BeSARPP | Congress 2017

Congress 2017


Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the BeSARPP Board and the Scientific Committee, we would like to invite you to the BeSARPP Annual Meeting which will be held at SQUARE in Brussels on November 17-18, 2017.

Each year, our Society succeeds in offering an attractive program during the Saturday Meeting. International experts travel to Belgium to share their knowledge and expertise. Looking at the number of anesthesiologists attending the meeting each year, this has proven to be a highly successful format for many years.

This of course is also the case for this year’s edition: World renowned experts will focus on various technical innovations that will/might change your daily practice. 

However, the Scientific Committee has introduced several new features into the format of this year’s Meeting: The Meeting is extended to two days, workshops (on the difficult airway and on the use of ultrasound in anesthesia) are organized and an ethics program is presented.

Furthermore, a networking dinner and party is scheduled on Friday evening, open to all participants. We hope to meet many of you there, it is the ideal opportunity to mingle with speakers and colleagues. 

On Saturday, the Meeting is slightly shortened and closes with a late lunch.

We hope that participants will be enthusiastic about the new features of the Meeting.

We also hope to welcome many of you to Brussels for the SARB Annual Meeting.

Kind regards,

Marc Van de Velde
BeSARPP President


Workshops 17 November:

2 Workshops are organised in the afternoon from 14.30 hrs – 19.00 hrs.

Participants can register online for their preferred workshop and session timing.
Limited places are available for the workshops, early registration is advisable. 

Workshop 1: session 1: 14.30 hrs – 16.30 hrs
Workshop 1: session 2: 17.00 hrs – 19.00 hrs 
Workshop 2: session 1: 14.30 hrs – 16.30 hrs
Workshop 2: session 2: 17.00 hrs – 19.00 hrs 

Participants must register online. 1 Coffee Break is included. 

Workshop 1: Ultrasound in Anesthesia and Perioperative MedicineWorkshop 2: Difficult Airway Management
Peripheral and deep venous access (30’)
Lung, Pleura, Airway (30’)
Gastric Ultrasound and abdomen (30’)
Basic Echocardiography-FATE (30’)

Videolaryngoscopy  (20’)
Fibreoptic intubation skills (20’)  
Supraglottic airway devices (20’)  
Front of Neck Access (20’) 
Pediatric Difficult Airway (40’)

Friday 17 November

17.00Ethical Considerations on New Technology in the OR
Chairs: Marc Van de Velde and Jean-François Brichant
17.00A Black Box in the OR: to embrace or reject? Medicolegal Aspects
Filip Dewallens, Belgium
17.45Wakefulness, Responsiveness, and Consciousness—What Should We Monitor?
George Mashour, USA
18.30Patient Data Management Systems for Anesthesia Record keeping: What if they fail?
Rene Heylen, Belgium
19.15Panel Discussion
20.15Networking Party

Saturday, 18 November

BeSARPP President
08.30New Monitors
Chairs: Caroline Prégardien and Layth Altmimi
08.30Assessing the Nociception / Anti-Nociception balance during Anesthesia: What works today? And how?
Vincent Bonhomme, Belgium
08.50Near InfraRed Spectroscopy: underutilized, underrated, …understood?
Annelies Moerman, Belgium
09.10Non-invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring: What you need to know
Bernd Saugel, Germany
09.30Monitoring depth of Anesthesia: Moving beyond BIS
George Mashour, USA
10.00Coffee Break
10.30New Tools
Chairs: Piet Wyffels and Alexandre Joosten
10.30Decision-Support and Closed-Loop Systems: Ready for Prime Time
Michel Struys, The Netherlands
10.50Ultrasound: The Sixth Sense of Anesthesiologists
Eric Sloth, Germany
11.10Artificial Intelligence, Robots and Mobile Technology: Game Changers in the Perioperative Arena
Alexandre Joosten, Belgium
11.30Simulator Training: Every Anesthesiologist should have it on a regular basis
Marcus Rall, Germany
12.00Coffee Break
12.30New Techniques
Chairs: Nadia Najafi and Stuart Morrisson
12.30Innovations in Airway Management
Patrick Schoettker, Switzerland
12.50Thoracic Surgery in Spontaneously Ventilating Patients: Why and how
EugenioPompeo, Italy
13.10Advanced Postoperative Analgesia in Home Care Settings
Xavier Capdevilla, France
13.30Apneic Oxygenation and THRIVE
Anil Patel, UK

Saturday, 18 November – 14.15 hrs

Neuromuscular monitoring: recommendations and practical aspects.
An interactive session with Prof. Philippe Dubois (french session) and Dr. Guy Cammu (dutch session).

Register FREE of charge by email to Mr. Clerinx:

Places are limited! 


Silver Hall
09.00Session A
Chairs: Stuart Morrison and Steve Coppens
09.00Airway devices and difficult airway management: what is essential, what is new
Stuart Morrison (UA)   
09.30An overview of currently used Locoregional anesthesia techniques
Steve Coppens (KUL)  
10.00How (and why) to measure recovery from neuromuscular blockade
Marleen Verhaegen (KUL)
10.30Coffee Break
11.00Session B
Chairs: Caroline Prégardien and Koen Lapage
11.00Principles and applications of Near Infrared Spectroscopy in anesthesia and perioperative medicine
Caroline Prégardien (UCL)
11.30ECG analysis in the OR and the PACU: basic principles  
Sebastiaan Kuijpers (KUL)
12.00Basic concepts of fluid responsiveness (SVV, PPV)
Koen Lapage (Ugent)  


Registration Fees:

Until 31/10/2017As of 01/11/2017On-Site
Members SARB€ 0,00€ 60,00€ 75,00
Non-Members€ 300,00€ 350,00€ 400,00
Trainees*€ 50,00€ 60,00€ 75,00
Nurses€ 50,00€ 60,00€ 75,00
1 Workshop**
Licensed Practitioner€ 100,00€ 100,00€ 150,00
Resident in Training€ 50,00€ 50,00€ 75,00
2 Workshops**
Licensed Practitioner€ 180,00€ 180,00€ 280,00
Resident in Training€ 95,00€ 95,00€ 140,00
Networking Party€ 80,00€ 80,00€ 90,00

BeSARPP Members are offered free registration until 31 October 2017. 
Registration is nevertheless requested to allow optimal planning of the catering.

*A copy of your student card will be asked during the registration process.

** Workshops are held on Friday, November 17.  Places are limited. 


  • By bank transfer: Bank details will be sent when you completed your online registration
  • By credit card: All major credit cards are accepted.

Registration fees do not include BeSARPP membership.


Cancellations received before 31 October 2017 will be refunded minus € 25,00 covering administration costs.
Name substitutions are accepted at any time at an extra charge of € 25,00.


The BeSARPP Networking Party will be held on Friday, November 17 at the Maison Grand-Place in Brussels.
Situated at the very heart of Brussels’ Grand’Place, this historic exchange building forms part of the Dukes of Brabant’s mansion-house. 

Registration for the Dinner and Party is mandatory and is available on the online registration form



Square Brussels
Mont des Arts – Kunstberg
1000 Brussels

Where to park?

There are 660 parking spaces right underneath SQUARE. 
​You can get in via Place de la Justice – Gerechtsplein, and Stuiversstraat – rue des Sols, and then walk straight into the building

Public transport

By train: Station ‘Brussels Central’ and follow the exit signs to ‘Mont des Arts – SQUARE’.


The official language of the meeting is English. 

Accreditation and Certificates

Name of the Organiser: BeSARPP
Person in charge: P. Wouters
Participants will receive certificates of attendance, including accreditation details. Certificates will be sent by e-mail after the congress.


By attending the meeting and/or exhibition organized in conjunction with the meeting, participants and exhibitors agree that neither the Organizing Committee nor the Administrative Secretariat assume any liability, participants and exhibitors are advised to organize their own insurances.


We would like to thank the following companies for their support:

Edwards Lifesciences
Intersurgical Benelux
Kyowa Kirin
Maquet Belgium
Nordic Pharma
Pajunk Medical Produkte
Siemens Healthcare
Verathon Medical

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