2019 Visiting Professor Lecture – Dr. Eric Jacobsohn

Date/Time: 5:30PM-7:00PM January 9, 2019

Lecture: Paetzold Auditorium, Rm. 1441, Jim Pattison Pavilion South, Vancouver General Hospital
Reception: Multi-Purpose Room, JPPS188, Jim Pattison Pavilion South (5:30PM-6:00PM)


Title: “The Future of Canadian Anesthesiology as a Scientific Profession: Time for Tough Choices”

Dr. Eric Jacobsohn, MD
Department of Anesthesiology, Pain and Perioperative Medicine
Max Rady College of Medicine
University of Manitoba

Dr. Jacobsohn is a Professor in Departments of Anesthesiology, Pain and Perioperative Medicine, and in the Department of Internal Medicine, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. He is the Associate Dean for PGME Student Affairs and Wellness in the Rady College of Medicine, is Director of Research at Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre, and is Chair of Canadian Perioperative Anesthesia Clinical Trials Group (PACT).

Dr. Jacobsohn graduated from the University of Cape Town Medical School in 1984. After an initial career in general practice in Canada, he did his Anesthesiology residency and Critical Care fellowship at the Dalhousie University and University of Manitoba. Dr. Jacobsohn trained in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota and completed a Master’s Degree in Medical Education at the University of Illinois. He served as Division Chief of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and Critical Care at Washington University, St. Louis, until 2006. He then served as the Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, University of Manitoba, from 2006-2016.

In addition to an active clinical practice in cardiac anesthesia and critical care, Dr. Jacobsohn is active in administrative and clinical research, both in perioperative outcomes and critical care. In his position leading the Canadian PACT group, he is endeavoring to foster the development of infrastructure in Canada to execute high quality perioperative clinical trials, and to foster collaboration between similar groups internationally. He teaches and lectures extensively at the medical school, and nationally and internationally.