Report from IARS meeting, May 4-9, 2017, Washington, DC
ISPCOP was well represented at this year’s IARS scientific annual meeting with multiple events either hosted by ISPCOP or presented by ISPCOP board members.
Dr. Naveen Eipe
Dr. Naveen Eipe from the University of Ottawa in Canada and the current ISPCOP VP for Education presented a refresher course lecture on the topic of predicting and managing "MODA": the morbid obesity difficult airway. Dr. Eipe created this novel acronym and suggested a stepwise approach to intubation and extubation in morbidly obese patients. This was a very well attended event, and his lecture was featured as a program highlight by the IARS.
Dr. Eipe also presented his findings from a study entitled: "Does Intra-Peritoneal Local Anesthetic Improve Outcomes in ERABS-A Double Blind RCT" in a moderated poster session.
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2017 IARS Kosaka Best of Meeting Abstract Awards
Congratulations to Dr. Tiffany Moon, At-Large Board Member, for inclusion of her abstract "Predictors of Difficult Intubation: A Prospective Study of 1351 Patients" in the 2017 IARS Kosaka Best of Meeting Abstract Awards Session.
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