FOAM sessions at DASAIM meeting

Dear all.

On Thursday 13th November I am co-hosting two sessions on Free Open Access Meducation at the annual scientific meeting of DASAIM, the Danish society for anesthesia and intensive care. After an introduction to the topic we’ve got top of the line FOAM luminaries joining in, Drs. Scott Weingart (US, and Chris Nickson (Oz,, ragepodcast and more) for a Q&A. Lastly, we’ll feature an expert talk on perioperative blood management by Dr. Jakob Stensballe from Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen.

It’s thus 3 parts, but divided into two sessions, details below. All of it will be accessible live on youtube for direct interaction in real time online, and as a youtube video with slides later on for subsequent digestion and debate.

Please get involved via youtube or via twitter at hashtag #fyafoam.

The full programme for the scientific meeting lives here.

This is a joint venture between the anesthetic registrars’ association (FYA) and the educational committee of DASAIM. More on FYA webpage.


Part 1, starting @ 12.30: Introductory talk on FOAMed.

What is it? Why is it? How to get involved. Pros and cons. Conducted in Danish.

Watch below or click youtube icon to join the youtube channel for commenting.


Part 2, starting @ 16.00:  Q&A on all things FOAM with Weingart and Nickson

Get the expert answer to your burning questions.

Watch below or click youtube icon to join the youtube channel for commenting.


Part 3, starting straight after part 2: Perioperative blood management with Stensballe

This will be an expert talk with hard cases to ponder. There will be Q&A with Jakob at the end. Questions via twitter very welcome. Conducted in English.

Watch below or click youtube icon to join the youtube channel for commenting.


PICU guidelines

For the Scandinavians out there:

The Danish society for anaesthesia and critical care (DASAIM) recently released recommendations on initial management of critically ill children, referral/transferral to PICU and treatment/support in various conditions. They were written by a working group set down in 2012.

They are primarily aimed at the team who unexpectedly find themselves managing such a child. This is oftentimes a daunting task, especially as elective anaesthetic/surgical paediatric management is increasingly centralised resulting in less experience with paediatric management outside paediatric centers.

Any and all feedback is highly appreciated, here or by mail to the authors.

Link to DASAIM

Neonatal anaesthesia – #SSAI


I’m 1 of 27 anaesthetists currently doing a 2 year Scandinavian fellowship in paediatric anaesthesia and intensive care.
We’ve recently concluded a 4 day programme on neonatal anaesthesia in Trondheim, Norway.

If you’re curious check out #SSAI on twitter for highlights from this session. Next up is a 5 day PICU session in Gothenburg, Sweden, in October.

I believe there’s room for much more in the way of paediatric anaesthesia and PICU #FOAM out there, so stay tuned.