Spring Online Congress
Professor Douglas McWhinnie
Dr Carlos Magalhães
Welcome to our IAAS Spring Online Conference.
Our first online conference last October 2020 was a great success! We had a varied selection of invited presentations from international experts in part 1 of the conference and free paper submissions a week later in part 2. The theme of ‘Patient Pathway changes due to COVID-19’ was clearly topical and useful. While COVID-19 remains far from controlled, there is hope for the future through mass vaccination programmes, and we feel another online conference for April 2021 would be appropriate. The theme on this occasion is ‘Strategically coming out of the COVID pandemic’ and as ever we have constructed an interesting programme of international speakers for Saturday April 10, with the free papers one week later.
Among the core objectives of the IAAS in the development of high quality ambulatory surgery worldwide is the promotion of education and training for surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and administrators. While we cannot as yet meet face to face and enjoy the company of like-minded enthusiasts, we can, at least, continue to offer education and knowledge to our members.
As before, we have chosen a Saturday to allow as many of our busy colleagues as possible to enjoy the programme, and we have selected 1pm UTC as the start time to keep the conference within reasonable social hours worldwide.
We hope to see you all online soon, and until then, keep safe!
Professor Douglas McWhinnie Dr Carlos Magalhães
Dr Arnaldo Valedon
IAAS Spring Congress
Dr Vicente Vieira
It is with great excitement that we invite you to participate in our Spring 2021 IAAS Virtual Meeting!
Being on the frontline dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are keenly aware of the challenges we have and will continue to face as same-day healthcare providers. Now more than ever it is important to be able to share experiences and evidence-based educational content in our respective fields in order to continue to provide the safest care for our patients. We also realize that the pandemic has imposed psychological challenges for both patients and healthcare providers alike and we must be ready to address these head on. We encourage you to engage with us in our ongoing educational journey and be able to share your unique experiences so we can build upon each other's knowledge.
The Congress has a 4-hour plenary session on Saturday 10th April and then a separate free-paper session on Saturday 17th April. Splitting the sessions in this manner has worked well and we hope you can join us for both. Those signing up can either watch live online or at a time of their choosing as the sessions will be recorded.
In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, suggestions, or comments you might have. Please be safe wherever this message might find you around the world!
There is one price of 25 Euro for access.