16th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists

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

Richard Cooper

Affiliation: Department of Anesthesia UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, Toronto, Canada;

Award / titles received: Golden GlideScope Award (2012, presented at WCA 2012)

Statement of expertise for the sub-committee: Immediate Past-President of Society for Airway Management, Director of Advanced Airway Fellowship

Biography: Brief biography of Richard Cooper BSc MSc MD FRCPC· Professor, Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto· Attending anesthesiologist at University Health Network (Toronto General Hospital site) since 1981· MSc in Human Physiology, University of Toronto, 1975· Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada, 1981· Director of Anesthesia Airway Fellowship, University of Toronto· A founding member and Immediate Past-President, The Society for Airway Management· Co-editor of The Difficult Airway, An Atlas of Tools and Techniques for Clinical Management 2013 (co-editors: David Glick and Andranik Ovassapian)· Author of numerous book chapters, editorials, original articles· Member of the Canadian Airway Focus Group and co-author of the CAFG Airway Management Guidelines 1998 and 2013· Consultant to Difficult Airway Society (and ASA Task Force on the Difficult Airway) · Invited speaker throughout North America, Europe, South and Central America, Asia, Australia· Inventor of Cook Airway Exchange Catheter and CardioMed Endotracheal Ventilation Catheter· Unpaid Chair of Scientific Advisory Committees: Verathon, Truphatek and Rostrum Medical Innovations· Professional interests are airway safety, video laryngoscopy, extubation of the difficult airway, airway management education and clinical documentation· Personal interests: long-distance running (25 completed marathons); stone carving, non-professional luthier (making his first violin) and amateur violinist

Disclosure of Interest: None declared


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