16th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists

28 August - 2 September 2016
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Berend Mets

Affiliation: Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hummelstown, United States;

Connection with WFSA (if any): Dr Mets has served the WFSA in the Literature Distribution committee (2000/4) as a member of the Publication Committee (2004/12) as an American Society or Anesthesiology Delegate (current Chair of Committee) on the Venue Selection Committee (2008) and currently as a member of the Management Board and an Executive Council member (2012-2016).

Statement of expertise for the sub-committee: Anesthesiology

Biography: Dr. Mets received his medical degree from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa in 1980, and was trained in anesthesiology in both England and South Africa. He served his residency (1985-1988) as well as earned his Ph.D. in pharmacology (1992) at the University of Cape Town. He holds the FRCA (Eng) and FFA(SA) 1987. In addition, he is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology (1996). Dr Mets has served as the President of the Society for Education in Anesthesia (2003/4) and as the President of the Society of Academic Anesthesiology Associations (2011/12) in the USA. He is currently Vice Chair of the American Society of Anesthesiology Committee on Global Humanitarian Outreach. Dr Mets has served the WFSA in the Literature Distribution committee (2000/4) as a member of the Publication Committee (2004/12) as an American Society or Anesthesiology Delegate (current Chair of Committee) on the Venue Selection Committee (2008) and currently as a member of the Management Board and an Executive Council member (2012-2016). Dr Mets has a current special interest in Leadership as it pertains to Anesthesiology and Anesthesia for patients treated with Angiotensin Axis Blockade. He has co-authored more than 75 peer reviewed publications and continues active research in the areas of his interest.

Disclosure of Interest: None declared

 


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