WSACS - the Abdominal Compartment Society

9th WCACS Congress in Campinas, Brazil

Join us in Campinas for the 9th World Congress on Abdominal Compartment

- From May 29 - June 1st 2019.

- At Royal Palm Congress Centre.

Find details of the event here

WCACS2015 Ghent, May 28-30 - Scientific program now available

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Ghent, Belgium May 28-30, 2015

Scientific program now available

Submit your CTWG study proposal

Register today!

Dear colleague,

We would like to encourage you to come to Belgium and enjoy what will be one of the great meetings of 2015. There will be much for all. There will be general sessions for those less experienced in abdominal physiology, cutting edge research for the experts, and all sessions and dialogue will allow attendees to understand the future directions of care in the diverse aspects of care of severe abdominal conditions in the critically ill.

REGISTER TODAY!! Members of endorsing societies receive a 20% discount on the full registration price. Please check our website regularly for updates
ESICM – the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine – and several other societies endorse WCACS2015. Members enjoy a 20% reduction in the registration fee.

Join us on Friday evening for the WCACS2015 Congress Dinner at a unique location, right in the city center and close to the venue and most hotels. It will be a unique occasion to meet your fellow WSACS members and get together in the legendary WSACS atmosphere, for a mere 30EUR!! You can register during the registration or contact us if you forgot to do so!

The program will focus on the following topics:

Contemporary intra-abdominal hypertension management
Treating Abdominal Compartment Syndrome (ACS) - when and how
Temporary abdominal closure - improving outcome
Inflammation and abdominal disease
Fluid resuscitation and monitoring
Abdominal wall reconstruction
Nutrition and the abdomen
Abdominal trauma - how to eradicate ACS
Diagnosis and management of abdominal infections

The scientific program can be found on here.

We hope to see you in Ghent!

Warm regards

Jan De Waele
WSACS president and WCACS2015 Convener.

WSACS IAH and ACS Refresher Course
On Thursday morning WSACS will organize a half-day, focused IAH and ACS Refresher Course for those who are new to IAH and ACS, and those who want a concise update of the basics. An excellent introduction for the main WCACS2015 meeting!! Registration for the main meeting is mandatory - the Referesher Course can be booked when registering.
Clinical Trials Working Group – call for study proposals!

In the past, WSACS has been endorsing several studies on the field of intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome and resulting in important and well-cited publications.

Now with widening our horizon to all aspects of abdominal compartment, we are re-launching the process of endorsing selected studies.

The first possibility to present your study proposal will be already end of May 2015 in Ghent. Two to three selected best study proposals will be shortly presented by the authors at the World Congress of Abdominal Compartment Society during the Clinical Trials Working Group (CTWG) Session on 30th of May 2015. One to two best study proposals will be thereafter selected for WSACS endorsement. Experimental, pathophysiological and clinical studies dealing with any aspect of abdominal compartment will be considered for selection.
Please send us synopsis of your study proposal by the end of April 2015. Please describe specific background, hypothesis, objectives, study endpoint and methods. With sending us your proposal you will opt for new ideas, support and participants for your study as well as contribute to development of the CTWG.

The best proposals selected for presentation will be announced by 10th of May 2015.

Abstract submission is closed – more than 70 abstracts have been submitted
Abstract submission has been closed. We thank everybody who has submitted an abstract for their efforts. The free paper presentation and poster presentation sessions are being finalized. Final decisions on abstract acceptance have been sent out – please contact us if you have any questions, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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