The 5th MedTASS/CARACT was held April 6-8 in Palermo, Sicily. The meeting brought together over 350 anesthesiologists and intensivists from throughout Italy. This was the first time that MedTASS was held in conjunction with a national Italian medical society, signifying how the meeting has grown in importance and popularity in the Italian anesthesiology community. Simulation sessions were held as a pre-congress event and included difficult airway management, coagulation dilemmas in the operating room, and crisis management scenarios. Those in attendance praised the content of the program as relevant to their practice and look forward to future MedTASS meetings. Congratulations to Conference Presidents Drs. Antonio Arcadipane, Raymond M. Planinsic, and Antonio Corcione (President of the Italian Society of Anesthesiologists).