Prof. James Roelofse MMED (Anes), PhD (Anes), NDBA (USA)

Professor James Roelofse qualified as an anesthetist from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (cum laude). He was awarded a PhD in Anaesthesia from the same university and is a Diplomate of the National Dental Board of Anaesthesiology. He is a Visiting Professor at University College London (UCL), responsible for developing sedation training programmes, and is the Programme Director of a Postgraduate Certificate in Sedation and Pain Control at UCL. He is a Professor at the University of Stellenbosch and University of the Western Cape, Cape Town. He spent most of his academic career in developing sedation training programmes for healthcare professionals in procedural sedation and analgesia. This started at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch with a Postgraduate Diploma in Sedation and Pain Control, and a research Masters degree. Since 2004 this diploma was offered at the University of the Western Cape. He is currently the programme director of a PG Certificate in Sedation and Pain Control at the University of Free State, Bloemfontein. In 2016 one of his postgraduate students graduated with a PhD in Sedation and Pain Control. He is the President of the South African Society of Sedation Practitioners (SOSPOSA), a SIG (Special Interest Group) of the South African Society of Anesthesiologists. He wrote the 2015/2016 SASA Adults/Children Guidelines on procedural sedation and analgesia. He is an executive member of the International Committee for the Advancement of Procedural Sedation (ICAPS) and an academic advisor for Sedation Solutions, UK where he regularly writes sedation articles for the knowledge hub. A monthly article is also written for the Journal of the Dental Association of South Africa on continuous education in sedation. He is the author of more than 163 scientific articles and wrote chapters in the handbooks “Pediatric Sedation Outside of the Operating Theater” (Harvard University), and “Management of Pain and Anxiety in the Dental Office”.