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Alina Predescu
Dr. Alina Predescu, MD - President AAA2019 (CH)

GM of MAS-AG Mobile Anästhesie Systeme

Prof. Dr. Gabriel Gurman - Co-Chairman scientific committee AAA2019 (ISR)

Professor Emeritus, Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Beer Sheva, Israel

Adviser, Director Soroka Medical Center, Beer Sheva
Chief Medical Adviser, Inshine Healthcare, China
Immediate Past Chairman, ESCTAIC Executive Committee
Chairman, 2nd AAA symposium scientific committee, Zurich 2019
Chief Editor, ESA Newsletter Israel

Prof. Dr. Peter Biro – Co-Chairman scientific committee AAA2019 (CH)

Senior Consultant, Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospital Zurich

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President European Society on Anesthesiology (ESA)
Professor of Anesthesiology & Director of Research, Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospital Ghent

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Dr. Mark Skues, MD (UK)

Past Chair of Scientific Committee for Ambulatory Anaesthesia, ESA;
Editor-in-Chief, 'Ambulatory Surgery'
Member of the Executive Committee, International Association for Ambulatory Surgery

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Dr. Arnaldo Valedon, MD (USA)

President Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia, SAMBA

Managing member, First Colonies Anesthesia Associates, Maryland, USA
Former medical director outpatient surgery centers
Board member and Chair-Elect, Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare (AAAHC)
Board member, AAAHC-International (Acreditas Global)
Member, General Assembly and Executive Committee for the International Association for Ambulatory Surgery (IAAS)

PD Dr. med. José A. Aguirre, MSc (CH)

Senior Consultant, Head of the Anaesthesia Education & Research
Head of Study Coordination of the Unit for Clinical and Applied Research
Board Member of the European Society of Regional Anesthesia (ESRA)
SWISS Association of Regional Anaesthesia (SRA)
Chairman of the European Diploma in Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management (EDRA)

Balgrist University Hospital

Dr. Bazil Ateleanu, MD (UK)

Consultant Anaesthetist
Membership: ESA, GMC, RCoA, AAGBI, WFSA, WAS, SRATI et al.
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Prof. Sorin Brull, MD, FCARCSI (USA)

Professor of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic, College of Medicine & Consultant, Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, FL
Clinical Professor (Courtesy), Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Dr. Steven F. Butz, MD (USA)

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology
Medical Director, Surgicenter of Greater Milwaukee

Dr. Steven Clendenen, MD (USA)

Chair, Division of Regional Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesiology
Consultant, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Jacksonville, FL

Conlon Niamh
Dr. Niahm Conlon, MD (IRL)

St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin
Dr Niamh Conlon is a Consultant Anaesthetist in St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin working in orthopaedic/trauma, thoracic and hepatobiliary/liver transplant anaesthesia. She has a special interest in Regional Anaesthesia and acute pain.

Prof. Daniela Filipescu, MD PhD, DEAA (ROU)

Council Member of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists
Past President of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA)
Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Carol Davila University of Medicine
Medical Director, Emergency Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases, Prof. Dr. C.C. Iliescu

Prof. Farhad Hafezi, MD PhD (CH)

Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Clinical Professor, University of Southern California, USA
Visiting Professor, Wenzhou Medical University, China

Dr. Gabriella Iohom, MD, DEAA FCAI PhD (IRL)

Consultant Anaesthetist and Senior Lecture
Co-Director, Cork Regional Anaesthesia Fellowship Programme
Founding Member, Irish Society of Regional Anaesthesia
Founding Member, Special Interest Group on Education in Regional Anaesthesia of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia

Prof. Daniela Ionescu, MD, PhD, DEAA (ROU)

Professor in Anesthesia and Intensive Care
Head of Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care I
Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy

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Prof. Tatjana Josifova, MD (CH)

Retina specialist and vitreoretinal surgeon, Eye Clinic “Prof. Fankhauser”, Bern, Switzerland.
Deputy chief and Retina specialist and vitreoretinal surgeon, Eye Clinic Orasis, Reinach, Switzerland.

Former Head of retinal vascular disease at the University Eye Hospital in Skopje, Macedonia
Former Head of Medical Retina Department, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
Former Head of the In-Patient Department, Operating Theatre, Ambulance, University Eye Clinic in Basel, Switzerland

Member of the American Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Swiss representative in the European Personalized, Predictive Medicine Association on the topic of Diabetes Mellitus and Diabetic Retinopathy

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Friedrich Lersch
Dr. Friedrich Lersch, MD (CH)

Consultant and Head physician, Clinic of Anesthesiology and Pain Therapy, Inselspital Berne

Lottan Michael
Dr. med. Michael Lottan, M.D. LL.B. (ISR)

Anesthesiologist, Pain Doctor, Lawyer, Court Certified Mediator, Arbitrator
Pain Institute, SHEBA MEDICAL CENTER - Tel Hashomer ISRAEL

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Pablo Martinez, Industrial Engineer, PhD in BME (ESP)


Conox-Workshop (EN)


Research & development engineer at Quantium Medical, Barcelona, Spain



Otto Meltzer, Engineer (ROU)

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Mr Didier Moens (CH)

Jet ventilation Workshop (EN)


Didier holds a Master degree in Commercial Sciences – HEC Brussels (2000)
Promoting commercially and scientifically Acutronic jet ventilation as a distributor in Belgium for nearly 20 years, Didier joined later ACUTRONIC Medical Systems, leader in High Frenquecy Jet ventilation, as the VP Sales and marketing in 2016.

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Mr Brian Oosterhoff (CH)


Conox-Workshop (EN)



Dr. Omar Omar-Pasha, MD (GER)

Interventional Pain Therapy and Surgery, General Surgeon, Hand and Foot Surgery,
Maria-Stern-Krankenhaus, Remagen

Dr. Adela Onutu, MD, PhD (ROU)

Consultant in anesthesia and intensive care

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Dr. Jan Poelaert, MD, PhD (BEL)

Professor of Anesthesiology & Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Acute and Chronic Pain Therapy, University Hospital of Brussels (VUB)
Editor, Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Former president & board member, Belgian Society of Intensive Care medicine (SIZ) & Belgian Society of Anaesthesia and Resuscitation (BSAR)
Former Chairman Subcommittee on Clinical and Experimental Circulation, European Society of Anesthesiology (ESA) & Section of Cardiovascular Dynamics European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)

Dr. Johan Raeder, MD, PhD (NOR)

Professor in Anaesthesiology, University of Oslo
Senior Consultant: day-care units, trauma & intensive care
Founding member, IAAS & Norwegian Day Surgical Society
Previous leader of the subcommittee for Ambulatory Anaesthesia in the ESA.

Prof. Narinder Rawal, MD, PhD, FRCA (Hon), EDRA (SWE)

Professor in Anaesthesiology, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Örebro University. Sweden
Invited as Visiting Professor to over 100 institutions
Faculty opponent for PhD theses
Original papers over 180
Member Examining Board: ESRA (EDRA), EFIC
Member of Editorial Board of over 10 international Anaesthesia or Pain Journals
Awards/honors from over 30 societies/institutions for distinguished services in teaching of regional anaesthesia and pain medicine
Member PROSPECT group (Procedure specific postoperative pain management)
Former Secretary General, European Society of Regional Anaesthesia (ESRA)

Dr. Kurt Ruetzler, MD (USA)

Adult and Pediatric Anesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine
Editor & reviewer of multiple journals
Publisher of about 90 publications and book chapters
Anesthesiology Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Luc Sermeus, MD, PhD (BE)

Staff member, Department of Anesthesiology, Antwerp University Hospital
Consultant, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Guest speaker and faculty at many national and international congresses (i.e. ESRA from 2011 - 2018, AOSRA 2011, 2015 and WCRAPT 2013, 2014)
Past president, Belgian Association for Regional Anesthesia (BARA)
Council member, ESRA
Member, Scientific committee for Regional Anesthesia, ESA

Prof. Peter Szmuk, MD (USA)

Professor of Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas and Children’s Health Medical Center at Dallas. Director of Pediatric Anesthesia Research Site Director, Outcomes Research Consortium, Cleveland, OH Member of multiple professional anesthesiological organisations
Recipient of several awards for teaching Editor & reviewer of multiple journals

Dr. Rebecca S. Twersky, MD, MPH (USA)

Chief of Anesthesia for Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Josie Robertson Surgery Center (JRSC) in NY
Service to the advisory committees to New York State Department of Health
Formerly: Professor of Anesthesiology, Vice Chair for Research, Department of Anesthesiology, Medical Director of the Ambulatory Surgery Unit, and Chair of the Institutional Review Board, SUNY Downstate
Former Chair of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Section on Professional Standards
NYSSA PGA General and Scientific Program Chair
Former President of the Society of Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA)
liaison to the FDA, Joint Commission