The 12th European Congress of Paediatric Anaesthesiology (ESPA 2022) was held at the Centro de Congressos de Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal, from 29 September to 1 October 2022. The modern congress center is located close to the city center and is an excellent choice for hosting events such as congresses, seminars, and exhibitions.
The European Society of Paediatric Anaesthesiology (ESPA) is an association that has been managed by our Association House for 5 years. The congress is held regularly every year. However, due to the limitations due to the pandemic crisis, where 2 editions were only held virtually, this year it was again held in attendance and the interest exceeded all our expectations.
Nearly 500 experts from 50 countries attended the ESPA Congress. A three-day program full of expert lectures, four hands-on clinical and research workshops, nine-panel discussions, and two corporate symposia was prepared for the participants. Participants were also able to make new, or in many cases strengthen old, contacts during extended coffee and lunch breaks and social events. The professional programme included guided tours of the poster session.
Kongres byl zahájen recepcí v prostorách výstavy, které se zúčastnilo 15 vystavovatelů. Co se týče společenských aktivit, všichni účastníci, partneři i vystavovatelé se mohli zúčastnit charitativního běhu, který se konal 30. června ráno před začátkem odborného programu a k monumentu Belém absolvovalo trasu 24 účastníků. Tradiční slavnostní konferenční večeře se druhý večer konala v restauraci Monte Maar Lisbon, která nabízí panoramatický výhled na řeku Tajo.
Finally, we would like to mention that the 12th European Congress of Paediatric Anaesthesiology was accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) and was awarded 15 European CME credits (ECMEC®).
We would like to thank the European Society of Paediatric Anaesthesiology, the expert committee, the participants, and the speakers, partners, and exhibitors without whom the congress could not have taken place. Last but not least, our thanks also go to the ESPA Association Manager Denise Svátková and the entire GUARANT International implementation team led by Senior Project Manager Lucie Přichystalová. We are already looking forward to the thirteenth edition, which will take place in Prague in 2023, and we will once again have the honor to participate in its organization.