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World Anesthesia Day 2018

Join us for a special guest lecture to celebrate World Anesthesia Day on October 17th.

“The Evolution of Anesthesia – A Personal Journey”

Dr. Joanne Douglas
October 17, 2018
7:15am – 8:15am
Auditorium A, University Hospital
Broadcast to Victoria Hospital – B2-116 & St. Joseph’s Healthcare Centre – Roney B.

About Dr. Douglas

Dr. Joanne Douglas is a Clinical Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics at UBC. She joined the staff of BC Women’s Hospital in 1982 (then Grace Hospital), having moved over from Vancouver General Hospital. In addition to her clinical duties at BCWH she conducted clinical research and much of that research resulted in current clinical practice. She became Head of the Department of Anesthesia at BCWH in 1991, a role that continued until 2002 when she took a year sabbatical to become a Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto. She retired from clinical practice in 2008. Throughout her career she has worked closely with obstetric and neonatal colleagues in developing guidelines to improve obstetric care in Canada.

Currently, she acts as a mentor for obstetric anesthesia fellows at BC Women’s Hospital. She writes a monthly Newsletter on the latest in published Obstetric anesthesia research which is distributed to over 205 obstetric anesthesiologists throughout the world. She has co-edited three textbooks, has written 37 chapters in obstetric anesthesia texts, has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and has been and invited speaker to conferences around the world. Dr. Douglas has received the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society (CAS) Gold Medal, the Distinguished Service Medal from the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) and most recently she became a member of the Order of Canada. She stepped down as the North American editor for the international Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia in June 2018. She currently sits on the Legacy Committee of SOAP and the Archives and Artifacts Committee of the CAS.