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The 4th World Congress of Total Intravenous Anaesthesia and Target Controlled Infusion 2014

National Palace of Culture Congress Centre * | Sofia, BULGARIA
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Title: The 4th World Congress of Total Intravenous Anaesthesia and Target Controlled Infusion 2014
Specialty: , Anesthesiology
Dates: From May, 24, 2014 to May, 26, 2014
Location: Sofia, BULGARIA
Type: Congress
Registration Cost: From 160 to 640 EUR
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Welcome to TIVA from the President

Dear Colleague,

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 4th World Congress of the Scientific Society in Total Intravenous Anaesthesia that will take place on May 24-26, 2014, in Sofia, Bulgaria. Every two years WORLD SIVA attracts a wide international and multidisciplinary audience to allow the opportunity for delegates to share their experiences and ‘network’ with a variety of specialists in their respective fields of interest.

In line with WORLD SIVA’s mission statement —

The association will also improve the standard of Intravenous Anaesthesia; improve Intravenous Anaesthesia delivery systems; including Target Controlled Infusion (TCI) technology; promote the clinical application of existing and new knowledge in Intravenous Anaesthesia; promote scientific education in Intravenous Anaesthesia; bring together those who study and practice Intravenous Anaesthesia; develop and recommend safety and quality standards for Intravenous Anaesthesia; address any possible ethical problems associated with Intravenous Anaesthesia; establish an international network for the exchange of information and expertise about Intravenous Anaesthesia.

The scientific program also includes practical workshops on highly clinically relevant topics. This edition of the World Congress will again feature a groundbreaking program with a world renowned faculty, authoritative and innovative keynote lectures, scientific theme tracks, industry luncheon symposia, poster sessions, an integrated industry exhibition, and last but not least a magnificent social networking event, full of culture and culinary delights.

We look forward to meeting you in Sofia for this stimulating meeting.

Yours sincerely,



Quirino Piacevoli WSIVA Chair


Mohamed Abdulatif, MD, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgical Intensive Care, Anaesthesia Department,
Kasr Al-Aini, Faculty of Medicine,
Cairo University, Egypt
Associate Editor, British Journal of Anaesthesia

Brian Anderson, MBChB, PhD, FANZCA, FCICM
Professor of Anaesthesiology,
Department of Paediatric Intensive Care,
Auckland Children’s Hospital
Auckland, New Zealand

Thomas Lars Andresen, PhD
Professor , Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology Colloids and Biological Interfaces
Director of Center for Nanomedicine and Theranostics
Technical University of Denmark
Lyngby, Denmark

Valerie Billard, MD
Professor, Département d’Anesthésie-Analgésie-Réanimation,
Institut Gustave Roussy,
Villejuif, France

Antonello Bonci, MD
Scientific Director
Chief, Synaptic Plasticity Section
Intramural Research Program of the National Institute on Drug Abuse

Peter Brooks, MBBS
Consultant Anaesthetist and Specialty Lead for Pain Management,
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
London, United Kingdom

Emery N. Brown, MD, PhD
Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia
Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School
Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Boston, Massachusetts

Douglas Carlson, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Washington University School of Medicine
Chief, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
St. Louis, MO

Fernando Carneiro, MD, TSA, SBA, PhD
Head of Department of Surgery,
Universidade Federal de Goiás;
Director of Professional Defense, SBA
Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine,
Goiânia, GO, Brazil

Susilo Chandra, MD, FRCA
Head of Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Unit
Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital
University of Indonesia, Medical Faculty
Jakarta, Indonesia

Johan Coetzee, MB, CHB, PhD, FCA(SA)
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Stellenbosch University,
Tygerberg, South Africa

Isabelle Constant, MD, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology,
Head of the Department of Anesthesia, Pediatric Burn Center, and Department of Anesthesia Pediatric Division
Hôpital Armand Trousseau
Paris, France

Paulo Costa, MD, PhD,
Professor of Pediatrics,
Department of Pediatrics,
Federal University of Goias,
Chair of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Department,
Brazilian Paediatric Society
Goias, Brazil

Stefan De Hert, MD, PhD
Chair, Scientific Committee ESA
Professor and Director of Research
Department of Anesthesiology
Ghent University Hospital
Ghent, Belgium

Alfredo Del Gaudio, MD
Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza
San Giovanni Rotondo

Gastão F. Duval Neto, MD, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology of Anesthesia Department of UFPel, Brazil
President of Occupational Health Committee of Brazilian Society of Anesthesiology

Nicholas Franks, PhD, FSB, FRCA, FMedSci, FRS Professor of Biophysics and Anaesthetics,
Head of the Division of Cell and Molecular Biology and Head of Biophysics
Imperial College London
London, United Kingdom

Pedro Gambús Cerrillo, MD, PhD
Visiting Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine
UCSF School of Medicine
San Francisco, CA

Professor and Chairman,
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care,
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin
Hong Kong, China

David Gozal, MD
Director, Sedation Service
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Hadassah Medical Center
Jerusalem, Israel

Martina Heinrichs, MD
Johannes Gutenberg University
AQAI Simulation Center
Mainz, Germany

Wolfgang Heinrichs, MD, PhD
Professor of Anesthesia
Johannes Gutenberg University
AQAI Simulation Center
Mainz, Germany

Hugh Hemmings, MD, PhD, FRCA
Distinguished Research Professor in Anesthetic Mechanisms,
Professor of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology ,
Chair of Anesthesiology ,
Weill Cornell Medical College
Anesthesiologist-in-Chief ,
NewYork Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell
New York, New York

Daniela Ionescu, PhD, DEAA
Associate Professor,
Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care
University of Medcine and Pharmacy Luliu Hatieganu
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Hoon Kang, MD
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Chungbuk National University Hospital
Cheongju, Korea

Markus Klimek, MD, PhD, DEAA, EDIC
President of the Dutch Society of the Neurosurgical Anesthesia.
Vice-Chairman and Vice Head of Residency Training Program
Depts. of Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine
Erasmus University Medical Center
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Norifumi Kuratani, MD, PhD
Saitama Children’s Medical Center
Saitama, Japan

Jerrold Lerman, MD, FRCPC, FANZCA
Clinical Professor of Anesthesia
Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo State
University of New York

Piet Leroy, MD, PhD
Division of Pediatric Intensive Care, Procedural
Sedation Unit, Department of Pediatrics
Maastricht University Medical Centre
Maastricht, The Netherlands

Ngai Liu, MD, PhD
Department of Anesthesiology,
Hopital Foch, Suresnes, France

Keira P. Mason, MD
Vice President, World SIVA
Chairman of the Scientific Committee,
World SIVA 2014 Bulgaria Meeting
Director, Radiology Anesthesia and Sedation
Boston Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Anesthesia
Harvard Medical School

Philippe Mavoungou, MD
ICO Nantes Rene Gauducheau,
Nantes, France

Fernando Montealegre, MD
Director, Department of Anesthesiology
“José Casimiro Ulloa” Emergency Hospital
Past President of the Peruvian Society of Anesthesia, Analgesia and Resuscitation
Vice-president of the Peruvian Resuscitation Council
Chairman Peruvian difficult airway committee
Professor of Anesthesia San Marcos University
Lima, Peru

Ahmed Mukhtar, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care,
Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Paolo Pelosi
Associate Professor in Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Universita’ dell’Insubria
Visiting Professor at University of Aachen
Varese, Italy

Johan Rader, MD, PhD
Professor of Anesthesia, University of Oslo
Chairman of Ambulatory Anesthesia
Ullevaal University Hospital
Oslo, Norway

Aiskil Ramos Arnias, MD
Professor of the postgraduate course in Anesthesiology University Centroccidental Lisandro Alavrado (UCLA)
Member of the faculty of the CLASA Commission,
Member Chapters and Research Management of Difficult Airway, and Anesthesia Obstetrics of the Venezuelan Society of Anesthesiology, Chief operating room and anesthesiologists in the clinic of Ear, Nose and Throat,Barquisimeto, Venezuela

Primitivo Rendón Mendivil, MD
Adjunct Professor of Anesthesia

James A. Roelofse, MBChB, MMED, PhD
Professor Anaesthesia and Sedation University of the Western Cape
Visiting Professor, University College London
Emeritus Professor Faculty of Health Sciences
Stellenbosch University
Stellenbosch, South Africa

Paolo Roncucci, MD
Director, Department of Anesthesia and ICU
Leghorn General Hospital
Leghorn, Italy

Maria Sammartino, MD
Assistant Professor,
Anesthesia and Intensive Care
Catholic University of Sacred Heart (UCSC)
Rome, Italy

Frederique Servin, MD
Departement Anesthesie et Reanimation Chirurgicale, CHU Bichat Claude Bernard,
Paris, France

Micha Shamir, MD
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine,
Hadassah, Hebrew University Hospital
Jerusalem, Israel

Munir Shawagfeh, MD
Consultant, Anesthesiology and Pain Management King Hussein Cancer Center
Head of the Jordan Society of Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Management
Amman, Jordan

Teo Jeon Shin, MD
Assistant Professor,
Department of Dental Anesthesiology and Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Seoul National University Dental Hospital
Seoul, Korea

Michael Stabile, MD, MBA
Adjunct Clinical Professor of Anesthesia
Vanderbilt University Medical School
Chief of Anesthesia Council
Operation Smile International

François Sztark, MD, PhD
Head Dept of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
Pôle d’Anesthésie Réanimation
CHU de Bordeaux
Bordeaux, France

Alex Sia Tiong Heng, MBBS, M Med (Anaes)
Chairman Medical Board
Director of the KK Research Centre
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Senior Associate Dean of KKH

Assia Valovska, MD
Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

John van den Anker, MD, PhD, FCP, FAAP
Evan and Cindy Jones Chair in Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology
Vice Chair of Pediatrics for Experimental Therapeutics
Children’s National Medical Center
Professor of Pediatrics, Pharmacology & Physiology,
GWU School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Washington, D.C.

Flavio Veintemilla Sig-Tú, MD
Comisión de Educación de Clasa
Departamento de Anestesiología
Grupo Hospitalario Kennedy,
Guayaquil, Ecuador

Jorge Verbel, MD
Board Member, Confederation of Latin American Societies of Anaesthesiology (CLASA)
Panama City, Panama

Robert Veselis, MD
Professor of Anesthesia
Director, Neuroanesthesiology Research Laboratory
Associate Attending Anesthesiologist, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Cornell Medical School

Laszlo Vutskits, MD, PhD
Paediatric Anesthesia Unit,
Division of Anesthesiology,
University Hospital of Geneva
Senior lecturer (Privat docent, Maitre d’enseignement et de recherche, University of Geneva Medical School)
Geneva, Switzerland

Craig Webster, BSc, MSc, PhD
Senior Lecturer
Centre for Medical and Health Sciences Education
Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand

David Wilkinson, MBBS
Wood Library Museum of Anesthesiology,
Laureate in the History of Anesthesia – 2008-2012, President of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists,
Emeritus Consultant Anaesthetist,
Department of Anaesthesia,
St. Bartholomew’s Hospital
London, UK

Graeme Wilson, MBChB, FCA(SA)
Specialist Anaesthetist
Department of Paediatric Anaesthesia
Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital
University of Cape Town
Capetown, South Africa

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As the official organiser of the TIVA Congress 2014, Kenes UK are offering special reduced rates for various hotels in Sofia, Bulgaria. Bookings for the following hotels will be open soon.

Official Hotels for TIVA Conference 2014

Hilton Sofia

1 Bulgaria Blvd. 1421, Sofia

Distance to the Venue:

5 minutes walking

Enjoy the central location of the Hilton Sofia hotel in the heart of the Bulgarian capital, opposite Sofia Congress Centre and just over a mile from Sofia attractions including Alexander Newsky Cathedral and nine miles from UNESCO World Heritage Site Boyana Church. Take advantage of the shuttle service to and from Sofia International Airport, just 25 minutes away.

Feel at home in a contemporary guest room, decorated in cool, calm tones with sound-proof windows. Stay connected with high-speed internet access. Get to work at the desk with an ergonomic chair or simply wrap yourself in a fluffy bathrobe and relax on the easy chair.

Central Park Hotel Sofia

106, Vitosha Blvd. 1463 Sofia

Distance to the Venue:


The 4 star Central Park Hotel Sofia enjoys a prime location situated in the heart of Bulgaria’s capital. With easy access to all sites of interest in Sofia it is the ultimate venue for business and leisure traveller alike. The Central Park Hotel Sofia attains the very highest standards of comfort and all amenities essential to modern living. It has contemporary design and yet cordial homely atmosphere and combines elegant living standards with warm Bulgarian hospitality and outstanding personal service guaranteed to please the most discerning guests.

Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Sofia

4, Narodno Sabranie square 1000 Sofia

Distance to the Venue:

15 mn walk

Enjoy stunning views from the Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Sofia. The hotel rests in the heart of Bulgaria’s capital city on Narodno Sabranie Square. Guests enjoy the hotel’s proximity to such landmarks as the Bulgarian Parliament and Alexander Nevski Cathedral. Suites feature a private balcony with charming views of the bustling square and its impressive sites. The hotel also offers non-smoking rooms and accessible rooms for disabled guests.

Sofia Hotel Balkan

5 Sveta Nedelya Square, Sofia

Distance to the Venue:

15 min walk

Sofia Hotel Balkan, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is an iconic landmark in the vivid centre of Sofia and is perfectly located in the heart of the city. Monuments, museums, theatres, cafes, galleries, parks, business and cultural establishments surround the Sofia Balkan.

Grand Hotel Sofia

1 Gurko Street, 1000 Sofia

Distance to the Venue:

15 min walk

Grand Hotel Sofia features unique spacious rooms of over 50 sq. m, all elegantly appointed and offering luxury, style and comfort including 20 twin room and rooms with opening windows.

Group Bookings

For group bookings (5 rooms or more) please contact:
Nicolas Sanfourche, TIVA TCI Accommodation Manager
Tel: +44 (0)20 7383 8051.

Accommodation Department

Kenes UK, The Euston Office, One Euston Square, 40 Melton Street, NW1 2FD, London, UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7383 8030, Fax: +44 (0)20 7383 8040

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Submission Info

Abstracts must be submitted via this website. Please click on the “Submit your Abstract” button and follow the submission instructions carefully.

Abstracts must be submitted before the deadline date of   Thursday, 16th January 2014


The Scientific Program Committee will be honouring the best abstract submissions with the prestigious Best Presentation Award.

From the abstracts submitted, the awardees will be chosen based on the scientific merit of their submissions, originality, and vision to improve the standard of intravenous anaesthesia and intravenous anaesthesia delivery systems.

The final round of the review of submitted abstracts will offer The Best Presentation Award as follows:

  • Best Oral Presentations: 2 awardees
  • Best Poster Presentations: 2 awardees

Submit your Abstract in order to speak in the program and get published*

*This condition is subject to acceptance of submitted abstract.

Abstract Guidelines:

  1. Abstracts must be submitted via this website. Faxed, posted or emailed abstracts will NOT be accepted.
  2. The submitting author MUST be the presenting author.
  3. Abstracts must be submitted before midnight of the abstract submission deadline. Abstracts received after this deadline will NOT be accepted.
  4. All abstracts will be reviewed by the faculty and successful applicants will be chosen based on originality and clinical applicability of the work. Abstracts will be either accepted for oral presentation, poster display or rejected.
  5. The scientific faculty reserves the right to accept or refuse an abstract, to designate abstracts as either oral or poster presentations and to choose a suitable session for the abstract.
  6. Work must be original and not have been published or presented in any international meetings previously.
  7. The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission.
  8. Abstracts must be typed in English.
  9. Inclusion in the Scientific Program and CD of Abstracts is dependent on payment of registration fees.
  10. Abstract length should not exceed 500 words.
  11. Please read the instructions on how to submit your abstract through our online system here.
  12. The presenting author must be registered for at least the first two days of the Congress.

Declaration of Consent to Publication and Assignation of Copyright

By submitting an abstract you consent to the following declarations:

  • I confirm that I previewed this abstract and that all information is correct. I accept that the content of this abstract cannot be modified or corrected after final submission and I am aware that it will be published exactly as submitted.
  • Submission of the abstract constitutes my consent to publication (e.g. congress website, programs, other promotions, etc.)
  • The Abstract Submitter warrants and represents that he/she is the sole owner or has the rights of all the information and content (“Content”) provided to TIVA-TCI 2014 and Kenes International (Hereafter: “The Organisers”). The publication of the abstract does not infringe any third party rights including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights.The Abstract Submitter grants the Organisers a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, publish, translate, distribute, and display the Content.
  • The Organisers reserve the right to remove from any publication an abstract which does not comply with the above.
  • I herewith confirm that the contact details saved in this system are those of the corresponding author, who will be notified about the status of the abstract. The corresponding author is responsible for informing the other authors about the status of the abstract.
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40 Melton Street

Tel: +44 (0) 207 383 8030

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