5th Annual Symposium of the International Society for the Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient (ISPCOP), Chicago, October 24, 2016 – Go Cubs!
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5th Annual ISPCOP Symposium
In a city in the midst of celebrating the Cubs National League (and eventual World Series) Championship, the ISPCOP held its 5th annual symposium during the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) annual meeting. ISPCOP is an international society with a mission to promote excellence in clinical management, education and research regarding the care of the morbidly obese patient during the perioperative period and a membership mostly composed of interested anesthesiologists. Close to 60 attendees gathered in a beautiful historic location – the King Arthur Court at the Hotel InterContinental on Michigan Avenue.
Following a brief welcome by Dr. Roman Schumann, Professor of Anesthesiology at Tufts University School of Medicine at Tufts Medical Center in Boston and current president of ISPCOP, Dr. Patrick Ziemann-Gimmel, Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida, employed by Sheridan Healthcare at Flagler Hospital in Saint Augustine and the evening program’s chair, introduced the symposium outline and speakers to the audience.