Nieves Saiz-Sapena is Doctor of Medicine from the University of Valencia. She has over 25-year experience in anesthetic management of bariatric surgery, neurosurgery, anaesthesia in the hostile environment, and difficult airway. After a stay at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town (South Africa), she specialised in Anaesthesia at Clinica Universidad de Navarra (Spain). She was Associate Professor at the University of Navarra, Head of Department of Anaesthesiology Hospital San Jaime (Torrevieja, Alicante), Associate Professor Universidad Católica San Vicente Martir, Valencia. Currently she is an active member of several scientific societies including IFSO and SOBA, and serves as an editorial board member in a number of national and international scientific journals.