Dr Tan practice as an Anesthesiologist and Intensivist at my current hospital. Since 2019 when he took on to be the lead in his hospital in sustainability efforts in Anesthesia, he had learnt a wealth of knowledge and have significantly changed his practice and lifestyle. He hopes to continue to share it with the people he works with and encounter, and eventually improve the emphasis of sustainability in our healthcare system and effect a greater change for the better.
Dr Jerry KT Lim
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Changi General Hospital, Singapore
Graduated from Glasgow University, Scotland in 2001 before starting my medical training in Glasgow completing MRCP with Royal College of Physician (UK) during that time. Moved to Liverpool for my first exposure in critical care working with inspiring mentors at Whiston Hospital. Relocated back to Singapore for a short stint at SGH before transplanting back to UK to complete my training in Anaesthesia and Intensive care. Graduate of the Barts and London School of Anaesthesia training system obtaining FRCA specialist competencies with Royal College of Anaesthetists. Completed my Intensive care specialization within the London Training scheme spending time at major centers like St Georges Hospital, Guys and St Thomas Hospital, University College London Hospital and also The Royal London Hospital. Completed European Diploma of Intensive Care during that time frame. Joined Changi General Hospital in 2017 as Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care.
Prof Sheila Nainan Myatra
Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, INDIA.
Sheila Myatra is a Professor of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, working at the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India. She is the President Elect 2022 of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM) and the Chair of the Intensive & Critical Care Medicine Committee of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA). She is the Immediate Past President of the All India Difficult Airway Association (AIDAA).
She is a member of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SCC) Research Committee and COVID guidelines committee and a Steering Committee Member of the Asia Pacific Sepsis Alliance (APSA). She is among the 14 international airway experts on the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) difficult airway guidelines and the PUMA guidelines (Project for the Universal Management of the Airway). Her research interests include airway management, hemodynamic monitoring, sedation and sepsis. She has developed a new test in hemodynamic monitoring, called the “tidal volume challenge” (CCM 2017).
She serves on the editorial board of Anaesthesia, Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal of Critical Care, Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain Medicine, Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Indian Journal of Anaesthesiology, JOACP and Intensive Care Medicine (past). She has several publications to her credit https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=Myatra+S&sort=date
Dr Andrew Li
Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Woodlands Health
Andrew is a dual accredited pulmonary physician and intensivist who has had interests in sepsis and ICU nutrition. He strongly believes in collaboration and is grateful for the opportunity to work with the Asian Critical Care Trial Group on his recent work.
A/Prof Fenella Gill
Perth Children’s Hospital and School of Nursing, Curtin University, Western Australia
Fenella Gill is an Associate Professor Acute Paediatrics – a joint appointment Perth Children’s Hospital and School of Nursing, Curtin University in Western Australia.
Fenella is a Registered Nurse with over 30 years critical care experience as first clinician, then educator and now researcher. Her PhD work involved identification of Australian practice standards for graduates of critical care nurse education. Fenella also led the development of the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN) Position Statements on Critical Care Nurse Education, Partnering with Families, and the Practice Standards for Specialist Level Critical Care Nurses, she chaired the ACCCN Paediatric Advisory Panel and has convened several national and international critical care conferences. She is the paediatric Editor for the journal – Australian Critical Care. Fenella is a life member of the ACCCN.
Post PhD Fenella has been awarded three research fellowships focused on implementation research in the context of paediatric clinical deterioration and family involvement. Fenella leads a research program promoting safer care for children in hospital.
Dr Simon Sin Wai Ching
MBBS (HK), FRCP (Edinburgh)
2022 Director of Critical Care Medicine Unit, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong
2020 Associate Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong
Honorary Consultant of Department of Adult Intensive Care, Queen Mary Hospital
Specialist in Critical Care Medicine
Accredited fellowship in Critical Care Medicine (2008), Cardiology (2012), Advance Internal Medicine (2009) (Hong Kong College of Physicians)
ECMO program leader of Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
Queen Mary Hospital: Center of Excellence (Gold level award) by the ELSO 2022
Education Co-Chair and Steering Committee member of the Extra-corporeal Life Support Organization Asia-Pacific Chapter (APELSO)
Ms. Joanna Phone Ko graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing) from the National University of Singapore in 2009. She completed the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Pennsylvania and obtained her Master of Nursing in 2016. She has been an Acute Care Advanced Practice nurse in the SGH Medical ICU for the past 4 years.
The main part of her clinical role involves leading the SGH MICU Acute Response team (SMART) in triaging and stabilizing critically ill patients in the general ward. She also works closely with the medical team in managing patients admitted to the Medical ICU.
Joanna is passionate about teaching and mentoring. She holds several clinical preceptor and mentor portfolios for different groups of learners including Advanced Practice Nurse interns, Resident Nurse interns, and NUS Master of Nursing students. She conducts regular lectures as part of the Basic Critical Care Medicine (BCCM) training program for Junior Residents posted to the Medical ICU.
Joanna also participates actively in research and quality improvement and has collaborated with fellow healthcare colleagues on several publications related to ICU and critical care management. She is an active member of the Medicine ACP Office of Medical Humanities.
Dr Chan Wan Xian
Senior Consultant, Cardiologist
Asian Heart and Vascular Centre
Mount Elizabeth Hospitals
MBBS, MRCP (UK)
Dr Chan Wan Xian completed her Advanced Specialist Training in Cardiology at the National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS). She was awarded scholarship to pursue her subspecialisation training in Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation at the Toronto University Health Network in Canada. During her advanced heart failure fellowship, Dr Chan was trained in management of patients with advanced heart failure who had ventricular assist device implantation and cardiac transplantation. She was also involved in the research and management of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy at the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy clinic at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre. She formerly held the position of senior consultant cardiologist at the National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS), where she worked as a heart failure specialist and specialised in the management of advanced heart failure and cardiomyopathy conditions. She was also the Co-Director of the Women’s Heart Health service during her time at NUHCS. She has experience in the management of heart diseases in women and heart conditions during pregnancy. Her clinical interests also include cardiac imaging including echocardiography and nuclear cardiology technique and cardio-oncology.
Adjunct Clinical Professor John Botha Peninsula Health
Prof Botha completed his undergraduate and post graduate training at Stellenbosch University South Africa. He subsequently completed further training at the Hammersmith Hospital in nephrology and a Critical Care Fellowship at the Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia. He has been working in Australia since 1996 and was Director of ICU at Peninsula Health, Victoria from 1999 to 2021.He has an appointment as an Adjunct Clinical Professor through Monash University and is on the Board of ANZICS. He has interests in research, education and global health. He is Chair of the ANZICS Global Intensive Care Initiative.
Dr Aidan Burrell, MBBS, FCICM, DDU, PhD Intensivist and Head of General ICU, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, School of Public Health, Monash University, Melbourne
Aidan is an Intensivist and clinical researcher at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. He initially trained in vascular surgery, before moving into Intensive Care. He completed fellowships in cardiac transplantation in 2012, and in ECMO in Regensburg, Germany in 2015. In 2019 he completed his PhD thesis on mechanical circulatory supports. His research interests include severe acute cardiorespiratory failure, cardiac arrest, mechanical circulatory and respiratory supports, and critical care ultrasound. He is currently investigating the optimal timing of VV ECMO initiation in the REDEEM trial, and the role of oxygen toxicity during VA ECMO in the BLENDER trial.
Dr Stephen Lam Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders University
Steve graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1998 and was awarded an Honours degree for academic merit.
He completed fellowships with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Australian and New Zealand College of Intensive Care Medicine in 2006 and has been a full-time clinician since.
He is based at Flinders Medical Centre but has also been an aeromedical specialist for the State retrieval service and is the clinical director at two private hospital cardiothoracic surgical intensive care units in Adelaide.
He is on numerous committees and is an elected member and immediate past-Chair of the South Australian Committee of the College of Intensive Care Medicine, having also been on the College Board during his time as Committee Chair.
He is an advanced life support instructor for the Australian Resuscitation Council, and course director for internationally recognised certificate courses in Cardiac Surgical Advanced Life Support and Cardiac Catheter Laboratory Cardiac Arrest Management. With a keen interest in resuscitation, he was on the forefront of introducing mechanical chest compression to South Australia, is on the scientific committees of the cardiac surgical and catheter laboratory resuscitation courses and is involved in ongoing guideline development activities in both of these areas.
Dr. Nathan E. Brummel, MD MSCI FCCM The Ohio State University
Dr. Nathan Brummel, MD, MSCI, FCCM is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Ohio State University. He is an aging-focused critical care clinical investigator who seeks to understand better the processes that result in disabilities in basic self-care activities and mobility for those who survive critical illness. His NIH-funded research program has described the dramatic life alterations suffered by those who develop long-lasting disabilities after critical illness that are related to underlying and newly acquired vulnerabilities. His first-authored work, published in top-tier journals such as the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine, has identified the role of pre-existing and newly acquired vulnerability factors (e.g., frailty and its correlates) that lead to disability in survivors of critical illness. He is shaping the future of aging research on an international stage through, among other activities, his founding and leadership of the American Thoracic Society Aging in Critical Care Aging Interest Group, and the Society for Critical Care Medicine’s Geriatric Knowledge and Education Group. He has given invited presentations about his research on frailty, disability, delirium, and care of older adults with critical illness across the North America, Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia. He lives in Columbus, OH with his wife and three sons.
Dr Adrian Plunkett Birmingham Children’s Hospital, UK
Adrian is a Consultant Paediatric Intensivist at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. He created Learning from Excellence (LfE) in 2014 after reflecting on his own experiences as a patient. In addition to leading LfE in his own organisation, Adrian also supports the spread and development of LfE as a social movement in the NHS, and beyond.
Senior Consultant (Nephrology)
Adj. Asst. Prof. Duke-NUS Medical School
Director, Critical Care Nephrology Programme
Director, Fellowship in Critical Care Nephrology
Department of Renal Medicine
Singapore General Hospital
Dr Manish graduated from India. After completing his MD in Medicine and working for a few years in India and overseas, he pursued further training at Singapore General Hospital, Singapore. He was awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan Scholarship to do Fellowship in Critical Care Nephrology and Cardiorenal Syndromes at International Renal Research Institute, Vicenza (Italy) under mentorship of Professor Claudio Ronco. He is currently working at Singapore General Hospital where he overseas the Critical Care Nephrology and Extracorporeal Blood Purification and membrane separation based apheresis service. He is actively involved in education at all levels. His research interests are mainly in continuous kidney replacement therapy. He serves the Nephrology community in his capacity as Chairperson of the Chapter of Renal Physicians, Singapore.
Dr Naranpurev Mendsaikhan
Mongolia-Japan Hospital, Mongolian National University of Medical Science
Dr Naranpurev Mendsaikhan is a medical doctor, lecturer of Critical care and Anesthesiology Department, Chief Medical Director of Mongol Japan Hospital, and has been a lecturer for 5 years at Mongolian National University of Medical Science. She is in her 23rd year as an Intensive Care Physician and has been studying the capacity and availability of intensive care in Mongolia since 2014 and has initiated many activities to improve intensive care accessibility.
She also devotes time to the postgraduate training in emergency and intensive care physicians and develops the training curriculums of human resources of critical care.
She has great experience in emergency response for Covid-19 outbreak in critical care for human resources training, and supply. During the recent pandemic, she worked as a consultant physician and trainer of mechanical ventilation at Mongolian Ministry of Health. The Mongolia–Japan Hospital, where she works at, had the lowest mortality rate in Mongolia during the outbreak. Her great clinical experience and advice were big contributions for overcoming Covid-19 outbreak in Mongolia.
Bachelor degree – China Medical University, Shenyang, China –1999
Residency training – Mongolian Central Clinical Hospital No.1 – 2001
Master degree – Chine Medical University, Shenyang, China – 2005
PhD – Mongolia National University of Medical Science – 2017
Language skill: Mongolian, Chinese, English, Russian, French
Dr Asok Kurup Consultant Infectious Diseases Care Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
Dr Asok Kurup is an Infectious Disease Physician at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Singapore, and Visiting Consultant at the Department of Infectious Diseases, Singapore General Hospital. He is the current Chair of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Taskforce Committee Parkway Pantai Hospitals. Dr Kurup is the current Chairman of the Chapter of Infectious Disease Physicians, Academy of Medicine, Singapore, and has been a committee member of the Society of Infectious Disease (Singapore) since 2012. His research interests include community and nosocomial infections and HIV.
Dr Judith Ju Ming Wong
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore
Graduating from the National University of Ireland, and completing Advanced Specialist Training in Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care, Judith now serves in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore. Being in an active research environment, she combines clinical and translational research in the area of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). She is currently leading a multisite pragmatic clinical trial on lung protective mechanical ventilation in Asian PICUs under the auspices of the Pediatric Acute and Critical Care Asian Network. Applying a data driven approach, she is actively studying the role of the immune response in ARDS to identify suitable biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis in this group of patients.
Dr Chua Wei Ling
Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, National University for Singapore
Dr Chua Wei Ling is a Research Fellow at the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, National University of Singapore. Her research is focused on improving the recognition and response to deteriorating hospitalised patients, interprofessional education and increasing public and healthcare providers’ awareness of sepsis
She is the author of more than 10 peer reviewed articles in clinical deterioration and rapid response system.
Asst. Prof. Francesca Lim Senior Consultant, Dept. of Haematology, Singapore General Hospital Deputy Head, Principal Lead (Education) & Lead (Blood Cancers), SingHealth Duke-NUS Cell Therapy Centre Assistant Medical Director, Cell Therapy Facility, Health Science Authority (HSA)
Assistant Professor Francesca Lim is a Consultant Haematologist at Singapore General Hospital (SGH), Deputy Head, Principal Lead (Education) and Lead (Blood Cancers) at the SingHealth Duke-NUS Cell Therapy Centre and Assistant Medical Director at the Cell Therapy Facility, Health Science Authority.
She spent two years training at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in CAR T-cell therapy, particularly in CAR-NK cell therapy. She has been instrumental in supporting and coordinating the Cell Therapy Programme at the SGH Department of Haematology, both at the clinical and research levels.
Dr Oliver Flower
Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney
Oli Flower is an intensivist at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. He is the clinical lead for neurocritical care and the creator of Neuro Resus, an online and face-to-face course. He is the author of over 30 peer reviewed publications, several textbook chapters, and contributes to several critical care education websites. He co-founded the SMACC and Coda medical events.
Dr Melanie Jansen is a paediatric intensive care specialist with a special interest and expertise in Clinical Ethics. During her specialist training, Melanie completed a Master of Arts in Philosophy and was the inaugural Clinical Ethics Fellow for Children’s Health Queensland. In 2017, Melanie completed a Churchill Fellowship in Clinical Ethics during which she visited clinical ethics centres in Europe, the UK, USA, and Canada. Melanie’s ethics interest areas include critical care decision making, evaluation of clinical ethics services, healthcare rationing, and relational skills training. Melanie works as a Paediatric Intensive Care Specialist at the Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia.
Dr Pustika Efar
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Harapan Kita Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Dr Pustika Efar is a Pediatric Intensivist at the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Harapan Kita Women’s and Children’s Hospital, a tertiary government hospital focusing on Maternal and Child Health in Jakarta, Indonesia. She is also a member of the Pediatric Acute & Critical Care Medicine Asian Network (PACCMAN). She has special interest in nutritional support for critically ill children and improving clinical outcome in pediatric ICU.
Dr Sandy Reeder is a Senior Research Fellow working the Pre-hospital, Emergency and Trauma group in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and the Brain Recovery and Rehabilitation group in the Central Clinical School, Monash University, Australia.
Sandy’s research aims to improve long-term recovery after traumatic injury, with a specific focus on supporting people to navigate information and services to improve their recovery experience and outcomes. She is an experienced qualitative, mixed methods, evaluation researcher and her work take place in the largest and most comprehensive research program of trauma recovery globally.
Within this group, Sandy leads a program of research into long-term recovery from injury. She was the project manager of a longitudinal population-based nested cohort study called the RESTORE (REcovery after Serious Trauma—Outcomes, Resource use and patient Experiences) project, which is a large-scale study to address the long-term impacts of serious injury. The project involved following up approximately 2800 seriously injured people at 3, 4, and 5 years post-injury to qualitatively and quantitatively record their outcomes and experiences. The findings of this project reveal the prevalence of ongoing problems up to 5-years post-injury is high, and Sandy’s work focuses on ways to reduce these long-term impacts.
Professor Peter Thomas MORLEY AM
MBBS, FCICM, FRACP, FANZCA, AFRACMA, FERC, FAHA, GCertClinTeach
Professor, and Clinical Dean of the Royal Melbourne Hospital Clinical School, for The University of Melbourne, and Senior Specialist, Intensive Care Unit, and Director of Medical Governance at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Completed Medical training in 1981 with University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital Clinical School.
Over 25 years of involvement in the evidence evaluation process: including for the Australian National Health & Medical Research Council, the Therapeutic Goods Administration, the Australian Resuscitation Council, the National COVID19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce, the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation [ILCOR] and the American Heart Association.
Involvement in the generation and review of resuscitation guidelines in Australia since 1991.
Involvement since 1998 in the development of ILCOR’s international evidence-based guidelines and Consensus on Science and treatment Recommendations as ILCOR representative of Australian and New Zealand Committee on Resuscitation (ANZCOR), task force/subcommittee member, Editorial Board member, and Evidence Evaluation Expert (for 2005, 2010, 2015 recommendations). Currently Chair of ILCOR’s Scientific Advisory Committee (for 2020 recommendations), Chair of Australian Resuscitation Council, and member of the ILCOR Board.
Prof David Paterson
Professor of Medicine
The University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research;
Consultant Infectious Diseases Physician
Consultant Microbiologist & Medical Advisor
Queensland Health Centre for Healthcare Related Infection
Surveillance and Prevention
Professor Paterson is Director at The University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research. He is also a Consultant Infectious Diseases Physician at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (Australia’s largest hospital and ranked in the top 100 hospitals of the world). He is Australia’s most cited Infectious Diseases Physician and is the country’s highest cited researcher in the field of Microbiology. He has been in the ISI Thomson Reuters Highly Cited List annually from 2015 to 2019.
He received his medical degree and PhD from The University of Queensland. His research focuses on the molecular and clinical epidemiology of infections with antibiotic resistant organisms, with the intent of translation of knowledge into optimal prevention and treatment of these infections. He now has added clinical trials to his research portfolio and has recently conducted the world’s largest trial on antibiotics for extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing bacterial infections (the “MERINO trial”). Professor Paterson has received research funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Australia’s National Health and Medical and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Medical Research Future Fund. In 2007, Professor Paterson returned to Brisbane after ten years at The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. A 2008 Frank Fenner Award for Advanced Research in Infectious Diseases by the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) quickly followed and in 2009 he was awarded a Queensland Health Senior Clinical Research Fellowship and subsequently 2 NHMRC Practitioner Fellowships. He is now an NHMRC Investigator Grant holder.
Dr Tang Swee Fong
Specialist Children’s Hospital, National University of Malaysia
Dr Tang Swee Fong is currently Deputy Director (Medical Services) and Senior Consultant Paediatric Intensivist in the Specialist Children’s Hospital, National University of Malaysia. Dr Tang obtained her medical degree from the National University of Malaysia and completed her fellowship in paediatric intensive care at the Westmead Children’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies. She is also Training Centre Faculty for the AHA Paediatric Advanced Life Support Course. Her research interests are in the areas of respiratory failure, nutrition for the critically ill and sepsis. Dr Tang has collaborated in international research studies such as SPROUT, PARDIE, ENeASEA, SEANUTS and is also involved in several PACCMAN studies.
Dr Tang is also the Vice-President of the Malaysian Society of Intensive Care and Secretary of the Malaysian Paediatric Association. She was a core member of the National Paediatric Curriculum Writing Group and a member of the Medical Education Subcommittee of the Malaysian Medical Council.
Robinder G. Khemani MD, MsCI
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Dr. Robinder (Roby) Khemani is an Attending Physician in the Pediatric ICU at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and a Professor of Pediatrics, Clinical Scholar at the University of Southern California. He has active research and educational programs focuses on pediatric respiratory disease in critically ill children, particularly as it relates to mechanical ventilation and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. His work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health as well as numerous foundations. He has chaired the mechanical ventilation subgroup of the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) network and serves on the executive committee. He has lead efforts create and update definitions and clinical practice recommendations for pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome and ventilator liberation in children.
BHB, MBChB, Dip Obs, FCICM, FANZCA, aFRACMA
Intensive Care Physician, Head of Department Intensive Care Services. Hawke’s Bay Hospital, Health New Zealand.
Louise works as an intensive care physician in Hawke’s Bay, a regional centre in Aotearoa New Zealand. Her professional interests include environmental sustainability, education, equity, rural intensive care and health management. In her various roles she has come to appreciate the nuances of implementing change and believes healthcare will play its part in a more sustainable world, through us all acting rapidly with multifaceted interventions at scale. She is a mother of 3, adores nature and spends as much time as possible rewilding her farm to native forest and permaculture gardening.
Associate Professor Nattachai Srisawat, MD, PhD
King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital Chulalongkorn University
• Excellence Center for Critical Care Nephrology, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, & Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
• Main research focused in sepsis, tropical infection such as dengue infection, leptospirosis and acute kidney injury.
• Currently, he has published more than 100 articles in International Peer Review Journal including Lancet, Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care, Kidney International, BMC Medicine, Clinical Journal American Society of Nephrology.
• Associate Editor in Nephrology Journal, the official Journal of Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology and Subject Editor in BMC Nephrology
Associate Professor Nattachai Anantasit
Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Dr. Anantasit is an associate professor at Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand. After completion of residency training in Pediatrics at Prince of Songkhla University in 2007 and the fellowship training in Pediatric Pulmonology at Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University in 2009, he has been supported to do the research fellowship in the Institute for Heart & Lung Health at St Paul’s Hospital, University of British Columbia in 2012 and continued to clinical fellowship training in Pediatric Critical Care in McMaster Children Hospital, McMaster University, Canada in 2013. Dr. Anantasit has collaborated on and participated in numerous multicenter studies both domestically and internationally. His primary research interests are pediatric sepsis, pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome, and sedation. He is the author of more than thirty peer-reviewed articles and more than twenty book chapters in a Thai textbook of pediatric respiratory and critical care medicine.
Khoo Teck Puat – National University Children’s Medical Institute, National University Hospital, National University Health System (NUHS)
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Singapore
Dr Kristy is a dually accredited Paediatric Intensivist with special interest in Neurocritical Care, working in National University Hospital, Singapore. After completing her paediatric critical care training in Singapore, she also worked in Boston Children’s Hospital as an international fellow subspecialising in Neurocritical Care. She is also a passionate medical educator, teaching healthcare professionals regularly, and is involved in the planning of medical education curriculum as assistant professor at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Singapore.
Ms Stephanie Chan, MT-BC, NMT Music Therapist, Singapore General Hospital
Stephanie is a Board-Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) working at Singapore General Hospital. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy and a Minor in Psychology from the Berklee College of Music and is registered as a professional member under the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) and Association for Music Therapy Singapore (AMTS). She is also a certified neurologic music therapist (NMT).
Stephanie has over 6 years of clinical experience in USA and Singapore. She has worked with a variety of patient populations at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital and Merrimack Valley Hospice, and is now in the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). She is experienced in supporting patients and families receiving palliative and end-of-life care, as well as neuro-rehabilitation care. She adopts a humanistic and task-oriented approach in patient care that is altogether engaging, personal, uplifting, and innovative in supporting patients towards their therapeutic goals.
In her private life, Stephanie enjoys catching up over a meal with family and friends. She also enjoys going for jogs and is an avid fan of the Boston Celtics NBA Basketball team and the Lord of The Rings trilogy.
Ms Phylaine Toh, MA AThR
Art Therapist, Singapore General Hospital
Phylaine is a credentialed Art Therapist working at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). She received her Master in Art Therapy from LaTrobe University, and is a professional member under the Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapist Association (ANZACATA).
Phylaine is experienced in supporting adolescents and adults living with long-standing psychiatric or physical conditions such as Eating Disorders and Complex Truama. She also facilitates legacy Art Therapy interventions to support individuals who are receiving end-of-life care.
Phylaine’s passion lies in the humanistic aspects of patient care in acute medical settings. Phylaine takes on a strengths-based approach in her practice with the aims of helping patients improve their sense of self through developing an identity that is apart from their medical conditions and physical limitations.
In her private life, Phylaine is a mother of a young child, and is a Breast Cancer survivor. She is also an award-winning travel photogapher who backpacked the North Asian and European countries alone for 7 months. Phylaine’s life experience informs her work richly, bringing an elevated level of care and empathy to her patients and their caregivers.
Dr Zhang graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2005 before obtaining her Masters in Medicine, MMED (Anaesthesiology) in 2012. She went on to complete a one-year fellowship in difficult airway management in Dalhousie University, Halifax Canada in 2013.
Since returning from her fellowship, Dr Zhang has been actively engaging in difficult airway management education and research. Apart from being the airway lead in her department, Dr Zhang is also the current Lead of the Singapore Society of Anaesthesiologists’ Airway Special Interest Group. She is part of the local faculty for numerous airway workshops, including the annual National Airway Program Singapore, for which she was the program director in 2021. She has also been invited as a speaker and faculty at international conferences and airway workshops.
Dr Zhang has co-authored chapters for textbooks on difficult airway management. She keeps her clinical work life interesting by dabbling in simple airway research and is still constantly learning from her colleagues and trying new airway techniques to keep up with the times.
Dr Tan is an anaesthetist in private practice since 2019. He is both the medical director of Zenith Anaesthesia, which provides anaesthesia services, and Zeus Medical, which distributes specialized airway products.
He has a special interest in airway management and completed a one-year airway fellowship in 2013 at Toronto General Hospital with Professor Richard Cooper. Upon his return, eager to share his experience gained, he established and became the director of the KTPH Airway Fellowship Programme, which took in its inaugural fellow in 2015.
Always enthusiastic to discuss about airway-related issues, Dr Tan was the immediate past Singapore Society of Anaesthesiologists Airway Special Interest Group lead and a current active member. He is presently in the process of establishing a Section of Airway Management under the College of Anaesthesiologists, Academy of Medicine.
Passionate to promote airway education, he has been one of the course directors of “The Difficult Adult Airway Course” in its 4 renditions since 2014 and he continues to involve himself in its new expanded iteration “The National Airway Programme of Singapore” from 2018 onwards.
Dr Addy Tan holds the appointment of Head of Anaesthesia, Alexandra Hospital; Senior Consultant, Department of Anaesthesia, National University Hospital; Core Faculty of the National University Heath System Anaesthesia Residency Programme as well as Assistant Professor of Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He is also appointed as the Chief Examiner of the Intensive Care Medicine Examination as well as member of the Intensive Care Medicine Subspecialty Training Committee with the Ministry of Health. Dr Tan is actively involved in the development of the Intensive Care Medicine Training Program in Singapore and the training of Intensive Care Medicine Trainees. His interests in medicine include fluids and electrolyte, renal replacement therapy, ventilation, and medical education. Dr Tan has a keen interest in evidence-based practice of medicine, and he serves as a Specialty Editor with the Singapore Medical Journal.
A/Prof Chia Yew Woon Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
A/Prof Chia Yew Woon is a Senior Consultant Cardiologist and Intensivist and Director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. He has a keen interest in haemodynamic monitoring, mechanical circulatory support, post-cardiac arrest management and critical care ultrasound and has been leading educational and research efforts in this area. He is currently Chair of the National Targeted Temperature Management Workgroup, Vice-President of the Society of Intensive Care Medicine (Singapore) and Adjunct Associate Professor with the local medical school.
Dr Lim Shir Lynn
National University Heart Centre Singapore
Dr Shir Lynn Lim is a Senior Consultant Cardiologist and Director of Clinical Trials Unit at the Department of Cardiology in National University Heart Centre. She is also a member of the National Targeted Temperature Management (TTM) Workgroup and Pan-Asian Resuscitation Outcomes Study (PAROS), and holds adjunct appointments with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Duke-NUS Medical School.
Aligned with her clinical subspecialty of critical care cardiology, her research is focused on acute cardiac conditions such as cardiac arrest and cardiorenal syndrome. Her overarching goal as a clinician-scientist is to improve the long-term outcomes of critically ill cardiac patients through the use of biomarkers and mechanistic early phase clinical trials in acute cardiac conditions.
Dr See Kay Choong
National University Hospital, Singapore
Dr See completed Advanced Specialty Training in both Respiratory Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine in Singapore. He has special interests in cardiopulmonary physiology, critical care ultrasonography, medical education, and healthcare quality improvement.
Adam Cheng is Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Canada. As a scientist and researcher at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, he oversees a program of simulation-based research focused on improving outcomes from cardiac arrest. He co-founded the INSPIRE network, an international research simulation collaborative with over 300 institutions that has fostered the global dissemination of simulation-based research. He has served on the Board of Directors and was named to the Academy of Fellows in the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. He has provided leadership for various international simulation conferences and delivered lectures and workshops at conferences around the world. Dr. Cheng conducts research with interests in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and debriefing, and has led numerous multicenter simulation-based research trials. He has edited several textbooks and authored various American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation guidelines and scientific statements.
Dr Geoffrey S Samuel
Senior Consultant and Head
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Singapore General Hospital
Dr Geoffrey has been actively involved in the development of Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation Teams in the Medical and Surgical ICUs of Singapore General Hospital since 2015. He has explored novel therapies such as the use of androgenic anabolic steroids in the treatment of ICU associated weakness. He has also been active in the practice of musculoskeletal rehabilitation and use of point-of-care musculoskeletal ultrasound for various conditions.
Dr Geoffrey currently holds appointments as Adjunct Assistant Professor with Duke-NUS Medical School and Clinical Physician Faculty Member (CPFM) with SingHealth Rehabilitation Medicine Residency Programme. As a keen learner with a passion for research, he completed the Master of Clinical Investigation (MCI) programme at NUS in 2019. He is a senior consultant and the current Head of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Singapore General Hospital.
Dr Tu Tian Ming Department of Neurology, National Neuroscience Institute
Dr Tu Tian Ming is a Senior Consultant Neurologist at National Neuroscience Institute and Visiting Consultant at Changi General Hospital. He is an adjunct assistant professor at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, a clinical senior lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and a clinical teacher at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.
Dr Tu completed his undergraduate medical training at the National University of Singapore in 2005, obtained his membership with the Royal College of Physicians (UK) in 2010, completed his advanced specialist training in Neurology in 2014, and a Masters in Clinical Investigation in 2015. He completed a research fellowship at Duke University, Durham, USA, from 2015 to 2016. His research interest is in the development of neuroprotection agents for acute ischemic stroke. His clinical interest is in hyperacute stroke treatments for ischemic stroke and neuro-intensive care.
Dr Neo Han Yee Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Palliative Medicine Senior Consultant in Geriatrics Medicine Chairperson, Clinical Ethics Committee, Tan Tock Seng Hospital Adj Assistant Professor, Lee Kong Chien School of Medicine
Dr Neo Han Yee is the incumbent Head of the Department and senior of consultant at the Department of Palliative Medicine in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He obtained his specialist board accreditation for Geriatrics Medicine in 2012 and subsequently pursued a second specialization in Palliative Medicine. In 2013, he was awarded a Health Manpower Development Plan to further his interest in Clinical Ethics in Hawaii. Upon his return, he joined the TTSH Clinical Ethics Committee, where he now serves as its chairperson. Dr Neo is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor with Lee Kong Chien School of Medicine, where he teaches Clinical Ethics and Palliative Medicine modules. In addition to his interest in clinical ethics, Dr Neo has a research interest in the domain of palliative care for chronic dyspnea, prognostication in advanced lung diseases, palliative rehabilitation, as well as palliative healthcare service integration.
Dr Mok Kwang How MBBS, MRCP (UK), MMed Consultant Cardiologist Lead, TTSH Pulmonary Hypertension Service Co-chair TTSH Inhaled Nitric Oxide Workgroup Cardiology Lead, Adjunct Lecturer, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine Core Faculty, NHG Cardiology Residency Program
Graduated from Yong Loo Lin School of medicine and attained MRCP and his masters of medicine in Singapore before completing his training in Cardiology.
Dr Mok comanaged the TTSH Cardiac Intensive care unit from 2018 – 2020 then completed a fellowship in Pulmonary Hypertension in Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Canada.
Upon return to Singapore, Dr Mok started the multi-disciplinary Pulmonary Hypertension Service and the ambulatory prostacyclin service for patients with Pulmonary Hypertension. He also co-chair the inhaled Nitric Oxide workgroup in TTSH.
Dr Gao Yujia National University Health System, Singapore
Dr Gao Yujia is an Associate Consultant from the Adult Liver Transplantation Programme, National University Centre for Organ Transplantation, Division of Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery, Department of Surgery at National University Hospital and the Division of Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery, Department of General Surgery at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.
Apart from his clinical work, Dr Gao is deeply involved in undergraduate medical education at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, serving as the Deputy Director, Undergraduate Medical Education and is responsible for the planning and execution of the surgical posting for final year medical students.
As the Assistant Group Chief Technology Officer of the National University Health System, Dr Gao spearheads various projects including the development of Holomedicine, Mixed Reality devices, and applications for medical education and clinical medicine.
Dr Gao is also the Vice Chairman, and Director of Science, Medicine and Technology of the Holomedicine Association, which is an international association aimed at bringing together expertise from around the world to advance the science of Mixed Reality and its application in clinical medicine.
Dr Ho Vui Kian is senior consultant intensivist and anaesthesiologist at Singapore General Hospital and Sengkang General Hospital.
He was awarded a Health Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) for intensive care training at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. His areas of interests include resuscitation and crisis resource management, medical simulation, critical care rehabilitation, trauma and burns.
He is currently Head of Intensive Care Medicine, Sengkang General Hospital and Head of Surgical Intensive Care, Singapore General Hospital.
A/Prof Lin Weiqin
Department of Cardiology; National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS)
Assistant Professor Lin Weiqin is currently a consultant at the Department of Cardiology, National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS), where he serves as the Clinical Director of the Heart Failure Programme. He obtained his medical degree from the National University of Singapore and completed his cardiology training at NUHCS. Following that, he underwent subspecialty training at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA, in the fields of advanced heart failure, mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation. Besides heart failure, Asst Prof Lin’s clinical interests include cardiomyopathies, invasive haemodynamics and cardiogenic shock (temporary left ventricular assist devices/ extra-corporeal life support). He was instrumental in setting up a multi-disciplinary cardiogenic shock team at NUHCS, utilising various mechanical circulatory support devices for this group of critically ill patients. His current research interests include amyloid cardiomyopathy, chronic heart failure, cardiogenic shock and mechanical circulatory support. Asst Prof Lin currently sits on the committee for the national heart transplant and mechanical circulatory support programmes. He is also a member of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT).
Dr Gene Yong Sung
University of Southern California
Dr. Sung is the President of the World Federation of Intensive and Critical Care. He is a founding member and past-president of the international Neurocritical Care Society (with members from over 50 different countries). He also helped start two other professional societies and has had leadership positions at the American Heart Association, National Stroke Association, Society of Critical Care Medicine and American Academy of Neurology.
He is the past-director of Neurocritical Care and Stroke at the University of Southern California (USC). He has trained at the Universities of Minnesota and Maryland and Johns Hopkins University. At Johns Hopkins, he received his first faculty appointment.
His research interests are improving neurocritical care and outcomes of stroke and traumatic brain injury. He has led a global effort to standardize the determination of brain death.
Dr Forbes McGain Anaesthetist and Intensive Care Physician Western Health Footscray
Forbes is an anaesthetist and intensive care physician at Western Health, Melbourne, Australia, and an Associate Professor (Medicine) at the University of Sydney, and the University of Melbourne.
He enjoys being involved in research, teaching and education at the hospital, university and beyond. Forbes remains passionate about making seemingly small environmental sustainability changes to how we practice medicine that become magnified through every nations’ hospitals. His love of nature affects everything he does at work, home, and well, anywhere…
Dr. Mika Hamilton MBChB FRCA FFICM FRCPC University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
Originally from Scotland, Dr. Hamilton trained in anesthesia and intensive care medicine in the North-East of England. She moved to Toronto, Canada, for fellowship training and never left! Dr. Hamilton now practices as an intensivist and anesthesiologist at University Health Network, Toronto, and is the Program Director for the University Health Network-Sinai Health System Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program. Her interests include macro- and meso- level strategies to protect healthcare worker wellbeing, the interplay between sleep and shift work, the long-term effects of chronic sleep disruption, and the psychological sequelae of critical illness. Outside of work, her interests include kickboxing, yoga, and her two wonderful rescue dogs.
Mervyn Singer is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at University College London and an emeritus UK National Institute of Health Senior Investigator. He co-led the ‘Sepsis-3’ definitions task force and was Chair of the International Sepsis Forum. He has co-edited/written various textbooks including the Oxford Textbook of Critical Care. His research focuses on sepsis, mitochondrial dysfunction, shock states, infection, and monitoring.
Dr Jason Phua
Alexandra Hospital and National University Hospital
National University Health System, Singapore
Dr Jason Phua is the Chief Executive Officer of Alexandra Hospital (AH), and a respiratory physician and intensivist practicing at AH and National University Hospital (NUH), both hospitals being members of the National University Health System (NUHS). He is the Co-Chair of the National COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit Committee, the Co-Chair of the National Intensive Care Unit Repository (NICUR), and the Secretary of the Asian Critical Care Clinical Trials (ACCCT) Group. He previously served as the Head of the Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine at NUH, the President of the Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SICM) Singapore, and the Chair of the Asia Ventilation Forum.
Prof David Lye
National Centre for Infectious Diseases
Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Professor Lye is Director, Infectious Disease Research and Training Office, National Centre for Infectious Disease (NCID); associate professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine; and acting deputy executive director, Programme for Research in Epidemic Preparedness and Response (PREPARE), Ministry of Health, Singapore. He is senior consultant, Department of Infectious Diseases, TTSH and associate professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
Professor Lye has held more than SGD$12million in research grant as principal investigator. His research interests are in COVID-19, dengue and antimicrobial resistance. He has published more than 290 peer-reviewed manuscripts in journals e.g. NEJM, Lancet, JAMA, Lancet Respiratory Medicine, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Lancet Global Health as well as Science, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Communications, Science Translational Medicine, Journal Clinical Investigation and Journal Experimental Medicine.
Professor Lye is President, College of Physicians, Singapore and Society of Infectious Disease (Singapore). He advocates for HIV prevention as Vice President, Action for AIDS. Internationally, he is secretary general, Asia Pacific Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infection; ex officio, executive committee, International Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy; and council member, International Society of Infectious Diseases.
Professor Hans Flaatten MD PhD
Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway
Norwegian Intensivist, graduated 1980, specialist in Anesthesia and Intensive care 1986. Medical director general ICU at Haukeland University Hospital 1994-2014, land senior consultant from 2014. Professor in intensive care at the University of Bergen from 2004 until 2021. Professor emeritus at the same University from 2021. Active working member of ESICM the last 25 years, in particular as chair of the Education and Training Committee and chair of the Outcome Section in the Society for a period. Research area has been outcomes after intensive care, and last 5 years with focus on the very old ICU patients (VIP project: https://vipstudy.org/). Since the start of the pandemic further research in critical ill elderly patients admitted with COVID-19 disease with the so-called COVIP study. From this study our research group have published 13 papers on various issues concerning COVID-19 disease in critical ill elderly patients in Europe.
A/Professor David Brewster Cabrini Hospital, Melbourne
David is a renowned researcher in airway medicine in both intensive care medicine and anaesthesia. He also is a current member of the clinical council and board for the Safe Airway Society for Australia and New Zealand, the international advisory group to the Project for Universal Airway Management and the Difficult Airway Task Force for The Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists. David was the first author on the national guidelines for airway management of patients with COVID-19 for Australia and New Zealand published in the MJA in 2020. Other notable publications have included the landmark INTUBE paper in JAMA, the largest multi-centred study on intubation in the critically ill in published in 2021. His local research into airway practices in Australia has focused on driving change to training requirements in intensive care medicine in regard to airway management. He has had over 70 research publications. Clinically, David works in Melbourne as both the Deputy Director of Intensive Care and an anaesthetist at Cabrini Health.
Dr Hemang Yadav Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Dr. Hemang Yadav is a clinical and translational researcher who focuses on improving understanding of acute respiratory failure (ARF) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in the intensive care unit (ICU). Dr. Yadav’s primary research focus is on improving understanding of the mechanisms of respiratory failure after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT) with the ultimate goal of developing novel ARDS prevention strategies focused on immunocompromised patients. Dr. Yadav is also studying ARF due to infections, with ongoing studies in hospitalized patients with influenza and COVID-19.
Dr. Yadav grew up in Scotland and obtained his medical degree from the University of Cambridge and University of Imperial in England. After working in the National Health Service, he moved to the United States in 2009 where he did postdoctoral research work at Johns Hopkins University in ARDS mechanisms. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) where he is currently a consultant in Pulmonary and Intensive Care Medicine.
Dr Linda Guo Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
Dr Linda Guo is an Intensive Care Registrar currently working at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. While attending the University of Queensland, she was involved in a diverse range of basic science projects, observational studies and systematic reviews. As she has progressed through her clinical training, she has developed an interest in physician wellbeing and the workplace factors that most affect our mental health and clinical performance. Most recently, she has published the first systematic review on the impact of unacceptable behaviours between healthcare workers on clinical performance and patient outcomes in BMJ Quality and Safety earlier this year.
Hayden is a junior clinician at Austin Health in Melbourne, Australia and Convenor of Doctors for the Environment Australia’s (DEA) Victorian Sustainable Healthcare Special Interest Group. His research includes quantifying the renewable energy use in Australian public hospitals and mapping the biomedical impacts of climatic change on organ systems. He is also an Honorary Member of the Department of Critical Care Sustainability and Planetary Health Committee at the University of Melbourne.
Dr Matthew Anstey MBBS FACEM FCICM MPH PGDipEcho Intensivist Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, WA Adjunct Assoc Professor, Curtin University, School of Public Health
A/Prof Matthew Anstey is an Intensive Care Specialist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, adjunct associate Professor at Curtin University and senior lecturer at University of Western Australia. He has a Masters of Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health. He is a previous Chair of the Advisory Group of Choosing Wisely Australia and has an interest in healthcare sustainability and long-term outcomes in patients surviving ICU.
Dr Michael O’Leary
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, and The NSW Organ and Tissue Donation Service
Michael O’Leary is a Senior Intensive Care Specialist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and at St George Private Hospital in Sydney. He is also a co-State Medical Director of the NSW Organ and Tissue Donation Service. In the past, Michael was President of ANZICS, a Council member of the Asia-Pacific Association of Critical Care Medicine and a Council member of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. Michael’s current interests are principally in the field of organ donation and end-of-life care in the ICU. Previously he has published extensively on nutrition and metabolism in critical illness and sepsis.
Dr Rohit D’Costa
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Dr Rohit D’Costa has worked at DonateLife Victoria since 2011, initially as a Medical Donation Specialist and as State Medical Director from 2015. He is also an Intensive Care Specialist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Rohit sits on the Australian & New Zealand Intensive Care Society – Death and Organ Donation Committee, as the Victorian Representative. He’s also the chair of the Clinical Governance Committee – Lions Eye Donation Service and a board member of Transplant Australia.
Prof Jean-Charles Preiser
Erasme University Hospital
Jean-Charles Preiser is internist and intensivist, from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, currently working as medical director of clinical teaching at the Erasme University Hospital in Brussels. Prof Preiser is also professor of nutrition and teaches to medical students, physicians, students in pharmacy, nursing and medical biology. Prof Preiser serves as associate editor for 6 journals in the field of critical care medicine and nutrition.
The areas of expertise of Prof Preiser include the metabolic and nutritional aspects of critical illness. He is an expert in the field of stress hyperglycemia, contributed to > 250 original and review articles, edited two books, organizes a yearly course on metabolic/nutritional issues in the ICU, and several international meetings on intensive care and nutrition. He leads a consultation of post-intensive care follow-up.
Dr Laura Hawryluck MSc (Bioethics) MD FRCPC Professor Critical Care Medicine University of Toronto
Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto
Dr Laura Hawryluck is a Professor of Critical Care physician in the Inter-Departmental Critical Care Medicine Program at the University of Toronto, Canada. She is the Physician Lead of Critical Care Rapid Response Team at Toronto Western Hospital and was Corporate Chair of the Acute Resuscitation Committee at University Health Network, Toronto for over a decade until May 2021. She is a past President of the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto. She has worked with critical care physicians and mentored many former international trainees around the world to develop and promote education and training in critical care medicine, in burn resuscitation and in quality improvement initiatives. She had the honour to work with and mentor Dr. Subhash Acharya, a former international fellow in the University of Toronto’s Inter-Departmental Division of Critical Care Medicine University of Toronto training program and with the Royal College International helped create and develop the first ever critical care training program in Nepal. She was invited to be an international consultant to the Nepal Medical Council and helped develop and write their Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
Until November 2021, Dr. Hawryluck was an active telemedicine consultant for Medecins sans Frontieres Canada Telemedicine programs and provided critical care advice to field missions internationally. She is faculty and has written, edited a number of the European Society of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine ALIVE educational program which aims at improving outcomes from septic shock in low and middle income countries. Dr. Hawryluck has published extensively on ethical and legal issues in clinical practices, simulation and communication skills education, policy development, burnout and mental health issues in healthcare workers. She has authored and co-edited with Mr. Michael Fraleigh LLB, Head of Health Law at Foglers Rubinoff LLP, “ The Law of Acute Care Medicine” exploring legal issues and best practices in caring for hospitalized patients and has been invited to speak frequently at Osgoode Hall Law School/ York University, The University of Toronto and at continuing legal education events across Canada. Dr. Hawryluck has also authored three books of poetry “An ICU Doctor’s Reflections”, “Words that Matter” and “ICU Pandemic Diary” published by Olympia Publishers in the UK which seek to use poetry as a medium to improve the public’s understanding of critical care medicine and what it is like to work with people struggling with life-threatening illnesses.
Dr. Hawryluck led the Canadian Ian Anderson Continuing Education Program in End of Life Care at the University of Toronto (2000-2007) and was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for contributions to Canada in recognition of her work in improving end of life care for Canadians. She was awarded the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto (MLST) award for contributions to law and medicine, and the University of Toronto’s IDDCM’s Humanitarian award.
Dr Sandra L. Kane-Gill is a tenured professor of pharmacy and therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. She has secondary appointments in the School of Medicine, Clinical Translational Science Institute, Department of Critical Care Medicine, and Department of Biomedical Informatics. In addition to her academic appointments, Dr. Kane-Gill is a critical care medication safety pharmacist in the Department of Pharmacy at UPMC.
Her research focuses on effective approaches for the detection, prevention, and management of medication errors and adverse drug events with emphasis on drug associated acute kidney injury. She has successfully incorporated health information technology (clinical decision support, telemedicine) into practice to advance healthcare systems, leading to safer and higher-quality patient care. She also applies implementation science strategies to ensure adoption of medication safety practices.
Dr. Kane-Gill has published over 250 articles and book chapters related to critical care and patient safety. Dr. Kane-Gill is recognized in the top 1% of scholars in the world writing about medication errors. She has received several prestigious awards for her accomplishments such as the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Literature Award for Sustained Contributions, ASHP Residency Preceptor Excellence Award, and Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Excellence in Innovation Award.
Dr. Neha S. Dangayach MD, MSCR, FAAN, FNCS
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Neha S. Dangayach MD, MSCR, FNCS, FAAN, DCE’21 is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery. Dr. Dangayach serves as the Research Director for Neurocritical care and Recovery; Systems Director for Neuroemergencies Management and Transfers (NEMAT) for the Mount Sinai Health System. She is also a Co-Director of the Mount Sinai Hospital’s busy NSICU and collaborates with a compassionate team to provide world-class patient-centered Neurocritical Care. As a health services, implementation science and outcomes researcher, she focuses on systems of care for hemorrhagic stroke, understanding the roles of resilience and spirituality in critical care recovery and social media in medicine.
Professor Jerry P. Nolan
FRCA FRCP FFICM FRCEM (Hon)
Professor of Resuscitation Medicine
University of Warwick, UK
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
Royal United Hospital Bath, UK
Jerry Nolan is a consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine at the Royal United Hospital, Bath, Professor of Resuscitation Medicine at the University of Warwick, and Honorary Professor of Resuscitation Medicine at the University of Bristol, UK. He trained at Bristol Medical School (MB ChB 1983) and undertook anaesthesia and critical care training in the UK in Plymouth, Bristol, Bath and Southampton, and at the Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore in the United States.
Jerry is immediate past Chairman of the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and immediate past Co-chairman of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). Jerry is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Resuscitation.
Jerry’s research interests are in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, airway management, and post-cardiac arrest treatment – he has authored over 300 original papers, reviews and editorials on these topics. Jerry remains a full-time clinician and his clinical time is divided equally between anaesthesia and intensive care.
Dr Moritoki Egi Department of Anesthesiology and intensive care, Kyoto University Hospital
Dr. Egi is a professor of department of anesthesiology and intensive care medicine in Kyoto University hospital, Japan. Dr Egi graduated from Okayama University in 1999. Following residency and trainee in anesthesiology and intensive care, he was clinical research fellow in department of intensive care, Austin hospital. Dr. Egi received his undergraduate degree in Philosophy at Okayama University.
His research focuses on the clinical epidemiology and outcomes of critical illness, especially in acute blood glucose control, body temperature control in critically illness, postoperative delirium, mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory failure and fluid management in acute ill patients. He has published about 100 peer review articles. His research is funded primarily by grants-in-aid for scientific research from the Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture of Japan. He has served as principal investigator of Japan-Korea Intensive Care Study group (JAKOICS). He also served as member of official committees in Japanese society of intensive care medicine, Japanese Society of Respiratory Care Medicine, Japanese society of anesthesia and Japanese Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists.
Dr. Lowell Ling
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Dr Lowell Ling is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He works at the Intensive Care Unit of Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong SAR, China. His research interests include sepsis epidemiology and genomics. He is a steering committee member of the Asian Pacific Sepsis Alliance.
Dr. Sarah Rae Easter Director of Obstetric Critical Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Sarah Rae Easter is the Director of Obstetric Critical Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. She is a board-certified maternal-fetal medicine specialist and intensivist and holds joint appointments in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine and the Division of Critical Care Medicine in the Department Anesthesia at BWH. Dr. Easter received her undergraduate degree in Art History at the University of Virginia and completed her medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. She then matriculated her OB-GYN residency and two fellowships within the Brigham program. Her clinical and academic interests center around the prevention of maternal morbidity and mortality through collaborative multidisciplinary care.
Adj A/Prof Maleena Suppiah Cavert
National University Health Singapore
Adj A/Prof Maleena Suppiah Cavert is the Chief Wellbeing Officer at National University Health System, reporting to the Chief Executive’s Office. Care for staff across NUHS tertiary and community hospitals, national centres, polyclinics, and NUS Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and Public Health is dispensed strategically to encompass Preventive Care, Just-in-time Care, and Crisis Care. Maleena also teaches staff, residents, and medical students. Her academic interests lie in Clinical Empathy, the Medical Humanities, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology and Resilience-building. In her spare time, she loves to dance, swim, cook, and read.
In 1987, Maleena received an Honours degree from King’s College London in Food Science and Management Studies. She went on to pursue a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at ESSEC Business School, in Paris. Since then her career has spanned France, Italy, Austria, Germany, the UK, and Singapore in diverse fields such as aviation (Singapore Airlines), the UN, education, and healthcare. For her doctoral degree, she focused on Educating for Empathy in Healthcare – in our quest for greater efficacy of care and productivity, we should not compromise the quality of our human interactions.
Prof Yahya Shehabi, M.B.B.S, PhD, FANZCA, FCICM, EMBA
Monash University School of Clinical Sciences and the University of New South Wales School of Clinical Medicine.
Dr Shehabi, a fellow of the College of Intensive care Medicine and the Australian New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, is a practicing specialist in intensive care and anaesthesia. He is current Professor and director of research, Intensive Care at Monash University, School of Clinical Sciences, and Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, University of New South Wales, School of Clinical Medicine. He is the lead chief investigator and the architect of the SPICE research program, evaluating early sedation with dexmedetomidine, recruiting now in the SPICE IV RCT following the successful completion of SPICE III. Dr Shehabi is a renowned world authority with significant publications in the field of sedation and delirium.
Professor Kiwon Lee, MD, FACP, FAHA, FCCM
Professor Kiwon Lee is an internationally renowned academic neuro- intensivist and vascular neurologist. 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 is currently Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Rutgers, the state university of New Jersey, and Chief of Neurology at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Professor Lee serves as the Director of RWJ Comprehensive Stroke Center, Division Chief of Stroke and Critical Care, and Director of Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit.
He is the editor-in-chief of a formal textbook that is being used worldwide, the Neuro-ICU Book, and has more than 230 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 is a reviewer for several leading medical journals including the Neurology, Neurocritical Care, New England Journal of Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine. He is on the editorial board for Journal of Intensive Care Medicine and Cerebrovascular Diseases. He has been awarded as a fellow of the American Heart Association, American College of Physicians, and American College of Critical Care Medicine.
Prof Gregory Snell, MBBS, FRACP, MD, OAM
Medical Head, Lung Transplant Service. Alfred Hospital
Alfred Hospital and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Prof Gregory Snell is the Medical Head of the Lung Transplant Service at the Alfred Hospital and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He undertook his Lung Transplant training at the University of Toronto in 1991 on a Will Roger’s Scholarship. He was awarded the Order of Australia Medical in 2011 for service to Respiratory Medicine and Lung Transplantation. He has a particular interest in maximising lung donation to facilitate transplantation and has worked extensively in the area of ‘extended’ lungs and donation-after-circulatory death lung donation.
Yu-Lin is dually accredited in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine. She is currently the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Director and Chair of Tan Tock Seng Hospital Brain Death Workgroup and Organ Transplant Improvement Programme.
She is also current faculty and lead for the Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS) Singapore course.
She has an interest in sedation and delirium in ICU as well as as palliative care in ICU.
Current and past research grants include projects for ICU diary to reduce the risk of Post intensive care syndromes (PICS), Use of virtual reality for rehabilitation in acute stroke patients, non-verbal communication tools for communication in ICU and use of Platelet Mapping as a POINT of care testing (POCT) in patients with intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) on antiplatelets in ICU.
Publications include Singapore SPICE: sedation practices in ICU evaluation in Singapore, Sedation Intensity in the first 48 hours of mechanical Ventilation, Integrating Palliative Care in Neurosurgical ICU, Physiological Changes during Prone positioning in COVID-19 Acute respiratory Distress syndrome, challenges in adapting exisiting hyperacute stroke protocols in Singapore for COVID-19.
Dr Yu-Cheng Yeh
National Taiwan University Hospital
Dr. Yu-Chang Yeh is a Clinical Associate Professor of National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH), an anesthesiologist, and intensivist. He is the Secretary General of Taiwan Society of Critical Care Medicine (TSCCM) and the chair of International Affairs of the Taiwan Society of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (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, delirium, kidney transplant, ICU database, and data science. He helps to build up the NTUH center of microcirculation medical research (NCMMR), NTUH Smart Emergency and Critical Care group (NSECC), and a national critical care database (Taiwan CORE) in Taiwan.
Dr Stephen M. Pastores, MD, MACP, FCCP, FCCM
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Dr Pastores is the Program Director of Critical Care Medicine and Vice-Chair of Education in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY. He is a Professor of Medicine in Anesthesiology and Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University. He was trained and Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Critical Care Medicine.
He is a Master of the American College of Physicians, Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine, and American College of Chest Physicians, and the immediate past Chancellor of the Board of Regents of the American College of Critical Care Medicine.
Dr Pastores’ research interests include clinical studies of sepsis/septic shock and pneumonia in immunocompromised patients, use and costs of critical care medicine in the US, and critical care oncology. He has authored over 250 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and abstracts. He was the 2013 and 2021 Distinguished Service Award and 2016 Safar Global Partner Award from the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Dr Sewa Duu Wen MBBS, MRCP (UK)
Head of Department
Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Medical Intensive Care Unit
Singapore General Hospital
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Duke-NUS Medical School
Senior Clinical Lecturer
NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Dr Sewa Duu Wen obtained his medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 2003. He completed his specialty training in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, as well as Intensive Care Medicine in 2012 and 2014 respectively. Dr Sewa’s areas of interest include advanced respiratory care, tracheostomy care, critical care, pulmonary hypertension and lung transplantation. In 2013 and 2015, he was twice awarded the Health Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) Award for training in intensive care medicine and lung transplantation at University Health Network, Toronto, Canada, and then at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK for training in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. He is currently the Head of Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Singapore General Hospital, as well as Co-Chair of ICU Committee in Outram Campus.
Dr Puah Ser Hon
Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Department, Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
Dr. Puah Ser Hon is a Consultant Respiratory Physician and Intensivist working in the Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Department in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He is currently the Programme Director for the National Health Group Respiratory Medicine Residency Programme and Clinical Director for the Respiratory Therapist services in Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
He started his career as a House Officer in Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kota Kinabalu, the main city of the state of Sabah in Malaysia in 2004. He subsequently worked in Tawau General Hospital in the town of Tawau, which is also in Sabah, and eventually went back to Queen Elizabeth Hospital under the Ministry of Health, Malaysia.
He joined Tan Tock Seng Hospital in 2011 and was trained both in Respiratory and Intensive Care Medicine. He is also He is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and a Clinical Lecturer for Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine from the National University of Singapore.
His field of interest includes obstructive airway diseases, bronchiectasis and acute respiratory distress syndrome.
He is a keen educator and enjoys teaching. He regularly conducts lectures and bedside tutorials for Residents and non-Resident Medical Officers, at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.
A/Prof Graeme MacLaren
National University Hospital of Singapore
Graeme MacLaren is Director of Cardiothoracic Intensive Care at the National University Hospital of Singapore. A/Prof MacLaren trained in both adult and paediatric intensive care medicine and has a Masters Degree in Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has been heavily involved with the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) over the last decade, was the Inaugural Chair of its Asia-Pacific Chapter, and currently serves on the Board of Directors.
Dr Doungporn Ruthirago
Bangkok International Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
Dr Doungporn Ruthirago, MD is a neurointensivist and internal medicine physician in the Neurological ICU at Bangkok International Hospital, as well as clinical care program certification working committee for stroke and traumatic brain injury (TBI). She also works as an adjunct faculty at the Division of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. She graduated from medical school and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, as well as residency in Neurology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She completed a fellowship in Neurocritical care at Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School combined program in Boston. She is board certified in Internal medicine, Neurology with subspecialty certification in Neurocritical Care. Her interests include stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage and TBI.
Dr Chiara Santomauro
Griffith University (Brisbane, Australia)
Dr Chiara Santomauro is a Research Fellow in the Safety Science Innovation Lab at Griffith University (Brisbane, Australia). Chiara specialises in human factors psychology with much of her research spanning the healthcare domain. Chiara’s research experience covers a range of topics and clinical areas, including interruptions in critical care, patient monitoring in anaesthesia, telehealth for rural and remote trauma care, and maternity skills training. Chiara uses a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods in her research, including simulation-based studies and semi-structured interviews. In her PhD, Chiara explored the relationship between workplace interruptions and medical errors in the Intensive Care Unit. She was previously the Human Factors Research and Evaluation Lead at the Clinical Skills Development Service in Metro North Health where she led research, evaluation, and usability testing projects for the service. Chiara is currently exploring the effectiveness of interactive telepresence technology to improve rural and remote trauma care as part of her Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowship.
Dr Chanjira Satukijchai, M.D.
Bangkok International Hospital
Chanjira Satukijchai, MD, is a neurologist at Bangkok International Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand. She did her MD and was a resident in neurology at the Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand. Dr.Chanjira did her Research Fellowship at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University in Neuroimmunology. She is a member of the Thai board of Multiple sclerosis and related disease society. Her research interests include autoimmune encephalitis and demyelinating disease.
Dr Adrian VK Wong
BSc(Hons), MRCP(UK), FRCA, EDIC, FFICM
King’s College Hospital, London UK
Dr Wong has been a consultant in anaesthesia & intensive care since 2015 and is a currently a consultant at King’s College Hospital, London.
Within the field of ultrasound, he has interested in training/accreditation, measurements of organ perfusion and right heart imaging. His other research interest includes clinical governance and safety, medical education and burnout/well-being amongst medical professionals.
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. He is the chair of the Social Media and Digital Content Committee of the ESICM. He is on the executive committee of the International Fluid Academy.
Assistant Professor Chng Chiaw Ling
Singapore General Hospital
Dr Chng is a Senior Consultant in the Department of Endocrinology, Singapore General Hospital. Her main clinical interest is in thyroid diseases. In 2013, she was awarded the Health Manpower Development award with the aim to enhance clinical services in thyroid diseases. She has since established the multidisciplinary thyroid eye disease clinic with Singapore National Eye Centre, led quality improvement projects on thyroid services and worked with several clinical departments to improved workflows in the management of thyroid conditions. She has received several research grants in the study of autoimmune thyroid disease, including SingHealth Foundation and SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medicine research grants and published extensively in local and international peer-reviewed scientific journals. She is also an Editorial board member of Scientific Report and Journal of ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies (JAFES). Dr Chng has received of several awards throughout her career, including the Singapore Health Quality Service Award (Gold & Silver), Singhealth Publish! Award (Medical Research, 2015 and 2016) and Residency in SingHealth Excels award (RiSE) for Outstanding Faculty. She is the past program director for the advanced specialist traineeship program (AST) under College of Physicians, Singapore and currently serves as a core faculty in the Endocrinology senior residency program.
Associate Professor Yugeesh Ryan Lankadeva
Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
A/Prof Lankadeva completed his PhD in 2013 through the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health sciences at Monash University. He is a National Heart Foundation Future-Leader (Level 2) Fellow and leads the Translational Cardiovascular and Renal Research Group at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.
A/Prof Lankadeva’s research focuses on the pathophysiology of acute brain and kidney injury arising from sepsis and cardiac surgery requiring cardiopulmonary bypass. Armed with this knowledge his goal is to develop novel mechanism-guided diagnostics and therapeutics to improve health outcomes for patients treated in operating theatres and intensive care units.
A/Prof Lankadeva currently has over 55 publications in prominent journals such as Circulation, British Journal of Anaesthesia, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Kidney International. The quality and clinical relevance of his work has been acknowledged by the award of more than $6.5 million of competitive funding from governmental, philanthropic and institutional bodies and 20 career recognition awards from national and international scientific societies including the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, National Heart Foundation of Australia, the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia, the Australian and New Zealand Microcirculation Society, the World Congress for Microcirculation, the Harold Mitchell Foundation, CASS Foundation and the Jack Brockhoff Foundation