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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

In November this year, the 8th annual scientific meeting of the European Society for the Peri-operative Care of the Obese Patient, (ESPCOP 2017), will be held in the city centre of Bucharest, Romania. Bucharest was known as “The Paris of the East” and we hope you will join us and be able to see why. This meeting will run on the Friday 3rd and Saturday the 4th of November, and the main theme of this year’s meeting will be Airway Management in the Obese.

Eastern Europe has not been spared from the “globesity” endemic, and many centres for bariatric surgery and anaesthesia are active in the region. In order to give an update and overview of all the keys points in the perioperative management of the morbidly obese patient, suitable for any anaesthetist who works with morbidly obese patients – which today is all of us – We start the main meeting on Friday 3rd November ESPCOP with the fundamental course “Key Issues in the peri-operative care in the obese patient”. This series of short, sharp lectures covers all the key aspects of pre-op assessment, intra-operative anaesthesia and post-operative care of the Morbidly Obese. In addition we will be linked with a live session on opioid free anaesthesia.

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Luc De Baerdemaeker

President ESPCOP

Daniela Godoroja

Organizer and Secretary ESPCOP

Call for Abstracts

Submission deadline: Friday, September 15, 2017 (11:59pm)

Consider submitting your obesity-themed abstracts to the 8th annual ESPCOP Meeting  in Bucharest Abstracts presented at other meetings, including the ESA, are eligible. Submissions will be judged by a panel of ESPCOP board members for inclusion in the scientific session.

Prizes at 8th ESPCOP meeting

The best Poster prize-100 EURO plus free registration to 9th ESPCOP meeting (Ghent, Belgium)

The three top scoring abstracts presented by residents and specialists in first 5 years of activity will receive an ESPCOP Research Award and presentation of their work in a 5 minute oral presentation on Saturday 4th November

Accepted abstracts to the meeting will be published in Acta Anaesthesiologica Belgica

1st

400 EURO plus free registration to 9th ESPCOP meeting (Ghent, Belgium)

2nd

200 EURO plus free registration to 9th ESPCOP meeting (Ghent, Belgium)

3rd

Third prize: 100 EURO plus 1 year free membership in ESPCOP

8th ESPCOP Meeting Contest

MCQ’s: questions and answers – Interactive Voting using Kahoot and Live Draw for iPad

All that are submitting abstracts can benefit from the

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION fee until SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

The accepted abstracts will be published in Acta Anaesthesiologica Belgica

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