Cuba Hosts Anesthesia, Reanimation Congress

Cuba Hosts Anesthesia, Reanimation CongressHavana, May 10. -The Ninth Cuban Congress on Anesthesiology, Reanimation and Pain Treatment will be held from Wednesday to Friday in this capital, members of the organizing committee stated.

The main objectives of the event are to analyze and debate the state of complications from anesthesia in cancer patients, pediatrics, obstetrics, and reanimation as well as in diagnosis and treatment of pain and other spheres of this specialty. Some 270 Cuban delegates and several professors from Spain and Mexico will participate in the congress, dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the Cuban Society on Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Doctor Haydee Pascual told Prensa Latina.

Master lectures, roundtables and posters are part of the agenda. The objective is to learn and prevent perioperative complications, one of the issues of this congress, the expert stated.

Cuban physician Vicente Antonio de Castro administered the first anaesthesia with ether in Cuba and Latin America on March 11, 1847, only five months after it was discovered in the United States, and some 80 days after being used in Europe. (Prensa Latina)