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Writing a book is always a large undertaking that is difficult to accomplish without collaboration and support. I would like to thank all NYSORA team members who have donated their time, knowledge, and wisdom to this volume. I would also like to acknowledge the outstanding students of medicine, anesthesiology residents of the Catholic University of Leuven and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), and NYSORA Europe fellows in regional anesthesia at Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg (ZOL), Genk, Belgium. Several talented and resourceful anesthesiologists are richly deserving of specific mention: Drs. Angela Lucia Balocco, Ana Lopez, and Catherine Vandepitte.

Special thanks to NYSORA’s research team: Drs. Ingrid Meex PhD, Gülhan Özyürek, and Marijke Cipers. Likewise, a big THANK YOU to Professor Marc Vandevelde, and Dr. Steven Coppens at KUL, as well as René Heylen and the leadership of ZOL, Genk, Belgium. Your wisdom and vision have created a platform to make scholarly endeavors, such as completing this book writing, possible.

I would also like to thank the entire Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care Emergency Medicine and Pain Therapy at ZOL—your dedication to clinical care and teaching clinical medicine is inspiring. Finally, much appreciation to Professor Dr. Jan Van Zundert for his advice, wisdom, and coaching me to join this inspiring group of anesthesiologists in bettering education and clinical care in perioperative medicine and for an opportunity to develop the orthopedic anesthesia and research unit at ZOL, in Limburg, Belgium.

Prof. Admir Hadzic

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