Bernd Froessler

Bernd Froessler

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Bernd is a Consultant Anaesthetist at the Lyell McEwin Hospital and an Clinical Professor at the University of Adelaide. Bernd was born in Germany and completed undergraduate training in 1988 at the University of Cologne in Germany. He trained in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in Germany, completing his specialist exam in Anaesthesia in Germany in 1993 and becoming board certified in Anaesthesia, in the Netherlands in 1996. In 1995, Bernd completed the Australian Medical Council Exam and in 2002 completed his Australian Fellowship Exam in Anaesthesia, FANZCA. He has worked as a specialist in Germany, Holland and Australia.

Since 2006, Bernd has been involved in various projects with the Australian National Blood Authority, the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care, the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, the South Australian Blood Management Council and the National Transfusion Committee.

Bernd’s research interests are in iron metabolism, cardiovascular function and peri-operative and peripartum blood management. He has published multiple journal articles on the topic.

Bernd is hoping to establish more research activity at the Lyell McEwin Hospital in collaboration with the University of Adelaide. He is hoping to emphasise the importance and impact of clinical research on improved patient outcomes.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2021 - ongoing Clinical Professor University of Adelaide
    2015 - 2021 Associate Professor University of Adelaide
    2009 - 2015 Clinical Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2002 - 2009 Mediflight SA Health
    2001 - ongoing Senior Staff Specialist Anaesthetist Lyell McEwin Hospital
    1999 - 2001 Clinical Senior Lecturer Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen University
    1999 - 2001 Senior Staff Specialist Anaesthetist Universitätsklinikum Aachen
    1997 - 1999 Senior Staff Specialist Anaesthetist Lyell McEwin Hospital
    1996 - 1997 Fellow, Intensive Care University of Groningen
    1993 - 1996 Staff Specialist Städtisches Klinikum Solingen
    1992 - 1993 Senior Anaesthetic Registrar Städtisches Klinikum Solingen
    1991 - 1992 Anaesthetic Registrar University Hospital Bonn
    1989 - 1990 Junior Registrar Städtisches Klinikum Solingen
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2016 Award Best Poster, ANZBT Section Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand, Australian & New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion and the Australasian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (HAA) 2018 Annual Scientific Meetings Australia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak and peer review
    German Can read, write, speak and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2016 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2013 University of Adelaide Australia Master of Clinical Science
    2006 University of Melbourne Australia Postgraduate Diploma in Perioperative and Critical Care Echocardiography
    1993 University of Cologne Germany Doctor of Medicine

 

Year

Funded Project Title / Grant Name

Funding Body

Amount

2019

 

South Australian Patient Blood Management Council 

AUD $49,915

2019

 

South Australian Patient Blood Management Council 

AUD $39,528

2018

PROTECTIVE Trial

Lyell McEwin Hospital Research Fund

AUD $110,000

2017

PBM Collaborative

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

AUD $40,000

2016

Iron need in pregnancy and after birth

National Blood Authority (NBA)

AUD $153,035.63

2013

Management of perioperative anaemia in patients undergoing major abdominal surgery

The University of Adelaide-Lyell McEwin Hospital Strategic Initiative Fund

AUD $10,000

2007

UoA-Freiburg Partnership Grant

The University of Freiburg

AUD $5,000

2006

Travel Grant

Blood Safe

AUD $20,000

University Teaching :

  • Clinical Lecturer, University of Aachen/Germany, 1999-2001, 2010: undergraduate and postgraduate tutorials, lectures, seminars and workshops. 

Clinical Education:

  • Teaching and Supervising Medical Students' Anaesthesia Rotations, Lyell McEwin Hospital, 2001-present
  • Junior Medical Staff Education (Regular Teaching Sessions), Lyell McEwin Hospital, 2001-present
  • Anaesthetic Registrars and Nursing Staff Educational Sessions, Lyell McEwin Hospital, 2001-present
  • Mentor for German Medical Students on Electives, Lyell McEwan Hospital, 2001-present

Supervisions (Overview):

  Supervision Co-Supervision Committee
PhD      
MPhil      
Honours   1 1
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Member Scientific Committee Network for the Advancement of Patient Blood Management, Haemostasis and Thrombosis (NATA) Australia
    2016 - ongoing Member Thesis Committee, Discipline of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences The University of Adelaide Australia
    2015 - 2018 Member The National Blood Transfusion Committee (NBTC) Joint United Kingdom (UK) Blood Transfusion and Tissue Transplantation Services Professional Advisory Committee United Kingdom
    2013 - ongoing Member Standard 7 Blood and Blood Products Committee Lyell McEwin Hospital Australia
    2013 - ongoing Member Consultation Group for Perioperative eLearning Course Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Australia
    2013 - 2014 Member Consultation Group Member for Peri-operative Cell Salvage National Guidelines The National Blood Authority (NBA) Australia
    2012 - 2014 Member Blood Service Fellow Program Australian Red Cross Blood Service Australia
    2011 - 2018 Member Translating Evidence Into Practice Group South Australian Blood Management Council Australia
    2011 - 2016 Member South Australian Blood Management Council SA Health Australia
    2009 - 2013 Member National Advisory Group on Anaemia Management Joint Australian Red Cross Blood Service-Australian & New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion-National Blood Authority Australia
    2007 - 2008 Member The Blood Measures Project National Working Group Joint National Blood Authority (NBA)-Australian Red Cross Blood Service (ARCBS) Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2016 - ongoing Member The International Foundation for Patient Blood Management United Kingdom
    2016 - ongoing Member Australian & New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion Australia
    2011 - ongoing Member European Society of Anaesthesiology Belgium
  • Event Participation

    Date Event Name Event Type Institution Country
    2021 - 2021 Annual Scientific Congress 2021 Congress The Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists and College of Anaesthesiologists Malaysia
    2021 - 2021 21st Annual NATA Symposium on Patient Blood Management, Haemostasis and Thrombosis Congress NATA
    2017 - 2017 18th Annual NATA Symposium on Patient Blood Management, Haemostasis and Thrombosis Symposium Network for the Advancement of Patient Blood Management, Haemostasis and Thrombosis Italy
  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2020 - 2020 Patient Blood Management (PBM) in surgery and education – an Australian experience Webinar: Bleeding clotting and haemorrhage – an update Association of Anaesthetists United Kingdom
    2019 - 2019 Challenges of Perioperative Anaemia Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists & College of Anaesthesiologists Annual Scientific Congress Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists (MSA) & College of Anaesthesiologists (COA) Malaysia
    2018 - ongoing PBM in Obstetrics Evangelisches Waldkrankenhaus Spandau Germany
    2018 - ongoing PBM in Australia Global Symposium Patient Blood Management Patient Blood Management Germany
    2017 - 2017 Patient Blood Management International Symposium of Patient Blood Management (ISOPBM) Korean Society for Patient Blood Management (KPBM) Korea, Republic of
    2017 - 2017 Masterclass: Patient Blood Management Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) Australia
    2017 - 2017 Keynote Address: Patient Blood Management The 1st Middle East Iron Academy Steering Committee United Arab Emirates
    2017 - ongoing Getting Pillar One Right : The Importance of Anaemia Management in the Preoperative Period Continuing Medical Education Meeting The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) Australia
    2017 - ongoing Iron Therapy in PBM: From Concept to Application. The Inaugural Perioperative Patient Blood Management Symposium The Centre for Excellence and Innovation in Anaesthesia (CEIA) at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Australia
    2016 - 2016 Treatment of iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia with intravenous ferric carboxymaltose in pregnancy Annual Scientific Meetings of the HAA Australasian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion and Haematology Society of Australia & New Zealand (HAA) Australia
    2016 - 2016 Perioperative Anaemia Management in the Orthopaedic Patient 19th APOA Congress Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association Congress (APOA) Australia
    2015 - 2015 Patient Blood Management (PBM) Patient Blood Management Workshop Ampang Hospital, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
    2015 - 2015 Patient Blood Management Annual Scientific Meetings of the HAA Australasian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion and Haematology Society of Australia & New Zealand (HAA) Australia
    2015 - 2015 Patient Blood Management (PBM) 2015 National Blood Symposium National Blood Authority (NBA) Australia
    2015 - 2015 Patient Blood Management 24th Asian and Oceanic Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Asia and Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (AOFOG) Malaysia
    2015 - 2015 The impact of cell salvage on patient outcome in primary hip arthroplasty Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) Australia
    2015 - ongoing Is intra and post-operative cell salvage beneficial and cost effective? Annual Scientific Meetings of the HAA Australasian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion and Haematology Society of Australia & New Zealand (HAA) Australia
    2014 - 2014 Patient Blood Management as a standard of care in Australia: Past, Present and Future Patient Blood Management (PBM) Conference The National Blood Authority (NBA) Australia
    2014 - ongoing PBM : An Australian Perspective German Red Cross Blood Donor Service, University of Frankfurt, Frankfurt Germany
    2013 - 2013 Patient blood and anaemia management The 23rd Asian and Oceanic Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (23rd AOCOG 2013) The Asia and Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Thailand
    2013 - ongoing Intravenous ferric carboxymaltose for anaemia in pregnancy Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) Society of Obstetric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand (SOMANZ) Australia
    2012 - ongoing Anaemia Management in Pregnancy Dr Brian Pridmore Perinatal Forum SA Health Australia
    2012 - 2012 Anaemia management in pregnancy Second ASEAN Federation of Haematology Scientific Congress ASEAN Federation of Haematology (AFH) Singapore
    2012 - 2012 High Risk Obstetric Anaesthesia Obstetric Anaesthesia Special Interest Group 3rd Quadrennial Conference Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ANZACA) Australia
  • Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice

    Date Title Type Institution Country
    2010 - ongoing Haematologica Journal Review Ferrata Storti Foundation Italy
    2010 - ongoing BMJ Open Journal Review BMJ Publishing Group United Kingdom
    2010 - ongoing The Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology Journal Review International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISPOG) United Kingdom
    2010 - ongoing Journal of Perinatal Medicine Journal Review World Association of Perinatal Medicine Germany
    2010 - ongoing European Journal of Haematology Journal Review John Wiley & Sons A/S Germany
    2010 - ongoing Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Journal Review Taylor & Francis Australia
    2010 - ongoing European Journal of Surgical Oncology Journal Review European Society of Surgical Oncology and BASO - the Association for Cancer Surgery
    2010 - ongoing The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Journal Review Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) Australia
    2010 - ongoing Transfusion Journal Review AABB United States
    2010 - ongoing European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology Journal Review European Urogynaecological Association Collège National des Gynécologues et Obstétriciens Français and The European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (EBCOG) France
    2010 - ongoing Blood Transfusion Journal Review Italian Society of Transfusion Medicine and Immunohaematology (Società Italiana di Medicina Trasfusionale e Immunoematologia, SIMTI) Italy
    2010 - ongoing Vox Sanguinis Journal Review International Society of Blood Transfusion Spain
    2010 - ongoing Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management Journal Review Dove Press United Kingdom
    2010 - ongoing PlosOne Journal Review Public Library of Science United States
    2010 - ongoing Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation Journal Review Karger Publishers Switzerland
    2010 - ongoing Nutrients Journal Review Open Access Switzerland
    2010 - ongoing British Journal of Anaesthesia Journal Review The Royal College of Anaesthetists, The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland, and The Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists
    2010 - ongoing Der Anaesthetist Journal Review Springer Medizin
    2010 - ongoing South African Medical Journal Journal Review South African Medical Association South Africa
    2010 - ongoing Placenta Journal Review International Federation of Placenta Associations Australia

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