From the early beginning of modern anesthesia in our country, the SARB was at your side organizing scientific meetings, supporting the education of residents, promoting research, as well as editing the “Acta Anaesthesiologica Belgica”. These challenges and our contribution to important consensus meetings inspired us to achieve our goals in patient care, education and research.
Today, your Society intends to further support you in the practice of our medical specialty. We will continue to provide you with information and postgraduate leaning opportunities, but we intend to do so in a much more interactive way.
This site is yours: do not hesitate to submit opinions, comments and material of interest. As you know, anesthesia is broadening its scope to perioperative medicine. This may have an important impact on our daily practice. For this reason, during the months preceding our annual meeting, we will focus on the topic: what does perioperative medicine mean for a Belgian anesthesiologist today? At our annual meeting we will try to provide you with some answers to this question.
In this time of COVID-19 outbreak, the Society for Anesthesia and Resuscitation of Belgium (SARB) would like to register the COVID-19 cases that are managed in the OR’s of Belgian Hospitals, including C-sections.
For that purpose, we would like to ask you to fill in the following questionnaire (one questionnaire for each managed patient, a downloadable version can be found at the following link), with as much information as available, paying attention to strictly respect patient anonymity. In order to link data to a particular patient anonymously, we ask you to attribute a reference number to each patient, using the following format: institution abbreviation followed by order number (e. g. first patient of CHR Citadelle Liege: chrliege1). Your personal data will also remain confidential, and the results will not be publicly available until this publication does not bypass official communication by hospitals. We will, however, need a contact person for each Institution participating into the study. This is the reason why we ask for a contact email address at the beginning of the survey. Should a publication emanate from the analysis of collected data, that contact person will be associated as a co-author of the publication. Today, your Society intends to further support you in the practice of our medical specialty. We will continue to provide you with information and postgraduate leaning opportunities, but we intend to do so in a much more interactive way.
Please note that the protocol of this multi-centric survey has been approved by the ‘Comité d’Ethique Hospitalo-Facultaire, Cliniques Saint Luc’, Brussels. The official approval can be found at the following link, as well as the protocol of the study and certificate of insurance. Personal data protection and ethics require that we obtain consent from the patients to dispose of their data. Due to the current difficult circumstances of the outbreak, and the difficulty of obtaining written consent, oral consent by the patient has been exceptionally authorized by the Ethics Committee. A guide on how to inform the patients about this can be found at the following link, in Dutch and in French. If you want to participate, we would like you to send us back a signed convention of collaboration, and a signed data transfer agreement. Please note that it is necessary to obtain approval of your local Ethics Committee before starting the study. We will be happy to provide you with all supplementary necessary document the Ethics Committee would request for approval.
The collected data will be of great help to draw the picture of OR implications in such an outbreak situation, and will be meaningful only if a maximum of cases are reported. We thank you a lot for your help in achieving this in these troubled times, and remain at your disposal for any questions or concerns regarding this survey.
The SARB Board
Link to the online questionnaire: https://na.eventscloud.com/esurvey/index.php?surveyid=84500
We are very proud to announce that Edwards Lifesciences is granting Anesthesia Research Awards.
The objective of the Edwards Lifesciences Research Awards is to stimulate investigations and medical improvements in clinical practice on hemodynamics.
1 Award will be adjudged:
Questionnaire sur les pratiques de l’antibioprophylaxie chirurgicale pédiatrique en Belgique.
Vragenlijst over de chirurgische antibioticaprofylaxe bij kinderen in België
May we kindly ask you to complete the survey from the department of Anaesthesiology of the CHU UCL Namur. The study concerns the Clinical evaluation of gastric emptying in the patient with chronic respiratory failure. The survey is conceived to take 6-10 minutes of your time depending on your answers.
Complete the survey here.
Thank you for your cooperation,
Resident in Anesthesiology
May we kindly ask you to complete the survey from the department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine of the University Hospital Brussels. The study concerns the current utilization of neuromuscular monitoring within Belgium. The survey will only take 2 minutes of your time.
Complete the survey here.
Thank you for your cooperation,
Prof Jan Poelaert
Department Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Your membership is very important to us, and to the Belgian anesthesiology community. By becoming a member, you sustain our society in achieving its goals, namely the promotion of excellence in the practice of anesthesia, in patient management and safety, as well as the promotion of excellent education and science in anesthesia.