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Don’t miss the 5th ESPCOP Meeting!
Join us in Ghent, on 20 th  December 2014!



How do the morbidly obese patients perform in non-bariatric settings?

This meeting will address some aspects of morbidly obese patients in locations and pathologies others than bariatric surgery.

Please see the final program below:

ESPCOP program Gent Belgium 2014
Het Pand Onderbergen 1, Ghent, Belgium
Introduction          Jan Mulier & Luc De Baerdemaeker
Chair  Luc De Baerdemaeker,  Philippe Vanlancker
9:00 – 9:20
Morbidly obese patients and protective lung ventilation.
P. Pelosi, Genova, Italy
Morbidly obese patients in thoracic surgery.
M. Senturk, Istanbul, Turkey
Morbidly obese patients in cardiology and cardiosurgery.
M. De Pauw, Ghent, Belgium
10:00 – 10:20
Morbidly obese patients and kidney function. 
E. Hoste, Ghent Belgium
10:20-10:30 discussion
Break 10:30 – 11:00
Chair: Koen Reyntjens ,Steven Cnudde
11:00 – 11:20
Morbidly obese patients in hepatology.
J. Wendon, Kings College, UK
11:20 – 11:40
Morbidly obese patients in transplantation/ liver surgery.
L. De Baerdemaeker, Ghent, Belgium
11:40 – 12:30
Presentation of 5 best abstracts. Each 10 min, discussion included. After the presentations a jury will select the 3 best and award them a price.
11:40 -  12:30        Abstracts

Walking dinner 13:00 – 14:00

Chair Piet Wyffels , Jurgen VanLimmen
14:00 – 14:20
Morbidly obese patient and difficult intubation in the ICU.
O. Langeron, Paris, France
14:20 – 14:40
The obesity paradox in ICU patients.
T. Gaszynski, Lodz, Poland
14:40 – 15:00
Morbidly obese patients and echo-guided nerveblocks: help or hell?
D. Godoroja, Bucharest, Romania
15:00 – 15:20
Morbidly obese patients and surgery: what’s new? 
Y. van Nieuwenhove,Ghent Belgium
15.20-15:30 discussion
Break 15:30 – 16:00
Chair : Jan Mulier, Luc De Baerdemaeker
16:00 – 16:20
Morbidly obese patients, CPAP and inflammation.
R. Schumann,Boston,  USA
Morbidly obese patients and the brain.
C. De Deyne, ZOL, Belgium
16:40 - 17:00
Morbidly obese patients and the NAP5 report on accidental awareness.
M. Margarson, Chichester, UK
17:20 - 17:40
Sedation of morbidly obese patients in remote locations.
J. P. Mulier , Bruges, Belgium
17:40-17:50 discussion
17:50- 18:00
Closing remarks Jan Mulier / Luc De Baerdemaeker

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