We are most pleased to extend you our warmest invitation to the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) in Anaesthesiology 2017 in conjunction with 12th ASCA Scientific Meeting. This meeting gains prominence with every passing year with a particular objective to advance the scientific knowledge in anaesthesia and intensive care. This year we continue this unwavering mission with our theme as “Beyond The Theatre”.

Anaesthesia as a specialty has changed beyond recognition. There are few places in hospital that are untouched by anaesthetists. Our scientific committee has assembled a remarkable program to address this diversity in demand of our expertise. A compilation of plenary sessions, hands-on workshops, problem based learning and poster sessions, we extend our meeting to a three-day scientific program encompassing exciting updates in our role beyond the scope of theatre management. We will bring you burning furtherance in the latest airway techniques, ventilation strategies, sedation advancements, enhanced recovery approaches, cardiovascular optimizations and patient blood management. Special spotlight sessions concentrating in geriatric perspectives, focus ultrasonography application and bronchoscopic essentials will be arranged. There will be dedicated sessions for training in anaesthesia and medical-legal overview and we will as well feed your desire for adventure in anesthesia i.e. condition without oxygen and electricity.

Hong Kong, beneath its stunning skyline, is a city where history, arts, food, and culture flourished.  With its exceptional location, we will bring you a superb social program as the perfect complement to our scientific meeting. “Art and Anaesthesia” - Expect great food, a dazzling fusion of spectacular photography, live music performance and a unique cultural evening blended with excitement and tranquility on our Sunday Congregation Dinner not to be missed.

We welcome all to attend and participate to promote discovery in the field of anaesthesia, intensive care and pain medicine in its mission of scientific achievement and clinical excellence in service to our patients. Thank you again to all of our speakers, our ingenious organizing committee and our ever-supportive healthcare industry for your energy and devotion to bring our commitment into action.

In the name of ASM 2017, We are looking forward to welcoming all of you in this incredible city- Hong Kong - where worlds collide. Let’s meet for the “Beyond The Theatre”!

Prof. Chi-Wai CHEUNG
The Hong Kong College of

Dr. Steven WONG

The Society of Anaesthetists 
of Hong Kong

Dr. Cindy TSUI
Organizing Committee
ASM 2017

We are very honored and grateful to hold this 12th Meeting of the Asian Society of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologists during the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting in Anesthesiology jointly organized by The Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists (HKCA) and The Society of Anaesthetists of Hong Kong (SAHK).

The theme “Beyond the Theatre” truly underscores the vital role that anaesthesiologists play and contribute in the successful outcome of surgical patients. As cardiothoracic anesthesiologists, we do experience a dynamic evolution in cardiovascular care. These give the impetus for us to pursue a deeper understanding of the new technology and various approaches that set the pace in cardiothoracic surgery and anesthesia.

Congratulations to the 2017 ASM Organizing Committee for laying down a scientific program that mirrors the new environment of scientific concepts, strategies and skills that we all need as perioperative physicians who are constantly challenged with perioperative patient care ‘beyond the theater’.

Life is not all about ‘work’ though. Let this event be an occasion for us to have a meeting of the minds, share our experiences and catch up with old acquaintances and more importantly, make new friends, too.

Together with the Board Members of the Asian Society of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologists, we warmly welcome you to the 12th ASCA Meeting and 2017 ASM in Hong Kong.

See you soon.

Dr. Florian NUEVO
Asian Society of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiolgists