Prof Bernhard Riedel
Bernhard is the Director, Department of Cancer Anesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, with an honorary academic appointment at the University of Melbourne. Previous appointments include: Professor and Deputy Chair, Division of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre and Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia at Vanderbilt University (USA). Bernhard’s academic interests lie in the field of onco-anaesthesia, with collaborative efforts investigating the role of prehabilitation prior to major surgery and the impact of the perioperative adrenergic-inflammatory response and anaesthetic technique on tumor-progression signaling to improve cancer outcomes.