2015 Peter Glass Academic Research Evening

2015 Peter Glass Academic Research Evening
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
3:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Wang Center

Henrik Kehlet, MD, PhD was the keynote speaker at this year’s Dr. Peter S.A. Glass Academic Research Evening. Professor Kehlet has been Head of Section of Surgical Pathophysiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University and Professor of Perioperative Therapy, Copenhagen University since 2004. He also served as a Professor of Surgery at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University and Chief Surgeon in the Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Hvidovre Hospital, Copenhagen. He is a world-renowned advisor for pain and anesthesia products in development for the pharmaceutical industry and has acted as an international scientific advisor for several pharmaceutical companies.

Professor Kehlet is perhaps the most well-known surgeon among anesthesiologists around the world due to his substantial contributions toward the understanding of surgical pathophysiology. His long term work in Denmark in the 1990’s, developing and implementing the fast-track principles in surgery, has been met with universal acclaim. Today, the majority of surgical specialist areas are working under the fast-track principals.

His clinical and scientific interests have focused on improving surgical outcome with a focus on pathophysiological responses to surgery (stress responses, pain, fatigue, immune-function, fluid management, minimal invasive surgery), all leading to the concept of fast-track surgery being a multimodal combination of evidence-based, unimodal inventions in order to enhance recovery and decrease morbidity.

 Professor Kehlet serves as a member of Advisory Board of Egalet A/S. He has been a non-executive Director of Rheoscience A/S since March 2002. He has served as a member of Scientific Board of Synt:em S.a. and has given more than 200 invited lectures at more than 700 scientific publications and serves on the Editorial Boards of five international scientific journals.

For his major research contributions, he has been awarded several prizes including the prestigious Novo-Nordisk and August Krogh prizes. He holds an Honorary Doctor degree from Linköping University in Sweden. Professor Kehlet is an Honorary Fellow of the UK Royal College of Anesthesiologists, the American College of Surgeons and the German Surgical Society.

The title of Dr. Kehlet's keynote address was "Fast-Track Surgery: The Role of the Anesthesiologist".