Organizational partner:
Department and Clinic of Anaesthesiology
and Intensive Therapy
of the Wroclaw Medical University

Anesthesiology Spring Conference 2019
32nd Conference
Advances in Anesthesiology, Intensive
Care Medicine and Pain Management
3rd Polish Congress
with international guests
13-15 June 2019

Ladies and Gentlemen!

We would like to invite you to participate in a new scientific and training initiative launched in Wroclaw.  We called it Anesthesiology Spring Conference in Wroclaw. This special, interdisciplinary event will combine the tradition of conferences organized for over 30 years at Książ Castle with another event, i.e. 3rd Polish Congress “Surviving Sepsis” which we organize in Wroclaw every second year.

The event will take place on 13-15 June 2019 in Wroclaw, at Wrocalw Congress Centre - Centennial Hall. The proceeding of the 32nd Conference “Advances in Anesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Management” will primarily focus on subjects that are considered to be innovations in medicine. The attendees will discuss and hear about the influence of anesthesia on brain function - from the youngest to senile patients. We shall analyze the connection between anesthesia and functions of basic body systems, as well as the impact of anesthesia on disease prevalence, such as for example its connection with the prevalence of cancer.  Another subject we want to tackle is understanding why and how the pharmacology of anesthesia changes - namely, whether the current trend of “anesthesia without opioids” is proven and worth implementing.

An undoubtedly innovative subject to discuss is the role of extracorporeal therapies in intensive care. We would like to analyze the advances in methods consisting in organ functions support in patients treated in ICUs and think about how we can optimize the concept of “open intensive care”, i.e. rapid response teams. Also, we want to devote significant time to discuss the limits of intensive care and to be painfully honest about it. Unsurprisingly, pain management is another subject that will be extensively debated. Where we are currently and where are we heading? What are the potential traps in the pharmacotherapy of pain? We shall look into the increasing importance of coanalgesics and integrated treatment model of chronic pain. For the third time, during our national forum, professionals will discuss problems related to sepsis. They will confer about what is happening worldwide and in Poland since sepsis in a global health challenge that requires interdisciplinary and versatile approach. It is our intention to evaluate the risk and establish the direction of actions in our country.

And last but not least, let’s not forget about the pediatric population!
Anesthesiology Spring Conference in Wroclaw will certainly be a fascinating event thanks to the programme of the meeting, the debated subjects and discussions, as well as interesting speakers. We hope that you will attend the event also because of the place where it is held. In late spring, when there is a promise of summer in the air, our city is particularly enchanting. See you in Wroclaw.

Prof. dr hab. Andrzej Kübler
“Surviving Sepsis” Polish Association

Prof. dr hab. Waldemar Goździk
Department and Clinic of Anesthesiology and Intensive Therapy of Wroclaw Medical University


Scientific Committee


Waldemar Goździk

Andrzej Kübler


Barbara Adamik


Janusz Andres
Alicja Bartkowska-Śniatkowska
Marzenna Bartoszewicz
Krzysztof Bielecki
Wojciech Dąbrowski
Rafał Drwiła
Grażyna Durek
Wiesława Duszyńska
Waleria Hryniewicz
Juliusz Jakubaszko

Marek Jasiński
Tomasz Jurek
Wojciech Kielan
Piotr Knapik
Łukasz Krzych
Ewa Kucewicz-Czech
Krzysztof Kusza
Romuald Lango
Lidia Łysenko
Dariusz Maciejewski
Ewa Mayzner-Zawadzka
Adam Mikstacki
Agnieszka Misiewska-Kaczur
Hanna Misiołek
Marcin Osuchowski
Radosław Owczuk
Mariusz Piechota
Andrzej Piotrowski
Anna Przondo-Mordarska
Zbigniew Rybicki
Wojciech Szczeklik
Paweł Tabakow
Janusz Trzebicki
Maria Wujtewicz
Marzena Zielińska
Andrzej Zawadzki
Maciej Żukowski
Foreign lecturers

Frank Martin Brunkhorst
Pail-Martini-Clinical Sepsis Research Unit
Jena University Hospital, Germany
Jean-Marc Cavaillon
Institut Pasteur
Department of infection and epidemiology, Paris, France
Craig Coopersmith
Department of Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine.  Atlanta, USA
Susanne Drechsler
Intensive Care Head, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Vienna, Austria
Philip A. Efron
Sepsis and Critical Illness Research Center
University of Florida, USA
Gerhard Fritsch
Trauma Centrum Vienna, Austria

Claes Frostell
Department of Clinical Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Danderyd Hospital
Stockholm, Sweden
Piotr Harbut
Danderyd Hospital
Stockholm, Sweden
Katarzyna Hryniewicz
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, USA
Jan Jakobsson
Department of Clinical Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Danderyd Hospital
Stockholm, Sweden
Marcin Osuchowski
Intensive Care Head, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute
Vienna, Austria
Mervyn Singer
University College London, UK
  • Anesthesia and brain
    – from premature babies to senile patients
  • Anesthesia and circulation
    – hypotension and hypoperfusion - which is worse?
  • Anesthesia and ventilation
    – how to ventilate a healthy lung?
  • Anesthesia and pharmacology
    – forget about opioids
    – what instead?
Intensive care
  • Golden hour in multiple trauma
    – the role of the anesthesiologist
  • Extracorporeal therapies
    – is there no other future for IC?
  • Intracranial hemorrhage
    - optimal monitoring and treatment
  • Low cardiac output syndrome
    - pharmacological and mechanical treatment
Pain therapy
  • Regional techniques in perioperative period
    – status as at 2019
  • New analgesics and analgesic techniques
  • Opioids in non-cancer pain
    – have all facts been established?
  • Postoperative analgesia in children
    – aggressive or conservative?
  • Sepsis – global health threat
    – what do we know from epidemiological research?
  • Experimental model and clinical studies
    – new challenges
  • Multiple organ dysfunction assessment and treatment
  • Current problems in microbiological diagnostics
    – under the auspices of the Polish Society for Clinical Microbiology
  • Challenges in antibiotics therapy
    – under the auspices of the Polish Council for Antibiotics Protection
Outline of the schedule

13 June 2019 - Thursday

Room 1
Room 2
Room 3
Room 4
12.00 – 14.00
Room 1
Workshop of the National Program for the Protection of Antibiotics
13.45 – 14.00
All rooms
14.00 – 15.30
Room 1
Antibiotic therapy of sepsis
Room 2
Fluid therapy in the ICUs
Room 3
Monitoring of anesthesia
15.30 – 16.00
All rooms
16.00 – 17.30
Room 1
Extracorporeal treatment of sepsis
Room 2
Neuro-intensive therapy
Room 3
Anaesthesia in cardiac surgery
17.30 – 19.00
Room 1
Markers of sepsis
Room 2
Cardio-intensive therapy
Room 3
Anaesthesia in neurosurgery

14 June 2019 - Friday

Room 1
Room 2
Room 3
Room 4
9.00 – 10.30
Room 1
Adjuvant therapies in sepsis
Room 2
Nutrition in the ICU
Room 3
Fluid therapy during the perioperative period
10.30 – 11.00
All rooms
11.00 – 12.30
Room 1
Global sepsis problems
Room 2
Mechanical ventilation
Room 3
Anaesthesiology and intensive therapy in pediatrics
Room 4
Poster session
12.30. – 14.00
Room 1
Sepsis diagnosis
Room 2
Room 3
Regional anesthesia
Room 4
Poster session
14.00 – 15.00
All rooms
15.00 – 16.30
Room 1
Session of the Society of Clinical Microbiology
Room 2
Room 3
Postoperative pain
Room 4
Poster session
16.30 – 17.00
All rooms
17.00 – 18.30
Room 1
Organ dysfunction in sepsis
Room 2
Hospital emergency team
Room 3
Chronic pain
Room 4
Poster session

15 June 2019 - Saturday

Room 1
Room 2
Room 3
Room 4
9.00 – 10.30
Room 1
Early diagnosis of sepsis – the place of the Emergency Department
Room 2
Renal replacement therapy in the ICU
Room 3
Actual problems of anaesthesia
10.30 – 11.00
All rooms
11.00 – 12.30
All rooms
Ethical and legal challenges in anesthesiology and intensive care
All rooms
Closing of the conference

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