Unlike many commonly encountered disease processes which remain within the purview of a given discipline, IAH and ACS readily cross the usual barriers and may occur in any patient population regardless of age, illness, or injury. As a result, no one scientific society or association can represent the wide variety of physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and other allied healthcare personnel who might encounter patients with IAH and/or ACS in their daily practice. To fill this void, the World Society on Abdominal Compartment Syndrome (WSACS) has been founded to serve as a peer-reviewed forum and educational resource for all healthcare providers as well as industry who have an interest in IAH and ACS. Launched at the second World Congress on Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in December 2004, the mission of the WSACS is to foster education, promote research, and thereby improve the survival of patients with IAH and ACS by bringing together physicians, nurses, and others from throughout the world and from a variety of clinical disciplines.
President and Chairman
Bruno Pereira Campinas
Jan De Waele
Manu L.N.G. Malbrain
Bart de Keulenaer
Scientific Program Chair
Janeth Chiaka Ejike
Annika Reintam Blaser
The patient care algorithms and guidelines promoted by the WSACS have been demonstrated to significantly improve patient survival from IAH and ACS, disease processes that were widely reported to have mortality rates of up to 100% only a decade ago.
The WSACS encourages all healthcare providers with an interest in IAH/ACS to become a lifetime FREE WSACS member and further the Society’s mission to foster education and improve patient survival. This app contains a variety of educational materials as well as a discussion forum to aid in this mission. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or suggestions that you might have (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mail to the WSACS may be addressed to:
Rao R. Ivatury MD, Division Chair
Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency General Surgery
P.O. Box 980454
Richmond, VA 23298-0454
For questions regarding the WSACS and its mission, please contact the WSACS Executive Committee.