Welcome Notes

DEAR  COLLEAGUES, 

For nearly two decades societies of three Baltic states continue to bring innovative, challenging and stimulating meetings to deliver outstanding continuous education for anaesthesiologists, intensive care and pain specialists.

On behalf of the Lithuanian Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care I would like to welcome you to the 9th International Baltic Congress of Anaesthesiology, Intensive care and Pain Management  in Vilnius, Lithuania on 25th – 27th of  October 2018.

We cordially invite you to come, meet your colleagues, learn and share experiences in one of the best conference venues in the heart of Vilnius. The objective of the congress is to present up-to-date clinical and scientific information that will help to advance your clinical practice and patient care. As our specialty has grown so has our meetings. This year an exceptional international faculty will deliver 3-4 parallel sessions every day on a broad and balanced range of topics, both theoretical and practical. You will be able to gain insights, exchange ideas, meet the experts and participants from different countries.

The industry exhibition will provide an excellent opportunity to see and  test cutting edge technology, newest pharmaceutical developments and therapeutic approaches for anaesthesia, intensive care and pain management. Presenters and industry exhibitors will be on hand to talk to you.

This year Baltic Congress will move to a more interactive e-poster format. Please join us during every session break in the poster sections of the congress. Poster committee will have a very busy schedule of assessing each and every one of the posters and submitted abstracts and nominating the best ones. This year we have an amazing prize for the winners! Acta Medica Lituanica, peer-reviewed and PubMed indexed official journal of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences and Vilnius University have agreed to publish the best submissions in original research, clinical audit, quality improvement and case reports. This year there is one more big reason to submit your abstract to the Baltic Congress.

I hope that you will also take some time to enjoy our social programme and some of Vilnius' unsurpassed attractions. Both Opening Reception and Gala Dinner will be great networking events. The congress will take place in Radisson Blue Hotel Lietuva, situated on the bank of the River Neris in the centre of Vilnius, only a 10 minute walk to the UNESCO listed medieval old town.

I hope to welcome you in Vilnius!

Tomas Jovaiša
President of Lithuanian Society Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care