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European Journal of Anaesthesiology


Charles Marc Samama, Paris, France

Deputy Editors-In-Chief

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

Language Editors

Ian Jenkins,​ Bristol, 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

Journal Manager

Lizzy Seal, London, UK

Book and Media Reviews

Paola Aceto, Rome, Italy​​

Associate Editors

Fanny Bonhomme, Geneva, Switzerland

Matthias Desmet, Groeninge-Kortrijk, Belgium

Robert Greif, Bern, Switzerland

Maria Lema, Madrid, Spain

Mona Momeni, Brussels, Begium

​Ana Kowark, Bonn, Germany

Claire Roger, Nîmes, France.

Jurgen De Graaff, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Annelies ​Moerman, Gent, Belgium

Tino Münster, Regensburg, Germany

Ayten Saracoglu, Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey​

Alistair McNarry, Edinburgh, UK

​Clara Lobo, Porto, Portugal​

Pierre-Grégoire Guinot, Dijon, France

Giovanna Lurati-Buse, Düsseldorf, Germany​

Editors' Disclosures  ​


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

 Deputy Editor

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

 Deputy Editor​

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

 Deputy Editor


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 Pediatric Anesthesia.


Dan Longrois, MD PhD

Deputy Editor

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. 

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Patrice Forget, MD PhD

Deputy Editor

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

 Deputy Editor

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.

Anne-Claire Lukaszewicz

 Deputy Editor

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.

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Esther Pogatzki-Zahn

 Deputy Editor

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).

Disclosures (last five years): Financial support from Grunenthal for research activities, advisory and lecture fees from Grünenthal, Novartis and Mundipharma. She currently receives scientific support from the DFG, the BMBF, the G-BA and the Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 777500. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and EFPIA. All money went to the University Clinic Muenster. ​


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

 Methods editor


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

 Associate Editor


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

 Associate Editor

​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.

Disclosures (last five years): none.​