The Scandinavian Society for Anaesthesia and Intensive care, SSAI, hosted its biannual scientific conference in Malmö on September 6th to 8th 2017. SSAI asked the speakers for permission to post their talks as #FOAMed and many have generously agreed to do that. We have partnered with SSAI and Swedish Society for Anaesthesia and Intensive care, SFAI to bring you these talks. Please visit the conference website for the full list of talks and the latest programme. The conference hashtag was #SSAI2017. You can check the echo on twitter here.

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Wednesday 6th September

Chairs: Malin Rundgren and Hans Flaatten

  • Theresa Olasvengen (NO): Timely and adequate allocation of prehospital medical assistance to cardiac arrest patients – how to do it?
  • Jacob Hollenberg (SE): How to optimize care for the cardiac arrest patient in the prehospital setting?
  • Hans Friberg (SE) and Sten Rubertsson (SE): PRO-CON – Should we transport patients in cardiac arrest to the hospital or stay on scene?
  • Lionel Lamhaut (FR): Prehospital ECMO – when and how?

Chair: Luis Romundstad

  • Jens Børglum (DK): TAP blockade – what’s new?
  • Michael Herrick (USA): Update on regional anesthesia for breast surgery

Chairs: Vibeke Moen and Ulf Schött

  • Christian Fenger-Eriksen (DK): When is it safe to do regional anaesthesia?
  • Birgitta Romlin (SE): Bleeding in paediatric surgery – case presentations.
  • Pär I Johansson (DK): Endotheliopathy in acute critical illness.
  • Anna Ågren (SE): When not to simplify haemostasis management. Case presentations.
  • Jakob Stensballe (DK): Critical bleeding state of the art

Chairs: Ritva Kiiski-Berggren and Sten Walther

  • Reidar Kvåle (NO): The essential prerequisites for any quality register: data quality
  • Matti Reinikainen (FIN): How to use quality register data for quality improvement
  • Steffen Christensen (DK): Differences between Nordic quality registers
  • Carolina Samuelsson (SE): Using quality registers for research

Mikael Bodelsson, Jonas Åkeson, Sigridur Kalman, Martin Holmer

  • Søren Pischke: Launch of the new SSAI logo
  • Miklós Lipcsey: Scandinavian industry grant

Kathryn Maitland, London (UK): Deconstructing fluid resuscitation in African children: a forensic analysis of the FEAST trial

Chairs: Jan Persson and Jonas Åkeson

  • Jan Persson (SE): Analgesia – mechanisms and current practice
  • Jonas Åkeson (SE): Anaesthesia – mechanisms and current practice
  • Anders Tingström (SE): Mechanisms for therapeutic management of depressive disorders
  • Mats Lindström (SE): Clinical use in major depression

Chairs: Martin Holmer and Brian Sites

  • Claes Mangelus (SE): The Swedish Perioperative Register (SPOR)
  • Rupert Pearse (UK): Using quality registers to improve perioperative outcomes; an international perspective
  • Gunnar Enlund (SE): Using SPOR data to improve patient care
  • Michelle Chew (SE): Swedish perioperative outcomes research

Chairs: Max Bell and David Piros

  • Claire Rimes-Stigare (SE): Long time survival and morbidity after CRRT
  • Max Bell (SE): Postoperative AKI
  • Johan Mårtensson (SE): Earlier vs later CRRT
  • Miklós Lipcsey (SE): The RRT catheter – placement come first
  • Marcus Broman (SE): Phosphate and magnesium ions in critical ilness

Chairs: Gunilla Islander and Sten Rubertsson

  • Pierre Carli (FR): Experiences from the Paris attacks November 13th 2015 Elkana Keersebilck (BE): Experiences from the Brussels attacks March 22nd 2016 Nina Sjöblom Widfeldt (SE): What should I know about chemical weapons? Sabina Fattah (NO): Major incidents – what can we learn from them?

Introduction by Jonas Åkeson

  • Edvard Moser, 2014 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, Trondheim (NO): The importance of finding the way

Chairs: Claes Frostell and Elin Björnestad

  • Kathryn Maitland (UK): Sepsis management in resource-limited hospitals in Africa

Collaboration with a resource-limited region in Africa: Milestones and challenges. Dar Es Salaam versus Stockholm

  • Lars Irestedt (SE): The anaesthesiologist’s perspective Viveka Nordberg (SE): The paediatrician’s perspective

Chairs: Suzanne Odeberg-Wernerman and Sven Erik Gisvold

  • Sven Erik Gisvold (NO): Introduction to the concept ”Perioperative”
  • Rupert Pearse (UK): Why perioperative medicine? How it changes outcome
  • Michelle Chew (SE): How should we do it? Hot topics in perioperative research
  • Anna Cedborg (SE): What are we doing about it? Inspiring and implementing change

Chairs: Joseph Cravero and Pertti Suominen

  • Torsten Lauritsen (DK): SAFETOTS
  • Mathias Johansen (DK): Web-based learning in paediatric anaesthesia – an educational project from ESPA andc SSAI

Chairs: Lars Rasmussen and Theresa Olasvengen

  • Torben Wisborg (NO): Trauma Care: Implementing a national program on trauma care in Norway – data, achievements and lessons learned
  • Peter Berlac (DK): TEMS – Tactical Emergency Medical Service – is this a new path we need to implement?
  • Karl Christian Thies (UK): The European trauma course – the team approach. Why is this the right course for anesthesiologists?

Introduction by Sten Rubertsson

  • Rupert Pearse, London (UK): Safe and effective surgery: everyone’s job?


Thursday 7th September


Friday 8th September

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