ESPCOP Newsletter

Don't miss the anaesthesia session during 6th Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders , European Chapter, on May 2nd, 2014 at the SQUARE Congress Centrum , Brussels, Belgium.


Chairman: Jan Mulier (Belgium)

Moderator: Mike Margarson (UK)


10:30 – 11:10 What you should know as a surgeon to help improve the anesthesia delivery for your bariatric patients

  • 10:30 Pre operative information that anesthesiologists need. Is active diagnostic screening for OSAS needed? – Paolo Pelosi (Italy)
  • 10:50 What is highest risk for surgery, when to delay surgery? Place for pre-operative weight reduction and why. – Mike Margarson (UK)


11:10 – 11:30 What you should know as an anaesthesiologist to help improve the bariatric surgical outcome.

  • 11:10 Deep NMB and optimizing laparoscopic workspace for your surgeon, post-operative bleeding prevention and efficient per-operative leak test. – Jan Mulier (Belgium)


11:30 – 12:10 What should you know as an anaesthesiologist to improve your anaesthesia outcome.

  • 11:30 What is the ideal anti-trombotic and antibiotic dose in morbid obese patients coming for bariatric surgery? – Debaerdemaker Luc (Belgium)
  • 11:50 Impact of anaesthesia without opioids in morbid obese patients in reducing obstructive breathing, aspiration and post-operative pain. – Jan Mulier (Belgium)
  • 12:10 O-O76 Oral administration of corticosteroids is as effective as injection in alleviating postoperative nausea after laparoscopic gastric bypass.
    Nordin L, Nordlund A., Vilstrup C., Gislason H., Hedenbro J. (Sweden)
  • 12:20 Panel Discussion

ESPCOP Sessions for ESA 2014

Key points that are different when giving anaesthesia for morbidly obese patients!


Monday 2nd of June 2014    14:00-15:30


Chairman: J. P. Mulier (BE) and L. De Baerdemaeker (BE)


  • 14:00 – 14:15 What is different in the pre operative preparation of a morbidly obese patient.  -   C Nightingale (UK)
  • 14:15 – 14:30 What is different in the induction and intubation of a morbidly obese patient.   - M Margarson (UK)
  • 14:30 – 14:45 What is different in the ventilation of a morbidly obese patient   –  P Pelosi (IT)
  • 14:45 – 15:00 What is different in the awakening and extubation of a morbidly obese patient.  - T. Gaszynski (PL)
  • 15:00 – 15:15 What is different in the postoperative treatment of a morbidly obese patient.  - Y Leykin (IT)
  • 15:15 – 15:30 Panel discussion on “What are the key points that are different when giving anaesthesia for morbidly obese patients”

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