Invited Speakers



Professor Denny Levett

Professor Levett joined the University Hospital Southampton in July 2015 as a consultant in critical care and perioperative medicine. She's also clinical lead for cardiopulmonary exercise testing and surgical high dependency, and co-lead for perioperative medicine.

Previous roles have included:

•   Consultant in general intensive care

•   Trust intravenous fluid lead, 

•   High risk surgical clinic consultant.

Professor Levett is experienced in diagnostic and perioperative cardiopulmonary exercise testing, perioperative fluid management, enhanced recovery after major surgery and looking after high risk surgical patients.


Professor P.J Devereaux

Professor Devereaux 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. Devereaux is a full Professor and University Scholar in the Departments of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI) and Medicine at McMaster University.  

The focus of his clinic research is vascular complications around the time of surgery. He is undertaking several large international RCTs and observational studies addressing this issue. He has published more than 250 peer reviewed papers and 50 book chapters and editorials. He is supported by a Tier 1 Canadian Research Chair in Perioperative Medicine, and he holds the Yusuf Chair in Cardiology at McMaster University.


Professor Steven Shafer

Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Adult MSD) at the Stanford University Medical Centre.

His professional interests are the clinical pharmacology of intravenous anesthetic drugs. This has led him to clinical studies of many of the intravenous opioids and hypnotics used in anesthetic practice.

However, his passion is not the drugs themselves, but rather the mathematical models that characterise drug behaviour. These include conventional pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic models, inverse models (used to drive target-controlled infusion systems), Bayesian models (used to handle model uncertainty), pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic models of drug interaction, models of receptor function that help elucidate mechanisms of drug action, and models that relate drug response to 'in silico' pharmacogenetics.


Conference Innovators

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