Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care

In-Person and Live-Streaming
May 4-7, 2023


Keynote Speaker


Walid Habre, MD, PhD
Keynote Lecture: Perioperative Neonatal Outcomes

Walid Habre is a Senior Consultant in Paediatric Anaesthesia and is Head of the Unit of Anaesthesiological Investigations at the Division of Anaesthesiology, Geneva University Hospitals, and Full Professor of Anaesthesiology at the Faculty of Medicine, Geneva University, Geneva, Switzerland. His paediatric anaesthesia training included a Fellowship at Princess Margaret Hospital Anaesthetic Department and the Institute for Child Health Research in Perth, Australia. His main research activity is focused on the anaesthesia management of children with bronchial hyper-responsiveness. He has developed a particular research interest on lung function and heart-lung interactions, which led to more than 170 publications with an H-index of 30. Additional research focuses on quality improvement projects in paediatric anaesthesia. Finally, He is currently a Board member of the World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists.

Guest Speakers


Debnath Chatterjee, MD, FAAP, FASA

Dr. Debnath Chatterjee is a pediatric anesthesiologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado and the program director for the pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at the University of Colorado. He is currently an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. After completing medical school in Pondicherry, India, he moved to the United States to pursue his anesthesiology residency training in Syracuse, NY, followed by a pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Chatterjee is an education editor for the journal Pediatric Anesthesia. As one of the pediatric anesthesia section editors of Open Anesthesia, he regularly records video podcasts on core pediatric anesthesia topics. He is one of the founding editors of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA) question of the week project and SPA One-Pagers.

Dr. Chatterjee’s areas of clinical interest include anesthesia for fetal interventions and adolescent bariatric surgery. Dr. Chatterjee is the Chair-Elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and represents them at the National Button Battery Task Force.