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Professor Anthony Absalom

University Medical Centre Groningen, Groningen University, Netherlands
Anthony (Tony) Absalom studied medicine at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and underwent specialist training in anaesthesia and intensive care in East Anglia and Scotland in the UK.

He has been Professor of Anaesthesiology at the UMCG, Netherlands since 2009. His clinical interests are procedural sedation, anaesthesia for neurosurgery, and intravenous anaesthesia techniques. His research interests are pharmacology and neuroscience. He is a former editor of the British Journal of Anaesthesia, and is now financial director of the BJA Company. Over the years he has been President of the Society for Intravenous Anaesthesia, vice-president of the World Society for Intravenous Anaesthesia, Chairman of the Neuroanaesthesia Section of the Dutch Association of Anaesthetists and Chair of the General Anaesthesia Scientific Sub-committee of the European Society of Anesthesiology.