After having had two Master Classes on the older patient, one on acute respiratory failure, and one on the obese patient, we hereby invite you to join our 5th Erasmus Master Class on Anesthesia and Perioperative Care. This year’s course will deal with another important topic: The (planned and unplanned) awake patient.
On the one hand, the use of regional anesthesia for complex procedures in complex patients is still growing, and the additional value of the awake patient as his own monitor has been established. However, these developments have an enormous impact on the anesthesiolgical daily practice and imply several challenges for the anesthetist.
On the other hand, intraoperative awareness and postoperative cognitive dysfunction still are hot items in the public discussion about anesthesia and not yet completely understood.
Our panel of international experts experienced in these fields will cover and highlight all relevant aspects dealing with the planned and unplanned awake perioperative patient. Previous feedback assured us, that this year’s Master Class still will have no parallel sessions and no poster-presentations, in lieu thereof we will have two days of interactive lectures by selected and dedicated speakers. There will be sufficient time for discussion after the lectures and during the breaks.
We hope you will enjoy two very interesting and stimulating days here in springtime Rotterdam!
On behalf of the organizing committee, Robert Jan Stolker MD PhD Professor and chairman Department of Anesthesiology Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands