33rd Congress of the Scandinavian Society of Anaesthsiology and Intensive Care
Harpa Conference And Concert CenterReykjavik, ICELAND Visit the Venue to read more
It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the 33rd congress of the Scandianvian Society of Anaesthsiology and Intensive Care (SSAI) to be held in Reykjavik, Iceland, 10-12th of June 2015.
SSAI is an umbrella organization of the anaesthesia societies in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden and hosts a congress every other year, alternatively in the five countries. The congress usually gathers around 800-1000 participants from many different countries, the congress language is English.
Our goal is to offer an excellent scientific program and an outstanding exhibition of the latest treatment options and technology. Even if our theme is „Matters of the Heart“, we will seek to cover most aspects of anaesthesia, intensive care, pain and emergency medicine. An international faculty of renowned experts will cover the field in six parallel sessions. Further, two pre-congress courses will be organized for June 9th.
Our congress venue is the magnificent Harpa, Reykjavik´s new concert hall and conference center, recently awarded the prestigious World Architecture Award. Harpa is located at the waterfront in Reykjavik City Centrum, close to most of the congress hotels, restaurants, shopping areas and art galleries.
Iceland is at its best in June. The sun hardly sets with summer days that are never ending, giving opportunities to enjoy various outdoor activities after a successful day at the congress. We therefore offer a varied social program with events before or after congress hours. We also offer pre and post congress tours so you can further explore our fantastic Icelandic nature, including glaciers, lavafields, waterfalls and geysers, giving opportunity to combine the congress with a summer holiday.
We look forward to seeing you in Iceland 2015, on behalf of SSAI and the Iceland Congress Committee,
Alma D. Möller, Congress President
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
We have pre-booked a number of hotels at a special rate for the conference guests.
Abstracts submission will be accepted electronically until February 25, 2015.
Submit your Abstract
Please note that our journal, Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, offers generous prizes for the best abstracts; first prize and four second prizes.
At the moment the winner receives 25.000 DKR and the rest 15.000 DKR. A separate Abstract Selection Committee, headed by the chair of the scientific committee in SSAI, selects the five winners. The winning abstracts are presented at a separate, prime time, session.
The Norwegian Air Ambulance Prize for ExcellentResearch Project
The Norwegian AirAmbulance Foundation is excited to announce that there will be a prize of 1500 Euros for the best abstract submitted under the category of Critical Emergency Care. Members of the executive board will choose the abstract judged as the one with the highest international scientific merit. The winner will be announced during the conference. The decision will be made in collaboration with the SSAI Advanced Educational Programme in Emergency Critical care, and will pivot new ideas and findings of importance in the field of critical emergency medicine.
Submitted abstracts must be assigned to one of the following topics:
Medically Challenging Cases
Critical Emergency Medicine
Obstetric Anasthesia Training Program
Paediatric Anaesthesia Training Program
Instructions for abstract submission:
1. An abstract text may contain a maximum of 250 words
2. We recommend using word processing software (for example
Word) for editing your abstract and counting the number of words.
The text and title should be typed with single line spacing, using
Times New Roman 12, lower-case letters.
The easiest way is to paste the title and abstract text into
All abstract submissions are peer-reviewed. Please do not include
author names and affiliations in the abstract text box
as these will be blinded to reviewers.
3. Abstracts should be constructed with subheadings;
Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusions.
4. You can complete the submission of the abstract now or you can
save it until later. If you do not receive an email confirmation
immediately after submission, please notify us by email to
5. It is the author's responsibility to submit a correct abstract; any
errors in spelling, grammar, or scientific fact will be
published as typed by the author, if accepted.
Invitation to sponsors, exhibitors and advertisers
Reykjavik, 6th of May 2014
The 33rd Congress of the Scandinavian Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland at Harpa Concert Hall andConference Centre (www.harpa.is), from 10th to 12th June 2015. The scientific program will touch on all aspects of our specialty: Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Management but our main theme will be “Matters of the Heart” in accordance with our congress slogan.
Various levels of sponsorship, exhibition space and advertisement will be on offer.Main sponsorship includes maximum visibility and the opportunity to host industrial symposia during the congress.The exhibition is a great platform for communication with the participants attending the congress.
More information on the advantages of the sponsorship and exhibition can be found in the attachments following this letter and on the congress website.
We hope to attract at least 1000 participants to the 33rd SSAI congress next year, doctors and nurses that you will be able to interact closely with during the congress.
For further information please visit our website: www.ssai2015.com
Looking forward to meeting you in Iceland in June 2015!
Kári HreinssonÞórunn Dögg Harðardóttir
SSAI 2015 Congress CommitteeAthygli conferences, project manager
Birna Björg Berndsen
Þórunn Dögg Harðardóttir