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

Derek Roberts

Dr. Derek Roberts is a General Surgery and Clinician Investigator Program resident and PhD epidemiologist at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His recently completed PhD dissertation work identified and evaluated candidate indications for use of damage control surgery and damage control interventions in civilian trauma patients in collaboration with a group of international surgical practice/opinion leaders. Dr. Roberts’ clinical and research interests include trauma and acute care surgery (especially damage control surgery), epidemiology and biostatistics, surgical practice variation, and the science and practice of knowledge translation in surgery, especially trauma and emergency general surgery.

Katleen Bombeke

I work in ZNA Stuivenberg in Antwerp. I’m a nurse with almost 6 years of experience on intensive care unit. I have a special diploma for intensive care nurse. My thesis was about measuring intra abdominal pressure. On this thesis I developed a flowchart ( how to measure IAP properly).

Isabelle Van Herzeele

Prof Isabelle Van Herzeele, is a Consultant at the Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery at Ghent University Hospital, Belgium and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College Healthcare Trust London, United Kingdom.
Since 2014, she is the President of the Dutch Society of Simulation in Healthcare and member of the Accreditation Review Board of NASCE (Network of Accredited of Skills Centres in Europe) and member of EVEREST (European Virtual reality Endovascular RESearch Team). She has been actively involved in the ESVS workshop at Zurich and Medtronic Academia focusing on the management of ruptured aortic aneurysms including technical and team training.

Helen Thomson

Mrs Helen J. Thomson   MB BS, MD, FRCS (Gen Surg), BDS, FDS RCS (Eng).

After completing her training in general and colorectal surgery, Helen was appointed as a surgical fellow and then locum consultant in the Intestinal failure Unit at UCLH, London, specializing in complex abdominal wall reconstruction and the treatment of enterocutaneous fistulae and other causes of intestinal failure.  In April 2015, she was appointed as locum consultant Emergency and Intestinal Failure surgeon at the University Hospitals of Leicester where she is the head of the intestinal failure surgery unit.

Edward Kimball

Dr. Edward Kimball is an associate professor of surgery and emergency medicine at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. He is the Co-Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the University Medical Center and Director of the SICU at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Salt Lake City. He is also the Medical Director of Telemedicine for the University of Utah Medical Center.Dr. Kimball has been an active member of WSACS since 2004 and has developed IAP monitoring devices and has done IAH/ACS research for the past 15 years.

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