Professor Marc Van de Velde
Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospital Leuven, and Full professor of Anesthesiology, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, KULeuven, Belgium.
Research Interests: Obstetric anaesthesia, regional anaesthesia, acute pain management.
Potential Conflicts of Interest: Professor Van de Velde is currently or was in the last three years a consultant for Smiths Medical, Medtronic, MSD, Nordic Pharma, Amneal, Grunenthal, HeronTx, Vifor Pharma, Flatmedical, Janssens Pharmaceuticals and Aguettant. He has received lecture fees in the last three years from Sintetica, Aspen, HeronTx, Aguettant, Nordic Pharma, Amneal, Grunenthal and MSD. Sintetica has supported one of his research projects.
Professor Henrik Kehlet (Denmark)
Professor of Surgery, Section for Surgical Pathophysiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Research Interests: Acute pain physiology and treatment, surgical pathophysiology and pathogenesis of peri-operative morbidity, aiming at accelerated postoperative recovery.
Potential Conflicts of Interest: Professor Kehlet has no conflicts of interest to declare currently or in the previous 3 years.
Prof. Dr.med. Stephan M. Freys (Germany)
Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, DIAKO Bremen, Germany
Research Interests: Acute Pain Management, Patient Controlled Analgesia, Innovative Techniques
Potential Conflicts of Interest: Grünenthal
Professor Dileep N. Lobo (UK)
Professor of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Consultant Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgeon and Deputy Head of Division of the Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre at the University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals, UK
Clinical and research interests: Clinical interests focus on surgery of the pancreas and biliary tree. Research interests include surgical nutrition and metabolism, fluid and electrolyte balance and pancreatic cancer
Professor Francis Bonnet (France)
Anaesthetic and Intensive Care Department Hôpital Tenon Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris France
Area of interests: Postoperative pain ; Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS); Regional Anaesthesia; Evidence based medicine
Potential Conflicts of Interest: Consultant for Nordik Pharma; The Medicines Company; Ambu
Professor Stephan Schug (Austria)
Professor and Chair of Anaesthesia
University of Western Australia
Director of Pain Medicine
Royal Perth Hospital
Main interests: Management of acute, cancer and chronic pain, regional anaesthesia, pharmacology of anaesthetics and analgesics, and quality of healthcare.
Potential Conflicts of Interest: The Anaesthesiology Unit of the University of Western Australia, but not Professor Schug personally, has received research and travel funding and speaking and consulting honoraria from Gruenenthal, CSL, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Mundipharma, Pfizer, Phosphagenics and ix Biopharma within the last 5 years.
Professor Girish Joshi (USA)
Professor of Anaesthesiology and Pain Management University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Acute pain management, ambulatory anaesthesia, clinical pharmacology related to anaesthesiology, postoperative outcome and safety.
Potential Conflicts of Interest: Baxter Pharmaceuticals, Pacira Pharmaceuticals and Mallinkrodt Pharmaceuticals
Professor Narinder Rawal (Sweden)
Department of Anaesthesiology
Main interests: Acute pain management, regional anaesthesia, organisational issues related to postoperative pain
Potential conflict of interest: Professor Rawal serves on the advisory board of Sintetica.
Professor Patricia Lavand’homme (Belgium)
Department of Anesthesiology and Acute Pain service
Cliniques Universitaires st Luc
University Catholic of Louvain
Av Hippocrate 10- 1821
Research interests: postoperative pain (acute and chronic), pharmacology, orthopaedic anesthesia, obstetric anesthesia
Professor Helene Beloeil (France)
CHU Rennes, University Rennes 1
CIC 1414, 35033 Rennes
Research Interests: postoperative pain, non opioid analgesics, opioid free anesthesia/analgesia, regional analgesia
Conflict of interest: BBRAUN
Professor Johan Raeder (Norway)
Professor in Anaesthesiology and Consultant
Oslo University Hospital/University of Oslo
Pb: 4950 Nydalen
N-0424 Oslo, Norway
Areas of interest: Postoperative pain; pharmacology of analgesics and anaesthtics; regional analgesia/anaesthesia, depht of anaesthesia monitoring, recovery function,PONV.
Prof. Dr. Esther Pogatzki-Zahn (Germany)
Anesthesiologist; Pain Specialist
Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine
University Hospital Muenster, Germany
Research interests: Postoperative pain (acute and chronic), pharmacology of analgesics, regional analgesia, chronic pain after surgery, chronic pain (e.g. neuropathic), basic neuroscience (pain mechanisms),
Conflict of interest: Mundipharma GmbH; Gruenenthal, The Medicine Company, Fresenius Kabi; ArcelRX
Professor Philipp Lirk M.D., Ph.D. United States of America
Attending Anesthesiologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
75 Francis Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
United States of America
Main Interests: Pharmacology and Toxicology of Local Anesthetics, Anatomy and Clinical application of Peripheral Nerve Blocks, and Safety in Regional Anesthesia. Associate Editor of the European Journal of Anaesthesiology.
Conflicts of Interest: None.
Prof. Alain Delbos (Ex Officio) (France)
Clinique Médipôle Garonne, Toulouse, France
Hôpital Tenon Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris
Area of interests: Regional anaesthesia / peripheral nerve blocks, Postoperative pain, Simulation for training, Robotic in US-guided peripheral nerve blocks, Humanitarian medicine.
Axel Sauter, MD PhD (Norway)
Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet
Main interests: Orthopaedic anaesthesia, acute pain therapy, regional anaesthesia, innovation technologies.
Potential conflict of interest: B.Braun, Philips Healthcare
PD Dr Eric Albrecht, MD, DESA
Lausanne University Hospital, CHUV
Research interests: Meta-analyses and prospective trials on acute postoperative pain, regional procedures, complications after peripheral nerve blocks, and sleep apnea syndrome.
Potential conflict of interest: B.Braun