16th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists

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

Marc Van De Velde

Affiliation: Anesthesiology UZ Leuven, Louvain, Belgium;

Award / titles received: MD, PhD, EDRA

Statement of expertise for the sub-committee: Obstetric anesthetist with significant publications

Biography: Dr. Marc Van de Velde obtained his medical degree at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium in 1991. He completed his residency in Anaesthesiology in 1996 at the University Hospitals of Louvain. In 2000, he received his PhD degree following research related to metabolic support of the stunned myocardium. He was appointed member of staff in 1997 at the department of Anesthesiology of the University Hospitals in Louvain, Belgium and is now Full Professor of Anesthesia. Since November 2010, he is Head of the Department Anesthesiology. He has given over 300 invited lectures at the international and national level, has published 80 articles in peer reviewed journals, has produced 30 manuscripts for non peer reviewed journals and has co-authored 4 book chapters. He is editor ( of a new, international book on Maternal Critical Care published in 2013 and he is editor of a new book on “Obstetric Anesthesia” to be published in 2016. He was member of the Committee of the Obstetric Anaesthetists Association (OAA) from 2003 – 2009 and is currently the Past-president of the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy (ESRA). Currently he is Vice-President of the Belgian Society of Anesthesia and Reanimation (BSAR). His primary clinical interest focuses on obstetric anesthesia and anesthesia for children and adults with congenital heart disease undergoing non cardiac surgery. Most of his current research focuses on obstetric anesthesia. He is married with Eva and has five children, Sofie, Michiel, Bas, Ella and Juliette. He loves to travel en play golf. Italian food and wine make him smile !

Disclosure of Interest: None declared


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