Mission: “Exposing the hidden clinical science within the carbon dioxide waveforms to enhance the safety of patients during anesthesia”
In United States, I have given visiting Professor grand rounds lecture at Massachusetts General Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston (both Harvard affiliated hospitals), Duke University Medical School, North Carolina, University Medical and Dental school of New Jersey, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, Texas Society of Anesthesiologist’s conference, Houston and at Street level airway conference at Fort Worth, Texas. In addition, lectures were given at Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona and Mater Hospital in Dublin, Ireland. The theme of lectures in United States is: “There is much more in ‘Capnography’ than checking the placement of endotracheal tube – Exposing the hidden clinical science in the carbon dioxide waveforms.” A forthcoming visiting professorship is to Kuwait.
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I frequently travel t o India and have given several lectures on ‘Capnography’. The primary theme of all my lectures have been to emphasize the urgency to mandate the use of capnography during every anesthetic. Furthermore, there is an urgent need to formulate and implement standards of monitoring during anesthesia on a national basis. The lectures have been at JIPMER, Pondicherry; Ramachandra Medical University Hospital, Chennai; All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Axon Anesthesia Associates, Hyderabad, Indian Society of Anesthesiologists national conference at Coimbatoor. and more recently (October 2006) at Northeastern Mumbai Anesthesiologists conference (World Ether day celebrations), Mumbai.
I have also been giving lectures on “Obstetric Analgesia” in India on a mission to promote obstetric analgesia in India. Pertaining to this mission, an interview with me was aired on ETV-2 on July 30th, 2007, and Barbados TV in 2008. To view the interview, click here