ESA Masterclasses

Masterclass in Patient Safety and Quality, November 2016

Patient Safety and Quality Masterclass (7-9 November 2016, Madrid)

The Patient Safety and Quality Masterclass is an advanced scientific workshop dedicated to learning principles and practice of patient safety, clinical risk management and quality of care.

Target audience

The course is open to ESA members who speak and write English fluently. This course is aimed at anaesthesiologists who may have some experience in patient safety and are clearly motivated in their choice of being patient safety and quality champions in their departments.

Learn by doing

Programme contains series of lectures, simulations and interactive workshops during which participants will apply their knowledge through practical exercises.There will be also be a supplementary online module with basic readings & documentation and forums to network between attendees and faculty. The online module will be provided by the SENSAR e-learning platform.

Educational targets focus on the following goals:

  1. Provide a theoretical update on different aspects of the current state of the art in the different fields of patient safety and quality in anaesthesiology
  2. Provide the possibility to train skills and learn new techniques with regard to the different required practical skills for the anaesthesiologists in the management of clinical risk, hazards and quality of care.
    (workshops, role playing and full scale high fidelity simulations)
  3. Provide a forum of scientific exchange with peers and possibility to discuss therapeutic options with key opinion leaders.


Faculty are international experts in patient safety, medical simulation and risk management:

  • Johannes Wacker (Zürich, Switzerland) – Chair of the ESA Patient Safety and Quality Committee
  • Filippo Bressan (Prato, Italy) – PSQ Masterclass Director
  • Daniel Arnal (Alcorcon, Spain)
  • Andrew Fairley Smith (Lancaster, United Kingdom)
  • Tanja Manser (Fribourg, Switzerland)
  • Martin Ponschab (Linz, Austria)
  • Marta Bernardino (Madrid, Spain)
  • Pilar Reboto (Madrid, Spain)
  • Fernando Cassinello (Madrid, Spain)


The Masterclass will be held from Monday, 7 November 2016 (14:00) to Wednesday, 9 November 2016 (14:00).


The PSQ Masterclass will take place in the:

IDEhA Simulation Center
Hospital Universitario Fundacion Alcorcon
c/Budapest 1, 
28922 Alcorcón – Madrid, Spain 


Preliminary Programme is available here.

CME Accreditation

The organisers applied for the CME accreditation for the PSQ Masterclass at the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

The results of the accreditation and number of CME credits will be announced in due course.


Registration fee is 500 EUR.

Registration fee for Reduced Fee countries* is 300 EUR (=60% of regular price)

* Reduced Fee Country List 

Registration Fees are non-refundable. Cancellation is not refundable.

How to register?

The registrations are closed. 

*Application are open to full ESA members. Log-in to the ESA website is required in order to access the registration form.


Hotel information nearby the Masterclass venue will be sent upon registration confirmation.

How to get there

The MC will take place in the IDEhA Simulation Center, in the Hospital Universitario Fundacion Alcorcon. To get to IDEhA follow the posting signs from the main hall of the Hospital.

The Hospital is well connected by car or public transport (Street view) (map view), through C5 line with Atocha commuter or South Metro to Alcorcon station. Ride from Atocha with the C5 line train is 20 min (Train info).

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