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Professor Olivier Huet

Olivier is a French specialist in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine. He did his training in Paris and worked in one of the largest trauma centres of Paris, Bicêtre Teaching Hospital. In 2009 he moved to Melbourne, Australia, to work at the Baker Heart and Diabetes institute and at the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Center. He is now honourary professor of both organisations. During his stay in Australia he also worked as a clinician at The Alfred hospital intensive care unit in Melbourne. In 2014 he returned to France and is now deputy director of the department of anesthesia and intensive care of Brest Teaching Hospital and is the head of the surgical intensive care unit. He focused his research on acute inflammatory state with a special interest in endothelial dysfunction and oxidative stress.

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Dr Anil Patel

Anil is chairman of the anaesthetic department at The Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital and since 2005 has also worked at University College Hospital, London as an honorary senior lecturer. He has the largest experience of anaesthetising adult airway patients (5000+) in the UK and his airway interests include jet ventilation, emergency airway management, airway stenosis, phonosurgery, videolaryngoscopy, the role of flexible laryngeal mask airways in ENT procedures and difficult airway management for head and neck cancer patients. He has helped develop the AP Advance Video Laryngoscope and published more than 100 articles/abstracts and 22 book chapters.

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Dr Alwin Chuan

Alwin is a senior clinical lecturer in the University of New South Wales and a NHMRC Postgraduate Scholar. He is a consultant anaesthetist in Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, with academic interests in ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia, education, and major outcomes after surgery and anaesthesia. His PhD was on novel educational interventions for regional anaesthesia, where he developed assessment tools for evaluation of training. He is the co-author of the Oxford University Press Regional Anaesthesia Pocket Guide, and has contributed written modules for the University of Melbourne postgraduate ultrasound education courses, New York Society of Regional Anesthesia, chapters in regional anaesthesia textbooks, and peer reviewed publications. He serves on the steering committee of the University of Melbourne Ultrasound Education Group.

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