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March 8th


March 9th


I: Jetventilation - a new instrument

Didier Moens

Peter Biro






II: Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia

Gabriella Iohom

Adela Onutu

Steven Clendenen

Niamh Conlon

José Aguirre




if needed 16.50-18.50



III: Peribulbar or sub-Tenon's blocks

Friedrich Lersch

Bazil Ateleanu

Tatjana Josifova

Yves Perron






IV: Conox - a new Smart Depth of Anaesthesia Monitor

Brian Oosterhoff

Pablo Martínez






I: Jetventilation - a new instrument

Didier Moens – Jet ventilation Workshop (EN)

Didier holds a Master degree in Commercial Sciences – HEC Brussels (2000)
Promoting commercially and scientifically Acutronic jet ventilation as a distributor in Belgium for nearly 20 years, Didier joined later ACUTRONIC Medical Systems, leader in High Frenquecy Jet ventilation, as the VP Sales and marketing in 2016.

His  practical workshop, based on powerpoint presentation, hands on and pig lung demos, will revisit the physical concepts and concerns of the technique(s).

Interfacing developments in minimal invasive ventilation (as ENT and Bonchoscopy) as in low diaphragmatic motion challenges will be demonstrated and explained in order to understand to full potential of this technique and its brilliant future.

Finally, and none the less, this AAA meeting will be the Swiss première for the new MONSOON4 jet ventilator, the latest and most advanced jet device ever.

We look forward to meet you at this workshop.


II: Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia

This 2-hour regional anaesthesia workshop focuses on supervised hands-on needling practice and ultrasound scanning of relevant structures. It capitalises on a low participant: instructor ratio (6:1) and real time performance feedback.

Workstations include live model ultrasound scanning of peripheral nerves and fascial planes at the level of limbs and trunk, as well as hand-eye coordination and needling skill practice in a gelatine phantom.

At the end of this workshop, participants would have acquired knowledge of imaging and needling techniques for select regional anaesthesia procedures relevant to their practice.

At the conclusion of the regional anaesthesia workshop, the participant should be able to:
Correctly identify relevant sono-anatomy of select peripheral nerves and fascial planes
Simulate performance of an ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve block in a gelatine phantom

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WS 1 Chair: A. Onutu


1. Upper limb blocks: J. Aguirre

2. Lower limb blocks: S. Clendenen

3. Trunk blocks: N. Conlon

4. Needling (phantom): G. Iohom

WS 2 Chair: S. Clendenen


1. Upper limb blocks: A. Onutu

2. Lower limb blocks: J. Aguirre

3. Trunk blocks: N. Conlon

4. Needling (phantom): G. Iohom

WS 3 Chair: G Iohom


1. Upper limb blocks: A. Onutu

2. Lower limb blocks: S. Clendenen

3. Trunk blocks: N. Conlon

4. Needling (phantom): J. Aguirre

III: Peribulbar or sub-Tenon's blocks

This practical course in ophthalmic anaesthesia will teach first and foremost how safe sub-Tenon’s blocks are performed on animal eyes. A short presentation beforehand will talk about the anatomy involved and how the pig model can be compared to human eyes. Participants will learn about the double-layer of bulbar conjunctive and Tenon’s fascia they need to engage to safely place a cannula in the space between sclera and Tenon’s fascia. At „hand’s on“, participants will be instructed on an individual base how to go about with syringe and forceps.Every participant will learn how to build simple training models for himself or staff in his own clinic from small styrofoam balls or cherry tomatoes. These models are used to train anaesthesiologists and ophthalmologists all over the world.Split pig heads (as available) will be used as training models for lateral canthotomy, a short surgical procedure that saves eyes in case of ophthalmic compartment syndrome, resulting from intra-orbital bleeding. The latter is one of the major complications of ophthalmic regional anaesthesia.Instructors for this course are going to be Dr. Bazil Ateleanu (Cardiff, UK), Dr. Yves Perron (Lausanne, Switzerland)


IV: Conox - a new Smart Depth of Anaesthesia Monitor

During the one-hour workshop, the new anaesthesia device Conox used to monitor the depth of anaesthesia will be introduced. On the one hand, it will be explained how the Conox measures the two main fields of anaesthesia: hypnotic and analgesia. Thereby, the two EEG-measurements based indices qCon and qNox as well as other parameters provided by conox will be discussed in detail. On the other hand, experiences are shared by practice users.
At the end of the workshop, users will know how to monitor the Conox to ensure stable and reliable monitoring of patients under anaesthesia conditions. Furthermore, visitors to the workshop will be familiar with the advantages associated with the device.

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