Reducing Perioperative Complications

Guidelines for getting patients back to health

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Auditorium, School of Medicine, The University of Auckland, 85 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand

Keynote Speakers

Professor Philip DevereauxDirector, Division of Cardiology, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Devereaux obtained his MD from McMaster University. After medical school he completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Calgary and a residency in cardiology at Dalhousie University. He then completed a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology at McMaster University.

He is the Director of the Division of Cardiology at McMaster University. He is also the Scientific Leader of the Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine, and Surgical Research Group at the Population Health Research Institute. Dr. Devereaux is a full Professor and University Scholar in the Departments of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI) and Medicine at McMaster University.

Professor Monty MythenSmiths Medical Professor of Anaesthesia & Critical Care, University College Hospital, London, UK

Monty is the Smiths Medical Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care at University College London. Director of The UCL Discovery Lab at The London 2012 Olympic legacy Institute of Sport Exercise and Health. Before returning to the UK, Monty was an assistant Professor at Duke University Medical Centre and acting Chief of Critical Care in the Department of Anesthesiology.

Monty is also an Elected Council Member of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and Leads their Perioperative Medicine Programme; Chair of The Board of the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia; A Director of Xtreme-Everest; Editor-in-Chief Perioperative Medicine. Editorial board member: British Journal of Anaesthesia; Critical Care and Co-Chairman of Evidence Based Peri-operative Medicine (EBPOM).

Professor Paul MylesHead of Alfred Health's and Monash University's Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine

Professor Paul Myles is the Chair of the Academic Board of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, as well as the current Director of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at the Alfred. In addition, Professor Myles is an Australian NHMRC Practitioner Fellow, and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

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