Dr. Ferrante is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT, USA. There, she concurrently completed a clinical fellowship in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine and a research fellowship in Geriatric Clinical Epidemiology before joining the faculty in 2015. Dr. Ferrante's NIH-funded research program centers on understanding and improving the functional outcomes of critically ill older adults. Her work has been recognized most recently with the inaugural Arti Hurria Memorial Award for Emerging Investigators in Internal Medicine (2019) and an ANZICS Intensive Care Global Rising Star award (2018). Clinically, Dr. Ferrante is an attending physician in the Medical Intensive Care Unit of Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH), where she directs the STEPS-ICU Early Mobilization Program.
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.
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.
Dr Adrian Wong is a consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia at the Royal Surrey County Hospital 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. His current areas of interest include clinical governance, critical care ultrasound and medical education.
He is a member of the Intensive Care Society FUSIC Committee, sits on the ESICM Executive Committee and an examiner for the European Diploma of Intensive Care Medicine.
Andrew is a full-time intensive care clinician and researcher at The Alfred ICU, Melbourne. He completed his undergraduate medical education at the University of Auckland, followed by ICU training in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia. After award of Fellowship, Andrew worked as a consultant for many years in Queensland, while also completing a PhD in antibiotic pharmacokinetics. His major academic interests include optimised drug prescribing in the critically ill, haemodynamic management in severe sepsis, acute kidney injury and renal replacement therapy, management of SAH and TBI, and critical care nutrition. Andrew is involved in critical care research internationally as the Secretary of the ANZICS Clinical Trials Group (CTG). He also a keen educator; instructing on BASIC, ALS, ECMO, ENLS and EMST courses, and is Chair of the Victorian Regional Committee (VRC), and Neurocritical Care Special Interest Group, College of Intensive Care Medicine. Andrew is Co-Deputy Director of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care – Research Centre, Monash University.