8th

SLOVENIAN CONGRESS

OF ANAESTHESIOLOGISTS

Sep 30th, 2022 – Oct 2nd, 2022 LJUBLJANA

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8th

SLOVENIAN CONGRESS

OF ANAESTHESIOLOGISTS

Sep 30th, 2022 – Oct 2nd, 2022 LJUBLJANA

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ABOUT THE EVENT

The Red Thread of the 8th  Slovenian Congress of Anaesthesiologists

will be a holistic view on our practice – that is the entire span of perioperative medicine. Therefore, we have entitled the congress as: Anaesthesiologist – the perioperative physician”. The topics of the presentations were chosen with current and provocative issues in mind, including important topics for daily practice as well as encouraging translation of evidence-based medicine findings into clinical practice.

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The topics of the congress will include novelties and challenges in all areas of our practice, including all patient categories: children, parturient, adults and elderly. The lecture styles will be engaging and stimulating (e.g., pro et contra, hot topics, state-of-the-art, etc).

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As we are celebrating the 60th anniversary of SSAIM in 2022, we have decided to make this event even more special: 10,000 virtual seats are available free of charge for international participants (i.e., for non-residents of Slovenia).

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We have prepared an exciting programme available in simultaneous translation into English for international participants joining us live or online. We hope that the selection of relevant and a bit provocative topics with 14 renowned international guest speakers and 36 fabolous Slovenian speakers will meet your personal CPD needs in 2022.

Sincerely. Your organising committee.

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

All times are in Central European Time Zone.
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8:00 - 12:00

WORKSHOP: AIRWAY MANAGEMENT OF THE FUTURE

Peter van de Putte, Belgium; Loes Bruijstens, Netherland; Nicholas Chrimes, Australia; Joana Berger Estilita, Switzerland; Mojca Drnovšek Globokar, Goran Jeglič, Darjan Kos, Tatjana Stopar Pintarič, Marko Zdravković, Slovenia:

Awake tracheal intubation, Gastric POCUS & airway ultrasound, eFONA in 3D, PUMA guidelines in practice (simulation), Airway in the ICU (simulation), Lung separation techniques

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8:00 - 12:00

WORKSHOP: ESSENTIALS OF REGIONAL ANAESTHESIA: ACUTE AND CHRONIC PAIN

Nuala Lucas, UK; Pia Jaeger, Denmark; Peter Merjavy, UK; Ira Skok, Marko Lokar, Silva Ostojić Kapš, Sabina
Štivan, Nenad Živković, Ivan Kostadinov, Slovenia:

Therapeutic effects of regional blocks; Neuraxial analgesia & trunk blocks; Upper extremity blocks; Lower extremity blocks; Chronic pain interventions

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8:00 - 12:00

WORKSHOP: BLEEDING MANAGEMENT IN THE PERIOPERATIVE SETTING

Tanja Kuprivec, Anita Mrvar Brečko, Peter Poredoš, Vesna Sok, Maja Šoštarič, Valentina Butkovič, Slovenia:

Major trauma; Obstetrics; Cardiac surgery; Sudden massive bleeding; ROTEM; TEG; etc

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8:00 - 12:00

WORKSHOP: ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY: TRANSTHORACIC AND TRANSOESOPHAGEAL

Višnja Ivančan, Croatia; Federico Bilotta, Italija; Gordan Mijovski, Jernej Novak, Dejan Pirc, Tomaž Podlesnikar, Gordana Taleska Štupica, Andreja Möller Petrun, Slovenia:

Basic views; Ejection fraction estimation; Mitral & aortic valve lesions; lung ultrasound

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13:00 - 13:15

WELCOME

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13:15 - 13:35

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assist.prof. Peter Poredoš, MD, PhD, DESA, EDRA

PLENARY LECTURE – 60 YEARS OF SSAIM

Skills of the anaesthesiologists in the past and in the future: what’s dying and what’s evolving 

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13:40 - 15:10

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CHAIRMEN
prof. Tatjana Stopar Pintarič, MD, PhD
assist. prof.Marko Zdravković, MD, PhD

PERIOPERATIVE AIRWAY MANAGEMENT

13:40 – 14:00 Nicholas Chrimes (Australia): Airway of the future: PUMA guidelines

14:00 – 14:20 Peter van de Putte (Belgium): The next major game changer: Gastric POCUS

14:20 – 14:40 Ana Pekle Golež, Ajša Repar (Ljubljana): Awake tracheal intubation: pro et contra

14:40 – 15:00 Gordana Taleska Štupica (Ljubljana): Airway management in the ICU is always challenging; what is the safest way of doing it?

15:00 – 15:10 Discussion

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15:15 - 16:45

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CHAIRMEN
assist.prof. Andreja Möller Petrun, MD, PhD, DESA
Dragoslav Leković, MD

PERIOPERATIVE MECHANICAL VENTILATION

15:15 – 15:35 Andreas Kupsch (Ljubljana): Paediatric ventilation – from science to practice

15:35 – 15:55 Mojca Drnovšek Globokar (Ljubljana): One lung ventilation, what matters?

15:55 – 16:15 Sergej Godec (Ljubljana): Intraoperative vs postoperative evidence based mechanical ventilation

16:15 – 16:35 David Berger (Switzerland): Heart-lung interactions: physiology and pitfalls

16:35 – 16:45 Discussion

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16:45 - 17:30

COFFEE BREAK

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17:30 - 19:00

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CHAIRMEN
Špela Elizabeta Mušič, MD
assist.prof. Janez Benedik, MD, PhD

PERIOPERATIVE HEMODYNAMICS

17:30 – 17:50 Mirt Kamenik (Maribor): High and low-technology methods for
haemodynamic assessment

17:50 – 18:10 Marko Žličar (Ljubljana): Modern approach to haemodynamics

18:10 – 18:30 Darjan Kos (Maribor): Haemodynamics during anaesthesia:
fluids or vasopressors

18:30 – 18:50 Višnja Ivančan (Croatia): (F)utility of mechanical circulatory support devices

18:50 – 19:00 Discussion

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19:00 - 19:30

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CHAIRMEN
prof. Stojan Jeretin, MD, PhD
assist. prof. Peter Poredoš, MD, PhD, DESA, EDRA
assist. prof. Marko Zdravković, MD, PhD

HONORARY SSAIM MEMBERSHIP AWARDS

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19:30 - 22:15

Onsite congress opening and reception

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8:15 - 8:25

WELCOME

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8:25 - 8:35

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Robert Berger, MD

HIGHLIGTHS OF DAY 1

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8:35 - 10:05

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CHAIRMEN
Sergeja Kozar, MD
prof. Mirt Kamenik, MD, PhD

PERIOPERATIVE MONITORING AND PROTECTION OF THE BRAIN

8:35 – 8:55 Andreja Möller Petrun (Maribor): Ultrasonographic measurement of optic nerve sheath diameter: clinical usefulness in perioperative medicine

8:55 – 9:15 Primož Gradišek (Ljubljana): Predicting outcome after traumatic brain injury

9:15 – 9:35 Federico Bilotta (Italy): Small pearls of perioperative management in patients undergoing brain surgery

9:35 – 9:55 Joana Berger Estilita (Switzerland): Intraoperative EEG for all patients – utopia or reality?

9:55 – 10:05 Discussion

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10:05 - 10:25

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Kariem El-Boghdadly (UK), MBBS, BSc, FRCA, EDRA, MSc

PLENARY LECTURE – 60 YEARS OF SSAIM

State-of-the-art perioperative research

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10:30 - 11:00

COFFEE BREAK

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11:00 - 12:30

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CHAIRMEN
Vesna Sok, MD
Marko Lokar, MD

PERIOPERATIVE BLEEDING AND THROMBOSIS

11:00 – 11:20 Mojca Šimonka (Murska Sobota): When to give iron intravenously and where?

11:20 – 11:40 Anita Mrvar Brečko (Ljubljana): Challenges in management of the polytrauma patient

11:40 – 12:00 Kai Zacharowski (Germany): State-of-the-art patient blood management

12:00 – 12:20 Ivan Kostadinov (Ljubljana): Why is bleeding risk overestimated in regional anaesthesia, or is it?

12:20 – 12:30 Discussion

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12:30 - 13:55

LUNCH BREAK

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13:25 - 13:55

SATELLITE SYMPOSIA

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14:00 - 16:10

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CHAIRMEN
Nataša Fonda, MD
Ivan Kostadinov, MD, EDRA

PERIOPERATIVE PAIN MANAGEMENT MARATHON – PART 1

14:00 – 14:20 Pia Jæger (Denmark): Opioid free anaesthesia: PRO

14:20 – 14:40 Kariem El-Boghdadly (UK): Opioid free anaesthesia: CONTRA

14:40 – 15:00 Alenka Spindler Vesel (Ljubljana): Past & Future of intraoperative pain monitoring

15:00 – 15:20 Marko Zdravković (Maribor): Combined spinal-general anaesthesia for laparoscopic surgery

15:20 – 15:40 Gordan Mijovski (Ljubljana): Pain relief using local anaesthetic in the surgical wound after minithoracotomy for aortic valve replacement

15:40 – 16:00 Polona Gams (Ljubljana): Peripheral blocks for thoracic surgery analgesia

16:00 – 16:10 Discussion

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16:10 - 16:40

COFFEE BREAK

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16:40 - 18:50

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CHAIRMEN
Sabina Štivan, MD
Matevž Uranič, MD

PERIOPERATIVE PAIN MANAGEMENT MARATHON – PART 2

16:40 – 17:00 Peter Merjavy (UK): Neuraxial/Regional anaesthesia and perioperative outcomes

17:00 – 17:20 Nuala Lucas (UK): State-of-the-art neuraxial anaesthesia for caesarean section

17:20 – 17:40 Borut Gostiša, Silva Ostojić Kapš (Novo mesto): Superior trunk block vs interscalene block for awake shoulder surgery

17:40 – 18:00 Marija Damjanovska (Ljubljana): Perioperative pain management in children

18:00 – 18:20 Liljana Markova (Ljubljana): Neurotoxicity of local anesthetics in undamaged and damaged nerves

18:20 – 18:40 Barbara Kosmina Štefančič (Izola): Chronic postoperative pain – can we prevent it?

18:40 – 18:50 Discussion

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18:50 - 19:10

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Barbara Kosmina Štefančič, MD
assist.prof. Neli Vintar, MD, PhD

POSTGRADUATE PAIN MANAGEMENT COURSE

Slovenian Medical Association diploma ceremony

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19:10 - 22:30

DINNER

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9:00 - 9:10

WELCOME

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9:10 - 9:20

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Matic Kaiser, MD

HIGHLIGTHS OF DAY 2

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9:20 - 9:40

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assoc. prof. Maja Šoštarič, MD, PhD

PLENARY LECTURE – 60 YEARS OF SSAIM

High quality clinical work, research, teaching and organisational management in perioperative medicine: past, present & future

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9:45 -11:05

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CHAIRMEN
Katja Kalan Uštar, MD
assis. prof. Peter Poredoš, MD, PhD, DESA, EDRA

PERIOPERATIVE HOT TOPICS (PART 1)

9:45 – 10:05 Maurizio Cecconi (Italy): Fluid management in the ICU

10:05 – 10:15 Joana Berger Estilita (Switzerland): Gender equity or bias in perioperative medicine?

10:15 – 10:35 Loes Bruijstens (The Netherlands): Airway management and extra dimensions: getting the most out of ‘failure’

10:35 – 10:55 Radmilo Janković (Serbia): COVID-19: lessons learned about (non)invasive mechanical ventilation

10:55 – 11:05 Discussion

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11:05 - 11:45

BRUNCH BREAK

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11:45 - 12:55

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CHAIRMEN
Karmen Pišek Šuta, MD
Aleksandra Kern, MD

PERIOPERATIVE HOT TOPICS (PART 2)

11:45 – 11:55 Vesna Novak Jankovič (Ljubljana): Quality and standards in anaesthesiology and perioperative intensive medicine

11:55 – 12:05 Blaž Peček (Izola): (NT-)BNP as a predictor of perioperative complications

12:05 – 12:15 Boris Ban (Celje): Should we still use colloids and when?

12:15 – 12:25 Dušan Mekiš (Maribor): Neuromuscular blockade: state-of-the-art

12:25 – 12:35 Jasminka Peršec (Croatia): Effect of machine learning guided hemodynamic optimization on intraoperative hypotension and outcomes in major surgery

12:35 – 12:45 Jožica Wagner Kovačec (Maribor): Novelties and challenges in obstetric anaesthesia

12:45 – 12:55 Discussion

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13:00 - 14:10

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CHAIRMEN
Milena Kerin Povšič, MD, PhD
assis. prof. Tomislav Mirković, MD, PhD

PERIOPERATIVE HOT TOPICS (PART 3)

13:00 – 13:10 Maurizio Cecconi (Italy): Frailty and the perioperative outcomes

13:10 – 13:20 Nada Rotovnik Kozjek (Ljubljana): Challenges in perioperative nutrition

13:20 – 13:30 Jernej Novak (Maribor): Immunosuppressive drugs in the perioperative period

13:30 – 13:40 Branka Stražišar (Ljubljana): Holistic rehabilitation following breast surgery

13:40 – 13:50 Mateja Lopuh (Ljubljana): The importance of anesthesiologist skills in care of patient with palliative disease

13:50 – 14:00 Iztok Potočnik (Ljubljana): Dexmedetomidine: the new ways of use

14:00 – 14:10 Discussion

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14:10 - 14:30

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Janez Kompan, MD

PLENARY LECTURE – 60 YEARS OF SSAIM

Busting myths and dogmas in (Slovenian) perioperative medicine

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14:30 - 15:00

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CHAIRMEN
Silva Ostojić Kapš, MD
Robert Berger, MD
assist. prof. Marko Zdravković, MD, PhD

TOP 6 POSTER PRESENTATIONS

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15:00 - 15:15

CLOSING CEREMONY & CONGRESS AWARDS

MEET OUR INTERNATIONAL GUEST SPEAKERS

Prof Kai Zacharowski, MD, PhD, ML, FRCA

Director & Clinical Head of Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine & Pain Therapy

University Hospital Frankfurt, Goethe University

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

President of European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care

Peter Van de Putte, MD, PhD

Department of Anaesthesiology

Imeldaziekenhuis

Imeldalaan, Belgium

Nuala Lucas, MBBS, FRCA, MBE

Department of Anaesthesia

London North West University Healthcare Trust

London, UK

Senior Editor | International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia

Kariem El-Boghdadly, MBBS, BSc, FRCA, EDRA, MSc

Clinical Service and Research Lead at Theatres, Anaesthesia and Peri-operative Medicine

Guy’s and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

London, UK

Editor | Anaesthesia

Pia Jæger, MD, PhD, DMSc

Department of Anesthesia

The Juliane Marie Center, Rigshospitalet

Copenhagen University Hospital

Copenhagen, Denmark

David Berger, Assoc Prof MD PhD

Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Inselspital

University Hospital Bern

Bern, Switzerland

Peter Merjavy, MD, PhD, EDRA, FRCA, CETC

Craigavon Area University Teaching Hospital

Portadown, Northern Ireland, UK

EDRA Part 2 Vice-Chair
President of Northern Ireland Society of Regional Anaesthesia

Prof Maurizio Cecconi, MD, FRCA, FFICM

Head of Department Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas

Milan, Italy

President of European Society of Intensive Care Medicine

Loes Bruijstens, MD

Department of Anesthesiology

Radboud University Medical Center

Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Joana Berger-Estilita, MD, MMEd, DESA, EDIC

Institute for medical education and Department of Anaesthesia

Hirslanden Private Group

Salem Spital

Bern, Switzerland

Prof Radmilo J. Jankovic, MD, PhD

Director of Clinic for Anesthesia and Intensive Care

University Clinical Center Nis

Nis, Serbia

Secretary of European Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care

Nicholas Chrimes, MBBS(Hons), FANZCA

Monash Medical Centre

Melbourne, Australia

Creator of The Vortex Approach
PUMA guidelines Project Director

Prof Višnja Ivančan, MD, PhD

Department of Anesthesiology, Reanimatology and Intensive Care Medicine

University Hospital Centre Zagreb

Zagreb, Croatia

President of Croatian Society of Anesthesiology, Reanimatology and Intensive Medicine

Federico Bilotta, Prof, MD, PhD

Department of Anesthesiology an Critical Care

Sapienza University of Rome

Rome, Italy

President of NASC - ESAIC

Jasminka Peršec, Assoc Prof MD PhD

Head of Clinical Department of Anesthesiology, Reanimatology and Intensive Care Medicine

University Hospital Dubrava

Zagreb, Croatia

President of the Croatian Society of Intensive Care Medicine

EXPERIENCE 3 DAYS OF ENGAGING PROGRAMME AND HAVE FUN…

…either online or live at a superb location, enjoying culinary delights in the nicest company of your colleagues.

TAKE YOUR SEAT

Early bird registration closes on June 1st, 2022 (including free online seats).

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REGISTRATION FEES

PHYSICIAN SPECIALIST

Early bird until 1 / 6 / 2022
400 + VAT
  • registration fee
  • congress materials
  • entrance to all the lectures and exhibits
  • coffee and lunch breaks
  • opening ceremony with dinner
  • Saturday dinner
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PHYSICIAN RESIDENT / TRAINEE

Early bird until 1 / 6 / 2022
200 + VAT
  • registration fee
  • congress materials
  • entrance to all the lectures and exhibits
  • coffee and lunch breaks
  • opening ceremony with dinner
  • Saturday dinner
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VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE

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POSTERS

Poster submission deadline is April 10th, 2022 at noon Central European Time.

The best three posters will receive awards. The authors will be given the opportunity to present a 4-minute talk during the main congress.

LOCATION

FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON LJUBLJANA MONS

Pot za Brdom 4,

1000 Ljubljana

(free parking for attedances)

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