Organization

Organs of the Association

The Board of Directors meets at least three times per year and reports to the Representative Council during the Annual Congress taking place in autumn. The Board of Directors has 6 permanent members. The General Assembly is held during the Annual Congress where members are informed by the Board of Directors about the latest developments.

The Representative Council of the association is comprised of national delegates. Countries with more than 5 members are eligible to elect one representative. Countries with more than 50 members may elect two representatives, countries with more than 100 members are eligible to select 3 representatives. The term of office of the national representative is two years. The Representative Council meets once per year with the Board of Directors, during the Annual Congress. At the Annual Congress 35 representatives have been formally elected into the Representative Council.

The association has three permanent committees: the Scientific Committee, the Congress Committee and the Education Committee. These committees aim at giving recommendations to the Board of Directors for a final decision (Board of Directors motions). The respective committees are chaired by one of the Board of Directors member.

The EACTA Board of Directors is the highest executive level of the Association. It shall create a vision for the future of the Association and develop strategies to fulfill it. It will develop strategies regarding the cooperation with partner societies for the future of the medical specialty and for the benefit of its Members and Representative Council. The members of the EACTA Board of Directors are elected by the Representative Council.

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guarracino

President

Fabio Guarracino

Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine
Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana
Via Paradisa 2
56124 Pisa, Italy
E-mail: president[at]eacta.org

wouters

President Elect

Patrick Wouters

Chair of Department, Ghent University
Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
De Pintelaan 185 2K12C
9000 Ghent, Belgium
E-mail: presidentelect[at]eacta.org

mukherjee

Secretary General

Chirojit Mukherjee

Department of Anesthesia & Intensive care
HELIOS Clinic for Cardiac Surgery Karlsruhe
Franz-Lust-Str. 30
76185 Karlsruhe, Germany
E-mail: secretarygeneral[at]eacta.org

rex

Subspecialty Committees Coordinator

Steffen Rex

Department of Anesthesiology
University Hospitals Leuven
Herestraat 49
3000 Leuven, Belgium
E-mail: subcomcoordinator[at]eacta.org

el-tahan

Education Chair

Mohamed R. El-Tahan

Mansoura University, Egypt
Currently, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia & Surgical Intensive Care
40289 Al Khubar 31952, Saudi Arabia
E-mail: educationchair[at]eacta.org

paternoster

Chair of the Annual Congress

Gianluca Paternoster

Division of Cardiac Resuscitation,
Cardiovascular Anesthesia and Intensive Care
San Carlo Hospital (Potenza) Italy
Via Potito Petrone, 85100 Potenza (Pz), Italy
E-mail: annualcongresschair[at]eacta.org

According to the EACTA Bylaws, the Representative Council of the association is comprised of one member from each country with 5 or more full EACTA members in good standing. Countries with 51 or more members may elect two national representatives into the Representative Council. Cut-off date for determining if and how many representative a country is eligible to have is March 31 of the current membership period.

The EACTA Representative Council has its yearly meeting with the EACTA Board of Directors in connection with the EACTA Annual Congress. The next meeting will take place in Grenoble in December 2020.

Australia
Elected: 2016 (representative 2017-2019)
Next election in 2019 – for the period of office 2020-2022

Alyssa Scurrah

Prince Of Wales Hospital
Anaesthetics
59 Oberon St
2031 Randwick
NSW, Australia

Phone: +61412217810
E-mail: drscurrah[at]gmail.com

Austria
Elected: 2018 (representative 2019- 2021)
Next election in 2021 – for the period of office 2022- 2024

Martin Bernardi
Medical University Vienna
Department of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Medicine
Division of Cardiac Thoracic Vascular Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
Waehringer Guertel 18-20
A-1090 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43140400 4109
E-mail: martin.bernardi[at]meduniwien.ac.at

Belgium
Re-elected: 2016 (representative 2017- 2019)
Next election in 2019 – for the period of office 2020- 2022

Gregory Hans
Department of Anesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine
CHU Liege
Domaine Universitaire du Sart Tilman
Avenue de l’hospital Bat. B35
4000 Liege, Belgium
Phone: +3243667655
E-mail: g.hans[at]chu.ulg.ac.be

Belgium
Elected: 2019 (representative 2020-2022)
Next election in 2022 – for the period of office 2023- 2025

Caroline Vanpeteghem
Dept. of Anaesthesia and Perioperative medicine
University Hospital Ghent
Corneel Heymanslaan 10
9000 Gent, Belgium

Phone: +3293323281
E-mail: caroline.vanpeteghem[at]ugent.be

Brazil
Re-elected: 2017 (representative 2017-2019)
Next election in 2019 – for the period of office 2020-2022

Caetano Nigro Neto
Dante Pazzanese Institute of Cardiology
Av Dr Dante Pazzanese 500, 6th Floor
04012-909 Sao Paolo, Brazil
Sao Paolo, Brazil
Phone: +5511983156024
E-mail: caenigro[at]uol.com.br

Bulgaria
Elected: 2016 (representative 2017-2019)
Next election in 2019 – for the period of office 2020-2022

Yassen Getsov
Hospital St Ekaterina
Anesthesia and Intensive Care
Head of Clinic
Pencho Slaveicov bulevard 52A
1431 Sofia, Bulgaria
Phone: +35929159715
E-mail: getsov_yassen[at]yahoo.com

Canada
Re-elected in 2017 (representative 2018-2020)
Next election in 2020 – for the period of office 2021-2023

Annette Vegas
Staff Anesthesiologist
Toronto General Hospital, Eaton North Wing 3-406
200 Elizabeth Street
M5G 2C4 Toronto
ON, Canada
Phone: +41634048006443
E-mail: annette.vegas[at]uhn.ca

Chile
Elected in 2018 (representative 2019-2021)
Next election in 2021 – for the period of office 2020-2024

Víctor Manuel Parra Morales
Echocardiography Unit, Instituto Nacional del Tórax,
Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de Chile.
Avenida Salvador 486, Providencia; 7500922, Casilla 16038, correo 9
Santiago, Chile.
Phone: +56229770530
E-mail: vparra[at]uchile.cl

Colombia
Elected in 2017 (representative 2017-2019)
Next election in 2019 – for the period of office 2020-2022

Hernan Castro Arias
Department of Cardio-Thoracic-Vascular Anesthesia Medellin Clinic
San Vincente Fundación Rionegro CES University
Kil 13 Via Las Palmas
055427 Medellin, Colombia
Phone: +573128633884
E-mail: hcastro[at]ces.edu.co

Croatia
Elected in 2018 (representative 2018-2020)
Next election in 2020 – for the period of office 2021-2023

Zdenko Povšić-Čevra
Anesthesiologist and Intensive Care Specialist
Magdalena Special Hospital for Cardiovascular Surgery and Cardiology
Faculty of Medicine
Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek
Ljudevita Gaja 2
49 217 Krapinske Toplice, Croatia
Phone +38549244437
E-mail: Zdenko.Povsic-Cevra[at]magdalena.hr

Czech Republic
Elected: 2017 (representative 2017- 2019)
Next election in 2019 – for the period of office 2020- 2022

Dr. Tomas Kotulak
Head of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation Department
Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Videnska 158/9
140 21 Prague 4, Czech Republic
E-mail: tomas.kotulak[at]gmail.com

Denmark
Re-elected: 2018 (representative 2019- 2021)
Next election in 2021- for the period of office 2022-2024

Peter Blom Jensen
Odense University Hospital
DK-5000 Odense C, Denmark
E-mail: peter.blom.jensen[at]rsyd.dk

Egypt
Re-elected: 2016 (representative 2017-2019)
Next election in 2019 – for the period of office 2020 – 2022

Fawzia Aboul Fetouh
Professor of Anesthesia Cairo University and Intensive Care
Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Secretary General of the Egyptian Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Society (ECTAS)
Phone: +201222349556
E-mail:  fawziafetouh[at]gmail.com

Finland
Elected: 2019 (representative 2020- 2022)
Next election in 2022 – for the period of office 2023-2025

Anne Ristikankare
Cardiac Anaesthesiologist, MD, PhD
Dept of Anaesth, Int Care and Pain Med (ATeK)
Helsinki University Hospital at Meilahti
P.o.B. 340 (Haartmaninkatu 4)
00029 HUS (00290 Helsinki)
Finland
E-mail: anne.ristikankare[at]hus.fi

France
Re-elected: 2016 (representative 2017- 2019)
Next election due in 2019 – for the period of office 2020-2022

Philippe Gaudard
DAR ADV
Hopital Arnaud de Villeneuve
CHRU Montpellier
371 avenue du Doyen gaston Giraud
34295 Montpellier cedex 5
Phone: +33661761783
E-mail: p-gaudard[at]chu-montpellier.fr

Greece
Elected 2018 (representative 2019-2021)
Next election in 2021 – for the period of office 2022-2024

Anastasios Petrou
University of Ioannina
Department of Anaesthesia and Postoperative Intensive Care
University Campus
45110 Ioannina, Greece
Phone: +302651009419 or +33643593845
E-mail: apetrou[at]cc.uoi.gr

Germany
Re-elected: 2018 (representative 2018- 2020)
Next election in 2020 – for the period of office 2021-2023

Matthias Heringlake
Dept. of Anesthesiolgy and Intensive Care Medicine
University of Lübeck
Ratzeburger Allee 160
23538 Lübeck, Germany
Phone: +494515002772
E-mail: Matthias.Heringlake[at]uksh.de;  Heringlake[at]t-online.de

Germany
Re-elected: 2016 (representative 2017- 2019)
Next election in 2019 – for the period of office 2020-2022

Michael Sander
Klinik für Anästhesiologie und Operative Intensivmedizin
Universitätsklinikum Giessen und Marburg GmbH
Standort Giessen
Rudolf-Buchheim Str. 7
35392 Giessen, Germany
Phone: +4964198544401
E-mail: michael.sander[at]chiru.med.uni-giessen.de

Germany
Elected: 2018 (representative 2019- 2021)
Next election in 2021 – for the period of office 2022-2024

Sascha Treskatsch
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Klinik für Anästehesiologie m. S. operative Intensivmedizin
Charité Campus Benjamin Franklin
Hindenburgdamm 30
12203 Berlin
Phone: +4930450631011
E-mail: sascha.treskatsch@charite.de

Hungary
Re-elected 2017 (representative 2017-2019)
Next election in 2019 – for the period of office 2020-2022

Andrea Székely
Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
Semmelweis University
1086 Budapest Üllöi út 26
Phone: +36203304584
E-mail: andi_szekely[at]yahoo.com

India
Re-elected: 2016 (representative 2017-2019)
Next election in 2019 – for the period of office 2020-2022

Prabhat Tewari
Department of Anaesthesiology
SGPGIMS, Raibarely Road
Lucknow 226014, Uttar Pradesh, India
Phone: +915222494484
E-mail: ptewari[at]sgpgi.ac.in

Iran
Re-elected: 2018 (representative 2019-2021)
Next election in 2021 – for the period of office 2022-2024

Mohammad Ghaffaripour
Department of Cardiovascular anesthesia and Intensive car in Firuzgar Hospital, Omid Hospital and National Bank Hospital.
Cardiovascular anesthesiologist in Lavasani Heart and Milad Hospital
Phone: +989121252346
E-mail: drghaffaripour[at]aol.com

Italy
Elected: 2017 (representative 2018- 2020)
Next election in 2020 – for the period of office 2021- 2023

Blanca Martinez
Cardiac Anesthesia and Intensive Care Unit
Department of Emergency, Anesthesia and Intensive Care
AULSS 2 Marca Trevigiana- Treviso Hospital
Treviso, Italy
E-mail: blancamlda[at]gmail.com

Italy
Elected: 2019 (representative 2020- 2022)
Next election in 2022 – for the period of office 2023- 2025

Fabio Sangalli
Department of Emergency
ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda
University of Milano-Bicocca
Milan, Italy
Email: fabio.sangalli[at]unimib.it

Lithuania
Elected: 2017 (representative 2018-2020)
Next election in 2020 – for the period of office 2021-2023

Ieva Norkiene
Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia
Centre of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Management
Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos
Santariskiu 2, 08661 Vilnius, Lithuania
Phone: +37068682209
Email: ievanork[at]gmail.com

Norway
Elected: 2018 (representative 2019-2021)
Next election in 2021 – for the period of office 2022-2024

Ove Andreas Hagen
Oslo University Hospital, Ullevaal
Oslo, Norway
Phone: +4722119690
E-mail: ovahagen[at]online.no

Poland
Elected: 2017 (representative 2017-2019)
Next election 2019 – for the period of office 2020- 2022

Waldemar Goździk
Department of Anaesthesiolog and Intensive Therapy
Wroclaw Medical University
Borowska st. 213, 50 – 556 Wroclaw, Poland
Phone: +48717332310
E-mail address: gozdzik[at]operamail.com

Portugal
Re-elected: 2017 (representative 2017-2019)

Next election 2019 – for the period of office 2020- 2022

João Viterbo
Anesthesiology Department
Centro Hospitalar São João,EPE
Alameda Professor Hernani Monteiro, Porto, Portugal
Phone: +351919871065
E-mail:joao.viterbo[at]sapo.pt

Romania
Elected: 2018 (representative 2019-2021)
Next election in 2021 – for the period of office 2022-2024

Radu Stoica
Head of Department of Thoracic Anesthesia and Respiratory ICU
Institute of Pneumology Marius Nasta
Sos Viilor 90, sect 5, 050159 Bucharest, Romania
Phone: +40723309419
E-mail: raduati197[at]yahoo.com

Russia
Elected: 2018 (representative 2019-2021)
Next election in 2021 – for the period of office 2022-2024

Vladimir Lomivorotov
Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
State Research Institute of Circulation Pathology
Rechkunovskaya 15 street
630055 Novosibirsk, Russia
Phone: +83832924103
E-mail: v.lomivorotov[at]gmail.com

Saudi Arabia
Elected: 2017 (representative 2017-2019)
Next election in 2019 – for the period of office 2020-2022

Ahmed el Demerdash
Associate Professor, Consultant Cardiac Anaesthesia
King Saudi University
King Fahad Cardic Center
Riyahd, Saudi Arabia
E-mail: drdemerdash[at]gmail.com

Serbia
Elected: 2018 (representative 2018-2020)
Next election in 2020 – for the period of office 2021-2023

Gordana Gazivoda
Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
Cardiovascular Institute Dedinje
Heroja Milana Tepica 1
Belgrade Serbia
Phone +381113601648
E-mail: gordana.gazivoda[at]gmail.com

Slovenia
Elected: 2016 (representative 2017-2019)
Next election in 2019 – for the period of office 2020-2022

Bojan Kontestabile
University Clinical Center Ljubljana
Cardiovascular Surgery-KVIT
Zaloska 7
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Phone: +3860152288311
E-mail: kontestabile[at]gmail.com

Spain
Elected: 2018 (representative 2018- 2020)
Next election in 2020 – for the period of office 2021- 2023

Marc Vives
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Hospital Universitari Dr Josep Trueta
Girona, Spain
E-mail: marcvives50[at]gmail.com

Switzerland
Re-elected: 2016 (representative 2017-2019)
Next election 2019 – for the period of office 2020- 2022

Dominique Bettex
Cardiac Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care
University Hospital Zurich
Raemistrasse 100
8091 Zurich, Switzerland
Phone: +41442555933
E-mail: dominique.bettex[at]usz.ch

The Netherlands
Elected: 2017 (representative 2017-2019)
Next election in 2019 – for the period of office 2020-2022

Jan Hofland, MD, PhD
Department of Anaesthesiology Pain & Palliative Care
Sector Cardio-thoracic anaesthesiology
Geert Grooteplein-zuid 10
6525 GA Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Phone: +31243614406
E-mail: jan.hofland[at]radboudumc.nl

The Netherlands
Re-elected: 2016 (representative 2017- 2019)
Next election 2019 – for the period of office 2020- 2022

Joost van der Maaten, MD
Section Cardiac Anesthesia
Departments of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands
Phone: +31503616161
E-mail: j.van.der.maaten[at]umcg.nl

Turkey
Elected: 2018 (representative 2018-2020)
Next election in 2020 – for the period of office 2021- 2023

Suna Goren
Department of Anaesthesiology
Uludağ University
Bursa, Turkey
Phone: +905327421350
E-mail: sude[at]uludag.edu.tr

United Kingdom
Re-elected: 2018 (representative 2019- 2021)
Next election in 2021 for the period of office 2022- 2024

Ben O’Brien
Clinical Director
Department of Perioperative Medicine
St Bartholomew’s Hospital & Barts Heart Centre PA Shibolin Nahar,
1st Floor KGV WingLondon EC1A 7BE, United Kingdom
Phone: +442037658054
E-mail: benobrien[at]doctors.org.uk

United Kingdom
Re-elected 2018 (representative 2019- 2021)
Next election in 2021 – for the period of office 2022-2024

Johan Bence
Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologist
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Glenfield Hospital
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Leicester LE3 9QP, United Kingdom
E-mail: j.dbence[at]btopenworld.com

United States

To be updated

Permanent Committees

The Scientific Committee is responsible for grants, endorsements and guidelines for the different subspecialties represented within the EACTA structure. The activities of the Subspecialty Committees are co-ordinated by the chair.
Chair: Subspecialty Committee Coordinator (permanent member of the Board of Directors)

The Education Committee is responsible for the maintenance and further development of programmes for continuous medical education (CME). Some of the current focal points include eLearning as well as the EACTA Trainee course.
Chair: Education Chair (permanent meber of the Board of Directors)

The Congress Committee consists of the Programme as well as the Abstract Committee and is responsible for the organisation of the EACTA Annual Congress. As the name already implies, the Abstract Committee is responsible for reviewing and evaluating the submitted abstracts. The Programme Committee is responsible for ensuring the input from the Subspecialty Committees to the programme for the Annual Congress.
Chair: Chair of the Annual Congress (permanent member of the Board of Directors)

 

The association has currently 8 subspecialty committees that represent the main domains of interest for EACTA members. The definition and numbers can evolve with changes in domain of interest of EACTA members.

Committee Chair position

EACTA has three permanent committes, each one is chaired by one Board of Directors member.

Scientific Committee

Subspecialty Committees Coordinator

Education Committee

Education Chair

Congress Committee

Chair of the Annual Congress

The Scientific Committee is composed of one delegate from each of the eight EACTA Subspecialty Committees and is chaired by the EACTA Subspecialty Commitee Coordinator. Under the supervision of the chair, the scientific committee takes care of the EACTA research grant applications, of the applications for endorsement of events, surveys, consensus papers and guidelines and supports the Board of Directors with its expertise in the context of each subspecialty. The members of the Scientific Committee are also members of the abstract reviewing committee.

EACTA Abstract Committee

The Abstract Committee is composed of 24 members, out of which eight are delegated from the Subspecialty Committees. Additional abstract committee members are appointed due to the increasing number of abstracts submitted for the EACTA Annual Congress.

Chair

Steffen Rex

Department of Anesthesiology
University Hospitals Leuven
Herestraat 49
3000 Leuven, Belgium
E-mail: subcomcoordinator[at]eacta.org

Committee members:

Sascha Treskatsch – Germany
ECHO Subspecialty Committee

Daniel Bolliger – Switzerland
Haemostasis and Transfusion Subspecialty Committee

Irene Rovira – Spain
ICU Subspecialty Committee

Nadeen Khalil – Germany
Paediatric and Congenital Subspecialty Committee

Benjamin Shelley – United Kingdom
Thoracic Subspecialty Committee

Blanca Martinez – Italy
Transplant and VAD Subspeciality Committee

Simon Howell – UK
Vascular Subspecialty Committee

Waldemar Gozdzik – Poland
Cardiopulmonary Bypass Subspecialty Committee

The Education Committee is composed of one delegate from each of the eight EACTA Subspecialty Committees and is chaired by the EACTA Education Chair. Under the supervision of the chair, the Education Committee takes care of the EACTA eLearning Programme, the EACTA Trainee Course and the EACTA Fellowships.

Chair

Mohamed El Tahan

Professor
Mansoura University, Egypt
Currently, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia & Surgical Intensive Care
40289 Al Khubar 31952, Saudi Arabia
E-mail: mohamedrefaateltahan[at]yahoo.com

Members of the Committee / Delegates from the EACTA Subspecialty Committees:

Dominique Bettex – Switzerland
ECHO Subspecialty Committee

Gabor Erdoes – Switzerland
Haemostasis and Transfusion Subspecialty Committee

Alberto Hernandez – Spain
ICU Subspecialty Committee EDU delegate

Andrea Szekely – Hungary
Paediatric and Congenital Subspecialty Committee

Manuel Granell – Spain
Thoracic Subspecialty Committee

Vera von Dossow – Germany
Transplant and VAD Committee

Dragana Unic-Stojanovic – Serbia
Vascular Subspecialty Committee

Marc Vives – Spain
Cardiopulmonary Bypass Subspecialty Committee

Further members:

Kirstin Wilkinson – UK
Fellowship Programme Director, Southampton

Anna FloForner – Germany
Fellowship Programme Director, Herzzentrum Leip
zig

Joachim Erb – Switzerland
Fellowship Programme Director, Basel

Giovanni Landoni – Italy
Fellowship Programme Director, Milan

Gabor Erdös – Switzerland
Fellowship Programme Director, Bern

Theofani Antoniou – Greece
Fellowship Programme Director, Athens

Caetano Nigro Neto – Brazil
Fellowship Programme Director, São Paulo

Jan-Uwe Schreiber – The Netherlands
Fellowship Programme Director, Limburg, Maastricht

Vera von Dossow – Germany
Fellowship Programme Director, Bad Oeynhausen

Jens Fassl – Germany
Fellowship Programme Director, Dresden

Manuel Granell – Spain
Thoracic Anaesthesia Exchnage Programme Director, Consorcio Hospital General Universitario de Valencia (Spain)

Ricard Navarro – Spain
Thoracic Anaesthesia Exchange Programme Director, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona (Spain)

Philippe Gaudard – France 
ICM Exchange Programme Director, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Montpellier (France)

Purificación Matute Jiménez – Spain
Vascular Anaesthesia Exchange Programme Director, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona (Spain)

Hossam El Ashmawi – Egypt
Advisory

Alain Vuylsteke – UK
Advisory

Fawzia Aboul Fetouh – Egypt
Advisory

Philippe Burtin – France
Advisory

Laszlo Szegedi – Hungary
Advisory

Simon Howell – UK
Advisory

Peter Alston – UK
Advisory

The EACTA Congress Committee is composed of the programme and the abstract committee and is supervised by the Chair of the Annual Congress.

EACTA Programme Committee

The Programme Committee is composed of one delegate from each of the eight Subspecialty Committees and is responsible for ensuring the input from the Subspecialty Committees to the programme of the EACTA Annual Congress.

Chair

Gianluca Paternoster

Division of Cardiac Resuscitation,
Cardiovascular Anesthesia and Intensive Care
San Carlo Hospital (Potenza) Italy
Via Potito Petrone
85100 Potenza (Pz), Italy
E-mail: paternostergianluca[at]gmail.com

Members of the Programme Committee:

Jens Fassl – Switzerland
ECHO Subspecialty Committee

Christian von Heymann – Germany
Haemostasis and Transfusion Subspecialty Committee

Isabelle Michaux – Belgium
ICU Subspecialty Committee

Andrea Szekely – Hungary
Paediatric and Congenital Subspecialty Committee

Waheed Karzai – Germany
Thoracic Subspecialty Committee

Daniela Pasero – Italy
Transplant and VAD Subspecialty Committee

Miodrag Filipovic – Switzerland
Vascular Subspecialty Committee

Caetano Nigor Neto -Brazil
Cardiopulmonary Bypass Subspecialty Committee

Subspecialty Committees

The Association has subspecialty committees that represent the main domains of interest for EACTA members (previously called subcommittees). There are 8 committees as listed below, but definition and numbers can evolve with changes in domain of interest of EACTA members.

The committees contribute to the scientific programme of the Annual Meetings and may propose educational and research programmes, guidelines, recommendations, surveys or collaborations.

Membership in these committees is open to all EACTA members (find a list of all Subspecialty Committees in your vEACTA Area after being logged in).

The terms of reference defining purposes and activities of the committee are edited by its members and approved by the RC on recommendation of the BoD.

Each committee will be chaired for a three-year term of office by an EACTA member. The office is renewable for one additional and consecutive term of three-years. Chairpersons will be proposed by the members of the committee on the basis of the candidates’ well-known involvement in the field of the committee and appointed by the BoD. The chairperson will be responsible for communication with the BoD.

Suggestions, questions or any requests from the committees will be addressed at each BoD meeting.

Chairpersons will provide the BoD and RC with an annual written report of the committee’s activities over the previous year which is to be submitted one-month before the BoD Meeting held at the time of the Annual Meeting. The chairperson will be supported by 3 committee board members who are elected by the committee members.

Subcommittees Chairs

ECHO Committee

Johan Bence, UK

Intensive Care Unit Committee

Philippe Gaudard, France

Paediatric & Congenital Committee

Mona Momeni, Belgium

CardioPulmonary Bypass Committee

Gudrun Kunst, UK

Vascular Committee

Purificacion Matute Jimenez, Spain

Thoracic Committee

Mert Senturk, Turkey

Haemostasis & Transfusion Committee

Hanne Berg Ravn, Denmark

Transplant & VAD Committee

Erik de Waal, The Netherlands

Chair

Johan Bence – United Kingdom
Email: j.dbence[at]btopenworld.com

Committee members

Delegate to the Scientific Committee (incl. abstract reviewing)
Sascha Treskatsch – Germany
E-mail: sascha.treskatsch[at]charite.de

Delegate to the Programme Committee
Jens Fassl  – Germany
E-mail: Jens.Fassl[at]herzzentrum-dresden.com

Delegate to the Education Committee
Dominique Béttex – Switzerland
E-mail: Dominique.Bettex[at]usz.ch

Further members

Andrius Macas
E-mail: andrius.macas[at]kaunoklinikos.lt

Eric Sloth – Denmark
E-mail: sloth[at]dadlnet.dk

Geraldine Culas – France
E-mail: geraldine.culas[at]gmail.com

Henrik Berg – Denmark
E-mail: henrik.berg[at]rsyd.dk

Henry Skinner – UK
E-mail: henry.skinner[at]nuh.nhs.uk

Roberto Mosca – UK
E-mail: robmoscauk[at]googlemail.com

Jan Hultman – Sweden
E-mail: jan.hultman[at]karolinska.se

Joachim Erb – Switzerland
E-mail: ErbJ[at]uhbs.ch

John Kneeshaw – UK
E-mail: john[at]kneeshaw.net

Joost Van Der Maaten – The Netherlands
E-mail: j.van.der.maaten[at]umcg.nl

Justiaan Swanevelder – South Africa
E-mail: justiaan.swanevelder[at]uct.ac.za

Manfred Seeberger – Switzerland
E-mail: mseeberger[at]uhbs.ch

Maurice Hogan
E-mail: mauricehogan[at]yahoo.com

Nick Fletcher – UK
E-mail: snick[at]doctors.org.uk

Ozcan Erdemli – Turkey
E-mail: erdemlio[at]yahoo.com

Stefaan Bouchez – Belgium
E-mail: stefaan.bouchez[at]ugent.be

Steffen Rex – Belgium
E-mail: steffen.rex[at]uzleuven.be

Theofani Antoniou – Greece
E-mail: antoniou_fani[at]yahoo.gr

Heshaam Saad – Egypt
E-mail: dr.heshamsaad[at]gmail.com

Angela Mahdi – Denmark
E-mail: angela.mahdi[at]rn.dk

Marina Balinaka – Greece
E-mail: mbalanika[at]gmail.com

Andre Koshin – Denmark
E-mail: akorshin2[at]gmail.com

Peter Rosseel – Belgium
E-mail: peterrosseel[at]telenet.be

Muharrem Kocyigit – Turkey
E-mail: muharremkocyigit[at]hotmail.com

Interactions and Liaisons

European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA)
www.esahq.org
Journal: EJA

TEE Template for adults

Dear friends and colleagues,

It has been pondered a while regarding a universal TEE template for intraoperative use in the operating room. Although it is very challenging to include a template which will be recognized wholly without its pitfalls, we are now reached a consensus where we have, as a group from Echo subcommittee, been able to provide you with a TEE template for intraoperative use.

This TEE template has been formulated keeping in mind all the present guidelines available for intraoperative TEE in the operating room/cath.lab. After extensive inputs from all members of the subcommittee, we have been able to offer you with a TEE template which can be universally used in Europe.

This is to prevent any discrepancies of echocardiography standards performed in the operating room. This also enables the user of the template to conform to the existing guidelines and standards for performing echocardiography in an operative set-up. This template can also be used as a guide in fulfilling your requirements for certification of TEE examination.

We hope that this TEE template will provide you with the necessities of performing intraoperative TEE, and will be a guiding tool for both advanced and enthusiastic anaesthetists/ Echo cardiographers at the start of their practice.

Hope you enjoy the same as we do, and appreciate your feedback.

With best wishes,
Dr. Chirojit Mukherjee MD PhD FASE MBA

Chairman, EACTA ECHO subcommittee

TEE Template, paediatric

Dear colleagues,

Please find for download a template for an echocardiography report to be used in congenital cardiac surgery and in the perioperative treatment of patients with grown-up congenital heart disease.

It can be applied both for transthoracic and for transoesophageal echocardiography, and should be appropriate for use in the operation theatre, the catheterization laboratory/angiography suite and on the intensive care unit.

The template is the result of an intense discussion within the EACTA Paediatric & Congenital committee and the EACTA ECHO committee and should therefore represent a consensus of the current state of the art in perioperative echocardiography for congenital heart disease. This helps to prevent major discrepancies in echocardiography standards applied in the perioperative setting and aims to create a pan-European standard.

We also hope that the template will provide both advanced practitioners and enthusiastic anaesthetists/ echo cardiographers at the start of their practice with a structured approach that will ultimately help to improve the perioperative outcome of our patients.

The template can also be used to fulfil your requirements for certification in echocardiography.

We hope that you enjoy the template, and sincerely appreciate your feedback.

With kind regards,
Prof. Dr. Steffen Rex

Chairman, EACTA Paediatric & Congenital subcommittee

Guidelines/Articles

EACTA echo subcom and EACVI organise written examination 2x/year as part of certification in TOE

Guidelines for performing a comprehensive transesophageal echocardiographic examination:
Recommendations from the American Society of Echocardiography and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists.
Anesth Analg. 2014 Jan;118(1):21-68

Practice guidelines for perioperative transesophageal echocardiography.
An updated report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Task Force on Transesophageal Echocardiography.
Anesthesiology.2010 May;112(5):1084-96

Recommendations for transoesophageal echocardiography: EACVI update 2014.
Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 Apr;15(4):353-65.

SE/SCA guidelines for performing a comprehensive intraoperative multiplane transesophageal echocardiography examination: Recommendations of the American Society of Echocardiography Council for Intraoperative Echocardiography and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Task Force for Certification in Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography.
Anesth Analg. 1999 Oct;89(4):870-84.

Aim
To promote cardiothoracic intensive care within EACTA and beyond.

Chair

Philippe Gaudard – France
E-mail: p-gaudard[at]chu-montpellier.fr

Committee members

Delegate to the Scientific Committee (incl. abstract reviewing)
Martin Bernardi – Austria
E-mail: martin.bernardi[at]meduniwien.ac.at

Delegate to the Programme Committee
Isabelle Michaux – Belgium
E-mail: isabelle.michaux[at]rean.ucl.ac.be

Delegate to the Education Committee
Alberto Hernandez – Spain
E-mail: albimar23[at]yahoo.es

Further Members

Irene Rovira – Spain
E-mail: irovira[at]clinic.ub.es; irovira[at]ub.es

Michael Sander – Germany
E-mail: michael.sander[at]chiru.med.uni-giessen.de

Peter Rosseel – The Netherlands
E-mail: petermjrosseel[at]gmail.com

Kiran Salaunkey – United Kingdom
E-mail: kiran.salaunkey[at]nhs.net

Daniela Pasero – Italy
E-mail: danielacristina.pasero[at]gmail.com

Ben O’Brien – United Kingdom
E-mail: ben.obrien[at]bartshealth.nhs.uk

Karol Krawczyk – Poland
E-mail: krakarol[at]gmail.com

Priya Menon  – Germany
E-mail: drpriyamenon[at]gmail.com

Ahmed Zaher – Egypt
E-mail: dramzaher[at]gmail.com

Matthias Wolf – Germany
E-mail: matthias.wolff[at]chiru.med.uni-giessen.de

Maurice Hogan – United Arab Emirates
E-mail: mauricehogan[at]yahoo.com

Current work:

The committee offers a forum for discussion related to the practice of cardiothoracic intensive care (join us on EACTA ICU Committee on Facebook). The group contributes to the development of the programme of the EACTA Annual Congress, ensuring that topics are of interest to its members.

Chair

Mona Momeni – Belgium
E-mail: mona.momeni[at]uclouvain.be

Committee Members

Delegate to the Programme Committee
Sascha Meier – The Netherlands
E-mail: s.meier[at]umcg.nl

Delegate to the Scientific Committee (incl. abstract reviewing)
Nadeen Khalil – Germany
E-mail: Nadeen.Khalil[at]medizin.uni-leipzig.de

Delegate to the Education Committee
Andrea Szekely – Hungary
E-mail: manci33[at]yahoo.com

Further members

Gabor Erdoes – Switzerland
E-mail: gabor.erdoes[at]insel.ch

Carmine Bevilacqua – Germany
E-mail: carminebevilacqua[at]mac.com

Leoni Schulte-Uentrop – Germany
E-mail: lschulte[at]uke.uni-hamburg.de

Aniruddha Janai – Germany
E-mail: aniruddhajanai[at]yahoo.co.in

Hanne Berg Ravn – Denmark
E-mail: hanne.berg.ravn[at]regionh.dk

Mohamed El-Tahan – Egypt
E-mail: mohamedrefaateltahan[at]yahoo.com

Mohammed Irfan – Pakistan
E-mail: mohammad.irfan[at]aku.edu

Joost van der Maaten – The Netherlands
E-mail: J.van.der.maaten[at]umcg.nl

Nigel Turner – The Netherlands
E-mail: n.m.turner[at]umcutrecht.nl

Ömer Faruk Savluk – Turkey
E-mail: dromersavluk[at]hotmail.com

Suna Gören – Turkey
E-mail: sude[at]uludag.edu.tr

Visnja Ivancan – Croatia
E-mail: visnja.ivancan[at]kbc-zagreb.hr

Zerrin Sungur – Turkey
E-mail: zerrin_sr[at]yahoo.com

Zeliha Tuncel – Turkey
E-mail: zelihadr[at]hotmail.com

Özgen Ilgaz Kocyigit – Turkey
E-mail: ilgazozgen[at]hotmail.com

Steffen Rex – Belgium
E-mail: steffen.rex[at]gmail.com

Khalil Nadeen – Germany
E-mail: dr.khalil.nh[at]gmail.com

Andreas Koster – Germany
E-mail: akoster[at]hdz-nrw.de

Giuseppe Isgrò – Italy
E-mail: giuisg[at]libero.it

Theofili Kousi – Greece
E-mail: theokousi[at]yahoo.gr

Inge de Liefde – The Netherlands
E-mail: i.deliefde[at]erasmusmc.nl

Simona Salvetti – Italy
E-mail: lu.simo[at]hotmail.it

Ahmed Aamer – UK
E-mail: aamer.ahmed[at]uhl-tr.nhs.uk

TEE Template, paediatric

Dear colleagues,

Please find for download a template for an echocardiography report to be used in congenital cardiac surgery and in the perioperative treatment of patients with grown-up congenital heart disease.

It can be applied both for transthoracic and for transoesophageal echocardiography, and should be appropriate for use in the operation theatre, the catheterization laboratory/angiography suite and on the intensive care unit.

The template is the result of an intense discussion within the EACTA Paediatric & Congenital committee and the EACTA ECHO committee and should therefore represent a consensus of the current state of the art in perioperative echocardiography for congenital heart disease. This helps to prevent major discrepancies in echocardiography standards applied in the perioperative setting and aims to create a pan-European standard.

We also hope that the template will provide both advanced practitioners and enthusiastic anaesthetists/ echo cardiographers at the start of their practice with a structured approach that will ultimately help to improve the perioperative outcome of our patients.

The template can also be used to fulfil your requirements for certification in echocardiography.

We hope that you enjoy the template, and sincerely appreciate your feedback.

With kind regards,
Prof. Dr. Steffen Rex

Chairman, EACTA Paediatric & Congenital subcommittee

Chair

Gudrun Kunst – UK

Department of Anaesthetics, Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Therapy
King’s College Hospital
Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS

E-mail: gudrun.kunst[at]kcl.ac.uk

Committee members

Delegate to the Scientific Committee (incl. abstract reviewing)
Waldemar Gozdzik
Poland
E-Mail: waldemar.gozdzik[at]gmail.com

Delegate to the Programme Committee
Caetano Nigro Neto
Brazil
E-Mail: caenigro[at]uol.com.br

Delegate to the Education Committee
Marc Vives
Spain
E-Mail: marcvives50[at]gmail.com

Further Members

Vladimir Lomivorotov
Russian Federation
E-mail: v.lomivorotov[at]gmail.com

Giovanni Landoni
Italy
E-mail: landoni.giovanni[at]hsr.it

Nandor Marczin
UK
E-mail: n.marczin[at]imperial.ac.uk

Valery Likhvantsev
Russia
E-mail: lik0704[at]gmail.com

Manoel Souza Neto
Brazil
E-mail: manoel.souza[at]uol.com.br

Nora Di Tomasso
Italy
E-mail: noramed[at]hotmail.it

Jan Hofland
The Netherlands
E-mail: Jan.Hofland[at]radboudumc.nl

Franzisco Bezerra
Brazil
E-mail: fjlb70[at]yahoo.com

Mohammad Irfan
Pakistan
E-mail: mohammad.irfan[at]aku.edu

Fernanda Silva
Portugal
E-mail: fernandassilva25[at]gmail.com

Vadim Pasyuga
Russia
E-mail: vadimpas2000[at]mail.ru

Aim
The mission of the group is to promote educational and research programmes in the field of vascular anesthesia. We contribute to guidelines and recommendations in the field of anesthesia for vascular surgery. Furthermore, we try to offer a network for discussion, collaboration, and ideas in the practice of vascular anesthesia. The group contributes to the scientific programme of our annual EACTA congress.

Colleagues sharing these fields of interest or proposing new ideas and projects and colleagues who wish to become member of the vascluar subcommittee are cordially invited to contact one of the committee members.

Chair

Purificacion Matute Jimenez – Spain
E-mail: pmatute[at]clinic.cat

Committee members

Delegate to the Scientific Committee (incl. abstract reviewing)
Simon Howell – UK
E-mail: s.howell[at]leeds.ac.uk

Delegate to the Programme Committee
Miodrag Filipovic – Switzerland
E-mail: miodrag.filipovic[at]kssg.ch

Delegate to the Education Committee
Dragana Unić-Stojanović – Serbia
E-mail: dragana.unic[at]gmail.com

Further Members

Hans Knotzer – Austria
E-mail: johann.knotzer[at]klinikum-wegr.at

Zoltán Gyöngyösi – Hungary
E-mail: zozman77[at]gmail.com

Jan Schreiber – The Netherlands
E-mail: j.schreiber[at]mumc.nl

Kavita Khemlani – The Netherlands
E-mail: kkhemlani11[at]hotmail.com

Cristina Ibáñez – Spain
E-mail: cribanez[at]clinic.cat

Jannie Bisgaard Staehr – Denmark
E-mail: j.staehr[at]m.dk

Guidelines/Articles

Guidelines for pre-operative cardiac risk assessment and perioperative cardiac management in non-cardiac surgery.
Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2010 Feb;27(2):92-137. doi: 10.1097/EJA.0b013e328334c017. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2013 Jun;30(6):270-382. doi: 10.1097/EJA.0b013e32835f4d5b.

Management of severe perioperative bleeding: guidelines from the European Society of Anaesthesiology.
Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2013 Jun;30(6):270-382. doi: 10.1097/ EJA.0b013e32835f4d5b.

Aim:
To promote research, interest and investigation in the fields of anesthesia for thoracic and lung surgery.

To develop programs to improve education and information on thoracic anaesthesia.

Chair

Mert Senturk – Turkey
E-mail: senturkm[at]istanbul.edu.tr

Committee members

Delegate to the Scientific Committee (incl. abstract reviewing)
Ben Shelley – UK
E-mail: Benjamin.Shelley[at]glasgow.ac.uk

Delegate to the Programme Committee
Waheed Karzai – Germany
E-mail:  karzai[at]zentralklinik.de

Delegate to the Education Committee
Manuel Granell – Spain
E-mail: mgranellg[at]hotmail.com

Further Members

Ahmed Salah – Egypt
ahmedsalah.EACTA[at]hotmail.com

Balázs Paloczi – Hungary
E-mail: paloczib82[at]gmail.com

Caroline Vanpeteghem – Belgium
E-mail: caroline.vanpeteghem[at]ugent.be

Federico Piccioni – Italy
E-mail: Federico.Piccioni[at]istitutotumori.mi.it

Guido Di Gregorio – Italy
guido.digregorio[at]aopd.veneto.it

Jo Mourisse – Netherland
E-mail: jo.mourisse[at]radboudumc.nl

Johan Bence – United Kingdom
E-mail: j.dbence[at]btopenworld.com

Laszlo Szegedi – Belgium
E-mail: Ladislau.SZEGEDI[at]chu-charleroi.be

Maria José Jimenez – Spain
E-mail: jjimenez[at]clinic.ub.es

Marc Joseph Licker – Switzerland
E-mail: Marc-Joseph.Licker[at]hcuge.ch

Maria-Carmen Unzueta – Spain
E-mail: mcunzueta[at]telefonica.net

Mojca Drnovsek Globokar – Slovenia
E-mail: mojca.drnovsek[at]gmail.com

Mohamed El Tahan – Egypt
E-mail: mohamedrefaateltahan[at]yahoo.com

Nandi Marczin – UK
E-mail: n.marczin[at]imperial.ac.uk

Radu Stoica – Romania
E-mail: raduati1957[at]yahoo.com

Ricard Navarr – Spain
E-mail: rnavarr1[at]clinic.cat

Tamás Vegh – Hungary
E-mail: veghdr[at]gmail.com

Vojislava Neskovic – Serbia
E-mail: vojkan43[at]gmail.com

Davud Yapıcı – Turkey
E-mail: davudyapici[at]yahoo.com

Izumu Kagawoe – Japan
E-mail: ikawago[at]juntendo.ac.jp

Interactions and Liaisons

European Society of Anesthesiologists (ESA)
www.esahq.org
Journal: European Journal of Anesthesia

Activities planned with this society f.e.:

  • Joint lectures at each other’s congresses: Thoracic Workshop and invited lectures
  • Joint educational activities Thoracic Workshop and invited lectures

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Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA)
www.scahq.org
Journal: Anesthesia & Analgesia

Activities planned with this society f.e.:

  • Joint lectures at each other’s congresses:  Thoracic Workshop and invited lectures
  • Joint educational activities Thoracic Workshop and invited lectures

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European Airway Management Society Surgery (EAMS)
www.eamsonline.org

Activities planned with this society f.e.:

  • Joint lectures at each other’s congresses: Thoracic Workshop at the congress in December 2013
  • Joint educational activities Invited lectures and PBLDs at the EAMS congress 2013

Guidelines/Articles

Survey on thoracic anesthesia and one-lung ventilation:
Presented at the Annual Meeting in Barcelona, 2013, and intend to submit as a manuscript to the JTCVA

Working on:
The Thoracic Subcomm is working on guidelines derived from the survey.

Activities

Members of the Thoracic SubCom are actively participating on International Congresses with lectures and The Thoracic Workshop (NWAC, European Airway Society Congress, SMART) and some of the members will participate at a meeting organised in Hungary on Thoracic Anaesthesia (organised by the faculty of Medicine of Debrecen, 19 th October 2014, with the participation of some members of the thoracic subcom).

Patient blood management (PBM) in cardiac surgery is an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach that aims for maintenance of haemostasis and minimization of blood loss in patients who are at risk for allogeneic blood transfusion. PBM transcends individual medical disciplines, and consists of a chain of care that spans the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative period.

PBM in cardiac surgery should be considered as separate entity, as the interaction between the cardiothoracic surgeon, anaesthesiologist and clinical perfusionist, the surgical procedures, the unique patient characteristics and the impact of cardiopulmonary bypass distinguishes this discipline from other surgical specialties.

The mission of the subcommittee Haemostasis and Transfusion is to promote educational and research programmes in the field of PBM and to contribute to evidence-based guidance for the clinician in involved in cardiac surgery.

Chair

Hanne Berg Ravn

Denmark
hanne.berg.ravn[at]regionh.dk

Committee members

Delegate to the Scientific Committee
(incl. abstract reviewing)

Daniel Bolliger

Switzerland
dabolliger[at]uhbs.ch


Delegate to the Programme Committee

Christian von Heymann

Germany
christian.heymann[at]vivantes.de


Delegate to the Education Committee

Gabor Erdoes

Switzerland
gabor.erdoes[at]insel.ch

Further Members

Michael Sander

Germany
michael.sander[at]charite.de

Erik Ortmann

Germany
e.ortmann[at]kerckhoff-klinik.de

Peter Rosseel

Belgium
peterrosseel[at]telenet.be

Marcus Lance

Netherlands
marcus.lance[at]mumc.nl

Marco Ranucci

Italy
cardioanestesia[at]virgilio.it

Andreas Koster

Germany
akoster[at]hdz-nrw.de

Ekaterina Baryshnikova

Italy
ekaterina.baryshnikova[at]gmail.com

Mahdi Najafi
Michael Meesters

Netherlands
m.meesters[at]vumc.nl

Seema Agarwal

United Kingdom
seema.agarwal[at]lhch.nhs.uk

Birgitta Romlin

Sweden
birgitta.romlin[at]vgregion.se

Aamer Ahmed

United Kingdom
aamer.ahmed[at]uhl-tr.nhs.uk

Blanca Martinez

Italy
blancamartinez[at]alice.it

Pascal Colson

France
p-colson[at]chu-montpellier.fr

Matthias Wolff

Interactions and Liaisons

Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists – (SCA)
www.scahq.org
Journal: Anesthesia & Analgesia

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Network for the Advancement of Patient Blood Management, Haemostasis and Thrombosis (NATA)
www.nataonline.com
Journal: Transfusion Medicine
Contact: David Faraoni, Christa Boer

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International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (ISTH)
www.isth.org
Journal: Journal of Thrombosis and Hemostasis

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European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS)
www.eacts.org
Journal: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Patient Blood Management Guideline

In a joint effort, the European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) and European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiology (EACTA) worked together towards a common guideline for Patient Blood Management (PBM) in cardiac surgery.

The PBM guideline presents an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach that aims for maintenance of haemostasis and minimization of blood loss in patients who might need allogeneic blood transfusion. In addition to a description of the current evidence for PBM in cardiac surgery, the guideline provides practical solutions for daily problems in this field. The guidelines also underline that further improvement of the evidence-base of PBM in cardiac surgery is warranted.

We hope that this guideline might aid clinicians in their daily practice, and contributes to a multidisciplinary approach with respect to patient haemostasis and transfusion practice in cardiac surgery.

Warm regards,

Christa Boer
Chair, EACTA Haemostasis and Transfusion subcommittee

Guidelines/Articles

The SubCom directly produced a letter to comment the ESA guidelines on hemostasis management. This was published in the European Journal of Anaesthesiology and signed by the SubCom members of the BoD.

Dietrich W, Faraoni D, von Heymann C, Bolliger D, Ranucci M, Sander M, Rosseel P.
“ESA guidelines on the management of severe perioperative bleeding: comments on behalf of the Subcommittee on Transfusion and Haemostasis of the European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologists”
Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2014 Apr;31(4):239-41.

Endorsed by EACTA and SCA:

Faraoni D, Samama CM, Ranucci M, Dietrich W, Levy JH.
“Perioperative management of new oral anticoagulants: an international survey.”;
Clinics Lab Med 2014 In press.

Three members of the SubCom participated in the development of the Universal Definition of Perioperative Bleeding, recently published:

Dyke C, Aronson S, Dietrich W, Hofmann A, Karkouti K, Levi M, Murphy GJ, Sellke FW, Shore-Lesserson L, von Heymann C, Ranucci M.
“Universal definition of perioperative bleeding in adult cardiac surgery.”
J Thorac Cardiovasc  Surg. 2014 May;147(5):1458-1463.

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Other articles published by at least 2 members of the subcom:

  • Song HK, von Heymann C, Jespersen CM, Karkouti K, Korte W, Levy JH, Ranucci M, Saugstrup T, Sellke FW.
    “Safe application of a restrictive transfusion protocol in moderate-risk patients undergoing cardiac operations.”
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 May;97(5):1630-5
  • Karkouti K, von Heymann C, Jespersen CM, Korte W, Levy JH, Ranucci M, Sellke FW, Song HK.
    “Efficacy and safety of recombinant factor XIII on reducing blood transfusions in cardiac surgery: a randomized, placebo-controlled, multicenter clinical trial.”
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Oct;146(4):927-39.

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Future activities: survey of the use of PCCs and thrombotic complications (Wulf Dietrich); sytematic review on management of anticoagulation and bleeding on ECMO (David Faraoni)

Aims
To create and publicize new knowledge in the field of perioperative management and of end stage heart and lung diseases through networking on a global scale; to translate such knowledge to the highest clinical standards of cardiothoracic anaesthesia and intensive care. We shall build the subcommittee on the principles of broad constituency to represent comprehensive expertise on the field and with the overarching goal of inclusivity and collaboration.

Chair

Eric de Waal

e.e.c.dewaal[at]umcutrecht.nl

Committee members

Delegate to the Scientific Committee
(incl. abstract reviewing)

Blanca Martinez

blancamlda[at]gmail.com


Delegate to the Programme Committee

Daniela Pasero

daniela_cristina.pasero[at]gmail.com


Delegate to the Education Committee

Vera von Dossow

vera.dossow[at]med.uni-muenchen.de

Further Members

Nandi Marczin

United Kingdom
n.marczin[at]imperial.ac.uk

Interactions and Liaisons

International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation (ISHLT)
www.ishlt.org

Journal: Journal Heart and Lung Transplantation.

Guidelines/Articles

Working on:

  • Initiating Lung Tx perioperative management guidelines, consensus recommendation.
  • Guideline with SCA, ISHLT, and Thoracic Surgeons societies.
Task Forces

Task forces are created for the following:

  • evaluation of applications to EACTA for accreditation of fellowship programmes,
  • endorsements of educational programmes and meetings
  • grant applications
  • surveys

The subspeciality committees will be involved in the Taskforces whenever necessary from a content point of view.

Patient blood management in cardiac surgery relies on a multidisciplinary and multifactorial approach aiming for a reduction in perioperative blood loss and allogeneic blood transfusions. In a joint effort the European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologists (EACTA) and European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) initiated the elaboration of a European guideline on this topic in order to support current practice and summarize evidence for blood preservation techniques in cardiac surgery.

Christa Boer

Netherlands
c.boer[at]vumc.nl

Marco Ranucci

Italy
cardioanestesia[at]virgilio.it

David Faraoni

Canada
faraonidavid[at]yahoo.ca

Andreas Koster

Germany
akoster[at]hdz-nrw.de

Daniel Bolliger

Switzerland
daniel.bolliger[at]usb.ch

Christian von Heymann

Germany
christian.heymann[at]vivantes.de

Michael Meesters

Netherlands
m.meesters[at]vumc.nl

Social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter etc have become important means of communication for our members and EACTA has to harness them to its advantage. Social media should be used to deliver the three main themes of EACTA that are education, science and research in cardiac, thoracic and vascular anaesthesia and critical care (CTVA&CC). It should also be used for communication and sharing of knowledge and experience of CTVA&CC. In addition, the platforms should be used to advertise and promote EACTA meetings and activities so raising its profile and attracting new members. However, the development of social media platforms cannot be done in isolation and will require the input of the speciality committee. Development of social media platforms must be a priority so as use them to the advantage of all EACTA’s goals.

Aim of the Social Networking Task Force is to promote EACTA’s three main themes (Science, Education and Research) through social media.

Objectives:

  1. To increase the visibility of EACTA so as to attract new members and increase membership number
  2. To exchange ideas and knowledge with others who share a common interest in cardiac, thoracic and vascular anaesthesia and critical care (CTVA&CC)
  3. To build enduring and mutually beneficial relationships with others who share an interest in CTVA&CC
  4. To promote medical education programmes such as EACTA eAcademy and eLearning
  5. To increase the visibility of the EACTA/ESA fellowship programme in adult and paediatric CTVA&CC
  6. To share clinical experiences and gain advice
  7. To increase the involvement of the Speciality Committees in subgroups of the social media groups
  8. To undertake surveys beyond EACTA’s members and for marketing research
  9. To publicise EACTA’s scientific activities, education opportunities, and research grants/projects

Task Force Members

Peter Alston

United Kingdom
peter.alston[at]ed.ac.uk

Steffen Rex

Belgium
steffenrex[at]gmail.com

Alain Vuylsteke

United Kingdom
a.vuylsteke[at]nhs.net

Edwin Turton

Germany
edwin.turton[at]medizin.uni-leipzig.de

Mohamed El Tahan

Egypt
mohamedrefaateltahan[at]yahoo.com

Dominik Hoechter

Germany
dominik.hoechter[at]med.uni-muenchen.de

Moataz Emara

Egypt
mm.emara[at]mans.edu.eg

Vladimir Lomivorotov

Russia
vvlom[at]mail.ru

Alberto Hernandez

Spain
albimar23[at]gmail.com

Guido Di Gregorio

Italy
guido.digregorio[at]aopd.veneto.it

Gabor Erdoes

Switzerland
gabor.erdoes[at]insel.ch

Fabio Sangalli

Italy
fabio.sangalli[at]unimib.it

Association Management Company

Representative from the AMC
Noemi Albanese
AIM Italy Srl
Via Flaminia 1068 – 00189 Rome – Italy
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