Dr. Ana M. Lopez is presently a Consultant Anesthesiologist at the Ambulatory Surgery Unit, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, and an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona. She is currently involved in research projects and teaching activities in the field of airway management, ultrasound guided regional anesthesia and patient safety. She has published more than thirty peer-reviewed journal articles and is the author of several book chapters in these fields.
Professor of Law at the University of Coimbra (Portugal), teaching General Theory of Civil Law, Family Law and Law of Successions, Medical Law and Pharmaceutical Law. PhD in law (summa cum laude) with a thesis on Medical Liability and Patients’ Rights, his academic career started with the graduation in Law at the University of Coimbra (1998), he has a post-graduate degree in Medical Law (1999) and a post-graduate degree in Civil Law (2002) and defended his Master’s thesis: ‘Informed Consent in Patient-Doctor Relationship’ (2003). He is Director of the Centre for Biomedical Law, Researcher at the University of Coimbra Institute for Legal Research, Member of the National Ethics Committee for Clinical Research and Member of the National Council of Ethics for Life Sciences (elected by the Parliament). At the international level, he is a Fellow of ECTIL (European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law, Vienna, Austria), Treasurer and Member of the Executive Committee of the World Association for Medical Law and was Program Chair of the 21st World Congress on Medical Law and member of the International Academy of Comparative Law.
No Hospital Santo António – Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto: Grupo de Implementação da Estratégia de Gestão de Risco Clínico; Comissão Plano Diretor do Hospital de Santo António: Comissão de Reclamações e Resolução de Conflitos; Grupo Gestor do Parque de Equipamentos; Bolsa Interna de Auditores da Qualidade (Sistema ISO); Plano Contingência do Hospital para o Campeonato de Futebol Euro 2004; Comissão de Normalização de Material de Consumo e Equipamentos Clínicos; Comissão Instaladora do Centro Integrado de Cirurgia Ambulatória; Grupo de Trabalho para a Organização do Trabalho Médico; Comissão Coordenadora da Avaliação dos Médicos.
No Ministério da Saúde: Comissão Nacional Traumatismos Crâneo-encefálicos; Grupo de Acompanhamento da Reforma da Urgência e Emergência Médica; Grupo de Trauma da ARSN; Grupo de Trabalho das Urgências, Unidade Missão Hospitais SA; Grupo de Acompanhamento da Reforma da Urgência e Emergência Médica; Colaboração com a Coordenação Nacional para as Doenças Cardiovasculares; Colaboração com a Direção Geral de Instalações e Equipamentos da Saúde; Comissão Nacional do Doente Critico, Colaboração com a DGS Direção Geral Saúde; Comissão Regional do Doente Critico, ARSN; Comissão Técnico-Científica, INEM; Grupo para a Rede de Referenciação de Anestesiologia, ACSS Administração Central do Sistema de Saúde; Representante dos Hospitais EPE - Acordo Colectivo de Trabalho para Médicos, ACSS; Plano Nacional de Desfibrilhação Automática Externa, INEM; Comissão Nacional Reavaliação da Rede de Urgência e Emergência; Comissão para a Operacionalização do Programa de Colheita de Órgãos em Dador com Paragem Cardio-Circulatória, IPST Instituto Português de Sangue e Transplantação; Projeto SINAS@Urgências, ERS Entidade Reguladora da Saúde.
Na Ordem dos Médicos: Normas para a DAE - Desfibrilhação Automática Externa por Não Médicos; Comissão da Competência em Emergência Médica; Comissão Consultiva do Conselho Regional Norte; Grupo de Trabalho do Transporte de Doente Crítico; Grupo de Trabalho de Normas de Boa Prática em Trauma; Grupo de Auditores da Ordem dos Médicos.
Outras entidades: Auditor do CHKS - Caspe Healthcare Knowledge Systems; EPA - European Pathway Association; Missão do IMVF – Instituto Marquês de Valle Flor - São Tomé; Associação Médica Brasileira e Governo de Minas Gerais - Organização Campeonato Mundial de Futebol 2014; FPF – Federação Portuguesa de Futebol e UEFA-União Europeia de Associações de Futebol – Recursos clínicos e formação.
Docente do Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, Universidade do Porto. Colaborações em diversas entidades: Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade do Porto; Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Coimbra; Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade da Beira Interior; Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa; Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa, Lisboa; Escola Superior de Saúde, Instituto Politécnico de Viana de Castelo; Cooperativa de Ensino Superior Politécnico e Universitário, Famalicão; Escola Superior de Enfermagem Cidade do Porto; Escola Superior de Enfermagem D. Ana Guedes, Porto; Escola de Enfermagem D. Ângela Fonseca, Coimbra.
Curso de Triagem na Urgência, GPT; Curso FCCS-Fundamentals of Critical Care Support, SPCI; Curso FDM-Fundamentals of Disaster Management, SPCI; implementação em Portugal do Curso ATLS-Advanced Trauma Life Support, INEM; Cursos de Viatura Médica de Emergência e Reanimação, Centro de Orientação de Doentes Urgentes, Profissões de Alto Risco (Autoridade e Militares), Urgência/Emergência em Unidades de Saúde, INEM; Curso de Helicópteros de Emergência Médica, INEM e FAP Força Aérea; Fibroscopia para a Anestesiologia, HSA; Curso de Abordagem Inicial do Traumatizado, SPCI; Curso de Medicina do Futebol, FPF e UEFA; Suporte Avançado de Vida Adulto e Pediátrico, AHA.
Dan Longrois, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. His activities since 2008 are in Bichat-Claude Bernard Hospital (Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris), Paris, France.
He trained in anaesthesiology and intensive care and obtained both his M.D. degree and PhD degree in cardiovascular pharmacology at Paris VI University. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Cardiovascular Division of the Brigham and Women's Hospital at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
Pr. Longrois was Chair of the Departments of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in Nancy, France, between 2004 and 2008. He was President of the French Society of Perfusion, a member of the Scientific Committee of the French Society of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and of the Cardiovascular sub-committee of the European Society of Anaesthesiolgy (ESA). He is presently member of the Board of Directors of the ESA and Chairperson of the NASC.
Pr Longrois' research interests include the cellular and molecular mechanisms of inflammation in shock states and the interaction(s) between inflammation and peri-operative stress; his clinical research domains are focused on cardiovascular pathologies and pharmacology and their interface with anaesthesia, intensive care and perioperative medicine.
My research areas of interest have encompassed direct clinical studies and clinical applications of technology as well as health systems research and more recently applications of technology to health care practice. Though active in support of these studies, I have not sought authorship. Early in my career I participated in clinical drug trials (Aprotinin Phase III Study) as part of the Cardiac Anesthesia Group and performed studies looking at the direct application of Trans Esophageal ECHO in the operative setting. As part of my study at Harvard School of Public Health I participated in two studies refining quality of care metrics for Medicare (CMS). Returning to MGH from HSPH, I worked with the hospital personnel and consultants to develop metrics and processes for adapting large clinical data sets to drive clinical care process change as part of a system-wide Operations Improvement initiative. Focused on medical error reduction and quality improvement, I led multiple projects across clinical (cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, vascular surgery) and operational areas (psychology testing labs, pulmonary labs, hemodialysis, emergency department). As Chief Medical Officer at Emerson Health System, I chaired the reorganization of the Investigational Review Board and had oversight of all clinical research. More recently, in industry I was responsible for design, implementation and oversight of global mulitcenter clinical trials for oxygen therapeutics (artificial blood substitutes) in trauma, surgery and cardiology. Currently, I remain interested in health systems research and the application of new technology and innovation in health care.
Teaching has always been a part of what I do. As a college senior, I taught a freshman chemistry course section. As a physician, I have consistently and actively taught residents and medical students as well as patients and other lay people. Translating and sharing knowledge is a privilege and an obligation we share with each other. My teaching at MGH and Harvard has taken the form of formal resident lectures and grand rounds and also, far more frequently, one-on-one teaching of residents, fellows and medical students in the operating rooms. As a member of the Cardiac Anesthesia Group in the 1990’s, I was responsible for our weekly resident and fellow’s lectures and didactic discussions. Also, during this time I helped lead the introduction of TEE into our operating rooms, with John Allyn & Robert Schneider – teaching fellow staff, fellows and residents. Through our internal evaluation process I have always been recognized by our residents for excellent teaching. Nationally, I have participated in American Society of Anesthesiologists meetings with original presentations and served on advisory boards. I have authored 3 chapters in textbooks of anesthesiology and transfusion medicine. As a Chief Medical Officer in industry, I was responsible for developing global corporate medical development strategies and education plans for biopharma and multiple medical device technologies. I have been responsible for developing and running several international symposia and advisory boards.
One of the highest privileges I have ever had is the opportunity to serve my patients as a physician. The ability to enter someone’s life at a time of crisis and assist them and have their trust is a great honor, privilege and responsibility. For over 8 years as a member of the MGH Cardiac Anesthesia Group, I provided intraoperative and perioperative care for some of the sickest of patients requiring cardiac surgical procedures and other cardiac interventions. During that time I had a leading role in introducing transesophageal ECHO into the MGH operating rooms. Transesophageal echocardiography improved the anesthesiologist’s and cardiac surgeon’s understanding of the patient’s physiology and the success or failure of the operative procedure. During my time in the Cardiac Anesthesia Group, I served as a leader in the implementation of minimally invasive CABG surgery at MGH. Since my return to MGH and HMS in 2001, I have provided anesthetic management in the main operating rooms taking care of patients undergoing abdominal, orthopedic and other surgeries. I helped teach the use of ultrasound technology for central line placement, reducing patient morbidity. Additionally, I teach residents and fellows the application of regional anesthetic techniques such as infraclavicular and interscalene blocks.
Current position: Full-time Attending, Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy.
Chair of the Committee Neuroanesthesiology of the Eurpean Society of Anaestehsiologists
Filomena Girão, 48 anos, é Licenciada em Direito pela Universidade de Coimbra, frequentou o Mestrado em Gestão e Direito na Universidade Católica e realizou os cursos breves de pós graduação do Centro de Direito Biomédico, nas áreas de “Processo Clínico e Segredo”, “Responsabilidade Médica”, “Consentimento Informado” e “Responsabilidade Civil, Penal e Disciplinar da Indústria Farmacêutica e dos Farmacêuticos”.
Advogada e sócia da FAF Advogados, tem sido responsável pelas áreas de Direito das Empresas e do Trabalho, o que motivou o seu envolvimento em múltiplos processos de restruturação de empresas. É ainda responsável pela área de Direito da Saúde.
É cofundadora da ALDIS, Associação Lusófona do Direito da Saúde, cuja direcção integra, membro da WAML, World Association for Medical Law e formadora no âmbito do PXS, Programa de Excelência em saúde.
Na vertente de subscrição compete-me a análise e tarifação de riscos que diariamente recebemos no departamento sendo por vezes necessário o contacto junto de resseguradores internacionais para obtenção de suporte de resseguro facultativo.
A partir de Janeiro de 2011, após reestruturação e reorganização interna, passei a assumir a gestão e a responsabilidade de uma equipa de dois (2) subscritores de responsabilidade civil.
Medico especialista en anestesiologia y reanimacion por la universidad de sevilla, trabajando en hospital universitario virgen del rocio en la unidad de cma. Experto en anestesia en cirugia de ambulatorio y en el manejo de dispositivos supragloticos.
Dr. Lora-Tamayo is Head of Anesthesia at the Infanta Sofía University Hospital in Madrid, Spain since 2007.
He has been working at the Puerta de Hierro University Hospital in Madrid, for 28 years as a member of the staff, where he participated in the launching of the transplant program, especially the lung transplant.
He has been Associate Professor at the medical school in Autónoma University of Madrid, where he obtained his medical and surgery degree. He has also been teaching courses in the CEEA (Comité European Education in Anesthesiology) since 1989.
His areas of interest have been the anesthetic pharmacology (especially TIVA and TCI anesthesia) and neuromuscular blockade. He has participated in numerous clinical trials among which are those of Rocuronium and Sugammadex in phase III (Aurora trial).
Director of “Theoretical and Practical Course in Anesthesiology” sponsored by Organon and Schering Plough: “Monitoring of Neuromuscular Block” under the patronage of the Spanish Society of Anesthesiology-Reanimation and Pain Therapy from 2007 to 2010.
Online course director of the neuromuscular blockade monitoring in UNIVADIS (MSD) in 2011; he is member of the Editorial Board of the journal Actualizaciones en Anestesiología y Reanimación.
He has been part of many of the most national and international congresses and has published articles in national and international journals, and books chapters.
Dr. Lidia Mora was born in Jijona, Spain, and received her M.D. from the Miguel Hernández School of Medicine in Alicante in 1997 after studying one year at the Ludwig Maximilians Universität in Munich, Germany. She is Senior Consultant Anaesthesiologist at the Trauma Centre at Vall d'Hebron Hospital in Barcelona, Spain (www.vhebron.net), since she completed her residency there in 2002. At the present time she is tutor of residents and she is leading the development of the Severe Haemorrhage Protocol for the Vall d'Hebron Hospital and participates in the General Protocols Quality Committee. She is also a board member of the Hospital Transfusion Committee along with the Blood Bank. Dr. Mora has been instructor in Advanced Trauma Life Support (SVAT) courses for the past ten years to date and works within the Spine Surgery Research Group at Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (www.vhir.org). She also collaborates in the European Spine Surgery Group since 2013. Faculty member since May 2015 of the Seminars about Patient Blood Management organized by Danube University of Krems (Austria) and directed by Prof. Sibylle Kozek and Prof. Donat Spahn. Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of Surgery at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) since November 2016. Her biggest field of expertise is the anaesthetic management in Major Orthopaedic Surgery, especially in Spine Surgery, Resuscitation of severe trauma patients and treatment of severe bleeding and acute coagulation disorders. She joined two years ago the team for the total face transplantation performed at her Hospital, addressing the haemostatic resuscitation with POC and viscoelastic assays.
Olle Ljungqvist is currently the Professor of Surgery, Örebro University Hospital, Örebro. Affiliated Professor of Surgery, Metabolism & Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. His clinical is field colorectal surgery.
He received his training mainly at the Karolinska Institutet and Hospital, including his MD 1985, and PhD 1987.
Olle Ljungqvist is a co-author of about 200 original publications, reviews and book chapters, editorials. Invited to give key lectures at approximately 20 major conferences annually world wide the last 10 years in the field of surgical nutrition, metabolism and perioperative care. He gave the Arvid Wretlind lecture at ESPEN Istanbul 2006 and was awarded the Jonathan Rhoades lecture at ASPEN in Vancouver 2011.
Olle Ljungqvist initiated the idea of preoperative carbohydrate treatment instead of fasting, now recommended in international and national fasting guidelines.
Olle Ljungqvist has served the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) as General Secretary 2000-2004 and Chairman 2006-2010. He is the Past President of the International Association for Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition (IASMEN) served on the Executive Committee of the International Surgical Society. 2009-2013 He is chairing the Europeans Nutrition for Health Alliance. Olle Ljungqvist cofounded the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery study group in 2001 and initiated the ERAS Society in 2010, where he is serving as the Chairman.
After studying medicine at the University of Vienna, Austria, Dr. Greif specialized in anaesthesiology and intensive care medicine. Following a post-doc research fellowship at UCSF-San Francisco, CA, he became an associate professor at the Medical University of Vienna in 2002. In 2004 he was recruited to the University Hospital Bern, Switzerland; and promoted to professor at the University of Bern in 2009.
Beside his engagement in clinical anaesthesia and patient care his research focuses on airway management, resuscitation and medical education. He deepened his interest in medical education attending the Master of Medical Education program at the University of Bern and during the facilitator program of the Stanford Faculty Development Program.
Currently he serves as the ERC Board Director of Training and Education, and is Chair of the ILCOR Task Force Education, Implementation, Team. He is a member of the ESA Education and Training Committee and E-learning committee, the current president of the European Airway Management Society. Prof. Greif leads the Swiss Anesthesia Society resident training commission, and is the vice-president of the Cantonal Ethics Committee Bern. At the University of Bern he is program direction member Master of Medical Education and Master of Medicine. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care and associate editor of the European Journal of Anaesthesia.
He lectures and teaches medical teaching, faculty development, simulation, resuscitation and airway management, at national and international conferences, at several Universities in Europe, and in Bern medical students and residents.
At the Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine Bern University Hospital, Prof. Greif is in the board of directors, managing the “Peripheral Anaesthesia Division” which includes about half of the hospitals surgical specialties, and directs the Medical Education Division which includes the Bern Simulation and CPR-Center (BeSiC).
Stefan De Hert received his medical degree at the University of Antwerp, Belgium in 1984. Subsequently he completed anesthesiology residency training at the Antwerp University Hospital. After his training he accepted a faculty position in the department and served as vice chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at the Antwerp University Hospital and professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Antwerp for over 10 years. From 2007 to 2010 he acted as Professor of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesiology at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Director of the Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesiology at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. Presently, he is Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of Research at the Department of Anesthesiology of the University Hospital of Ghent.
His early work and PhD thesis, which he defended in 1992, explored the role of the endocardial endothelium in the regulation of myocardial function. His academic interests have focused on perioperative cardiac function with emphasis on diastolic function, transesophageal echocardiography, perioperative organ protective strategies and outcome after anesthesia, hemodilution and volume replacement strategies, and perioperative cerebral oxygenation.
He has authored and co-authored over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals and several chapters in different textbooks. He is Associate Editor the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia and acts as regular reviewer for several major anesthesiology, cardiology and surgery journals.
Prof. De Hert acted as chair of the ESA Scientific Committee. He is currently president-elect of the European Society of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Fawcett is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Senior Fellow at Surrey University and Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College, London. He has recently been elected to the Board/Council of the AAGBI.
His major clinical interests are anaesthesia for hepato-pancreatico-biliary, laparoscopic colorectal and obsetrics.
He has lectured nationally and internationally (Europe, America and Asia) and has produced over 130 publications, and has won several national and international prizes. His publications include two text books (one for anaesthetic novices and another for medical students), 13 textbook chapters, three major review articles (for British Journal of Anaesthesia, Anaesthesia and British Journal of Anaesthesia Education), two major editorials (one for British Journal of Anaesthesia and one for Anaesthesia) and two articles in the Student British Medical Journal.
He is an Editor for BJA Education, and a National Assessor and chapter writer for The Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Mortality, MBBRACE-UK (Mothers and Babies - Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries). Closely involved with Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, he has held appointments at DOH and latterly as executive committee member and website editor for the World ERAS® society.