16th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists

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

Simon Howell

Affiliation: Leeds Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom;

Award / titles received: Royal College of Anaesthetists Macintosh Professorship 2015-6

Statement of expertise for the sub-committee: Dr Howell’s research interests and publications include: Carotid endarterectomy The management of hypertension in the perioperative period The detection and management of perioperative myocardial injury Perioperative fluid optimisation Preoperative risk stratification and exercise testing Preoperative exercise training Preoperative lifestyle interventions The detection of frailty in the surgical patient Research Priority Setting methodologies and implementation Dr Howell’s clinical practice focuses on vascular anaesthesia. The played a major role in the roll out of the anaesthetic aspects of the UK aortic surgery quality improvement programme. He is currently chair of the Audit and Research Committee of the Vascular Anaesthesia Society of Great Britain and Ireland (VASGBI) and will enter post as chairman of the Society from the autumn of 2016.

Biography: Dr Howell is a clinical academic in the University of Leeds. He is a member of the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia Research Council. He led the first UK National Anaesthetic Research Priority Setting Exercise and was a member of the Steering Committee of the Second NationalAnaesthetic Research Priority Setting Exercise. He has been a member of Editorial Board of the British Journal of Anaesthesia since 2000. He is Joint Clinical Director of the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network. He was Chief Investigator of the internationalOBTAIN study of the perioperative management of patients with intracoronary stents. He is a member of the Committee of the Vascular Anaesthesia Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Chair of the Societys Audit and Research Committee. He was an investigator in the IMPROVE trial of open versus endovascular aortic surgery for ruptured aortic aneurysms. His research interests include perioperative myocardial injury, perioperative exercise testing and training, preoperative lifestyle interventions, and studies into the identification and management of frailty in the surgical population. He has recently been awarded a Macintosh Professorship by the UK Royal College of Anaesthetists for his research and clinical contributions in the field of vascular anaesthesia.


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