“Patients undergo surgery for important reasons, we need to improve surgical outcomes to the point where anyone can have surgery – and I believe that is do-able; we need to implement what we know, we need to avoid missed opportunities and we need to conduct more research. We should learn from the history of anesthesiology and how intraoperative care so dramatically improved outcomes”

This powerful data based talk sets a bold standard for the year, a highlight from the momentous (Evidence Based Perioperative Medicine) EBPOM 2020 – Live From London, it featured as this year’s Ernest Henry Starling Plenary Lecture, entitled: “Perioperative Care: A new paradigm for the next decade”.

Introduced by Mike Grocott and presented by P.J. Devereaux, MD, PhD, FRCP(C), McMaster University, cardiologist, clinical epidemiologist, and perioperative care physician. Director of the Division of Perioperative Care at McMaster University he is the Associate Deputy Director of the Population Health Research Institute. He is also the Scientific Leader of the Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine, and Surgical Research Group at the Population Health Research Institute. A full Professor in the Departments of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI) and Medicine at McMaster University. He has published over 330 peer reviewed papers and over 80 book chapters, editorials, and commentaries. He has given over 900 lectures and research presentations in 40 countries. He is supported by the McMaster University/ Hamilton Health Sciences Chair in Perioperative Care and a Tier 1 Canadian Research Chair in Perioperative Medicine. He’s also the President of the Society of Perioperative Research and Care.