The primary aim of these case discussions is for audience and presenters to see what they can learn from each case. This is a first-rate opportunity to discuss daily problems with your colleagues, for which you cannot find clear answers in the literature.

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