Deadline for Abstract Submission:
19 September 2022
Deadline for Early-Bird Registration:
19 October 2022


Prof. Adrian GELB
Professor Emeritus, Anesthesia
Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative
Medicine, School of Medicine, UCSF Lecture

Adrian W Gelb is Distinguished Professor (Emeritus) of the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Prior to immigrating to Canada, he worked in rural South Africa. He served as Professor & Chair of Anesthesia at Western University, Canada, before coming to UCSF as Vice Chair. Dr Gelb has served as President of 4 organizations and other leadership roles in multiple national and international Anaesthesia Societies.

His global health interests include health policy and patient safety. Working with WHO and other global groups, he is a strong advocate for expansion of the access to safe anesthesia. He is an active academic with > 300 publications (h-Index 62, citations 14,400) and has served on many international editorial boards. He is an accomplished communicator and has given over 350 invited lectures around the world. His extensive anaesthesia leadership and global health experience has given him an understanding of the diversity of anaesthetic needs and practices in different countries.

Patient Safety – A Global Perspective from WFSA