This exciting panel discussion covers a wide variety of questions, including; what is the definition of high risk patients in your clinic? What is your criteria for referal regarding pre-op patients? Who is in the multidisciplinary pre-op team? How long does each patient appointment last? How should we prioritise antihypertensives? Should anaesthetists be more involved in the postoperative care of patients?

This piece is chaired by Dr Ar Kar Aun and features; Imogen Mitchell, Senior Staff Specialist, ICU, the Canberra HospitalDean, ANU Medical School, Vincent D’Intini, Senior staff specialist, Nephrologist, Alfred Hospital Melbourne, and Bobbie Jean Switzer, Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of Perioperative Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.

Brought to you by the Perioperative Medicine Special Interest Group (SIG) in association with the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine and the Internal Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand at the 7th annual Australasian Symposium of Perioperative Medicine.

The Perioperative Medicine Special Interest Group (SIG) has three aims; improve patient safety and outcomes, share knowledge and collaborate with specialty groups, develop the specialty of perioperative medicine with various craft groups.

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