16th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists

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

Ari J. Katila

Affiliation: Perioperative Services and ICU Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland;

Connection with WFSA (if any): None

Award / titles received: Subspeciality in Emergency Medicine

Statement of expertise for the sub-committee: Neuroanesthesiology, Neurological Intensice Care, Neurological Emergencies, Brain Trauma, SAH

Biography: I graduated from Turku University Medical Faculty, in Finland, 1985 and after completing the obligatory one-year internship 1986 went on to specialize in Anesthesiology. As part of that training I worked for one year within intern medicine/endocrinology and cardiology. 1993 I finalized my residency in Anesthesiology and Intensive care in Turku University Hospital. During the last year of residency I was in lieu neuroanesthesiologist and immediately grew very fond of the specialty. In 1997 I was elected to my position as a consultant in neuroanesthesiology in Turku University Hospital. During that position I got involved in emergency medicine and air medical services. During 1997 until 2005 I was working with MediHeli-group in Southern Finland along with my hospital position in Neuroanesthesia. My other subspecialty is Emergency Medicine. Since 2002 I was able to educate a new member into Neuroanesthesia team and as today my Neuroanesthesia team has five fully licenced members. Our neurosurgical team performs annually close to 1900 procedures and our interventional radiology team 450 procedures. I have been involved in teaching medical students and nursing students within Anesthesia, Brain Injuries and Emergency Medicine at Turku University since 1997. During 2007 until 2014 I was a specialist member in advisory group in Finnish Red Cross. My career in research started with Prof. M. Salo looking for interactions between anesthesia and immunology. Since 2009 I have been happy to be a member in Prof. Olli Tenovuos Brain Trauma Research group in Turku University Hospital. Together with Prof. D. Menon, Cambridge, UK, we performed TBICare prospective longitudinal study. Now our team is participating in Center-TBI study.

Disclosure of Interest: None declared


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