• A/Prof. Shannon Farmer

    A/Prof. Shannon Farmer

    Institution

    The University of Western Australia

    Perth, Australia

    Specialty

    Academic researcher and consultant in Patient Blood Management

    Academic Affiliations

    • Adjunct Associate Professor, Discipline of Surgery, CTEC, Medical School, The University of Western Australia Australia
    • Hon. Research Fellow in Haematology, Department of Haematology, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia.

    Brief Resume

    • Co-founder with Mr Mel Jeisman of Australia’s first comprehensive blood conservation program in 1990 at Fremantle Kaleeya Hospital, Western Australia
    • Coordinator, Blood Conservation Program in Medicine and Surgery, Fremantle Kaleeya Hospital
    • Inaugural Executive Secretary of the Australasian Association for Blood Conservation (AABC), a Board Member, and appointed to the AABC Scientific Committee
    • Board of Directors of the international Medical Society for Blood Management from 2005
    • Founding Member of the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management, SABM Education Committee 2003-2007
    • Consultant to the Western Australia Department of Health, 2007-2013
    • Consultant to the Beijing Municipal Public Health Bureau and the Chinese Medical Association on the establishment of blood conservation programs in the People’s Republic of China, 2005
    • Consultant to Departments of Health in South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland on the development of Patient Blood Management and Patient Blood Management Programs.
    • Co-authored the book Your Body, Your Choice – The layman’s complete guide to bloodless medicine and surgery. Singapore: Media Masters; 2000. Also published in Korean in 2005 and Russian in 2012)
  • Dr Bronwyn Pearse

    Dr Bronwyn Pearse

    Institution

    The Prince Charles Hospital

    Brisbane, Australia

    Specialty

    Clinical Nurse Consultant specialising in PBM, Implementation and Knowledge Translation

    Academic Affiliations

    • Griffith University
    • University of the Sunshine Coast

    Brief Resume

    • 1988: Registered Nurse
    • 2000: Graduate Certificate (Critical Care)
    • 2009: Master of Clinical Practice
    • 2021: PhD
    • Member: Australian National Blood Authority Patient Blood Management Committee
    • Deputy Chair: Metro North Hospital and Health Service Blood Management Committee
    • Numerous Working Group Memberships (current and past) supporting PBM with the Australian National Blood Authority, Australian Health Commission, Australian Jurisdictional Blood Commission and the World Health Organisation
  • Prof. Luca Paolo Weltert

    Prof. Luca Paolo Weltert

    Institution

    European Hospital

    Rome, Italy

    Specialty

    Heart Surgery

    Academic Affiliations

    • Saint Camillus International University for Health Sciences – Rome

    Brief Resume

    • Dr Weltert graduated in Medicine in Turin in 2001
    • Specialized in Heart Surgery in Genua in 2006 working since then in the team of Prof. De Paulis at the European Hospital in Rome
    • Has led in the past ten years the experimental surgery laboratory, publishing over 60 papers regarding the aortic root in his clincal, physiological and experimental aspects, blood conservation strategies, bioprosthetis performance and durability, external stenting for coronary artery bypass grafts and many more, some of which are now part of the joint American-European guidelines.
    • Clinically specialized in coronary, aortic valve and ascending aorta surgery
    • Since 2018 leads the Statistics Department of the S.Camillus International University of Health Sciences located in Rome.
  • Mr. Kevin Trentino

    Mr. Kevin Trentino

    Institution

    East Metropolitan Health Service

    Perth, Australia

    Specialty

    Data Analysis

    Brief Resume

    • Senior data analyst with over 10 years of experience in the healthcare industry, working primarily for Western Australian hospitals and health services
    • Extensive knowledge on using administrative data systems to drive safety and quality improvement and has made important contributions to the area of data analysis for patient care; developed skills and expertise in patient blood management, health outcomes, performance measurement and benchmarking
    • Presented at national and international conferences and workshops, and has published in and been an invited reviewer for medical journals on topics including hospital-acquired complications, cost of transfusions and patient blood management
  • Prof Paolo Simioni

    Prof Paolo Simioni

    Institution

    University of Padua Medical School

    Padua, Italy

    Specialty

    Internal Medicine and Cardiology

    Academic Affiliations

    Director, Thrombotic and Hemorrhagic Diseases Unit, Department of Medicine – DIMED, University of Padua Medical School

    Brief Resume

    • 1992 to Present: Physician, Dept. of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padua, Head of Thrombotic and Hemorrhagic Diseases Unit, Department of Medicine of Padua University Hospital.
    • 2015 to Present: Professor of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Padua.
    • 2015 to Present: President of the Council of Physicians and Dentists of Padua area.
    • 1998 – 2005: Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine at the University of Padua.
    • 1984: Medicine and Surgery degree, University of Padua Medical School, Padua, Italy.
    • Chief and coordinator of a Research Group at the Thrombotic and Hemorrhagic Diseases Unit of the University Hospital of Padua
  • Dr. Herbert Schöchl

    Dr. Herbert Schöchl

    Institution

    AUVA Trauma Hospital Salzburg

    Salzburg, Austria

    Specialty

    Traumatology

    Academic Affiliations

    University Innsbruck

    Brief Resume

    • Medical studies at the University of Innsbruck with a PhD in 1984
    • 1985 – 1987 AUVA Trauma Center Salzburg and Oberndorf Hospital
    • 1987 start of training as a specialist in anesthesiology and intensive care at the University Hospital Salzburg
    • 1992 – 1996 OA in the field of cardiac surgery
    • 1996 – 1997 senior OA at the Dept. f.. Vascular surgery
    • 1992 – 1998 Deputy Head of the emergency system Salzburg with rescue helicopters and ambulances
    • 1987 – 2006 ambulance at rescue helicopters Salzburg and the ambulance of the city of Salzburg
    • Since 1998 OA at AUVA Trauma Center Salzburg.
    • November 2009 to October 2011 exemption for research at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology in Vienna.
    • 2012 head of a working group “Trauma-induced coagulopathy” at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology.
    • 2012 Habilitation in special anaesthesiology and intensive care with the theme: “Diagnosis and therapy trauma-induced coagulation disorders using visco-elastic test procedures”.
    • PDDr. Herbert Schöchl is a founding member of the working groups ÖGARI “Perioperative coagulation”.
    • Primary interest of research focuses on diagnoses and treatment strategies of trauma-induced coagulopathy. He developed hemostatic treatment algorithms based on visco-elastic test results.
    • Author of over 90 publications and reviewer for major journals. Moreover, he is chair of the Austrian task force for “perioperative coagulation management” of the Austrian Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Dr. Simon Towler

    Dr. Simon Towler

    Institution

    Fiona Stanley Hospital

    Perth, Australia

    Specialty

    Intensive Care Medicine

    Academic Affiliations

    Brief Resume

    • Medical Co-Director, Service 4, Fiona Stanley Hospital, South Metropolitan Health Service since 2013
    • Chief Medical Officer of Western Australia from 2006 to 2012
      Executive Director, Health Policy and Clinical Reform Division,WA Department of Health 2005 to 2008
    • National Blood Authority Haemovigilance Working Group Co-chair 2006 to 2008, Patient Blood Management Committee Chair, 2009 – 2013 and Member 2013 to 2016
    • Other appointments with the Australasian Association for Blood Conservation (2000-2010), Australian Medical Association (1997-2013), Medical Board of Western Australia (2007-2010), National Health and Medical Research Council (2006-2012), Western Australia Institute for Medical Research (2006-2012)
  • Mr. Stuart Swain

    Mr. Stuart Swain

    Institution

    HealthBench Pty Ltd

    Perth, Australia

    Specialty

    Analysis and Information Services to Healthcare

    Brief Resume

    • Career began as an Information Technology professional, initially in network and systems administration before moving on to develop client information system software
    • Over 20 years experience in the health industry, working across a diverse range of departments and projects, since 2006 specialized in hospital analysis, healthcare Business Intelligence, and designing innovative reporting solutions to meet the crucial information requirements of clinicians
    • Responsible for building the South Metropolitan Health Service clinical activity data warehouse, an extensive repository of inpatient, outpatient and ED data used for operational and strategic reporting, activity based funding and management, research, and analysis purposes
    • Recently developed the Western Australian Patient Blood Management data system, which is a world first and has been presented internationally to wide acclaim
    • Presented at state and national conferences on Activity Based Funding and Patient Blood Management, developed and delivered training courses, and has particular interest in using data to drive clinical reform leading to improved patient outcomes
  • Prof. Bruce Spiess

    Prof. Bruce Spiess

    Institution

    University of Florida, College of Medicine

    Gainesville, Florida, United States

    Specialty

    Anesthesiology

    Academic Affiliations

    Brief Resume

    • Graduated from Rush University Medical College, Chicago, USA in 1980 (Doctor of Medicine)
    • Chief Resident at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, USA from 1982 to 1983
    • On the Department of Anesthesiology Search Committee to develop new research lines and Associate Director/Senior Fellow for Johnson Center for Critical Care and Pulmonary Research at Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Spent over 34 years in cardiothoracic anesthesiology, specializing in blood research, blood product/transfusion risk/benefits, coagulation function, critical O2 delivery as well as blood substitutes/O2 therapeutics (particularly perfluorocarbon emulsions-PFCs). His work has helped lead the world in the development of Patient Blood Management
  • Prof. Donat R. Spahn

    Prof. Donat R. Spahn

    Institution

    University Hospital of Zürich

    Zürich, Switzerland

    Specialty

    Anesthesiology

    Academic Affiliations

    University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

    Brief Resume

    • Professor and Chairman at the Institute of Anesthesiology, University and University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland.
    • Awarded his medical degree at the University of Zurich, before completing several clinical and research posts within Switzerland and the United States
    • Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University and University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland, for six years prior to his current position
    • Primary research areas include concepts to minimise the use of perioperative blood products and the management of massive bleeding
    • One of the Founders of Patient Blood Management, involved in the development of the European guidelines for the management of bleeding following major trauma
    • Published more than 355 scientific articles,14 books and more than 40 chapters, including numerous original papers and review articles regarding the transfusion of blood products. H-index of 64.
    • Served on the editorial board for various anaesthesia journals and has participated in numerous committees and scientific advisory boards.
    • Languages: English, German, French
  • Prof. Aryeh Shander

    Prof. Aryeh Shander

    Institution

    Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

    Englewood, New Jersey, United States

    Specialty

    Anesthesiology and Critical Care

    Academic Affiliations

    University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont, USA

    Brief Resume

    • Received his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vermont, USA and completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York, where he also served as Chief Resident. Additional postgraduate training included a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine and a residency in Anesthesiology, both at Montefiore Medical Center
    • Board-certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Anesthesiology and Hyperbaric Medicine
    • Executive Medical Director of the Institute for Patient Blood Management & Blood Medicine and Surgery at Englewood Hospital, which under his direction, received the NJBIZ Magazine’s 2010 Healthcare Hero Award
    • Lectures nationally and internationally on a variety of topics related to anesthesiology, critical care medicine, and patient blood management, notably, blood conservation in medical and surgical patients, volume resuscitation, management of anemia, perfusion techniques, novel hemostatic agents, and artificial blood.
    • Currently serving as a member of Editorial Board of the Transfusion journal and the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia and the author/editor of multiple book chapters and contributes to textbooks on blood management, such as Perioperative Transfusion Medicine 2nd Edition (2006) by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Perioperative Blood Management: A Physician’s Handbook, 1st Edition (2006) and 2nd Edition (2009) by American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) and Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM), Basics of Blood Management 1st Edition (2007) by Blackwell, and Health Care Costs: Causes, Effects and Control (2009) by Nova Science Publishers
    • Reviewer for the journals Critical Care Medicine, Anesthesiology, Anesthesia and Analgesia, and Transfusion among others
    • Serves as President for the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM) and is a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine and the American College of Chest Physicians.
    • Founding member of the Board of Directors and was a Past President for National Anemia Action Council (NAAC) and a founding member and treasurer of the American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (ASCCA) where he serves on committees, both locally and nationally, and in addition, is a member of the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) where he serves as Chair of Committee on Patient Blood Management
  • Dr Dirk Schrijvers

    Dr Dirk Schrijvers

    Institution

    Ziekenhuisnetwerk Antwerpen

    Antwerp, Belgium

    Specialty

    Medical oncology

    Academic Affiliations

    Brief Resume

    • 1986 – 1987: University of Antwerp, Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Antwerp (Belgium)
    • 1987 – 1988: Centre International de Recherches Medicales. Services d’Epidemio­logie et Retrovirologie. Franceville (Gabon) WHO reference centre / Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen; Dept. of Epidemiology en Social Medicine Antwerp (Belgium)
    • 1988 – 1992: University of Antwerp, Antwerp (Belgium). Specialisation “Internal Medine »
    • 1988 – 1989: AZ St. Jozef, Turnhout (Belgium).
    • 1989 – 1990: AZ Jan Palfijn, Merksem (Belgium).
    • 1990 – 1991: UZA, Edegem (Belgium): Department of Hematology
    • 1991 – 1993: UZA (Edegem): Department Medical Oncology.
    • 1993 – 2000: Medical Oncologist, University Hospital Antwerp, Edegem (Belgium).
    • 1/12/00-31/12/2002: Medical Oncologist, AZ Jan Palfijn, Merksem (Belgium)
    • From 1/1/2003: Medical Oncologist, Ziekenhuisnetwerk Antwerpen (ZNA) Middelheim, Antwerp (Belgium)
    • From 1/7/2006: Head of the Department Hematology-Oncology, ZNA Middelheim (Belgium)
    • From 1/1/2008: Head of the Department Medical Oncology ZNA-Middelheim
  • Dr. Angel Augusto Pérez Calatayud

    Dr. Angel Augusto Pérez Calatayud

    Institution

    Hospital General de Mexico Dr. Eduardo Liceaga

    Mexico City, Mexico

    Specialty

    Emergency Medicine / Critical Care Medicine

    Academic Affiliations

    • Patient Blood Management Chapter Director COMMEC
    • Secretary SOMETH
    • Academic Co-ordinator COMEOC
    • Adjunct Professor Obstetric Critical Care UNAM

    Brief Resume

    Specialist in emergency medicine and critical care medicine

    Head of Critical Care Division in Mexico’s General Hospital Dr. Eduardo Liceaga

    Patient Blood Management Chapter Director for the Mexican Colleges of Critical Care Medicine (COMMEC)

    Secretary of the Mexican Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasia (SOMETH)

    Research Committee for the Mexican Society of Anesthesiology in Gtnecology and Obstetrics 2016-2018

    Adjunct Professor of Obstetric Critical Care Mexican Autonomous Nacional University (UNAM)

    3 years working and implementing Patient Blood Management (PBM) in Mexico, in this time has co-ordinated the Mexican National guideliones for PBM with the National Center of Excellence in Health Technology (CENETEC)

    Has worked with the Mexican National health authorities in the implementation of PBM as a Quality Standard for Hospital Certification, promoting alliances with different medical collegesand societies for the academic diffusion of PBM

    Published with the Mexican College of Anestesiology the Mexican Clinics of Anesthesiology for PBM

  • Dr. Seth Perelman

    Dr. Seth Perelman

    Institution

    NYU Langone Health

    New York, United States

    Specialty

    Cardiac Anesthesiologist

    Academic Affiliations

    • New York University Grossman School of Medicine

    Brief Resume

    • 2003 – 2016 Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
    • 2016 – 2017 Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
    • 07/1993-02/2016 Attending, Anesthesiology, Englewood Hospital & Medical Center, Englewood, New Jersey
    • 03/2016 Attending, Anesthesiology, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, NY
    • 03/2016 Attending, Anesthesiology, Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY
    • 10/2017 Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care, and Pain Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, NY, NY
    • Major Research Interests include: Patient Blood Management – topics related to blood conservation, including acute normovolemic hemodilution, cell salvage, surgical blood management, management of preoperative anemia and bloodless management of the cardiac and non-cardiac surgery patient.
    • Interests have enabled Dr. Perelman to participate in various national societies both at the committee member level as well as in leadership positions and has provided the opportunity to lecture nationally and internationally.

     

  • Dr. Marco Pavesi

    Dr. Marco Pavesi

    Institution

    Humanitas Cliniche Gavazzeni SpA

    Bergamo, Italy

    Specialty

    Anesthesiology

    Academic Affiliations

    Universita degli Studi of Milan – Faculty of Nursing

    Brief Resume

    • Degree in Medicine and Surgery at University Statale of Milan 1986/7
    • Postgraduate specialization in Anaesthesiologyand Intensive Care at University Statale of Milan 1989/90
    • Experience in cardiovascular surgery, abdominal and thoracic surgery, urology, orthopaedic and trauma surgery
    • Pre-operative assessment of surgical patients with transfusional risk, preparative treatment of haemoglobin optimization and application of perioperative blood conservation techniques
    • Since 2010, Director of ‘PBM Program’ at IRCCS Policlino S. Donato
    • Co-founding member of ANEMO, Italian Scientific Association 2013
    • Scientific Director of conferences and lectures, participation in conferences and courses as a Speaker and Chairman, author of several scientific publications
    • Currently involved in a project related to ‘PBM Program’ implementation at Humanitas Gavazzeni Bergamo
  • Sherri Ozawa, RN

    Sherri Ozawa, RN

    Institution

    Institute for Patient Blood Management and Bloodless Medicine and Surgery

    Englewood, NJ, United States

    Specialty

    Clinical Director, Registered Nurse specializing in PBM practice

    Brief Resume

    • 1995 – Present: Board of Directors/Executive Director/Chair of Communications, Founding Member Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM)
    • 2012 – Present: Executive Director Society for the Advancement of Blood Management Englewood, NJ
    • 2012 – Present: Co Investigator, Multi Center Investigational Study, CSL Behring “Costs of Plasma Transfusion in the Hospital Setting”
    • 2009 – Present: Co Investigator, Federal Grant, United States Department of Defense
    • 2009 – Present: Co Investigator, Investigational Study, “Activity Based Costing in Red Blood Cell Transfusion”
    • 2000 – 2003: Clinical Research Coordinator, New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services, Bloodless Demonstration Project
    • 1999 – Present: Study Coordinator, Protocol OXHT-016-INT
    • 1999 – 2000: Clinical Research Study Coordinator, Alliance Pharmaceutical Corporation
    • 1993 – 1995: Staff Nurse, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, NJ
  • Dr. Lena Napolitano

    Dr. Lena Napolitano

    Institution

    University of Michigan

    Michigan, United States

    Specialty

    Surgery, Critical Care, Trauma

    Academic Affiliations

    • Massey Foundation Professor of Surgery

    Brief Resume

    • Dr. Lena M. Napolitano is the Massey Foundation Professor of Surgery at the University of Michigan School of Medicine, Founding Division Chief of Acute Care Surgery [Trauma, Burns, Critical Care, and Emergency Surgery] in 2005, and Director of Surgical Critical Care, for the Department of Surgery.
    • She is Associate Director of the Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care (MCIRCC). Dr. Napolitano is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery as well as Surgical Critical Care.
    • She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Chest Physicians, and a Master of the American College of Critical Care Medicine.
    • She holds leadership positions in numerous professional organizations in surgery, trauma and surgical critical care. She is Senior Director of the American Board of Surgery, and an elected member of the American College of Surgeons Board of Regents.
    • Dr. Napolitano has a research effort in trauma and surgical critical care, anemia and blood product transfusion, and is Principal Investigator on a number of research grants focused on translational research.
    • She has been a mentor to over 200 research and surgical critical care fellows. Her research group has received numerous awards.
    • She has over 350 peer-reviewed publications, and 118 book chapters, and has been an invited lecturer at many national and international symposia and a Visiting Professor at many institutions over the course of her career.
  • Prof. Manuel Muñoz

    Prof. Manuel Muñoz

    Institution

    University of Málaga, School of Medicine

    Malaga, Spain

    Specialty

    Perioperative Transfusion Medicine

    Academic Affiliations

    • University of Málaga, Málaga, Spain

    Publications

    • Licentiate of Medicine, University of Málaga, Spain 1980
    • Licentiate of Medicine degree (with honours), University of Málaga, Spain 1982
    • Post-graduate Honorary Research Fellow, King’s College London, UK, 1984
    • Doctorate of Medicine, University of Málaga, Spain, 1985
    • Post-doctorate Fleming Award, King’s College London, UK, 1986
    • Post-doctorate Research Assistant, King’s College London, UK, 1987
    • Visiting Professor, School of Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile, 1992
    • Currently Professor, Department of Surgical Specialties, Biochemistry and Immunology, School of Medicine, University of Málaga, Málaga, Spain
      Since 2000, has been actively researching Patient Blood Management strategies with emphasis on perioperative anaemia management, bleeding control, and cell salvage. Over 200 publications in the field, including original research, reviews, consensus statements and book chapters
    • Coordinator of international consensus documents on anaemia management in surgery, obstetrics and cancer, and on postpartum haemorrhage management. Presently coordinator of the Seville’s Document update.
    • Supervised 15 PhD Thesis on topics related to PBM, 3 of which with honours. Teaching activities have been focused on perioperative transfusion medicine, nutrition and dietetics, and medical biochemistry
    • Clinical areas of interest are perioperative anaemia management, with special interest in iron homeostasis and point-of-care monitoring
    • Network for advancement of Advancement of Patient Blood Management, Thrombosis and Haemostasis (NATA). Member of the Board of Directors
    • European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA). Member.
    • International Multidisciplinary Autotransfusion Study Group (GIEMSA). Coordinator.
    • Anaemia Working Group España (AWGE). Vice-Coordinator.
    • Spanish Society of Haematology and Haemotherapy (SEHH). Member.
    • Spanish Society of Blood Transfusion (SETS). Member.
    • Spanish Society of Critical Care Medicine (SEMICYUC). Member.
  • Prof. Jens Meier

    Prof. Jens Meier

    Institution

    Kepler Universitätsklinikum (General Hospital)

    Linz, Austria

    Specialty

    Anesthesiology and Intensive Care

    Academic Affiliations

    Brief Resume

    Graduated from Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany

    Held positions in the Clinics of Anesthesiology at hospitals in Munich and Frankfurt (a. M.), Germany, before becoming a Resident at the Clinic of Anesthesiology at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt (a. M.)

    Associate Professor in Anesthesiology, Frankfurt (a. M.) in 2009 and the Principal investigator in four different clinical studies (Phoenix NCT00021502, ACCESS: NCT00334828, OASIS: NCT01273779, HYPOX)

    Appointed ‘Oberarzt’ to the Intensive Care Unit at the Clinic of Anesthesiology of the Eberhard Karls University, Frankfurt (a. M.) in 2012

    Head of the Intensive Care Unit of the University Hospital in Tübingen, Germany in the same year before taking his current position as Head of the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care in the General Hospital, Linz, Austria.

    Member of the scientific committee of the NATA and the subcommittee 6 of the European Society of Anesthesiology

  • Dr Hamish Mace

    Dr Hamish Mace

    Consultant Anaesthetist, private practice

    Specialty

    Anaesthesia

    Brief Resume

    2015 – present Consultant Anaesthetist, Fiona Stanley Hospital, Western Australia. Medical director, Perioperative Anaemia programme, Fiona Stanley Hospital

    2013/14 – Fellow, Abdominal transplantation programme, Toronto General Hospital, ON, Canada

    2013 – Fellow, Obstetric Anaesthesia, Edward Memorial Hospital, Perth, Western Australia

    2012 – Fellow, retrieval medicine, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Western Operations

  • Prof. Vernon Louw

    Prof. Vernon Louw

    Institution

    University of Cape Town

    Cape Town, South Africa

    Specialty

    Clinical Haematology

    Academic Affiliations

    • Chair and Head Clinical Haematology, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

    Brief Resume

    • Clinical Haematologist in Panorama Mediclinic, Cape Town February 2015 and Honorary Professor in the Division Haematology, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town from 2015 to April 2018.
    • Affiliated Professor at the University of the Free State and the University of Stellenbosch since February 2015.
    • Until January 2015, Professor and Head of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of the Free State, in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
    • After completing his medical degree (MBChB) and specialist training as physician (M.Med in Internal Medicine) at the University of Stellenbosch (both summa cum laude), he spent three years at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the Universitaire Ziekenhuis Gasthuisberg in Leuven, Belgium in Clinical Haematology from January 2001 to December 2003.
    • In January 2004, accepted the position of Head of Clinical Haematology at the University of the Free State. Obtained his PhD in Health Professions Education at the University of the Free State on the development of a postgraduate education programme for medical doctors in Transfusion Medicine in 2011. This contributed to the development of the first Anglophone Postgraduate Diploma and Master’s Degree Programmes in Transfusion Medicine in Africa.
    • Acting Head (April 2013) and then Head (September 2013) of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of the Free State. His research focus is in Transfusion Medicine Education, Patient Blood Management and HIV-related hematological malignancies.
    • Authored or co-authored more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed medical journals with more than 200 poster and oral presentations at national and international meetings. His vision is to develop online learning platforms so that world-class medical teaching would be freely available anywhere in the world.
  • Prof. Hartmut Link

    Prof. Hartmut Link

    Institution

    Westpfalz-Klinikum Kaiserslautern

    Kaiserslautern, Germany

    Specialty

    Hematology,Ooncology, Stem cell transplantation, Diabetes

    Academic Affiliations

    Brief Resume

    • 1977 – 1984 training as a doctor of internal medicine, University Hospital Tübingen, research associate at the Collaborative Research Center “leukemia research and Immunogenetics”
    • 1985 chief physician at the Department of Hematology and Oncology, and in the center of Internal Medicine at the Hannover Medical School (MHH)
    • 1989 Venia legendi of Internal Medicine, Hannover Medical School
    • 1992 additional hematology and oncology
    • 1994 appointment as professor, Hannover Medical School
    • 1/1998 – 3/2017 Chief Physician of the Department of Internal Medicine I, focuses hematology, oncology, stem cell transplantation, Diabetes, Westpfalz-Klinikum Kaiserslautern

     

  • Dr. Cheuk-Kwong LEE

    Dr. Cheuk-Kwong LEE

    Institution

    Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service

    Hong Kong, China

    Specialty

    Haematology and Transfusion Medicine

    Academic Affiliations

    • Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong.
    • Adjunct Associate Professor, Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
    • Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Anatomical and Cellular Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

    Brief Resume

    • Received his undergraduate and medical training at the University of Hong Kong and became specialist in Haematology and Haematological oncology at the Queen Mary Hospital, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
    • After 8 years of clinical work, he moved to Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service where he became the head of Blood Collection and Donor Recruitment Department. Apart from his role in securing safe and adequate blood supply to patients in Hong Kong, Dr Lee is also the head of Hong Kong Bone Marrow Donor Registry which provide unrelated haematopoietic stem cells to patients undergoing transplantation.
    • Dr Lee has developed interest at transfusion microbiology and donor health and medicine. He has made extensive contribution in understanding and implementing preventive measure in minimizing transfusion transmitted bacterial sepsis. Besides, as healthy and committed donors are success to the blood service, Dr Lee has been actively involved in studies to understand and minimize donation related vasovagal reaction and donors’ haemoglobin and iron.
    • Recently, he and his team are actively working to increase the awareness and knowledge of the territory on Blood Supply, Blood Transfusion and Patient Blood Management.
  • Prof. Sigismond Lasocki

    Prof. Sigismond Lasocki

    Institution

    University Hospital Angers

    Angers, France

    Specialty

    Anesthesiology and Critical Care

    Academic Affiliations

    Brief Resume

    • Awarded his medical degree and MD at the University Denis Diderot, in Paris; passed his PhD at the INSERM in Paris
    • Member of the intensive care committee of the SFAR (French society of anesthesiology and critical care), the committee of nutrition and of perioperative medicine of the ESICM
    • Head of the Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Emergency department at the University Hospital in Angers since 2013
    • Areas of expertise are anemia and iron metabolism in critically ill and perioperative patients
    • Develops a Patient Blood Management program at his institution, the OZeT program (“Objective Zero Transfusion”)
    • Head of a laboratory research team, part of the MitoLab Institute at Angers medical University. The lab research explores the cellular mechanisms of fatigue and muscular weakness of iron deficiency in an mouse model of iron deficiency without anemia
    • Published over 90 journal articles, including numerous original papers and review articles regarding patient blood management and iron treatment
    • Served in the editorial board of intensive care medicine journal, and has participated in numerous committees and scientific advisory boards
  • Prof. Jeong Jae Lee

    Prof. Jeong Jae Lee

    Institution

    Soonchunhyang University Hospital

    Seoul, South Korea

    Specialty

    Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Academic Affiliations

    • Professor of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Seoul, South Korea

    Brief Resume

    • Completed his specialization in obstetrics and gynaecology at Soonchunhyang University in Korea in 1991, Masters in 1993, PhD in 1998
    • Committee Member of the Health Reassurances Assessment Department, Korea Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service
    • Currently Director of Soonchunhyang Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery
    • His clinical research articles on PBM in obstetrics and gynecology have been published in international journals
    • He and his colleague organized the Korean Society of Patient Blood Management and he served as the first chairman from 2014 to 2016
    • In recent years his efforts have focused on the implementation and collaboration of PBM between Asian countries and South Korea
  • Dr Michael Leahy

    Dr Michael Leahy

    Consultant Haematologist, Royal Perth Hospital

    Institution

    Royal Perth Hospital

    Perth, Australia

    Specialty

    Haematology

    Academic Affiliations

    Brief Resume

    • Deputy Network Director South Metropolitan Health Service / Fiona Stanley Hospital Network, PathWest Laboratory Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital
    • Head of Department of Clinical Haematology, Consultant Haematologist, Royal Perth Hospital
    • Clinical Professor in Medicine, School of Medicine & Pharmacology, School of Pathology, University of Western Australia
    • Patient Blood Management, Western Australian State Medical Director, June 2014 – July 2015
    • Director Patient Blood Management Program, Western Australian Department of Health/Fremantle Hospital & Health Service, South Metropolitan Health Service, Fremantle, Australia. Sept 2009 – Jan 2015
    • Consultant Haematologist and Head of Department, Fremantle Hospital & Health Service South Metropolitan Health Service, Fremantle, Australia
  • Dr. Johann Kurz

    Dr. Johann Kurz

    Institution

    Retired from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health

    Vienna, Switzerland

    Specialty

    Advisor on Substances of Human Origin

    Brief Resume

    • Austrian Federal Ministry of Health (retired 2013)
    • Senior Advisor to EU projects, regulatory bodies and companies in the field of inspections, audits and regulatory compliance of blood, tissues, biologicals and sterile pharmaceuticals implementing and maintaining quality risk management, Good Manufacturing Practice, and Patient Blood Management as well as Optimal Blood Use in hospitals.
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  • Prof. Young Woo Kim

    Prof. Young Woo Kim

    Institution

    National Cancer Center, Gastric Cancer Branch

    Seoul, South Korea

    Specialty

    Oncology, Gastroenterology

    Academic Affiliations

    • Chief Scientist and Head of the Gastric Cancer Branch, Division of Common Cancers, Research Institute, National Cancer Center, Seoul, Korea
    • Chief of the Gastric Cancer Branch, Research Institute and Head, Division of Translational & Clinical Research
    • Department of Cancer Control and Policy, Graduate School of Cancer Science and Policy

    Brief Resume

    • Graduated from Seoul National University School of Medicine in 1988
    • Assistant Professor, Department of General Surgery College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University from 1999 – 2002
    • Interested in Patient Blood Management and transfusion alternatives since 2001. Among his over 4,000 gastrectomies experiences including over 1,500 laparoscopic and 200 robotic gastrectomies so far, the transfusion rate is less than 0.5%. Blood loss during the laparoscopic or robotic surgery is less than 20 ml over 90 % of the cases
    • Currently president of Korea Patient Blood Management Group (KPBM) which he has participated as a founding member two years ago
    • Published over 224 original articles and several book chapters for Laparoscopic Gastrectomy, Textbook of Oncology, Textbook of Gastric Cancer in Korea. His main publication is for first level 1 evidence for role of laparoscopic gastrectomy in Annals of Surgery and Surgical Endoscopy (COACT 1301 trial)
  • Prof. Tae-Yop Kim

    Prof. Tae-Yop Kim

    Institution

    Konkuk University Medical Center

    Seoul, South Korea

    Specialty

    Anesthesiology, Cardiac Anesthesia

    Academic Affiliations

    • Academic Affiliations: Korean Society of Anesthesiologists-Director of Academic Affair
    • Korean Society of Geriatric Anesthesia and Pain
    • Korean Society of Anesthetic Pharmacology
    • Korean Society of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesiologists
    • Korean Society of Patient Blood Management-Director of Academic Affair

    Brief Resume

    • Bachelor Degree, Master Degree, Ph.D., Chonnam National University Graduate School, Gwangju, Korea
    • 1999-2001: Clinical Instructor, Department of Anesthesiology, Masan Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Masan, Korea
    • 2001-2002: Director and Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Anesthesiology, Masan Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Korea
    • 2002-2004: Director and Assistant Professor, Department Anesthesiology, Masan Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Korea
    • 2004.6-2005.6: Faculty, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    • 2005.6-2005.8: Director and Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Konkuk University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    • 2005.9-2010.8: Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Konkuk University Medical Center, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    • 2010.9-present: Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Konkuk University Medical Center, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • Peter Kastner

    Peter Kastner

    Institution

    AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Competence Unit – Digital Health Information Systems

    Graz, Austria

    Specialty

    ICT for clinical trials, benchmarking services and tele-health solutions

    Brief Resume

    Senior engineer with over 20 years of experience in R&D for medical informatics and eHealth services in the health care environment

    Project Manager of the European Patient Blood Management Project (www.europe-pbm.eu) and coauthor of the European Patient Blood Management Guidelines: Building national programmes of Patient Blood Management in the EU – A guide for health authorities; Supporting Patient Blood Management in the EU – A practical implementation guide for hospitals

    Expert in quality management, GCP and European medical device regulation

    Senior Project Manager for national and international IT projects in the healthcare environment

    Has contributed at national and international conferences and workshops and is published in scientific journals

  • Prof. Christakis Kassianides

    Prof. Christakis Kassianides

    Institution

    Morningside Medi clinic Johannesburg

    Johannesburg, South Africa

    Specialty

    Gastroenterology

    Academic Affiliations

    • Associate Professor University of Cape Town, South Africa

    Brief Resume

    • Associate Professor in Department of Medicine University of Cape Town Chairman Gastroenterology Foundation of Sub Saharan Africa (SSA)
    • Gastroenterologist Morningside Mediclinic
    • Following graduation in 1979 from the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg South Africa, and completion of a fellowship with the College of Physicians in South Africa, in 1986 joined the Liver Unit of the National Institutes of Health in Washington DC where he spent a number of years researching the antiviral therapy of the hepatitis B and C viruses.
    • This was followed by GI Fellowships at Georgetown University in Washington DC and Cornell Hospital in New York City.
    • In 1990 moved to Hong Kong and joined the Prince of Wales Hospital as a Visiting Lecturer.
    • Returned to South Africa in 1991 and established a private practice in Johannesburg.
    • Over the past 25 years has been actively involved in the Continual Medical Education of GI/Hepatology fellows and Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists in practice both in South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa.
    • 2006 founded and currently chairs the Gastroenterology Foundation of SSA.
    • 2019 established and co- chairs GHASSA (Gastroenterology and Hepatology Association of SSA).
    • 2018 awarded an Associate Professorship from the University of Cape Town.
  • Dr. Mazyar Javidroozi

    Dr. Mazyar Javidroozi

    Institution

    Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

    Englewood, New Jersey, United States

    Specialty

    Statistics and Research Methodology

    Academic Affiliations

    • Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

    Brief Resume

    • Senior Scientist (2005 – Present) Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, NJ
    • Clinical Research Consultant and President (2008 – Present) Pacific Research Consultation, Inc., Irvine, CA
    • Research Assistant (2005 – 2008) Department of Medicine, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY
    • Researcher (2003 – 2005) Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, and
    • Molecular Neurogenetics Laboratory, Department of Neurology, Columbia University, New York, NY
    • PhD, Molecular and Cellular Biology (Pathology and Immunology), State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY
    • MD, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    • SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS: – Patient blood management interventions lead to important benefits for major surgery. Comment on Br J Anaesth (2021)
    • Patient blood management during the COVID-19 pandemic – a narrative review. Anaesthesia (2020)
    • The Essential Role of Patient Blood Management in a Pandemic: A Call for Action. Anesth Analg (2020) – In search of the lost blood. Blood Transfus (2020)
    • The effect of a novel intravenous fluid (Oxsealife®) on recovery from haemorrhagic shock in pigs. Anaesthesia (2019)
    • Blood Transfusion in Sepsis and Iatrogenic Hemodilution. Am J Crit Care (2018)
    • Real-time evaluation of an image analysis system for monitoring surgical hemoglobin loss. J Clin Monit Comput (2018)
    • Rethinking the role of postoperative critical care in an inequitable world. J Thorac Dis (2017)
    • Patient Blood Management in the Intensive Care Unit. Transfus Med Rev (2017)
    • Complications of Allogeneic Blood Product Administration, with Emphasis on Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury and Transfusion-Associated Circulatory Overload. Adv Anesth (2017)
  • Prof. Hongwen JI

    Prof. Hongwen JI

    Institution

    Fuwai Hospital

    Beijing, China

    Specialty

    Anesthesiology

    Academic Affiliations

    Brief Resume

    • Member of the Chinese Society of Anesthesiology, under Chinese Society of Cardiothoracic Vascular Anesthesiology
    • Founder of the Fuwai Hospital non-transfusion program, a program that from 2008 to 2014 reduced ~62% of blood transfusion
    • Writer of China Cardiovascular surgery PBM consensus, and the Co-writer of China orthopedic PBM consensus
    • Widely published and his research focus is on Multidisciplinary Patient Blood Management Strategy Reduce Transfusion in Cardiac Surgery
  • Prof. James Isbister

    Prof. James Isbister

    Institution

    Medical School, University of Sydney

    Sydney, Australia

    Specialty

    Haematology and Transfusion Medicine

    Academic Affiliations

    • Clinical Professor of Medicine, Medical School, University of Sydney
    • Emeritus Consultant in Haematology and Transfusion Medicine and Clinical Professor of Medicine, Sydney Medical School, Royal North Shore Hospital of Sydney

    Brief Resume

    • Undergraduate at the University of NSW and did postgraduate training at St Vincent’s Hospital and the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London
    • Main career has been at Royal North Shore Hospital as Head of the Department of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine being appointed Consultant Emeritus in 2004
    • Currently chair of the massive transfusion registry at Monash University, Melbourne and chair of the National Blood Authority PBM steering committee
    • Broad range of clinical, research and teaching interests in haematology, transfusion medicine and patient blood management and has received acknowledgement with several National and International awards including membership of the Order of Australia
    • One of the early advocates for moving blood transfusion from a product focus to a patient focus and differentiating patient blood management from donor blood management
  • Prof. Oliver Habler

    Prof. Oliver Habler

    Institution

    Krankenhaus Nordwest

    Frankfurt a. M., Germany

    Specialty

    Anesthesiology

    Academic Affiliations

    University of Frankfurt a. M.

    Brief Resume

    • Graduated from Université Libre de Bruxelles in 1999
    • Head of the Anesthesiology department at the Krankenhaus Nordwest, Frankfurt a. M. since 2006
    • Member of European Academy of Sciences and Arts since 2014
    • Involved in the development of patient blood management concepts targeting in the reduction of perioperative allogeneic blood transfusion; acute normovolemic hemodilution (ANH); intraoperative blood salvage and autotransfusion („cell-salvage“); identification of the optimal transfusion threshold; therapeutic increase of anemia tolerance; hyperoxic hemodilution; artificial oxygen carriers (haemoglobin-based artificial oxygen carriers HBOC, perfluorocarbons), reduction of perioperative blood losses by an early goal directed differentiated coagulation management, avoidance of allogeneic plasma transfusion.
  • Prof. Thorsten Haas

    Prof. Thorsten Haas

    Institution

    University of Florida

    Zurich, Switzerland

    Specialty

    Patient Blood Management

    Brief Resume

    • Medical degree from Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany
    • Consultant in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
    • 2007 – 2009 Medical Director for Clinical Research & Development at CSL Behring in Marburg, Germany
    • 2011 Leading Consultant, Department of Pediatric Anesthesia, University Children’s Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    • Recently implemented a Pediatric Patient Blood Management Program at the University Children’s Hospital in Zurich
    • Member of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) Subgroup for Perioperative Coagulation Management
    • Member of the Scientific Committee for the Network for the Advancement of Patient Blood Management, Haemostasis and Thrombosis (NATA)
  • Dr. Irwin Gross

    Dr. Irwin Gross

    Institution

    Accumen Inc.

    San Diego, United States

    Specialty

    Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

    Academic Affiliations

    University of Michigan Medical School

    Brief Resume

    • Chief of Pathology at Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC, where he started the patient blood management program in 2006)
    • Medical Director of Laboratories at Affiliated Laboratories, Inc., and as Medical Director of Transfusion Services from 1987 through 2014.
    • SABM board member, chairing the Standards Committee and published the first Administrative and Clinical Standards for PBM in 2011.
    • Member of AABB/SABM Patient Blood Management Advisory Group
    • Member of Laboratory medicine Best Practices (LMBP™) 2013 Expert Panel on Blood Utilization for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Dr. Susan Goobie

    Dr. Susan Goobie

    Institution

    Boston Children’s Hospital

    Harvard Medical School

    Boston, United States

    Specialty

    Blood conservation methods, coagulation disorders, anti-fibrinolytics, anemia and pharmacokinetic research

    Academic Affiliations

    • Harvard Medical School

    Brief Resume

    • Section editor for Pediatric Anesthesiaand an executive section editor for Anesthesia & Analgesia.
    • Serves on the research and patient blood management committees of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, International Anesthesia Research Society, American Society of Anesthesia and Canadian Anesthesia Society.
    • Director of the Boston Children’s Hospital Pharmacokinetics Laboratory and the BCH Blood Management Program.
    • Chair of the Society of Pediatric Anesthesia Patient Blood management committee, the International Pediatric
    • Craniofacial Surgery Perioperative Group and the past chair of the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management research committee.
    • She is an internationally recognized expert, and investigator on several large multicenter trials in the area of Pediatric Patient Blood Management.
    • She is from Newfoundland, Canada and lives in Boston with her husband, 3 children and a golden retriever. She is an avid cyclist and skier.
  • Prof. Domenico Girelli

    Prof. Domenico Girelli

    Institution

    University of Verona, Department of Medicine

    Verona, Australia

    Specialty

    Internal Medicine

    Academic Affiliations

    • Veneto Region Referral Center for Iron Metabolism Disorders, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata Verona
    • Center of Excellence of EuroBloodNet (European Reference Network for Rare Hematological Diseases)

    Brief Resume

    • 2016 to Present: Coordinator of the AOUI-VR Multidisciplinary Team on Rare Hematological Disorders, official partner of the European Reference Network (ERN) “EuroBloodNet” appointed by EU Commission.
    • 2016 to Present: Member of the Advisory Board, Cariverona Foundation.
    • 2015 to Present: Veneto Region Referral Centre for Diagnosis and Therapy of Disorders of Iron Metabolism at Policlinico G.B. Rossi, Verona.
    • 2012 to Present: Professor of Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Verona
    • 2011 to Present: Head of the Multidisciplinary Team for Iron Disorders of the Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata Verona (AOUI-VR)
    • 2009 to Present: Head of Unit of Urgency Medicine, at the Unit of Internal Medicine “B”, Policlinico G.B. Rossi, Verona.
  • Dr. Pere Gascón

    Dr. Pere Gascón

    Institution

    Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology

    Barcelona, Spain

    Specialty

    Oncology and Hematology

    Academic Affiliations

    Brief Resume

    • 1974 Graduated in Medicine, resident at Hospital Vall d’Hebron
    • 1977 Downstate Medical Centre, Brooklyn New York
    • 1979 National Instututes of Health (NIH), Bethesta Clinical Hematology Branch
    • 1984 Washington University, Barnes Hospital, St Louis
    • 1985 Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical School
    • 1989 Head of Hematology and Oncology, Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical School
    • 1991 Associate Professor, Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical School
    • 1995 Physician of the Year, American College of Physicians
    • 1998 Awarded ‘Best Doctors in America’
    • 1999 Director of Medical Oncology, Hospital Clinic Barcelona
    • 2014 Senior Consultant, Hospital Clinic Barcelona
  • Dr. Bernd Froessler

    Dr. Bernd Froessler

    Institution

    Lyell McEwin Hospital

    Adelaide, Australia

    Specialty

    Anesthesiology

    Academic Affiliations

    Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide

    Brief Resume

    • Born in Germany and graduated at the University of Cologne in Germany (Doctor of Medicine) in 1993
    • Trained in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in Germany and worked as a specialist in Germany, Holland and Australia
    • Involved with the National Blood Authority’s Blood Measures Working Group
    • Member of a National Anaemia Management Advisory Committee and The South Australian Blood Management Council
    • Research interests in iron metabolism, cardio-vascular function and peri-operative/ peri-partum blood management
  • Prof. Paolo Ferrari

    Prof. Paolo Ferrari

    Chief Medical Officer

    Institution

    Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale

    Ticini, Switzerland

    Specialty

    Nephrology

    Academic Affiliations

    Brief Resume

    • Current Chief Medical Officer of the Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale in Ticino, Switzerland
    • Completed medical training at the University Hospital in Berne, Switzerland before moving to Australia in 2003
    • Founding Director of the Australian Paired Kidney Exchange and Director of Kidney Transplantation at Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney
    • Past President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology, served on several national and international professional Committees
    • Established research programs in Nephrology including chronic kidney disease and kidney transplantation
      Published over 200 per-reviewed papers with a H-index of 46
  • Prof. Tatiana Fedorova

    Prof. Tatiana Fedorova

    Institution

    FSBI, National Medical Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology n. Acad V.I. Kulakov

    , Russia

    Specialty

    Obstetrician-Gynecologist, Transfusiologist

    Academic Affiliations

    • Ministry of Health of the Russian federation, Moscow
    • Expert of the federal Healthcare Supervision Agency on transfusiology

    Brief Resume

    • Deputy Director of the Institute of Anesthesiology – Resuscitation and Transfusiology
    • Head of Department of Transfusiology and Extracorporeal Hemocorrection
    • Graduated from the Second Moscow Medical Institute, Doctorantura in FSBI ‘NMRC for Obstet., Gyn. and Perinatol. Acad V.I. Kulakov’ Russia
    • Work experience 41 years (since 1978 OBGYN certificate; since 1993 + transfusiology and hemapheresis methods certification) The study of new methods in the treatment of infertility, endometriosis, inflammatory diseases, anemia in obstetrics and gynecology. Clinical testing of new devices of PBM methods.
    • Total number of publications 700+. Most significant works are: ‘Intensive care in obstetrics and gynecology’, ‘Anesthesia and resuscitation in obstetrics and gynecology’, ‘Clinical transfusiology in obstetrics, gynecology and neonatology’. Chapters in the monograph ‘Methods of hemapheresis in preparing patients for the IVF program’, ‘Clinical use of extracorporeal treatment methods’, Transfusiological hemocorrection’, Guidelines for extracorporeal blood purification in intensive care’, ‘Plasmapheresis and intravenous laser blood irradiation’, ‘Patient Blood Management in obstetric practice and placenta accreta’, Iron deficiency conditions in pregnant women and gynecological patients’.
    • Regular speaker at Russian anf foreign congresses, forums, symposia and round tables.
    • Lecturer for residents, graduate students and Interns
    • Trainer of the simulation center for obstetrics-gynecology and transfusiology
  • Dr. David Faraoni

    Dr. David Faraoni

    Institution

    Hospital for Sick Children

    Toronto, Canada

    Specialty

    Transfusion Medicine/Hematology

    Academic Affiliations

    • University of Toronto

    Brief Resume

    • Graduated from Free University of Brussels, Belgium 2007, completed residency in Anesthesiology and Pediatric Anesthesia at the Free University of Brussels in September 2012.
    • Employed as Assistant Professor, department of Pediatric Anesthesiology at Queen Fabiola Children’s University Hospital in Brussels until September 2014. Completed PhD thesis in June 2015: “Perioperative Management of Bleeding in Children undergoing Cardiac Surgery”.
    • October 2014 – June 2016, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School and Research Associate in the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital.
    • Joined the Hospital for Sick Children in July 2016 and completed cardiac anesthesia fellowship.
    • From July 2017, staff anesthesiologist in the Division of Cardiac Anesthesia and the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children, and Associate Professor of Anesthesia in the department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at University of Toronto.
    • Associate Scientist in the Department of Translational Medicine at the Sick Kids Research Institute. Associate Editor for Anesthesiology, Anesthesia & Analgesia, and Pediatric Anesthesia, member of the editorial board of the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, and the Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia.
    • Research program has focused on the understanding of coagulopathy in pediatric cardiac patients and the development of standardized transfusion algorithm.
  • Dr José Erce

    Dr José Erce

    Institution

    University of Zaragoza

    Navarra, Spain

    Specialty

    Hematology and Hemotherapy

    Academic Affiliations

    Brief Resume

    • Currently working Director of the Blood and Tissue Bank of Navarra
    • Investigator of IDI-PAZ “Investigación en PBAM” and “Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud”
    • Coordinator of the Working Group of the Spanish Society of Blood Transfusion
    • Since 2011, Co-Coordinator of the Spanish Group for the study of Trombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (PTT) and the Spanish Registry of PTT, within the Spanish Group of Apheresis
    • Representative of the Spanish Society of Hematology and Hemotherapy in the Seville Document of Alternatives to Blood Transfusion
    • 2010, Member of the “Debate Forum: Safety of Alternatives to Allogeneic Transfusion in the Surgical and / or Critical Patient” of the Update of the Seville Document. Member of the Latin American Consensus on the Management of Anemia in Surgery, Lima (Peru)
    • Since 2006, Member of the Scientific Committee of the NATA (Network of Advancement of Transfusion Alternatives) (www.nataonline.com) Scientific Committee
    • Co-founder and former secretary of Anemia Working Group-Spain
      Former Honorary Collaborating Professor of the University of Málaga
    • 2005 to 2013 university teaching assistant at the University of Zaragoza, Autonomous University of Madrid and University of Malaga
    • Since 2012, CASTYM Instructor and Collaborator of the CASTYM Course-Workshop
      Coordinator of the updating course in patient blood management. CASTYM Workshop (Advanced Control of Bleeding in Trauma and Major Surgery) of the Extraordinary Courses of the University of Zaragoza, 2016 and 2017 editions
    • Teaching assistant of online courses of the Anemia Working Group Spain
      Member of the Spanish Society of Hematology and Hemotherapy, the Spanish Society of Blood Transfusion and the Spanish Association of Gastroenterology.
    • Co-author of more than 150 articles in indexed journals, 6 books, over 50 book chapters and more than 30 national or international papers
    • Director of several Doctoral Theses and research Sufficiency works of the University of Zaragoza, and some Final Degree Projects of the Autonomous University of Madrid.
  • Dr Wayne Dyer

    Dr Wayne Dyer

    Institution

    Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

    Sydney, Australia

    Specialty

    Research – PBM strategies for tissue oxygen delivery using animal models of haemorrhagic shock and severe anaemia; appropriate clinical use of fractionated plasma products

    Academic Affiliations

    Brief Resume

    • 1994 to present: Scientist, Senior Research Fellow; Research & Development, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Sydney.
    • 2004 to present: Research Fellow, Senior Research Fellow; Sydney Medical School and School of Medical Sciences, University of Sydney.
  • Dr. Melissa Cushing

    Dr. Melissa Cushing

    Institution

    Weill Cornell Medicine

    New York, United States

    Specialty

    Transfusion Medicine

    Academic Affiliations

    Brief Resume

    • Undergraduate Degree: Duke University
    • Medical Degree: Georgetown University School of Medicine
    • Clinical Pathology Residency Training: Emory University School of Medicine
    • Transfusion Medicine Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    • 2011 – present: Director of Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapy
    • 2014 – present: Associate Director of the Clinical Laboratory
    • 2014 – present: Chair of the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Patient Blood Management Program
    • Lectures internationally on treatment of perioperative bleeding, viscoelastic testing algorithms, and patient blood management.
    • Associate Editor of Transfusion and member of the Editorial Board for Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Prof. Christian Breymann

    Prof. Christian Breymann

    Institution

    Centre for Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Seefeld

    Zurich, Switzerland

    Specialty

    Haematological diseases in obstetrics, iron metabolism

    Academic Affiliations

    University of Zurich in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Perinatal Medicine

    Brief Resume

    • 1996 Research fellow: Mount Sinai Hematology & Nutrition Research Laboratory, New York
    • Since 2003: Research Group Leader, ZKF – Centre for Clinical Research
    • Since 2004: Private medical work, Attending doctor at the Hirslanden and Bethanien Clinics, Zurich
    • Since 2005: Co-Leader of the Zentrum GGS (Centre for gynaecology and obstetrics, Seefeld, Zurich) together with Prof. P. Wyss
    • 2007: Professor at the University of Zurich in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Perinatal Medicine
    • 2009: Academic Board and Committee member of the European Life Sciences and Medical University
    • 2011: Scientific Board member of “Auxocell” Stem Cell Inc., Boston / USA
    • 2011: Honorary Professor, AAU-School of Medicine, Dept. Obetstrics and Gynecology, Adis Abeba/ Aethopia
    • 2013: Co-Chairman of the First European Iron Academy, Spain
    • 2014: Founding member of the International Stem Cell Society, Boston / USA
    • Since 2014: Director Perinatal Institute Zurich/Hirslanden
    • 2015: External Reviewer of updated WHO Guidelines for the Treatment of Postpartum Anaemia
    • 2015: Member NATA Expert Panel in the field of anaemia therapy in pregnancy and postpartum, Paris/ France
    • 2016: Vice President and Co-Founder of the Swiss Ethiopian Health Professional Association (SEHPA)
    • 2017: Principal Investigator in the Perinatal Stem Cell Banking Project with the “Wyss Translational Center”, Regenerative Medicine, University of Zurich
  • Prof. Neil Blumberg

    Prof. Neil Blumberg

    Institution

    University of Rochester Medical Center

    Rochester, United States

    Specialty

    Clinical Haematology

    Academic Affiliations

    Transfusion Medicine Division/Blood Bank, Dept. of Path. and Laboratory Medicine

    Brief Resume

    • Director of the Transfusion Medicine Division and Blood Bank of a 880 bed university hospital starting in 1980.
    • BS and MD from Yale University in New Haven, CT.
    • Residency training in laboratory medicine, hematology and blood banking at Yale New Haven Hospital.
    • Particular interest in transfusion immunology having participated in research into the previously unappreciated immunologic effects known as transfusion immunomodulation.
    • Clinical interests in the diagnosis and treatment of immune disorders such as autoimmune hemolytic anemia, autoimmune thrombocytopenia, supportive care for stem cell and solid organ transplantation, and use of use of minimally costly and simple techniques for mitigating transfusion side effects through leukoreduction, use of autologous transfusions and removal of stored supernatant through washing.
    • Our group, co-led by Dr. Joanna M. Heal, MRCP has defined the benefits of ABO identical transfusions through clinical and laboratory research, and described the unfortunate ill effects of transfusing ABO incompatible soluble antigen and antibody. The combined use of leukoreduction, washing and ABO identical transfusions has reduced the mortality of younger patients with leukemia in our setting from 50% to 20% at five years post diagnosis. We have reduced the incidence of platelet refractoriness to close to zero through use of leukoreduction and avoidance of infusing ABO incompatible antigen and antibody. These strategies also reduce side effects such as inflammation, organ failure, transfusion reactions of all types, TRALI, TACO and alloimmunization to red cell antigens. Reducing unnecessary transfusions also mitigates these unfortunate and undesirable consequences of transfusion, including thrombosis.
  • Dr. Elvira Bisbe

    Dr. Elvira Bisbe

    Institution

    Hospital del Mar

    Barcelona, Spain

    Specialty

    Anesthesiology

    Brief Resume

    • Consultant Senior of Anethesiology
    • Group of research in perioperative IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute)
    • President of Anemia Working Group España (www.awge.org).
    • Member of the Board of directors of Scientific committee member
    • Coordinator of “AULA AWGE”. An online platform on Transfusion medicine and Anaemia treatment courses
    • Member of the Haemostasia and transfusional medicine section in the Spanish society of anesthesia (SEDAR)
    • Member of the panel for the elaboration of “Documento “Sevilla” de alternativas a la transfusión alogénica”
    • Coordinator of MAPBM project (Maturity Assessment Model for PBM)
    • Vice-president of the Medical association of Barcelona (CoMB)
    • More than 50 publications and 30 book chapters in perioperative anaemia of Patient Blood Management. Participation in 10 clinical assays in this topic (competitive research grants). She has given more than 100 invited lectures at national and international scientific meetings and 60 postgraduate courses in transfusion medicine and/or  perioperative anaemia.
  • Dr. Ivo Beverina

    Dr. Ivo Beverina

    Institution

    Legnano General Hospital, Milan, Italy

    Legnano, Italy

    Specialty

    Haematology

    Brief Resume

    • Degree in Medicine and Surgery at University Statale of Milan (1989)
    • Fellow at San Raffaele Hospital, Milan – Blood Transfusion Center (1990 – 1992)
    • Postgraduate specialization in Hemathology at University Statale of Milan (1993)
    • Medical assistant at E. Morelli Hospital, Sondalo – Blood Transfusion Center (1993 – 1994)
    • Chief resident at Busto Arsizio Hospital – Blood Transfusion Center (1995 – 2001)
    • Head of Blood transfusion Center at Tradate Hospital (2001 – 2010)
    • 2010 to present: Head of Blood transfusion Center “Outpatient Department” – ASST West Milan, Legnano General Hospital
    • Experience in patient blood management, peripheral stem cell transplantation and immunohematology.
    • Member of board of ANEMO
    • Member of the of Italian Society of Transfusion Medicine and Immunoemathology (SIMTI)
    • Member of the Italian society of haemapheresis and cellular manipulation (SIdEM)
    • Elected member of regional board (Lombardy) of Italian Society of Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology (SIMTI)
    • Scientific Director of the congress: “Patient Blood management: from theory to practice” (Legnano, 2018)
    • Scientific director and speaker of courses and congresses on patient blood management, transfusion risk, intravenous iron therapy, transfusion therapy in Emergency Department, author of several publications on peer-per view journals.
    • Reviewer for; Transfusion and Apheresis Science, PLOS-ONE, Internal and Emergency Medicine (IAEM), Scientific Reports – Nature, Blood Transfusion , Nutrition and Metabolic Insights
  • Dr. Michael Auerbach

    Dr. Michael Auerbach

    Institution

    Auerbach Hematology and Oncology Associates, Inc.

    Washington DC, United States

    Specialty

    Haematology and Oncology

    Academic Affiliations

    • Clinical Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington DC

    Brief Resume

    • Dr. Auerbach earned his medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio.
    • Completed his fellowship training in hematology and oncology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and Harlem Hospital Center in New York, New York, where he went on to do a research fellowship in thrombosis and hemostasis at Columbia. He is board-certified in internal medicine and in the subspecialties of hematology and medical oncology.
    • Has authored or coauthored over 180 journal articles, books, chapters and meeting abstracts, most recently focusing on intravenous iron supplementation in pregnancy and in patients with RLS.  He is an author of the Treatment of Iron Deficiency in Adults, Anemia in Pregnancy, and Diagnosis and Causes of Iron Deficiency for UpToDate.
    • Member of numerous professional organizations, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and Honorary Emeritus member of the American Society of Hematology. Currently serves on the scientific board of the Network for Advancement of Transfusion Alternatives, advises the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management and is on the Editorial Boards of the American Journal of Hematology, Blood Transfusion and Expert Review of Hematology.
    • In 2010, along with three colleagues, he participated in the first educational session ever delivered on the use of intravenous iron, at the American Society of Hematology’s annual meeting and in 2016 presented another on complete replacement dosing in an initial, brief, single visit.
    • In December, 2017 he was the principal author of the first prospective study of intravenous iron in pregnancy performed in the United States which was published in the American Journal of Medicine.
  • Prof. Oluş Api

    Prof. Oluş Api

    Institution

    Vehbi Koc Foundation, American Hospital Department of Women’s Health, Perinatology Unit

    Istambul, Turkey

    Specialty

    Obstetrics, Gynecology/Perinatology

    Academic Affiliations

    •  Perinatal Medicine Foundation

    Brief Resume

    • Graduated in 1997 at Faculty of Medicine, Marmara University, Istanbul.
    • 1997-2002 at Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Teaching Hospital.
    • 2002, Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Teaching Hospital as the Chief Assistant at the Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics and Department of Perinatology.
    • 2010, Associate Professor at Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Teaching Hospital. Worked at the Royal Brompton Fetal Cardiology Clinic for 6 months as a fellow and increased her experience at fetal cardiology.
    • Lecturer and the Head of Perinatology Department at Yeditepe University Hospital until 2017.
    • Between 2017 and mid 2019, worked as a lecturer and the head of Perinatology Department at Medipol University Hospital.
    • 2019, Vehbi Koc Foundation American Hospital as a perinatologist.
    • Has over 100 scientific publications and she is actively taking part in many international & national medical journals’ advisory boards. Main interest is fetal cardiology, prenatal diagnosis and maternal anemia.
    • Has held many positions at various societies including past president of Turkish Perinatology Society between 2015-2017, currently a board member.
    • President of Turkish Obstetric & Gynecological Ultrasound Society.
    • Member of Perinatal Medicine Foundation and World Association of Perinatal Medicine (WAPM).
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