Invited Speakers

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Invited Speakers 2018-01-08T01:12:26+00:00

We are excited to announced the ASA 2018 invited speakers!

Professor Joyce Wahr

Joyce Wahr

Professor Wahr’s primary focus is to improve outcomes for surgical patients. This has led her to become Medical Director of the Preoperative Assessment Centre and Vice Chair for Quality and Safety in the Department of Anaesthesiology at the University of Minnesota. She is spearheading the Preoperative Surgical Home and has been Director of Cardiac Anaesthesiology and the Cardiac Research team at UMN. She has chaired the Society for Cardiovascular Anaesthesiologist’s Foundation since 2007.


Professor Lars Eriksson

Ewen McPhee

Professor Eriksson is Professor of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care at the Karolinska Institute and Head of Research and Education in Perioperative Medicine and Intensive Care at the Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. Lars has a particular interest in neurophysiology and pharmacology related to neuromuscular function and respiratory control and in the role of immune function in the development of postoperative cognitive dysfunction.


A/Professor Duminda Wijeysundera

Ewen McPhee

A/ Professor Wijeysundera is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesia and the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, in addition to being a Staff Anesthesiologist in the Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management at Toronto General Hospital. He is also a Scientist at the Li Ka Shin Knowledge Institute of St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto and Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in Ontario.


Professor Lorimer Moseley

Ewen McPhee

Professor Moseley is a pain scientist and physiotherapist. He is currently Professor of Clinical Neuroscience and Chair in Physiotherapy in the School of Health Science at the University of South Australia. He leads the The Body in Mind research group investigating the role of the brain and mind in chronic pain.


Air Vice Marshal (Dr)Tracy Smart

Ewen McPhee

AVM Tracy Smart joined the RAAF as a medical undergraduate in the mid-1980s. After Medical Officer postings in Australia and then with the RAF and USAF, she became the first female Commanding Officer of the RAAF Institute of Aviation Medicine. She has seen active service in Rwanda, Timor Leste, the Middle East and Lebanon. She was promoted to Air Commodore in 2009 and then Air Vice-Marshal in December 2015, where her roles include Surgeon General of the Australian Defence Force and Commander Joint Health in December 2015.