Gluckman Medal Presentation and Distinguished International Lecture by Professor Alan Merry Event as iCalendar

20 February 2014

12 - 1:30pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre 505-007, Ground Floor, Building 505, 85 Park Road, Grafton

In addition to being Head of the School of Medicine at the University of Auckland, Professor Alan Merry practises in anaesthesia and chronic pain management at Auckland City Hospital. He is a Councillor of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, Assistant Treasurer of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists and Chair of the Board of the NZ Health Quality and Safety Commission.  He is on the Board of Lifebox, an international charitable initiative to improve standards of surgery and anaesthesia in low income areas of the world, and he founded and consults to Safer Sleep Ltd.

Alan Merry and his research group in New Zealand are recognised internationally for their leadership in safety in anaesthesia. Professor Merry’s 3 books, 17 book chapters and more than 120 papers in peer reviewed journals reflect his strong interests in safety in anaesthesia, medico-legal concepts related to negligence, cardio-thoracic anaesthesia, and the management of postoperative and chronic pain. In 2009 Professor Merry was recognised as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to medicine, in particular anaesthetics.

The Gluckman Medal is the faculty’s premier research award. The presentation will be made in Lecture Theatre 2 (505-007) at Grafton, followed by the presentation by Professor Alan Merry of the Gluckman International Distinguished Lecture.