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Welcome to the BeSARPP Website.

From the early beginning of modern anesthesia in our country, the BeSARPP was at your side organizing scientific meetings, supporting the education of residents, promoting research, as well as editing the “Acta Anaesthesiologica Belgica”. These challenges and our contribution to important consensus meetings inspired us to achieve our goals in patient care, education and research.

Today, your Society intends to further support you in the practice of our medical specialty. We will continue to provide you with information and postgraduate leaning opportunities, but we intend to do so in a much more interactive way.

This site is yours: do not hesitate to submit opinions, comments and material of interest. As you know, anesthesia is broadening its scope to perioperative medicine. This may have an important impact on our daily practice. For this reason, during the months preceding our annual meeting, we will focus on the topic: what does perioperative medicine mean for a Belgian anesthesiologist today? At our annual meeting we will try to provide you with some answers to this question.

World Anaesthesia Day

Every year on 16th October WFSA supports anaesthesia providers the world over to celebrate their profession and have a bit of fun whilst doing it.

World Anaesthesia Day commemorates the birth of anaesthesia on 16th October 1846. When doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital demonstrated the use of ether for the first time on a patient. In doing so they changed surgery forever, proving it was possible for patients to undergo surgery without the torture of pain previously associated with it.

Despite nearly 170 years having passed since that first anaesthetic procedure and the countless breakthroughs that have succeeded it, nearly 5 billion people continue to lack access to safe anaesthesia practices. In the light of this on-going neglect, global awareness days like World Anaesthesia Day can be a powerful advocacy tool to mobilise political will, educate the general public and inforce achievements of the global anaesthesia community.

Latest News.

Décès du Professeur d’Anesthésie – Bernard Gribomont

We hereby inform you of the passing of former UCL Professor of Anaesthesia – Bernard Gribomont, yesterday October 12, 2023.

Here are all the details concerning the tributes that will be paid to him in the coming days:

BeSARPP Endorsement request

Are you an organizer of a scientific meeting and interested in the endorsement by the BeSARPP?

That is definitely possible! More information through the button:

Competencies Required By Anesthesiologists Managing Critically ill Medical And Surgical Patients In An Intensive Care Unit: A WFSA Survey

The Intensive & Critical Care Medicine Committee of the World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists (WFSA), has developed a preliminary survey of recently qualified Anesthesiologists, to review the existing competencies for CCM in the Anesthesiology curriculum across the globe. The results of this survey will be used to identify the gaps and additional competencies required for Anesthesiologists to practice Critical Care in ICU through expert consensus, using a Delphi process.

Apply for the accreditation of the training in anaesthesiology and intensive care through ATAIC Programme

The ATAIC (previously called the Hospital Visiting and Training Accreditation Programme) is unique in the way that training given in your department is thoroughly audited by two official bodies and recommendations are made to potentially help your department reach the highest standards of training in Europe in accordance with the official European training guidelines. During an ATAIC audit, all aspects of the training programme are analysed and constructive feedback written in an official report. When given, accreditation is for 3-5 years.
One of the goals of our Society is to “promote and provide high-quality training and education, endorsed by a robust and uniform system of examination and certification”, which can only be attained by using robust and reliable auditing and accrediting tools such as the ATAIC.

Next Events.

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BeSARPP Annual Meeting 2023

17 & 18 November 2023


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Your membership is very important to us, and to the Belgian anesthesiology community. By becoming a member, you sustain our society in achieving its goals, namely the promotion of excellence in the practice of anesthesia, in patient management and safety, as well as the promotion of excellent education and science in anesthesia.