WSACS - the Abdominal Compartment Society

2004 WCACS Scientific Program

2004 World Congress of the Abdominal Compartment Syndrome

6-8 December, 2004

Sheraton Noosa Resort, Queensland, Australia

World status of ACS

Europe Manu Malbrain
North America Andrew Kirkpatrick
South America Paulo de Souza
Australasia Ken Hillman

Consensus Definitions

IAP and IAH Manu Malbrain
ACS Zsolt Balogh
Chronic ACS Claudia Olvera
IAP measurement Felicity Jones

Respiratory function and ACS

Respiratory System - State of the Art Julia Wendon

Cardiac function and ACS

Cardiac Sequelae - Current Status Michael Cheatham

Visceral function and ACS

Effect of ACS on the viscera Rao Ivatury

Renal function and ACS

Renal Dysfunction - State of the Art Andrew Kirkpatrick

Management of ACS

ACS in the Paediatric Patient David Tuggle
Non-operative Management Zsolt Balogh
Indications for Surgery Scott D'Amours
Anesthetic Challenges Michael Parr

Debate: "Patients with an IAP > 25 mmHg need Abdominal Decompression"

Pro Michael Parr, Ari Leppaniemi
Con Michael Sugrue
Con Rao Ivatury

ACS and critical care

Haemodynamic Monitoring and Support Michael Cheatham
Optimising Ventilation Claudia Olvera
Splanchnic Perfusion and Liver Function Julia Wendon
Recurrent ACS Zsolt Balogh
Neurological Function Scott D'Amours

Secondary ACS

Overview Andy Kirkpatrick

Haemodynamic monitoring soap box

I like to use a Swan Rao Ivatury
I like to use a PICCO Manu Malbrain
I like to use my brain Michael Parr

Debate: "Fluid Resuscitation is More a Cause than a Help of ACS"

For Zsolt Balogh
For Manu Malbrain
Against Julia Wendon
Against Michael Parr

How I do it??

Abdominal Decompression Michael Sugrue
Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Ari Leppaniemi
Abdominal Perfusion Monitoring Michael Cheatham

Five key points from the 2004 WSACS

Surgery Scott D'Amours
Definitions Andy Kirkpatrick
Monitoring Michael Cheatham
Intensive Care Manu Malbrain

Second World Congress of the Abdominal Compartment Syndrome

December 2004

Noosa, Australia

The Second World Congress on Abdominal Compartment Syndrome was organized by Dr. Michael Sugrue, one of the pioneers in ACS research in the beautiful sub-tropical Noosa resort. With some 150 participants, 40 invited lectures, 25 oral presentations, 20 minipaper presentations and 29 poster presentations, the meeting was a huge success. In total, 84 abstracts were accepted, submitted from all parts of the world.

During this historical meeting the foundations of the WSACS were made and the first Executive committee was elected. At the social gatherings in the evenings enough time was be provided to get to know each other and to exchange ideas in a relaxed atmosphere. Whilst sipping Australian wine, the idea to write a textbook on abdominal compartment syndrome was born.

During the WCACS congress in Noosa, prizes were awarded for the best oral, minipaper, video, and poster presentations. Jan De Waele from Belgium won the prize for the best oral presentation for his study entitled Correlation between Abdominal Perfusion Pressure, Filtration Gradient and Urinary Output in Patients at Risk for Intra-abdominal Hypertension. Martin Bjorck from Sweden won the prize for the best mini-paper entitled Colonic Ischaemia and IAH following operation for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA): A prospective study? Karen Andrews from Australia won the first of the 3 prizes for the best poster presentation with her study entitled A Scientific Evaluation of the Level of Evidence of Publications Relating to ACS? Thomas Wild from Austria with his study Multicenter Observer Study in Abdominal Compartment Syndrome? and Mark Kaplan from USA with the study Effectiveness of a Vacuum Assisted Wound Management System in the Prevention and Treatment of the ACS and IAH in High Risk Trauma Patients with Open Abdomens won the other 2 best poster prizes. Congratulations to all of them!

noosa photos

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