• Welcome to Bapa

A word from our chairman

Welcome to the website of the Belgian Association for Paediatric Anaesthesiology (BAPA). Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and sharing our interest in paediatric anaesthesia.

The BAPA is a professional group of like-minded anaesthesiologists with diverse experiences and backgrounds in paediatric anaesthesia. The aim of our non-profit organization is to help practitioners improve the quality of anaesthetic and perioperative care of children throughout Belgium. We therefore organize a Refresher Course every year in January as well as a Scientific Meeting / Congress in spring.

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28 April 22

POCUS: Heart & lung ultrasound

29-30/09/2022 – Atelier 3Hoog Leuven

Invitation POCUS in Heart and Lung

06 February 22

BAPA & SKA Refresher Courses 2022 via Zoom ( 17/01, 15/03, 14/09, 17/11)

BAPA/SKA Refresher Courses in Pediatric Anesthesia 2022 via zoom

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are presenting the Pediatric Anesthesia Refresher courses as 4 zoom meetings throughout 2022

Accreditation credits will be requested


Monday 17th January 2022; 2000 – 2130:

  •       Basic pharmacokinetics and dynamics for the pediatric anaesthetists: Michel MRF Struys, UMCG
  •  What’s the best size descriptor for pediatric PKPD models: Douglas Eleveld, UMCG
  •  Scaling pharmacokinetics to paediatric patients: when allometric scaling meets maturation: Pieter Colin, UMCG
  •  TIVA and TCI for paediatric anaesthesia : how to use PKPD in clinical practice: Laura Hannivoort, UMCG

Tuesday 15th March 2022; 2000 – 2130:

Anesthetic Red Flags for specific pediatric surgeries:

  • ENT surgery: Dr. Nadia Najafi (UZ Brussel)
  • Lip & Palatum Surgery: Dr. Natalia Magasich-Airola  ( Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc)
  • Orthopedic limb Surgery: Dr. Thierry Pirotte ( Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc)
  • Scoliosis surgery: Dr. Valérie Gaspard ( CHC Montlégia)

Wednesday 14th September 2022; 2000 – 2130:

Topics will be communicated later

Thursday 17th November 2022; 2000 – 2130:

Topics will be communicated later


SAVE THE DATE: Refresher Course BAPA & SKA 2023 – 21st of January 2023 – Thermotechnisch instituut Heverlee, Belgium

Registrations starting soon

Webinars BAPA & SKA Refresher Courses 2022 via ZOOM ( 17/01/2022, 15/03/2022, 14/09/2022 & 17/11/2022)

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