16th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists

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

Andrew Morley

Affiliation: Anaesthetics Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom;

Statement of expertise for the sub-committee: Longstanding interest in arts and medicine, public engagement and (more recently) history of medicine. Several UK projects funded by Wellcome Trust. See biography for details. Clinical research in pharmacogenetics.

Biography: AndrewMorley has been consultant anaesthetist at Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust since 1999. His training included more than three years as a lecturer in anaesthesia at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His doctoral research, completed this year with funding from the UK's National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia, addresses genetic susceptibility to the effects of propofol. In recent years, Andrew has conceived and led several innovative, Wellcome Trust-funded projects spanning medicine and the arts. These include 'Music from the Genome' (2010) (www.musicfromthegenome.org.uk). This combined a study of genetic characteristics in choral singers with the creation of ""Allele"", Michael Zev Gordon's national award-winning choral work based on individual genetic sequences from the 40 singers involved. The project received international publicity, including articles and.interviews for Nature and New Scientist websites. In 2012/13 Andrew collaborated with the Science Museum, London, to create 'Pain Less', an exhibition on contemporary research in anaesthesia and pain medicine. Last year, he presented 'Awake' at the Royal Society of Medicine, London, and then at UK science festivals. 'Awake' was designed to publicise the results of the 5th National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists on accidental awareness during general anaesthesia. It featured a new musical work based on the personal accounts of patients experiencing awareness, collected during the audit. Andrew is currently investigating the history of anaesthetic critical incidents at Guy's Hospital with the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (University of Manchester, UK).

Disclosure of Interest: None declared


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