Professor Patrice Forget

Professor Patrice Forget
M.D. Ph.D.

Clinical Chair in Anaesthesia


Contact Details

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Professor Patrice Forget, M.D. Ph.D., has worked as Clinical Professor in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine in Belgium, and as President of the Belgian Pain Society. In 2019, he has been appointed as Clinical Chair in Anaesthesia at the University of Aberdeen (UK), and Honorary Consultant at the NHS Grampian.

He is involved in clinical research, focused on mainly pain management and postoperative outcomes, including within epidemiological and public health perspectives. He investigates the impact of surgery, inflammation and anaesthetics (especially opioids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) in combination with an interest in clinical pharmacology. For the last ten years, as principal investigator and/or national coordinator, he published more than 100 articles, letters or editorials.


Research Interests

Postoperative outcomes, notably pain, cancer outcomes and survival, including within epidemiological and public health perspectives.

Current Research

Perioperative research, specifically driven by an experience in anaesthesia and pain medicine


ASOS-2 steering committee member

Associate Editor for the European Journal of Anaesthesiology

Board member of eCancer

Associate Editor for the Acta Anaesthesiologica Belgica

Academic Editor for PLoS One

Cochrane collaborator

Editor for BMC Anesthesiology (Section editor; 2014: Associate editor)

Reviewer for Acta Anaesth Belg, Anesth, Ann Epidemiol, Ann Int Care, Arch Gerontol Geriat, Biomed Pharm, BMC Inject Dis, Br J Anaesth, BMJ, Cancers, Cancer Biom, Cochrane collaboration, Direction Recherche Clinique et Innovation (DRCI, Paris), Eur J Pain, Eur J Cancer, Future Oncol, Head and Face Med, Heart Lung Circ, JCM, J Thorac Dis, NIAA Grants (UK), Med Res Counc (UK), PLOS ONE, Eur J Anaesthesiol, Immunology, Ind Heart J, Int J W Low Extr, J Clin Anesth, J Clin Monit Comput, J Med Econom, J Vasc Med Surg, Min Anestesiol, MDPI, Immunol, Med M Pract, Med Sci Mon, Oncotarget, Ped, All, Imm and Pulm, Pharmacology, Yonsei Med J, Mol Biol Rep, J Anesth & Clin Res, S J Anaesth, Ann Surg, Int Orthop, J Neurosurg Anesth, Langenbecks Arch Surg, Redox, Sci Rep, Tech Coloproct, Vet Sc, W J Em Med.


Teaching Responsibilities

Professor of anaesthesia and pain medicine

Further Info

External Responsibilities

Active member of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA), OLA subcommittee member

Councilor to international societies (EU-CA15204, European Pain Federation EFIC – Fundraising Chair)

Past President of the Belgian Pain Society 

Titular member of the Belgian Society of Anaesthesia and Resuscitation