• Emily Thomas, BA VetMB FHEA DACVECC DECVECC MRCVS 
    Dick White Referrals, UK

    Don’t be so shocked – all the shock types you have and haven’t heard of yet | Thursday 9.00 – 9.45

    Kanye West of fluids: were colloids really so bad ? And can we agree on when and when not to use them ? | Thursday 12.00 – 12.45

    Vasopressors ins and outs – ECC perspective | Thursday 15.15 – 16.00

    Meet your new friend – the story of glycocalyx and how it will change fluid therapy | Saturday 12.15 – 13.00

    Emily graduated from Cambridge in 2005 and spent time in first opinion practice before completing an internship at the RVC followed by a residency in ECC at the University of Pennsylvania. Since returning to the UK she has worked in both academic and private referral practice, and is currently working at Dick White Referrals.

    Emily graduated from Cambridge in 2005 and spent time in first opinion practice before completing an internship at the RVC followed by a residency in ECC at the University of Pennsylvania. Since returning to the UK she has worked in both academic and private referral practice, and is currently working at Dick White Referrals.

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  • Daria Starybrat, PGCertVMS MVetMed DACVECC DECVECC MRCVS 
    Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

    Your frequent flyer: hypovolemic shock – physiology and therapy | Thursday 9.45 – 10.30

    New knowledge – old trends: fluids summary and physiology of body water | Thursday 11.15 – 12.00

     

    Daria studied veterinary medicine in Lublin (Poland), then in Brno (Czech Republic), and graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Wrocław( Poland). After graduation, she worked in Poland, Ireland and Great Britain. In 2020, she completed a 3-year residency and postgraduate studies at the Royal Veterinary College in London. In the same year, she passed the final exam obtaining the title of American specialist in emergency care and critical care of small animals (DACVECC) and in 2022 she also obtained the title of European specialist (DECVECC). Daria currently teaches at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh and in her free time she visits known and less known corners of Scotland.

    Daria studied veterinary medicine in Lublin (Poland), then in Brno (Czech Republic), and graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Wrocław( Poland). After graduation, she worked in Poland, Ireland and Great Britain. In 2020, she completed a 3-year residency and postgraduate studies at the Royal Veterinary College in London. In the same year, she passed the final exam obtaining the title of American specialist in emergency care and critical care of small animals (DACVECC) and in 2022 she also obtained the title of European specialist (DECVECC). 

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    Daria currently teaches at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh and in her free time she visits known and less known corners of Scotland.

  • Annatasha Bartel, BScH, BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVAA 
    President Elect of NAVAS

    Patient response to fluid therapy under anesthesia: an evidence-based review | Thursday 14.00 – 14.45

    An evidence-based update on sympathomimetics in veterinary medicine | Saturday 9.30 – 10.15

    Dr. Annatasha Bartel is a Board Certified Specialist in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, having completed her residency in 2015 at Cornell University.
    She has worked in a variety of practice settings, including small animal general practice, emergency medicine, academic referral practice, and her current position at a private small animal referral practice in Singapore. Her clinical interests include local regional anesthesia, anesthesia of the critical patient, and the gastrointestinal effects of anesthesia. Growing areas of interest include Just Culture approaches in veterinary medicine and removing inherent bias to clinical practice. Dr. Bartel serves as the President Elect for the North American Veterinary Anesthesia Society, is a previous member of the ACVAA Exam Questions Committee and is a former Councillor for the College of Veterinarians of Ontario. During her free time, Dr. Bartel enjoys scuba diving, baking, and working on her quest to visit every country in the world.

    Dr. Annatasha Bartel is a Board Certified Specialist in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, having completed her residency in 2015 at Cornell University.
    She has worked in a variety of practice settings, including small animal general practice, emergency medicine, academic referral practice, and her current position at a private small animal referral practice in Singapore.

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    Her clinical interests include local regional anesthesia, anesthesia of the critical patient, and the gastrointestinal effects of anesthesia. Growing areas of interest include Just Culture approaches in veterinary medicine and removing inherent bias to clinical practice. Dr. Bartel serves as the President Elect for the North American Veterinary Anesthesia Society, is a previous member of the ACVAA Exam Questions Committee and is a former Councillor for the College of Veterinarians of Ontario. During her free time, Dr. Bartel enjoys scuba diving, baking, and working on her quest to visit every country in the world.

  • Maja Drozdzynska, DVM, MVetMed, DipECVAA 
    Small Animal Specialist Hospital, Sydney, Australia

    Dynamic predictors of fluid responsiveness: how, when & why? | Friday 11.15 – 12.00

    Pain: physiology & pathophysiology. Old and new concepts in the treatment of pain | Sunday 9.00 – 10.00

    Epidural analgesia & epidural catheters | Sunday 10.00 – 11.00

    Dr Maja completed her veterinary medicine degree at Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences in Poland, where she started to work after graduation. After graduation, she worked in Surgery department at the same University. After two years, she decided to continue her career abroad. She completed an Anaesthesia Internship at the University of Liverpool and a speciality residency training program in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Pain Management (Analgesia) at the Royal Veterinary College, London (RVC). She obtained a Master’s degree in Veterinary Sciences from the RVC in 2016 and passed her European Speciality Exam in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia in 2017.
    During residency, her main research interest was in the subject of effective management of acute perioperative pain by application of more advanced ultrasound-guided loco-regional techniques. During this time, together with her research colleagues, she described and developed two new ultrasound-guided blocks for dogs (Ultrasound-guided serratus plane block, subcostal approach to TAP block).

    Dr Maja completed her veterinary medicine degree at Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences in Poland, where she started to work after graduation. After graduation, she worked in Surgery department at the same University. After two years, she decided to continue her career abroad. She completed an Anaesthesia Internship at the University of Liverpool and a speciality residency training program in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Pain Management (Analgesia) at the Royal Veterinary College, London (RVC). She obtained a Master’s degree in Veterinary Sciences from the RVC in 2016 and passed her European Speciality Exam in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia in 2017.

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    During residency, her main research interest was in the subject of effective management of acute perioperative pain by application of more advanced ultrasound-guided loco-regional techniques. During this time, together with her research colleagues, she described and developed two new ultrasound-guided blocks for dogs (Ultrasound-guided serratus plane block, subcostal approach to TAP block).

  • Mateusz Zawadka, MD, PhD, DESAIC 
    2nd Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medical, University of Warsaw, Poland

    Ultrasound guided fluid management strategies | Friday 12.00 – 12.45

    Mateusz Zawadka works in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Department at the Central Teaching Hospital in Warsaw. He obtained his PhD at the Medical University of Warsaw on the topic of perioperative ultrasound in high-risk patients.

    His research and educational interest are applications of point-of-care ultrasound in the ICU settings. Mateusz believes in equal access to good quality medical education and alongside NGO works towards point-of-care ultrasound accreditation programs in resource-limited countries.

    Mateusz Zawadka works in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Department at the Central Teaching Hospital in Warsaw. He obtained his PhD at the Medical University of Warsaw on the topic of perioperative ultrasound in high-risk patients.

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    His research and educational interest are applications of point-of-care ultrasound in the ICU settings. Mateusz believes in equal access to good quality medical education and alongside NGO works towards point-of-care ultrasound accreditation programs in resource-limited countries.

  • Zbigniew Putowski, MD, PhD 
    Center for Intensive Care and Perioperative Medicine Jagiellonian, University Medical College Kraków, Poland

    What is hypotension ? Definitions, triggers for therapy and consequences – evidence-based human medicine perspective | Friday 9.00 – 9.45

    Zbigniew Putowski is an academic anaesthesiologist interested in perioperative and critical care cardiovascular dynamics. He recently defended his PhD dissertation focused on various aspects of intraoperative hypotension. Zbigniew is an active Critical Care Reviews contributor, an educator, a reviewer for various critical care journals and a member of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine.

    Zbigniew Putowski is an academic anaesthesiologist interested in perioperative and critical care cardiovascular dynamics. He recently defended his PhD dissertation focused on various aspects of intraoperative hypotension. Zbigniew is an active Critical Care Reviews contributor, an educator, a reviewer for various critical care journals and a member of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine.

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  • Anderson Fávaro da Cunha, DVM, MS, Dipl.ACVAA  
    Professor of Anesthesiology, Department of Specialty Medicine, Director, Companion Animal Clinic, Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine

    See my new cufflinks – understanding the methodology used for validation of NIBP monitoring devices | Thursday 16.00 – 16.45

    Lessons learned from the validation of non-invasive blood pressure devices | Saturday 10.15 – 11.00

    Dr. Anderson da Cunha received his DVM from the Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil in 2000. After that, he earned his master’s degree in Veterinary Anesthesia and Surgery from the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil. In 2002, he moved to the US where he completed an internship in veterinary anesthesia and pain management at Louisiana State University and a residency in anesthesia at North Carolina State University. He then became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. After dedicating 13 years as a professor and service chief for the anesthesia and analgesia service at Louisiana State University, he moved to Midwestern University in Arizona in 2019 to further pursue his passion for teaching. In 2021, he became the director of the MWU Companion Animal Clinic.

    Dr. Anderson da Cunha received his DVM from the Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil in 2000. After that, he earned his master’s degree in Veterinary Anesthesia and Surgery from the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil. In 2002, he moved to the US where he completed an internship in veterinary anesthesia and pain management at Louisiana State University and a residency in anesthesia at North Carolina State University. He then became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia.

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    After dedicating 13 years as a professor and service chief for the anesthesia and analgesia service at Louisiana State University, he moved to Midwestern University in Arizona in 2019 to further pursue his passion for teaching. In 2021, he became the director of the MWU Companion Animal Clinic.

  • Stephan Jakob 
    Prof., Dr. med. Clinic Director and Head of Department of Intensive Medicine, University Hospital for Intensive Care Medicine Inselspital, University Hospital Bern, Switzerland

    How anesthetists and surgeons interfere with regional blood flow | Friday 9.45 – 10.30

    Prof. Stephan Jakob graduated from Faculty of Medicine on the University of Bern. He has been professionally connected with Department of Intensive Care Medicine in Bern University Hospital from years. Since 2022 he is retired Director and Chief Physician of that Department.
    Some of his research projects are: Splanchnic perfusion and its role in the development of multiple organ failure, Physiology of liver blood flow and lactate kinetics and Neuropathophysiology in the critically ill.

    Prof. Stephan Jakob graduated from Faculty of Medicine on the University of Bern. He has been professionally connected with Department of Intensive Care Medicine in Bern University Hospital from years. Since 2022 he is retired Director and Chief Physician of that Department.

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    Some of his research projects are: Splanchnic perfusion and its role in the development of multiple organ failure, Physiology of liver blood flow and lactate kinetics and Neuropathophysiology in the critically ill.

  • Adrian VK Wong, Bsc (Hons), MRCP(UK), FRCA, EDIC, FFICM 
    King’s College Hospital, London UK

     Fluid responsive patients – should we always give fluids? | Saturday 11.30 – 12.15

    Adrian has been a consultant in anaesthesia & intensive care since 2015 and is a currently a consultant and clinical lead at King’s College Hospital, London.
    Within the field of ultrasound, he has interested in training/accreditation, measurements of organ perfusion and right heart imaging. His other research interest includes clinical governance and safety, medical education and burnout/well-being.
    He is a member of the Intensive Care Society FUSIC Committee, is an examiner for the European Diploma of Intensive Care Medicine. He was the ex-chair of the Social Media and Digital Content Committee of the ESICM and the Course Director of the GENIUS Ultrasound course. He is on the executive committee of the International Fluid Academy. He is a PhD candidate at King’s College London.

    Adrian has been a consultant in anaesthesia & intensive care since 2015 and is a currently a consultant and clinical lead at King’s College Hospital, London.
    Within the field of ultrasound, he has interested in training/accreditation, measurements of organ perfusion and right heart imaging. His other research interest includes clinical governance and safety, medical education and burnout/well-being.

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    He is a member of the Intensive Care Society FUSIC Committee, is an examiner for the European Diploma of Intensive Care Medicine. He was the ex-chair of the Social Media and Digital Content Committee of the ESICM and the Course Director of the GENIUS Ultrasound course. He is on the executive committee of the International Fluid Academy. He is a PhD candidate at King’s College London.

  • Marta Kantyka, Dip. ECVAA, Dr. med. vet. 

    Ventilation basics | Sunday 11.30 – 12.15

    Ventilation practical cases | Sunday 12.15 – 13.00

    Marta graduated from the Wrocław University of Environmental and Live Sciences in 2011. After that, she left for Vienna, where she worked as an anesthesiologist at the University of Veterinary Medicine.
    In 2013, she started a two-year-long anesthesia internship at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. She then followed with a residency in anesthesiology and pain therapy at Zurich University. In 2021, she passed the European board examination.
    Since 2019, Marta has worked as a clinical anaesthesiology lecturer at Bern University. She took on a new challenge this year and joined VAS international team part-time.
    Her main professional interests are the anesthesia of patients in critical conditions and perioperative intensive care. In addition, she dearly enjoys lecturing and testing new technological advances in the science of teaching.

    Marta graduated from the Wrocław University of Environmental and Live Sciences in 2011. After that, she left for Vienna, where she worked as an anesthesiologist at the University of Veterinary Medicine.
    In 2013, she started a two-year-long anesthesia internship at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. She then followed with a residency in anesthesiology and pain therapy at Zurich University. In 2021, she passed the European board examination.

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    Since 2019, Marta has worked as a clinical anaesthesiology lecturer at Bern University. She took on a new challenge this year and joined VAS international team part-time.
    Her main professional interests are the anesthesia of patients in critical conditions and perioperative intensive care. In addition, she dearly enjoys lecturing and testing new technological advances in the science of teaching.

  • Peter Kronen, Dip. ECVAA, Dr.med.vet. 

    Distant immobilisation | Sunday 14.00 – 14.45

    Anaesthesia for multimorbid patient | Sunday 14.45 – 15.30

    Dr Peter Kronen graduated from the University of Munich after studies of Biochemistry and Veterinary Medicine at the Universities of Pisa and Munich.

    After that, he completed a doctorial thesis at the University of Pisa, where he developed his love for Anaesthesia, Analgesia and Intensive Care.
    He went on to train at the Brigham and women’s Research Center in Boston and completed his residency at Cornell University where he stayed on as a junior faculty member thereafter.
    He moved further west to become a lecturer in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at the University of California in Davis. Then, returning to Europe, he worked for the University of Berne.

    In 2008, Peter founded VASTA, The Veterinary Anaesthesia School for Technicians, the first and only internationally operating school that provides a degree in Anaesthesia for technicians and veterinarians at an intermediate level. He is a founding member of the WSAVA’s Global Pain Council, too.

    Dr Peter Kronen graduated from the University of Munich after studies of Biochemistry and Veterinary Medicine at the Universities of Pisa and Munich.

    After that, he completed a doctorial thesis at the University of Pisa, where he developed his love for Anaesthesia, Analgesia and Intensive Care.

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    He went on to train at the Brigham and women’s Research Center in Boston and completed his residency at Cornell University where he stayed on as a junior faculty member thereafter.
    He moved further west to become a lecturer in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at the University of California in Davis. Then, returning to Europe, he worked for the University of Berne.

    In 2008, Peter founded VASTA, The Veterinary Anaesthesia School for Technicians, the first and only internationally operating school that provides a degree in Anaesthesia for technicians and veterinarians at an intermediate level. He is a founding member of the WSAVA’s Global Pain Council, too.