9th Eurosiva Crans Montana Wintermeeting
January 2008

Thursday 24th-Sunday 27th

Click on the picture for information on Crans Montana


Venue: Hotel  "le Mont Paisible"

 Chemin du Mont-Paisible 12 
3963 Crans-Montana / Suisse
Tel: +41 27 480 21 61 
Fax: +41 27 481 77 92
(GPS:3975 Randogne)

How to get there:

Use registration form below  for booking

A postgraduate course of lectures and practical workshops on intravenous anaesthesia.
Those delegates interested in obtaining a EuroSIVA certificate in TIVA will be asked to take an MCQ examination based on the course material. Successful candidates will receive a certificate from EuroSIVA and a pack of teaching material on core topics in intravenous anaesthesia. 

Topics to be covered:

Basic pharmacokinetics

From volatiles to TCI

Pharmacodynamics & effect site

Pharmacology of opioids for TIVA

Drug interactions during TIVA

Pharmacology of muscle relaxants

Pharmacology of conscious sedation

TIVA for day case Surgery

TIVA for extremes of age

Drugs for postoperative analgesia

Practical aspects of TIVA 
including controversies in models for TCI

Evaluation for certification (MCQ)


Alain @ Catherine Borgeat

 Gavin Kenny

Stefan Schraag

Frank Engbers

Nick Sutcliffe

Luc Barvais

Johan Raeder

Claude Meistelman


In January 2000 EuroSIVA had its first winter meeting in Crans-Montana. In 2003 we introduced a certificate in intravenous anaesthesia involving a short multiple choice questionnaire based on the course material.
This is intended to show that successful candidates have reached a certain level of theoretical knowledge in intravenous anaesthesia. The meeting is still available to those not wishing to take the questionnaire in which case a certificate of attendance will be issued. 
In 2007 an audience response system was introduced. Not only improved the system the interaction with participants it also provided a convenient way of getting valuable feedback. The system will again be part of the meeting setup.
Participants also will receive the Tivatrainer software, used during the workshop, on USB stick.
This USB stick can be used on most windows computers without installation. This is a try-out version and will require 50% reduced registration fee after 20 runs.

The meeting is accredited by the Royal College of Anaesthetists with 5 points for Continuous Medical Education per day. 

Fee: 300 Euro

Registration includes:
lectures, workshops, congress material, social events, 50% reduction on Tivatrainer and if possible: ski race

On line registration now available: Click HERE 

The congress rate for the hotel rooms 4 nights:

(Hotel equivalent but possibly not the same as venue Hotel)

Double room single occupancy : CHF 582 (
Double room double occupancy pp:  CHF 474 (

(included breakfast, room location, coffees and croissants, transportation and taxes)

You can indicate your requirements and preference on the on line registration form
Accommodation is reserved on a first come, first served basis.

To avoid confusion in the registration process :do not contact the Hotel directly but use the contact address below

Hotel reservation is part of the registration process
however the room price is NOT a part of the registration fee and you will have  to pay the room  directly to the Hotel on leave.

For additional information regarding the registration you may contact:

Mrs Silvia Lenz

Orthopaedic University Clinic Balgrist/Zurich
Forchstrasse 340, CH-8008 Zurich, Switzerland
tel: ++4144 386 38 32
fax: ++4144 386 11 09