Dr. Sebastiano Mercadante had his Doctor's degree (Medicine & Surgery) in 1973-1979 at University of Palermo, Italy. He has his Specialization in Anesthesiology (1980-1983) and in Science of Nutrition (1984-1987) from University of Palermo, Italy. He is a Professor of Palliative medicine, Post-graduate Master, University of Palermo. He is the Director of Anesthesia & Intensive Care Unit, Pain Relief & Palliative Care Unit, La Maddalena Clinic for Cancer, Palermo, Italy. He is also a Scientific Director of SAMO onlus, regional home care program. He has given more than 400 hundred lectures at National and International congresses. He served as an Associated Editor, Editorial Board and referee of more than 30 International peer-reviewed journals in the field of pain and symptom management; and Anesthesiology. Also an Expert Consultant for grants for Cancer Research UK, Swiss Palliative Care Research Group, Spanish Telecom Award, and European Commission. He published more than 350 papers in peer-reviewed international journals. He was an Author of more than 40 chapters and books.
He 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, Chairman of the Scientific Congress of 220 congress of MAASC, Rome, 2009. He is a Member of dozens of scientific committees of International congresses.
Anesthesia cancer pain and Palliative care.