Dr. Juan Ignacio Arcelus is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Granada Medical School University and attending surgeon in the Service of General Surgery at the Virgen de las Nieves University Hospital, Granada, Spain.
His main research interests include the epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and follow-up of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in medical and surgical patients.
For the past 15 years, he has been involved in the RIETE registry. He is also patron of the Spanish Foundation for the Study of Thromboembolism (FUENTE). A member of numerous societies and the Royal Academy of Medicine in Granada, Dr. Arcelus has presented more than 300 abstracts and lectures to international meetings, published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and has written 28 book chapters. He has been panelist in the latest American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Guidelines for Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) guidelines on prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism in cancer patients.
Professor Llau is an anaesthesiologist and Section Chief of the Department of Anaesthesia and Post-Surgical Critical Care at the Hospital Clinico Universitario, Valencia, Spain, and is Associated Professor of Human Physiology at the University of Valencia.
Professor Llau received his medical degree in Valencia, Spain, in 1986, where he studied anaesthesiology at the Hospital La Fe, becoming an anaesthesiologist in 1993. His research interests are thrombosis and hemostasis and transfusion practice.
He is a member of several groups involved in the study of transfusion practice and hemostasis management including the Haemostasis Subcommittee of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA).
He is also a member of the board of examiners for the ESA European Diploma of Anaesthesiology. Professor Llau has been the founder and the Vice President of the Transfusion and Haemostasis section of the Spanish Society of Anaesthesiology, and is a reviewer and secretary for REDAR (Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación), the official journal of the Spanish Society of Anaesthesiology. He has published over 150 papers and book chapters relating to transfusion practice and thrombosis and hemostasis. He is the editor of five books on transfusion and haemostasis medicine, the last one entitled “Thromboembolism in Orthopedic Surgery”, published in 2013.