Tom HansenTom Hansen


MD from Odense University in Denmark
PhD from University of Southern Denmark

Head of Paediatric Anaesthesia, Odense University Hospital,
Clinical Director of the Neonatal Retrieval Service for the
Region of Southern Denmark and Associate Professor in
Paediatric Anaesthesiology, University of Southern Denmark

Research Interests

Paediatric Anaesthetic Pharmacology,
Outcome following Paediatric Anaesthesia and Intensive Care,
Neurotoxicity of Anaesthetics and the Developing Brain,
Neonatal Anaesthesia

Professional activities

Previous Steering Committee (SC) Member (2002-2010), Treasurer (2002-2005) and Chairman (2005-2010) of the Scandinavian Training Program in Paediatric Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. Member of the Scientific Committee the European Society for Pediatric
Anesthesiology (ESPA) and of the Paediatric Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Subcommittee under the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA).

I wish to see ESPA work for European collaboration on teaching and research in paediatric anaesthesia and intensive care - both in relation to non-specialist paediatric anaesthesia and specialist paediatric anaesthesia. Perhaps we could organize a common European training program in paediatric anaesthesia and intensive care? This would facilitate networking across boarders and increased EU and national funding for training and research.