UPDATE – New Free Paediatric Anaesthesia E-learning – perioperative fluid challenges

March 26, 2018

ESPA and SSAI have developed a platform for e-learning in paediatric anaesthesia. E-learning has become central to postgraduate medical education due to a high degree of flexibility, broad resource-sharing capacity and costeffectiveness. Based on high quality congress video material from the European Society for Paediatric Anaesthesiology (ESPA), peer reviewed articles, case scenarios and multiple-choice…

SSAI statement supports the suspension of HES solutions by the EMA

March 8, 2018

The European Medicine Agency has decided to suspend Hydroxyethyl-Starch (HES) because of serious side-effects in specific patient groups: This decision has obviously led to some discussion, especially among those who have continued to use HES despite concerns about safety. This discussion has resulted in a formal letter from the German…

Symposium on Anaesthesia and Surgery in Young Children in Odense, DK – September 29th

March 6, 2018

The 29th of September 2018 the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care at Odense University Hospital in Denmark hosts the Symposium: Anaesthesia and Surgery in Young Children: Long-term outcome. The venue is: The Emil Aarestrup Auditorium at Odense University Hospital. A panel of Danish and International experts will share their…

New SSAI clinical practice guideline

February 27, 2018

The Clinical Practice Committee of the SSAI has published a new guideline: “Scandinavian SSAI clinical practice guideline on choice of inotropic agent for patients with acute circulatory failure” This guideline is like all SSAI guidelines published as open access in Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica. The main conclusions of this guideline are…

Copenhagen Critical Care Symposium – April 13th 2018

February 24, 2018

The department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark invites to the first interdisciplinary Copenhagen Critical Care Symposium. The target group are pre-hospital physicians, surgeons, anaesthetists, intensivists and internal medicine physicians. The event is a 1-day event at April 13th 2018 to be held at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen…

Annual Swedish meeting – world-renowned honorary lecturers confirmed

January 23, 2018

The annual meeting of the Swedish Anaesthesia and Intensive Care society will take place in Linköping, September 19th-21st this year. The honorary lectures will be held by international top-Anaesthesiologists Cor Kalkman (Utrecht, The Netherlands) and Hannah Wunsch (Toronto, Canada). You find more information about this event here (in Swedish). Mark your…

SSAI Ethical Code of Conduct

January 14, 2018

SSAI follows the highest ethical standards and has a zero tolerance for all types of harassment including sexual harassment. The board of the SSAI has specified these standards in the SSAI Ethical Code of Conduct. Reporting of breaches or suspected violation of this Ethical Code of Conduct is now possible…

New SSAI board meets

January 13, 2018

The SSAI board has gathered in Reykjavik, many new board members are welcomed and the new president of the SSAI Professor Klaus Olkkola introduced! Please find an overview of the new board members here. The Agenda for the board meeting can be found here. The board has plans to extend…

SSAI 2017 conference talks freely available now!

December 14, 2017

SSAI has teamed up with the enthusiasts behind in order to provide the post- congress material of the 34th SSAI congress heldt in Malmø in September 2017 to everyone for free in the spirit of Free Open Access Meducation. Each speaker has been asked for permission to present her/his…

SSAI Research Methodology Course, Clinical Trials – April 2018

November 27, 2017

The first annual SSAI Research Methodology Course, Clinical trials will be held in April, 2018. This will be a 2 day (one overnight) course in Copenhagen Tuesday and Wednesday, the 3rd and 4th of April, 2018, at a venue to be announced near the Copenhagen airport. The course organisers are Lars Rasmussen,…

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