Welcome Message

Florian R Nuevo MD

President, Asian Society of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologists (ASCA)

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.

PRESIDENT, Asian Society of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologists
PRESIDENT, Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists
PRESIDENT, Society of Hong Kong Anesthetists
CHAIRPERSON, Hong Kong ASM 2017 Organising Committee