ISPCOP 2015: Frontiers in Anesthesia and Obesity - October 26, 2015

ISPCOP 2015: Frontiers in Anesthesia and Obesity - October 26, 2015

When Oct 26, 2015
from 06:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Where W Hotel, San Diego, CA
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Course Description
Morbidly obese patients present with excess fatty tissue externally on the breast, neck, thoracic wall and abdomen and internally in the mouth, pharynx and abdomen. It is crucial for the practicing anesthesiologist to be aware of the increased risks that a morbidly obese patient faces in the perioperative period. Risks and solutions will be presented to prevent potentially avoidable complications.

Target Audience
The target audience for this seminar is practicing anesthesiologists, bariatric anesthesiologists, trainees in anesthesia, bariatric surgeons, and all other healthcare professionals interested in the topics presented.

Monday, October 26, 2015
6:30 pm
Introduction and Welcome
Stephanie B. Jones, MD

6:40 pm
Childhood Obesity and Asthma in the Perioperative Setting – Misery Loves Company!
Olubukola Nafiu, MD

7:10 pm
Use of the Laryngeal Mask in the Morbidly Obese Patient
Adrian Sultana, MD

7:40 pm
Break with Abstract Poster Rounds

7:50 pm
Oral Presentation and Discussion of the Top Three Selected Abstracts
Rainer Lenhardt, MD, Moderator

8:20 pm
Keynote Lecture: Protective Mechanical Ventilation and Postoperative Outcome in Morbidly Obese Patients - an Ongoing Trial
Paolo Pelosi, MD

9:00 pm

Course Director
Rainer Lenhardt, MD, MBA

Associate Professor,
Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Participating Faculty:
Stephanie B. Jones, MD
Vice Chair of Education
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Associate Professor
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Olubukola Nafiu, MD
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Paolo Pelosi, MD
Ospedale di Circolo e Fondazione Macchi
Varese, Italy

Adrian Sultana, MD
Senior Consultant Anaesthetist
University of New South Wales
Sydney Institute for Obesity Surgery
Sydney, Australia

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be able to:

1. Identify challenges in the perioperative care of morbidly obese children.
2. Develop a strategy for rational, evidence informed intra and post-operative drug dosing in the obese.
3. Describe the safe use of supraglottic airways (LMA) in morbidly obese patients.
4. Discuss the undergoing clinical trial on protective mechanical ventilation and postoperative outcome in morbidly obese patients.

Continuing Education Credit
Physician Credit
- The University of Louisville Continuing Medical Education office designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Joint Provider Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Louisville and ISPCOP (International Society for the Perioperative Care of Obese Patients). The University of Louisville is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing education for physicians.

Special Services

All individuals are encouraged to participate. To request disability arrangements, please contact the ISPCOP at least 14 days prior to the date of this program. Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof.


CLICK HERE for a copy of the course flyer

Registration Fees:

All Participants:  FREE

Although there is no registration fee for participating in this event, please register in advance to allow for event planning.

Advance registration for this program is now closed. You may still attend by registering at the welcome desk at W Hotel, San Diego, CA beginning at 6pm.

To become a member of the International Society for the Perioperative Care of Obese Patients please complete the Membership Application or contact

We thank our supporting and exhibiting companies for their participation in the ISPCOP 2015 conference!

A final listing of supporters and exhibitors will be available at the meeting.