Michael G. Irwin, MB ChB, MD, FRCA, FCAI, FANZCA, FHKAM is the Daniel CK Yu Professor in the Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Hong Kong. He is Past President of the Society of Anaesthetists of Hong Kong and of the Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiology. Prof. Irwin has published around 300 articles in peer reviewed scientific journals (h index 45) and is a regular invited journal reviewer. He is an editor of Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine, Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy and senior editor of the HK Medical Journal. He is on the Faculty of Evidence Based Perioperative Medicine (EBPOM) and was Chairman of the organising committee for the World Congress of Anaesthesia 2016. Research interests include intravenous anaesthesia, pharmacology, perioperative medicine/enhanced recovery and the effects of anaesthesia on cancer.