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EACTA Thoracic Masterclass

A two-days live educational masterclass based on two main parts:
the practical one (Day 1), to gain skills in:

  1. hands-on airway management, lung isolation/separation tools, and pain management interventions (e.g. thoracic epidural and paravertebral and truncal blockades)
  2. decision-making through simulation-based learning in cases of experiencing hypoxaemia, increased airway pressures and other ventilator-related problems during thoracic surgery and anaesthesia
  3. animal-lab based training on haemodynamic management in case of hypovolaemia, vasodilatation and hypervolaemia.

the theoretical one (Day 2), focused on:

  1. perioperative assessment, optimisation and care of thoracic surgery patients,
  2. a round-table open discussions on challenges in ventilation management during one-lung ventilation and thoracic surgery,
  3. anaesthetics, haemodynamic and fluid therapy for patients who undergo thoracic surgery,
  4. choices for pain management after thoracic surgery
  5. future of thoracic anaesthesia in terms of none-opioid-based anaesthesia, robotic thoracic surgery, non-intubated thoracic anaesthesia, tracheal surgery, education in thoracic anaesthesia and future EACTA Consensus on Good Clinical Practice in Thoracic Anaesthesia.

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The EACTA Thoracic Masterclass, Charleroi, Belgium, 21/11/2019-22/11/2019 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 12 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of 
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.
Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


Prof. Laszlo Szegedi
Department of Anesthesiology, CHU, Charleroi, Belgium
Chair of the Masterclass and Scientific Director

Prof. Mohamed El Tahan
Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine Department, College of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
EACTA Education Chair, Head of the Organizing Committee

Prof. Mert Senturk
Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Head of the Scientific Committee

The Masterclass has been realized thanks to an unrestricted grant by


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Until Oct. 31, 2019 From Nov. 1, 2019 Onsite
Registration fee € 200 € 225 € 250
Reduced fee for nurses and residents* € 100 € 100 € 100

*A proof document is requested for the special fee for nurses and residents
Coffee breaks and lunch during the masterclass are included in the fee

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Drnovsek Globokar Mojca
Ljubljana, Slovenia
MD, PhD student (2016); consultant anaesthesiologist; In 2003 she finished residency with Master Exam of Anesthesiology. 2012 she completed fellowship in cardiac and 2014-2016 in pediatric anaesthesia. Since 2004 she's involved mostly in thoracic anaesthesia, responsible for research, education and fellowship in thoracic anaesthesia. Since last year she's active member and promotor of  lung transplant programme in Slovenia. She's  EACTA Thoracic Subcomm member, ESA  and ESPA member, Vice president of SCAIM since 2015. In 2016 an 2017 her motivated team implemented different way of expertise: Joint Meeting of Thoracic Anaesthesiologists and Surgeons for South Eastern Europe.
Thoracic airway, protective ventilation and lung transplantation are her main interests.

El-Tahan Mohamed
Mansoura, Egypt
Professor of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia & Surgical Intensive Care, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt, Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia & Surgical Intensive Care, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. EACTA Education Chair and Director at the Board of Directors.Association of Anaesthetists (UK). He has 48 publications in PubMed indexed impacted journals in addition to five book chapters on thoracic anaesthesia and airway management. His research interests include thoracic anaesthesia, one lung ventilation, protective ventilation, airway management, perfusion and cardiopulmonary bypass, haemodynamic monitoring and control, inflammatory response, cardiovascular anaesthesia, obstetric anaesthesia. He stands as a peer reviewer in 10 specialized impacted journals. He works as Associate Editor in the BMC Anesthesiology and Plos One and an Editor in the Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia. He has participated in organizing, instructing and talking in more than 75 national and international scientific events (congresses, symposia and workshops) during the last 5 years.

Granell Manuel
Valencia, Spain
Chief Section of Thoracic  Anesthesia in Consorcio Hospital General Universitario of Valencia, Spain (2004).Associate Professor of Anesthesiology in University of Valencia, Spain (2002). Educational delegate of the Thoracic SubCommittee in the Educational SubCommitte (2015-2018 / 2018-2020).EACTA Thoracic SubCom member (2013) and SEDAR Thoracic representant (2011). ESA member (1998).
Director of seven international Thoracic Anesthesia Congresses in Valencia, Spain (2001, 2003, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018).Director of the first center for the EACTA  Thoracic Anesthesia Exchange Training Programme (2017).Editor of the Thoracic Anesthesia book edited by the Editorial Medica Panamericana in 2018 (title: Anestesia y Reanimación en Cirugía Torácica). Coeditor of "Anesthesia in Thoracic Surgery. Changes of Paradigms in Thoracic Anesthesia"  book edited by Springer (in press).

Guarracino Fabio
Pisa, Italy
President of EACTA Head of the Department if Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine and Director of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and ICU at University Hospital of Pisa, Italy. Author of publications in the field of cardiothoracic anaesthesia and intensive care in peer review journals.

Jimenez Maria-José
Barcelona, Spain
MD, PhD  in Anaesthesiology. Consultant in Anaesthesia Department. Hospital Clinìc. Universitat de Barcelona. University lecturer at Hospital Clinìc. Universitat de Barcelona. Specialized in Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery. Responsible of Anaesthesia for Thoracic Surgery  in Cardiothoracic Secttion in Hospital Clínic. Until 2018, Anesthesia Team (partner), in Centro Médico Teknon, Barcelona. Specialized in: airway managment and lung isolation, preoperative evaluation, tracheal and sleeve resectional surgery, treatment of Pain in Thoracic Surgery. Involved in Prothor study, iPROVE studies and ERAS protocol at the Hospital Clínic, Barcelona. Societies: Member of EACTA Thoracic Sub-committee, ESA Member: Academy of Medical Science and Health of Catalunya and Balears (Member and profesor). Spanish Society of Anaesthesiology Member (SEDAR). Catalan Society of Anesthesiology Member (SCARDT).

Licker Marc-Joseph
Geneva, Switzerland
Board certified in anesthesia and intensive care medicine.Currently, head of cardiovascular, thoracic & emergency surgery and out-of-operating room interventions, University Hospita of Geneva .Professor of pulmonary and circulatory physiology at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Geneva. Research interests in perioperative risk management, implementation of lung and cardiac protective strategies.

Navarro Ripoll Ricard
Barcelona, Spain
M.D., Ph.D., EDAIC. Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anaeshesia in Papworth hospital, UK. Consultant in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia in Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Spain. Examiner of Part I and II of EDAIC. Director of trainee Exchange Programme in Thoracic Anesthesia of EACTS in Barcelona. Main fields of interest: patient optimization and prehabilitation in Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, ERAS programme in Thoracic Surgery, protective ventilation.

Pelosi Paolo
Genoa, Italy
Professor in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care,  Director of the Specialty School in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care at the University of Genoa, Head of Department of Anesthesia and Intensve Care and Regional Poison Control Center at San Martino Policlinico Hospital, Genoa, Italy. He served as President of the European Society of Anaesthesiology  (ESA) and actually is the President of the College of Professors of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care in Italy. He was awarded by the Cecil Gray Medal as well as Sir Macintosh Award. He He is Author or Co-Author of over 600 medical and scientific peer review papers, 115 book chapters and he has lectured in more than 1600 national and international meetings on ventilation management during the perioperative period and on the pathophysiology and treatments of acute respiratory failure. Total IF 3439, citations 23494, H-Index 69 (Scopus).

Piccioni Federico
Milano, Italy
He works at the Department of Critical and Supportive Care at the Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori in Milan, Italy. He is Senior consultant and Coordinator of the surgical block. He is Adjunct Professor of the School of Anesthesia and Intensive Care of the University of Milan, Italy. Federico Piccioni is the Chair of the SIAARTI Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia Study Group. He is member of the EACTA Thoracic committee. His area of research in anesthesia are: thoracic anesthesia, hemodynamic monitoring, neuromuscular block monitoring, acute pain management.

Salviz Aysu
Istanbul, Turkey
She completed her residency in 2009 and was awarded the ESA Fellowship program during her residency (observer at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK for 3 months). She has been in Department of Regional Anesthesia at St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital in New York City for 1 year as a research fellow (NYSORA), and since then has been working in Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation of Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine. Her publications and academic career focus on Ultrasound-guided Peripheral Nerve Blocks and she has EDRA. Besides national RA courses; she has also been an instructor in international Cadaver and Ultrasound-guided Peripheral Nerve Block courses (NYSORA Syposiums-New York 2011, Vietnam 2012 and New York 2012, NWAC Meetings-Istanbul 2012 and Bangkok 2013, ESRA-2018 and 2019). She has also been both an EDRA Board member and an examiner.

Şentürk Mert
Istanbul, Turkey
Full-time professor in the department of anaesthesiology & intensive care of Istanbul Medical Faculty of Istanbul University. After graduating in 1983, he has had his residency and almost all the academic steps in the same school. He has had a scholarship from DAAD, so that he has been several times in different departments in Germany; and lastly also worked as an academician in Magdeburg. Dr Senturk is a thoracic anaesthetist: he is currently the Chair of the thoracic subcommittee of EACTA; is also active in ESA (a former member of the subcommittee of respiration). He has > 40 publications in “web-of-science” journals; he has written several reviews and chapters in books; and  co-edited two books in thoracic anaesthesia. He is the primary investigator of PROTHOR, the biggest clinical trial in thoracic anaesthesia. He is married and has two children.

Stoica Radu T.
Bucharest, Romania
MD, Ph Dr. Senior anesthesiologist. Head of Department of thoracic anesthesia since 1998. Institute of Pulmonology Marius Nasta Bucharest, Romania. Associate Professor of Anesthesia at Titu Naiorescu faculty of medicine in Bucharest. Pioneer(2000) in Romania for High Frequency Jet Ventilation for interventional bronchoscopy and tracheal surgery. More than 100  whole lung lavages for Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. More than 60 articles in Medical Journals and 20 chapters in Medical books. Principal investigator in clinical studies. Peer reviewer for 3 Anestesia and ICU journals. Invited speeker at national and international congresses.

Szegedi Laszlo
Brussels, Belgium
M.D., PhD, born 1967, Professor and Head of Clinics, AnesthesiologyMedical degrees obtained at the University of Cluj and the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. Anesthesiology training at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, PhD degree at the University of Ghent, Belgium. Worked at the Erasme Hospital (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Ghent University Hospital and Univeritair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Belgium. Present position at the Charleroi University Hospital, Belgium.Passioned of anesthesia for thoracic surgery, past chairman (2013-2019) of the EACTA Thoracic Subcommittee, member of the EACTA Educational Committee.

Unzueta Carmen
Barcelona, Spain
M.D., Ph.D. Consultant anesthetist in Thoracic anesthesia in Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona. Professor of Anesthesiology at the Faculty of Medicine at the UAB University in Barcelona. Research interests in one-lung ventilation, protective ventilation, postoperative pulmonary complications.

Vanpeteghem Caroline
Ghent, Belgium
Senior staff member of the department of Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine of the University Hospital of Ghent, Belgium. Responsible for thoracic and vascular anaesthesia. Specialized in airway management and lung isolation during (video-assisted and robotic) lung and tracheal surgery in adults as well in children. Member of the EACTA Thoracic Subcommittee.

Végh Tamás
Debrecen, Hungary
Assistant professor, anesthesiologist and intensive care specialist. Head, Division of General, Transplantation, Vascular and Thoracic Anesthesia. Anesthesiology Director of Operating Rooms, Augusta Surgical Center, University of Debrecen, Hungary. Students’ Scientific Association (SSA) Advisor Member of Council of the Students’ Scientific Association (CSSA). Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University of Debrecen, Hungary. Member of Hungarian Academy of Science, Public Body Member of Outcomes Research Consortium, Cleveland, USA. Member of Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologists (EACTA) - Thoracic Subcommittee, Member of European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA), National Coordinator of PROTHOR Study in Hungary. Field of research: Thoracic anesthesia, one-lung ventilation, hemodynamic monitoring, airway management.


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