Horng H. Chen, M.D., is a board-certified cardiologist with subspecialty certification in heart failure and transplantation, adult comprehensive echocardiography and holds the academic rank of Professor of Medicine since 2011. He did his residency in Internal Medicine and his Cardiology Clinician Investigator Fellowship at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic. Prior to coming on staff in 2001, Dr. Chen was a Mayo Foundation Scholar in the area of heart failure research.
Dr. Chen is a NIH-funded physician scientist who has advanced the field of Cardiorenal therapeutics in the area of heart failure. He is the Co-Director of the Cardiorenal Research Laboratory which is actively involved in research to uncover new therapies for heart failure and cardiorenal syndrome. Dr. Chen has been continuously funded by the NIH since 2005 and currently holds 2 NIH RO1 grants. He was elected to the prestigious American Society of Clinical Investigation in 2012.
Dr Chen is the Co-Director for Biological Agent and Drug Innovation, Dept of Cardiology at Mayo Clinic and the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Zumbro Discovery, a biotech company formed by Mayo Medical Ventures and Broadview Ventures. The goal of Zumbro Discovery is the clinical development of the novel peptide ZD 100 for the treatment of Resistant Hypertension. Dr Chen has been awarded 7 patents and has been involved in the clinical development of 2 other biotech companies.
He has over 115 publications and was the National Principal Investigator, leading a multicenter clinical trial performed within the NHLBI Heart Failure Clinical Research Network entitled: “The ROSE Study”. The Results if the study was presented as a late breaking clinical trial at AHA Scientific Session 2013 with simultaneous publication in JAMA.
Dr. E. Wesley Ely is a professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine with subspecialty training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Ely’s research has focused on improving the care and outcomes of critically ill patients with ICU-acquired brain disease (manifested acutely as delirium and chronically as acquired dementia). He is the co-director of the Center for Critical Illness, Brain dysfunction, and Survivorship (CIBS Center), which has amassed thousands of patients into cohort studies and randomized trials answering vital questions about ICU acquired brain disease and other components of ICU survivorship. His team developed the primary tool (CAM-ICU, translated into 30+ languages) which is used to measure delirium in ICU-based trials and clinically at the bedside in ICUs worldwide. Dr. Ely has been continuously federally funded (NIA and/or VA) for over 15 years. He has over 400 peer-reviewed publications.. His wife is a pathologist and together they have 3 daughters who are the light of their lives.
Eddy Fan is an associate Professor in the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto and a Staff Intensivist at the University Health Network/Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Fan received his undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto, his medical degree from the University of Western Ontario and a PhD in Clinical Investigation from Johns Hopkins University. He is currently the Medical Director of the Extracorporeal Life Support Program at the Toronto General Hospital, and the Director of Critical Care Research at the University Health Network/Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Fan’s research has focused on advanced life support for acute respiratory failure and patient outcomes from critical illness. These include investigations on the epidemiology and use of mechanical ventilation and extracorporeal life support in patients with ARDS, as well as on the development of ICU-acquired weakness, early rehabilitation in ICU patients, and long-term outcomes in survivors of critical illness.
Dr. Niall Ferguson is Head of Critical Care Medicine at the University Health Network and Sinai Health System, and full Professor in the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Toronto, with appointments in the Departments of Medicine and Physiology, and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. He is a Senior Scientist in the Toronto General Research Institute, and the Critical Care Lead for the Toronto-Central Local Health Integration Network. He received his M.D. with honours from the University of Toronto, and went on to complete post-graduate training in Internal Medicine, Respirology, and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Ferguson completed a Master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research at the University of Toronto and subsequently undertook a CIHR Post-doctoral Fellowship in Madrid, Spain. He receives research funding from local, provincial, and national agencies, including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Dr. Ferguson’s research, which is published in high-impact journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and the American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine focuses on: (1) mechanical ventilation (epidemiology; weaning and liberation; extubation and tracheostomy); (2) acute respiratory distress syndrome (definitions; ventilatory management; trial design); and (3) novel modes of mechanical ventilation, including extra-corporeal life support. Dr. Ferguson is the Scientific Programme Chair for Critical Care Canada Forum, Canada’s premier critical care conference. He is a frequent invited-speaker at national and international meetings, having given over 300 such talks.
Professor of Paediatric Tropical Infectious Diseases at the Faculty of Medicine and Director of the ICCARE Centre at the Institute for Global Health Innovation, Imperial College, London and an Honorary Fellow at MRC Clinical Trials Unit, University College, London.
Over the last 18 years, I have been based full-time in East Africa, where I lead a research group that have highlighted the unique importance of emergency-care research, previously poorly appreciated as an area for specific funder or policy investment, as a highly targeted and cost-effective means of tackling childhood mortality in resource-limited hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa. My major research portfolio includes severe malaria, bacterial sepsis and severe malnutrition and large Phase III pragmatic clinical trials in emergency care. My team conducted the largest trial in critically children ever undertaken in Africa (FEAST trial) examining fluid resuscitation strategies in children with severe febrile illness, showing that fluid boluses increased mortality compared to no-bolus (control). This went on to win the prestigious BMJ Research Paper of the Year award and led to changes in management guidelines.
David Krishna Menon is Professor and Head of the Division of Anaesthesia, and Professorial Fellow in Medicine at Queens’ College, Cambridge. He is Principal Investigator at the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre and at the John van Geest Centre for Brain Repair in Cambridge, and Co-Chairs the Acute Brain Injury Program at the University of Cambridge. He is Chair of the European Brain Trauma Consortium and serves on the Executive of the International Neuro Trauma Society. He currently acts as Vice-Coordinator of the CENTER-TBI project, a €30 million FP7 European multicentre study of precision medicine and comparative effectiveness research in traumatic brain injury, and as Joint Director of the Cambridge NIHR Global Health Research Group on Neurotrauma. He has over a three hundred publications in peer reviewed journals, with a ‘h’ index of over 60, has contributed to major textbooks, and is one of two lead authors on a Commissioned Issue of the Lancet Neurology on Traumatic Brain Injury which was released at the European Parliament on the 7th of November 2017, and which has been used as a basis for briefing UK MPs in the All Party Parliamentary Group on Acquired Brain Injury.
Kelly is a Research Fellow with the Division of Critical Care at The George Institute for Global Health. She is an honorary Research Fellow for the Australian Sepsis Network and is Manager of The George Institute’s, Global Women’s Health Program, which focusses on improving health and equality for women all over the world. She has completed undergraduate studies in nursing and 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 in Australia. Kelly’s thesis focusses on using existing data from clinical trials and government registries to measure the clinical and health economic burden of sepsis and septic shock. Kelly has published 18 peer-reviewed manuscripts, including 3 high-impact publications and has written for The Conversation (Australia).
Dr Adhikari is an intensivist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and assistant professor in the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care at the University of Toronto. His research interests include critical care delivery in low-resource settings, renal replacement therapy in the ICU, and meta-analysis methods.
Dr Corrine Balit is the Deputy Medical Director of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at The Children’s Hospital Westmead, NSW. Her clinical interests are in pharmacology and clinical toxicology having come from a pharmacy background. Following her training in Australia, she spent several years working at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Canada in the Paediatric Critical Care Unit. It was here she developed a clinical and research focus on analgesia and sedation in critically ill children as well as the prevention of iatrogenic drug withdrawal for which she has undertaken several successful quality improvement projects. Corrine’s other interests are focused on communication skills in critical care and is the educational lead for the training program in her unit.
Abi is a PhD candidate at AMC, University of Amsterdam and works as a researcher with Oxford Universities major Overseas programme. Currently based in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, her mixed methods research focuses on improving the quality of care for critically unwell patients, for which she has been a successful co applicant of international grants. She is coordinator and a founding trustee of Network for Improving Critical care Systems and Training (NICST), a UK charity that focuses on building global health and critical care capacity in Lower- Middle-Income Countries. Her interests are in developing learning health systems through research, technology and education. Her clinical background is as an advanced nurse practitioner in critical care outreach and clinical lecturer.
Ira Cheifetz, MD is the Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer for Duke Children's, Associate Chief Medical Officer for Duke University Hospital, and Vice‐Chair for Inpatient Operations in the Department of Pediatrics. He also serves as the Medical Director for Pediatric Respiratory Care Services. Dr. Cheifetz is a Professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology in the Duke University School of Medicine and an international expert in the fields of mechanical ventilation, respiratory monitoring, cardiorespiratory interactions, and extracorporeal life support. He has authored more than 150 peer‐reviewed publications and chapters, most of which have been in the fields of pediatric critical care and respiratory care.
Dr. Cheifetz joined the faculty of Duke University Medical Center in 1996, after completing his residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric critical care at Duke University Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine.
Dr Chia Yew Woon is a Senior Consultant Cardiologist and Intensivist and Director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. His diverse interests include hemodynamic monitoring, mechanical circulatory support and critical care ultrasound for which he has been supporting educational efforts in these areas. He also leads a successful post-cardiac arrest care program and is a faculty in the regional cardiac arrest courses. He currently serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the local medical school.
Dr Conway Morris undertook undergraduate training in Glasgow, UK before moving to Edinburgh to start his training in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. Whilst in Edinburgh he developed an interest in ICU-acquired infections and studied for a PhD in critical care immunology and its impact on nosocomial infections supervised by Professors John Simpson and Timothy Walsh. He moved to Cambridge to complete his post-graduate training in Anaesthesia and ICM and to undertake post-doctoral research with Professor Edwin Chilvers. His work continues to focus on immune failure in critical illness and nosocomial infection.
He published the first study identifying C5a as a key mediator of neutrophil dysfunction in critical illness. This has led to subsequent work developing clinically useable markers for immune dysfunction, a clinical trial of immunomodulatory therapy and exploration of the intracellular signalling pathways which underpin these effects. He has also developed a number of diagnostics for nosocomial infection, including the host response test recently evaluated in the VAP-RAPID trial, and several pathogen-focussed molecular diagnostic platforms. He is currently a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development fellow at the University of Cambridge and Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine in the John V Farman Intensive Care Unit, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK. He is the incoming Deputy Chair of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine’s Infection section.
Charlie is one of Australia’s Australia‘s leading Intensive Care Specialists and is immediate past President of the College of Intensive Care of Australia and New Zealand.
Charlie undertook medical training at St Bartholomew’s hospital in London. He completed training as a physician and then trained as an anaesthesist. Finally he completed a third specialty program and commenced a career in intensive care.
After working in Hong Kong Charlie came to Australia, initially working as Director of Intensive Care at the Repatriation Hospital in Melbourne. In 1991 he became Director of Intensive Care in Geelong. In 2008 he stepped down as Director to concentrate more on his diverse medical interests.
Charlie is regional clinical lead for the Advance Care Planning program and is the originator of the MyValues approach to advance care planning (www.myvalues.org.au).
He lectures widely on medical communication and end-of-life decision-making. Charlie was featured on the ABC in the film ‘In the End’ and is a regular contributor to radio. He is author of ‘Letting Go’ published by Scribe, and a strong advocate of patient centred care.
Dr. Edelson is a hospitalist and Executive Medical Director for Rescue Care and Resiliency at the University of Chicago. She is a nationally recognized expert of in-hopsital cardiac arrest and rapid response systems, with a focus on harnessing big data analytics and innovative technology to identify subtle changes in clinical stability and integrate them into clinical workflows to prevent failure to rescue. Her work has been published in high-profile journals such as JAMA, Circulation, and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Medicine and has been cited over 8,000 times. She currently serves as the Chair of the American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines Resuscitation Adult Research Task Force. Additionally, Dr. Edelson is the Founder and CEO of Quant HC and was named by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the Women in Medtech to Know.
Dr. Fox-Robichaud is Professor of Medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University and an Intensivist and Director of Medical Education at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS). She is the current President of the Canadian Critical Care Society and inaugural President of the Canadian Sepsis Foundation.
A clinician scientist in the Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis Research Institute at McMaster, Dr. Fox-Robichaud is particularly interested in the pathophysiology of sepsis and in moving laboratory research discoveries into clinical care. She currently holds a Collaborative Health Research Program grant to develop a point of care device for the sepsis biomarker cell free DNA. She is an executive member of the Canadian Critical Care Translational Biology Group and the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group.
In addition to her clinical and research responsibilities, Dr. Fox-Robichaud is an educator. She is the Past chair of the Critical Care Medicine examination board at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Her teaching interests include in continuing education in critical care, simulation and interprofessional teams.
In 2015, she received a Leading Practice Award from Accreditation Canada for the integration of an electronic early warning score into the medical documentation at Hamilton Health Sciences. In 2018, the Global Sepsis Alliance awarded her an individual award for her sepsis leadership. She has over 60 peer-reviewed publications that reflect this broad engagement in academic medicine.
Dr Frat has been in practice for 17 Years in the Medical Intensive Care Unit of the University Hospital of Poitiers, France. He graduated from the University Hospital of Limoges, France, in 1998 Having studied medicine, anesthesiology and intensive care. Following this Dr Frat began working at the University Hospital of Poitiers as an Intensivist. Clinical Research activity: He is a member of several European clinical Research networks: for the Clinical Research in Critical Care and Sepsis (CRICS) networks working especially on sepsis through non academic and academic trials, and the REVA network focused on ventilatory supports. The current main focus of research within his ICU is on noninvasive strategies in respiratory failure management: noninvasive ventilation (NIV) and Nasal high-flow (NHF) oxygen therapy in critically ill patients. His team will soon begin three new multi-center trials evaluating NIV and NHF oxygen strategies during pre- oxygenation before intubation, in immunosuppressed patients with acute respiratory failure and in the post extubation period in patients with high risk of reintubation.
Ross Freebairn is an Intensive Care Consultant at Hawke’s Bay Hospital, in Hastings Associate Dean (Hawke’s’ Bay) University of Otago Wellington, New Zealand, and currently President of the Asia Pacific Association of Critical Care Medicine. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Visiting Expert in Intensive Care at Ng Teng Fong hospital in Singapore, and Medical Director NZ Air Ambulance Service. Dr Freebairn is a member of the BASIC steering group. Allegedly lives in Hawke’s Bay, married with three children and a dog that occasionally recognizes him.
Anusha is currently working as a Paediatric Intensivist at Starship Children’s Hospital. Anusha undertook paediatric training both in New Zealand and London where she gained her MRCPCH from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK). Upon returning to New Zealand, Anusha completed advanced training with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2013.
Anusha first trained in paediatric intensive care medicine at Starship Children’s Hospital and returned to London to undertake an 18-month fellowship at the Evelina Children’s Hospital. She became a fellow of the College of Intensive Care Medicine in 2013 and then travelled to Canada to undertake a one year Neurocritical Care Fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.
Key research interests include malignant pertussis and brain injury with a specific focus on neuromonitoring during extracorporeal membranous oxygenation and cerebral autoregulation. Non-clinical interests include hiking and yoga.
Dr. Klaus Görlinger worked as a Senior Consultant for Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, Pain Therapy, and Haemostaseology at the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Essen, Germany, responsible for trauma surgery and emergency medicine, visceral surgery and liver transplantation, and thoracic and cardiovascular surgery from December 1986 until June 2012.
His main field of research is the development and implementation of point-of-care-guided algorithms for goal-directed perioperative bleeding management and patient blood management.
He worked also in the scientific committees of the German Interdisciplinary Association of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine (DIVI) and the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA). He is an affiliate member of the ASA since 2007.
Since July 2012 he is the Medical Director of TEM Innovations GmbH, Munich, Germany, which since 2016 belongs to the Instrumentation Laboratory/Werfen Life group.
I am head of Respirology at University Health Network and Sinai Health System and a consultant in pulmonary medicine and critical care at the Toronto General Hospital and Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto.
I served as chair of the Ontario Thoracic Society and president of the Canadian Critical Care Society. I also recently completed a term as chair of the board of the Ontario Lung Association and remain chair of the Canadian Lung Association national fundraising advisory committee. More recently I am an active member of the Ontario Ministry of Health Lung Health Advisory panel and president elect of the Canadian Thoracic Society.
I have held leadership roles in education including tenure as program director of the U of T Critical Care Program and education director of pulmonary medicine at U of T. Over the years I developed several national and international programs in continuing medical education and received several awards for excellence in medical education.
My hospital administrative activities at UHN include chair of the pharmacy and therapeutics committee, chair of the smoking cessation strategy, member of the quality subcommittee of our hospital board and past president of the Medical Staff Association. In this latter role I developed several initiatives to promote clinician wellness.
My research interests are; pulmonary hypertension, exercise and critical illness. I am fortunate to have my work published in prominent journals including JAMA, NEJM, Lancet, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and the American Journal of Respiratory and Cell Biology.
Dr. Koh is a physician scientist working as a Professor of Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, a Professor of Department of Medical Humanities & Social Sciences, and a critical care physician at Asan Medical Center, the University of Ulsan College of Medicine in Korea. His research interests include ARDS, mechanical ventilation, sepsis, and medical ethics. He has published more than 350 articles in peer review journals.
He had served medical academy societies as a President of Korean Society of Critical Care Medicine, and a President of the Korean Society for Medical Ethics. He also had served as an organizing chairman of the 12th World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM) Congress in 2015, as a council of the WFSICCM for 8 years. He had served as a chairman of the Asian Collaboration of Critical Care Trial Group. He has been contributing to enhance mechanical ventilation cares in Asia as ex-chairman of Asian Ventilation Forum.
Peter Lai is the Nurse Consultant in Intensive Care at Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong. He has worked in the field of adult Intensive Care since 1995. He received intensive care nurse training in Hong Kong and USA. He leads the ECMO nursing service including Extracorporeal-CPR program since its inception in Queen Mary Hospital. He is also involved in the development and teaching of various simulation training programs in sedation safety, resuscitation, ECMO and airway management in Hong Kong. His main interests are extracorporeal life support, burn, resuscitation and interprofessional simulation-based training. He is currently serving as the Co-chair of the Education Committee of Asia-Pacific Chapter of Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (APELSO).
Dr. Jan Hau LEE is a Senior Consultant at the Children’s Intensive Care Unit at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore. He holds the academic rank of Assistant Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore. After completing his undergraduate and postgraduate training in Singapore, he completed his advanced fellowship in pediatric critical care at Duke Children’s Hospital, Durham, United States.
Dr. Lee’s clinical and research interest focus on:
Dr Andrew currently practises in National University Hospital as a respiratory physician and intensivist. Apart from trudging the hallways of the hospital seeing patients and appreciating how transient life is, he can be seen spending most of his free time with his wife and 3 kids snacking away. He firmly believes in the word "collaboration" and is happy to contribute wherever he can.
Lucy Lum is a pediatrician but her interest in dengue covers both children and adult patients from the febrile through the critical and convalescent phases of diseases. She collaborates with primary care physicians and physicians working in medical and intensive care units in order to learn more about the disease across various age groups. She is also one of the clinical experts of a panel that reviews all deaths related to dengue in the state of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She has extensive collaboration with clinicians in Southeast Asia and Latin America in developing the revised dengue case classification and its evaluation.
Training and Curriculum development: She has served as a WHO temporary advisor in dengue outbreak areas such as in Laos PDR and the Solomon Islands where together with local healthcare workers she successfully adapted the clinical case management to the local environment which had minimal resources in medical technology.
In 2012 she was commissioned by the World Health Organization’s Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases (WHO/NTD) to develop a handbook on clinical management of dengue. In 2013, she was invited by the Western Pacific Regional Office of WHO (WPRO/WHO) to coordinate the development of a dengue case management training package in line with the WHO 2009 Dengue Guidelines. This training package serves as the principal training material for several countries in Southeast Asia and Africa. She is actively involved in training clinicians in case management of dengue. She has supervised several young doctors in their research on dengue in the primary care, emergency, medical and pediatric departments.
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.
Dr Mok Yee Hui is a pediatric intensivist with the children’s intensive care unit at KKH with interests in pediatric resuscitation, use of simulation in healthcare and reflective practice in medical education.
Recognising the significant role that simulation training plays in preparing individuals and teams for high-risk, low-frequency events, she has been pivotal in developing and maintaining a simulation-based pediatric acute care curriculum for clinicians and nurses at KKH since 2007.
In pursuit of her continued passion for cultivating future generations of healthcare professionals, she completed simulation instructor courses under the Center for Medical Simulation (Boston) and the Danish Institute for Medical Simulation (EuSim). She has also completed an educational fellowship with the Academic Medicine Education Institute Singapore in 2014/2015, and the Health Profession Educator’s program with the Harvard-Macy Institute in April 2018.
Felix is a PICU specialist with extensive experience in paediatric critical care.
Felix trained in Paediatrics and Child Health in his native Germany and the United Kingdom where he worked in the multiethnic East London boroughs before specialising in paediatric intensive care and retrieval medicine. Having to Australia in 2005, he practiced at both The Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Medical Centre before taking up the role of PICU Director at Monash Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.
Felix is a fellow of the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand and a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in the United Kingdom.
Felix has a strong interest in all aspects of general paediatric intensive care and is passionate about health systems improvement. As member of committees at college, state and health service level, he is actively engaged in the development of paediatric intensive care in Victoria.
Chengsi is a registered dietitian at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore. She received her nutrition and dietetics training at the University of California, Berkeley, and Teacher’s College, Columbia University, and is a certified nutrition support specialist. Her practice focus is on pediatric nutrition, particularly in the area of pediatric critical care. Her current research interests include understanding the association between nutrition, body composition and outcomes in critically ill children, and is currently pursuing a PhD on this topic.
Dr Jacqueline Ong is currently head and senior consultant in the Division of Paediatric Critical Care, KTP-NUCMI, National University Hospital, Singapore. She graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2003 and received her post-graduate paediatric training in the National University Hospital. She attained her Masters of Medicine (Paediatrics) and Membership in the Royal College of Paediatrics in 2007. She underwent further specialist training in the Division of Paediatric Critical Care, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada from 2011-2012. Dr. Ong was also the Chief Fellow of the Critical Care Fellowship Programme during the latter half of her time in Toronto. Her clinical interests include post-operative cardiac care, extra-corporeal life support and simulation teaching.
Senior Consultant, Fast and Chronic Programmes, Alexandra Hospital, National University Health System, Singapore; Senior Consultant and Past Head, Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, National University Hospital, National University Health System, Singapore; Chief Executive Officer, Alexandra Hospital, National University Health System, Singapore; Past 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
Dominique Piquette completed her medical training in internal medicine and critical care at the University of Montreal in 2005. She undertook an additional critical care clinical fellowship at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, followed by a research fellowship at The Wilson Centre and a Master in Education at the Ontario Institute of Sciences in Education (University of Toronto). She joined the Department of Critical Care Medicine of Sunnybrook as an intensivist in July 2007. In July 2014, she completed a PhD in medical education at the University of Toronto. Her PhD thesis addressed the multifaceted relationships between clinical supervision and learning in acute care environments. Dr. Piquette's current research interests are primarily focused on better understanding how physicians learn in evolving critical care clinical environments at the postgraduate and post-certification levels. In order to achieve this goal, she uses a range of research methodologies, including quantitative and qualitative approaches, and conducts research both in real and simulated clinical environments. Dr. Piquette is also actively engaged in critical care curriculum development and evaluation, as well as in teaching at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and post-certification levels.
Emma is a Senior Research Fellow at the ANZIC-RC, Monash University where she leads the Nutrition Program and a Senior Clinical Dietitian in ICU at The Alfred Hospital. Emma completed her PhD in 2018 titled “Clinical and functional consequences of energy provided by nutrition in critically ill adults”. Current research interests include the clinical application of indirect calorimetry, as well as the effect of optimal nutrition delivery on short and long-term outcomes in ICU patients. Emma was named as a Finalist in the 2019 Premier’s Awards for Health and Medical Research for the work and outcomes within her PhD and she has authored 32 peer-reviewed publications, (including in the New England Journal of Medicine) and regularly delivers invited national and international presentations. Emma has been a named investigator on $6.2 million dollars of research funding with the teams she collaborates with and is the CIA on the INTENT trial that is investigating a whole hospital nutrition intervention in critically ill patients (NCT03292237).
Dr. Beth Riviello is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a pulmonary critical care physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Her passion is improving critical care in resource constrained settings. Her primary geographic area of focus is Rwanda, where she has been involved in research and educational initiatives in critical care through the Human Resources for Health program. Dr. Riviello's areas of interest are the translation of current evidence for critically ill patients to resource constrained settings, medical education including ultrasound, and respiratory failure and sepsis in resource constrained settings.
Dr. Bram Rochwerg is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine (Division of Critical Care) at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada with a joint appointment in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact. He is a practicing consultant intensivist and the clinical research lead at the Juravinski Hospital which is a large quaternary teaching hospital primarily specializing in surgical and oncologic care. Dr. Rochwerg holds the Department of Medicine Moran Campbell early career research award which provides protected time for research activities.
He is an active member of the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group and a member of the knowledge translation committee with the Canadian Critical Care Society. Dr. Rochwerg has specific scientific experience and expertise with meta-analysis, network meta-analysis, prospective observational trials, RCTs, resource utilization and clinical practice guidelines. His primary area of research is in the field of resuscitation and sepsis. He holds Hamilton Health Sciences and Physician Services Incorporated New Investigator Grants for a randomized controlled trial examining the effects of low versus high chloride intravenous fluids in ICU patients with sepsis. This multicentre RCT is currently ongoing. He is also local principle investigator for multiple national or international multicentre randomized controlled trials which are enrolling patients at the Juravinski Hospital.
Dr. Rochwerg is a GRADE clinical practice guideline (CPG) methodologist and serves as the methodologist for many CPGs for organizations such as the American Thoracic Society, the Society of Critical Care Medicine (including the Surviving Sepsis Campaign), the European Respiratory Society, the European Intensive Care Society and Canadian Blood Services.
Kathy is Director of Scientific & Strategic Development and Clinical Trials Unit Director at the Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre (ICNARC). Kathy is an honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London. Following her PhD from the University of Oxford, in 1994, Kathy founded ICNARC, a not-for-profit organisation in the UK, to facilitate improvements in critical care - for patients and for those who care for them. ICNARC manages a broad programme of clinical audit and clinical/health services research, nationally and internationally. The ICNARC database of almost two million critical care admissions serves as a resource for studies on the epidemiology and outcomes of critical illness and as a platform for randomised clinical trials – both conducted with the aim to inform policy and practice in critical care. In 2004, Kathy was awarded the Humphry Davy Medal by the UK Royal College of Anaesthetists as a mark of distinction for her significant contribution to critical care. Kathy has co-authored 200+ peer-reviewed papers and won over £20m in research grants. Kathy is a member of the Council of the International Sepsis Forum.
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 Response Systems Conferente” 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 ethics. She won 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.
AS graduated from a medical school in Bern, Switzerland and has been working in the field of Paediatrics for over 25 years. AS is currently working as an eminent staff specialist in Brisbane Australia. Over the past 25 years AS has been involved in many paediatric intensive care and paediatric respiratory research projects, with over 100 peer reviewed publications and 14 book chapters in the field. AS has established and lead the strongest Paediatric Critical Care Research Group (PCCRG) in Australia with international recognition and outcomes. The main areas of activity focus on 1) optimising respiratory support in intensive care, 2) reduced morbidity post open-heart surgery in infants and children and 3) reducing the burden of invasive infection and severe sepsis in children admitted to hospital. Presently, AS has successfully obtained over A$ 6M National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Children’s Health Fund/Emergency Medical Fund funding and is a NHMRC/MRFF Practitioner Fellow. AS is a frequently invited speaker at national and international medical conferences and workshops and lead as an expert, many research projects in the field of paediatric respiratory critical care.
I am the medical director of the Gold Coast University Hospital and Robina Hospital in Queensland.
I am originally from South African where I trained Anaesthetist. I am passionate about education and I am on the CICM primary exam committee. My wife, Francia is an Anaesthetist and I have two gorgeous children.
Parveen has been working in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital for the past 17 years. She has a keen interest in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy for neonates and paediatrics. She graduated with a Masters in Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 2010. She has also visited various paediatric intensive care units in Australia and the United states to learn more about their practices during her training.
Jeffrey Singh received his MD from the University of Toronto and subsequently specialized in Internal Medicine, Adult Critical Care Medicine and received American certification in Neurocritical Care. He has a Master’s degree in clinical epidemiology and health services research. He is currently site director of the Medical-Surgical and Neuro-Intensive Care Unit at the Toronto Western Hospital, and is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto.
His clinical interests involve the support of critically-ill patients with brain and spinal cord injuries, and the evolving area of organ donation science. His investigator-initiated research focuses on improving the respiratory management of acutely neurologically-injured patients has been has been funded by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Rick Hansen Institute and the PSI Foundation.
Singh also his also a Regional Medical Lead for Donation at Trillium Gift of Life Network, the organ donation organization of Canada’s most populous province. He is currently conducting several studies developing novel predictive models for organ donation after circulatory death, and evaluating novel therapies in potential organ donors to improve post-transplant organ function.
A/Prof Dianne Stephens moved from Melbourne to Darwin in 1998 as the first ICU Specialist in the region and the inaugural Director of Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and remained in this role until February 2017. She developed the RDH ICU into a nationally respected tertiary level ICU with a strong training and research culture. Dianne established the first organ donation agency in the NT and was the medical lead for organ donation for 15 years. She has published widely on sepsis, melioidosis and critical illness in the Indigenous population and has broad experience as a medical leader in clinical governance. A/Prof Stephens was elected onto the Board of CICM in 2012 and was selected to be College Censor in 2016.
A/Prof Stephens received an OAM for her leadership role in the ICU management of the 20 critically ill Bali bombing victims in 2002. She deployed to Iraq in 2004/2005 where she was Clinical Director of ICU in the USAF Hospital in Balad receiving mass casualty trauma daily and in October 2005, she deployed with the ADF to evacuate the victims of the second Bali bombings. Dianne took time for a sabbatical year in Fiji in 2016 and was living and working in Suva with her family during Cyclone Winston and its aftermath. On return to Australia in February 2017, she commenced in the new role of Medical Director of the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC) – focusing on clinical governance, disaster training and response locally, nationally and internationally in the Asia Pacific region.
Dr. Joanna L. Stollings, Pharm.D. is the Medical Intensive Care Unit Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Stollings is the pharmacist for the Post ICU Recovery Center at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt Center for Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction and Survivorship, and Pragmatic Critical Care Research Group. She also is Affiliate Pharmacy Faculty at Belmont University College of Pharmacy, Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy, and University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. Dr. Stollings graduated Summa Cum Laude from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. She then completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, West Virginia and a Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Dr. Stollings’s research interests include pharmacotherapy of agents used for analgesia, sedation, and delirium, non-pharmacologic methods used in the prevention of delirium, strategies to facilitate ventilator weaning, Post Intensive Care Syndrome, fluid resuscitation, and vasopressors. She has published over 50 peer reviewed publications and book chapters.
Dr. Stollings is an active member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine in which serves as a member at large for the Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology Section, member of THRIVE, the ICU Liberation Collaboration, and the Guidelines Management Committee. She is also a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. She is a fellow in the American College of Critical Care Medicine and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.
Dr Gee Young Suh is Chief of Department of Critical Care Medicine and Chief of Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea. He is a former Vice-President and is currently on the Board of Directors of Korean Society of Critical Care Medicine, President of Korean ICU Rehabilitation Study Group and President of Korean Rapid Response System Study Group. His research interest is in mechanical ventilation and ventilator-induced lung injury and also epidemiology of ICU care including ECMO and weaning.
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.
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!
TAN Teng Hong is currently a Senior Consultant with the Cardiology Service, Department of Paediatric Subspecialties, KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital. He is also a visiting consultant with the Department of Neonatology, Singapore General Hospital as well as with Singapore School Health Service. He is Adjunct Associate Profession with Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (NTU-Imperial College), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS) and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School. His research interests include congenital heart diseases, cardiac arrhythmias, Kawasaki disease, cardiac imaging and paediatric cardiac intervention.
Dr Tan Wei Wei graduated with a doctorate in Pharmacy from National University of Singapore in 2011. She currently works at the Children Inpatient Pharmacy as a Senior Principal Clinical Pharmacist and her passion is in pediatric intensive care and respiratory medicine. She was awarded with HMDP award in 2004 and spent 2 months at Children Hospital Boston in US learning extemporaneous compounding for pediatric patients.
Intensivist with a specific interest in the management of liver failure (cirrhosis, acute and trauma). I have a research interest addressing prognostication alongside optimal management of organ failure and liver support systems. In addition, I have an interest in immune dysfunction in critical illness with specific focus on the liver and monocytes.
Adrian is a Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia in King’s College Hospital, London. He graduated from Guys’ King’s and St Thomas Medical School in 2003. Following completion of his training in ICM and Anaesthesia, he pursued a fellowship in Critical Care Ultrasound in Oxford before being appointed to his consultant post in 2015. He maintains an interest in critical care ultrasound, medical education and clinical governance. He is a member of the ESICM Clinical Training Committee and EDIC examiner. In his free time, he is on his PS4 and builds Lego.
Dr. Tony Yu-Chang Yeh is a Clinical Associate Professor of Department of Anesthesiology, National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH), an anesthesiologist (2004), and intensivist (2006). He is the chair of Scientific Committee of the Taiwan Society of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (TSECCM) and vice chair of the Research Committee and the Honorary Secretary General of TSECCM. He received his medical degree from the College of Medicine, Yang-Ming University (Taiwan) in 1998 and 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, kidney transplant, and ICU database.
Dr. Martin Zammert is the Director of the Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA.
He is a cardiac anesthesiologists and also serves as the Director of Vascular Anesthesia at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Dr. Zammert received his medical degree from the University of Ulm, Germany.
After initial training in anesthesia at the University of Tuebingen in Germany he completed Anesthesia Residency training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, followed by a Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine as well as a Fellowship in Cardiac Anesthesia.
Dr. Zammert is board-certified in Anesthesia, Critical Care Medicine and Advanced Perioperative transesophageal Echocardiography.
His interests are the intraoperative anesthesia management during surgery involving the aorta as well as management of patients with mechanical circulatory support in the ICU.