Donal Buggy is Professor of Anaesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine and Consultant in Anaesthesiology at Mater University Hospital, University College Dublin. He was elected for a 2nd term as Council Member of the College of Anaesthesiology of Ireland, having served as Editorial Board Member of BJA 2009-21. He is currently Chair of the European Society of Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care (ESA-IC) Onco-Anaesthesiology Research Group, and Principal Investigator of the ESA-IC research network’s prospective observational study on diabetes, MOPED, which is currently enrolling patients. In June, he will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Science (DSc), the highest doctorate of National University of Ireland, for his career’s published work as clinician scientist on the influence of perioperative interventions on postoperative patient outcomes.

Dr. Barak Cohen graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s medical school in 2003, and served as a medical officer in the IDF until 2015. He concomitantly completed his residency in the division of anesthesia, intensive care, and pain medicine in the Tel-Aviv Medical Center. During his service and residency, Dr. Cohen gained both academic and scientific experience. During his military service he directed the medical preparedness of the Israeli health system to non-conventional radiological disasters, both in the pre-hospital and the hospital environments. In 2019 he completed a 3-year clinical research fellowship in the Cleveland Clinic’s Outcome Research Department, serving as the department’s chief research fellow. He currently serves as the vice chair and the director of clinical research in the division of anesthesia, intensive care, and pain medicine in the Tel-Aviv Medical Center, combining clinical work and the responsibility over clinical research in the largest anesthesia department in Israel. He is also a member of the research committee of the Israeli Society of Anesthesiologists, dedicated to promoting collaborative research in Israel. Additionally, he is a member of the monitoring and equipment subcommittee of the European Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care’s scientific committee, and a member of the Outcomes Research Consortium. Dr. Cohen’s main areas of interest include continuous postoperative monitoring, acute postoperative pain, and effects of intraoperative hyperoxia.

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. Dr. Devereaux is a cardiologist, perioperative care physician, and clinical epidemiologist. He is the Director of the Division of Perioperative Care at McMaster University. He is a Senior Scientist and the Scientific Leader of the Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine, and Surgical Research Group at the Population Health Research Institute. Dr. Devereaux is a full Professor in the Departments of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI) and Medicine at McMaster University. He is the President of the Society of Perioperative Research and Care. Dr. Devereaux has published >390 peer reviewed papers and >85 book chapters, editorials, and commentaries. Dr. Devereaux has an h-index of 108 and 266,260 citations. He has given >1000 lectures and research presentations in 41 countries. Dr. Devereaux’s research program focuses on medical complications during and after surgery. Dr. Devereaux is supported by the McMaster University / Hamilton Health Sciences Chair in Perioperative Care. Dr. Devereaux holds a Tier 1 Canadian Research Chair in Perioperative Medicine.

Ashish K Khanna is an associate professor of anesthesiology and vice-chair of research with the department of anesthesiology, section on critical care medicine at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. He is also a member of the Wake Center for Biomedical Informatics, a core faculty for the Center for Healthcare Innovation, and the Wake Forest Hypertension and Vascular Research Cardiovascular Science Center. He serves as the inaugural director for the Perioperative Outcomes and Informatics Collaborative (POIC) a large perioperative outcomes collaborative research program that is staffed with several research nurses, fellows, technicians, students, data scientists and administrative staff and is a center of excellence for clinical trials across specialties. His research interests include prediction of post-operative respiratory and cardiac events on the regular nursing floor using wearable monitoring, use of large datasets for perioperative outcomes research, effects of hypotension in critically ill patients and use of novel vasopressors in shock states in the ICU. He is a previous FAER-MRTG awardee, and a Wake Forest CTSA KL2 recipient for his work on wireless wearable monitoring. Dr. Khanna has published more than a 150 peer-reviewed papers, two-dozen book chapters, editorials, invited non-peer reviewed articles, and has been invited to talk about this work at prestigious national and international forums. From 2015-2017, Dr. Khanna led the Angiotensin II in High Output Shock (ATHOS3) trial and the publication of this work in the NEJM. This work translated to the US FDA approval of this novel vasopressor for management of broad indications of high output shock and is currently being used across the United States in critically ill patients.

Professor, In Residence, University of California San Diego; medical school & residency at UC San Francisco; regional anesthesia fellowship & MS degree (Clinical Investigation) at the University of Florida; 95% time dedicated to clinical research; 180 PubMed-indexed articles & editorials (h-index 55); $25-million in Federal funding; current research: treatment of acute & chronic pain with continuous peripheral nerve blocks, percutaneous cryoneurolysis, and various forms of neuromodulation.

Dr. Royse is a Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Melbourne, and a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. His research interests include cardiac surgery outcomes, postoperative quality of recovery, echocardiography and clinical ultrasound. He is a founder of the Postoperative Quality of Recovery Scale (PostopQRS). He has published over 175 peer reviewed papers. He has a strong educational interest, specializing in eLearning, and is currently the Director of Custom and Professional Education for the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. He is a senior section editor for Anaesthesia and Analgesia.

Bernd Saugel is Professor of Anesthesiology and Vice Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology in the Center of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (Hamburg, Germany).
He is a board-certified specialist in anesthesiology, intensive care medicine, and internal medicine and holds a European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine. His main research area is the hemodynamic management of high-risk patients having surgery and of critically ill patients. He especially focuses on concepts of “personalized hemodynamic management” to improve patient-centered outcomes in perioperative and intensive care medicine. Prof. Saugel has published numerous original articles and didactic reviews in peer-reviewed journals. He is Editor of the British Journal of Anaesthesia

Professor of Anesthesiology in the Department of Anesthesiology at University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, TX and Director of Pediatric Clinical Research in the Division of Pediatric Anesthesia at Children’s Medical Center, Dallas, TX. More than 140 full papers. He participates in large collaborative research studies, such as the GAS study, in which 24 centers from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zeeland worked together in the only prospective randomized trial dedicated to the role of general anesthetics in neurodevelopment of young patients. Part of this study was NIH sponsored and resulted in multiple publications, including two in 2016 and 2019 in Lancet. He was the leader of the follow-up pilot study, the TREX study, with most of the same group. Dr. Szmuk is a founder of two multicenter registry studies: The Pediatric Difficult Intubation Registry (PDiR) and the Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group (PCCG), each of which has improved our understanding and management.