Programme overview:

Full programme: Thursday 3 June Friday 4 June Saturday 5 June


This year's programme will once more apply for RACE CE points. As soon as the point are known this will be updated on the website.  

Meet our 2021 Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Francisco Lobo (MD)

Dr Lobo got his MD at the Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas de Abel Salazar, Porto University, Porto, Portugal in 1993.

After completing his MD, he was a research fellow at the Anesthesiology Department, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands,  comparing different modes of postoperative pain management.

He completed the Residency in Anesthesiology at Hospital Geral de Santo António / Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto in 2000, starting there his position as Consultant of Anesthesiology at the Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine and Emergency until 2017.

He was invited to join the Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Neuroanesthesia, Washington University School of Medicine is St. Louis, Missouri, USA, as  Visiting Professor and Instructor of Anesthesiology during the years of 2004 and 2005, followed by a short position as Research Fellow at the Anesthesiology Department, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn , New York, USA, where launched an experimental study on cerebral effects of anesthetic agents on non human primates neonates.

In 2018, he joined as Senior Consultant the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Divisions of Neuroanesthesia and Clinical Research, Hamad Medical Corporation / Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar. Recently was appointed as Residency and Fellowships Program Director at the Institute of Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi.

His special interests are Clinical Neuroanesthesia and Neurocritical care, peri-operative brain monitoring and the pharmacology of Intravenous Anesthesia.

Francisco has been holding several positions in  International Scientific Societies:
2008-2013: member elected of the Council of the European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (ESAIC); from 2007 to 2010 member of the Committee Scientific Affairs of the Society of Neurosciences for Anesthesiology and Critical Care (SNACC);
Currently: he is Board Member of the European Society for Intravenous Anaesthesia, member of the International Scientific Advisory Board of the EuroNeuro and member of the Steering Committee of the ICETAP initiative ( International Consortium for EEG Training of Anesthesia Practitioners)