Deadline for Abstract Submission:
20 October 2021 31 October 2021
Deadline for Early-Bird Registration:
20 October 2021 27 October 2021


Associate Professor of Anaesthesia
Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
United States of America

Brian T. Bateman, MD, MSc is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine.  

Before coming to Stanford, Dr. Bateman served as the Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Chief of the Division of Obstetric Anesthesia in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School and as Co-Director of the Harvard Program on Perinatal and Pediatric Pharmacoepidemiology in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  

Dr. Bateman’s scholarship focuses on the study of medication safety in pregnancy and on predictors and management of maternal morbidity. To address questions in these areas, Dr. Bateman and collaborators at Harvard helped pioneer the use of advanced epidemiological techniques applied to large, routinely collected healthcare utilization data. This research has been funded by multiple R01 grants from the NIH and by grants from the FDA and has been published in leading clinical journals.

Big Data in Anaesthesia

Routinely collected healthcare utilization data are being used increasingly to study the safety and effectiveness of medications and treatments of relevance to anesthesiologists. While these datasets are rich in information, there are important methodological challenges and limitations associated with their use. In this lecture, we’ll discuss some of the key considerations anesthesiologist need to be aware of in interpreting studies based on these data.