Originally recorded during Evidence Based Perioperative Medicine (EBPOM)’s London conference this piece focuses upon pulmonary complications in the perioperative period. What do the data say, what are the key trials?

Presented by Denny Levett, Professor in Perioperative Medicine and Critical Care at Southampton University Hospital NHS Foundation trust and Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Southampton with Mark Hamilton, Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesia & Critical Care Medicine at St. George’s Hospital and Medical School, clinical lead for the Perioperative Assessment & Planning Unit at St. George’s Hospital, clinical director for critical care at St. George’s Hospital, alongside, Linda Denehy, Head of the Melbourne School of Health Sciences and Professor of Physiotherapy at The University of Melbourne, Australia, Rinaoldo Bellomo, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, University of Melbourne, Honorary Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Monash University, Honorary Professorial Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Sydney, Honorary Professorial Fellow, The George Institute, Honorary Fellow, Florey Institute of Physiology, Honorary Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Nanjing University, Visiting Professor, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, he was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service and Rupert Pearse, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at Queen Mary, University of London.