2-3 DECEMBER 2021


Due to the COVID-19 developments and after lengthy and thoughtful considerations, the PROSA2020 organization decided to postpone the second European Conference on Pediatric Procedural Sedation and Analgesia (PSA), scheduled to take place December 3-4, 2020. The new dates for the second European Conference will be December 2-3, 2021. The venue of the conference will remain the MECC Maastricht, the Netherlands.

Welcome to PROSA2021


Following the success of the PROSA2018 conference we are very proud and honored to announce the second European Conference on Pediatric Procedural Sedation and Analgesia (PSA)

PROSA2021 is a 2-days interdisciplinary meeting for pediatricians, emergency physicians, surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, nurse specialists, pain specialists, psychologists, child life specialists, scientists, patient representatives, health care managers, health care educationalists and any other health care professionals involved in procedural care for children.

Save the dates!


PROSA Pediatric Sedation Provider Course: Wednesday December 1, 2021

Maastricht UMC+ Medical Simulation Centre –
Course Directors: Eva Schaffrath and Piet Leroy

Conference Dates: Thursday December 2 and Friday December 3, 2021

Maastricht Exposition and Conference Centre (MECC) –
Conference Directors: Piet Leroy and Şükrü Genco



On December 3-4, 2020 the first PROSA Webinar Series took place.

Each webinar took 90 minutes and included 60 minutes of 3 short state-of-the art lectures, followed by a 30 min interactive discussion.

Would you like to read more about the Webinar Series or rewatch it all? Please click the button below!

Exploring a fascinating new field in modern medicine

During PROSA2021 you will learn the most recent insights in PSA-related quality and safety. State-of-the-art review lectures, practice-based lectures and workshops will focus on optimal comfort strategies for a diverse range of procedures within a heterogenous population of children, including neonates and special needs children. Evidence-based pharmacology will be presented for commonly used procedural sedatives and analgesics.

In addition, specific attention will be paid to the patient’s perspective, to the meaning of empathy and to techniques that alleviate children's procedural fear and pain, establish trusting relationships with children and gain their adherence and collaboration.

An impression of the PROSA2018 conference


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As in 2018, you will have all opportunity to hear, meet and discuss with the key leaders in this field. Top experts like, Baruch Krauss (Boston), Mark Roback (Colorado), Laszlo Vutskits (Geneva), Fabrizio Benedetti (Turin), Jurgen de Graaff (Rotterdam), Mohamed Mahmoud (Cincinatti), Anna Taddio (Toronto), Judith Hall (Boston), Silvia Bressan (Padova), Giorgio Cozzi (Trieste), Cyril Sahyoun (Geneva), Karel Allegaert (Leuven), Linda Franck (San Francisco),… and many others have confirmed their participation.

NEW for the 2021 edition

On Wednesday December 1, 2021, a 1-day pediatric sedation provider course will be organized for a maximum number of 30 professionals. More info on the course’s program, conditions for registration and certification will follow soon.

Become a sponsor

PROSA2021 conference offers great opportunities to both commercial and non-commercial organizations, allowing them to showcase their products and services.

Please apply to exhibit and sponsorship and:

  • Present your business to an international conference
  • Get in front and meet new customers – explore new business opportunities
  • Promote/market your business/services