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 is 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
Scientific program

13 June 2019 - Thursday

15.45 – 16.00
All rooms
16.00 – 17.30
Cardiac anaesthesia

Chair: Waldemar Goździk (Wrocław), Piotr Knapik (Zabrze), Ewa Kucewicz-Czech (Katowice)

1. The role of the anaesthesiologist in percutaneous aortic valve implantation

Ewa Kucewicz-Czech (Katowice)

2. Rethoracothomy due to bleeding - a minor problem at work or the possibility of developing serious complications?

Piotr Knapik (Zabrze)

3. Why patients are bleeding after surgery and what can we do about it?

Rafał Drwiła (Kraków)

4. Delirium after cardiac surgery

Anna Kupiec (Wrocław)

Neurointensive care

Chair: Małgorzata Burzyńska (Wrocław), Bogusława Lechowicz-Głogowska (Wrocław), Waldemar Machała (Łódź)

1. Advanced methods of brain monitoring - assessment of autoregulation disorders of cerebral circulation

Magdalena Kasprowicz  (Wrocław)

2. Neuroprotection in the Intensive Care Unit

Waldemar Machała (Łódź)

3. The subarachnoid haemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm - challenges for the anaesthesiologist

Małgorzata Burzyńska (Wrocław)

Infections at ICU - current challenges. Session of the National Programme for Antibiotics Protection

Chair: Waleria Hryniewicz (Warszawa), Andrzej Kübler (Wrocław, Maciej Żukowski (Szczecin)

1. Acinetobacter baumannii as a challenge for ICUs

Małgorzata Fleischer (Wrocław)

2. Catheter-related infections

Agnieszka Misiewska-Kaczur (Cieszyn)

3. Current treatment options of infections caused by extremely resistant Gram-negative bacilli

Agnieszka Żukowska (Szczecin)

4. Gram-positive cocci - not only multiresistance

Waleria Hryniewicz (Warszawa)

Workshops: Rapid Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing with dRAST: a clinical approach to saving lives

Chair: Stephane Rougale

17.30 – 19.00
Cardiovascular function in sepsis

Chair: Mariusz Piechota (Łódź), Dariusz Maciejewski (Bielsko-Biała), Waldemar Goździk (Wrocław)

1. Cardiovacular function in sepsis

Marcin Ligowski (Poznań)

2. Hypotension in sepsis

Bartosz Kudliński (Zielona Góra)

3. Vasopressin in sepsis

Mariusz Piechota (Łódź)

4. Support of the failing heart in the ICU

Waldemar Goździk (Wrocław)

Session of the Clinical Microbiology Society

Chair: Anna Przondo-Mordarska (Wrocław), Marzenna Bartoszewicz (Wrocław), Beata Kowalska-Krochmal (Wrocław)

Patient with wound in the ICU

1. Colonization with multidrug-resistant strains as a potential source of local and systemic infection

Beata Mączyńska (Wrocław)

2. Microbiological assessment of wounds

Beata Kowalska- Krochmal (Wrocław)

3. Wound treatment according to the new guidelines

Marzenna Bartoszewicz (Wrocław)


Chair: Bogusława Lechowicz-Głogowska (Wrocław),Małgorzata Burzyńska (Wrocław), Paweł Tabakow (Wrocław)

1. Surgical treatment of patients with a brain tumor using the brain mapping technique

Paweł Tabakow ( Wrocław)

2. Minimally invasive neurosurgical techniques for treating pain syndromes of spine, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves

Krzysztof Chmielak (Wrocław)

3. Perioperative anaesthetic procedures in patients undergoing awake craniotomy

Bogusława Lechowicz-Głogowska (Wrocław)

Poster session 1

Chair: Wiesława Duszyńska (Wrocław), Barbara Barteczko-Grajek (Wrocław), Barbara Tamowicz (Poznań)

All rooms
Welcoming reception

14 June 2019 - Friday

8.30 – 9.00
All rooms
9.00 – 10.30
All rooms
Inauguration Session

Chair: Ewa Mayzner-Zawadzka (Warszawa), Waldemar Goździk (Wrocław), Andrzej Kübler (Wrocław)

9.00 – 9.30
All rooms
Sepsis 3 and so what?

Mervyn Singer (Londyn, Anglia)

9.30 – 10.00
All rooms
Gut integrity in sepsis

Craig Coopersmith (Atlanta, USA)

10.00 – 10.30
All rooms
Biomarkers of sepsis: myth or reality

Jean-Marc Cavaillon (Paryż, Francja)

10.30 – 10.50
All rooms
10.50 – 12.20
Current problems in sepsis

Chair: Krzysztof Kusza (Poznań), Radosław Owczuk (Gdańsk), Waldemar Goździk (Wrocław)

1. Inhaled NO and new NO -donors in anesthesiology and critical care – an update

Claes Frostell (Sztokholm, Szwecja)

2. Rationale for beta-blockade in sepsis

Mervyn Singer (Londyn, Anglia)

3. Aging and Sepsis

Philip A. Efron (Gainesville, USA)

Sepsis - what's new in diagnosis and treatment?

Chair: Marzenna Bartoszewicz (Wrocław), Andrzej Kübler (Wrocław)

1.Procedures for collecting, transporting and protecting samples for blood culture in cases of suspicion of sepsis

 Beata Kowalska-Krochmal (Wrocław)

2. Sepsis registry in intensive care units

Jakub Śmiechowicz (Wrocław

3. What is new in sepsis 2019?


Andrzej Kübler (Wrocław)

Current problems of anaesthesia

Chair: Łukasz Krzych (Katowice), Janusz Trzebicki (Warszawa), Stanisław Zieliński (Wrocław)

1. Anesthesia and the elderly brain, how can we minimize the risk for Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction?

Jan Jakobsson (Sztokholm, Szwecja)

2. Mechanical ventilation in an obese patient during general anaesthesia

Piotr Harbut (Sztokholm, Szwecja)

3. Does anesthetic choice impact the risk for cancer reoccurence? An up-date

Jan Jakobsson (Sztokholm, Szwecja)

Poster session 2

Chair: Małgorzata Burzyńska (Wrocław), Małgorzata Lipińska-Gediga (Wrocław), Jarosław Kędziora (Wrocław)

12.20 – 12.40
All rooms
12.40. – 14.10
Problems of antibiotic therapy

Chair: Adam Mikstacki (Poznań), Agnieszka Misiewska-Kaczur (Cieszyn), Lidia Łysenko (Wrocław)

1. Dialogue: Antibiotic-resistant infection

Agnieszka Żukowska/Maciej Żukowski (Szczecin)

2. PCT in the regulation of antibiotic therapy

Lidia Łysenko (Wrocław)


Chair: Janusz Andres (Kraków), Juliusz Jakubaszko (Wrocław), Jakub Śmiechowicz (Wrocław)

1. Pathophysiology and outcomes of the multiple injured patient: time is of the essence

Andreas Jusko (Salzburg, Austria)

2. Does sex matter?: gender-differences in trauma outcomes

Susanne Drechsler (Wiedeń, Austria)

3. The use of muscle relaxants - are there any changes?

Waldemar Machała (Łódź)

Research in sepsis

Chair: Waldemar Goździk Wrocław), Marcin Osuchowski (Wiedeń), Tomasz Skirecki (Warszawa)

1. Research priorities in sepsis

Craig Coopersmith (Atlanta, USA)

2. Minimum Quality Threshold in Pre-Clinical Sepsis Studies: does it make sense?

Marcin Osuchowski (Wiedeń, Austria)

3. Reasons why sepsis trials failed to improve outcomes

Frank Martin  Brunkhorst (Jena, Niemcy)

Workshops in the field of percutaneous tracheotomy

Moderator: Dariusz Maciejewski, Maciej Sawczuk (Bielsko-Biała)

14.10 – 15.00
All rooms
15.00 – 16.30
The consequeces of sepsis

Chair: Krzysztof Bielecki (Warszawa), Małgorzata Lipińska-Gediga (Wrocław), Andrzej Kübler (Wrocław)

1. The Pathophysiology of Chronic Critical Illness after Sepsis

Philip A. Efron (Gainesville, USA)

2. Cancer and sepsis

Craig Coopersmith (Atlanta, USA)

3. Are sepsis patients truly immunosuppressed?

Jean-Marc Cavaillon (Paryż, Francja)

Elimination of cytokines in intensive care

Chair: Wojciech Serednicki (Kraków), Adam Mikstacki (Poznań), Jakub Śmiechowicz (Wrocław)

1. Cytokine removal in Sepsis

Zsolt Molnar (Seged, Węgry)

2. Hemoadsorption - Therapeutics in Cardiovascular Surgical Care Cardiac Surgery and Intensive Care

Carlos Mestres (Zurich, Szwajcaria)

3. CytoSorb in pediatric ICU

Michael Sasse (Hannover, Niemcy)

Challenges for intensive treatment

Chair: Grażyna Durek (Wrocław), Maria Wujtewicz (Gdańsk), Dariusz Maciejewski (Bielsko-Biała)

1. Clinical indications for respiratory support with Nasal High Flow

Dariusz Maciejewski (Bielsko Biała)

2. PCT in various medical specialties

Barbara Adamik (Wrocław)

3. Pitfalls associated with crystalloids therapy

Piotr Grzechnik (B.Braun)

Poster session 3

Chair: Marceli Łukaszewski (Wrocław), Ewa Lechowicz-Głogowska (Wrocław), Stanisław Zieliński (Wrocław)

16.30 – 17.00
All rooms
17.00 – 18.30

Chair: Rafał Drwiła (Kraków), Piotr Knapik (Zabrze), Romuald Lango (Gdańsk)

1. ECMO in cardiogenic shock

Katarzyna Hryniewicz (Minneapolis, USA)

2. Antibiotic therapy during ECMO

Ewa Trejnowska (Zabrze)

3. Renal Replacement Therapy on ECMO

Romuald Lango (Gdańsk)

Problems of intensive therapy

Chair: Wojciech Dąbrowski (Lublin), Wiesława Duszyńska (Wrocław), Dariusz Maciejewski (Bielsko-Biała)

1. Fungal sepsis

Małgorzata Symonides (Warszawa)

2. Diffuse alveolar hemorage (DAH) in intensive therapy

Dariusz Maciejewski (Bielsko-Biała)

3. PCT in neonatology

Marzena Zielińska (Wrocław)

Advances in the diagnosis of infections

Chair: Barbara Adamik (Wrocław), Stanisław Zieliński (Wrocław)

1. Mortality in sepsis

Marek Wełna (Wrocław)

2. Rapid diagnosis of infections in ICUs

Barbara Adamik (Wrocław)

3. Clinical benefits of rapid pathogen identification and phenotypic resistance testing in severe bloodstream infections

Torsten Wassermann, (Accelerate Diagnostics)


Poster session 4

Chair: Jakub Śmiechowicz (Wrocław), Waldemar Gołębiowski (Wrocław), Jacek Siewiera (Warszawa)

15 June 2019 - Saturday

9.00 – 10.30
Emergency medicine

Chair: Andrzej Zawadzki (Warszawa), Wojciech Szczeklik (Kraków), Waldemar Goździk (Wrocław)

1. Rapid response teams in Poland

Wojciech. Szczeklik (Kraków)

2. Early bedside diagnostics in ICUs.

Waldemar Goździk (Wrocław)

3. Sepis as a clinical problem in modern emergency medicine

Juliusz Jakubaszko (Wrocław)


Chair: Janusz Trzebicki (Warszawa), Mirosław Gibek (Wrocław), Andrzej Kübler (Wrocław)

1. Anaesthesia without opioids

Piotr Harbut (Sztokholm, Szwecja)

2. Postoperative persistent pain – the challenge for pain medicine

Andrzej Kübler (Wrocław)

3. Truncal blocks in modern anaesthesiology

Piotr Harbut (Sztokholm, Szwecja)

Pediatric anesthesia

Chair: Andrzej Piotrowski (Warszawa), Alicja Bartkowska-Śniatkowska (Poznań), Marzena Zielińska (Wrocław)

1. Genetic predisposition for the development of sepsis and septic shock in children

Alicja Bartkowska-Śniatkowska (Poznań)

2. Acute kidney injury in children with sepsis

Beata Pyrek (Wrocław)

3. Sevoflurane - is it really  the only inhalational anesthetic in pediatric anaesthesiology?

Andrzej Piotrowski  (Warszawa)

4. ESMA's statement on procedural analgosedation in children

Marzena Zielińska (Wrocław)

10.30 – 11.00
All rooms
11.00 – 12.30
All rooms
Ethical and legal challenges in anaesthesiology and intensive care

Chair: Tomasz Jurek (Wrocław), Marta Rorat (Wrocław), Andrzej Kübler (Wrocław)

1. Doctor - patient confidentiality - after the amendment 2019

Tomasz Jurek(Wrocław), Marta Rorat (Wrocław)

2. Medical documentation – the weapon for prosecutor or doctor?

Marta Rorat (Wrocław)

3. Medical errors of fluid therapy in infectious diseases

 Marta Rorat (Wrocław), Marzena Zielińska (Wrocław)

All rooms
Closing of the conference

Wrocławskie Centrum Konferencyjne
ul. Wystawowa 1, 51-618 WROCŁAW

Patronage / Partners / Sponsors

Patronat Honorowy/Honorary Patronage
Oficjalne czasopismo naukowe Stowarzyszenia na Rzecz Badania i Leczenie Sepsy „Pokonać Sepsę” / The official scientific journal of the Association for Research and Treatment of Sepsis "Defeat Sepsis"
Główni Sponsorzy/Main Sponsors
Patronat medialny/Media Patronage