Thomas Fuchs-Buder, MD, PhD

Thomas Fuchs-Buder, MD, PhD, is a professor of anesthesia and critical care at the university hospital Nancy. He is the director of the OR department and head of ambulatory anesthesia.

Dr. Fuchs-Buder studied medicine in Giessen, Germany, and Geneva, Switzerland, and earned his medical degree at the Justus-Liebig University in Giessen. He completed his doctoral thesis at the University of Geneva and continued his training in anesthesia and critical care at the Geneva University Hospital.

Dr. Fuchs-Buder is coeditor of the European Journal of Anaesthesiology, chair of the research committee of the European Society of Anaesthesia (ESA) and author of the chapter “Neuromuscular Monitoring” in Miller’s Anesthesia (9th edition).

His research interests include the pharmacology and physiology of neuromuscular transmission.

Benoît Plaud, MD, PhD

Benoît Plaud, M.D., Ph.D. is currently professor and chair of anaesthesiology & intensive care medicine department at the University Hospital Paris-Diderot, Saint-Louis. He is the national academic director of the French Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care Medicine Residency Program.

Professor Plaud has been editor in chief of Anaesthesia Critical & Pain Medicine journal (the official scientific journal of the French society of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine) and board member of the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia journal.

He completed his medical course and residency in anaesthesiology and surgical intensive care at the University of Paris. Professor Plaud has been head of University Department of Anaesthesiology in Caen and in Paris at the Adolph de Rothschild Foundation (private hospital).

Besides clinical activities, management of operating room and teaching, he has been involved in research works on the pharmacology of neuromuscular blocking agents for more than 25 years. In this setting he was visiting professor at the University of Montreal in the department of Professor François Donati.

Jacob Rosenberg, MD, DSc

Jacob Rosenberg, MD, DSc, is a professor and chief surgeon at Herlev Hospital and University of Copenhagen in Denmark. He received his medical degree and doctor of science degree (DSc) from the University of Copenhagen.

Professor Rosenberg has authored or co-authored 944 publications, including 855 scientific articles, 57 book chapters and 32 textbooks, and has delivered several hundred scientific lectures internationally, and his current H-index is 87. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, US.

Professor Rosenberg has been editor-in-chief for Ugeskrift for Læger and the Danish Medical Journal. He was also a member of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) for 7 years and is past president of The Royal Copenhagen Medical Society. He is currently coordinating editor in the Cochrane Collaboration.

Scientifically he has for years worked in the crossroad between anesthesia and surgery and always with a focus on patient outcome.

Luiz Fernando dos Reis Falcão, MD, MBA, PhD

Luiz Fernando dos Reis Falcão, MD, MBA, PhD is an anesthetist from Brazil with a strong background in management, education, research, and clinical assistance. In the past few years, Dr. Falcao had the opportunity to work in different fields of public and private Brazilian hospitals. As a director of international affairs at Brazilian Society of Anaesthesiologists, he was responsible for the signature of the memorandum of understanding between Brazil and ERAS Society with the goal of bringing quality and safety for the perioperative period together with the multidisciplinary team. As WFSA Council, Dr. Falcao works at the mission of improving patient care and access to safe anaesthesia and perioperative medicine. As professor and researcher, his fields of studies are lung function, mechanical ventilation, and enhanced recovery. In the clinical assistance, Dr. Falcao’s main areas of expertise are anaesthesia in obesity, bariatric surgery, and opioid free/sparing anaesthesia.

Francisco Maio Matos

Francisco Maio Matos, MD, PhD, is President of Quality and Patient Safety Commission, Director of OR and Ambulatory Department at Coimbra University Hospitals, Portugal. Dr. Matos studied in Lisbon Portugal and earned his medical degree at the University of Lisbon (Santa Maria Hospital). Dr. Matos implemented several national and international pre and post-graduate simulation programs.

He is currently the Coimbra University Hospitals Board of Administration as Clinical Director Adjunct as well as President of the Quality and Patient Safety Commission at Coimbra University Hospitals, Portugal.

Dr. Matos is a member of the Anaesthesiology Board at the Portuguese Medical Association. President, member of the organizing or member of the scientific committee of more than 20 national and international events.

His main clinical/professional interests are - Cardiac, pulmonary, and renal physiology - Cardiac, thoracic, and ambulatory surgery anaesthesia - Health management.

Sorin J. Brull, MD, FCARCSI (Hon)

Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, and Consultant at the Mayo Clinic in Florida. Completed medical education studies at the West Virginia University School of Medicine and anesthesiology residency training followed by fellowships in Obstetric Anesthesia and Thoracic/Major Vascular Anesthesia at Yale University. Medical Faculty at the Yale University School of Medicine for a decade.

Scientific reviewer for numerous medical journals; past Editor of the Patient Safety Section for Anesthesia & Analgesia. Editorial Board member for Anesthesiology, Journal of Clinical Anesthesia and Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine journals. Past member of the Anesthetic and Life Support Drugs Advisory Committee (ALSDAC) of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Research interests include neuromuscular junction physiology; muscle relaxants and neuromuscular monitoring; physiology and pharmacology of spinal anesthesia; and patient safety, received over $2.4M in funding from both industry and federal (National Institutes of Health) sources.

Senior Examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), and an elected member of the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA) and the Academy of Anesthesiology. Founder and Chief Medical Officer of a medical device company that seeks to eliminate residual neuromuscular block and its postoperative complications, and a member of four scientific advisory boards of international companies.

Authored more than 400 scientific works, including 182 peer-reviewed manuscripts, as well as editorials, letters, books, book chapters, educational videos and abstracts.

Alexander Klingmann, MD

Dr. Alexander Klingmann is Consultant anesthesiologist at Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital, Dubai, UAE since 2015.

Dr. Klingmann graduated in 1994 from Heidelberg university in Germany. He completed all his specialist anesthesia training and fellowship in intensive care medicine and emergency medicine in Germany. Before joining Al Jalila Children's Hospital, he was consultant anesthetist in different large hospitals in Germany as there was Detmold, university hospital of Heidelberg and governmental hospital of Karlsruhe.

Dr. Klingmann worked as a clinician with adult and pediatric patients for more than 25 years with a focus on pediatric anesthesia since 20 years. In his career he was experiencing several times the situation building up and optimizing pediatric anesthesia services.

He is affiliate member of the European and German Society for Pediatric Anesthesiology.

Dr. Klingmann's areas of clinical interest are neonatal and pediatric perioperative anesthesia care, furthermore postoperative pain management and pediatric sedation.

How Kwang Yeong, MD

Dr. How Kwang Yeong is a senior consultant surgeon in the Colorectal Service of the General Surgery Department, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery for colorectal diseases as well as advanced and recurrent pelvic cancers. Dr. How is a strong advocate for clinical value and quality improvement.

He played a key role in establishing the ERAS program since 2016 in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, which is one of only 2 Centres of Excellence in recognized in Asia by the international ERAS Society. He is also Director of the Perioperative Recovery Office in TTSH, president of the Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (Singapore) and a member of the Education Committee within ERAS Society.

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