Charles-Marc Samama, MD, PhD, FCCP
Charles Marc Samama is Professor in the Department of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Perioperative Medicine, AP-HP.Centre–Université de Paris, Hôpital Cochin, Paris, France. Professor Samama is the past-Chair of the Scientific Committee of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) and also the past-Chair of the new Scientific Subcommittee on Perioperative and Critical Care Thrombosis and Haemostasis of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH). He is the President of the Network for the Advancement of Patient Blood Management, Haemostasis and Thrombosis (NATA).
He has published more than 230 peer-reviewed articles and reviews (H index = 45). He has co-authored the
Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines 8th edition (“Prevention of venous thromboembolism”) and 9th edition (“Prevention in VTE in non-orthopaedic surgical patients”). He is co-authoring the 10th edition (“Perioperative Management of Antithrombotic Agents”). He has co-authored the 2013 ESA
Guidelines on Management of severe perioperative bleeding and the 2017 update. He chairs the ESA Task Force for the prevention on perioperative venous thromboembolism (guidelines published in February 2018 in the Eur J Anaesthesiol).
Nicolas Bruder, MD
Nicolas Bruder is Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive care and Head of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Hospital Timone, Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France.
Professor Bruder is involved in experimental and clinical neurosciences, both in the ICU and operating theatre. Main research topics include experimental neuroprotection, subarachnoid haemorrhage, prognostication after brain injury, and monitoring of sedation. Another area of research is patient satisfaction and quality of recovery after anaesthesia. He is the past president of the "Association de Neuroanesthésie Réanimation de Langue Française".
Michelle S. Chew, MBBS, PhD
Michelle Chew is an Academic Chair and Professor in Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Acute Care at Linköping University Hospital, Sweden.
Professor Chew's research interests revolve around the heart in the high-risk patient, perioperatively and during critical illness. Additional research focuses on perioperative outcomes. She is an executive member of the Swedish Perioperative Registry, the Scandinavian Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee, Deputy Chair for the Health Services and Research Outcomes section and faculty member for the European Diploma of Advanced Echocardiography for the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM).
Tom G. Hansen, MD, PhD
Tom G. Hansen is a Consultant Paediatric Anaesthesiologist and the Head of Paediatric Anaesthesia at the Department of Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark. He is an Associate Professor in Paediatric Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Department of Clinical Research – Anaesthesiology at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.
Professor Hansen's research interests include Paediatric Anaesthetic Pharmacology, Outcome following Anaesthesia and Surgery in Children, Neurotoxicity, and the Developing Brain.
Dan Longrois, MD PhD
Dan Longrois is Full Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in Bichat-Claude Bernard Hospital, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, France. His research interests include cardiovascular and thoracic anaesthesia and intensive care, extracorporeal life support, pharmacology of anaesthetic drugs and monitoring of their effect
Patrice Forget, MD PhD
Prof. Patrice Forget attended medical school at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL). He is the Clinical Chair in Anaesthesia in Aberdeen, UK, and formerly Clinical Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).
He is involved in clinical research, focused on postoperative outcome. He investigates the impact of surgery, inflammation and anaesthetic drugs (especially non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) on pain, cancer and long-term outcomes. For the last ten years, as main investigator and/or national coordinator, he has published more than 100 articles, letters or editorials.
Marc Van de Velde, MD, PhD, EDRA
Marc Van de Velde is Chairman of the Department of Anaesthesiology at the UZ Leuven, Belgium and Full Professor of Anaesthesiology at the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences of the KU Leuven, Belgium. He is also Coordinator of the Training Program in Anaesthesiology of the KU Leuven.
Professor Van de Velde's research interests include obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia as well as postoperative pain management, enhanced recovery after surgery and regional anaesthesia.
Prof. Anne-Claire Lukaszewicz attended medical school at the University of Lyon. She is the head of the Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care at the University Hospital Edouard Herriot. Previously she was head of the Anaesthesia and Critical Care department at the Neurological Hospital. She is involved in clinical research, focused on immunodepression in critically patients. She studies the impact of sepsis, trauma, surgery, or burn on immune response to face secondary infections. She investigates the innovative strategies of immunostimulation in critically patients based on markers of immunosuppression.
Esther Pogatzki-Zahn is an anaesthesiologist, pain specialist and Professor in the Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, University Hospital Muenster, Germany. Her main clinical work is pain management. Furthermore, she runs a translational science research lab (basic science studies; clinical research; meta-analysis) aiming to provide insights into the neuropathology of postoperative, chronic inflammatory, neuropathic and cancer related pain. She is part of several academic boards including IASP, EFIC and their German chapter, the ESRA associated Prospect Initiative and the German Network for Neuropathic Pain (DFNS). Within ESAIC she is member of the research committee and past chair of the subcommittee 8 (pain and palliative care).