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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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06 February 22

BAPA & SKA Refresher Courses 2023 Thermotechnical institute Heverlee – 21st of January 2023

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Program Refresher Course:

08h45: Registrations
09h15: Welcome by Thierry Pirotte (BAPA) & Markus Stevens (SKA)

Moderators: Eva Schaffrath & Johan Berghmans

09h30: Obesity in Children (Julie Lauweryns, UZ Leuven)
10h00: Diabetes and perioperative implications (Jorinde Polderman, AMC)

10h30: coffee break

11h00: Local anesthetics (Nadia Najafi, UZ Brussel)
11h30: The mystery of coagulation (defects) and why children are not little adults (Veerle Labarque, UZ Leuven)

12h00: Lunch

Moderators: Thierry Pirotte & Bouwe Molenbuur

13h00: Anesthesia in oncological children (Loes Manschot, UMC Utrecht)
13h30: Transfusion in the pediatric perioperative setting (Veerle Labarque, UZ Leuven)

14h00: Coffee break

14h30: Anesthesia in orphan diseases (Francesca Oppitz, UMC Utrecht)
15h00: Ethics (Marije A. Brouwer, UMC Groningen & UMC Utrecht)
15h30: Discussion ethics

16h00: Closing

07 January 22

BAPA Annual Scientific Meeting – 22nd of April 2023

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Annual Scientific Meeting BAPA 2023

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

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