The programme for the 2nd SEE Joint Meeting of Thoracic Anesthesiologists and Surgeons, which will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 12 & 13 April 2017.

Please review this programme to find information about lectures, scheduling, and special events.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

7.30 – 9.00


9.00 – 9.15

Opening Lecture


History and Evolution of Thoracic Anesthesia in UKC Ljubljana

Vesna Novak – Jankovič, Slovenia

9.15 – 10.40

Thoracic Education, Training and Research

Chairmen: Tomaž Štupnik, Slovenia and Hasan Batirel, Turkey

9.15 – 9.35

How to Improve VATS Education in the Balkan Region? Opportunity for Regional Collaboration

Hasan Batirel, Turkey

9.35 – 9.50

Thoracic Anesthesia in UKC Sarajevo

Ismet Suljević, BiH

9.50 – 10.00

Problems of Education in Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery

Tomaž Štupnik, Slovenia

10.00 – 10.15

Problems of Thoracic Surgery Residency in Slovenia

Miha Zavrl, Slovenia

10.15 – 10.25

Transforming Skills and Knowledge for Safe One Lung Ventilation Into Practice

Dejan Pirc, Slovenia

10.25 – 10.35

Developing a Minimally Invasive Lung Lobectomy Programme, the German Experience

Aljaž Hojski, Switzerland


How to Improve Thoracic Training in the SEE Region

Round table discussion moderated by Tomaž Štupnik, Slovenia and Hasan Batirel, Turkey

10.40 – 11.00

Coffee Break

11.00 – 13.00

Anesthetic and Analgetic Strategies for Early Discharge

Chairmen: Mert Şentürk, Turkey, Božena Ivančev, Croatia and Mojca Drnovšek Globokar, Slovenia

11.00 – 11.20

Do We Know the Perfect General Anesthetic for Early Discharge?

Mert Şentürk, Turkey

11.20 – 11.35

Dexmedetomidine in Abdominal and Thoracic Anesthesia

Lea Andjelković, Slovenia

11.35 – 11.50

Non-intubated Technique - A Myth or Step Forward to Early Discharge?

Mojca Drnovšek Globokar, Slovenia

11.50 – 12.05

One Lung Ventilation: Double-Lumen Tube with vs. without Carinal Hook

Lea Andjelković

12.05 – 12.15

The Comparison between Paravertebral and Serratus Anterior Plane Block for VATS – Pilot Study

Božena Ivančev, Croatia

12.15 – 12.25

Intraoperative Opioids for Thoracic Surgery: Impact of Remifentanil and Fentanyl on Post-operative Pain Control and Morphine Consumption

Gaia Baldo, Italy

12.25 – 12.35

Comparison of the Rate of Preoperative and Post-Operative Pain in VATS and Open Surgery of the Lungs

Sabrina Petrovič, Slovenia

12.35 – 12.50

Post VATS Analgesia Optimization

Mert Şentürk, Turkey

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch - Medtronic Lunch Symposium


Separate Lung Ventilation in ICU

Rihard Knafelj, Slovenia


From Open to MI Esophagectomy

Matevž Srpčič, Slovenia

14.00 – 15.30

Enhanced Recovery Pathways After Thoracic Procedures

Chairmen: Hecheng Li, China and Ivan Kuhajda, Serbia

14.00 – 14.20

Enhanced Recovery After Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy

Hecheng Li, China

14.20 – 14.40

Enhanced Recovery After Pulmonary Resection

Hasan Batirel, Turkey

14.40 – 14.55

Our Experience with Enhanced Recovery After Major VATS Pulmonary Resections

Boris Greif, Slovenia

14.55 – 15.15

The Role of Video Thoracoscopic Surgery in Treatment of Pleural Infections

Ivan Kuhajda, Serbia

15.15 – 15.30

Early VATS for Blunt Chest Trauma

Alen Pilav, BiH

15.30 – 16.10

Horrors in Thoracic Anesthesia and Surgery

Chairmen: Ismet Suljević, BIH and Jelena Berger, Slovenia

15.30 – 15.40

Cancer Surgery after Recent Coronary Stenting – Report of 2 Cases

Kristina Gorjup, Slovenia

15.40 – 15.50

Anesthetic Management of Children with Anterior Mediastinal Mass – Clinical Case

Barbara Uljančič and Špela Štupnik Pirtovšek, Slovenia

15.50 – 16.00

Major Laceration of Left Main Stem Bronchus after Non-Problematic Double Lumen Tube Intubation

Mojca Drnovšek Globokar, Slovenia

16.00 – 16.10

Resection of Pancoast Tumour in a Patient with Pulmonary Hypertension – Case Report

Ana Mavko, Primož Gradišek and Rihard Knafelj, Slovenia

16.10 – 16.30

Coffee Break

16.30 – 18.00

Management of Intraoperative Difficult Situations or Complications

Chairmen: Hasan Batirel, Turkey, Hecheng Li, China and Tomaž Štupnik, Slovenia

16.30 – 16.50

Is There Place for VATS Lobectomy for Infectious Lung Disease?

Boubia Souheil, Morocco

16.50 – 17.05

Rare Case of Thoracic Endometriosis Syndrome: Catamenial Hemothorax

Ivan Bačić, Croatia

17.05 – 17.15

Uniportal VATS Right Pneumonectomy

Matic Domjan and Tomaž Štupnik, Slovenia

17.15 – 17.30

Pulmonary Resections Bacterial Cartography

Boubia Souheil, Morocco

Thursday, 13 April 2017

8.30 – 11.30

Live Surgery Transmission From UKC Ljubljana

Uniportal VATS Lobectomy

Anesthesiologist: Mojca Drnovšek Globokar and Kristina Gorjup, Slovenia

Surgeon: Tomaž Štupnik and Bogdan Vidmar, Slovenia

Moderated by: Hasan Batirel, Turkey, Ana Mavko and Boris Greif, Slovenia

11.30 – 12.00

Coffee Break

12.00 – 12.50

Pro/con Debate: Robotic VATS Surgery

Pro: Hecheng Li, China

Con: Dirk Smets, Belgium

Anesthesiologist: Laszlo Szegedi, Belgium

13.00 – 13.30

Amomed Pharma Lunch Symposium


Vasopressin in Treatment of Catecholamine Refractory Hypotension Following Septic Shock

Ino Husedžinović, Croatia

13.30 – 14.00

Thermo Fischer Scientific Lunch Symposium


Impact of Post-operative Infections on Patient Outcome and Health-Economic Data

Zsolt Becze, Hungary


Biomarker Assisted Antibiotic Management of Surgical Patients

János Fazakas, Hungary

14.00 – 16.00

Minimizing the Risk of Thoracic Surgery – Pulmonary Patient

Chairmen: Sabina Škrgat and Matevž Harlander, Slovenia

14.00 – 14.20

Perioperative Rehabilitation Program for Fragile Pulmonary Patients Undergoing Lung Resection

Marc Licker, Switzerland

14.20 – 14.40

Pulmonary Optimization of High Risk Patient Before Thoracic Surgery

Sabina Škrgat, Slovenia

14.40 – 15.00

Preoperative Evaluation of High Risk Pulmonary Patient

Jasna Špiček Macan, Croatia

15.00 – 15.20

VATS Lobectomy vs Segmentectomy in a Difficult Patient

Tomaž Štupnik, Slovenia

15.20 – 15.40

Preoperative Rehabilitation Program of Pulmonary Risk Patient in Slovenia

Tomaž Hafner, Slovenia

15.40 – 16.00


16.00 – 16.30

Coffee Break

16.30 – 18.10

Minimizing the Risk of Thoracic Surgery – Cardiac Patient

Chairmen: Maja Šoštarič and Matej Podbregar, Slovenia

16.30 – 16.50

Optimization and Preoperative Diagnostic Tests of Chronic Heart Failure Patient

Gregor Poglajen, Slovenia

16.50 – 17.10

Pulmonary Hypertension and VATS Procedures

Katalin Szamos, Hungary

17.10 – 17.30

Ishemic Heart Disease and Ongoing Surgery

Klemen Steblovnik and Matej Podbregar, Slovenia

17.30 – 17.50

Antiplatelet Therapy Before Major Surgery

Špela Mušič, Slovenia

17.50 – 18.10

Perioperative Management of Atrial Fibrillation

Petra Kaplan, Slovenia