Webinar on Anaesthetic management of patients with obesity morbid obesity (17 March 2020, 18h00 pm to 19h00 pm)


This webinar will focus on the preoperative assessment and identification of patients with obesity/morbid obesity and its complications, especially obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and alveolar hypoventilation. It will then examine the physiological and pharmacological aspects of the anaesthesia and postoperative care of these patients, including analgesia. Postoperative care will also cover where and how best to care and monitor these patients, including CPAP and NIV and determination of fitness for transfer to the ward and home.

After Taking Part

This webinar will enable anaesthesiologists to:

  • Identify morbidly obese patients at higher risk of intraoperative and postoperative pulmonary complications 
  • Optimize intraoperative ventilatory setting to improve intraoperative and postoperative respiratory function

  • Respiratory care after anaesthesia

  • Optimise multimodal anaesthesia and pain treatment in intra-operatively and postoperatively, including opioid free or opioids sparing management

Scientific Faculty

Scientific Faculty Leader                     

  • Prof. Dr. Paolo Pelosi
    Professor in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
    Genoa, Italy


  • Prof. Dr. Gary Mills
    Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Perioperative Medicine
    Sheffield, United Kingdom


  • Prof. Dr. Paolo Pelosi
    Professor in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
    Genoa, Italy

  • Prof. Dr. Luc De Baerdemaeker
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
    Ghent, Belgium 

Scientific Support

  • Dr. Ilona Bobek
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Med
    Budapest, Hungary

Target Audience:

This webinar is targeted at Anaesthesiologists, residents, anaesthesia nurses, intensive care nurses, ward nurses and ward doctors, as well as nurses working in preoperative assessment.

Technical Setting

This webinar is available on PC, Tablet and Smartphone.

For the best viewing experience, a high-speed internet connection is required.

Registration will be opened soon

Programme click here

Organised by ESA, ESA eLearning