Day 1 - Thursday June 15

Room: Kinnear 203/205

1:00 PM

Opening Ceremonies and Welcome to WCACS2017
Andrew W. Kirkpatrick
Up on the Panel: Bruno Pereira, Manu Malbrain, Luca Ansaloni

1:10 PM

Introduction to Banff Centre/History of Banff/Southern Alberta/Geography and UNESCO details
Banff Centre Historian Jim Olver

1:20 PM

Introduction to the Abdominal Compartment Society
Andrew W. Kirkpatrick

1:25 PM

Introduction to the World Society of Emergency Surgery
Luca Ansaloni

1:30 PM

Introduction to the Group considering IAH in Pre-Eclampsia
Diane Sawchuck

1:35 PM

Introduction to the International Fluid Academy
Manu Malbrain

1:45 PM

Introduction to DAMPS and PAMPS and why they matter in Critical Intra-abdominal Injury/Illness
Carl J. Hauser

1:55 PM

Introduction to the Basic Science of Inflammation within the Abdominal Compartment
Paul Kubes

2:05 PM

Introduction to the Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
Michael Rosen

2:15 PM

Mild to moderate intra-abdominal hypertension: Does it matter?
Annika Reintam Blaser

2:25 PM

Case Presentation
“The Cruelty to Intra-Abdominal Sepsis”
Presented by: Michael Sugrue and Jan De Waele
Panel Discussants: Luca Ansaloni, Paul Kubes, Carl Hauser, Braedan McDonald, Ranjith Ellawala, Bruno Pereira, Chad Ball, Rob Wise, Rosemary Lee

2:45 PM

COFFEE BREAK

Session 1: The Problems - Epidemiology/Physiology of IAH/ACS in Critical Care

Chairs: Bart De Keulenaer and Robert Martindale

3:15 PM

Results of the Epidemiology of IAH in the ICU (Results of the IROI Study).
Annika Reintam Blaser

3:25 PM

Epidemiology of IAH and the ACS in Acute General Surgery
Rob Wise

3:35 PM

Critical Care Physician Awareness of IAH/ACS - Why do we still put our heads in the sand?
Edward Kimball

3:45 PM

Under Appreciated Champions: Nursing Awareness and Advocacy
Rosemary Lee

3:55 PM

Pancreatitis - who needs Decompression
Chad Ball

4:05 PM

Implications of IAH on renal failure in the critically ill
Bart De Keulenaer

4:15 PM

International Registry on the Open Abdomen
Luca Ansaloni

4:25 PM

Discussion with the Audience
“Focused on International Co-operation on Studying the Open Abdomen”
Panel Discussants: Luca Ansaloni, Patrick Murphy, Derek Roberts, Annika Reintam, Rob Wise, Rob Leeper, Fernando Ferreira, Sam Minor, Edward Kimball, Joao Rezende-Neto

4:35 PM

COFFEE BREAK

Session 2: the promise and the realities in abdominal wall reconstruction

Chairs: Ari Leppaniemi and Risal Djohan

4:50 PM

Abdominal Wall Failure and the Impact on Human Health
Niv Sne

5:00 PM

Co-Morbidities among those requiring AWR: When is "no" a hard-line?
Ari Leppaniemi

5:10 PM

Patching versus reconstructing - the relative functional implications of anatomic reconstruction comparing laparoscopic approaches versus open in "big" hernias
Chad Ball

5:20 PM

The soft-tissue part of Complex AWRs: Implications of Excess Soft tissue healing and complications for AWR including prophylactic Panniculectomy
Duncan Nickerson

5:30 PM

Case Presentation
“Extreme Abdominal wall failure”
Presented by: Andrew Kirkpatrick and Duncan Nickerson

Panel Discussants: Carlos Mesquita, Inneke De Laet, Scott D’Amours, Michael Rosen, , Frederik Berrevoet, Derek Roberts, John Kortbeek, Daniel Wainstein

5:55 PM

Wrap Up for the Day
Andrew Kirkpatrick

6:00 PM

Executive Meeting

7:00 PM

Welcome Reception

8:30 PM

Speakers Dinner

Day 2 - Friday June 16

Room: Kinnear 203/205

7:00 AM

Breakfast Session
Smith and Nephew

Session 3: Inflammation and Sepsis

Chairs:  Annika Reintam Blaser and Ari Leppaniemi

Room: Kinnear 203/205

8:00 AM

Global Impacts of sepsis upon Human Health
Carl J. Hauser

8:10 AM

Advances and Challenges in the Basic Understanding of Infection/Inflammation within the Abdominal Compartment
Paul Kubes

8:20 AM

Advances and Challenges in Modulating the Inflammatory Response within the Peritoneal Cavity: Pharmacologic
Zsolt Balogh

8:30 AM

Advances and Challenges in Modulating the Inflammatory Response within the Peritoneal Cavity: Negative Pressure Therapy
Andrew W. Kirkpatrick

8:40 AM

Advances and Challenges in Modulating the Inflammatory Response within the Peritoneal Cavity: Extracorporeal Therapies
Jan De Waele

8:50 AM

Intra-abdominal Hypertension and the Human Microbiome
Braedan MacDonald

9:00 AM

Discussion with the Audience
“Future Advances in Modulating the Inflammatory Response in the Peritoneal Cavity - what will be needed?”
Panel Discussants: Paul Kubes, Zsolt Balogh, and Carl J Hauser

9:30 AM

COFFEE BREAK

Session 4: Quick Shots - Measuring IAP

Chairs: Scott D’Amours and Paul McBeth

Room: Kinnear 203/205

9:50 AM

Is bladder pressure still the best standard?
Claudia Olvera

9:55 AM

How do we avoid Recumbancy in measuring IAP
Bart De Keulenaer

10:00 AM

Are there new technologies to measure IAP in the ICU
Inneke De Laet

10:05 AM

Are there new technologies to measure IAP outside the ICU on the ward
Patrick Murphy

10:10 AM

What is “Normal” IAP in humans
Paul McBeth

10:15 AM

How do you decide normal IAP in the obese?
Sam Minor

10:20 AM

How do you decide normal IAP in children?
Janeth Chiaka Ejike

10:25 AM

How do you decide normal IAP in Pregnant Woman?
Diane Sawchuck

10:30 AM

Case Presentation
Acute Component Separation Adjunct or Adverse Occurrence?
Presented by: Kirkpatrick AW, and Nickerson D – Acute Component Separation Adjunct or Adverse Occurrence?:
Panel Discussants: Ari Leppaniemi, Niv Sne, Scott D’Amours, Risal Djojan, Pantellis Vassiulu

11:00 AM

COFFEE BREAK

 

Session 5: Overt and Occult Abdominal Compartment

Syndromes

Chairs: Claudia Olvera and Pantellis Vassiuliu

Room: Kinnear 203/205

Session 6: Inflammation and the Peritoneal Cavity. A Unique

Anatomic Space for Inflammation.

Chairs: Zsolt Balogh and Carl Hauser

Room: Max Bell 251

11:15 AM

The neglected role of abdominal compliance
Claudia Olvera

Inflammation and the Peritoneal Cavity: A unique Anatomic Space for Inflammation
Craig Jenne

11:25 AM

Occult Abdominal Compartment Syndrome
Inneke De Laet

Swelling, Inflammation and the Peritoneal Cavity: Fluids and Peritonitis
Manu Malbrain

11:35 AM

The Polycompartment Syndrome and Organ-Organ interactions
Janeth Chiaka Ejike

Systemic Mediators and a local problem: Interactions between systemic inflammation and the abdominal compartment
Bruno Pereira

11:45 AM

When Intra-abdominal Hypertension Doesn't Matter
Scott D’Amours

How surgical research generates basic science advances in inflammation
Zsolt Balogh

11:55 AM

Wrap Up

Wrap Up

12:00 PM

Lunch Session
Smith and Nephew

1:00 PM

Case Presentation
“Infected Biomesh and Critical Care Dilemmas”
Presented by: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Panel Discussants: Michael Rosen, Chad Ball, Ari Leppaniemi, Robert Martindale

1:30 PM

Free Papers
Chairs: Manu Malbrain and Bruno Pereira

1:30
3:00 PM

Room: Kinnear 203/205

Tract A
11 talks (8 minute time slot; 7 min talk 1 min question) = 88 min

Room: Max Bell 251

Tract B
11 talks (8 minute time slot; 7 min talk 1 min question) = 88 min

Room: Max Bell Auditorium

Tract C
11 talks (8 minute time slot; 7 min talk 1 min question) = 88 min

Session 7: Prevention of Abnormal IAP in the ICU

Chairs: John Kortbeek and Annika Reintam Blaser

Room: Max Bell 251

3:00 PM

Applications of Damage Control Surgery in Modern Civilian Trauma Care
Derek Roberts

3:10 PM

When to leave the abdomen open after General surgery in 2016
Michael Sugrue

3:20 PM

Implications of IAH on feeding and weaning the critically ill
Inneke De Laet

3:30 PM

De-Resuscitation
Manu Malbrain

3:40 PM

Direct Peritoneal Resuscitation
Rob Leeper

3:50 PM

Discussion with the Audience: How to integrate Practical IAH management with real life critical care

Panel Discussants: Derek Roberts, Michael Sugrue, Chad Ball, Manu Malbrain, Rob Leeper

4:15 PM

Case Presentation: Abdominal Wall Reconstruction and Permissive Intra-Abdominal Hypertension
Presented by  Michael Rosen
Panel: Manu Malbrain, Paul McBeth, Bart De Keulenaer, Claudia Olvera,

4:45 PM

COFFEE BREAK

 

Session 8: Medical Treatment of ACS

Chairs: Rosemary Lee and Rob Wise

Room: Max Bell 251

Session 9: Closure of the Open Abdomen

Chairs: Stephan Acosta and Luca Ansaloni

Room: Max Bell Auditorium

5:00 PM

Pharmacologic management of IAP
Rob Wise

Historical Approaches to Open Abdomen closure that saved many lives
Fernando Ferreira

5:10 PM

Positioning to manage IAP
Bart de Keulenaer

Comprehensive Approaches to the Problem
Ari Leppaniemi

5:20 PM

Percutaneous Catheter Drainage for Management of Increased Intra-abdominal Pressure
Derek Roberts

Management of enteroatmospheric fistulas: from initial conservative treatment to definitive surgery
Daniel Wainstein

5:30 PM

Diuresis and renal replacement therapy to manage IAP
Jan de Waele

Mesh Mediated Traction
Stefan Acosta

5:40 PM

Gut mucosal injury from IAH
Patrick Murphy

Mechanical Systems
Sam Minor

5:50 PM

Day 2 Wrap Up
Andrew Kirkpatrick

6:00 PM

WSACS General Assembly

7:30 PM

Gala Dinner

Day 3 - Saturday June 17

Room: Kinnear 203/205

8:00 AM

Breakfast Session

Acelity

9:00 AM

Case Presentation
“Surgical Treatment of IAH/ACS”
Presented by: Fred Brenneman
Panel Discussants: Michael Sugrue, Andrew Kirkpatrick, Frederik Berrevoet, Scott D’Amours

 

Session 10: Acute Intestinal Distress Syndrome

Chairs: Tuan Hoang and Ted Kimball

Room: Max Bell 251

Session 11: Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

Chairs: Niv Sne and Michael Rosen

Room: Max Bell Auditorium

9:30 AM

Introduction to the Concept of "GIPS" and "AIDS
Manu Malbrain

Guidelines on Open abdomen from the European Hernia Society
Frederik Berrevoet

9:40 AM

Intra-abdominal hypertension and its relationship with cardiac ischemia and congestive heart failure
Alan Sugrue

Predicting those at risk of severe IAH/ACS in the setting of AWR and futility
TBA

9:50 AM

Enteral and Parenteral Feeding in IAH/ACS
Robert Martindale

Intra-operative physiology of massive AWR: The surgeons perspective
Fernando Ferreira

10:00 AM

Disconnecting the Gut from the Systemic Inflammatory Response
Craig Jenne

Management of Infected Meshes
Fred Brenneman

10:10 AM

COFFEE BREAK

10:30 AM

Free Papers
Chairs: Andrew Kirkpatrick and Jan DeWaele

10:30 AM

TRACK D 6 talks each 8 minutes with 2 minutes for questions

TRACK E 6 talks each 8 minutes with 2 minutes for questions

10:30 AM

Session 12: Simulation of the Abdominal Compartment

and other Interesting Topics

Chairs: Diane Sawchuck and Janeth Chiaka Ejike

Room: Max Bell 251

Session 13: Practical Dilemmas in Abdominal Wall

Reconstruction

Chairs: Duncan Nickerson and Fred Brenneman

Room: Max Bell Auditorium

11:30 AM

IAP and its potential role in diseases of pregnancy
Diane Sawchuck

Overview of advanced surgical techniques to avoid IAH/ACS in AWR
Frederik Berrevoet

11:40 AM

TBA

Anterior Component Separation: Is perforator sparing mandatory
Niv Sne

11:50 AM

Maternal positioning and it's potential role in intra-abdominal pressure
Bernd Wittmann

Transversus Abdominis Release (TAR) for abdominal wall reconstruction
Michael Rosen

12:00 PM

Surgical Simulation of the Abdominal Cavity: The Simulator
Anthony LaPorta

Posterior Component Release and Laparoscopic Approaches to decompress for IAH/ACS
Ari Leppaniemi

12:10 PM

Incorporating Simulation of the Abdominal Cavity into Research and Education
Tuan Hoang

Biomesh Selection
Bruno Pereira

12:20 PM

Abdominal Simulators in training for Far-Forward Damage Control Surgery in Extreme Environments
Andrew W. Kirkpatrick

Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction with Flaps and transplantation
Risal Djohan

12:30 PM

Abbreviated Closure of the Simulated Abdominal Wall to Facilitate Extreme Far-Forward Torso Damage Control
Jessica McKee

Applied Abdominal Wall Physiology: Utilizing the Concepts of Cylinder Physics to Close the Open Abdomen
Joao B. Rezende Neto

12:40 PM

Creating real evidence to guide educated abdominal wall reconstruction
Robert Martindale

Long-term Absorbable Meshes
Frederik Berrevoet

12:50 PM

Discussion with the Audience
“Simulation in Surgery”
Panel Discussants: Tuan Hoang, Jessica McKee, Anthony LaPorta, Rob Leeper

Discussion with the Audience: Practical Dilemmas in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
Panel Discussants: Frederik Berrevoet, Joao Rezende Neto, Bruno Pereira, Ari Leppaniemi, Scott D’Amours, Michael Rosen, Niv Sne

1:00 PM

Lunch Session

Acelity

Session 14: The future needs and goals in studying IAH/ACS

Chairs: Andrew Kirkpatrick and Bruno Pereira

Room: Kinnear 203/205

2:00 PM

Prevention
Annika Reintam Blaser

2:20 PM

FOAM and SMACC in IAH Education
Manu Malbrain

2:25 PM

Planning for Updated Guidelines on IAN/ACS/AWR
Derek Roberts

2:30 PM

Partnering of Our Society
Andrew W. Kirkpatrick

2:35 PM

Longevity of Our Society
Michael Sugrue

2:45 PM

The Next Meeting and Wrap Up
Bruno Pereira

3:00 PM

Optional Session – Clinical Trails Working Group Meeting
Annika Reintam Blaser and all interested scientists

3:00 PM

Possible simulation lab with Lifecell

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