"Postoperative cognitive decline and neuroinflammation: What is the connection?"
Professor Mervyn Maze
MB, ChB, FRCP, FRCA, FMedSci
William K Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Anesthesia
Acting Director, Center for Cerebrovascular Research, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Dr Maze’s research has provided fundamental understanding on the molecular and behavioral circuitry involved in the mechanisms of analgesia and sedation for several anesthetic agents. He discovered and introduced dexmedetomidine, now widely used as a sedative in the clinical setting. Dr Maze’s work has resulted in a total of 16 patents being issued covering the sedative/hypnotic use of dexmedetomidine, the use of xenon for neuroprotection, and the diagnosis and therapy of postoperative cognitive decline. His ongoing work focuses on perioperative complications, including cognitive decline, and the application of novel neuroprotective strategies.
Host: Dr Niccolò Terrando, BSc (hons), PhD, Assistant Professor