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Lasker Awards 2018

In November 2000, Dr JB (Iain) Glen became SIVA's first Honorary Member. In 2018 he received a prestigious award from the Lasker Foundation in New York City.

The 2018 Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award honors John B. (Iain) Glen (retired from AstraZeneca), who discovered and developed propofol, a chemical whose rapid action and freedom from residual effects have made it the most widely used agent for induction of anesthesia in patients throughout the world. In 2016, the World Health Organization deemed propofol an “essential medicine” and at the time of that decision, more than 190 million people had received the drug.

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More details can be found here and from 38:28 onwards in the video below.

2018 Lasker Awards Ceremony from Lasker Foundation.

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The Society for Intravenous Anaesthesia - a forum for information, education and debate about intravenous anaesthesia.

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Regrettably we have taken the decistion to postpone SIVA ASM 2020 due to CoViD-19. Instead we are now offering a 1/2 day symposium in collaboration with the British Association of Day Surgery (BADS).
Our new meeting dates are:

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"Propofol: Murder, Mayhem and Mercy" - a presentation by Prof Steven Shafer, Stanford, USA (SIVA ASM 2017, London)


AAGBI/SIVA TIVA guidelines

Anaesthesia (AAGBI)

The joint AAGBI-SIVA guidelines for the safe practice of total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) are available online:

TIVA guidelines (Anaesthesia)

This guideline was developed jointly by SIVA and AAGBI. The authors include Dr A F Nimmo and Prof A R Absalom (both past SIVA presidents).