Charles Marc Samama, Paris, France
Nicolas Bruder, Marseille, France
Michelle Chew, Linköping, Sweden
Tom Hansen, Odense, Denmark
Dan Longrois, Paris, France
Anne-Claire Lukaszewicz, Lyon, France
Patrice Forget, Aberdeen, UK
Esther Pogatzki-Zahn, Muenster, Germany
Marc Van de Velde, Leuven, Belgium
Alan Aitkenhead, Nottingham, UK
Gordon Lyons, Leeds, UK
Ian F Russel, Hull, UK
Andrew Wolf, Bristol, UK
Methods, Statistics, Epidemiology
Malachy Columb, Manchester, UK
Nadia Elia, Geneva, Switzerland
Lizzy Seal, London, UK
Book and Media Reviews
Paola Aceto, Rome, Italy
Fanny Bonhomme,Geneva, Switzerland
Robert Greif, Bern, Switzerland
Mona Momeni, Brussels, Begium
Annelies Moerman, Gent, Belgium
Tino Münster, Regensburg, Germany
Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
Patrick Schoettker, Lausanne, Switzerland
Charles-Marc Samama, MD, PhD, FCCP
Charles Marc Samama is 63 yo. He is currently 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 Hemostasis 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).
Disclosures (last five years): None.
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".
Disclosures (last five years): Paid lectures for Baxter, Octapharma. Consultancy services for Idorsia (formerly Actelion), Amomed, Takeda. Grants received from Air Liquide.
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).
Disclosures (last five years): Travel reimbursements and speaker's fees for Edwards LifeSciences and Pulsion Medical Systems. Professor Chew is medical advisor for Alteco Medical AB, Sweden.
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.
Disclosures (last five years): Professor Hansen is a member of the editorial board of
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 effects.
Disclosures (last five years): Dan Longrois has received honoraria for lectures and/or consultancy from the following companies over the last 5 years: Orion Pharma, LFB, Masimo, Medtronic, Aspen.
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 anesthetic 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.
Disclosures (last five years): President of the Belgian Pain Society, Section/Academic Editor of BMC Anesthesiology and PLOS One, expert for the Belgian government, Cochrane and REDCap consortia member, advisor for Masimo, Grunenthal.
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 anesthesia and analgesia as well as postoperative pain management, enhanced recovery after surgery and regional anesthesia.
Disclosures (last five years): Marc Van de Velde has received honoraria for lectures and/or consultancy from the following companies over the last 5 years: Heron, Aspen, Smiths Medical, Aquettant, MSD, Grunenthal, Nordic Pharma, Halyard, ViforPharma, Sintetica, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Flatmedical. He performed a clinical trial which was supported by Sintetica.
Malachy O. Columb MB BCh BAO, FRCA, FFICM
Research Methods and Statistics editor
Malachy Columb is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Medicine at the Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Wythenshawe Hospital, UK.
Dr Columb's research interests include the clinical pharmacodynamics of local anaesthetic agents where he developed the minimum local analgesic concentration (MLAC) model which has been replicated world-wide. He is also the Chairman of the
Masterclass in Research Methodology and Statistics for the
European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA).
Disclosures (last five years): Dr Columb is a member of the Associate Editorial Board at the
British Journal of Anaesthesia (BJA) and the Editorial Board of the
International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia (IJOA).
Nadia Elia, MD, PD, MSc
Nadia Elia is a public health physician and epidemiologist. She works as a research associate in the Anaesthesiological Investigation Division of the Department of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology and Intensive Care Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals, and in the Geneva Cancer Registry of the Global Health Institute at the Faculty of Medicine, Geneva University, Geneva, Switzerland.
Dr Elia's research interests include different aspects of research methodology, including good clinical practices, research integrity, transparency in the reporting of conflicts of interests, and cancer epidemiology. She is the co-author of multiple systematic reviews and meta-analyses on post-operative pain.
Disclosures (last five years): none.
Robert (Tino) Greif, MD, MME, FERC
Director of the Peripheral Anaesthesia Division and Director of Medical Education of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Therapy, Bern University Hospital. Professor of Anaesthesiology at the Faculty of Medicine University of Bern, Switzerland.
Professor Greif is involved in education and research in airway management, resuscitation, medical education and simulation. He is the vice-chair of the cantonal ethics committee in Bern, the board director for training and education of the European Resuscitation Council, and chair of the ILCOR task force for education, implementation and team. Currently he is president of the European Airway Management Society and editor-in-chief of Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care.
Disclosures (last five years): none.
Anneliese Moerman, MD, PhD
Anneliese Moerman is a Professor of Anaesthesiology at the Faculty of Medicine, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, and a clinical director of the cardiac anaesthesia unit at the Department of Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, University Hospital Ghent, Ghent, Belgium.
Clinical and scientific interests are cardiac anaesthesiology and vascular physiology, with specific interest and expertise in congenital heart surgery. Current research efforts cover cardiovascular physiology with a particular interest in the pathophysiology of perioperative tissue oxygen balance using near-infrared spectroscopy.
Disclosures (last five years): none.