Timothy G. Buchman, PhD, MD, FACS, FCCP, MCCM is currently the founding director of the Emory’s Critical Care Center (ECCC), which integrates ICUs throughout the Emory Healthcare system. The Center has assembled clinicians, teachers and investigators from diverse disciplines to deliver the Right Care, Right Now, Every Time. He is a member of the External Faculty of the Santa Fe Institute. He is an advisor to the James S. McDonnell Foundation. Before joining Emory, he served as the Edison Professor of Surgery and Director of Acute and Critical Care Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to his 15 years on the faculty at Washington University, Dr. Buchman directed the surgical intensive care unit and founded the trauma service at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where he completed his surgical training.
His research has spanned the bench-to-bedside continuum, including NIH-funded studies of physiological dynamics; of patient monitoring; of the genetics of sepsis and of ICU end-of-life care. In the 1990's, Dr. Buchman noticed that patients dying of sepsis seemed to have very monotonous vital signs. Recognizing that the various vital organs interacted with one another, postdoc Paul Godin and Dr. Buchman suggested--and demonstrated--that the onset of sepsis was associated with uncoupling (and failure to recouple) of the various vital organs. This uncoupling in various critical illness has been redemonstrated and forms the basis for novel monitoring and detection strategies.
Dr. Buchman is past president of the Shock Society, the Society for Complex Acute Illness and the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the latter being the largest organization of critical care professionals worldwide.
Dr. Buchman’s current clinical activity focuses on promoting situation awareness in critical care to achieve better health, better care and lower costs. He was the principal investigator on a Round 1 CMMI Healthcare Innovation Award entitled “Rapid Training and Deployment of Non-Physician Providers in Critical Care”. The award includes two innovations—telemedicine and the use of advanced practice providers—to efficiently deliver high-reliability care to locations where critical care physicians are in short supply. The project achieved its objectives of delivering better, smarter care to the federal beneficiaries it serves, see link4. In the most current iteration, Dr. Buchman is focusing on “turning night into day” using transoceanic implementations of the care model. See, for example, link1 and link2. His current research activity focuses on precision medicine in the acute care space. See, for example, link3.
Dr. Buchman is a certificated Airline Transport Pilot and a Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot .
Dr. Gershengorn is an Associate Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell and a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia. Dr. Gershengorn’s research program focuses on the allocation of ICU resources and the impact such allocation has on the outcomes of critically ill patients. In particular, she is interested in understanding how (1) ICU staffing and (2) practices which may be tied to staffing affect patient morbidity and mortality.
Trained in Medicine and Anaesthesia in London and in Intensive Care in Hong Kong. Research interests in mechanical ventilation, antibiotic pharmacokinetics and optimal use of Intensive Care resources. Approximately 130 peer-reviewed publications. Main current interest is critical care education. Only (minor) claim to fame: persuading a group of friends (ex-friends?) to write the BASIC Collaboration courses, which have been taught in over 70 countries.
Professor Gordon is the Chair of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at Imperial College London. He trained in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine in the North West Thames region and obtained his MD at St Bartholomew’s. He has also worked at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia and St Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada.
Prof Gordon has been an NIHR Clinician Scientist and is a Director of Research for the Intensive Care Foundation. He has been the Chief Investigator for two UK multi-centre septic shock trials (VANISH and LeoPARDS) and is part of the UK Critical Care Genomics group. He is now an NIHR Research Professor, investigating personalised medicine in sepsis.
Dr. Michael Pinsky is a Professor of Critical Care Medicine (primary), Bioengineering, Cardiovascular Diseases, Clinical & Translational Science, and Anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh, and Director for Clinical trials and Innovation at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Military Medicine research. He is also Docteur Honoris Casusa at the Universite Rene Descartes Paris V, School of Medicine in Paris, France. Dr. Pinsky is currently an Emeritus (Honorary) Attending at UPMC as well as a faculty member of the Center for Critical Care Nephrology at Pitt.
Dr. Pinsky received his MD from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Dr. Pinsky completed his post-graduate internal medicine residency training and pulmonary fellowship training at Stanford University, Stanford, California; senior medical residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, Florida; and advanced physiological training at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes, Baltimore, Maryland.
Currently, Dr. Pinsky serves as the Principal Investigator of an R01 on “Using biological time series analysis to identify cardiorespiratory insufficiency,” and Co-Principal Investigator of an R01 on “Predicting patient instability noninvasively for nursing care (PPINNC).” He is also a Co-I on two other R-01s on subarachnoid hemorrhage and endothelial dysfunction during traumatic hemorrhage. He has been the Director of the Cardiopulmonary Research Laboratory for the past 38 years. Dr. Pinsky is the program director for an NIH National Research Service Award entitled "Experimental Therapeutics in Critical Illness" which he has directed for the last 19 years. He is also a part of the training faculty of the NIH grant, “Cardiovascular Bioengineering,” the Fogarty Foundation International Training Grant, “Enhancing research and informatics capacity for health information in Colombia (ENRICH),” and the NIH grant, “Anesthesia research training grant.” His primary research focus is on applied cardiopulmonary physiology in the diagnosis and management of cardiorespiratory insufficiency using machine learning and advanced analytic techniques in both humans and clinically-relevant animal models.
Dr. Pinsky is the Editor-in-Chief of eMedicine’s Critical Care Medicine section. Dr. Pinsky is on the editorial boards of the Critical Care, Journal of Critical Care, Current Opinion in Critical Care, the International Journal of Critical Care, the Annals of Critical Care, and Intensive Care Medicine, Board of Reviewers. He also provides journal referring for numerous publications.
Dr. Pinsky has published >300 peer reviewed manuscript, >250 chapters and 26 textbooks. View a list of Dr. Pinsky’s publications here.
David Pilcher trained in respiratory and general medicine in the UK before moving to Australia in 2002. He has worked as a specialist in Intensive Care Medicine at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne since 2006. His interests include organ donation, lung transplantation, ECMO, mortality prediction modelling, and the epidemiology of Intensive Care medicine. He is the immediate past Chair of the ANZICS Centre for Outcome and Resource Evaluation (CORE), Director of the ANZICS Adult Patient Database and a medical advisor to DonateLife in Victoria. He is also a Monash University Practitioner Fellow and Adjunct Clinical Professor with the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University.
Francesca Rubulotta, was
born in Catania, Italy. She obtained her MD with laude and commendation in July
1998 at the University of Catania, Italy. In 2002, Dr Rubulotta gained
accreditation in Anesthesia at the University of Trieste in Italy and later in 2004
she obtained her specialty in Intensive Care Medicine (ICM) at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. Her
training in ICM took place in the USA, the Netherlands, and in Belgium.
She is currently working in the UK as
Consultant and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in ICM and Anaesthesia at Imperial College, Charing Cross
and St Mary’s Hospital, NHS trust in London, UK. In 2012, she obtained her PhD
at the University of Catania, Italy. She is an executive Master in Business
administration at Imperial College London. Dr Rubulotta was the Chair of the Division of Professional Development (DPD) of the
European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) and currently the Chair of
the CoBaTrICE project. Dr Rubulotta is a member
of the European Board of Intensive Care Medicine (EBICM) and a member of the
European Accreditation Board for Continue Medical Education (EACCME) in the Union
of European Medical Specialities (UEMS), a member of the Governance Board of
the EACCME, and a new member of the UEMS school of examiners. Dr
Rubulotta is the Chair of the Committee of Medical Managers of the British
Medical Association. She is member of the editorial board of the ICU Management
and Practice Journal. She did her training in End of Life and Compassionate Care
Medicine, in the USA at Brown University, Rhode Island University Hospital in
Providence, where she received certification for the protection of study
volunteers of Rochester University. She has been working in the ethic group of the ESICM for several years
participating in international projects such as: Conflicus and Appropricus. Dr.
Rubulotta has contributed to the “Rapid
since 2007 and she is a founding member of The
International Conference of the Society for Rapid Response Systems. An avid
researcher, Dr. Rubulotta has published papers and chapters on sepsis, RRs and
the Best Paper Award by the Anna Lindh EU foundation in 2007. Dr. Rubulotta has
studied five different European languages. Dr Rubulotta has been invited as a speaker at
national and international meetings.
Yasmine ALI ABDELHAMID
Yasmine ALI ABDELHAMID
Dr Yasmine Ali Abdelhamid is a Specialist Intensivist and clinical researcher at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Alice Springs Hospital. She is currently undertaking a PhD in the Discipline of Acute Care Medicine at the University of Adelaide. Her research focuses on long-term outcomes in survivors of critical illness. She is a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Adelaide. She has recently served as a member of the ANZICS Board and has been a previous representative to the Board of the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand.
Dr. Al Rahma Obtained his MBBS from KEMC in
Lahore/Pakistan and after completing German Board certificate in Internal
Medicine (University Khinikum-Essen Germany 1997), came back to his home
country (UAE-Dubai), join Rashid Hospital, which is a 500-bed university
Within three years, Dr. Al Rahma could
establish the first multidisciplinary ICU with fully trained intensivist in
UAE. Trained the Physicians as well as the nursing teams that could formulate the
first independent Intensive Care Unit in UAE.
Years later founded the department of
Emergency and Critical care in 2002.
Dr. Al Rahma worked on the development of
ambulance department and initiated the training and certifying the Dubai
ambulance and within 2 years, took part in establishing the paramedic program
in the Dubai College of Technology and appointed as the medical director for
During the year 2003, Dr. Hussain Al Rahma
started to develop disaster management program in collaboration with concerned
departments and later appointed as a member of the Dubai higher authority of
Disaster management and Chairman of the active disaster teams.
In 2006 joined the Arab Board for medical
sciences committee to improve and develop the critical care chapter in UAE.
In 2005 started the CME program for the
international level and initiated the Emirates critical care conference in
This conference gained international
reputation and for the last 3 years, it has been held in conjunction with the
Asia Africa Conference of the WFSICCM.
In 2006 Dr. Al Rahma became associate
professor in Dubai medical college where he initiated the critical care
residency program in Dubai Health Authority.
Dr. Blum is the Chief of Anesthesiology at the Atlanta VA Medical Center, Chief of Critical Care and Chief of Informatics and Health Services Research for the Emory University Department of Anesthesiology, and Vice Chair for Clinical Research in the Emory University Department of Biomedical Informatics. He graduated from Alma College with a degree in Computer Science in 1998 and received his MD from Johns Hopkins University in 2003. He completed his residency in Anesthesiology and fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at the University of Michigan in 2007 and 2008 respectively. After completing his clinical training, he joined the faculty at the University of Michigan where he remained until he was recruited to Emory where in addition to his leadership roles, he founded Emory Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Center which has rapidly become the leading academic center ECMO in the southeastern United States.
He has been funded by NIH and FDA awards focusing on biomedical informatics and machine learning in critically ill patients. Dr. Blum’s research focuses on perioperative management of critical illness and high volume data analysis for critical illness prediction and intervention. His work is done in collaboration with colleagues in the Emory Departments of Anesthesiology, Surgery, and Biomedical Informatics, and the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Department of Computer Science. His work has appeared in several publications including the Anesthesia & Analgesia, Anesthesiology, ASAIO, Critical Care Medicine, ASAIO, and the Journal of Critical Care and has resulted in 2 patents and 2 PhD dissertations.
Dr. Blum currently is on the steering committee for the United States Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group and he was inducted as a member of the American College of Critical Care Medicine. He has been invited to lecture at multiple institutions, national, and international conferences on critical care and biomedical informatics. He reviews manuscripts for numerous journals including Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, and The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Additionally, he is an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Society for Critical Care Medicine, and the American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists to which he was recently elected to the Board of Directors.
Bhavesh Patel attended medical school and critical care fellowship training in Canada and is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Neurology and Anesthesiology and Consultant in the Department of Critical Care at Mayo Clinic Arizona. He serves as Education Director for the Department of Critical Care Medicine, Associate Program Director for the Simulation Fellowship in Military Medicine and Medical Director for the Department of Respiratory Care. He is a registered diagnostic sonographer and medical acupuncturist and in 2012 was recipient of Mayo Clinic’s Distinguished Educator Award in 2012. His interests include education technology and healthcare in austere environments. He is also Vice President of Global Surgical and Destination Healthcare (GSD Healthcare) who are dedicated to education and surgical capacity building with a focus on men’s health in low income environments.
At Cabrini, A/Professor David Brewster is
the Director Medical Education, the Deputy Director of Intensive Care and the
Clinical Dean for the Monash University Clinical School. David is currently a
practicing specialist in both anaesthesia and intensive care medicine. He has a
strong clinical interest in intensive care after cardiac surgery, advanced
airway management in intensive care, and anaesthesia for both high-risk
patients and the elderly.
David has had significant experience in developing and implementing
medical education. Notably, he co-authored the “Beyond BASIC: Airway
Management” course. He has held a variety of undergraduate teaching roles for
the medical school at Monash University since 2006, culminating with his
appointment as the Clinical Dean at Cabrini by the Central Clinical School in
2017. In postgraduate medical education, David has previously been the
supervisor of training (SOT) at Cabrini Health (for CICM and ANZCA). He now
oversees all medical education at the hospital. David is also completing a PhD
at Monash University in the field of medical education. His current areas of
research include team training, leadership and airway practices in intensive
Dr. Cartin-Ceba is an intensivist and pulmonologist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, USA. Dr. Cartin-Ceba is an associate professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and is the associate program director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship. He obtained his MD with summa cum laude from the University of Costa Rica. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Cartin-Ceba also holds a master’s degree in clinical and translational clinic from the Mayo Graduate School. His specific interests in research are related to pulmonary vascular disorders including pulmonary hypertension and diffuse alveolar hemorrhage. Dr. Cartin-Ceba also participates actively in clinical research related to ICU outcomes and ICU management of liver transplant.
Louisa Chan is an intensivist working in the General ICU of Hospital Kuala Lumpur since her return from Australia in 2007 upon completion of her fellowship with the College of Intensive Care Medicine. She considers herself a run-of-the-mill intensivist involved in the daily clinical grind. She is an active Board Member of the Malaysian Society of Intensive Care. She is the facilitator for End-of-life care workshops held nationwide since 2009. She is the editor to the ‘Guide to Antimicriobial Therapy in the Adult ICU’ for Malaysian ICUs.
Yang Hyun CHO
Yang Hyun CHO
Dr. Cho completed undergraduate training from Korea University in 2001 and completed training as a thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon in 2006 and a critical care physician in 2013. He is currently employed as a cardiac surgeon and a surgical intensivist at Samsung medical Center, is a director of the Adult ECMO Service and Adult Cardiac Surgery ICU. He is also a surgical director of Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Service. He holds an Associate Professor appointment in the Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine. He and his colleagues at Samsung medical Center built the first multidisciplinary ECMO team in Korea. He also has been running Mobile ECMO Service for critically-ill patients remote from ECMO centers. His clinical practice is based on a thorough understanding on physiology of ECMO and various cannulation options in both VV and VA ECMO. He is also active in l research in ECMO, aortic surgery, and cardiac transplantation.
Bernard Cholley is professor of Anesthesiology & Intensive Care Medicine at Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou (Assistance Publique, Hôpitaux de Paris) and Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France. He works mainly in cardiac surgical intensive care and his areas of interest include haemodynamics (physiology, pathophysiology, monitoring,…) and the perioperative management of high-risk surgical patients. He has also been involved for a long time in promoting and teaching the use of ultrasound techniques in the anesthesiology / critical care environment. He is an active member of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, European Society of Anaesthesiology, and the French Society of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine.
Dr Rohit D’Costa is an Intensive Care Specialist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.He has had involvement in the organ and tissue donation sector since 2011 as a Medical Donation Specialist, and then Medical Consultant to DonateLife Victoria. He was appointed Victorian State Medical Director in 2015. He has been amongst the group of trainers for the DonateLife Professional Education Package with involvement in its development and delivery across Australia. He is also the Victorian representative on the ANZICS Death and Organ Donation Committee.
Dr Anstey is an Intensive Care and Emergency physician at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth Australia. He is the current chair of the advisory board of Choosing Wisely Australia and clinical lead for Choosing Wisely projects at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Perth. He has a Masters of Public Health in health policy from Harvard School of Public Health and was the 2012-13 Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow in Health Policy based at Kaiser Permanente in the United States.
Andrew Davies is a Senior Intensivist and Medical Donation Specialist at Frankston Hospital and an Associate Professor at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He has been an active participant in clinical research for over 20 years, mostly related to nutrition and other interventions in critical illness. He is a past Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (AuSPEN) and a past Vice Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group (ANZICS-CTG). More recently Andrew created the Mastering Intensive Care podcast (available on iTunes), which aims to help and inspire intensive care clinicians to improve patient care with interesting and thought-provoking conversations with highly respected and experienced clinicians.
Anthony Delaney is a Fellow of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and the College of Intensive Care Medicine. He is a Senior Staff Specialist in the Malcolm Fisher Department of Intensive Care Medicine at Royal North Shore Hospital, Associate Professor at Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney and an adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre, in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Health at Monash University. He lives in Sydney with his lovely wife Clare, his beautiful daughters Grace and Brigid, and his handsome son Patrick, and currently, 6 chooks.
Alberto Goffi, MD, is a Staff Physician at Toronto Western Hospital – University Health Network and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Department of Medicine and Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine (IDCCM). After graduating from the University of Torino (Italy) and completing his internal medicine/emergency medicine training in the same city, he moved to Toronto in 2010 for a fellowship in adult critical care medicine. His clinical and academic interests include neurocritical care and point-of-care ultrasound in acute care medicine, with a focus on the clinical utility of ultrasound in critical care medicine and optimal teaching strategies for its competency achievement. Alberto loves travelling for teaching; he has already taught ultrasound and neurocritical care in five different continents. In 2015, he won the Young Lecturer Award at the ESICM annual meeting. Outside of work, Alberto has a passion for creating logos and drawings using his computer; the IDCCM logo is one of his creations
Dr Goh is a Senior Consultant in Singapore General Hospital and the Director of Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical Care. She is very involved in teaching both medical students and post graduate doctors as member of the Core Faculty Anaesthesia Residency Programme, Adjunct Assistant Professor Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and Clinical Lecturer in the Yong Loo Lin Medical School.
She Chairs the STAR budding researcher’s award and the transplant oversight committee.
Dr June Goh is currently serving as president of SCWO (Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations). The Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO) is the national coordinating body of women’s organisations in Singapore and have 58 member organisations that represent more than 500,000 women.One of SCWO's main aims is to champion the improvement of status of women in Singapore in all fields. She is also passionate about women’s family and health issues.
She is also currently serving on the Dover Park Hospice Governing Council and co-chairs the fundraising committee.
She is an active member and past president of the Association of Women Doctors Singapore (AWDS ) executive committee.
Dr. Gopinath is a board-certified neurosurgeon and Chief of Neurosurgery at Ben Taub Hospital, a Level 1 Trauma Center in Houston, USA.. As an associate professor of Neurosurgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, he is intensely involved in training the neurosurgery residents and critical care fellows. His clinical interests include surgery for cerebrovascular diseases and complex tumors. As a director of Neurosurgical ICU, his research interest is focused on traumatic brain injury and participates actively in US government funded projects.
Dr Naomi Hammond (RN, PhD, MPH, MN (Crit Care), BN) is the Critical Care and Trauma Division Research Manager and a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health, Sydney. She also works part-time as the Intensive Care Clinical Research Manager at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia.
Naomi holds a number of other appointments including; Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales; Vice-Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society – Clinical Trials Group (ANZICS-CTG) Intensive Care Research Coordinator Interest Group (IRCIG); an Editorial Board member of Australian Critical Care which is the official journal of the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN); and sits on the ACCCN National Research Advisory Panel.
Naomi is an early career clinical researcher with a strong academic record that includes over 40 publications, numerous scholarships and awards, and funding totalling over 6 Million Australian Dollars. Naomi’s PhD examined the knowledge translation of fluid resuscitation research into critical care practice. Her main research interests include fluid resuscitation, fever management, knowledge translation, health economics, sepsis and long-term outcomes post critical illness.
Additional to Naomi’s academic portfolio, she has extensive clinical trials operational management experience including finance, regulatory processes, personnel, project and program management in a clinical and NGO environment.
Outside of work Naomi keeps busy caring for her three beautiful children with her ‘rock doctor’ husband, Alex.
Cheryl is the Director of the Emory eICU Center. Cheryl completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Nurse Leadership from The University of Alabama in 2013. She is a member of The Society of Critical Care Medicine, The American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Georgia Nurses Association, American Telemedicine Association, American Organization of Nurse Executives and the Georgia Association of Nurse Leaders. She is also an active a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and a member of the Tele ICU steering committee for SCCM.
Cheryl joined Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital in 1991 and has held various positions including 18 years in the Medical Surgical ICU as the daily charge nurse, critical care resource nurse and Administrative Supervisor/Flow Coordinator before her current position. She has extensive experience related to critical care, patient logistics, and patient flow/throughput. Cheryl was directly responsible for the development of the Emory eICU Center and continues to have clinical and operational oversight of the program.
Cheryl has lead the implementation of an international program involving intercontinental delivery of tele critical care services for Emory eICU patients. She is committed to advancing innovative care delivery methods related to tele-ICU and telehealth nationally and internationally, to promote quality care for all patients regardless of location.
Klaudyne Hong, PhD, is CEO of Peach IntelliHealth, an Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning healthcare company. She became intrigued with AI while watching the movie “Minority Report”. A decade later, while fly fishing, she had an epiphany about creating a new type of Machine Learning technology that could be used by healthcare professionals to predict adverse medical events in patients and prevent them. She caught two striped bass on the Essex River that morning, and Peach IntelliHealth was formed soon after. Her fly fishing coach, an MIT Professor and inventor of aflatoxin antibody, became Peach’s Chief Strategy Officer.
Prior to Peach, Dr Hong spent more than a dozen years in Pharma. She was Founder and Managing Director of Temasek Bioscience Partners, a venture firm that helped life science CEOs with their business development and capital needs. She was Team Leader at Johnson & Johnson and Schering AG, leading teams in stem cells, gene therapy, vaccine, and oncology. Her technology, publication and patent portfolio includes research and development in Alzheimer’s, cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, stroke, and spinal cord injury.
Dr Hong received her PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her MA and BA from California State University Fresno. She lives in New York, adores dogs, and looks up to giraffes. She is reading My Life on the Road.
Lt Col Andy Johnston is an Intensivist at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. He graduated from the University of Dundee in 1993, and trained in Scotland, the North of England and the West Midlands. He has experience in managing high volume, high acuity combat trauma, both in Afghanistan and at QEHB. In his role as a specialist in Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear medicine he was part of the training team for UK military, NHS, and international medical personnel deploying to Sierra Leone to treat Ebola patients. At the beginning of 2015 he worked at the specialised MOD run Ebola Treatment Unit in Sierra Leone, caring for health care workers with suspected and confirmed Ebola infection. He teaches regularly on the Defence CBRN Clinical course, teaching military doctors, nurses and medics how to deal with casualties from unconventional weapons.
Christian Karcher trained in Anaesthesia in Tuebingen (Germany) before moving to Melbourne where he trained in Intensive Care Medicine. He works as an Intensive Care Specialist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital where he is the medical lead of the ICU Education programme.
He also has an interest in resuscitation after cardiac surgery and is on the steering committee for Cardiothoracic Advanced Life Support for Australia and New Zealand (CALS-ANZ).
In his role as Clinical Sub-Dean for Simulation at the University of Melbourne, Christian is actively involved in curriculum development and teaching of medical students.
Christian has been involved in healthcare simulation for over 15years with a particular interest in teamwork, patient safety and airway management.
Over the years, he developed and delivered many successful interprofessional courses for Intensive Care and Medical Emergency Teams nationally and internationally.
Dr Manish Kaushik completed his graduation and senior residency in Internal Medicine in India, following which he worked in New Delhi and Saudi Arabia. He joined Singapore General Hospital in 2002 and after completing his training in Nephrology at Singapore General Hospital, he joined the Department of Renal Medicine at SGH in 2010.
He was awarded a Human Manpower Development Program scholarship for one year, in Critical Care Nephrology and Cardiorenal syndromes, to further his skills at International Renal Research Institute, San Bortolo Hospital Vicenza, Italy under mentorship of Professor Claudio Ronco.
He is currently working as a Senior Consultant Nephrologist at SGH and oversees the acute dialysis and extra corporeal blood purification service at SGH.
He is actively involved in teaching at all levels – medical students, senior residents in nephrology and nursing staff. In addition to being a core faculty and Chairman of the Program Evaluation Committee in the Singhealth Renal Residency Program, he also holds the position of an Adjunct Assistant Professor with Duke National University Singapore Graduate Medical School and Clinical Senior Lecturer with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.
Dr Manish Kaushik is an active member of various international nephrology and intensive care medicine societies. He is actively involved in research and has published in the field of critical care nephrology in peer reviewed journals. He has also authored book chapters on dialysis and back filtration, cardiorenal and hepatorenal syndromes.
Prof. Dr. Detlef Kindgen-Milles is a board certified anesthesiologist and critical care physician. He is lead Consultant of a 40-bed multi-disciplinary surgical ICU at the university hospital of Heinrich-Heine University, Duesseldorf. The unit is a closed-format 40-bed ICU with 34 physicians and 140 full time certified critical nurses. The number of admissions is approx. 3.000 per year and the majority of patients derive from cardiac surgery, general and abdominal surgery, vascular surgery, and trauma and accident. In the unit, all types of extracorporeal organ support are available, including ECMO and ECLS, CRRT, and intermittent haemodialysis or SLEDD. His major scientific work is focused on acute kidney injury and renal replacement therapy in the ICU setting.
Cameron is an intensive care specialist with an interest in clinical education, person-centred healthcare redesign, inter-professional clinical simulation aimed at vocational team development and system improvement.
He is an intensive care specialist in the tertiary Austin Hospital and the regional Bendigo Hospital, Victoria, Australia.
He holds the Academic Lead role of the Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre at Monash Rural Health Bendigo, the Education and Simulation portfolio at Austin Health’s Intensive Care Unit and the Clinical Performance and Innovation portfolio at Bendigo Health Intensive Care Unit. He is an Honorary Clinical Fellow at the University of Melbourne’s Austin Clinical School.
His Master of Clinical Education focuses on simulation educator faculty development.
Dr Koh is a Senior Consultant in the Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Singapore General Hospital. She is also currently the Director of Clinical Trials and Research Centre in Singapore General Hospital.
Dr Koh ‘s key clinical and research interests include Difficult- to-treat Asthma, identification and treatment of phenotypes in Severe Asthma. She established the Singapore General Hospital Severe Asthma Phenotype Study (SGH-SAPS) in 2011 and has >400 severe asthma patients in the registry who are being followed longitudinally. She is also the SGH PI of the MOH HSDP funded project using Bronchial Thermoplasty for severe asthma
Dr. Shih-Chi Ku, M.D., M.P.H. is the director of the Respiratory Care Center at National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH), Taipei, Taiwan. He has been an attending physician working on the Medical Intensive Care Unit for 15 years. His expertise is in the field of Respiratory medicine and Critical Care. As being the clinical assistant professor of Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, his research interest includes the epidemiology of sepsis, obstructive airway disease and medical education. He works as the Deputy Director of residency training program at Department of Internal Medicine at NTUH for years. He instructs the curriculum for high-fidelity simulation in critical care residency training.
Win Sen KUAN
Win Sen KUAN
Dr Kuan is a Senior Consultant and Research Director at the Emergency Medicine Department, National University Hospital, National University Health System, Singapore. He is Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He is also Core Faculty of the NUHS Emergency Medicine Residency Program and Associate Program Director of the NUHS Research Residency Program. He is a regular facilitator in the Asia-Pacific Evidence-Based Medicine and Nursing Conference.
Dr Kuan is a Fellow of the Colleges of Emergency Physicians and Clinician Scientists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore. His research interests are mainly in sepsis, emergency critical care and respiratory diseases. He was a recipient of the National Clinical Excellence Team Award in 2014 for collaborative work with the Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine to reduce mortality from severe community-acquired pneumonia. He received the National Medical Research Council Transition Award in 2015 to research novel diagnostic tests for sepsis.
Andrea Kwa achieved her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the Albany College of Pharmacy, New York, USA, in 2006. She also attained Added Qualifications in Infectious Diseases in Pharmacotherapy from the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties, USA, since 2007. She has finished her postdoctoral research fellowship of 2 years in anti-fungal resistance and molecular diagnostics with University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Division of Transplant Infectious Diseases.
Andrea Kwa is currently a Pharmacy Clinician Scientist, and also a faculty with Duke-NUS Dept of Emerging Infectious Diseases. She specializes in critical care medicine, infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance research. Her pet research topics in infectious diseases/ antimicrobial resistance are 1) elucidation of multiple antibiotics in combination against extreme drug resistant gram-negative bacilli in an one compartment static in-vitro model or a dyamic in-vitro pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic two-compartmental model simulating fluctuating clinically achievable antibiotic concentrations, 2) population pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics of antimicrobials, 3) molecular diagnostics in bacterial/fungal diseases and anti-fungal/anti-bacterial resistance, 4) risk factors and outcomes via statistical modelling, 5) health services research involving antimicrobial stewardships. To-date, she has authored more than 70 publications.
Tong Kiat KWEK
Tong Kiat KWEK
Dr Kwek is currently Senior Consultant in the Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine and Assistant Chairman, Medical Board (Clinical Development) at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He is also Assistant Dean (Admissions) and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He is a Senior Consultant to the Ministry of Health where he is an advisor for the National Deceased Donor Programme in Singapore. His clinical interests include Neuroanaesthesia, Neurocritical care, general intensive care, deceased organ donation and medical informatics. He is a recognized clinical teacher in his department and has received numerous ‘Best Teacher’ awards over the years in recognition of his efforts. He is an Examiner for the local Master of Medicine (Anaesthesiology) Part 1 and 2 examinations and also External Lecturer and Examiner for the Neuroanaesthesia and Critical Care Program at the University of Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia.
Professor Kiwon Lee, MD, is an academic neuro-intensivist. A graduate of Columbia University, he received formal training in stroke, neurological and neurosurgical critical care from Harvard Medical School – Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He joined Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia in 2005 and served as the Director of Neuro-Intensive Care Unit and Program Director of the Neuro-Critical Care Fellowship training. He was a faculty neurointensivist at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons from 2007 to 2012, and trained generations of neurology and neurosurgery residents and fellows. From 2012 to 2017, he served as vice chair of neurosurgery for critical care and division chief of neurocritical care at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and developed the neuroscience and neurotrauma intensive care program as one of the largest programs in the country. Since July 2017, Dr. Lee has been recruited and appointed as Professor of Neurology at Rutgers, the state university of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and Chief of Neurology at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Lee also serves as the director of RWJ comprehensive stroke center, director of division of stroke and critical care, and director of neuroscience intensive care unit. He is the editor-in-chief of a formal textbook, the Neuro-ICU Book, and has more than 200 peer-reviewed abstract articles, book chapters and original clinical research publications. His research focuses on acute interventional stroke therapies and advanced treatment of delayed ischemic neurological deficits after subarachnoid hemorrhages. He has been actively involved in hemostasis research as well as advanced cardiac output monitoring research for severe brain injury patients. He has been invited to give numerous keynote speeches and grand rounds, as well as continued medical education and special lectures in the United States and around the world. He is a reviewer for several leading medical journals including the Neurology, Cerebrovascular Disease, Neurocritical Care, Journal of Intensive Care Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine. He has been named a fellow of the American Heart Association, American Stroke Council, American College of Physicians, and American College of Critical Care Medicine.
Yee Sin LEO
Yee Sin LEO
Prof LEO Yee-Sin, an adult Infectious Disease specialist, is recently appointed as the Executive Director of the National Centre of Infectious Diseases, she concurrently holds the appointments of Director of the Institute of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology IIDE of Tan Tock Seng Hospital and the Clinical Director of Communicable Disease Centre, CDC.
Prof Leo is known for leading her team battling through multiple outbreaks in Singapore in recent decades. Her encounters include the Nipah outbreak in 1999, SARS in 2003, pandemic influenza in 2009 and multiple surges of vector-borne diseases including the recent zika outbreak in Singapore.
Her work won her many awards including the most prestigious Public Service Star in recognition of her contribution towards SARS outbreaks. To name a few of the others that include Excellence Star Award 2005, Red Ribbon Award 2014 and National Healthcare Group (NHG) Distinguished Senior Clinician Award 2016.
Under Prof Leo’s leadership, she has strengthened the team of Infectious Disease doctors and Clinical Epidemiologists. She is currently focusing on the development of the new National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) that is slated to open in 2018.
Prof Leo is extremely active in academic advancement. Her key research interests are emerging infectious diseases, dengue, and HIV. Her recent focus on point-of-care testing (POCT) attest to her work in improving patient care and outbreak control. To date Prof Leo has published more than 200 scientific papers and is highly sought after as an advisor and conference speaker.
Dr Benjamin Leong is a Senior Consultant Emergency Physician at the National University Hospital Singapore. He currently chairs the national Targeted Temperature Management workgroup, and is a deputy director of the Unit for Prehospital Emergency Care. His work outside of clinical duties includes running EMS medical director’s workshops, TTM courses, dispatch centre medical direction, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. His clinical and research interests include emergency medical services, cardiac arrest, shock and resuscitation.
Mr.A.J.Levine has been a Cardiac Surgeon in the UK for 17 years. He trained in London and the West Midlands He is a high volume Cardiac Surgeon (performing over 200 cases per year) with an interest in heart failure surgery.
He has published on surgery for heart failure, ITU length of stay post operatively and most importantly on resuscitation after cardiac surgery.
In 2003 there was a cardiac arrest on a patient 4 hours post cardiac surgery. Over the following four hours his chest was re-opened three times and eventually the patient was re-grafted in his ICU bed on bypass. Many of the nursing and junior medical staff reported they felt disorganised and of little help to the situation and would have performed much better if they had had a defined and well practised role. In response to this the Cardiac Surgery Advanced Life Support Course (CSU-ALS ™) was created by Mr.Levine and Mr.Joel Dunning. This set of protocols was made to address the situation of the patient arresting early after cardiac surgery (something that occurs in 1-5% of patients internationally) and all common serious complications in the ICU or on the ward of such patients. The aim has been to create a common language for all cardiothoracic practitioners to deal with emergencies in an efficient and evidence based manner.
This protocol has grown and has been accepted as the European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery's (EACTS) official protocol. Following this it was accepted by the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). The Society of Thoracic Surgery also created an expert consensus statement which was published in the Annals of Thoracic surgery (Feb 2017) which sets these protocols as the standard of care in the USA. These protocols are now being redrafted for similar bodies across Australia , New Zealand and South Africa.
CSU-ALS ™ is now taught across the globe. Associate with its teaching is eLearning, Recertification and Training the Trainer processes which aim to keep practitioners as well trained and updated as possible. Finally a large study is being conducted across 19 centres in the US to demonstrate the survival benefit and reduction in morbidity associate with its use in comparison to older ACLS protocols.
Dr Noelle Lim is Chief, Department of Anaesthesia & Surgical Intensive Care, Changi General Hospital and concurrently holds the directorship of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. She graduated from the National University of Singapore and has worked in Changi General Hospital since 1997. Her areas of interest in ICU include sepsis and nutrition.
Tian Jin LIM
Tian Jin LIM
Dr Lim Tian Jin is a senior consultant in the department of Anaesthesia and is the current director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit.
His interests are in neuroanaesthesia, and management of critically ill patients. He is also interested in obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia, providing specialist care for obstetric patients in labour, or requiring anaesthesia for Caesarean section.
In his personal time, he is an avid reader, interested in subjects ranging from fantasy, science fiction, non-fiction, autobiography and literature. Other interests are gourmet food, wine appreciation and whisky tasting. Recently, he is trying to cut his golf handicap to a respectable level. He runs in his spare time.
Doctor Edward Litton (MBChB, FCICM, PG Cert Echocardiography, MSc Clinical Trials) is a Staff Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine and Director of ICU Research at Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth Western Australia, and a Clinical Research Fellow in the ICU at ST John of God Hospital Subiaco. He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia and a member of the executive committee of the Australia and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Centre for Outcomes Research Evaluation. Dr Litton is the recipient of over $5M in research support. His principle areas of research include sepsis and pneumonia, high risk patients undergoing cardiac surgery, iron metabolism in critical illness, red blood cell transfusion in critical illness, acute lung injury and sleep in critical illness.
Victoria McCredie is a Staff Physician at Toronto Western Hospital and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. After completing her degrees at the Universities of St. Andrews and Manchester in the UK, she trained in acute medicine in Britain, Australia and New Zealand. Victoria moved to Canada in 2009 to complete fellowships in critical care and neurocritical care, both at the University of Toronto. Victoria also completed her PhD in clinical epidemiology at the University of Toronto examining the relationship between process of care, structure and outcome for critically ill patients with acute brain injury. Her research interests include evaluating pathophysiologic mechanisms contributing to secondary brain injury processes, withdrawal of life-sustaining therapies in severe traumatic brain injury, airway management strategies for acutely brain injured patients, and statistical modelling methods.
Forbes McGain is an anaesthetist and ICU physician at Western Health, Melbourne, Australia. He has completed a PhD in the field of hospital environmental sustainability, focussed upon the ICU and operating rooms. Forbes remains keenly involved in ICU research, particularly the nexus between patient care, and environmental and financial sustainability. Beyond medicine, he is passionate about science, the environment, bushwalking and cycling and civilisation.
Steve is an intensivist and infectious diseases physician at the Alfred Hospital. Prior to the Alfred Steve worked in the United Kingdom, Queensland and the Northern Territory including with the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Cape York.
In 2017 Steve was appointed director of the Alfred intensive care unit. The Alfred is a quaternary ICU with a broad case mix including burns, ECMO, cardiac surgery, heart and lung transplantation, trauma, neurosurgery, haematology and HIV.
Steve is interested in how human factors affect performance and sustainability in intensive care, including providing optimal clinical care, managing staff stress, optimizing teamwork and improving communication with families and patients. He has a major focus on improving the management of sepsis and is involved in a number of major international research programs in this area. He was the lead author for the latest edition of Australian Therapeutic Guidelines chapter on Sepsis.
When not at work Steve and his amazing wife and three great kids (and the dog) like to get out of the city, ideally in their semi-reliable Kombi.
Dr. Mo Yin is an infectious disease associate consultant at National University Hospital, Singapore. She has an interest in emerging infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance, especially in middle-to- low-income countries. She joined the World Health Organisation Infection Control team in Liberia for the West African Ebola Outbreak in 2015.
Dr. Mo Yin received the Singapore National Medical Research Council Research Training Fellowship and the Oxford Medical Sciences Graduate School Scholarship and is currently pursing a PhD in Clinical Medicine with the University of Oxford, conducting a multi-centre clinical trial in reducing antibiotic treatment duration for ventilator-associated pneumonia.
Professor Sheila Myatra works in Asia’s largest cancer hospital since 19 years. She is consultant critical care specialist attending to a 23- bed mixed medical - surgical ICU. She is a teacher for Medical Council of India’s recognized Critical Care super specialization programme of the Homi Bhabha National University, Mumbai.
She is currently Secretary for accreditation of the Indian College of Critical Care Medicine of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM) and has been actively involved with the society as past national treasurer, executive committee member and chairman of the Mumbai branch of ISCCM. She is also the President and founder member of the national airway society "All India Difficult Airway Association" (AIDAA).
She is the lead author of the first published ICU airway guideline - “Guidelines for Tracheal Intubation in the ICU” and the guideline on “Unanticipated Difficult Tracheal Intubation in Adults”” by AIDAA. She conducted the first national sedation survey and is the lead author of the end of life care guidelines for India.
Her research interests include functional hemodynamic monitoring, difficult airway management, sedation and end of life care. She has recently developed a new test in hemodynamic monitoring called the “tidal volume challenge” published in Critical Care Medicine in March 2017.
She was awarded the FICCM (Fellowship of Indian college of Critical Care Medicine) by Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM) in 2013 and Fellowship of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM) by the American College of Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) in 2015. Three-time recipient of the President Citation by the President of the ISCCM 2012,2013 & 2015) for contribution to the society and the field of Critical Care in the country. Also awarded, the “Hargobind National Medical Scholarship” in 2001 to train in Critical Care at MSKCC (New York), USA.
Priya Nair is a Senior Specialist and Director of Intensive Care at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney.
Her clinical interests include cardiothoracic intensive care, extracorporeal life support, mechanical circulatory support and critical care echocardiography. Her research interests include these, as well and vitamin D and bone failure in critical illness, an area in which she is undertaking a PhD.
She is also involved in a number of activities with the College of Intensive Care Medicine, including being a current board member and Deputy Chair of the Fellowship Examination.
Dr Jensen Ng obtained his basic medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 2005. He completed his Master of Medicine (Anaesthesiology) in 2013, and joined TTSH as an specialist in 2015. He received further training in Critical Care Medicine during a 1-year Fellowship with the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto in 2016/2017. Apart from Critical Care, his clinical interests include Trauma and Patient Blood Management.
Puay Shi NG
Puay Shi NG
Puay Shi is a Principal Dietitian in Tan Tock Seng
Hospital, providing medical
nutrition therapy to patients in various areas of clinical dietetics. She is the
clinical lead for critical care nutrition, fronting quality improvement
projects to improve feeding adequacies in ICU patients, developing hospital ICU feeding protocols and work
instructions, and initiating structured training program for new critical care
Dietitians. Puay Shi is involved in various research projects, including the
use of indirect calorimetry in critically ill patients.
Shin Yi NG
Shin Yi NG
Dr Ng Shin Yi is Head of Department, Senior Consultant Anaesthesiologist and Intensivist at the Department of Surgical Intensive Care, Division of Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Singapore General Hospital.
Dr Ng is a member of the Subspecialty Training Committee (Intensive Care Medicine) as well as examiner for the Masters of Medicine (Anaesthesiology) and the Exit Examinations for Intensive Care Medicine.
He has special interests in point-of-care critical care ultrasound as well as haemodynamic monitoring. For research, he has published on airway management and sedation in the ICU and outcomes after critical illness.
A/Prof Marcus Ong is a Senior Consultant, Director of Research, and Clinician Scientist, at the Department of Emergency Medicine in Singapore General Hospital. He is also Head, Data Analytics, Health Services Research Center (HSRC), Singhealth Services; Associate Professor and Associate Director, Health Services and Systems Research (HSSR), Duke-NUS Medical School. A/Prof Ong also serves as Medical Director, Unit for Prehospital Emergency Care (UPEC) and Senior Consultant, Ministry of Health, Hospital Services Division. Finally he is Chairman, Pan Asian Resuscitation Outcomes Study (PAROS).
A/Prof Ong’s research studies focus predominantly on pre-hospital emergency care, medical devices, and health services research. His research has addressed issues such as out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), improving ambulance deployment, acute myocardial infarction care and emergency care.
A/Prof Ong has obtained more than S$13 million in research grants for his studies, which include geospatial diseases mapping, clinical drug trials, resuscitation and cardiovascular sciences, pre-hospital emergency care, and biomedical engineering. He is the Principal Investigator for an international, multi-centre cohort study of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest across the Asia-Pacific. This clinical research network has published more than 36 articles in peer-reviewed journals since 2009. In total, A/Prof Ong has published more than 170 articles in international and local journals, such as Journal of the American Medical Association, American Journal of Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Resuscitation, Annals of Emergency Medicine, etc.
A/Prof Ong has also patented inventions using Heart Rate Variability for risk prediction of acutely ill patients and cooling solutions for therapeutic hypothermia. The technology is currently being developed into bedside triage devices that can help in risk stratification of critically ill patients and he is Scientific Advisor for Global Healthcare, a start-up company providing medical cooling solutions.
Intensive care physician in the Lausanne University Hospital, with an anesthesiology background, specialized in burn care and in clinical nutrition. Coordinator of the Lausanne burn centre.
Research fields: clinical nutrition and micronutrition.
In major burns, she has demonstrated acute Cu,Se,Zn deficiencies due to exudative losses, and conducted randomized trials showing the clinical benefits of an early repletion of the losses (better wound healing, less infections, shorter ICU stay).
She developed the concept of maximal tolerable energy debt during the ICU stay. Based on observational trials, she has then conducted randomized trials with supplemental parenteral nutrition in patients with a clear indication to artificial feeding, but with failing enteral feeding. The results are a reduction of infectious complications and of cost, due to an improved immune response. The data were recently completed by a tracer study.
Societies: She belongs to ESPEN’s ICU guideline group, and to ESICM’s MEN- metabolism and nutrition working group. She belongs to the ICALIC working group that promotes the development of a clinically affordable indirect calorimetry machine to enable individual adaptation of feeding targets.
Lecturing worldwide in 4 languages about individualized nutrition therapy and micronutrition (from Columbia to South Korea and South Africa). Teacher for the LLL-ESPEN training program.
Publications: Over 220 peer reviewed publications and 40 book chapters
Vimal is a Principal Physiotherapist in Singapore General Hospital. He has a Master’s degree in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy. He was an invited speaker in various national and international workshops. He had taught final year NUS medical students on “Rehab in surgical patients”, NUH nurses in “Critical care nursing “ and “ Advanced surgical nursing” courses ( inhouse training). He was a guest speaker for Advance Diploma nurses in Ngee Ann Poly. He teaches Physiotherapists in “Advanced Certificate in Physiotherapy”. He is ICU Module in charge for SGH physiotherapy residents.
After completing my Internal Medicine residency in Southern California, I moved to Rochester, Minnesota for my subspecialty training at Mayo Clinic, which included Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. Since graduating from my fellowship programs, I have been on staff at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, where my current practice is a combination of critical care and outpatient practice (mostly Sleep Medicine and some Pulmonary Medicine). My research interests have reflected my clinical practice in that it includes sepsis, delirium, and sleep apnea. I currently serve as the associate program director for Critical Care – Internal Medicine fellowship program and as the Quality Chair for our division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.
Vince completed undergraduate training from Monash University in 1990 and completed training as a Physician and Intensive Care Specialist in 1999. He was awarded the Matt Spence Prize for research. Vince is currently employed as a Senior Intensive Care Specialist at The Alfred Hospital, is Head of the ECMO Clinical Service and holds a Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor appointment in the Monash University School of Public Health & Preventative Medicine. He has had a lead role in the development of ECMO services at The Alfred since 2003 and has provided ECMO training programs nationally and internationally. He is on the Executive Committee for ECMOne and the Education Committee of APELSO. He is active in clinical and animal research in ECMO, circulatory physiology and control of the circulation.
Chairat Permpikul is currently the chairman of Department of Medicine, Siriraj hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand’s the largest and the first medical school. Also, he is the chief of the Medical ICU who continues patient services, teaching and research in critical care.
His specific interests in research works include septic shock resuscitation, hemodynamic support, respiratory care and monitoring, which most of his publications were involved. In addition, he is interested in ICU design and administration.
At national level, he spent 2 years, during 2009 to 2011, as the president of the Thai Society of Critical Care medicine. He, at that moment, initiated international critical care conference in Thailand which has been carried on annually. At present he is the chief of international relations and the chief of education and training of the society.
Ghee Chee PHUA
Ghee Chee PHUA
Dr Phua Ghee Chee obtained his MBBS from the National University of Singapore in 1997, MRCP/MMED in 2002 and EDIC in 2009. He currently serves as the Head of the Department of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine at Singapore General Hospital, and the President of the Chapter of Respiratory Physicians. His key clinical interests are in Intensive Care Medicine, Lung Transplantation and Pulmonary Hypertension. He chairs the hospital ICU committee and serves in the EXCO of Singhealth Transplant. He has a strong interest in education and was the former Program Director of the Singhealth Internal Medicine Residency Program. He is an enthusiastic teacher of Duke-NUS, YLL and LKC medical students.
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
Alex is an Intensive Care specialist working in the tertiary Intensive Care Unit in Wellington. He trained in London, Queensland, Melbourne and New Zealand. He has been involved in the design and implementation of rapid response systems to detect and address patient deterioration in several different hospitals. His work and research in this area led to an appointment as the clinical lead for the New Zealand Health Quality & Safety Commission’s 5-year national ‘Deteriorating Patient’ programme. He is also the clinical lead for Wellington’s aeromedical retrieval service which covers the lower North and upper South Islands of New Zealand. He has an interest in the way hospitals manage dying patients and thinks we could probably do better. In his spare time, when not walking his dog or children, he builds websites & designs logos for Wellington ICU’s prodigious research department. He has nearly written a lot more papers & as such should spend less time on Twitter.
Associate Professor Adrian Regli is a Consultant Intensivist at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Saint John of God Hospital Murdoch, Perth, Australia. In addition to being a FCICM he is a Swiss Intensivist and Anesthetist. He is affiliated to both the University of Western Australia and Notre Dame University Perth. He is an active member of the Clinical Trials Group of the World Society of Abdominal Compartment Syndrome. His main research interest is mechanical ventilation and intra-abdominal hypertension. He has published 35 peer reviewed journal articles.
Royal Melbourne Hospital Intensive Care Unit
Amy Rogers completed her nursing training at Flinders University of South Australia. She commenced her Graduate Nurse Program at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in 1996. She then furthered her studies by completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Clinical Nursing (Cardiothoracic) in 1998 and remains passionate about the care of the Cardiothoracic patient. Amy is a keen member of the Cardiac Special Interest Group in the Royal Melbourne Hospital Intensive Care Unit with a strong interest in resuscitation after cardiac surgery. More recently Amy has been made a Nursing Representative on the steering committee for Cardiothoracic Advanced Life Support for Australia and New Zealand (CALS-ANZ) She continues to work as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at the bedside in ICU caring for some of Melbourne’s most critically ill patients.
A/Prof. Vineet Sarode completed his Anaesthesiology training in Mumbai prior to moving to Australia. He completed his Intensive care medicine training with College of Intensive care medicine (CICM) at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. He has worked as a Specialist intensive care physician at Epworth Health, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Eastern Health in Melbourne in the past. He is currently working as Director of Intensive care at Cabrini Health in Melbourne. His interests include leadership and management in ICU, clinical governance and medical administration with research interest in physician engagement and its impact on organisational efficiency. He is currently finishing his MPH (Master of Public Health) in Health Management stream at Monash University. He also currently holds an Adjunct Associate Professor appointment at the Department of Medicine at Monash University.
Kay Choong SEE
Kay Choong SEE
Dr See is currently Head & Senior Consultant of the
Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, National University
Hospital. His research interests include cardiopulmonary physiology, critical
care ultrasonography and healthcare quality improvement.
Lorenzo Del SORBO
Lorenzo Del SORBO
Lorenzo Del Sorbo is an Intensive Care attending at Toronto General Hospital, and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto since appointment in 2016. He trained in Internal Medicine at the University of Torino (1997-2003), and in adult Critical Care Medicine at the University of Toronto (2004-2007). He was appointed and worked as an Assistant Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at the University of Torino, Italy, from 2007 to 2017.
Lorenzo's main academic interests focus on the application of innovative strategies to prevent the injury induced by invasive mechanical ventilation. These include investigations on extra-corporeal life support strategies in patients with ARDS and COPD exacerbation, on non-invasive ventilation. His work also extends into the translational research defining the mechanisms of organ injury and developing novel therapeutic approaches in cell and animal models of critical illness.
Dr. Sung is the director of the division of Neurocritical Care and Stroke at the University of Southern California (USC) with joint appointments in neurology and neurosurgery. He grew up in Minnesota and received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota and was trained at the University of Maryland and at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. At Johns Hopkins, he received his first faculty appointment and also completed a Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology.
He is a founding member of the international Neurocritical Care Society (with members from over 50 different countries) and a past-president. He has also helped start two other professional societies: the Western States Stroke Consortium, and the L.A. Stroke Society and has had leadership positions at the American Heart Association, the National Stroke Association and the American Academy of Neurology. He has had numerous papers and chapters published in a variety of journals and books and was the Associate Editor for the journal Neurocritical Care and has also been a reviewer for over 15 other journals. He has also been an invited consultant for the NIH and the FDA.
His current research interests are in the areas of measuring and changing outcomes of stroke and TBI with neurocritical care, hypothermia, intracranial pressure and cerebral reperfusion. He is also now leading an effort to standardize the determination of brain death throughout the world.
Dr Tagami is working as emergency physician, trauma surgeon, and intensivist at Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Nippon Medical School Tama-Nagayama hospital in Japan. He has board certification in emergency medicine, surgery, and intensive care medicine.
He has a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of Tokyo and PhD from Nippon Medical School.
He published more than 30 original papers as first author in the past 7 years. His area of interests are hemodynamic monitoring, acute respiratory distress syndrome, cardiac arrest, and acute care surgery.
From October 2017, Dr. Tagami is also working as a research fellow at Health Services and Systems Research (HSSR), Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore.
Dr Addy Tan, MBBS, MMed , EDIC, is a Senior Consultant with the Department of Anaesthesia, National University Health System. He currently holds the appointment of Program Director of the NUHS Anaesthesia Residency Program. He is also the Chief Examiner and Chair of the Intensive Care Medicine Examination Committee and member of the Intensive Care Medicine Training Committee, Ministry of Health.
He graduated and completed anaesthesia training with the National University of Singapore and went on to complete the Fellowship Program in Critical Care with the University Health Network, University of Toronto , Canada, under the Ministry of Health, Health Manpower Development Program. His interests in medicine include nutrition for the critically ill, renal replacement therapy, ventilation and medical education.
Hui Ling TAN
Hui Ling TAN
Dr Tan graduated from the
Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 1993. She started her
training in Anaesthesiology in Singapore in 1994 and continued her training in
Edinburgh, Scotland in the United Kingdom. She was conferred Fellowship of the
Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2000. In 2003, she was received a Health
Manpower Development Programme Fellowship Award from the Ministry of Health,
Singapore, to train in Multi-disciplinary Intensive Care Medicine in Sir
Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, Western Australia. She was conferred
Fellowship of the College of Intensive Care Medicine, Australia and New
Zealand, in 2010.
Since 2000, Dr Tan has been
working in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. In addition to her clinical duties in the operating
theatre and the intensive care unit, she has held several administrative
portfolios. From 2007 to 2012, she was the Director of the Neurological
Intensive Care Unit. She became the Chairperson of the Intensive Care Committee
which oversees the integration of clinical processes and practice of all the
intensive care units in the hospital, as well as establishing practice
standards and strengthening training in Intensive Care Medicine. She was the
scientific co-chairperson on the inaugural Singapore Intensive Care
Society-Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (SG-ANZICS) Intensive
Care Forum held in Singapore in 2011. In her capacity as the ICU Committee
Chairperson, she is a member of the Hospital Planning Committee for the
development and construction of the new National Centre for Infectious Disease
and a member for Hospital Ebola Workgroup.
She co-chaired the Brain Death
Taskforce from 2008. In 2010, she became the chairperson and was awarded the
Courage Fund Healthcare Humanity Award for her contributions to the improvement
of brain death certification and organ donation in Singapore. She maintains a strong
teaching interest in this field and is a part of the faculty that conducts training
courses in brain death and organ donation nationally.
In the field of Quality and
Patient Safety, Dr Tan took up the Assistant Chairmanship of Medical Board for
Clinical Quality and Audit in 2012. She has completed two major projects with
Ministry of Health Healthcare Quality Improvement and Innovation Fund awards in
the areas of improving end-of-life care and teamwork and communication. She is
a member of the Hospital Steering Committee for Joint Commission International
Dr Jonathan Tan is a senior consultant anaesthesiologist and intensivist at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. After obtaining his medical degree from Trinity College Dublin, he continued with post graduate anaesthesia training in Singapore before doing his intensive care fellowship in Perth, Australia. His motto for Intensive Care is “ICU is for the living!” and we should all focus on doing all we can to create a better system of care that returns the critically ill back to functional well being as the goal. As an avid road cyclist, it is in his vested interest as a potential user of critical care services, to ensure that the system of critical care delivery works!
Wah Tze TAN
Wah Tze TAN
Wah Tze graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the
National University of Singapore and became a qualified Specialist in
Anaesthesia in 2007.
In 2008, he moved to South Australia and worked as a
Registrar in the Intensive Care Unit of the Royal Adelaide Hospital. He also
spent time as a Retrieval Registrar, first in Mediflight, and then subsequently
He has keen interest in the provision of medical care in
austere and resource-poor environments. He was in Afghanistan as part of the
Singapore Armed Forces surgical team, working together with counterparts from
the Armed Forces of the Netherlands and Australian Defence Force to treat wounded
soldiers and civilians.
Currently, he is a registered Specialist in Anaesthesia and
Intensive Care Medicine with the Singapore Medical Council. He now divides his
time as a Visiting Consultant in Anaesthesia to a public hospital and between
the various private hospitals in Singapore.
Augustine Tee is a Senior Consultant Respiratory Physician and Intensivist at Changi General Hospital (CGH), Singapore. He is currently Chief of Medicine, and Chief of the Department of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine. Dr Tee holds fellowships from the Royal Colleges of Physicians of Edinburgh and Glasgow, and the American College of Chest Physicians, and he is an adjunct associate professor at the National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS YLLSOM).
He was an honorary clinical fellow at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Austin Hospital from 2006 – 2007, where he was part of the Medical Emergency Team. Rapid response systems has remained his area of interest, setting up the CGH Medical Emergency Team (MET) service in 2009, for which he still helms as Clinical Director of the MET committee. In addition, he also organised the successful Medical Emergency Team & Rapid Response Systems workshop at SG ANZICS 2017, which is a first in Asia.
Dr Tee is an avid investigator in clinical trials and an active reviewer with certificates of reviewing with distinction from the Singapore Medical Journal (2009-10 & 2013-14). He is also a dedicated educator whom has received separate awards in 2014 and 2015 for teaching excellence from NUS YLLSOM, the Singhealth Advanced Internal Medicine Senior Residency programme, and Changi General Hospital. In recognition of his service, Dr Tee received the Eastern Health Alliance Silver, Gold and Star Caring Awards in 2013, 2014 and 2015 respectively. He is the current Vice-president of Asthma & Allergy Association, Singapore, and was a 2-term past Chair of Chapter of Respiratory Physicians at the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.
Ms Kelly Thompson is a Research Fellow and PhD candidate with the Critical Care and Trauma Division at The George Institute for Global Health and the Australian Sepsis Network. She is a Registered Nurse working previously in cardiothoracic intensive care at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. Kelly holds a Master’s in Public Health, specialising in economic evaluation. She is currently studying a Doctor of Philosophy at The University of New South Wales looking at the epidemiological and health economic outcomes of patients who survive sepsis and septic shock.
Kelly’s main clinical research interest is in the epidemiology of sepsis and the outcomes of patients that survive critical illness. She has been involved in several projects with the Australian Sepsis Network that aim to measure and increase community and healthcare provider awareness of sepsis. Kelly is interested in improving health equality for disadvantaged populations and research into gender in health.
Kelly has published research in the following areas; health economics – cost effectiveness and discrete choice experiment; critical care research – sleep and sound in the ICU, ICU bed block, fluid resuscitation, secretion clearance, sepsis and septic shock.
Sanjiv VIJ completed his Anesthesiology training in India and practiced as a consultant Anesthetist and Intensivist for 6 years in India before moving to Australia in 2004. He then completed his training in Intensive Care Medicine in Australia in 2009 and has since been practicing as a Senior Intensive Care Specialist in Monash Health Melbourne. Sanjiv is a Supervisor of Training in Dandenong ICU at Monash Health. He is also a member of the steering committee for research at Dandenong ICU. Sanjiv is a member of Resuscitation Committee of Monash Health. Sanjiv is also the Vice Chair of the Victorian Regional Committee [VRC] of the College of Intensive Care Medicine [CICM]. Sanjiv’s areas of interest in ICU are Analgesia delivery in ICU, Airway management, ANZICS CTG research and use of Echocardiography and Ultra-Sound in Intensive Care. He is the medical lead for echocardiography in Dandenong ICU. In this role he has steered formation of a novel collaborative training module in ultra-sound and echocardiography within Monash Health. In this three way collaborative model, the ICU is jointly steering the training of candidates along with Monash Radiology and Monash Heart. Sanjiv is also a member of Ultra-Sound Special Interest Group [SIG] of CICM which is stimulating growth of ultrasound in Intensive Care Medicine as well as undertaking multiple research projects involving various aspects of ultrasound in ICU settings. Sanjiv has a passion for bedside clinical teaching.
Stephen is the Director of Intensive Care at Austin Health, the Director of the Critical Care Institute at Epworth HealthCare and a Clinical Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer with the University of Melbourne. He is also currently the Vice President of ANZICS and prior to that was Chair of the Victorian Regional Committee. Special interests include critical care hepatology, tracheostomy management, organ donation, intensive care outcomes, communication and end of life care. Stephen is an active medical educator and assisted in developing the Victorian Intensive Care Education Network as well as extensive engagement in physician training through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians both as a training consortium director and senior national examiner. As medical convenor and chair of the organizing committee, Stephen is playing a leading role in hosting the 2019 WFSICCM World Congress of Intensive Care in Melbourne. He is a keen commuter cyclist and tries to flee the city and escape to enjoy the natural world during hikes and back country ski trips with his family whenever possible.
Clarice Wee is an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) from Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Singapore. She started working in the combined High Dependency and Intensive Care Unit upon completion of her Masters of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. Her clinical responsibilities include assessing, diagnosing and treating critically ill patients throughout the hospital that she manages with the multidisciplinary team. She is part of the outreach team and leads the tracheostomy team in the General Ward, assessing suitability for weaning and ensuring safe care is provided for this group of patients.
She has a lead role in the development and training of APNs in the hospital, ensuring that future APNs receive adequate training in order to perform at the top of their license. She is involved in teachings at the National University of Singapore and is the course director for the Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care (BASIC) for Nurses course. Her research interests include issues surrounding end-of-life and palliative care.
Adrian Wong is a consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia in Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust having completed a fellowship in critical care ultrasound. Graduating in 2003 from Guys and St Thomas Hospital School of Medicine, he gained MRCP before completion of Intensive Care and Anaesthetic training in 2014 in the Wessex Deanery. He is an examiner for the European Diploma of Intensive Care Medicine and a member of the ESICM Clinical Training Committee. His current areas of interest include clinical governance, critical care ultrasound and medical education.
Dr Danny Wong is an anaesthetic registrar from London. He is a research fellow with the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia Health Services Research Centre (NIAA HSRC) at the Royal College of Anaesthetists, and is undertaking his PhD at the Department of Applied Health Research (DAHR), University College London. He spent a large proportion of his formative years in South East Asia before moving to the UK for his undergraduate medical education at King’s College London. He is an Associate of King’s College, Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and Fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute. He is the UK trainee lead and co-investigator for the Second Sprint National Anaesthesia Project: Epidemiology of Critical Care provision after Surgery (SNAP-2: EpiCCS) study, which is a large prospective cohort study involving patients from the UK, Australia and New Zealand. His research interests include anaesthesia, perioperative medicine, reproducible research, and statistical modelling and computing with the R statistical programming language.
Wai Tat WONG
Wai Tat WONG
Dr. Wai-Tat Wong Is an intensive care and internal medicine specialist from Hong Kong. He is currently working in the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive care at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Wong is particularly interested in conducting research related to end-of-life care in critically ill patients, and teaching in acute care, communication skills and medical professionalism.
Tony Yu-Chang YEH
Tony Yu-Chang YEH
Dr. Yu-Chang Yeh is an intensivist and anesthesiologist from Taiwan. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH). He is the Secretary General of the Society of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (SECCM, Taiwan) and the deputy secretary-general of the Taiwan Society of Anesthesiologists (TSA). He received his medical degree from the College of Medicine, Yang-Ming University (Taiwan). After completing his residency in Anesthesiology and subspecialty training of Critical Care Medicine in NTUH in 2006, he has received his PhD from the College of Medicine, National Taiwan University in 2012. His clinical and research interests include microcirculation, sepsis, blood purification, extracorporeal life support, therapeutic sedation and analgesia, and kidney transplant.
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