Call for Abstracts, 6th Annual ISPCOP Symposium
Submission deadline: Friday, September 15, 2017 (11:59pm)
Consider submitting your obesity-themed abstracts to the 6th annual ISPCOP Symposium in Boston. Abstracts presented at other meetings, including the ASA, are eligible. Submissions will be judged by a panel of ISPCOP board members for inclusion in the scientific session.
The three top scoring abstracts will receive an ISPCOP Research Award:
- First: $400 cash plus 2 years free membership in ISPCOP ($500 value), and presentation of your work in a 5 minute oral presentation at the symposium
- Second: $200 cash plus 1 year free membership in ISPCOP ($250 value)
- Third: $100 cash plus 1 year free membership in ISPCOP ($150 value)
Click here to download the abstract submission form.
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ISPCOP @ IARS 2017 Annual Meeting
Predicting and Managing "MODA:" The Morbid Obesity Difficult Airway
Review Course Lecture - Monday, May 8, 2017 (11:00am-11:45am)
Presenter: Naveen Eipe, MBBS, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Learner Objectives: After participating in this activity, the learner will be able to: (1) Formulate a prediction rule for MODA: The Morbid Obesity Difficult Airway; (2) Evaluate the role of pharmacological choices and airway adjuncts in MODA; and (3) Demonstrate an understanding of a standardized approach to predicting and managing MODA.
Closed Claims and Key Safety Considerations in Patients and Parturients with Obesity
Panel - Monday, May 8, 2017 (4:00pm-5:30pm)
Moderator: Roman Schumann, MD, Vice-Chair for Academic Affairs, Department of Anesthesiology; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts; President, ISPCOP
- Obesity and Anesthesia: A Safety Concern for Every Practitioner
Roman Schumann, MD
- Obesity in the Closed Claims Database
Karen B. Domino, MD, MPH, Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Adjunct Professor, Neurological Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; Director, Anesthesia Closed Claims Project
- Current Key Safety Recommendations in the Anesthetic Care of the Obese Perioperative Patient: A Transatlantic View
Michael Margarson, MBBS, MD, Consultant in Anesthesia and Critical Care, St. Richard's Hospital, Chichester, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom
- Maternal Obesity: Medical Consequences and Infrastructure Needed for Safe Care of the Obese Parturient
Vilma Ortiz, MD, Assistant Professor, Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School; Associate Anesthetist, Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine; Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
5th Annual Symposium of the International Society for the Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient (ISPCOP), Chicago, October 24, 2016 – Go Cubs!
Click here to view the article below by Dr. Patrick Ziemann-Gimmel and Dr. Roman Schumann in our January 2017 Bariatric Times column. Download the article here.
Tipping the Scales in 2016: A new look at regional anesthesia, neuromuscular blockade and opioids in the patient with obesity.
5th Annual ISPCOP Symposium
In a city in the midst of celebrating the Cubs National League (and eventual World Series) Championship, the ISPCOP held its 5th annual symposium during the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) annual meeting. ISPCOP is an international society with a mission to promote excellence in clinical management, education and research regarding the care of the morbidly obese patient during the perioperative period and a membership mostly composed of interested anesthesiologists. Close to 60 attendees gathered in a beautiful historic location – the King Arthur Court at the Hotel InterContinental on Michigan Avenue.
Following a brief welcome by Dr. Roman Schumann, Professor of Anesthesiology at Tufts University School of Medicine at Tufts Medical Center in Boston and current president of ISPCOP, Dr. Patrick Ziemann-Gimmel, Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida, employed by Sheridan Healthcare at Flagler Hospital in Saint Augustine and the evening program’s chair, introduced the symposium outline and speakers to the audience.
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New Officers and Members of the Board of Directors
Congratulations to the newest members of our Board of Directors! Agnes Pietrzak (Loyola University, IL) and Tiffany Moon (UT Southwestern, TX) were elected during the ISPCOP business meeting October 24, 2016. They will both be serving three year terms. Naveen Eipe was elected Vice-President for Education and Adrian Sultana was elected as Secretary of ISPCOP.