Anesthesia / Critical Care

The Anesthesia / Critical Care Committee strives to raise standards of clinical care and improve perioperative outcomes, including through the development of official ILTS clinical practice guidelines.

Key aims:

  1. To represent and recruit ILTS members specializing in Anesthesia and Critical Care,
  2. To promote education and communication in these specialty areas,
  3. To raise standards of clinical care and improve perioperative outcomes, including through the development of  ILTS official clinical practice guidelines,
  4. To foster collaborative links with other relevant specialist societies.

Key tasks and dates:

  1. Meet at the Annual Congress (May-July) to review recent activities and member feedback, discuss council input from the most recent council meeting and develop an agenda for the following year.
  2. Develop a program for ILTS/ASA Annual Meeting on perioperative care in liver transplantation: November-April, submit May 1 for council agenda book, including proposed speakers and outline budget.
  3. Develop relevant sessions for the ILTS Annual Congress: June-September, submit to program chair (President-Elect) by September 30th.
  4. Review Anesthesia/CCM abstracts for ILTS Annual Congress: beginning from the abstract closing date (December-January), to be completed one week before the Committee Meeting program in January or February.
  5. Develop or approve specialty sessions for other ILTS-sponsored meetings.
  6. Review online applications for committee membership annually (January-March) and nominate replacements for members expiring in that year. The process as per ILTS Committees Policy, to be completed four weeks before Annual Congress.
  7. Advise and assist the ILTS website team regarding Anesthesia/CCM content.
  8. Report twice yearly to ILTS Council: January-February written report for Winter Council meeting agenda book, May-June written report for Annual Congress Council meeting agenda book and chair to present in person.
  9. Advise the Executive Committee and Council on specialty-related issues, especially education and member recruitment.

Key performance metrics:

  1. Satisfactory reports to ILTS Council
  2. Participant numbers and feedback re ILTS/ASA Annual Meeting and Anesthesia/CCM sessions at the Annual Congress
  3. Growth in specialty membership

Committee members:

  • Annabel Blasi, MD Past Chair {2023} Hospital Clinic i Provincial de Barcelona Barcelona, Spain
  • Constantine Karvellas, MD Chair {2023} University of Alberta Hospital, Canada
  • Ashish Malik, MD, MBA Vice Chair 1 {2023} Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India
  • Emmanuel Weiss, MD, PhD Vice Chair 2 {2024} Beaujon Hospital, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris and Paris University, Clichy, France
  • James Y. Findlay, MB, ChBAffiliated Councilor {2025} Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
  • Dmitri Bezinover, MD, PhD – {2023} Penn State College of Medicine Hershey, PA
  • Michael Spiro {2025} The Royal Free Hospital, London, United Kingdom
  • Michael Kaufman, MD – {2024} Lahey Hospital And Medical Center, Needham, MA, USA
  • Marina Moguilevitch, MD {2023} Montefiore Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
  • Sher-Lu Pai, MD – {2024} Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, FL, USA
  • Li-Ying Sun, MD – {2024} Beijing Friendship Hospital, Beijing, China

*Committee terms end at Annual Congress in year shown in brackets


Committee Members testimonies

Committee Terms of Reference