Advisory Board

Eriphyli Argyra Prof. Eriphyli Argyra: Assoc. Professor Argyra, MD, PhD, EDRA, Department of Anaesthesiology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece is the President of the National Regional Anaesthesia in Greece organising annually the preparatory course, Hands on Workshop of RA for candidates of the European Diploma in Regional Anaesthesia (EDRA).

Nick Avis Prof. Nick Avis: Prof. Nick Avis, PhD, is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor/Provost of Thornton Science Park in the University of Chester, where he is also the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineer. He has two awards at MedaPhor Ltd for spin out company of the year (MediWales) and innovation impact award.

Alain Borgeat Prof. Alain Borgeat: Prof. Borgeat, M.D., heads the Department of Anaesthesiology, Orthopedic University Hospital Balgrist, Zurich, Switzerland and is full Professor for Regional Anaesthesia of the University of Zurich. He was Editor for the Journal of Anaesthesiology, is Board Member of European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy (ESRA) and President and Chairman for the European Exam of Regional Anaesthesia Commission. He got multiple grants and awards for research projects, including the grant of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA).

Nikolaus Forgó Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Forgó: Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Forgó, born 1968 in Vienna/Austria, studied law in Vienna and Paris. Since 2000 he is full professor for Legal Informatics and IT-Law at the University of Hanover, since 2007 co-head of the Institute for Legal Informatics since 2011 also member and since 2013 member of the board of the interdisciplinary research centre L3S. In addition, he has been serving as data protection officer (since 2013) and CIO (since 2015) of his University. He has been constantly doing research, teaching and consulting on all ICT-related legal issues, with particular focus on privacy, intellectual property and data security. He is regularly consulting public institutions such as the European Commission, the Austrian Parliament, the German Ethics Council and several national Austrian and German ministries on ICT-related issues.

Andreas Herrler Prof. Andreas Herrler: As full professor at the Department of Anatomy/Embryology, FHML Maastricht University, The Netherlands, Prof. Dr. Herrler has been working more than twenty years in anatomy and is holding an associate professorship at Maastricht University as well at the Medical School of RWTH Aachen University. His main topic is education and developing of educational sources.

Nigel W. John Prof. Nigel W. John: Nigel is currently a senior research professor at the University of Chester, United Kingdom. From 2003 until 2015 he held a chair in computing within the School of Computer Science at Bangor University. He established research activities at Bangor in visualization and medical graphics and was awarded the 12th annual Satava Award in 2006 to acknowledge his accomplishments in the field of computer graphics and medical visualization. He is a Fellow of Eurographics and a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. Nigel was also a founding Director of the Wales Research Institute of Visual Computing (RIVIC), and the NISCHR funded Advanced Medical Imaging and Visualization Unit.

Nicholas Sleep Dr. Nicholas Sleep: MedaPhor Ltd., United Kingdom, the Cardiff-based ultrasound simulation company, is an e-learning enterprise that produces innovative training products for postgraduate medical professionals. Dr. Sleep is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at MedaPhor.

Kevin Smith Prof. Kevin Smith: Kevin is a Visiting Professor in Distributed Medical Simulation at University College Cork. In Australia, he setup the joint ANU-CSIRO Virtual Environments Lab that developed distributed hapto-visual surgical simulators. Subsequently in Canada, he was a PI on the HAVnet and HSVO projects. More recently, he was a PI on the Haystack project in Ireland to develop a simulator for USgABPB.