The Hedenstierna Laboratory MasterClass symposium is an academic meeting dealing with physiological mechanisms relevant to intensive care and anaesthesia.
It was established in 2011 to honour the life-time scientific achievement of
Professor Göran Hedenstierna and it has gained a reputation for its quality.
It is traditionally composed of two meeting days. The first day is open to registered participants during which high profile scientists present state of the art knowledge about the masterclass topics. Then the speakers are asked to engage in discussions with each other and with the audience.
Panel discussions are part of the program.
The audience comprises both young and senior specialist in anaesthesia and intensive care who are eager
to keep abreast with recent findings.
This year the theme of the symposium has been: "A physiological approach to the sick child in anaesthesia and intensive care". The brochure of the 2017 edition of the Masterclass can be dowloaded by clicking here.
During the second day of the symposium is organized the traditional annual brainstorming. The different research groups that compose the Hedenstierna Laboratory offer presentations of their state-of-the-art research. Around the table sit young researchers and senior scientists, including the speakers and the moderators of the symposium. The time frame of the presentations is organized to allow elaborate and open discussions, with direct and frank questions in a pure scientific spirit. The attendance is subjected to personal invitation.