27th Weill Cornell Course in Anesthesiology & Intensive Care

Apr 9, 2021

In cooperation with our founding partner, Weill Cornell Medicine, the Open Medical Institute conducts a seminar on the topic of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care once every year since 1995.

We were very honored that Dr. Hugh C. Hemmings, Jr. from Weill Cornell Medicine led the course in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care again this year, being a member of the OMI faculty for more than two decades now. The high-level faculty was completed by Dr. Kane O. Pryor, Dr. Lukas Kirchmair and two new faculty members who participated in the seminar for the first time this year: Dr. Christine Lennon and Dr. Jacques H. Scharoun. We are delighted to welcome them to our OMI team.

These leading experts and dedicated teachers shared their up-to-date knowledge on the following topics:

Talks & Speakers on Tuesday, April 6
  • Postoperative Delirium (Kane O. Pryor, MD)
  • Regional Anesthesia for Trauma (Lukas Kirchmair MD, PD, DESA, EDRA)
  • Pharmacology of General Anesthesia (Hugh C. Hemmings Jr., MD, PhD, FRCA)
  • Trauma Management (Lukas Kirchmair, MD, PD, DESA, EDRA)
Talks & Speakers on Wednesday, April 7
  • Noncardiac Surgery in Children with Congenital Heart Disease (Jacques H. Scharoun, MD)
  • Fluid Management in Pediatric Anesthesia (Jacques H. Scharoun, MD)
  • Major Trials in Anesthesia (Kane O. Pryor, MD)
  • Anesthesia for Patients with Liver Disease (Christine Lennon, MD)
Talks & Speakers on Thursday, April 8
  • Blood and Transfusion Management in Liver Transplantation (Christine Lennon, MD)
  • Antidotes in Anesthesia (Dr. Hugh C. Hemmings Jr., MD, PhD, FRCA)

39 physicians from 24 countries were selected to participate in the OMInar. The group was very engaged, which resulted in lively discussions due to many questions being addressed to the lecturers. Of the 40 submitted clinical cases, 14 were selected for publication by the course directors. The chosen participants had the chance to present them during the OMInar and discuss with the faculty and other fellows.

“Everything was interesting, but the updates on blood transfusion management, trauma emergency care and postoperative delirium were something very special. I am already looking forward to sharing this information with my colleagues.”

Aksana Prakapovich, MD
OMI fellow from Belarus

“Currently we are trying to change the guidelines for bleeding management. The fibrinogen application will be useful in our practice. Routine TEG analysis will be in our protocol of bleeding management.“

Tatyana Li, MD
OMI fellow from Kazakhstan