Elizeus Hanindito, President ISPACC Indonesian Society of Paediatric Anaesthesiologists & Critical Care/ISPACC
Paediatric anaesthesia is a branch of anaesthesiology that become increasingly relevant around the world especially for developing
countries where the development of paediatric anaesthesia services still seek their shape.
The 16th annual meetings of Asian Society of Paediatric Anaesthesiologists in conjunction with 10th biennial meeting of Indonesia Society of Paediatric Anaesthesiologists and Critical Care will be held in Surabaya from 31 July 2019 to 3 August 2019. This meeting will gather multidiscipline specialist, who deliver care to children, with the ultimate aim of safety, efficacy and comfort of every children undergoing anaesthesia, sedation and critical care services for either therapeutic or diagnostic procedures. The outgrowth of paediatric surgery and medical technology to fit with neonate and infant, e.g. minimally invasive surgery, extensive surgery, paediatric regional anaesthesia, has urged paediatric anaesthesiologists to anticipate simultaneously. Training the human resources that provide care to the paediatric population is, therefore, essential for a positive impact on the outcomes and for improving the healthcare quality indicators. Against this backdrop, the Asian Society of Paediatric Anaesthesiologists endorses some education programmes e.g. Paediatric Perioperative Life Support, Safe Paediatric Anaesthesia.
In addition to the symposium, the committee also organizes a series of workshops on Neonatal Life Support, Paediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support, Paediatric Regional Anaesthesia, Paediatric Mechanical Ventilation, Paediatric Airway Management, PERCUSS and Paediatric Continuing Professional Development.
The education programmes are crucial for anaesthesiologists who work at rural areas especially in Indonesia where a lot of health service units lack resources for anaesthesia service, along with programme of Indonesian Ministry of Health to fulfil man power working in rural and remote areas by postgraduate compulsory programme. Through this programme, health services will improve while decreasing morbidity and mortality rate that include those of paediatric patients.
Let me take this opportunity to express our gratitude to those who have contributed leading up to and at this symposium; our distinguished speakers, organizing committee, and all partners. We are grateful for their support and encouragement to ensure the success of this symposium.
On behalf of the Indonesia Society of Paediatric Anaesthesiologists and Critical Care, I am delighted to welcome you all to the 16th annual meetings of Asian Society of Paediatric Anaesthesiologists in conjunction with the 10th biennial meeting of Indonesia Society of Paediatric Anaesthesiologists and Critical Care. I truly hope that you find it beneficial to participate in this event in order to provide the safest care for infants and children undergoing anaesthesia. May God bless us all with success and strength.