Sebastiano Mercadante, MD

Anesthesia and Intensive Care Unit and Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, La Maddalena Cancer Center, Palermo, Italy; Department of Anesthesia, Intensive Care & Emergencies, University of Palermo, Italy

Dr. Sebastiano Mercadante is Director of Anesthesia & Intensive Care Unit, Pain Relief & Palliative Care Unit, La Maddalena Clinic for Cancer, Palermo, Italy and Professor of Palliative Medicine at University of Palermo. Dr. Mercadante got his Doctor's degree (Medicine & Surgery) with full marks from University of Palermo. He has given more than 400 hundred lectures at national and international congresses, also has more than 350 papers published in peer-reviewed international journals. Dr. Mercadante is Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the XI congress of ESRA, Italian Chapter, Palermo, 2004; Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the 7th congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Palermo, April 1-5th, 2001; and Chairman of the Scientific Congress of 22° congress of MAASC, Rome, 2009. He is member of dozens of scientific committees of international congresses. In 2013, he got John Mendelson MD Award from University of Texas MD Anderson cancer center “for extraordinary contribution in palliative care” Houston.