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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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