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: only 4 weeks away

Ghent, Belgium May 28-30, 2015

Dear colleague,

The bi-annual meeting of WSACS – the Abdominal Compartment Society is only 4 weeks away and preparations for the meeting are in full swing! The program has been finalized, the speakers are confirmed and this promises to be one of the best WCACS meetings so far! The abstracts have been evaluated and will be added to the program soon.

REGISTER TODAY!! Members of endorsing societies receive a 20% discount on the full registration price. Please check our website regularly for updates.

Scientific program
Below is a schematic overview of the sessions, for more details go to www.wsacs.org/wcacs2015/scientific-program .

May 28, 2015
Room: Refectory Room: Vermeylen
1:30 PM Opening session
2:30 PM Pro Con debate
3:30 PM Coffee break
4:00 PM Trauma (I) Hemodynamic mangement in IAH
5:10 PM Acute pancreatitis update IAH management in 2015
6:30 PM Welcome reception
May 29, 2015
Room: Refectory Room: Vermeylen
8:00 AM Massive ventral hernia and abdominal wall reconstruction (I) Acute GI injury
9:00 AM

Massive ventral hernia and abdominal wall reconstruction (II)

Abdominal compliance
10:00 AM Coffee break
10:30 AM Management of abdominal infections (I) Fluid resuscitation in shock
11:30 AM Management of abdominal infections (II) Mechanical ventilation in IAH
12:30 PM Lunch break
1:15 PM Industry sponsored session
2:15 PM Free papers session Free papers session
3:15 PM Surgical controversies Pro con debate
3:45 PM Coffee break
4:15 PM Trauma (II) Pediatrics
5:15 PM Vascular surgery Temporary abdominal closure
6:15 PM WSACS general assembly
May 30, 2015
Room: Refectory Room: Vermeylen
8:00 AM Fistula fear Nursing
9:05 AM Improving open abdomen management Perspectives in IAH management
10:00 AM Coffee break
10:30 AM Free papers session Free papers session
11:30 AM Clinical trials working group session
12:30 PM Lunch break
1:30 PM WSACS Ambassador session
2:30 PM State of the Art - Future perspectives
4:15 PM Meeting closure

Meet the WCACS2015 Faculty
We are delighted to see so many excellent speakers joining us in Ghent to discuss the latest topics in their field. Take a look at who they are and why you shouldn’t miss their lectures www.wsacs.org/wcacs2015/faculty .

IAH/ACS refresher course
On Thursday morning May 28th we will kick off with a half-day, intensive Refresher Course!! Get up to date on the basics of intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome – this is the perfect prelude to the 2015 WCACS meeting. This course requires a separate registration but has limited seats so book here today !

Opening reception – Thursday Evening
The opening reception will follow the scientific sessions on Thursday and is included in the registration for the meeting.

Congress Dinner – Friday Evening
On Friday evening the Bi-Annual WCACS Congress Dinner is not to be missed. We selected the ‘Oude Vismijn’ (‘The Old Fishmarket”) for what is always one of the highlights of the meeting. We will enjoy Belgian cuisine and I certain it will be a thing to remember. Be sure to add this to your registration – for only 30EUR this is a bargain! If you have already registered, contact us to add it to your registration.

For registration and practical information – visit www.wcacs2015.org today. If you have a question or need more information.

I look forward to welcoming you to Ghent!

Warm regards

Jan De Waele
WSACS president and WCACS2015 Convener.

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