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Press Release – The second edition of SIAARTI Academy doubles the success

Participants duplicated numbers doubled and new formats were created for the emergency medical training event hosted on the island of Lampedusa

Milan, 7th June 2018 – Great results for the SIAARTI Academy CREM (Critical Emergency Medicine), a complex training event of the Italian Society for Anaesthesia, Analgesia, Resuscitation and Intensive Care, held from 20th to 26th May in Lampedusa and organised by AIM Group International, a leading company in the organisation of congresses, meetings and events.

SIAARTI was eager to find an innovative way to train its young members and in 2017 decided, with AIM Group, to organise a complex event that included classroom training, interactive sessions, hands-on workstations and a maxi simulation of an emergency situation. In the second edition, the number of young doctors coming from 39 specialised schools almost doubled and the outdoor maxi simulation, with its strong emotional impact, included not only a maritime disaster, but also a huge traffic accident with the intervention of rescue helicopters. Young doctors put in place the skills acquired during the training week and played the roles of the victims, the rescuers and the observers.

The SIAARTI event involved important institutional partners such as the Coast Guard, the Italian Relief Order of Malta, Civil Protection and 118 (medical emergency service). The event was again on the island of Lampedusa, sadly known for the landings of migrants and the management of the related crisis, considered as the most suitable place to show the impact of an emergency situation. Choosing a small island, usually not considered for congresses and events of high scientific value, has been a way to leave a positive legacy on the destination and local operators in terms of image and professionalism and economic development.

SIAARTI Academy CREM is a real training Campus, says Prof. Flavia Petrini, President-elected of SIAARTI, where future doctors can face all possible intervention situations and deal with the best technologies but always maintain  human relationships with the patients that we teach daily to young doctors. I would like to thank everyone and in particular the citizens of Lampedusa who once again showed sensitivity to social and health issues and allowed the success of our initiative”.

The innovative format for the first edition received several international awards such as the BEA World Award, the FCE Awards 2018 and the IAPCO Collaboration Award.

We are really proud that, after last year’s resounding success, the second edition was even richer and more effective, says Gaia Santoro, Project Manager Congress Division of AIM Group. The close and long partnership with SIAARTI is crucial for implementing projects which are always innovative and able to achieve ambitious goals.


  • 6 intense days of work;
  • 35 hours of classroom training;
  • 70 faculty members (teachers and speakers);
  • 22 workstations;
  • A maxi simulation lasting 10 hours and involving 300 people;
  • 6,000 kg of transported material.

The highlights of the event can be seen on YouTube: SIAARTI Academy 2018 – A Training Format Out-Of-The-Box

and SIAARTI Academy 2018 – The Maxi Simulation on the Island of Lampedusa.


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