Organising Committee

SICM President:  A/Prof Jason Phua

  • Head, Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, University Medicine Cluster, National University Hospital, National University Health System, Singapore
  • President, Society of Intensive Care Medicine (Singapore)
  • Deputy Chair, National Intensive Care Unit Repository (NICUR) Workgroup Committee, Singapore
  • Chair, Asia Ventilation Forum
  • Secretary, Asian Critical Care Clinical Trials Group
  • Project Lead, Alexandra Campus Development Team, National University Health System, Singapore



Organising Chair:  Dr. Alvin Ng

  • Consultant, Department of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine,
    Changi General Hospital
  • M.B.,B.S., MMed (Int Med), MRCP (UK), FAMS (Respiratory Med& Intensive Care Medicine)
  • Dr Alvin Ng Choon Yong is a Consultant Respiratory Physician and Intensivist, Department of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, Changi General Hospital, Singapore. He holds a MMed (Internal Medicine) S’pore and MRCP (UK). He is the Vice President of Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Singapore as well as the Deputy Chief Surgeon of St John Brigade Singapore. He is also an executive committee member of the Chapter of Intensivist, Academy of Medicine Singapore and an executive committee member of the Singapore Thoracic Society. In additional, he also serves on the executive committee of the National Resuscitation Council, Singapore. He was previously awarded the United Nations Medal as well as the UN Force Commander Letter of Commendation for services rendered as part of the medical team for the UN Mission in Support of East Timor.



Scientific Chair: Dr. See Kay Choong

  • Dr. See Kay Choong is a Consultant in the Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, National University Hospital, and Program Director of the Research Residency Program, National University Health System, Singapore. Dr. See graduated from the National University of Singapore and completed Advanced Specialty Training in both Respiratory Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine. He obtained the European Diploma in Intensive Care and Masters of Public Health from Harvard University with a focus on Quantitative Methods. His recent research work revolves around haemodynamic optimization, critical care ultrasonography, pleural disorders and critical reasoning.



Treasurer: Dr. Kenneth Chan

  • Dr. Kenneth Chan is a Consultant Respiratory Physician and Intensivist, currently in private practice. Dr. Chan obtained his medical degree and specialist training in Singapore. He then went on to complete a clinical fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada. He also holds the European Diploma in Intensive Care.In the research arena, Dr. Chan focuses in the areas of intensive care, mechanical ventilation and ARDS. He is a past President of both the Singapore Thoracic Society and the Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Singapore.



Social: Dr. Adrian Kee

  • One of the things that Adrian has always been very passionate about is Critical Care Medicine. He plies his trade in the Medical Intensive Care Unit of National University Hospital. He derives great satisfaction in showing his residents the art and science of critical care medicine and the how much these patients on the brink of death can teach us about life. Outside of the intensive care unit, Adrian can be found running along the trails near his home or attempting to make friends with the inanimate dumbbells in the gym, all in the realisation that his beer belly is showing. Oh, and not forgetting how much he loves his smoky whiskey from the Scottish highlands.



Publicity: Dr. Tan Hon Liang

  • Hon Liang is a Consultant Anaesthesiologist and Intensivist in Singapore General Hospital. He graduated from National University of Singapore and qualified as a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP (UK)) before completing Anaesthesiology training. He spent a year training in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK in 2012 and then hopped across the Atlantic to Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA to complete his Critical Care Medicine Fellowship in 2014-2015. He is intrigued with advances in medical technology and social media in critical care. In his spare time, he day dreams about riding his mountain bike around the world. His website is, a self funded information portal for families of critically ill patients in Singapore.



Trade Relations: Dr. Jonathan Tan

  • MBBS (Dublin), M.Med (Anaes, Singapore), FANZCA
  • Dr. Tan is a senior consultant anesthesiologist and intensivist at Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore. After obtaining his medical degree from Trinity College Dublin, he continued with post-graduate anesthesia training in Singapore before doing his intensive care fellowship in Perth, Australia. He is the founding convenor of BASIC and RACE courses in Singapore, and is currently working on establishing curriculum and credentialing for critical care ultrasound in Singapore. Dr. Tan was the President of the Society of Intensive Care Medicine (Singapore) in 2013-2015. Dr. Tan’s interests include critical care nutrition, critical care infectious disease management, acute perioperative coagulopathy management, and functional outcomes in critically ill patients.







ANZICS Members





ANZICS President: Dr. Marc Ziegenfuss

  • Dr Marc Ziegenfuss is currently the President of the Australia and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) and Director of Intensive Care at the Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. Trained in South Africa, England and Australia, his interest in Sepsis started with the emergence of HIV in the 1980’s and the countless cases of MTB and MDRTB he attended to as a thoracic Surgeon. Seeing the extreme scope of presentation and management of Sepsis in resource poor and affluent countries, he very much believes in his mantra of ‘getting the Basics right’. He firmly believes that the sharing of knowledge and expertise globally, followed by the generation and provision of appropriate resources are paramount in mankind’s attempts to reduce the burden of Sepsis. ‘The GSA is the ideal conduit for this challenge’.




Co-convenor: Dr. Manoj Saxena

  • Dr. Manoj Saxena graduated in Medicine in England (Universities of London/Cambridge) and currently works at St. George Hospital (University of New South Wales) as an Intensive Care Physician, with an appointment as a Research Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health. His main area of research interest is thermal regulation in critically ill patients with traumatic brain injury. Our group has collaborated with international colleagues in clinical trials evaluating temperature control in cardiac arrest and in critically ill patients with infections. Other research interests include fluid resuscitation, early mobilization and long-term outcomes after critical illness. Manoj is an Executive Member of the Australia and New Zealand Clinical Trials Group, an Examiner for the College of Intensive Care Medicine, and Chair of the Scientific Program for the St. George and Sutherland Medical Research Symposium.




Scientific Chair: Dr. Danielle Austin

  • Dr Danielle Austin a recently graduated fellow of the College of Intensive Care Medicine Australia, and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. She has clinical interests in extracorporeal cardiorespiratory supports and critical care echocardiography, as well as communication in intensive care, and mentoring. She is a founding member of the Women in Intensive Care Network and has co-authored published research on gender balance in the workplace.




Committee Member: Dr. Steve Webb

  • Dr Steve Webb is a Senior Staff Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine at Royal Perth Hospital and a Clinical Professor in the School of Medicine and Pharmacology and the School of Population Health at the University of Western Australia and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University.
  • He is a trialist with over $60 million of research funding, including as a Chief Investigator on multiple NHMRC Project Grants and two Centre for Research Excellence grants. He has published over 100 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals including manuscripts in The New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association and the British Medical Journal.
  • He is the immediate past-Chair of the ANZICS Clinical Trials Group. He is the Vice-Chair of the International Forum of Acute Care Trialists, which is a network of the world’s ICU-based investigator-led clinical trials networks. He is a member of the Executive and Chair of one of four Working Groups of the International Severe Acute Respiratory Illness Consortium. This Consortium aims to provide a coordinated global clinical research response to emerging infectious disease including potential future pandemics.
  • He is a founding member of the executive of the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance which is a representative organisation of the investigator-led clinical trials networks in Australia. He has chaired the Human Research Ethics Committee at the University of Western Australia since 2006. He is a Director of Aalix Health Services Consulting.




Committee Member: Dr. Ian Jenkins

  • Ian Jenkins has worked as a Staff Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine at Fremantle Hospital and St. John of God Hospital (Murdoch) for nearly twenty years and as Director of ICU at Fremantle for ten. He is a State Councilor for the AMA and a past President of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS). He is on the Editorial Board of Intensive Care World Monitor. His areas of professional interest are informatics in Critical care areas, metabolic derangements of the critically ill, coagulopathy and hypercoagulable states.




Committee Member: Dr. Adam Deane

  • Adam is an Intensive Care Physician/Scientist with research interests relating to nutrition and glucose metabolism. Adam has received numerous grants and awards and has a track record for publishing innovative research. Despite his tendency to tell lame jokes he is occasionally invited to present at scientific meetings. More often he isn’t invited back.
  • He is passionate about awakening medical students and intensive care trainees to the joys of clinical research.