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Friday, May 31 | 08:00 - 18:00
Vienna University Hospital

On this eLearning course participants will be able to:

  • - Perform a pre-course assessment
  • - Access to learning material
  • - Perform the post-course assessment
  • - Evaluate the course
  • - Obtain your course certificate

The 1-day course will be divided in two parts.

The morning sessions will focus on clinical care of major perioperative complications with(or using or something similar) interactive sessions."

  • - Have plenty of time for discussion!
  • - Reference the most recent evidence.

In the afternoon, participants will be able to choose between 2 alternative parallel sessions (both small group active learning sessions):
- Clinical care of complex perioperative cases with case based discussions;
- Perioperative management workshop with mini-project development.

Bernhard Walder (Geneva, Switzerland)
Bernardo Bollen Pinto (Geneva, Switzerland)

08:00 - 08:30 Welcome and registration | Michael Hiesmayr (Vienna, Austria)
08:30 - 09:00 What is perioperative medicine? Giovanna Lurati Buse (Düsseldorf, Germany)
09:00 - 09:30 What to do with my hypoxemic patient before and after surgery? Bernhard Walder (Geneva, Switzerland)
09:30 - 10:00 My patient has high troponin after surgery. And so what?! Bernardo Bollen Pinto (Geneva, Switzerland)

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break

10:30 - 11:00 How and what to feed my patients with after surgery? Michael Hiesmayr (Vienna, Austria)
11:00 - 11:30 How to get my patient under anticoagulants and antiplatelets safely through surgery? Help me! Daniel Bolliger (Basel, Switzerland)
11:30 - 12:00 Far from the eye, far from the heart? Fighting for better outcomes long after the operating room Michelle Chew* (Linköping, Sweden)

​12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break

13:00 - 16:00 Small group active learning (parallel sessions):

  •      GROUP A: Clinical care of complex perioperative cases (including cases submitted by participants) with case based discussions
  •      GROUP B: Perioperative management workshop

16:00-17:00 Discussion of the cases and workshop with the whole group Bernhard Walder (Geneva, Switzerland), Bernardo Bollen Pinto (Geneva, Switzerland)

17:00 - 18:00 Wrap-up and discussion with expert


The course will take place at Vienna University Hospital (Allgemeines Krankenhaus - AKH):
- Address: Währinger Gürtel 18-20, 1090 Vienna.
- Subway U6 station: Michelbeuern-AKH.

Opening and registration will take place before the room 09.i4.04 (Seminarraum 2) located in the Universitätsklinik für Anästhesie, Allgemeine Intensivmedizin und Schmerztherapie, Floor 9 accessible from the main/side entrance by using the red elevators (see map).


At the end of the course participants should be able to:
- Perform preoperative risk assessment and plan individualised perioperative pathways for high-risk patients;
- Apply early postoperative strategies to reduce “failure to rescue”;
- Identify and treat vital postoperative complications enhancing long-term survival;
- Design a management plan for perioperative care of high-risk patients.

Target audience: Physicians involved in perioperative care of high-risk patients.

The course has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 7 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).

Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Pre-course assessment
Pre-course material
Post-course assessment and evaluation
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