Executive Vice Chair, Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville Tennessee USA
Bio: Dr Andrew Shaw
Dr Shaw is Professor and Chief, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (UK), a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine and a Fellow of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (UK). He has practiced cardiothoracic anesthesiology and critical care medicine for more than 15 years in the UK and USA, has authored 3 textbooks and more than 120 original papers. His clinical practice is cardiothoracic anesthesia and surgical critical care medicine. His translational research interests include the use of metabolomics, proteomics and genomics for biomarker discovery in acute illness and injury; his clinical research interests include observational and interventional trials of candidate interventions to prevent and treat adverse outcomes following surgery, particularly acute kidney injury. His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the US Department of Defence, private philanthropy and by industry.
Duke University Medical Centre North Carolina USA
Bio: Timothy Miller
Dr. Timothy Miller MBChB FRCA is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Duke University Medical Center. He completed his anesthesia training in Nottingham, UK followed by a fellowship in cardiothoracic anaesthesia at Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, UK. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
After completing his training Dr. Miller moved to North Carolina to join the Department of Anesthesiology at Duke. His clinical interest is management of the high-risk surgical patient undergoing non-cardiac surgery. His practice is varied and involves general, vascular, major urology and thoracic anesthesia, as well as anaesthesia for transplantation. He has recently been appointed clinical director of abdominal transplant anesthesiology. He founded and is co-director of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program at Duke, which is one of the first established programs in the USA.
His research interests involve Enhanced Recovery, and the use of minimally invasive cardiac output monitoring to optimize the high-risk surgical patient. He has authored several papers, review articles and book chapters on fluid and hemodynamic management and Enhanced Recovery. He regularly lectures at national and international meetings, and is co-chair of the Great American Fluid Debate, and the World Fluid Debate in London, UK.
University Hospital Southampton Southampton UK
Bio: Dr Denny Levett
Dr Denny Levett MA MRCP FRCA
Honorary Lecturer, UCL
SpR Anaesthesia and Critical Care, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Deputy Director, Centre for Altitude, Space and Extreme Environment Medicine, UCL
Denny Levett is a Research Fellow at UCL and critical care registrar at Southampton Hospital. She was the Deputy Research Leader for the Caudwell Extreme Everest expedition in 2007 and led the exercise testing research. This involved planning and performing over 2000 exercise tests at altitude. In 2013 she led the exercise testing research on Xtreme Everest 2 and managed the laboratory in Kathmandu. Her PhD thesis investigates the changes in functional capacity and exercise efficiency that occur in hypoxia.
She has been reporting clinical Cardiopulmonary Exercise Tests (CPET) at University College Hospital and the Whittington Hospital since 2006. She currently analyses the tests for an RfPB randomized controlled trial investigating the utility of CPET for peri-operative risk stratification at UCH and Southampton. She is the chair of the National Perioperative CPET Course and regularly teaches CPET to clinicians and physiologists.
Professor John Myburgh AO
Professor of Intensive Care Medicine St Georges Hospital University of New South Wales Sydney
Director Division of Critical Care and Trauma The George Institute for Global Health Sydney
Bio: John Myburgh
Professor John Myburgh MBBCh, PhD, FCICM is the Director of the Division of Critical Care and Trauma at the George Institute for Global Health and Professor of Critical Care at the University of New South Wales. He holds honorary Professorial appointments at Universities of Sydney and Monash.
He is a senior physician in the Department of Intensive Care Medicine at St George Hospital, Sydney.
He has been actively involved in intensive care research for the last 20 years. He was a foundation member and past Chair of the ANZICS Clinical Trials Group and has received over $45M in competitive research funding since 2000. He has recruited over 19000 patients into over 10 randomised-controlled trials, in the last 15 years and has published over 170 original articles, including 8 papers in the New England Journal of Medicine, and 45 book chapters. He was a chief investigator on the Saline vs Albumin Fluid Evaluation (SAFE) study, the SAFE-TBI study and led the Crystalloid vs Hydroxyethyl starch Trial (CHEST).
Current research interests include fluid resuscitation, catecholamine pharmacodynamics, traumatic brain injury, endocrine homeostasis and thermoregulation in critical illness.
In addition to his research activities, he has a long-standing involvement in education and is immediate Past-President of the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand.
He is a current Council Member on the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine.
Consultant Anaesthetist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Consultant Anaesthetist, University Hospital Lewisham
Freeman Hospital Newcastle UK
Bio: Dr Chris Snowden
Dr Chris Snowden B.Med.Sci(Hons), MD FRCA,
1. Consultant Anaesthetist
Newcastle upon Tyne
2. Senior lecturer
Institute of Cellular Medicine
Chris trained and graduated in Newcastle upon Tyne and became a Consultant Anaesthetist at Freeman Hospital in 1997. His clinical week includes hepatobiliary surgery (including liver and pancreatic transplantation), urology and vascular surgery. He has extensive experience in developing preassement pathways and is clinical lead for a clinic assessing 1600 patients/month. This incorporates a cardiopulmonary exercise testing service performing 40-45 tests/wk. He remains research active and has recently secured grant funding from the NIAA (RCOA /BJA) to develop prehabilitative training in the elderly surgical patient. Chris’s overall work program aims to promote the transformation of the anaesthetist into the broader base of perioperative clinician.
Royal Free Hospital London UK
Bio: Dr Daniel Martin
Senior Lecturer & Honorary Consultant, Critical Care & Anaesthesia, University College London and the Royal Free Hospital
Director, UCL Centre for Altitude, Space and Extreme Environment Medicine
Dan is a critical care consultant at the Royal Free Hospital in London and Senior Lecturer at University College London. His main research interests are human adaptation to hypoxia, the microcirculation and how these relate to critically ill patients. He is the Director of the UCL Centre for Altitude, Space and Extreme Environment (CASE) Medicine, was the expedition leader of Xtreme Everest 2 (2013) and Xtreme Alps (2010) studies and played a key role in the Caudwell Xtreme Everest (2007) study. When Dan summited Mount Everest in May 2007 along with other members of the CASE team measurements from arterial blood taken near the summit revealed him to have the lowest level of oxygen ever reported in a human (NEJM, 2009). In 2012 the BBC described Dan as one of the “Five daredevils who helped science” and appeared in the ‘The Times 100 people to watch list’ 2013.
Dr Dave Murray Consultant Anaesthetist James Cook University Hospital Middlesbrough
Bio: Dr Dave Murray has been a consultant anaesthetist at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough since 2003. He established the NHS Emergency Laparotomy Network in 2010, and led the development of the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit with the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP). He has now been appointed the National Clinical lead for this audit.
He also has a long held interest in patient safety and Human Factors, is a member of the Clinical Human Factors Group, and has been appointed as Assistant Medical Director at JCUH to pursue this further within the Trust. He also has a Masters in Medical Education, is past secretary of SEA UK, and is a member of the Royal College of Anaesthetists “Anaesthetists as Educator” faculty, and an editor for e-Learning Anaesthesia.
When is not working, he is also somewhat obsessed with competing in triathlons, and has even represented GB within his Age Group at the European Long Distance Duathlon Championships!
Dr David Walker FRCP FRCA FFICM
Consultant in Anaesthesia & Critical Care Medicine
Director UCL Masters Programme in Perioperative Medicine
Honorary Senior Lecturer UCL
Bio: Dr David Walker, FRCP FRCA FFICM
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine
University College London Hospitals
Honorary Senior Lecturer UCL
David trained in medicine, anaesthesia and Critical Care in Wessex, Oxford, London and Toronto. After completing a period of research at UCL he was appointed Consultant and now divides his time between anaesthesia and intensive care. He is director of the UCL Masters Programme in Perioperative Medicine and Clinical Lead for the Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit. David most recently has co-developed a Perioperative Physician model of care and is about to undertake a clinical trial to assess its impact. David plays an active part in medical education and is an associate editor of the British Journal of Hospital Medicine.
Henrik Kehlet MD PhD Rigshospitalet and Glostrup Hospital Copenhagen DENMARK
Bio: Professor Henrik Kehlet is a gastrointestinal surgeon and former professor of surgery, Copenhagen University and is now professor of perioperative therapy and Head of Section of Surgical Pathophysiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University.
He has published more than 650 articles within perioperative pathophysiology, pain relief and surgical outcome summarized into the concept of 'fast-track surgery', which also includes a focus on perioperative fluid management.
Emeritus Chairman Department of Anesthesiology
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Clinical Professor Anesthesiology
University of Chicago
Bio: Dr. Jeffery S. Vender is the Emeritus, Harris Family Foundation Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at NorthShore University Health System in Evanston, Illinois. He is a Clinical Professor at the University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He is a past member of the NorthShore University Health System Faculty Practice Associates Board of Directors, Past Chair of the Medical Executive Committee for the Professional Staff at NorthShore and previously served on NorthShores Board of Directors.
Dr. Vender graduated from Northwestern University in 1971 with a BS in Biology, received his MD degree in 1975 and his MBA in 1998 (Kellogg School of Management). Upon completion of his residency and fellowship training in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine he joined the staff at NorthShore University Health System formerly Evanston Hospital and the Department of Anesthesiology in 1979. Dr. Vender served as Chair of Anesthesia since 1990-2015. In 1996, Dr. Vender received an appointment of adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University.
He served as the Director of the Critical Care Services at Evanston Hospital from 1987-2000 and the Interim Chairman at Northwestern University Department of Anesthesiology from July 1999 until October 2000.
In addition to his roles and activities at NorthShore, Dr. Vender has served as the President of the Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists and the American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists. Dr. Vender has previously served on the Board of Medical Advisors of the American Association of Respiratory Care; and the Board of Trustees of American College of Chest Physicians, past Board of Directors of Deltex Medical and Metasensors. Dr Vender currently serves on the Boards of Adeptus Health, results Physiotherapy and Wirtz Corporation. Among his various awards, Dr. Vender received the William O. McQuiston Award for outstanding contribution to anesthesiology ,the Distinguished Service Award by the Illinois Society of Anesthesiology and was recently elected as a Master of Critical Care Medicine by the Society of Critical Medicine . He has also received the Schaffner Award from the Kellogg School of Management where he served as Chair of the Kellogg Advisory Board from 2005-2007.
Dr. Vender has participated and Chaired numerous state and national committees of various medical organizations, edited several medical texts, has published over 125 articles and book chapters and has been an invited lecturer at over 250 national and international meetings, on topics in the of anesthesiology, critical care, organizational change and leadership. In addition Dr. Vender serves as an editor and/or reviewer for many medical journals. He has served as an advisor/consultant to numerous medical device and pharmaceutical companies, as well as venture and private equity groups.
Dr. Vender has been married 42 years to Barbara (Bobbie) F. Vender and has two children-Kim (Steve) and Todd (Jeannine) and six grand children- Ryan, Wiley, Jeffery “Jack”, Gavin and Margaux and Pierce.
Physicians' Assistant (Anaesthesia), University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Liam Brennan FRCA
The Royal College of Anaesthetists
Bio: Liam Brennan has been a consultant anaesthetist with a mixed paediatric and adult practice at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge since 1994. He has written and lectured extensively on various paediatric topics including preoperative assessment, day surgery, obesity, safeguarding and the transition from paediatric to adult care. Liam has been a member of the editorial board of Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine since 2009. Elected to the Council of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2010 he has chaired the examinations, revalidation and training committees and is currently the President.
Perioperative Medicine Fellow, UCLH
Dr Mark Hamilton Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care St George's Hospital London
Dr. George Collee Consultant Anaesthetist The Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust London
Professor Lee Fleisher
Lee A. Fleisher MD
Robert D. Dripps Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology & Critical Care
Professor of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine
Senior Fellow Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
University of Pennsylvania
St Georges Hospital
Peter “Alf” Collins Consultant in Pain Medicine Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Director for the Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre with an honorary academic appointment at the University of Melbourne Australia
Mr Bertie Leigh-Senior Partner Hempsons Solicitors
Professor Christian Ottensmeier Professor of Experimental Medicine at the University of Southampton Southampton UK
Eileen Kaner PhD HonFRCP HonMFPH
Professor of Public Health and Primary Care Research
Institute of Health & Society Medical Faculty
Senior scientist Fuse – The UKCRC Centre for Translational Research in Public Health
Senior Investigator NIHR School of Public Health Research and NIHR School of Primary Care
Duke University Medical Centre North Carolina USA
Professor Kyle T S Pattinson Associate Professor and Consultant in Anaesthesia University of Oxford