Perioperative Medicine is an open access journal that publishes highly topical clinical research relating to the perioperative care of surgical patients. Its essence is the distillation, examination and application of clinical evidence to improve surgical outcome. Modern perioperative medicine is a true multidisciplinary speciality and the journal welcomes research in all areas relevant to perioperative medicine from any healthcare professional.
Authors: Lais Helena Camacho Navarro, Joshua A Bloomstone, Jose Otavio Costa Auler Jr, Maxime Cannesson, Giorgio Della Rocca, Tong J Gan, Michael Kinsky, Sheldon Magder, Timothy E Miller, Monty Mythen, Azriel Perel, Daniel A Reuter, Michael R Pinsky and George C Kramer
EBPOM is a not for profit collaborative project between a number of UK and international academic institutions that exists to promote the examination, discussion and application of evidence based medicine to perioperative care. Its aim is to improve the outcome of patients undergoing surgery, through creating a forum for research development, practical acquisition of essential skills and dissemination of evidence based perioperative knowledge.
The 1st POQI Consensus Conference occurred in Durham, NC, on March 4–5, 2016, and was supported by the American Society of Enhanced Recovery (ASER) and Evidence-Based Perioperative Medicine (EBPOM). The conference focused on enhanced recovery for colorectal surgery and discussed four topics—perioperative analgesia, perioperative fluid management, preventing nosocomial infection, and measurement and quality in enhanced recovery pathways.
Dr Mark A. Hamilton, Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Hamilton is Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at St George's Hospital, London. He trained and has worked in London for the past 20 years, and is currently undertaking a postgraduate degree in preoperative physiological testing at University College London.
His research interests include haemodynamic optimisation, tissue oxygenation, nutrition and care of high risk surgical patients. His clinical interests include preoperative testing and anaesthesia.
Professor Lee. A Fleisher, Editor-in-Chief
Prof Fleisher is the Robert D. Dripps Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology and Critical Care and Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He is immediate Past-President of the Association of University Anesthesiologists, a member of the Consensus Standards Advisory Committee and co-chair of the Surgery Standing Committee of the National Quality Forum, and of the Administrative Board of the Council of Faculty and Academic Specialties of the Association of American Medical Colleges.
In 2007, he was elected to membership of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. His research focuses on perioperative cardiovascular risk assessment and reduction and measurement of quality of care and has received numerous federal, industry and foundation grants related to these subjects.
Professor Michael (Monty) G Mythen, Founding Editor
Prof Mythen is the Smiths Medical Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care at University College London (UCL). Director of The UCL Discovery Lab at The London 2012 Olympic legacy Institute of Sport Exercise and Health. Before returning to the UK, he was an assistant Professor at Duke University Medical Centre and acting Chief of Critical Care in the Department of Anesthesiology.
He is also an Elected Council Member of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and Leads their Perioperative Medicine Programme; Chair of The Board of the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia; A Director of Xtreme-Everest; Co-Chairman of Evidence Based Peri-operative Medicine (EBPOM). Board member and Chair of the advisory board of the American Society of Enhanced Recovery (ASER).
He was National Clinical Lead at the UK Department of Health for the Enhanced Recovery Partnership in the English NHS from May 09 - March 2013.