Dr Brand completed her medical degree at the University of Pretoria in 1998 and qualified as a Specialist Anaesthetist from the University of Pretoria in 2005. She has been working as an anaesthetist in private practice as part of Group7 anaesthesiologists since 2005 (www.gseven.co.za). Her interest in Malignant Hyperthermia started in 2000 and her passion for these patients just never stopped burning ever since. She is Director of the MHCSA, MH expert and a member of the EMHG and has presented locally and internationally over the past decade. After years of dedicated effort she succeeded in establishing an in vitro contracture laboratory for MH patients of Africa as well as a website and database for patients, families and anaesthetists.