The BELGIAN ANESTHESIA TRAINEES (BAT) is an independent organisation that represents the interests of the Belgian anesthesia trainees in different institutions on different levels. All BAT members act voluntarily and without financial compensation to improve the position of Belgian anesthesia trainees by elaborating the BAT vision points and adhering to the BAT aims.

New challenges in anesthesiology

Dear BAT members,

Our colleagues of the BSAR/APSAR organize their congress "New challenges in anesthesiology" on January 18, 2020 in Brussels.

Location: BluePoint Brussels, August Reyerslaan 80, 1030 Brussels.

Registration is open! Anesthesia residents can take part at reduced prices! 15 euros for this congress with included free membership for 1 year!

=> For registration

We hope to see you there!

Anesthesia-induced immune modulation.

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Surgery, invasive procedures and anesthesia itself may induce an inflammatory response in the patient. This represents an evolutionary inherited and conserved response of the host to environmental stimuli and may lead to both beneficial and potentially harmful effects. This review highlights the mechanisms of anesthesia-induced and perioperative immune modulation.

General assembly of the BAT on 23/11/2019

Dear Colleagues,

The general assembly of the BAT will start after the last lecture of the morning session, at 10.00 AM on Saturday 23/11/2019 at the SARB annual meeting.

The meeting will only take 5-10 minutes so there will be some time left for a coffee afterwards. We invite all members to attend the general assembly.

Meeting topics - Opening statement - Overview BAT - Achievements of the BAT 2019 - Financial Statement - Upcoming events

We hope to see you there!

The concept of peri-operative medicine to prevent major adverse events and improve outcome in surgical patients: A narrative review.

Peri-operative Medicine is the patient-centred and value-based multidisciplinary peri-operative care of surgical patients. Peri-operative stress, that is the collective response to stimuli occurring before, during and after surgery, is, together with pre-existing comorbidities, the pathophysiological basis of major adverse events. The ultimate goal of Peri-operative Medicine is to promote high quality recovery after surgery. Clinical scores and/or biomarkers should be used to identify patients at high risk of developing major adverse events throughout the peri-operative period.

Lung-protective ventilation for the surgical patient: international expert panel-based consensus recommendations.

Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) occur frequently and are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Evidence suggests that reduction of PPCs can be accomplished by using lung-protective ventilation strategies intraoperatively, but a consensus on perioperative management has not been established. We sought to determine recommendations for lung protection for the surgical patient at an international consensus development conference.

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