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See the return of the mini lecturettes series day!


Key issues in anaesthesia for the Morbidly Obese Patient
Wednesday , May 6th,  2015


Spring has well and truly sprung in the UK and the SOBA committee have been busy preparing for the next SOBA Key Issues Day on May 6th at the Royal College of Physicians in London. 
The Key Issues meeting covers the whole of the RCOA revalidation matrix for obesity anaesthesia and is approved for 5 CPD points. Perennial issues in anaesthesia are up for discussion; get the facts and the fiction, up to date knowledge and help us destroy the myths around obesity anaesthesia. 
Notebooks are so last year ! 
Thanks to a great partnership between SOBA and we are now able to offer all conference delegates a fully interactive experience. Using the latest software participants can interact with the panel and of course really importantly, download .pdf's of the content for the next six months. 
Another sellout? This event has always been hugely popular with delegates and with over 75% of places already gone we are looking forward to another great meeting. If you would like to join us do book soon! 
Book here!
Become a local educator! The SOBA key issues day will allow you to go back to your organisation with the knowledge, strategies and confidence to become the obesity lead for your department and spread this message throughout the team. 
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Join us at ESPCOP sessions!


Big on Safety: Key safety recommendations in anaesthesia for the morbidly obese.

Symposium organized by The European Society for Peri-Operative Care of the Obese Patient


 Sunday 31 May , 16:00-!7:30


Postgraduate Course in Respiration

Postgraduate Course on Principles and Practice of Anaesthesia for Bariatric Surgery

Saturday 30 May 2015, 10.0012.00

ISPCOP Sessions at IARS 2015 Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium

Honolulu ,March 21-24, 2015


“We held a PBLD endorsed by ISPCOP at the recent IARS annual meeting. We presented and discussed a super obese patient undergoing robotic hysterectomy.
The PBLD was sold out and well received. We had an international audience that was actively involved in the evolvement of the case. 
Given the success of our PBLD we are highly motivated to continue a PBLD on morbid obesity in future international and national meetings.”

Rainer Lenhardt, MD, MBA
Associate Professor,
University of Louisville, Kentucky

A hui hou ! (until we meet again good bye !)


"The  ISPCOP panel was very well attended with interested audience. We presented four talks focusing on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in morbidly obese patients including treatment of PONV and DVT”

Anu Wadhwa, MD
ISPCOP Secretary,
Associate Professor,
University of Louisville, Kentucky

Save the Date!

ISPCOP 2015 :Frontiers in Anaesthesia and Obesity 

October 26, 2015, San  Diego, CA
Mark your calendar for the educational event for the practicing and bariatric anaesthesiologists, trainees, bariatric surgeons and other healthcare professionals:

• Be aware of the increased risks that a morbidly obese patient faces in the perioperative period. 
• Find solutions  to prevent potentially avoidable complications.
• Learn about childhood obesity and asthma , safe use of the laryngeal masks and  protective mechanical ventilation and postoperative outcome (PROBESE study) in morbidly obese patients
Join Us!

Download today !

Introducing BIG SLEEP app for the iPhone

From John Friesen,

An useful tool for clinicians  that allows us to easily obtain from total body weight and height, BMI, 

Lean Body Weight, Lean-scaled Weight, Ideal Body Weight and Adjusted Body Weight. 

 You can estimate blood volume, and has a reminder of the STOP-BANG questionnaire.

Get the right doses!

Free Download !

Educational Reviews

Perioperative Anesthesia Care For Obese Patients
Anaesthesiology News april 2015, volume 41:4


Newsletter Editor feedback and suggestion are very welcome!

Newsletter Editor : Daniela Godoroja 
Newsletter Editor SOBA-UK: Abigail Hine
Newsletter Editor ISPCOP: David Torres
Newsletter Language Editor: Mike Margarson 
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