Talk at APRIL Conference 2008
Anita HOLDCROFT, MB ChB, MD, FRCA as Emeritus Professor of Anaesthesia, Imperial College London is an internationally recognised clinical scientist in acute pain medicine. She has been an examiner for the Royal College of Anaesthetists and Co-Chaired the International Association for the Study of Pain Special Interest Group on Sex, Gender and Pain; she is the President Elect of the Section of Anaesthesia at the Royal Society of Medicine.
Dr Holdcroft's interests also involve issues relating to women’s employment in medicine. Her research has been funded through government and charitable funds and as author or editor she has written definitive textbooks such as ‘Principles and Practice of Obstetric Anaesthesia and Analgesia’, ‘Core Topics in Pain’ and ‘Crises in Childbirth’. Her publications include the Chapter on 'Sex and Gender Differences in Pain' in Wall and Melzack’s Textbook of Pain 4th and 5th Editions and multiple scientific chapters and papers on gender medicine particularly relating to anaesthetic and analgesic pharmacology.
Conflict of Interest Statement
Recently Dr Holdcroft has worked as an occasional consultant for Napp and has received funds from Cephalon for leading pain research in burns patients; these present no conflict of interest with her talk on anaesthetic adverse effects.
Publication relating to ADRs: Holdcroft A. UK Data Analysis Prints and Anaesthetic Adverse Drug Reactions. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 2007;16:316-328.
Title of presentation in Session 1:
Anaesthetic adverse effects: can they be prevented?
For more information and copy of slides go to april.org.uk