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 learning 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.

Prof. Vincent Bonhomme


SARB recommendations for the anesthetic management of patients suspected of being infected or infected by the new coronavirus initially named 2019-nCoV

(last update: 25/03/ 2020 15:35)


BAPA recommendations for the management of COVID-19 pediatric patients

(last update: 30/03/ 2020 14:00)

Dear Colleague,

We would like you to consider participating in the BlueBerry study. This academic study, on the initiative of Pr Habré, University of Geneva, will analyze the safety profile of dexamethasone after tonsillectomy in children compared to placebo. We are currently submitting this study to our Ethics Committee, as well as to the Belgian authorities. In that, we can act as National Coordinator for this study. If you would like to participate in this study, please send us an email with your contact details as soon as possible before March 10th. We can then include your center in the submission. Please refer to the leaflet available here for further information.

Please send your mail to: françoise.degroote@huderf.be, who will act as National Coordinator.

Do not send an email to the Swiss center as they will not handle the submission in Belgium.

Best regards,

Coronavirus Safety Guidelines

In light of the recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), WFSA has uploaded a new resource outlining safety guidelines for anaesthesia and perioperative care providers. This resource will be updated if and when more information becomes available. Please find more information here

Cochrane Newsletter: Issue 1 - Fall 2019 is available here.

A prospective multi-centre international observational study of postoperative vasopressor use

Honor to Philippe Baele: Twenty Years of Collaboration Between Belgium and Benin in Training Anesthesiologists for Africa

Syndromes & rare diseases in Pediatrics: Anesthesia

Syndromes et maladies rares en anesthésie pédiatrique

Very important website in emergency situations when there is few time to go through the literature to find which could be the anesthetic implications of a syndrome or a rare condition presented by a pediatric patient.

English Website

French Website

Communication regarding the new measures to emphasize the existing limitations of Hydroxyetheyl starch-containing genomic drugs: 

Dutch Letter - French Letter

Graag informeren wij u over het feit dat de opdruk op de Durogesic pleisters voor transdermaal gebruik is aangepast; de pleisters zullen een gekleurde rand bevatten. De pleisters met het nieuwe ontwerp zullen beschikbaar zijn op de markt vanaf eind november. Klik hier voor meer informatie.

On tient à vous signaler que l'impression figurant sur les dispositifs transdermiques Durogesic a été adaptée ; les patchs comporteront dorénavant un bord coloré.
Les nouveaux patchs adaptés seront disponibles sur le marché dès la fin novembre. Cliquez-ici.


CANCELLED - Update on Deep Neuromuscular Block & Monitoring - 17 March, 2020 - Leuven 

CANCELLED - Neurocognitionanesthesia 2020 - 21 March, 2020 - Brussel

16th Annual International Conference no Clinical Ethics & Consultation - 31 March-3 April, 2020 - Stellenbosch, South Africa

Neonatal Life Support Courses - 23 & 24 April, 2020 - Aartselaar
Registration online or by email to: neoleo.vzw@gmail.com

SARB ENDORSED MEETING: 11th EURONEURO - 22-24 April, 2020 - Paris, France
A €100 discount is offered to the SARB members on the registration rates. Use this link to register and enjoy your discount.
In compliance with French authorities' indications, the congress is maintained. 

BAPA Annual Meeting 2020 - 25 April, 2020 - Antwerp

Repérage échographique appliqué à l'Anesthésie Locorégionale - 25 April, 2020 - Brussels
Please find the registration form here

Anesthesiology Update 2020 - 11-15 May, 2020 - Boston, United States

Euroanesthesia 2020 - Postponed to: TBC - Barcelona

7th Pan Arab Pain Management & 3rd Middle East & North Africa Pain and Anesthesia Congress - Postponed to:11-13 June, 2020 - Dubai

4Th International Conference on Anesthesiologists and Surgeons - 13-14 July - Amsterdam,The Netherlands

17th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists - 5-9 September, 2020 Prague, Czech Republic

WFSA 2020 post congress tour - 10-19 September 2020 - Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia

SARB ENDORSED MEETING: 9th Annual Global Conference on Perioperative Care of the Cancer Patient - 10 & 11 December, 2020 - New York, US
A $ 50 discount is offered to SARB members on the registration rates. Use this link to register and enjoy your discount. 

16th Asia Oceanic Society of Regional Anaesthesia Conference & 11th Academy of Regional Anaesthesia of India National Conference - 16-18 April, 2021 - Mumbai, India