19th Annual NATA Symposium Scientific Programme

Scientific Programme

Thursday, April 12, 2018

MORNING

8:50-9:00 Welcome addresses
Jean-François Hardy, Montreal, QC, Canada
Fausto Pinto, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Portugal
 

Auditorium

PREOPERATIVE ANAEMIA
– IS IRON THE BEST ANSWER?

Toby Richards, London, UK
TBA


9:00-9:20 What is the best way to classify anaemia?
Andrew A. Klein, Cambridge, UK

9:20-9:40 Comparative safety of intravenous iron formulations
Michael Auerbach, Baltimore, MD, USA

9:40-10:00 Anaemia ‒ other than iron deficiency or bleeding
Jane Keidan, King’s Lynn, UK

10:00-10:30 Discussion

10:30-11:10 Break and poster visits


Auditorium

TREATMENT OF ANAEMIA

Manuel Muñoz, Málaga, Spain
TBA


11:10-11:30 Anaemia in the elderly ‒ something special?
Domenico Girelli, Verona, Italy

11:30-11:50 Iron deficiency without anaemia ‒ clinically important?
Toby Richards, London, UK

11:50-12:10 Anaemia at discharge ‒ what should be done?
Elvira Bisbe, Barcelona, Spain

12:10-12:40 Discussion


Salão Nobre

WEIGHING THE EVIDENCE FOR COAGULATION THERAPIES IN CARDIAC SURGERY

(Session organised in collaboration with the European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiology)

David Faraoni, Toronto, ON, Canada
TBA


11:10-11:30 Lessons learned from writing the EACTS/EACTA patient blood management guidelines
Christa Boer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

11:30-11:50 The story of fibrinogen
Christian von Heymann, Berlin, Germany

11:50-12:10 The story of aprotinin
Stefan De Hert, Ghent, Belgium

12:10-12:40 Discussion



12:40-13:50 Lunchtime industry-sponsored satellite symposia and workshops

13:50-14:30 Break


Thursday, April 12, 2018

AFTERNOON

Auditorium

TRANSFUSIONS – THE SECOND BEST OPTION?

Charles-Marc Samama, Paris, France
TBA


14:30-14:50 Positive influence of transfusion on tissue oxygenation and physical capacity – myth or reality?
Jens Meier, Linz, Austria

14:50-15:10 Factor concentrates, fresh frozen plasma, or nothing!
Beverley J. Hunt, London, UK

15:10-15:30 Are all platelets the same?
Michael F. Murphy, Oxford, UK

15:30-16:00 Discussion


Salão Nobre

PATIENT BLOOD MANAGEMENT
– IMPROVED STANDARDS OF CARE, PATIENT SAFETY AND COST-EFFECTIVENESS

Dafydd Thomas, Swansea, Wales, UK
TBA


14:30-14:50 The public health perspective
Axel Hofmann, Zurich, Switzerland

14:50-15:10 The hospital manager’s perspective
Marcel Levi, London, UK

15:10-15:30 Medico-legal implications of patient blood management
Christoph Andreas Zenger, Bern, Switzerland

15:30-16:00 Discussion

16:00-16:40 Break and poster visits


Auditorium

FLUID THERAPY

Jean-François Hardy, Montreal, QC, Canada
TBA


16:40-17:00 Crystalloids/colloids ‒ a never-ending debate
Philippe Van der Linden, Brussels, Belgium

17:00-17:20 Albumin ‒ a rising star or a shot in the dark?
Alexander Vlaar, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

17:20-17:40 Do we know how to monitor fluid therapy?
Azriel Perel, Tel Aviv, Israel

17:40-18:10 Discussion


Salão Nobre

BEST POSTERS
– PRESENTATIONS AND AWARDS

Jens Meier, Linz, Austria
TBA


16:40-18:10 The presenters of the 8 best-rated abstracts will be invited to give a 5-minute presentation followed by a 3-minute discussion during the Best Posters session. The 3 best oral communications will selected by audience voting using the “NATA Forum” App.


Friday, April 13, 2018

MORNING

Auditorium

THE NEWEST EVIDENCE

Jean-François Hardy, Montreal, QC, Canada
TBA


9:00-9:20 Transfusion requirements in cardiac surgery: TRICS III
Alexander Vlaar, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

9:20-9:40 Tranexamic acid in women with postpartum haemorrhage: WOMAN
Beverley J. Hunt, London, UK

9:40-10:00 Randomized controlled trials vs. observational studies ‒ choosing the best evidence to guide clinical practice
David Faraoni, Toronto, ON, Canada

10:00-10:30 Discussion



10:30-11:10 Break and poster visits


Auditorium

PATIENT BLOOD MANAGEMENT
FOR SPECIFIC INDICATIONS

Jens Meier, Linz, Austria
TBA


11:10-11:30 Patient blood management in oncology
Michael Auerbach, Baltimore, MD, USA

11:30-11:50 Patient blood management in gastroenterology
Christoph Gasche, Vienna, Austria

11:50-12:10 Patient blood management in obstetrics
Charlotte Holm, Copenhagen, Denmark

12:10-12:40 Discussion


Salão Nobre

ALL ABOARD – PATIENT BLOOD MANAGEMENT MULTIDISCIPLINARY IMPLEMENTATION

(Session organized in collaboration with Anemia Working Group Portugal)

António Robalo Nunes, Lisbon, Portugal
Elvira Bisbe, Barcelona, Spain


11:10-11:30 Patient blood management as a public health issue ‒ a call for action
Aryeh Shander, Englewood, NJ, USA

11:30-11:50 Practical and interactive approach to patient blood management ‒ national model
Jorge Félix, Lisbon, Portugal

11:50-12:10 Role of health authorities in the implementation of a patient blood management programme
TBA

12:10-12:40 Discussion



12:40-13:50 Lunchtime industry-sponsored satellite symposia and workshops

13:50-14:30 Break


Friday, April 13, 2018

AFTERNOON

Auditorium

HOW TO TREAT COAGULOPATHY

Rainer Moog, Cottbus, Germany
TBA


14:30-14:50 Direct oral anticoagulant-induced coagulopathy – how and when to treat
Charles-Marc Samama, Paris, France

14:50-15:10 Lyophilised plasma ‒ a new therapeutic option?
Sophie Susen, Lille, France

15:10-15:30 Is whole blood making a comeback?
Jakob Stensballe, Copenhagen, Denmark

15:30-16:00 Discussion


16:00 Concluding comments
Jean-François Hardy, Montreal, QC, Canada