Patient Safety

Patient Safety and Quality Masterclass (2-4 October 2017, Bologna) 16 CME

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.

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


Consult the Masterclass Preliminary Programme here


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)

  • Peter Dieckmann (Herlev, Denmark)
  • Chiara Gasperini (Pistoia, Italy)

  • Maurizio Menarini (Bologna, Italy)

  • Martin Ponschab (Linz, Austria)


The Masterclass will be held from Monday, 2 October 2017 (14:00) to Wednesday, 4 October 2017 (14:00).


The PSQ Masterclass will take place in the:

Cribò Academy - Red Cross Bologna
Via Emilia Ponente 56
40133 Bologna

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 350 EUR 

* Reduced Fee Country List 

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

How to apply?

The registration is open. Click here to register *  

*Application are open to full ESA members: active, affiliate, trainee members 

 Registration deadline: 15 September 2017   


The ESA’s preferred hotel for this Masterclass is has Grand Hotel Elite in Bologna. Should you book before the end of August ESA has a preferential rate of 85 EUR (including breakfast and exclusive of city tax). 

In order to book you room please contact and specify that you are part of the “ESA group”.

How to get there

The MC will take place in the Red Cross Simulation Center. Detailed information about how to get there is available on

If you need further details, do not hesitate to contact us at