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Congratulations Dr. Beverley Orser!

May 17, 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Beverley Orser, co-founder and co-director of Sunnybrook’s Perioperative Brain Health Centre on her appointment as Chair of the Board of Trustees International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS).

“I feel absolutely privileged in this role of chair, to give back to an organization that’s done so much for patients and for research internationally,” says Dr. Orser, a researcher in the Hurvitz Brain Sciences Research Program. “I want to acknowledge my partners in the Department of Anesthesiology at Sunnybrook and at the University of Toronto, who have been supportive of my journey.”

The IARS is a not-for-profit, non-political international medical society that supports and advances anesthesia-related scientific research and education, as well as improvement of patient care through research.

Dr. Orser is the first Canadian woman to chair IARS’ Board of Trustees.

“I am excited and thrilled because diversity in leadership will strengthen our mission. Diversity in all aspects only makes us stronger, it’s an accelerator to enhance the work we are trying to achieve,” says Dr. Orser. “Different perspectives empower our organizations.”

Congratulations, Dr. Orser!

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