Event detail title
Optimizing Patient Pathway

Interdisciplinary Meeting on Bleeding Management: Focus on Patient Blood Management in Cardiac Surgery
From 08/02/2020 - 08:00
Until 09/02/2020 - 21:00

EAHF - EIMC Seminar
“Interdisciplinary Meeting on Bleeding Management: Focus on Patient Blood Management in Cardiac Surgery” 

February 08 - 09, 2020, European Interbalkan Medical Center February, Thessaloniki, Greece 

2-Days Format

State–of–the art lectures in the morning covering pathophysiology, diagnostics and treatment options in the different areas of Bleeding Management, Hands-on Workshop, Fostering interaction and exchange of knowledge and clinical experiences among medical specialities involved in the optimal treatment of patients.


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Renowned international Faculty

Who will be available for discussion, questions and academic interactions both in the lecture hall and during meals and coffee breaks.

Maximal 50 personally invited participants from different countries and regions

Learn in the discussions and about the different ways patients are diagnosed and treated indifferent health care systems.



Campus atmosphere

Intense academic exchange, discussions and networking during the meeting are facilitated.

Application – Evaluation – Invitation process

Interested candidates (Cardiac Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, ICU Specialists, Perfusionist, Transfusionists, Nurses are asked to fill in and submit an application form and a recent CV, a scientific board consisting of the course directors will evaluate the applications and based on a predefined set of parameters (geography, speciality, gender, potential to share and implement gained information, ..) will decide on a list of participants to be personally invited to attend.


Due to the support of Eurasia Heart Foundation the costs for tuition for invited attendees having passed the Application – Evaluation – Invitation process successfully can be covered.


February 08 - 09, 2020


European Interbalkan Medical Center, Thessaloniki, Greece

Course Directors

Professor Paul Vogt, Zurich, Switzerland, Kosmas Tsakiridis, MD,PhD,FEBTS, Konstantina Triantafyllopoulou, MD, PhDc, MSc

Academic Partners

Eurasia Heart Foundation
European Interbalkan Medical Center


  • 2 days seminar, intensive interaction and exchange of knowledge and experiences both during lectures and Breakfast, Coffee Breaks, lunch and dinner,
  • 15 state-of the art lectures a 30 minutes + 5 minutes discussion, POC Workshop, Case Presentation Session


39 Fellows: Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Cardiac Surgeons, Transfusion Medicine,Perfusionist, Nurses from 3 Countries (Greece, N.Macedonia, Serbia)

10 Faculty members from 5 different countries (Greece, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, Switzerland)


Pathophysiology of Coagulation, Hemostatic agents (Plasma, RBC, Platelet Concenrates, Factor Concentrates, TAX, Demsopressin..) POB/PBM in Cardiac Surgery, Intensive Care,,Anticoagulation (NOACs), Infection Prevention, Anemia, Coagulation testing methods(Standard lab, POC), ERAS, Bridging between Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, PBM protocols, Pbm Protocols in Heart Tranplantation (Final schedule and list of speakers and topics attached).

Evaluation and Feedback 

  • Feedback Meeting Learning Objectives: Out of 26 evaluation forms returned 15 strongly agreed, 11 agreed, 0 disagreed or strongly disagreed that this Seminar met its learning objectives (Detailled comments attached)
  • Suspicion of industry bias related to lectures: Workshop, Cases
    Out of all potential feedback options for bias (115 lectures, Workshop, cases 1,08 % bias suspicions were registered,
  • Evaluation of learning success by Pre-post test: Overall Enhancement Pre- post test 13,8 %

Content generation and sustainability of seminar by online E-Learning tool 

All lectures were recorded, will be processed and programmed into an interactive format and will be provided to all participants as a multiplicator tool supporting them in their daily clinical and teaching activities.