“Perioperative medicine … I always think of a Venn diagram where there’s truly an intersection between surgery anesthesia and medicine, and perhaps even a subset of medicine called geriatrics, that really create this convergence of what we’re now creating as a novel science … Perioperative medicine, I would say is a new clinical science that really incorporates all that”

This piece is a fascinating debate, it follows on from Part 1 of the same name; the panel discuss ways forward for perioperative medicine and the new opportunities being presented by a recent focus on both population health and the wider needs of a national healthcare system.

Presented by Desiree Chappell and Sol Aronson with panelists; Angela Bader, Harvard Medical School and Vice Chair of Perioperative Medicine at Mass General Brigham, BobbieJean Sweitzer, Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of Perioperative Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, Rob Shakar, Medical Director of a 32-physician group in Wilmington, NC he oversees the Perioperative Surgical Home Project for New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Thomas Vetter, Director of Perioperative Care and Director of Comprehensive Pain Management and Professor of Surgery and Perioperative Care and Professor of Population Health, at the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas, Austin.