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Course Chair

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Maxime Cannesson, MD, PhD

Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, Cardio-Thoracic, Clinical Research
Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care
University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Irvine, California

Maxime Cannesson, MD, PhD, is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Director of Clinical Research, and Director of Cardiac Anesthesia in the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care at the University of California Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Cannesson's research focuses on testing the impact of perioperative hemodynamic optimization on postoperative outcome. He is leading research projects evaluating new hemodynamic monitors and new hemodynamic indices in the perioperative period. One of his main interests is the relationship between global and regional circulations. He is also developing automated anesthesia systems.

Dr. Cannesson received his medical degree from Denis Diderot University, Saint Louis Hospital in Paris, France. He completed his Anesthesiology residency at Claude Bernard University, Hospices Civils de Lyon Medical Center in Lyon, France. Dr. Cannesson received his PhD in Cardiovascular Physiology from Claude Bernard University in Lyon.

Dr. Cannesson has written over 75 abstracts and articles. Dr. Cannesson serves as a board member to the Society for Technology in Anesthesia and as the Chair for the 2012 Annual meeting. He is also chairing the Perioperative Goal-Directed Therapy Symposium held annually in Newport Beach. Dr. Cannesson has lectured at several international society meetings, including the Chinese Society of Anesthesiology, French Society of Anesthesiology, the Israeli Society of Anesthesiology, the International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, the European Society of Anaesthesiology, and the Canadian Society of Anesthesiology. His reputation is also extended across the United States through his numerous invitations as Visiting Professor at top Universities, including Yale University, Harvard University, Dartmouth Medical Center, UCLA, Columbia University, and Cornell University.

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