Invited Speakers

  • Bio John P Abenstein

    Mayo Clinic College, USA

    • Intraoperative Hypotension and Adverse Outcomes
    • Postoperative Delirium
  • Bio Takashi Asai

    Dokkyo Medical University Saitama Medical Center, Japan

    • Difficult Airway Management-the Current Method is not Ideal
    • Airway Management in Obese Patients
  • Bio Audrée A Bendo​


    • The Elderly Patient: Avoiding CNS Complications and Improving Brain Health
  • Manfred Blobner

    Technische Universität München, Germany

    • Neuromuscular Monitoring: Are there Advantages of Specific Techniques?
    • Reversal Agents: A Fundament of Any Management of Neuromuscular Function
  • Paul Barach


  • BioAnselm Bräuer


    • Updates on core temperature monitoring & prewarming
    • Essentials for perioperative normothermia
  • Bio Yee Eot Chee

    University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    • Anaesthesia for Liver Transplant Surgery
  • Bao-li Cheng


  • Bio Ki Jinn Chin

    University of Toronto, Canada

    • The Erector Spinae Plane and other Paraspinal Blocks other Paraspinal Blocks
    • Epidural Analgesia in Major Surgery - Still Relevant Today?
  • Bio Tae Hwan Chung

    Johns Hopkins University, USA

    • Chronic pain in patients with inflammatory myopathy
    • Chronic pain in POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) patients
  • Bio Albert Dahan

    Leiden University Medical Center, Netherland

    • Perioperative respiratory depression
  • Bio André Denault

    Montreal Heart Institute, Canada

    • Integrating cerebral and somatic oximetry : 17 years of experience in cerebral and somatic oximetry
    • Ultrasound based Intervention in the Operating Room and Intensive Care Unit
  • Synho Do


  • Bio Jörg Ender

    University of Leipzig, Germany

    • Fast Track in Cardiac Anesthesia
    • Anesthetic Management in TAVR
  • Bio Florian Falter

    Royal Papworth Hospital, UK

    • Perioperative Monitoring of High-sensitive Troponin T
    • Transplantation of Hearts after Cardiac Death
  • Bio Adrian Gelb

    University of California, USA

    • Perioperative stroke is more common than you think
    • Understanding brain relaxation and ICP – they are not the same
  • Klaus Görlinger


  • Bio Vijaya Gottumukkala


    • Preoperative evaluation and optimization. What is different in the cancer patient?
    • Perioperative care of the cancer patient: Can we influence outcomes?
    • Cancer therapies: Implications for the anesthesiologist
  • Bio Kazuyoshi Hirota

    Hirosaki University, Japan

    • Promotion of Hemodilutional Autologous Transfusion (HAT) = Acute Normovolemic Hemodilution (ANH)
  • Bio Michael G Irwin

    University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    • Does the Choice of Anaesthetic Influence Postoperative Pain?
    • The Future of Anaesthesia is Intravenous
  • Bio Jonathan S Jahr

    Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, USA

    • Red Blood Cells: Good, Bad, Ugly, and Solutions
    • an update on the Perioperative Surgical Home and an update on sugammadex
  • Bio Sibylle Kietaibl

    Evangelical Hospital, Austria

    • Individualized Management of Severe Perioperative Bleeding
    • Prophylaxis of Venous Thromboembolism
  • Bio Andrew Klein

    Royal Papworth Hospital, UK

    • Predictors of Perioperative Red Cell Transfusion
    • Death after Surgery – Who is to Blame, the Anaesthetist or the Surgeon?
  • Bio Giovanni Landoni

    Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Italy

    • Do Any Interventions Affect Mortality in Critically Ⅲ / Cardiac Surgery Patients?
    • The Effect of inotropes and vasopressors on mortality ; What is the best vasopressor and inotropic in cardiac surgery
  • Bio Suraphong Lorsomradee


    • Cardiovascular Physiology: A Simplified Clinical Approach in Anesthesia for Critically Ill Patients
  • Bio Stephen Luney


    • Various and Advanced use of Supraglottic airway dev
  • Bio M. Susan Mandell

    University of Colorado, USA

    • Early extubation in liver transplantation
    • Cardiovascular risk assessment in transplant candidates
  • Bio David Mazer

    University of Toronto, Canada

    • Restrictive vs. Liberal Red-cell Transfusion for Cardiac Surgery
    • Patient Blood Management(PBM) in Cardiac Anesthesia
  • Bio Barry McGuire

    Ninewells Hospital, UK

    • Indirect (Video) Laryngoscopy vs. Direct Laryngoscopy
    • High Flow Nasal Oxygenation
  • Bio Hiroaki Murata

    Nagasaki University, Japan

    • Anatomical considerations for ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks
  • Bio Nguyễn Thu Ngân

    Viet Duc Hospital, Vietnam

    • Jugular bulb oxygen saturation changes during surgery for severe head injured patients
  • Bio Minoru Nomura

    Tokyo Women's Medical University, Japan

    • Training and Board Certification of Perioperative TEE in Japan
  • Bio Ernesto A Pretto JR

    University of Miami, USA

    • Multi-visceral Transplantation: Evolution and Clinical Challenges
  • Raveenthiran-Rasiah


    • The advantages and disadvantages of labor epidural analgesia
    • The difference forms and drug regimes used in labor analgesia.
    • The use of the newer computerized methods of drug delivery
  • Bio Tetsuro Sakai

    University of Pittsburgh, USA

    • ERAS live liver donor management
    • Invasive monitor complications during liver transplantation
    • Initiation of ERAS at an academic center - UPMC Experience
    • What is Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH)?
  • Bio Shinichi Sakura

    Shimane University School of Medicine, Japan

    • Continuous peripheral nerve blocks for upper limb: Good, bad and ugly Participants are expected to learn:
    • Peripheral nerve blocks for total knee arthroplasty? Participants are expected to learn:
  • Bio Aryeh Shander

    Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, USA

    • PBM as the Standard of Care
    • Patient Optimization: Blood, Oxygen and Fluids
  • Bio Fred Shapiro


    • Safety in Office Based Surgery and Anesthesia: The past, present and future
  • Ina Ismiarti Shariffuddin


  • Bio Saket Singh

    Allegheny General Hospital, USA

    • Is minimally invasive approach to Mitral valve repair better? Examining the challenges and evidence
    • An opportunity for anesthesiologists that can disrupt health care delivery- Perioperative Medicine
  • Bio Nikolaos J Skubas

    Cleveland Clinic, USA

    • Myocardial Velocities: Clinical Applications for the Perioperative Physician
    • Speckle Tracking: Pixels for Systolic Function and Outcomes
  • Bio Peter Slinger

    Toronto General Hospital, Canada

    • Lung Isolation in the Patient with a Difficult Airway
    • Update on the Management of One-lung Ventilation
  • Bio Kathirvel Subramaniam

    University of Pittsburgh, USA

    • Role of echocardiography in heart and lung transplantations
    • Management of pulmonary hypertension in thoracic organ transplant recipients
  • Bio Suwannee Suraseranivongse

    Mahidol University, Thailand

    • Strategies to improve postoperative pain control in children: Path of sustainable success
  • Bio Mark Taylor

    Cleveland Clinic, USA

    • Aortic Stenosis- Echocardiographic Quantification of Difficult Subgroups
    • Perioperative Management of RV Failure and PA Hypertension
  • Hiroaki Toyama

    Tohoku University, Japan

    • Anesthetic Management of Lung Transplantation Based on the Cardiac, Pulmonary Capillary and Lymphatic Functions
  • Bio Keisuke Nakazawa

    Tokyo Women's Medical University, Japan

    • Why PoCUS? Point of Care Ultrasound for anesthesiologists
  • Bio Christopher A Troianos

    Cleveland Clinic, USA

    • Challenges of an Aging Population in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
    • Ultrasound Guided Vascular Acces
  • Mei-Yung Tsou


  • Bio Hideaki Tsuchida

    Kanazawa Medical University, Japan

    • Problems in Geriatric Anesthesia
  • Bio Ban C H Tsui

    Stanford University,USA

    • Ultrasound for airway and diaphragm
    • Continuous catheter techniques in regional anesthesia
  • Hironobu Ueshima

    Showa University, Japan

    • Up to data supraglottic airway devices
  • BioSheng Wang

    Guangdong Cardiovascular Institute,Guangzhou,CHINA

    • The usage of TEE in pediatric cardiac surgery by anesthesiologist
    • To diagnosis and make decision during operation
    • To know the risk of TEE in pediatric cases
  • Zhiping Wang


  • BioLaurence Weinberg


    • Defending pressure and flow: when, why, and how?
    • From a team of experts to an expert team
  • Bio Timothy Wigmore

    Royal Marsden Hospital, UK

    • Does Propofol based anaesthesia offer better outcomes for cancer patients?
    • Multi-disciplinary approach to decision making in Cancer Surgery
  • Bio Patrick Wong


    • Low skill fibreoptic intubation (LSFOI) in the obstetric airway
    • Problems in anaesthesia for large retrosternal goiter surgery
  • Rick Wu


    • Describe the mechanism of cancer metastasis
    • Explain possible mechanisms on how anesthetics can intervene with cancer metastasis
    • Know current evidence of anesthetic protection in cancer metastasis
  • Yong Chow Yen


  • Bio Jin Zhou

    Northeast International Hospital, China

    • The important measure of perioperative medicine-- Optimized analgesic management
  • Bio Laurence Weinberg


  • BioJie ZHANG


    • The blood conservative methods that can be used during caesarean section
    • The benefits and possible complications of using intraoperative blood conservative methods during caesarean section.
  • Tao Zhu


Dr.Andrew Klein Royal Papworth Hospital, UK

Andrew Klein is a Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist at Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Anaesthesia, and is on the Board and Council of the Association of Anaesthetists. He is an examiner at the Royal College of Anaesthetists in London for the Final FRCA, and sits on the Board and Council of the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA). He is also a member of the research committee for the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA). His main research area is pre-operative anaemia and the effects of iron replacement therapy. He is the Chair of two current Working Parties updating the national Guidelines for Cell Salvage and for the Management of Jehovah’s Witnesses patients undergoing surgery.

Adrian Gelb University of California, USA

Adrian W Gelb MBChB, FRCPC, FRCA is Distinguished Professor (emeritus) in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, University of California San Francisco (UCSF). He was the Vice Chair of the UCSF Anesthesia Department (2004-2011). Prior to that he was the Anesthesia Chair at Western University in Canada.
Professor Gelb has served as a leader in multiple national and international Anesthesia Societies having been the President of 3 societies. He is currently the Secretary of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) and past chair of the Safety and Quality of Practice Committee.
He is the author of >300 publications including 5 books. He has given > 350 invited lectures that include 16 named lectureships. He is an honorary professor at 3 universities.

Albert Dahan Leiden University Medical Center, Netherland

Dr. Dahan graduated from the Free University in Amsterdam (MD) and Leiden University (PhD). He is head of Research at the Department of Anesthesiology and full professor of anesthesiology at Leiden University. He founded and heads the Anesthesia & Pain Research Unit at Leiden University Medical Center, since 1995, a non-profit academic institute that performs outcome research in anesthesia and pain management aimed at improvement of care in anesthesia and pain treatment and the wide distribution of gained knowledge, in close cooperation with non-academic partners. Prof Dahan published some 370 peer reviewed papers on topics related to the control of breathing, opioid pharmacology, ketamine pk and pd, and use of deep neuromuscular block. He currently supervises the anesthesia graduate school with some 20 phd students.

André Denault Montreal Heart Institute, Canada

André Denault is an academic-physician with special interests in ultrasound. His medical qualifications and specialties include internal medicine (1991), critical care medicine (1993) and anesthesia (1996). In 2010 he completed a PhD in biomedical Science at the University of Montreal. He has advanced certification in National Board in Echocardiography in perioperative transesophageal echocardiography and the American College Chest Physician certification in critical care ultrasound. Dr Denault has written more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, 46 book chapters and 3 textbooks on perioperative transesophageal and critical care ultrasound. The 2nd edition TEE Multimedia Manual in 2010 was nominated by the British Medical Association as one of the top five cardiology books of the year in 2011.
He has been invited as speaker in local, national and international meeting. He won several teaching awards. He currently works as a cardiac anesthesiologist and intensivist at the Montreal Heart Institute and as a general intensivist at the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal in Canada. Major interest includes right ventricular function, brain and somatic oximetry and bedside whole-body ultrasound

Aryeh Shander Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, USA

Aryeh Shander, M.D., FCCM, FCCP, is the Emeritus Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Pain Management and Hyperbaric Medicine at Englewood Hospital & Medical Center in Englewood, NJ. He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine & Surgery at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City and Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Shander is the Executive Medical Director of The Institute for Patient Blood Management and Bloodless Medicine and Surgery at Englewood Hospital. Dr. Shander also serves as the Clinical Research Director for TEAMHealth Anesthesia

Dr. Shander lectures nationally and internationally on a variety of topics related to anesthesiology, critical care medicine, and patient blood management, notably, blood conservation in medical and surgical patients, volume resuscitation, management of anemia, perfusion techniques, novel hemostatic agents, and artificial blood. His publications have appeared in several prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals including American Journal of Hematology, American Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology Clinics of North America, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Artificial cells, blood substitutes, and immobilization biotechnology, Best Practice & Research in Clinical Anaesthesiology, British Journal of Anaesthesia, British Journal of Hospital Medicine, Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Chest, Clinics of Anesthesia, Critical Care Clinics, Critical Care Medicine, Current Opinion in Hematology, Hematology Journal, JAMA, Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, Journal of extra-corporeal technology, Journal of Surgical Education, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Lancet, Nature Clinical Practice: Cardiovascular Medicine. Obstetrics & Gynecology, Patient Safety in Surgery, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pharmacotherapy, Seminars in Cardiothoracic & Vascular Anesthesia, Surgery, Surgical Infections, Transfusion, Transfusion Alternatives in Transfusion Medicine, Transfusion & Apheresis Science, Vascular, and Vox Sanguinis. He is currently serving as a member of Editorial Board of the Transfusion journal and Contagion and supplement editor for the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia.

He is the author/editor of multiple book chapters and contributes to textbooks on blood management, such as Perioperative Transfusion Medicine 2nd Edition (2006) by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Perioperative Blood Management: A Physician’s Handbook, 1st Edition (2006) and 2nd Edition (2009) by American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) and Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM), Basics of Blood Management 1st Edition (2007) by Blackwell, and Health Care Costs: Causes, Effects and Control (2009) by Nova Science Publishers. Dr. Shander is a reviewer for the journals Critical Care Medicine, Anesthesiology, Anesthesia and Analgesia, and Transfusion among others.

He serves as Past President for the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM) and is a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine and the American College of Chest Physicians. Dr. Shander is a founding member of the Board of Directors and was a Past President for National Anemia Action Council (NAAC). Dr. Shander is also a founding member and President-Elect of the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (SOCCA) formerly, ASCCA where he serves on committees, both locally and nationally, and in addition, is a member of the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) where he served as Chair of Committee on Patient Blood Management. In 1997 Dr. Shander was recognized by Time magazine as one of America's "Heroes of Medicine." Dr. Shander is the Executive Medical Director of the Institute for Patient Blood Management & Blood Medicine and Surgery at Englewood Hospital, which under his direction, received the NJBIZ Magazine’s 2010 Healthcare Hero Award. In 2015, Dr. Shander was the recipient of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Foundation’s highest honor, the Touchstone Award, in recognition of his commitment to EHMC.

Dr. Shander received his medical degree from the University Of Vermont College Of Medicine in Burlington and completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York, where he also served as Chief Resident. Additional postgraduate training included a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine and a residency in Anesthesiology, both at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Shander is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Anesthesiology and Hyperbaric Medicine.

Barry McGuire Ninewells Hospital, UK

Barry McGuire is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Scotland. He trained in anaesthesia in the Scotland and Australia and has particular interest in anaesthesia for Head and Neck surgery, advanced airway management, paediatric anaesthesia and critical incident reporting.

Barry is the current Honorary Secretary of DAS and founded the Scottish Airway Group.

Barry has published on airway management and has spoken at national and international meetings.

However, his real passion involves two wheels.

Christopher A Troianos Cleveland Clinic, USA

Christopher A Troianos, MD, FASE is Professor and Chair of the Anesthesiology Institute of the Cleveland Clinic and Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. The Anesthesiology Institute at Cleveland Clinic unites all anesthesiology providers in general anesthesiology, cardiothoracic anesthesiology, pain medicine, pediatric & congenital cardiac anesthesiology, critical care medicine, regional (community) practice, outcomes research, education, and more than 15 subspecialized sections within one fully integrated model of care.

Dr. Troianos received a Bachelor of Science degree with University Honors in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University and his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed a residency in anesthesiology, followed by a cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is board-certified in anesthesiology, a senior oral board examiner with the American Board of Anesthesiology, and a fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography.

Dr. Troianos has earned a national and international reputation as a cardiac anesthesiologist and participated on several national task forces that required collaboration among multispecialty societies to develop practice guidelines. He was part of the original task force that developed training guidelines in perioperative TEE and subsequently quality improvement guidelines in perioperative TEE. He was the lead author for the SCA/ASE’s practice guidelines for ultrasound guided vascular access. He has shared his expertise in numerous peer-reviewed publications, authored the anesthesiology textbook, “Anesthesia for the Cardiac Patient.”, and has been an invited speaker to national and international scientific educational conferences. His experience with graduate medical education spans two decades, having served as a Residency Program at two institutions, and as Chair of the Graduate Medical Education Committee at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Dr. Troianos is currently serving as President of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA), 2017-19. He also serves as the Secretary/Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the National Board of Echocardiography, which develops certification examinations and recognizes physicians who fulfill the requirements for board certification in echocardiography. Dr. Troianos has served as the Chair of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) Economics Committee in the past and is currently the Chair of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA’s) Committee on Economics. This committee focuses on ensuring fair payment from all payers for anesthesiology services, and is one of the most important committees of the ASA for its work on a national level.

David Mazer University of Toronto, Canada

David Mazer, M.D. is a Professor in the Departments of Anesthesia and Physiology at the University of Toronto. He received his medical training at the University of Saskatchewan (MD 1978) and worked as a family physician in Inuvik NWT (north of the arctic circle), Whakatane New Zealand, and Cudworth Saskatchewan before attending the University of Toronto to complete his residency in Anesthesia (FRCPC 1985). He subsequently completed his fellowship training in cardiovascular anesthesia research at the University of California San Francisco and has been actively engaged in clinical practice and research in Cardiac anesthesia and critical care since 1987. He has been Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, Coordinator of Critical Care and Medical Director of CVICU at St. Michael's Hospital, and Vice-Chair for Research for the Department of Anesthesia at the University of Toronto. He currently is Chair of the Research Ethics Board of St. Michael’s Hospital. Dr. Mazer’s translational research has focused on improving the practice of Cardiac Anesthesia. His research program focuses on perioperative blood conservation, cardiac physiology and perioperative organ protection. He has co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, including practice guidelines and position statements related to perioperative transfusion and hemostasis from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. He was a lead anesthesia investigator in the BART trial and is the principal investigator for TRICS III, a global study of transfusion triggers in cardiac surgery.

Florian Falter Royal Papworth Hospital, UK

Dr Florian Falter has been a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge for the past 17 years. Papworth is the biggest cardiac unit in the UK, with a busy surgical heart failure program including transplantation and mechanical assist therapy. It is also one of 5 centres for the advanced therapy of respiratory failure.

After numerous clinical and managerial on a local and national level Florian has more recently developed an interest in efficiency in healthcare. He has established a successful program of fast-tracking cardiac surgical patients and is involved in establishing a peri-operative medicine program in cardiac surgery. His interest in lean but safe practice has led to a successful co-operation with the London campus of the ESCP business school. He regularly takes in MBA students as interns and supervises company projects.

Florian’s research interest centres on cardiopulmonary bypass as well as point of care testing in anaesthesia. He holds a visiting professorship at Columbia University in New York and is a lecturer at the University of Bristol.

Florian regularly lectures nationally and internationally and is the author of numerous papers, book chapters as well as three textbooks. He chairs the Networking World Anesthesia Convention (NWAC), the world’s largest independent CME event in anaesthesia.

In his spare time he enjoys diving and works as a scuba diving instructor.

Giovanni Landoni Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Italy

Prof Giovanni Landoni, MD, earned his degrees in Milan University and is currently Associate Professor at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, where he works as head of research in the department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care of San Raffaele Scientific Institute.

He was (2012-2017) the Italian member of the Representative Council of EACTA (European Association of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologists)

His strong clinical and research interests in intensive care and anesthesia has resulted in more than 350 publications in international indexed journals. He participated to 45 randomized controlled trials.

Hiroaki Toyama Tohoku University, Japan

Hironobu Ueshima Showa University, Japan

John P Abenstein Mayo Clinic College, USA

J.P. Abenstein, M.S.E.E., M.D. is a Consultant in Anesthesiology, an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, and on the faculty in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Mayo Clinic. Prior to joining the staff at Mayo, Dr. Abenstein was an anesthesiologist in the United States Navy, and was deployed with the U.S. Marines on the USS Tarawa on Surgical Team 9. He has chaired Mayo’s Capital Equipment Committee, Acute Care Monitoring Committee, and Workstation Oversight Group. Currently, he is the Chair of the Medical Equipment Technology Standardization Group. He has been a long-standing member of the MN Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical Policy Committee and the State of Minnesota’s Medical Education and Research Costs Committee. He also chaired Minnesota’s Health Technology Advisory Committee. He was ASA’s President in 2015 and remains active in organized medicine. Dr. Abenstein received his engineering degrees from Duke University and the University of Wisconsin. He received his medical degree from Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, completed his Residency and Fellowship in Cardiac Anesthesiology at Chicago’s Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, and is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Abenstein and his wife, Sandra, live in Oronoco, Minnesota. They have two adult children.

Jonathan S Jahr Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, USA

Dr. Jahr has been at the forefront the conduct of definitive preclinical and clinical studies involving the application of hemoglobin based oxygen carriers in the treatment of hemorrhage and orthopedic surgery. He is the world’s foremost expert in the use of advanced diagnostic techniques in the study of the impact of volumizing fluids and HBOCs on coagulapathy, and related thrombin and platelet function. He has served as principal investigator in Phase I trials of Alliance Corporations’ Perflubon™, Phase II trials of Hemosol’s Hemolink™, and Phase II and Phase III trials of Biopure’s HemoPure™ product. Dr. Jahr has previously studied OxyVita®’s impact on coagulapathy in ex vivo studies and reported his findings in the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, Vol 22:1, 34-39 (February, 2008). Throughout his extraordinary professional career, Dr. Jahr has been interested in the use of resuscitative fluids, blood transfusions, and intervention in the treatment of severe trauma, and the clinical efficacy of the use of blood substitutes, including perfluorocarbon technologies and hemoglobin based oxygen carriers to reduce the need for blood transfusions in clinical practice. He has been the principal investigator in over 30 clinical trials, has published over 150 studies, abstracts, review articles and case studies. He has served on the editorial review boards of Anesthesiology Review, American Journal of Anesthesiology, American Journal of Therapeutics, Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Journal of Clinical Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, American Journal of Physiology: Hear and Circulatory Physiology, Hematological, Anesthesiology, British Journal of Anesthesiology, and Vascular Pharmacology, and regularly lectures on issues regarding anesthesiology, oxygen therapeutics, and the management of blood products in surgical operations. Dr. Jahr received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Hamilton College, Clinton, NY Cum Laude, and with Honors, and his medical degree from New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY.

Kazuyoshi Hirota Hirosaki University, Japan

Kazuyoshi Hirota, MD, PhD, FRCA is Vice-Dean of Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine, Professor and Chairman of Department of Anesthesiology in the Graduate School of Medicine and Deputy-Director of the University Hospital.

Professor Kazuyoshi Hirota entered Department of Anesthesiology and also Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine, April 1986. He received his PhD from Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine in March 1990. Subsequently, he became an Instructor of Department of Anesthesiology in Hiroskai University Hospital. He went to University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology from July 1993 to June 1994, and also to Leicester University as an Honorary Clinical Fellow of Anaesthesia Department from June 1995 to May 1996. He became an Assistant Professor of Department of Anesthesiology in Hirosaki University Hospital. Then, he promoted to be a Professor and Chairman of Department of Anesthesiology in Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine. He has also been Vice-Dean of the Graduate School of Medicine since February 2012 and Deputy-Director of the University Hospital since April 2018.

He has more than 180 publications of original articles, review article and clinical reports being published in the English peer reviewed journals (e.g. Anesthesiology, British Journal of Anaesthesia, Anesthesia and Analgesia, Anaesthesia, Critical Care Medicine, British Journal of Pharmacology, Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology, British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Neuroscience, Brain Research, Journal of Gastroenterology, Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and etc.) covering research fields of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology. His main research interests are mechanism of general anesthesia, effects of anesthetic agents and vasoactive agents on airway smooth muscle tone, clinical research regarding total intravenous anesthesia, regional anesthesia, pain and biomarkers, efficacy of perioperative H2 blockers and PPI. His research has been supported mainly with grants-in-aid for scientific research from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and Hirosaki University.

He annually reviews about 100 scientific papas of peer reviewed journals such as British Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal of Anesthesia, JA Clinical Reports, etc because he was Editorial Board Member of British Journal of Anaesthesia till December 2015, and is now Editorial Board members of Journal of Anesthesia (former Editor-in-Chief, now Section Editor) and JA Clinical Reports (Editor-in-Chief). He is a grant reviewer for the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan, the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia in the UK and the Hong Kong Research Grants Council in China. He has been supervising more than 20 PhD/MD students.

He is a Fellow of Royal College of Anaesthetists elected (UK), active member of Association of University Anesthesiologists (USA). He is an Chief of Publication Committee in Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists, Councilor of Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists, Councilor of Japan Society for Clinical Anesthesia, Councilor, Japan Society of Pain Clinicians, Director of Japan Society of Circulation Control in Medicine, Director, Japanese Society for Intravenous Anesthesia, Director of Japanese Society of Regional Anesthesia, and an experts committee member of Research Center for Science Systems in the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Ki Jinn Chin University of Toronto, Canada

Ki Jinn Chin, FRCPC, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesia at the University of Toronto, and is also the Fellowship Coordinator and Regional Anesthesia Program Director at the Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada. He graduated from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, U.K., completed anesthesiology training in in Singapore, and completed neuroanesthesia and regional anesthesia fellowship training at the University of Western Ontario and Toronto Western Hospital respectively. He is a well-published and internationally-recognized expert in regional anesthesia, with an academic focus on ultrasound-guided truncal and central neuraxial blocks.

Manfred Blobner Technische Universität München, Germany

Michael G Irwin University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Michael G Irwin, MB ChB, MD, FRCA, FCAI, FANZCA, FHKAM, is Professor and Head, Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Hong Kong, Chief of Service in Anaesthesia and Critical Care at Gleneagles Hospital. Past President of the Society of Anaesthetists of Hong Kong and of the Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiology, where he is also a member of the education and examination committees. Prof. Irwin has published over 260 articles in peer reviewed scientific journals (h index 39) and is a regular invited journal reviewer. He is an editor of Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine, Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy and senior editor of the HK Medical Journal. He is on the Faculty of Evidence Based Perioperative Medicine (EBPOM) and was Chairman of the organising committee for the World Congress of Anaesthesia 2016. Research interests include intravenous anaesthesia, pharmacology, acute pain management and organ preconditioning.

Minoru Nomura Tokyo Women's Medical University, Japan

The president of Japanese Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologist The Vice director of Tokyo Women`s Medical University

Nikolaos J Skubas Cleveland Clinic, USA

Nikolaos J Skubas Clinical and academic anesthesiologist, in practice since 1996. Having spent 15 years at Weill Cornell Medical College, NY, I relocated to Cleveland, OH, where I am the Chairman of the Dpt of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesiology at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, which is ranked first in heart care for 23 consecutive years. I am Executive Section Editor in Anesthesia & Analgesia, handling manuscripts related to cardiovascular medicine, education and perioperative echocardiography and Associate Editor in Anesthesiology. I am the outgoing Chair of the Fellowship Advisory Committee of American Society of Echocardiography and a member of the writing committee for the Basic Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Examination by the National Board of Echocardiography. Married to Evangelia and father of three children, I am an avid reader of fiction novels, like to travel and cook.

Peter Slinger Toronto General Hospital, Canada

Peter Slinger, Biosketch: Professor of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, member of the Anesthesia Staff Toronto General Hospital. Area of interest: Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery, with specific interests in pre-operative assessment, management of one-lung anesthesia, peri-operative lung injury and trans-esophageal echocardiography. Has edited, authored and co-authored numerous texts, articles and chapters relating to Thoracic Anesthesia. Associate Editor for Thoracic Anesthesia, Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. Chair CPD Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

Sibylle Kietaibl Evangelical Hospital, Austria

After completing her medical studies at the University of Vienna in 1991, she was trained at the Department of Anaesthesiology, General Intensive Care and Pain Management at the Vienna Medical University, Austria. She became Professor in Anaesthesiology in 2000 and Chairwoman of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care at the Evangelic Hospital Vienna, Austria in 2008. Dr. Kietaibl was president of the Austrian Society of Anaesthesiology (ÖGARI) 2011-2013, was chairperson of Subcommittee 6 Transfusion & Haemostasis of the European Society of Anaesthesiologists (ESA) 2010-2012. Currently she is member of the Austrian Task Force on Perioperative Bleeding Management of the ÖGARI, member of the Guidelines Committee of the ESA, and Austrian delegate at the European Board of Anaesthesiology (EBA), standing committee patient safety. She coordinated the ESA guidelines on the management of severe perioperative bleeding published 2013 and the update 2017. She is co-worker of the ESA guidelines on regional anaesthesia under anticoagulation and perioperative venous thromboprophylaxis. Dr. Kietaibl coordinated the multidisciplinary Austrian guidelines on preoperative patient evaluation (Bundesqualitätsleitlinie) 2013, on patient blood management (Qualitätsstandard) 2017, and a national guidance on the management of patients with hip-near fractures while on oral anticoagulants (klinischer Pfad) 2014 and 2016. She implemented many recommendations into applications for smartphones. Her major research interests are perioperative bleeding management, volume replacement, and postoperative pain. In 2009 she launched an innovative multi-media e-learning platform including modules with European CME accreditation. She lectures at the Sigmund Freud Privatuniversität since foundation of the School of Medicine in 2016. Since 2015 she holds certified programmes at the Danube University Krems for international postgraduate participants and started a Master of Science-course in Patient Blood Management in autumn 2017. She wrote more than 100 peer reviewed articles and 30 chapters in national and international textbooks, published with the last name Kozek-Langenecker until marriage in summer 2017.

Suwannee Suraseranivongse Mahidol University, Thailand

- Professor of Anesthesiology
- Deputy Dean
- M.D., M.Sc.(Clinical epidemiology), Dip.Thai Board of Anesthesiology
- Area of Interest : Education, Pain measurement, Pediatric anesthesia

Tae Hwan Chung Johns Hopkins University, USA

Dr. Tae Hwan Chung is an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and neurology at Johns Hopkins. His areas of training and expertise include neuromuscular disorders and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Thanks to his diverse background, Dr. Chung is uniquely positioned to diagnose and treat a variety of neuromuscular conditions and pathology by using electrodiagnostic procedures and immune and rehabilitative treatments. Dr. Chung is particularly interested in rehabilitative treatments and therapeutic exercise for various neuromuscular diseases, such as myositis, peripheral neuropathy and motor neuron diseases.

Dr. Chung runs a multidisciplinary rehabilitation clinic with the Johns Hopkins neuromuscular rehabilitation team, which he helped develop with physical, occupational and speech therapists, who are dedicated to helping patients with rare neuromuscular diseases.

Takashi Asai Dokkyo Medical University Saitama Medical Center, Japan

Professor Takashi Asai, graduated at a Japanese university (Ksansai Medical University) in 1987, and obtained doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree at a British medical university (University of Wales College of Medicine (currently Cardiff University)) in 1997, is a professor of a Japanese university (Dokkyo Medical university), as well as an international societies of anaesthesia (Difficult airway society) faculty professor. His area of interests includes airway management, gut function, statistical analysis, ethics, and medical history. He is an editor of several journals (including British Journal of Anaesthesia), and has published more than 500 articles and textbooks, and has given lectures more than 150 times.

Timothy Wigmore Royal Marsden Hospital, UK

Tim Wigmore is a consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive care medicine and Clinical Lead for Critical Care at the Royal Marsden Hospital, a tertiary oncology referral centre in London. He spent his undergraduate years at Cambridge and Oxford before commencing Anaesthesia training on the Imperial Rotation. His interest in ICM was stimulated by the Australian axis at St Marys and he subsequently spent 3 years in Sydney, gaining fellowship of the Australian College of Intensive Care before returning to the UK. He is widely published in both anaesthesia and ICM, and has research interests in the care of haemato-oncology patients in the ICU and on the effects of anaesthesia on the long term outcome of cancer patients, in particular the effects of TIVA. He is a founder member of the global onco-anaesthesia collaborative, an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Intensive Care and Chair of the North West London Critical Care Network.

Mark A. Taylor Cleveland Clinic, USA

Dr. Taylor is the Chair of Surgical Operations at the Cleveland Clinic. In this role, he provides oversight and management of over 230 operating and procedural areas for the Cleveland Clinic Enterprise. Prior to leading Surgical Operations, Dr. Taylor was the Chairman of the Regional Practice Anesthesia at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Taylor is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Previously, Dr. Taylor was a Clinical Associate Professor at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Taylor is Board certified in both Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, and is certified in Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography. Dr. Taylor is recognized expert in Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography and is actively involved in education and speaks nationally and internationally at a variety of medical society meetings. He is actively involved in the American Society of Anesthesiologist, the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesia, National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Society of Echocardiography and serves on numerous committees within these societies. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesia.

Saket Singh Allegheny General Hospital, USA

Dr. Singh received his graduate medical education from Temple University School of Medicine and completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic anesthesiology at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Singh has held numerous leadership roles like chair for quality and safety, has published many articles in the field of cardiothoracic anesthesiology and is an oral board examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is also board member of Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists, served as an associate residency program director, associate cardiothoracic anesthesia fellowship director and written book chapters. He continues to passionately champion for patient centered, customized, redesign of care by adoption of population health management through perioperative medicine.

Ban C H Tsui Stanford University,USA

Dr. Ban Tsui completed his medical training at Dalhousie University, Halifax, in 1995 after obtaining his Masters of Science in Pharmacy in 1991. These degrees followed a Diploma in Engineering and Bachelors of Science in both Mathematics and Pharmacy. Dr. Tsui completed his anesthesia residency training at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton in 2000, and he received further experience in pediatric anesthesia at British Columbia Children's Hospital in Vancouver. After 16 years of practice at the University of Alberta Hospital and Stollery Children’s Hospital, Dr. Tsui was recruited to Stanford University.

Currently, Dr. Tsui is a Medical Center Line (MCL) Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford University. In his position as an adult and pediatric anesthesiologist at the Stanford University Medical Center and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, he specializes in regional anesthesia techniques.

Dr. Tsui is an avid and internationally recognized researcher in many areas of regional anesthesia. During his residency, Dr. Tsui developed an interest in improving the accuracy of epidural catheter placement and was issued a U.S. patent in relation to his research. Dr. Tsui has expanded his research into the use of ultrasound in regional anesthesia, with particular relevance to peripheral nerve block performance. Dr. Tsui is also responsible for development of the E-Catheter catheter-over-needle kit for use during peripheral nerve blocks. The primary objective of his research is to transform regional anesthesia from an “art” into a reliable and reproducible “science” by further exploring the basic scientific and clinical aspects of electrophysiological signal monitoring and integrating this with the latest advances in ultrasound.

Dr. Tsui has received the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) Clinical Scholar award and has previously received research awards and grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society, AHFMR, and University of Alberta. In 2015, a prestigious award, the CAS Research Recognition Award, was presented by the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society to Dr. Tsui "in recognition of significant research contributions to regional anesthesia, acute pain management and pediatric anesthesia in Canada and around the world"

Ernesto A Pretto JRUniversity of Miami, USA

Ernesto A Pretto JR. M.D., M.P.H. (Epidemiology) is currently Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology and former Chief, Division of Solid Organ Transplant and Vascular Anesthesia, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Pretto is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiologists with Special Qualifications in Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Pretto’s research has covered a wide range of fields in clinical medicine, public health, as well as basic science research in nanotechnology. He is a recognized international leader in the fields of clinical organ transplantation and emergency public health research. He holds a United States Patent entitled: ‘stable liquid formulations of volatile gas anesthetics’. He is President and Founder of the Society for the Advancement of Transplant Anesthesia (SATA) ( – (

Dr. Pretto has published numerous articles on the anesthetic management of organ transplantation and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford textbook of Transplant Anaesthesia and Critical Care: The Scientific Basis of Perioperative Transplant Care (, which was published in 2015 and was the first scholarly and comprehensive textbook in the field of Transplant Anesthesia and Intensive Care.

Current research is on the development of ultra stable nano-emulsified formulations of volatile anesthetics for novel clinical applications. This research is in collaboration with the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine ( He is also working on the development of transdermal fuel cell based biosensors to detect volatile anesthetic compounds, in collaboration with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Florida International University

Keisuke Nakazawa Tokyo Women's Medical University, Japan

Patrick Wong

He trained at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital, London, as an anaesthetic registrar. He specializes in difficult airway management, including a fellowship in head & neck anaesthesia at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, and then as a consultant at St George’s Hospital, London (11 years) and at Singapore General Hospital (from 2014). He has been an invited speaker on airway management at various national and international conferences, and has published articles, reviews and a book chapter on the subject.

Fred Shapiro

. Fred E. Shapiro, D.O., FASA is Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Dept of Anesthesia Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Boston, MA. With a strong interest and reputation nationally in patient safety and education, he created the first Harvard Medical School Office- based anesthesia CME Course , The Manual of Office Based Anesthesia Procedures and wrote the ASA seminal CME article on Office Based Anesthesia Safety and Outcomes. He was recently reappointed Chair, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Committee on Patient Safety and Education (6 years), member ASA Committees on Standards and Practice Parameters, Ambulatory Surgical Services, Communications, ASA Educational Track Subcommittees on Ambulatory Anesthesia and Professional Issues, CMS credentialed Surveyor for the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), Past President Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists and member of the Academy of Medical Educators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is Immediate Past President of the Suffolk District, Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) , Vice Chair , MMS Interspecialty Commiittee , member of MMS Professional Liability , Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts Peer Review , Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Credentialing , and Quality and Safety Committee , Department of Anesthesia, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is certified representative ,Organized Medical Staff Section (OMSS) of American Medical Association- (AMA) for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He was recently appointed to The Joint Commission (TJC) Technical Advisory Panel to develop a National Patient Safety Goal for Reducing Harm from Anticoagulant Therapy. He represents anesthesiology in the HMS interprofessional curriculum incorporating quality and safety projects from surgical, anesthesia and nursing specialties. In Nov 2017, he was awarded the FASA designation, ASA’s highest acknowledgment recognizing years of dedication to exceptional education, leadership and commitment to the specialty. In Nov 2018, he was chosen to represent ASA as invited patient safety expert lecturer at KoreAnesthesia in Seoul, Korea.

In 2009,he co-founded The Institute for Safety in Office Based Surgery (, an independent, multidisciplinary, non-profit organization to promote patient safety in office based surgery through scholarship, patient and physician education. He created The ISOBS office based surgical safety checklist for practitioners, adopted as a resource for the American Academy of Healthcare Risk Management and The ISOBS Patient Checklist, featured in the July 2016 Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare (HPHC) subscriber newsletter HPHC website and in 2018,created The ISOBS Office- Based Emergency Manual, endorsed by ASA/IHI officially added to EMIC website :

In 2017, he co -founded, The Incubator for Patient Safety & Outcomes (IPSO) The institute’s mission is to empower patients with patient safety through innovative research, strategic partnerships, and patient safety outreach tools.

Audrée A Bendo​

. Dr. Bendo is a Distinguished Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY. She is nationally and internationally recognized in the field of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology. She has chaired several committees for the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists (NYSSA) and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). Prior to becoming the Scientific Program Chair for PGA 70 in 2016 and PGA 71 in 2017, Dr. Bendo was the Annual Meeting Chair for the ASA’s 2013 meeting in San Francisco, California. Dr. Bendo is currently the General Chair for the NYSSA’s annual meeting, PGA 72, and she chairs the ASA’s Committee for International Collaboration.

Dr. Bendo received the Distinguished Teacher Award from the Society of Neurosurgical Anesthesia and Critical Care in 2004 and the New York State Chancellor’s Award for Professional Service in 2009. In May of 2013, she was awarded the New York State Chancellor’s Distinguished Service Professorship. Dr. Bendo has served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology since 2003 and remains clinically active in the operating room where she teaches and mentors students and residents in anesthesiology.

Nguyễn Thu Ngân Viet Duc Hospital, Vietnam

. Cardiovascular and Urgency Surgery Anaethesiologist, Senior, at Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Viet Duc Hospital from 2014 to 2017
- Participating in the group’ s transplatation of Viet Duc hospital, one of the most famous surgery hospital in the North Vietnam 2013 to now
- PhD candidate of Hanoi Medical University, “Evaluating the change of hemodynamic and the effectiveness of the goal treatment in the elderly patients spinal anesthesia for the hip replacement surgery.” from 2017 to now
- Research in patients with severe head injury
+ Jugular bulb oxygen saturation changes during surgery for severe head injured patients
+ Correlation between preoperative jugular venous oxygen saturation (SjvO2 ) and prognostic factors in patients with severe head injury
- Learning the ERAS – Enhanced Recovery After Surgery in Melbourne, Australia (09-2016)
- Participate an Advanced Course in Medical Education – a scholarship’s HOC MAI, the Australia Vietnam Medical Foundation – at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia (06- 07/ 2015)

Tetsuro Sakai University of Pittsburgh, USA

After becoming a board certified cardiovascular surgeon in Japan and completing fellowship training at Toronto General Hospital, Dr. Sakai worked as a visiting instructor of thoracic organ transplantation surgery at UPMC from 1999 to 2001. Upon completing his anesthesiology residency in 2005, he joined the faculty and joined the hepatic transplantation anesthesiology team. He pursues research interests in clinical care, basic research, and education. Dr. Sakai has been elected to the Association of University Anesthesiologists (2013), and was promoted to Professor (2014), and appointed as the inaugural Director of Scholarly Development (2014). Nationally, Dr. Sakai is Secretary of the Society for the Advancement of Transplant Anesthesia (SATA), Chair-designate of Research Committee of Society of Education in Anesthesia (SEA), and Associate Editor of Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia (SCVA).

Currently as Director of the resident research rotation, he focuses on resident research education and has built up a system to facilitate resident scholarly participation and productivity. As a member of the transplant anesthesiology team, he is interested in improving intraoperative management of liver/small bowel/multivisceral transplant patients. Dr. Sakai is also interested in system-based practice management and using quality improvement information in a simulation center setting to improve patient safety.

Vijaya Gottumukkala

Dr. Gottumukkala is a Professor of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He has over 30 years of experience in clinical anesthesiology and has practiced in India, UK, Canada and the US. He is the Deputy Chairman of the department, Program Director of Cancer Anesthesia Fellowship and Director of the Program for Advancement of Perioperative Cancer Care. In addition, he Is the institutional co-lead for Enhanced Recovery. He started an international collaborative of Anesthesia leaders from key cancer institutions around the world to advance perioperative cancer care. Dr. Gottumukkala serves on the Executive Committee for multiple national and international professional bodies and societies, and has lectured extensively at state, national and international meetings on enhanced recovery, postoperative outcomes and patient centered perioperative care.

Hiroaki Murata

Dr. Murata is an Associate Professor of Department of Anesthesiology, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Nagasaki, Japan. He graduated from Nagoya University School of Medicine in 1998. His clinical interest focuses on the regional anesthesia anatomy. In 2009, He won the Young Investigator’s Award of Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists for his research on the utility of three-dimensional computed tomography for difficult thoracic epidural needle placement. In 2011, he worked with Dr. Admir Hadzic at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York and published several articles related to ultrasound-guided nerve blocks. Recently, he contributed to the Hadzic's Textbook of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management, Second Edition. Now he collaborates with the Department of Gross Anatomy, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and studies on the gross anatomy related to peripheral nerve blocks.

Hideaki Tsuchida

Hideaki Tsuchida, MD, PhD, is Professor and Head, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Kanazawa Medical University. Past Chairman of the 64th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists in 2017. Secretary general of the Japan Society for Geriatric Anesthesia for more than 10 years.

Jin Zhou

Jin Zhou MD PhD Chief Physician Jin Zhou is engaged in clinical anesthesia for 24 years, with extensive clinical work experience. In 2006 she completed a PhD in anesthesiology at the First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University.In 2011, she went to Barne-Jewish Hospital, Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis as the visiting scholar for 6 months.She has published more than 50 papers on the journals at all levels, and has compiled 6 monographs.The basic and clinical research of perioperative organ protection is her research direction, and the research-related achievements have been awarded the second prize of scientific and technological progress in Liaoning Province and the third prize of military science and technology progress. What’s more, She is carrying on a research project approved by the Natural Science Foundation of Liaoning Province, and another one approved by the the Science and technology Foundation of Liaoning Province. She currently has the Academic Society Membership as following: CSA, young-anesthesiologist Committee of CSA, committee member;CNMIA,Anesthesia committee of CNMIA,vice-chairmen;CSIA,Chinese society of integrative of Anesthesiology, standing committee member;Liaoning Anesthesiology society of CSIA, vice-chairmen ;Chinese journal of anesthesiology, editorial board member

Joerg Ender

Joerg Ender has been the Director of Department for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Heart Center, Leipzig since 2005. He is the Secretary of the German Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (DGAI). Since 2014, Joerg has been a member of the Directory Board of the European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologists (EACTA) and in April this year, he was appointed Secretary General. His areas of interest are fast track treatment, echocardiography and transcatheter valve implantation.

Kathirvel Subramaniam

Dr Kathirvel Subramaniam is currently employed as cardiac anesthesiologist at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA and severs as Associate Professor at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

He obtained his basic medical degree from India and completed his anesthesiology residency from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. He also was trained from Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship) and University of Pittsburgh (Master of Public Health). He is a diplomate of National Board of Echocardiography in perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography and Adult Echocardiography.

His clinical expertise involves cardiac, thoracic, vascular and transplant anesthesiology. He is the clinical director of Echocardiography at Department of Anesthesiology at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He has around 100 publications including original articles, book chapters, review articles, clinical case and echocardiography reports. Notably, he published two books, one on aortic anesthesia and another on transplant anesthesia (Editor-in-Chief). He is also the editor for Journal of Perioperative Echocardiography. He is the founding board member for Society for Advancement of Transplant Anesthesia (SATA) and serves as Chair of Thoracic Transplant Committee of SATA. He was the recipient of several teaching awards at University of Pittsburgh and secured multiple research grants for clinical trials. He served as mentor for residents, medical students and cardiothoracic anesthesia fellows at University of Pittsburgh. He organized several National conferences and invited to speak at National/ International Anesthesia/Echocardiography meetings.

Fields of interest; Thoracic transplant anesthesia and Perioperative Echocardiography

Kathirvel Subramaniam


Dr. CHEE is the current Chief of Service in Anaesthesia at Queen Mary Hospital (major teaching hospital to HKU), Vice President to the Society of Anaesthetists in Hong Kong (SAHK), and honorary clinical associate professor at the University of Hong Kong. Her areas of interest include transformation of anesthesiologists into perioperative physicians, perioperative applications of TEE, transfusion medicine, and innovative healthcare services.

Dr. Chee is a major advocate for anesthesiologist-led perioperative echocardiography and has been invited to speak on the subject at many international meetings. She is currently working closely with a group of local experts in developing structured training and credential programs for the anesthesia community in Hong Kong.

In addition, Dr Chee has been Co-Chairing the Perioperative Service Work Group at the Hong Kong West Cluster since 2012, leading clinicians to modernize perioperative services including rollout of the Patient Blood Management (PBM) initiative, crank-up Same-Day Admission (SDA) rate, and rollout of the ERAS Program.

M. Susan Mandell

Mercedes Susan Mandell BSc. MSc, PhD and MD is Professor with Tenure and Director of Anesthesia for Abdominal Transplantation at the University of Colorado and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the National Yang Ming University in Taiwan. She obtained her PhD in Biochemistry and MD at the University of Toronto in 1982 and 1985. Dr. Mandell has been the recipient of research funding from the Medical Council of Canada, National Institutes of Health and Industry grants. She served as on multiple committees for the United Network for Organ Sharing, the transplant administrator for United States Department of Health and Human Service and on the National Institute of Medicine to help resolve perceived ethical issues with Donation after Circulatory Death. She has also served on committees in the International Liver Transplant Society and the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Dr Mandell has published 98 peer reviewed research papers and delivered presentations on the topic of liver transplant anesthesia world-wide. Dr. Mandell is currently the Section Editor for PLOS ONE and President Elect of the Society for the Advancement of Transplant Anesthesia. She serves as a Counselor for the Liver and Intensive Care Group of Europe and is a member of the Standards and Quality Committee of the American Society for Transplant Surgeons. She is an ad hoc reviewer for a number of journals including The Lancet.

Stephen Luney

Dr Stephen Luney is the Global Medical Director for Clinical & Medical Affairs at Teleflex. Prior to taking up this position, he worked as a Consultant Neuroanaesthetist at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast and as an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Birmingham. He trained in anaesthesia in the UK and in Neuroanaesthesia in Canada, conducting clinical trials and publishing on the subjects of neuroanaesthesia for interventional radiology and neurosurgery. During a sabbatical in neuroanaesthesia in New York, NY he co-wrote the Neuroanaesthesia chapter in Benumof’s textbook Difficult Airway Management.

Minoru Nomura

The president of Japanese Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologist

The Vice director of Tokyo Women`s Medical University

Suraphong Lorsomradee

Suraphong Lorsomradee, MD., PhD., is Associated Professor, TIVA Training Center, Division of Cardiac Anesthesia, Division of Liver Transplantation Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesiology, Chiang Mai University Hospital. Scientific Chairman of the Society of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesiologists of Thailand (SCAT). He is an international educator of anesthesia and critical care medicine in Asia, especially the practical fluid and hemodynamic management (GDTEducAsia). He is the co-founder of Asia Anesthesia Forum (AAF) and Asia Oceanic Community of Intravenous Anesthesia (AOCIVA) under International Federation of IV Anesthesia (IFIVA). Research interests include cardiac output and noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring, ERAS and goal directed therapy for organ protection.

Laurence Weinberg

Laurence Weinberg is a director of Anaesthesia at Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. He is an A/Professor in both the Department of Surgery, and the Anaesthesia Perioperative Pain Medicine Unit, at the University of Melbourne. His clinical and research interests include anaesthesia for complex cardiac and hepatobiliary surgery including liver transplantation and cover a diverse range of interests from fluid intervention and outcomes after surgery to the health economics and costs of complications after surgery. He has been the principle investigator for over 25 clinical trials, with over 120 publications. He is actively involved in Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Programs for major liver resection, major pancreatic resections, oesophagectomy, and gastrectomy at Austin.

Anselm Bräuer

Prof. Dr. Anselm Bräuer DEAA is consultant at the Department of Anesthesiology at the University Hospital in Göttingen, Germany.

He has graduated after studying medicine in Würzburg and Göttingen and has completed his six years of residency in Göttingen and Halle. After registration as a specialist in anesthesiology he acquired additional titles in emergency medicine and intensive care medicine. He has specialized knowledge in transesophageal echocardiography and neuromonitoring.

In the last 20 years he has conducted many clinical trials and published about 50 articles about hypothermia. He is coauthor of the German and Austrian guideline for the prevention of perioperative hypothermia.

Most recently, he is the author of the first book worldwide about perioperative hypothermia and perioperative temperature management.

Jie Zhang

Jie Zhang received the Bachelor’s degree from The Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences in 1993, the Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Anesthesia and Intensive Care from The Chinese University of HongKong in 2016. From 1998 until now, she worked as an anesthetist in The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University. At present, she is associated professor and associated chief physician in the Department of Anesthesiology. Her current research interest is perioperative hemodynamic management and blood conservation.

Laurence Weinberg

In this lecture I will overview the contemporary evidence regarding the importance of blood pressure and oxygen delivery using vasoactive therapy fluid and management strategies. I will overview the principles of haemodynamic optimisation for patients undergoing major surgery. The presentation will provide a pragmatic perioperative fluid management model to evaluate the effectiveness of care, improve clinician practices, and reduce the risk of fluid-related adverse events. In the absence of definitive guidelines, an approach to haemodynamic optimisation based on patient factors, the type of surgery will be presented.

In this lecture I will articulate the health economic implications of the development of surgical complications in patients undergoing major surgery. The financial impact of minor complications will be overviewed. The value of meaningful and sustainable patient care quality improvement programmes that minimise extreme variability in anaesthesia care will be explored. The development and implementation of monitoring and outcome projects aimed at reducing major morbidity from high complexity surgery will be presented.

Sheng Wang

Dr.Sheng Wang is Chief of Department of Anesthesiology, Guangdong General Hospital and Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, China. He received M.D in Anesthesiology from Peking Union Medical College in 2003, and was Master of Cardiac Anesthesia of International Heart School of Italy in Massa. He is now Vice President of Committee of Chinese Society of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesiology; Member of Chinese Society of Anesthesiology(CSA) Youth Committee.

Shinichi Sakura

Dr. Sakura is Professor and Director of Surgical Center of Shimane University Hospital and Department of Anesthesiology at Shimane University School of Medicine in Izumo City, Japan. He graduated from Shimane Medical University, Japan, where he received his basic clinical anesthesia and research training. He worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Anesthesia, University of California, San Francisco to develop a functional and histological animal model of local anesthetic neurotoxicity. Dr. Sakura’s research has involved balanced anesthesia, epidural anesthesia and respiratory function, spinal anesthesia, ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks, and neurotoxicity of local anesthetic, about which he has many publications in international journals. He has been invited to present lectures and participate as a faculty member and/or instructor for peripheral nerve workshops at many scientific meetings. He is an associate editor for Journal of Anesthesia and has been a guest reviewer for leading international anesthesia journals including Anesthesiology, Anesthesia & Analgesia, British Journal of Anaesthesia and Clinical Journal of Anesthesia.