Euroanaesthesia 2022

European Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care

Octapharma Symposium

Individualised bleeding management in trauma

Trauma-related mortality has reduced dramatically since the introduction of techniques to rapidly control bleeding and maintain haemostasis.  Advances in our understanding of bleeding coupled with developments in technology and the introduction of new treatment approaches mean we are now better equipped than ever before to identify and treat the underlying causes of haemorrhage in the bleeding trauma patient.

Despite the progress seen in the last decade, opportunities remain to further improve outcomes for patients.  Current approaches do not reliably identify trauma-induced coagulopathy, for example, and treatment is often delayed unnecessarily with resulting morbidity and mortality for patients. The use of point of care testing and treatment algorithms to direct the use of coagulation factor concentrates have been shown to reduce blood loss and transfusion requirements in trauma patients, yet their use is far from universal.

These gaps in how trauma is managed will be addressed in the Octapharma EISAC Symposium “Individualised bleeding management in trauma, chaired by Dr Maurizio Berardino, Italy.  Topics will also include the challenges and feasibility of prehospital treatment with blood and plasma products versus coagulation factor concentrates, and the key parameters to measure to enable individualisation of bleed management.  The meeting will feature a Question-and-Answer session and an expert panel discussion on the science and clinical application of individualised bleeding management in trauma.

Symposium programme

Saturday 4th of June 12:30 - 13:30 h CET.



Welcome and introduction

Dr. Maurizio Berardino (Turin, Italy)

Early Identification of Trauma-induced Coagulopathy

Prof. Dr. Jacques Duranteau (Paris, France)

Optimizing pre-hospital trauma resuscitation

Dr. Victor Viersen (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Replacing transfusion of plasma: is that possible?

Dr. Luis Da Luz (Toronto, Canada)

Panel discussion

Speakers panel

Dr. Maurizio Berardino - Chairman

Director of Anesthesia and Intensive Care City of Health and Science Hospital of Turin, Italy.

Prof. Dr. Jacques Duranteau

Chairman Chair of the department of anesthesia and intensive care, Bicêtre Hospital. President of Medical committee of University hospitals of Paris Saclay (Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris) Chairman of the Research Committee of ESICM France.

Dr. Victor Viersen

Department of Anaesthesiology, Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam , Netherlands

Dr Luis Da Luz

Asst Prof of Surgery, University of Toronto, Staff Physician Dept. of Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Assoc. Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Canada.

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