Annual Meeting Program 2020

ISAP 29th Annual Meeting

Pharmacological Consideration of ERAS Protocols
Friday, October 2, 2020

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC. 20001

Registration Brochure is available here!


07:30am – 08:00am Breakfast & Registration

08:00am – 08:05am Welcome
ISAP President, Konrad Meissner, MD

8:05am – 10:00am Practical Concepts of Anesthetic Pharmacology for the Benefit of Your Patient

A Practical course that will improve. your skills for anesthetic drug administration

This two-hour interactive workshop is intended for residents and consultants in anesthesia who would like to learn about methods of drug titration that can result in a more controlled condition of the patient, both during induction, maintenance and recovery of anesthesia. Two experienced workshop presenters Steve Shafer, MD, Stanford, USA, and Hugo Vereecke, MD, PhD, Groningen, The Netherlands, will share their knowledge and discuss basic concepts of anesthetic pharmacology that can be applied easily in clinical practice to the benefit of your patient.

The learning objective: To obtain skills for adapting drug titration towards available pharmacological evidence.

Workshop Concept: By interacting with the audience, practical problems that may occur in clinical practice will be shared and discussed. After this workshop the attendants will have learned the importance of concepts such as “time to peak effect” and “context sensitive halftime” and how to apply these in clinical practice. Technological solutions that assist in individualizing the drug titration during a balanced anesthesia will be discussed. The concept of “effect-site concentration” will be used and explained as an easy tool to understand the time course of drug effect related to different titration techniques.

10:30am – 12:30pm Session 1 – Tailoring Your Anesthetic to Promote Enhanced Recovery

10:30am-11:30am Depth of Anesthesia and Adverse Outcomes After Major Surgery
Kate Leslie, MD, FANZCA

11:30am-12:30pm ERAS & Opioids: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Engy T. Said, MD & Rodney A. Gabriel, MD, MAS

12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch, Business Meeting & Poster Session

1:30pm-3:30pm Session 2 – Strategies to Avoid Post-Operative Delirium

1:30pm-2:30pm Perioperative Strategies to Prevent Postoperative Delirium
Lis Evered, MD

2:30pm-3:30pm Best Practices in Prevention of Postoperative Delirium: Avoidance of Beers Criteria Medications
Anne Donovan, MD

3:30pm-4:00pm Moderated Poster Discussion

4:00pm-4:45pm Keynote Speaker & Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: The Impact of Clinical Pharmacology on My Academic Career
Tom C. Krejic, MD

Professor of Anesthesiology and Associate Chief Medical Officer Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA

4:45pm – 5:00pm Closing Remarks