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