Professor Patrice Forget
Professor Patrice Forget

Professor Patrice Forget

M.D. Ph.D.

Clinical Chair in Anaesthesia



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, perioperative epidemiology and clinical pharmacology. For the last ten years, as principal investigator and/or national coordinator, he published more than 150 articles, letters or editorials.

He is the Chair of the PANDOS (Pain AND Opioids after Surgery) ESAIC Research Group (European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care).

External Memberships

Board Member of the European Pain Federation EFIC (Honorary Treasurer, Chair of the Societal Impact of Pain partnership with the Pain Alliance Europe)

Active member of the European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (ESAIC), deputy Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Anaesthesiology, Acute and Chronic Pain Subcommittee member.

Past President of the Belgian Pain Society 


Research Overview

For the last ten years, as principal investigator and/or national coordinator, I have published more than 150 articles, letters or editorials, questioning current practices and opening new avenues in pain and perioperative medicine.

Current Research

My research programme, mostly focused on pain, combines perioperative epidemiology and clinical pharmacology approaches. 


Deputy Editor-in-Chief for the European Journal of Anaesthesiology

Associate Editor for the British Journal of Anaesthesia

Associate Editor for the British Journal of Pain

Associate Editor for Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine

Senior Editor for BMC Anesthesiology 

Editor for the Clinical Journal of Medicine (Section: Anesthesiology)

Board member of eCancer

Cochrane collaborator

Reviewer for more than 50 scientific journals.


Teaching Responsibilities

Professor of anaesthesia and pain medicine


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  • Opioid-Free Anesthesia and Postoperative Outcomes in Cancer Surgery: A Systematic Review

    Bugada, D., Drotar, M., Finazzi, S., Real, G., Lorini, L. F., Forget, P.
    Cancers, vol. 15, no. 1, 64
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Pharmacological Interventions for Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia: A Scoping Review of Preclinical Trials

    Koponen, M. E., Forget, P.
    Journal of Clinical Medicine, vol. 11, no. 23, 7060
    Contributions to Journals: Review articles
  • A survey on the availability, usage and perception of neuromuscular monitors in Europe

    Carvalho, H., Verdonck, M., Brull, S. J., Fuchs-Buder, T., Forget, P., Flamée, P., Poelaert, J.
    Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Erector spinae plane block with catheter infusion for analgesia in a patient undergoing transaxillary first rib resection

    McCance, L., Smith, E. C., Moore, J., Forget, P.
    Anaesthesia Reports, vol. 10, no. 2, e12190
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Immunological Insights into Opioid-Free Anaesthesia in Oncological Surgery: A Scoping Review

    Smith, L., Cata, J. P., Forget, P.
    Current Oncology Reports, vol. 24, no. 10, pp. 1327-1336
    Contributions to Journals: Review articles
  • Why do we need to implement the ICD-11?: When pain science and practice meet policies

    Barke, A., Cano Palomares, A., Cameron, P., Forget, P., Ryan, D., Vanhaute, O., Wilkinson, J., Societal Impact of Pain Platform (SIP)
    European Journal of Pain, vol. 26, no. 9, pp. 2003-2005
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Opioid-free anaesthesia by total intravenous anaesthesia techniques may be alternative to remifentanil

    Forget, P.
    BMJ (Clinical research ed.), vol. 378, pp. o2071
    Contributions to Journals: Letters
  • Anesthetics and Long Term Cancer Outcomes: May Epigenetics Be the Key for Pancreatic Cancer?

    Mokini, Z., Cama, A., Forget, P.
    Medicina, vol. 58, no. 8
    Contributions to Journals: Review articles
  • Implementing opioid-free anaesthesia to improve pain management?

    Forget, P.
    Anaesthesia Critical Care and Pain Medicine, vol. 41, no. 4, 101109
    Contributions to Journals: Editorials
  • Postoperative Outcomes Associated With Procedural Sedation Conducted by Physician and Nonphysician Anesthesia Providers: Findings From the Prospective, Observational African Surgical Outcomes Study

    Van Der Merwe, F., Vickery, N. J., Kluyts, H. L., Yang, D., Han, Y., Munlemvo, D. M., Ashebir, D. Z., Mbwele, B., Forget, P., Basenero, A., Youssouf, C., Antwi-Kusi, A., Ndonga, A. K., Ngumi, Z. W., Elkhogia, A., Omigbodun, A. O., Tumukunde, J., Madzimbamuto, F. D., Gobin, V., Mehyaoui, R., Samateh, A. L., Du Toit, L., Madiba, T. E., Pearse, R. M., Biccard, B. M., on behalf of the African Surgical Outcomes Study (ASOS) investigators
    Anesthesia and Analgesia, vol. 135, no. 2, pp. 250-263
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
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