9 March 2016

Gaining Momentum in Bariatric Anesthesiology Education and Research

It is becoming increasingly necessary to address the challenges posed by bariatric anesthetic care of both adult and pediatric patients. Given that bariatric anesthesia is a rapidly evolving field, it is necessary to implement anesthesia management solutions with the timely release of new research.

The International Society for the Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient (ISPCOP) will soon host its fifth annual symposium on the management of, education about and research in the care of the obese patient in the perioperative setting. The ISPCOP strives to bring anesthesiologists together to develop and share innovative perioperative ideas, processes and techniques to optimize patient safety.

ISPCOP improves anesthesia practice management by providing member physicians with the most up-to-date educational opportunities and research on novel care paradigms like low dose opioid anesthesia. The ISPCOP additionally provides career and networking opportunities in perioperative bariatric care for its member physicians.

The ISPCOP symposium will be held in Chicago October 24, 2016. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jan Mulier from the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Ghent Belgium. Dr. Mulier, renowned for his anesthesiology work with morbidly obese patients, will present on opioid-free bariatric surgery. The event will be a tremendous opportunity to enrich any anesthesia group’s understanding of bariatric care.

For more information, you can see our full letter detailing the event here.