Practice Clinical Pharmacist more than since 1991. He has 5 years of practice in pediatric ICU in KKH and 16 years experience in Adult ICU and infectious disease .
1. Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) 1989
POSTGRADUATE TRAINING :
1. Masters in Clinical Pharmacy, 2011 University of South Australia
2. Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (AQ ID), 2012
3. Post graduate Year 2 – Infectious Disease Residency, 2013 Rush Medical Center Chicago USA
Registered Infectious Disease Pharmacist Singapore since 2013
ICU Pharmacy Practice
Infectious Disease Pharmacy Practice
Translation Research Bench to Bedside for Clinical Pharmacy Practice
Abi Beane is a researcher with Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit. A critical care nurse by background she has worked clinically with international organisations providing emergency surgical and medical care during conflict in West Africa and Asia. Her PhD was in establishing learning health systems in low and lower middle income countries. During this work she helped establish acute and critical care registries in Ethiopia, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
She is now co-project lead of Wellcome-MORU’s Collaboration for Research Implementation and Training in Asia (CCA) which in partnership with collaborators in Asia supports implementation and curation of cloud-based registries to strengthen research capacity and improve quality of care across a network of nine countries. Under this umbrella, she works with research consortiums including ISARIC to operationalise pandemic surveillance and observational research in LMICs using existing registry networks. Her work focuses on how clinical registries can be leveraged to provide real-time feedback for data driven improvement, and how registries can enable patients in resource constrained settings to participate in international clinical trials.
Dr. Diptesh Aryal is the Intensivist and ICU Coordinator at Nepal Mediciti. He has done his MD (Anesthesia) from Tribhuvan University, Institute of Medicine and has done his Clinical Fellowship training in Critical Care Medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital, Canada. He was formerly associated with Tribhuvan University, Institute of Medicine
Dr McKay is a General and Trauma Surgeon and Intensive Care Specialist from New Zealand. He is a dual fellow of RACS and CICM.
He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Otago and went on to complete his surgical and ICU training at various centres around New Zealand.
Following a period as working as a specialist, he and his family moved to Canada. Here he completed a fellowship in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery through the University of British Columbia, working at Vancouver General Hospital, a level 1 trauma centre. While here, COVID broke out and in addition to the fellowship Dr McKay worked in the busy COVID ICU.
He thankfully moved back to Christchurch and works there currently in is dual role as Trauma surgeon and Intensivist.
Dr McKay is an EMST, DSTC, BASIC, CCrISP, and ASSET instructor. He is a member of the CDHB trauma committee, and on the executive of ANZAST.
When not working, James is father to 3 wonderful children, a husband to a very patient wife, and enjoys, but not good at, any sport!
Dr. Nao Ichihara is a clinical researcher at The University of Tokyo, Japan. His research area includes application of machine learning in observational study. Works on design and operation of clinical registries as a program, with an emphasis on generating value for key stakeholders. Works on JIPAD, a nation-wide ICU registry in Japan. A member of REMAP-CAP international adaptive platform trial’s steering committee.
Dr. Hiroshi Okamoto is an ICU director at St. Luke’s International Hospital, Japan. His research area includes airway management in the emergency department. He is in charge of statistical team of JIPAD (Japanese ICU patient database).
Satoru Hashimoto, MD PhD
Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, 465 Kajiicho Kamigyo, Kyoto, Japan 602-8566
Degrees and licenses:
ECFMG certified: May 1981
Medical Doctor: June 25 1981 (No 262203)
Approval for Professional Anesthesiologist
(Certified by Board of Japanese Soc. of Anesthesiologist): Dec. 1986
Doctor of Medical Science (Ph. D.): Oct. 1988
Approval for Professional Intensivist
(Certified by Board of Japanese Soc. of Intensive Care Medicine): 1993
Postgraduate training and employment:
Resident Anesthetist, Kyoto Prefectural
University of Medicine (KPUM): 1981 – 1983
Staff in Intensive care unit,
Ohtsu Municipal Hospital: 1985 – 1986
Assistant Professor in ICU, KPUM: 1990 – 1991.
Associate Professor in ICU, KPUM: 1991 – 2009
Director of Intensive Care Medicine: 2002 – present
Professor in ICU, KPUM: 2006 – present
Membership of academic societies:
Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine (executive director)
President of 46th annual meeting of JSICM in Kyoto, 2019
Japanese Society of Respiratory Society (auditor)
President of 35th annual meeting of JSRCM in Kyoto, 2015
Andrea Kwa received a B.Sc. (Pharm) from the National University of Singapore, Singapore in1996. She achieved her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the Albany College of Pharmacy, New York, USA, in 2006. She also attained Added Qualifications in Infectious Diseases in Pharmacotherapy from the Board of Pharmacy Specialties, USA, since 2007. She has finished her postdoctoral research fellowship of 2 years in anti-fungal resistance and molecular diagnostics with University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Division of Transplant Infectious Diseases.
Andrea Kwa is currently a Pharmacy Clinician Scientist in Singapore General Hospital, and also a faculty with Duke-NUS Dept of Emerging Infectious Diseases (https://www.duke-nus.edu.sg/content/kwa-andrea-lay-hoon). She specializes in critical care medicine, infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance research. Her pet research topics in infectious diseases/ antimicrobial resistance are 1) elucidation of multiple antibiotics in combination against extreme drug resistant gram-negative bacilli in an one compartment static in-vitro model or a dyamic in-vitro pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic two-compartmental model simulating fluctuating clinically achievable antibiotic concentrations, 2) population pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics of antimicrobials, 3) molecular diagnostics in fungal diseases/ resistant bacterial infections and anti-fungal/anti-bacterial resistance, 4) development of novel high throughput molecular techniques to elucidate new mechanisms of resistance rapidly, 5) risk factors and outcomes via statistical modelling, 6) health services research involving antimicrobial stewardships. To-date, she has authored more than 90 publications, and 150 accepted abstracts in international conferences (e.g., European Conference of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Interscience Conference of Antimicrobial Agents Chemotherapy) and acquired 2 national grants and many other institutional/ campus-wide (SingHealth) grants. She is also a vivid reviewer in many scientific journals namely, Clinical Infectious Disease, Clinical Microbiology & Infections, Cochrane Review, Expert Review in Anti-infective Therapy, SGH Proceedings, Singapore Medical Journal, PLOS One, International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents Chemotherapy, BMC Infectious Disease, European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Disease, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Antimicrobial Agents Chemotherapy, Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance, Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy, Yonsei Medical Journal, Journal of Antibiotics and Virulence.
Dr. Lee Jan Hau 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. He has been actively involved in the setting up collaboration with the Asia region via the Pediatric Acute & Critical Acute Medicine Asian Network (PACCMAN). He is currently the chairperson for PACCMAN and was the organizing chairperson for the 9th Congress of the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive & Critical Care Societies in 2018.
Dr. Lee’s clinical and research interest focus on:
1. Pediatric critical care epidemiology
2. Pediatric critical care nutrition
3. Pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome
Dr Jason Phua is a consultant intensivist and respiratory physician with the Fast and Chronic Programmes in Alexandra Hospital and the Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine in National University Hospital, both hospitals being part of the National University Health System, Singapore. He is past President of the Society of Intensive Care Medicine (Singapore), the Deputy Chair of the National Intensive Care Unit Repository (NICUR), the Chair of the Asia Ventilation Forum (AVF), the Secretary of the Asian Critical Care Clinical Trials (ACCCT) Group, and the Chief Executive Officer of Alexandra Hospital.
Andrew Donohue is a consultant anaesthetist at the Gold Coast University Hospital and Clinical Lead Retrieval Consultant / Assistant Director of Education & Training at LifeFlight Retrieval Medicine QLD.
Waleed Alhazzani works at the Division of Critical Care, McMaster University. Waleed does research in Critical Care Medicine and Gastroenterology. His areas of interest include clinical practice guidelines, clinical trials, and systematic reviews.
Professor Sheila Myatra works in Asia’s largest cancer hospital since 20 years. She is a consultant intensive care specialist, attending to a 23 bed mixed medical-surgical ICU. She is a teacher for the Intensive Care Medicine programme at the HBNI University.
She is currently secretary elect of the Indian College of Critical Care Medicine of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM) and has been past treasurer and executive committee member of the national society. She is the current President of the national airway society “All India Difficult Airway Association” (AIDAA). Active member of the ESICM haemodynamic section. Appointed member of “ESICM Diversity Task Force”. Appointed Guest Editor of “Intensive Care Medicine” Journal from 2019
Dr. Cook is a Distinguished Professor at McMaster University in the Departments of Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Intensive Care Medicine and is Academic Chair of Critical Care Medicine at McMaster. Dr. Cook was a founding member and Chair of the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group. She is an intensive care consultant at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton. Dr. Cook has published over 700 peer-review articles. Her multi-method multi-disciplinary research interests include life support technology, prevention of ICU-acquired complications, end-of-life care, and research ethics. Her devoted mentorship of students, trainees and faculty has resulted in creation of the Deborah J. Cook Mentorship Award by the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group. Dr. Cook has received numerous national and international honours for her work – most recently the CIHR Gold Leaf Award for Impact. For her enduring scientific contributions to the improvement of global intensive care and foundational leadership in the first national ICU research network in the world, Dr. Cook was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Dr Parvathi U Iyer is currently Director, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care at the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (FEHI), New Delhi – one of the busier pediatric cardiac programs in India . She was closely involved in setting up the Pediatric program in 1995 – the first integrated program that incorporated an intensivist in India. She graduated from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and trained in Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive care at the Royal Childrens’ Hospital, Melbourne and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney.
Her interests are related to local problems and include 1) Late presenting congenital heart disease 2) Malnutrition 3) Low cost intensive care strategies 4) Quality control and 5) Accelerated nurse and resident training modules.
Dr. Feng is currently the Assistant Director of Research at Institute for Data Science and a faculty member at Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore. He is also the Senior Assistant Director of National University Hospital, championing the big data analytics and healthcare AI initiatives. His research is to develop machine learning algorithms to extract actionable knowledge from large amount of data to enable better quality of healthcare. His research brings together concepts and tools across deep learning, optimization, signal processing, statistical causal inference and big data management. Dr. Feng’s work was recognized by both well-established journals, such as Science Translational Medicine, JAMA and top international conferences, such as KDD, AAAI and AMIA.
Medical School: Germany (Tübingen, Cologne, Würzburg), Harvard (Boston) and Ann Arbor (Michigan).
Working as fire-fighter and paramedic before, during and after medical school.
1995–2012: physician and MD, Dept. of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Tubingen, University of Tubingen Medical School, pre-hospital emergency physician. Marcus Rall was founder and director of the TüPASS – Center for Patient Safety and Simulation from 1998 to 2012.
2012–now: InPASS, Founder & CEO Institute for Patient Safety & Simulation Team Training
He translated Gaba’s Crisis Management book (CRM) to German in 1997.
He co-authored two chapters with David Gaba in Miller’s Anesthesia Textbook (the international anesthesia reference book) about Patient Simulators and Human Performance & Patient Safety (including CRM). Marcus Rall wrote several chapters in the book Clinical Simulation as well as several overviews, reviews, book chapters and many other journal articles.
He is an associate editor of the international journal “Simulation in Healthcare” and reviewer for several other journals.
He was Co-Chair of the IMSH conference of SiH in 2008 in San Diego.
He was featured in several public newspapers and television reports as specialist for Patient Safety and Simulation Team Training.
Since 2002 he is organizing the biggest German simulation conference InSiM.
In 2015 he founded the German Society for Simulation in Healthcare DGSiM. He is Chairman of the society since foundation.
He and his team educated more than 3,000 CRM-based simulation training instructors internationally.
Marcus Rall has given hundreds of invited lectures and courses on patient safety, human factors, crisis resource management (CRM), incident reporting and related issues internationally. This includes many lectures at international meetings (Euroanesthesia) and running live simulation sessions with audience response systems with hundreds of participants.
He is initiator, founder and for many years course director of the European Patient Safety Course (EPSC) of the ESA. He was chair of the scientific subcommittee “Patient Safety” of the European Society of Anesthesia (ESA).
Dr Terrence Thomas is a Paediatric Neurologist at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Singapore. He graduated from University Sains Malaysia in 1996 and spent his early years of medical service in East Malaysia. He completed formal training in General Paediatrics in Sabah and Penang in Malaysia from 1998-2003, during which he attained postgraduate certifications from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (United Kingdom) and a Master’s Degree in Paediatric Medicine from the National University of Singapore (both in 2001). Upon exit certification in General Paediatrics (2003), Dr Thomas underwent full-time training in Paediatric Neurology from 2003 to 2007, at busy Children’s Hospitals in Penang and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. Upon returning to Malaysia, Dr Thomas helped to establish the paediatric neurology and neurophysiology services at the new Sabah Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Kota Kinabalu (2007-2011), prior to moving to his current position at KK Hospital in Singapore. He has held a strong focus to medical education, contributing to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes throughout his career. He enjoys clinical and research work in Neuroimmunology, and thinks there is a story to tell about the unique spectrum of immune-related neurological disorders amongst children living in South East Asia.
Dr. Tan Hon Liang graduated from National University of Singapore and was determined to be as complete a physician as possible. He obtained qualification in Internal Medicine and became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in the United Kingdom [MRCP (UK) and M.Med (NUS) (Internal Medicine) in 2008, before going on to qualify as a specialist in Anaesthesiology [M.Med (NUS)(Anaesthesia)] and Intensive Care Medicine [EDIC] in 2013 and 2016 respectively. He gained international exposure by spending a year each in one of Europe’s largest Intensive Care Units at Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Birmingham, UK) in 2011 and in the world renowned Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN, USA) in 2014. On his return to Singapore in 2015, he was appointed Consultant in the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at Singapore General Hospital.
He actively participates in medical education and was appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor (Duke – NUS Medical School) and Core Faculty for Intensive Care Medicine for the SingHealth Anaesthesia Residency Program, as well as President of the Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Singapore. His commitment to his work has won him many accolades, including the Outstanding Faculty Award in 2016. An avid mountain bike cyclist, he regularly seeks out new trails around the world to challenge himself and experience local cultures.
Dr Stephen Malone is a paediatric neurologist and epileptologist with expertise in neurocritical care especially EEG at the Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane. He has trained in local and overseas centers to obtain his experience in epilepsy surgery, EEG and neuroimaging, and developed the first comprehensive Paediatric Epilepsy Monitoring unit in Queensland. He is a researcher, academic neurologist and clinical trialist at the Child Health Research Centre and the University of Queensland.
Dr Malone’s clinical and research interests include childhood epilepsy, EEG monitoring in the PICU, functional neuroimaging and epilepsy surgery. He is a faculty member of the Epilepsy Society of Australia/ANZAN EEG teaching course, and inaugural faculty member of the Paediatric Neurocritical Care Beyond Basic Course.
Dr See completed Advanced Specialty Training in both Respiratory Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine in Singapore. He is competent in bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound, ultrasound-guided pleural procedures and thoracoscopy (pleuroscopy).
Dr Sean Loh Chee Hong is a consultant in the Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine at Changi General Hospital (CGH). Dr Loh received his medical degree from University College Cork, National University of Ireland in 2008. He then went on to complete his internal medicine residency at the Pennsylvania Hospital in USA, followed by respiratory and critical care fellowship at Wake Forest Medical Center in North Carolina, USA. He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease and critical care medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).
His areas of interest include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer and intensive care medicine, performing procedures such as flexible bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) and chest drain. Internationally, he is an active member of the American College of Chest Physicians and has a keen interest in airway diseases, inhaler drug therapies and critical care research.
Dr Lie Sui An is an Anaesthesiologist and Intensivist practicing at Singapore General Hospital. His sub-specialty interests include the use of Simulation in Medical Education, and Critical Care Medicine.
Dr Lie completed his M.B.B.S at the National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in 2007. He became a member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) in 2013, and obtained the Masters of Medicine (Internal Medicine) conferred by the National University of Singapore. He then pursued anaesthesiology residency training in SingHealth, obtaining his Masters of Medicine (Anaesthesiology) in 2014. Dr Lie was accredited by the Specialists Accreditation Board as an Anaesthesiologist and Intensivist in 2017 and 2018 respectively. During his residency training, he attended the Singapore Chief Residency Program organized by the Healthcare Leadership College (MOH) and served as Chief Resident from 2015 to 2016.
Dr. Tan Jiong Hao Jonathan is a Consultant in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at NUH, Division of Spine Surgery and at the Joint Replacement and Reconstruction Centre at Alexandra Hospital.
He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree (MBBS) and went on to start his Orthopedic training as a resident in the National University Health System residency program in 2011. He completed his postgraduate training and was appointed a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2019.
Dr Tan’s primary interest is in spinal surgery with a sub-specialty interest in metastatic spinal tumour surgery. His other passions are in the fields of clinical research and education. Dr Jonathan Tan has published in peer-reviewed journals on both spinal surgery and general orthopedics and has been awarded competitive grants to pursue clinical research. He is actively involved in the education of both undergraduate and post-graduate students.
Dr Hal Rice (MBBS, FRANZCR) obtained his medical degree at the University of Queensland in 1992 followed by his internship and residency at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Hal completed his specialist training in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital before undertaking an advanced specialist fellowship in Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology at the world-famous Mr Sinai Medical Centre in New York City in 2001 and 2002.
Hal is actively involved with the College of Radiologists currently as a member of the Diagnostic Economic Committee (DEC), Continuing Professional Development Committee (CPD), Quality Use of Diagnostic Imaging Committee (QUDI), and the Queensland Radiologist Branch Committee. He has previously served as the RANZCR Federal Treasurer and a member of the RANZCR Executive Committee and the Federal College Council. Hal is committed to providing the highest quality specialist diagnostic and interventional medical imaging service to all patients and referrers of Qscan Radiology Clinics.
Dr. Sung is Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology and the Director of Neurocritical Care at LAC+USC. He is a recognized leader in both fields of stroke and neurocritical care. He was a founding member of both the international Neurocritical Care Society (and its current vice-President) and the Western States Stroke Consortium (and its current President). He is also a founder of the journal Neurocritical Care and its current associate editor. Furthermore, he has had leadership roles in many national organizations, including the American Academy of Neurology, American Stroke Association and the National Stroke Association and has published and reviewed articles for many journals and has been an invited lecturer in conference throughout the world.
Dr. Sung’s research interests include stroke outcomes, critical care management of stroke, intracranial pressure, cerebral reperfusion, and hypothermia. He is the principal investigator for several investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored translation research projects and he recently received funding to examine outcomes in telemedicine delivery of stroke care.
David Pilcher is an Intensive Care Specialist at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. He trained in respiratory and general medicine in the UK before moving to Australia in 2002 to undertake training in Intensive Care Medicine. His interests include organ donation, lung transplantation, ECMO, severity adjustment of ICU outcomes, ICU performance monitoring and the epidemiology of Intensive Care medicine. He is the Chairman of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) Centre for Outcome and Resource Evaluation (CORE) which runs the bi-National critical care registries. He is a medical advisor to DonateLife in Victoria. He is also an Adjunct Clinical Professor with the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University.
David completed his ICU training through Monash and the Alfred Hospitals in Melbourne, and currently works as an Intensivist at Dandenong Hospital of Monash Health, and St John of God in Berwick. With an interest in peri-operative care, data driven quality improvement, innovative education and translating research into practice, he has travelled internationally to learn strategies that enhance long term, functional outcomes for the critically ill. He was part of the trailblazing multi-disciplinary leadership group from Monash Health that led VicPAD, a collaborative effort between 14 ICUs across Victoria to improve Pain, Agitation and Delirium management. He currently serves as the Honorary Secretary, International Liaison, and Executive Board member for the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS), and recently joined the Editorial board of Critical Care Medicine (CCM). He is the convenor for SG-ANZICS 2019 in Singapore, and the deputy convenor for the World Critical Care Congress 2019, responsible for sponsorship and exhibition and twitter handle.
Dr. Seymour is Assistant Professor of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine. He is core faculty member in the Clinical Research, Investigation, and Systems Modeling of Acute Illness (CRISMA) Center in the Department of Critical Care. Dr. Seymour received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania before completing his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He then completed a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Washington, where he obtained master’s degree in clinical epidemiology at the University of Washington, School of Public Health. Dr. Seymour’s research program focuses on the development of early diagnostic and prognostic models to facilitate treatments for those with acute illness, particularly during prehospital and emergency care. His current NIH/NIGMS funded research (K23, R35), seeks to identify sepsis endotypes to target treatment in the emergency department.
Dr Angelly Martinez is an intensivist at Gold Coast University Hospital. She is an organ donation specialist and supervisor of training for CICM and ACEM. She is currently finishing a master in clinical ultrasound at the University of Melbourne.
Her career passions are quality assurance, patient safety, risk management and translation of research into practice.
Angelly moved to Australia in 2006 looking for better life-work balance and professional opportunities. Her personal interest are advocating for IMG, issues around English as a second language and inclusion and diversity in the work environment.
Dr. Alvin Ng Choon Yong is a Consultant Respiratory Physician and Intensivist with The Respiratory Practice. He was the President of the Society of Intensive Care Medicine as well as the Vice President of the Singapore Thoracic Society. He was also an executive committee member of the Chapter of Intensivist and currently, an executive committee member of the Chapter of Respiratory Physicians, Academy of Medicine Singapore. In addition, he had served in various hospitals’ Medical Advisory Board. Dr. Ng currently volunteers as the Chief Medical Officer of the St John’s Brigade Singapore and is a member of the Singapore St John Council.
Prior to private practice, he worked as a Consultant at Changi General Hospital’s Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, and held the position of Deputy Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Ng was also a Lieutenant Colonel in the Singapore Armed Forces and his last appointment was Commanding Officer of the Medical Classification Centre (MCC) and he was in charge of PES (Physical Employment Status) assignments for all SAF and Mindef personnel. He holds the title and certification as the Singapore Armed Forces Consultant for Respiratory and Intensive Care Medicine.
Alice trained at Royal Prince Alfred in Intensive Care and converted to Neurology to pursue a career in stroke medicine and endovascular clot retrieval at Royal North Shore Hospital. Currently an Neurointerventional Fellow at Boston University in Boston Massachusetts. She is passionate about teaching, vascular neurology and interventional neuroradiology.
Dr Adrian Kee completed his basic and advanced training in Singapore and is currently accredited by the Ministry of Health Specialist Accreditation Board in both Respiratory Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine.
Dr Kee has been awarded the Academic Medicine Development Award (AMDA) and has completed further training in Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) in a renowned centre in Japan. He has keen interests in Bronchoscopy, Endobronchial Ultrasound and Critical Care Medicine.
In addition, he is also actively involved in improving the quality of education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Only (minor) claim to fame: persuading a group of friends (ex-friends?) to write the BASIC Collaboration courses, which have been taught to over 85,000 healthcare workers in over 75 countries. Main current interest is preparing for a full time career as a chocolate maker and chocolatier after I retire from medicine at the end of July.
Dr. Charles Douglas is an Australian breast cancer and melanoma surgeon who has worked in neonatal and adult intensive care as a doctor in training. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Clinical Ethics and Health Law at the University of Newcastle NSW. He has a PhD on end of life decision-making. He is currently in his final semester of a law degree.
Professor Alain Combes, MD, PhD is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at Sorbonne Université, Paris, and head of the ICU department at La Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Assistance Publique Hopitaux de Paris, France.
Dr Sara Allen is a cardiothoracic intensivist and anaesthetist, who works at Auckland City Hospital in the Cardiothoracic and Vascular Intensive Care Unit and the Greenlane Department of Cardiothoracic and ORL Anaesthesia. Dr Allen has interests in echocardiography and mechanical support, and welfare, training and education within intensive care and anaesthesia.
Dr Barney Scholefield is an NIHR Clinician Scientist at the University of Birmingham, UK and Consultant in paediatric intensive care at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
He is the current Chair of the UK wide Paediatric Critical Care Society Study Group (PCCS-SG) and Chair of the neuro-critical care section of the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal intensive care. He leads a neuro-critical care research programme (NEUROPACK) focused on the neuro-monitoring, neuro-protection and neuro-prognostication after cardiac arrest and acquired brain injury with a focus on reducing and communicating uncertainty in neuro-critical care. He is also the chief investigator for a NIHR Health Technology Assessment funded Paediatric Early Rehabilitation and Mobilisation during InTensive care (PERMIT) feasibility study and over the past 12 months he has coordinated the UK research programme for the Paediatric critical care community for COVID19 in children and the hyper-inflammatory condition named in the UK PIMS-TS (Paediatric Inflammatory Multi-system Syndrome Temporally Associated with Sars Co-V2 virus).
Dr Christian Karcher MD FCICM is a senior Intensivist at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Clinical Subdean for Simulation at the University of Melbourne, RMH Clinical School. He holds a Masters degree in Clinical Education from Melbourne University and is in charge of simulation based learning and education courses at The Royal Melbourne Hospital Intensive Care Unit. Christian is the medical lead on the Cardiothoracic Advanced Life Support for Australia and New Zealand (CALS-ANZ) steering committee and has led the recent development of the Australasian guideline for resuscitation after cardiac surgery. Christian is on the faculty of numerous human factors and simulation education courses, both nationally and internationally.
Dr Mae Johnson is a joint Paediatric Anaesthetic and Paediatric Intensive Care Consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital. In PICU, she has been actively involved in the care of children with COVID-19 throughout the pandemic. She has contributed to a wide number of publications and spoken at international webinars on PIMSTS. She has collaborated on educational, simulation and Trust guidance for COVID-19. She is a member of the EPALS subcommittee at the Resus Council, UK contributing to research in resuscitation and an author of the new guidelines.
Dr Julian Kenrick Loh is a Consultant Cardiologist and Director Coronary Care Unit at the National Heart Centre Singapore as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Duke-NUS Medical School. His subspecialty interests are in Echocardiography, Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Heart Transplant.
Karim Brohi is a Consultant Trauma Surgeon at the Royal London Hospital Major Trauma Centre and Director of the Centre for Trauma Sciences at Queen Mary University of London. He is the Director of the London Major Trauma System for NHS England and a Non-Executive Director of London Ambulance Service.
Dr. Kenneth Chan is currently a Senior Consultant Respiratory Physician in private practice at Gleneagles Hospital and Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital. Dr. Chan obtained his MBBS from the National University of Singapore in 1995, and further obtained the Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) and MRCP (UK) in 1999. He has completed Advanced Specialty Training in Respiratory Medicine at the Singapore General Hospital in 2002 and a clinical fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada in 2005.
During his many years with Singapore General Hospital, he had accrued extensive experience in respiratory and critical care medicine, inclusive of highly specialized fields such as transplantation, interventional pulmonology and acute respiratory distress syndrome. He is well-versed with many cutting-edge technologies, including advanced mechanical ventilatory techniques such as high-frequency oscillatory ventilation, extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation and advanced bronchoscopic techniques such as endobronchial ultrasound. He had also undergone a fellowship at the world-renowned Thoraxklinik at Heidelberg, Germany under Prof. Felix Herth, where further he further honed his skills and knowledge in bronchoscopic procedures such as bronchial thermoplasty for asthma and bronchoscopic lung volume reduction.
In addition to general respiratory medicine, Dr. Chan’s subspecialty interests are intensive care and bronchoscopy. He also has a special interest in helping patients to stop smoking. In 2012, he was the Scientific Chair for the World Congress on Tobacco and Health.
Dr. Chan is an Asst Professor of Medicine at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School. He is also a Clinical Lecturer with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
He is a past President of both the Singapore Thoracic Society and the Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Singapore. He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, the American College of Chest Physicians and the Royal College of Physicians (UK). In addition, he holds the European Diploma in Intensive Care.
Dr Pascale du Pré is a Paediatric Intensive Care Consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital, since 2018. In the department, she has been actively involved in research and presentations through Webinars, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. She has also had a number of publications and has contributed to the formation of guidelines in the management of the COVID-19 disease. In her role as the Medical Lead for Child Death Reviews, she critically reviews all deaths within the Trust and is responsible for preparing and submitting quarterly Learning from Death reports and presenting these at Governance Meetings.
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 completed a PhD at The University of Queensland, exploring antibiotic pharmacokinetics in the critically ill. His major academic interests include optimised drug prescribing in ICU, haemodynamic management of 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 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.
Zudin graduated from Nottingham University in 1997. He completed his training in Respiratory, General and Intensive Care Medicine between Bristol, Sydney and London. He previously was a Respiratory and Intensive Care Consultant at National University Hospital Singapore. His research interests are in muscle wasting, critical care nutrition and acquired functional disability.
Dr Koh Pei Lin is a senior consultant in Division of Paediatric Critical care, as well as Division of Paediatric Haematology-oncology in Khoo Teck Puat – National University Children’s Medical Institute, National University Hospital, Singapore. She has dual paediatric sub-speciality accreditation in Paediatric critical care and Paediatric haematology-oncology.
Dr Debbie Long is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology. Debbie’s prior roles have been clinically based as the Nursing Lead for research in the PICU at both the Royal Children’s Hospital and the Queensland Children’s Hospital since 2004. She has held senior nursing and research roles within the PICU since 1998. Debbie has a special interest in the medical and nursing treatments that contribute to improved outcomes in paediatric critical illness (Liberation) and improving outcomes in PICU survivors. She has also published widely , in the areas of sedation, delirium and post-traumatic stress in the PICU. In recent years, Debbie’s work has increasingly focused on raising awareness of post-intensive care syndrome – paediatrics (PICS-p) and patient-centered health care models for children following critical illness. Her vision is to help all children who have survived a critical illness to recover; by supporting health systems to detect vulnerabilities early and enable targeted interventions to optimise outcomes.
Dr. Laurent Brochard is the Interdepartmental Division Head of Critical Care Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. He is Full Professor of Medicine and holds the Keenan Chair in Critical Care and Acute Respiratory Failure. He is a Clinician Scientist in the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Department of Critical Care at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. He obtained his MD degree from University Paris V in 1986 followed by residency training in Hopitaux de Paris. He did his research fellowship at the National Institute for Scientific and Medical Research (INSERM). He was appointed Vice Dean of the Medical School of Creteil, Paris 12 University from 1995 to 2003 and was the head of the Medical Council, Henri Mondor Hospital Medical ICU in Creteil, France from 2003 – 2010. He became Head of the Intensive Care Unit of Geneva University Hospital, in Switzerland for three years (2010-2013) before coming to Toronto. He has been Editor-in-Chief of the journal Intensive Care Medicine in 2001 – 2007 and is currently Deputy Editor of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. He has a strong involvement in research, and especially clinical research about mechanical ventilation. He has been at the head of a clinical research network on mechanical ventilation in Europe (REVA) and leads an international collaborative group on applied respiratory physiology (PLUG) and leads the Centre of Excellence in Mechanical Ventilation in Toronto. He mentored and directed 20 PhD students, many of whom are leaders in Critical Care. He published over > 600 peer-reviewed publications, including 140 articles over the past 5 years (H-index 103 in Scopus).
Oystein Tronstad is a physiotherapy clinical lead at The Prince Charles Hospital with a special interest in patient-centred care, investigating how the multi-disciplinary team can maximise short and long-term recovery of ICU survivors. Stein is currently leading the ICU of the Future project, investigating how the ICU environment and design is affecting patient outcomes, aiming to redesign the ICU bedspace around the needs of the patients.
Marianne Chapman is a Senior Medical Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and a Clinical Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Adelaide. She leads an active and productive research group undertaking clinical research to improve outcomes following critical illness. Her own research interests have concentrated on the area of nutrition and gut function in critical illness with the overall aim of improving survival and functional recovery.
Rob Fowler is critical care physician and H. Barrie Fairley Professor of Critical Care at the University Health Network & Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, chief of the Tory Trauma program at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and the Chair of the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group.
Rob’s clinical and academic focus includes access and outcomes of care for critically ill patients and infection-related critical illness. He has assisted or worked with national and international health care organizations during SARS, pandemic and avian influenza, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, Ebola and COVID-19.
Malgorzata Mikulska is an Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of Genova (Department of Health Sciences, DISSAL) since 2015, and full time Infectious Diseases Consultant at the Division of Infectious Diseases since 2012, IRCCSS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino in Genova, Italy.
She obtained her medical degree at Warsaw Medical University, Poland, subsequently recognized in 2005 by the University of Genova. She completed her specialty training in Infectious Diseases at the University of Genova in 2008 and obtained PhD degree at Università Cattolica di Roma in 2011, Italy.
She is an author or co-author of over 100 documents, mostly indexed international medical journals, with H-index of 29. She is also a co-author of 7 book chapters, including the one of Prophylaxis and Empirical Therapy of Infections in Cancer Patients in “Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett’s Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases”, 9th Edition. By John E. Bennett, Raphael Dolin, Martin J. Blaser. Elsevier 2020.
She is a reviewer for several international journals and an active member of the following scientific societies:
Secretary of Infectious Diseases Working Party (IDWP) of EBMT (The European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation) for years 2016-2020
European Conference on Infections in Leukemia (ECIL) group since 2009
European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)
Infectious Diseases Member of Professional Affaires Committee (PAS) of ESCMID
ESCMID Study Group for Infections in Compromised Hosts (ESGIH) since 2011
ESCMID Fungal Infection Study Group Study Group (EFISG) since 2013
Academy Committee of ECMM (European Confederation of Medical Mycology)
Italian society of Infectious diseases and Tropical Medicine (SIMIT)
Italian Federation of Human and animal Mycopathology (FIMUA) since 2008
Her principal areas of expertise are infections in immunocompromised patients, in particular in patients with haematological disorder and allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients, and diagnosis and treatment of invasive fungal infections.
Kathryn Twomey is a trauma and acute care surgeon at Boston University Medical Center. She completed her undergraduate training at Wake Forest University and received her medical degree from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey at Rutgers University. She went on to complete a general surgery residency at Boston University Medical Center and a surgical critical care fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is currently an assistant professor of surgery at Boston University.
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 past Chancellor, Board of Regents of the American College of Critical Care Medicine. He is the co-chair of the Academic Leaders in Critical Care Medicine Task Force of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). He was the recipient of the 2013 and 2021 Distinguished Service Award and 2016 Safar Global Partner Award from SCCM.
Dr. Pastores’ research interests include clinical studies of sepsis, pneumonia and acute respiratory failure in immunocompromised patients, use and costs of critical care medicine in the US, role of corticosteroids in critical illness, and outcomes of cancer patients requiring admission to the ICU after receiving chemotherapy and novel immunotherapy agents.
He has authored over 200 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He is currently the principal investigator for 2 clinical trials of novel immunotherapeutic agents in cancer patients with COVID-19 pneumonia funded by the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy and the Global Coalition for Adaptive Research, and a Phase 4 clinical trial of biomarker-guided delivery of kidney sparing care measures in sepsis patients at risk of developing acute kidney injury.
Present academic position.
Chief of PICU
Professor of Pediatrics, (since May 2013)
Pediatric Pulmonary & Critical Care attending
Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University
Area of research Interest
Basic science and clinical trial related to viral respiratory tract infection; especially RSV/Influenza virus
High frequency oscillator ventilation/ECMO
Sepsis/Septic shock (diagnosis & management)
Infection control in PICU/VAP
Pediatric Critical Care nutrition
Current publication 50+ in pubmed
Mjaye Mazwi completed Cardiology and Critical Care fellowships at Children’s Hospital in Boston, Harvard Medical School. His clinical appointments are as a Staff Physician in Cardiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children. His research roles include the William G. Williams Directorship in Cardiac Analytics and co-leading the AIM (Artificial Intelligence in Medicine) Initiative. He also directs the Clinical Translational Engineering Program in Critical Care that aims to create translational technical infrastructures that drive gains in clinician inference and patient outcomes. Dr Mazwi is a founding member of the LaussenLabs (www.laussenlab.ca) research group, an Investigator in Translational Medicine at The SickKids Research Institute, research lead at the University of Toronto’s Temerty Center for Artificial Intelligence Research and Education in Medicine (T-CAIREM) and an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto.
Dr Lionel Lum joined the Division of Infectious Diseases (National University Hospital of Singapore) in 2012. He served as the chief registrar from 2013-2014, following which he exited from the advanced specialty training in May 2015. He was awarded the Academic Medicine Development award 2016/2017 for a fellowship in infectious diseases in transplant patients. His interest lies in infectious diseases in immunocompromised hosts. He is currently the Clinical director of infectious diseases and the program head of immunocompromised host program in NUH. A clinician educator, Dr Lum mentors undergraduate students as well as postgraduate residents, and has been awarded several teaching awards.
Dr Jane Lewis trained in respiratory medicine and intensive care medicine in the USA before moving to Australia in 2013. She is an Intensive Care Specialist at Austin Health in Melbourne. Her research interests include respiratory critical care, mechanical ventilation, end of life care and organ donation. In all her free time, she enjoys anything a 8 year old boy loves as well as running, reading, gardening and in theory, traveling.
Professor Daryl Jones graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1996 and is an Intensive Care Specialist at Austin Health.
Daryl is also an Associate Professor at Monash University, and adjunct Professor at the University of Melbourne and an advisor to the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in healthcare.
He has completed a doctor of medicine in aspects of the Rapid Response Team (RRT) and has also completed a PhD on the RRT that will assess the characteristics and outcomes of patient who are reviewed by the RRT, and details of resource utilization of the MET in ICU-equipped hospitals throughout Australia.
Daryl is the medical director of critical care outreach at the Austin Hospital and is the President of the international society for Rapid Response Systems, and has convened six ANZICS conferences on deteriorating patients.
Carolyn S. Calfee, MD MAS is Professor of Medicine and Anesthesia at the University of California, San Francisco, where she attends in the intensive care units. Her primary academic focus is the pathogenesis and treatment of the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Current research projects include: (1) molecular subphenotypes of ARDS and precision medicine in critical care; (2) the role of environmental exposures including smoking, air pollution, and novel tobacco products in susceptibility to lung injury; and (3) novel treatments for ARDS. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has been the UCSF clinical lead and steering committee member for the NIAID-funded Immunophenotyping Assessment in a COVID-19 Cohort (IMPACC) study and she is one of the lead PI’s for the ISPY COVID clinical trial, a Phase 2 adaptive platform clinical trial of novel treatments for COVID-19 associated ARDS.
Brenda started working at National University Hospital in Singapore as a physiotherapist since 2015. In 2016, she graduated from Queen Margaret University with Bachelor of Science with Honours in Physiotherapy. While working in National University Hospital, Brenda’s clinical experience includes Oncology rehabilitation, Orthopaedic and Sports rehabilitation, and several others. Since 2019, she has started specialising in paediatrics rehabilitation in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Dr. Shorr is currently Head, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Medstar Washington Hospital Center and a Professor of Medicine at Georgetown Univ. He serves as the medical director for the Medical ICU and for Respiratory Therapy. He earned his undergraduate degree in Public Policy at Princeton Univ. He obtained his medical degree at the Univ. of Virginia. He also holds an MPH from Johns Hopkins Univ and an MBA from the Univ of Virginia. He completed his training in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and critical care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr Shorr is a fellow of both the American College of Physicians and the American College of Chest Physician. His research focuses on issues related to severe pneumonia, health economics, and epidemiology. In addition to being a Fullbright Specialist, he has won multiple awards for his bedside teaching and his research.
Professor Luregn Schlapbach is Head of the 41-bed multidisciplinary Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the University Children`s Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. He has published over 130 papers in the field, and has received over $10M grants for his research.
After having worked during a decade as pediatric intensivist in Australia including being a Staff Specialist in the ICU at Queensland Children`s Hospital in Brisbane, Australia, he maintains an active research program on Sepsis, Infection, and Inflammation in Critically Ill Children at the Child Health Research Centre, University of Queensland. He is Past Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Paediatric Study Group.
Prof. Schlapbach`s research has focused on sepsis and life-threatening infections in critically ill neonates and children, including aspects such as epidemiology, sepsis markers, outcomes and genomics in this highly vulnerable patient group. He is interested in improving our understanding of why some children become critically unwell because of infections, and in developing better approaches to allow early recognition and targeted treatment of sepsis and severe infections in children. He has been leading observational, genomic, and interventional studies in the field, is involved in international consortia on life-threatening childhood infections, and serves in the steering board of several large pediatric trials.
Prof. Schlapbach is an internationally recognized expert in sepsis and other life-threatening infectious and inflammatory conditions, as evidenced by his work as group head on the Pediatric Surviving Sepsis Campaign, and Co-Chairmanship of the international Paediatric Sepsis Definition Taskforce. In recognition for his contribution to quality improvement initiatives for critically ill children, Prof. Schlapbach recently has been elected for the Global Sepsis Alliance Executive.
Dr Melanie Jansen is a paediatric intensive care specialist with a special interest and expertise in Clinical Ethics. She has a Master of Arts in Philosophy and co-led the working group to establish the Centre for Children’s Health Ethics & Law at Children’s Health Queensland, for which she was the inaugural Clinical Ethics Fellow. Melanie completed a Churchill Fellowship in Clinical Ethics, visiting centres in Europe, the UK, USA, and Canada. Melanie is a staff specialist in PICU at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead (CHW). She is medical lead for the PICU sedation, analgesia, withdrawal, and delirium at CHW. She is also clinical lead for trauma and principal investigator on the Fibrinogen Early In Severe Trauma studY (FEISTY) Junior.
Margaret S. Herridge MSc MD FRCPC MPH is Professor of Medicine, Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine at the University Health Network; Senior Scientist in the Toronto General Research Institute; Director of Research for the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto. She completed her research training at the Channing laboratory/ Harvard School of Public Health. Since 1997, her group has completed 3 cohort studies: 5-year outcomes in survivors of ARDS ;1-year outcomes in survivors of SARS ; 2-year outcomes in patients after 7 days of mechanical ventilation and their family caregivers (RECOVER Program (Phase I)) .Currently, Dr. Herridge is co-leading the CIHR-funded CANCOV Program (Canadian Prospective Multi-Centre 1-year Cohort Study of COVID-19 patients and caregivers). She is Director of the RECOVER Clinical and Research Program for patient-and family-centred follow-up care after critical illness and clinical director of the Long-Term Ventilation program- Grace RECOVER Program for Chronic Critical Illness. Dr. Herridge has led 2 editorials and 3 manuscripts in the New England Journal of Medicine on 1 and 5-year outcomes after ARDS and family caregiver outcomes after prolonged mechanical ventilation and is a frequent international speaker on outcomes after critical illness.
John Devlin, PharmD, MCCM, FCCP is a professor of pharmacy at Northeastern University, and a critical care pharmacist and associate scientist in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA. His research focuses on the detection, prevention and treatment of delirium and disrupted sleep in the ICU. He is a member of the editorial boards of Critical Care Medicine and Pharmacotherapy, a past president of the American Delirium Society, and chaired SCCM’s 2018 pain, agitation, delirium, immobility and disrupted sleep international clinical practice guidelines.
Dr. Stephens is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Oncology in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, and the Director of Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Critical Care at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Stephens founded the Oncology ICU at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2014, and has built a comprehensive Oncology Critical Care program, one of very few in the United States. He serves as an attending physician in the Oncology ICU and the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
His clinical and research interests focus on severe acute respiratory failure, including respiratory failure after hematopoietic stem cell transplant and the use of extracorporeal support for severe respiratory failure, with additional expertise in neutropenic sepsis and refractory shock.”
Dr. Stephens is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Oncology in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, and the Director of Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Critical Care at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Stephens founded the Oncology ICU at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2014, and has built a comprehensive Oncology Critical Care program, one of very few in the United States. He serves as an attending physician in the Oncology ICU and the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
His clinical and research interests focus on severe acute respiratory failure, including respiratory failure after hematopoietic stem cell transplant and the use of extracorporeal support for severe respiratory failure, with additional expertise in neutropenic sepsis and refractory shock.”
Consultant in Intensive Care at Kings College Hospital London. Clinical and research focus on Liver Failure – both acute and acute on chronic – examining support options, risk stratification, immune dysfunction, neurological management and coagulation dysfunction.
Bio: Dr Emily See is a Critical Care Nephrologist at Austin Health and the Royal Melbourne Hospital and a Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Critical Care, University of Melbourne. She holds a Master of Medical Statistics degree from the University of Oxford and is completing a PhD examining the long-term sequelae of acute kidney injury at the University of Melbourne. Her clinical and research interests centre around acute kidney injury, continuous renal replacement therapy, and care of the critically ill transplant or dialysis patient.
Anthony is a senior staff intensivist working at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. He is an Associate Professor with the University of Queensland Medical School. Anthony is currently the ANZICS President. He is an examiner for the fellowship of the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand. Anthony has authored eight book chapters and 49 peer reviewed publications. He is a supervisor of intensive care training at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and is an instructor for BASIC and an EMST (ATLS) course director. He has, in conjunction with colleagues, developed both the Current Concepts in Critical Care and Trauma Traps courses. Anthony serves as a representative for the National Blood Authority Critical Care Group in developing the Australian Patient Blood Management Guidelines and serves on the Australian National Steering Committee for the COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce.
Anthony is a serving Captain in the Royal Australian Navy in the role of Director Navy Health-R. He has extensive operational experience having deployed on multiple occasions, including to Afghanistan twice, the Persian Gulf, Iraq for four tours, border protection duties, to the 2020 bushfires aboard HMAS ADELAIDE and most recently is serving as the Senior Medical Officer for Operation COVID-19 Assist on the Joint Task Group 629.3.
Celia Bradford is an intensivist at Royal North Shore and Sydney Adventist Hospitals. She has an interest in Neurointensive Care and Renal Medicine. Her research has been in these areas. She is an editor for ‘The Bottom Line’, an online blog that reviews and critiques critical care literature and is interested in converting research findings into clinical practice. She is an advocate for women in Intensive Care and provides mentorship for aspiring Intensivists.
Claire is an ICU Staff Specialist at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney and a VMO Intensivist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. She is a born and bred “Mexican”, having grown up in Mildura before completing a Physiotherapy degree in Melbourne. Her medical degree was completed at the ANU, Canberra. The highlight of her medical training was the time she spent working in retrieval medicine and her medical education/simulation fellowship. She has special interests in bariatric medicine, neurocritical care, innovative medical education and medical officer wellbeing. In between clinical work, Claire is a loyal (and passionate!) Geelong AFL supporter, tennis fan, and a frazzled mum of a 3 year old boy and 18 month old girl.
Prof John Fraser (MB ChB, PhD, FRCP (Glas), FFARCSI, FRCA, FCICM) is the Director of the Critical Care Research Group at The Prince Charles Hospital and University of Queensland and Director of the Intensive Care Unit at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital.
Following his PhD in ‘fetal wound healing’, Dr Fraser started the Critical Care Research Group at Australia’s largest cardiac centre’, The Prince Charles Hospital.
The Group has now developed to almost 90 staff and 8 labs. Being awarded the first international Centre for Research Excellence in mechanical support, the CCRG has become popular with over 25 nationalities represented.
Dr Fraser is also President of APELSO and Chair of the Queensland Cardiovascular Research Network, and a founding member of ECMOnet, and on the global board of ELSO. He has published over 450 manuscripts, and the PI behind the COVID Consortium, collating data from over 54 countries into an IBM-created dashboard distributed freely across the globe to ICU clinicians to assist them in decision making through the provision of aggregate data.
Pei-Fen is a pediatric critical care nurse with over 14 years of experience. She is currently pursuing her PhD and her research interests are the holistic needs of children and their families long-term after critical illness.
Andrea Marshall is Professor of Acute and Complex Care Nursing at the Gold Coast University Hospital and Griffith University. She is a Life Member of the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses and leading critical care nursing researcher. Her programme of research focuses on improving outcomes for acute and critically ill patients with a focus on nutrition interventions. Andrea uses knowledge translation strategies in practice and research to improve patient outcomes for acutely ill hospitalised patients. She is currently leading randomised controlled trial evaluating the short-term outcomes of a family-centred nutrition and mobilisation intervention to functional recovery in patients recovering from critical illness. She has published over 130 research manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and is currently Editor-in-Chief of Australian Critical Care.
Augustine Tee is currently the Deputy Chairman Medical Board (Medical Disciplines) and Chief of Medicine at Changi General Hospital (CGH) where he practices as a Senior Consultant Respiratory Physician and Intensivist. Previously the pro-tem chair of the Chapter of Intensivists at the Academy of Medicine, he is also the founding clinical director of the CGH Medical Emergency Team, since 2009. Dr Tee has featured in previous SG-ANZICS conferences, from conducting the 2017 Rapid Response Systems workshop, speaking at the pro-con debate in 2018, to chairing the organising committee for the 15th International Conference on Rapid Response Systems and Medical Emergency Teams in 2019.
Currently, an Adjunct Associate Professor with SingHealth Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, he is a passionate educator and researcher, having received awards in both these fields for his commitment and achievement. His more recent collaborations involve evaluating clinicians’ attitudes towards deteriorating patients and clinical testing of unique wearable vital signs monitors.
Dr. Tan Yi Hern completed his medical education in Singapore and graduated from National University of Singapore in 2011. He completed Singhealth Respiratory Medicine Senior Residency in 2019 and Advanced Specialist Training in Intensive Care Medicine in 2020. He is currently an Associate Consultant practicing with Singapore General Hospital, Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and has special interests in Interstitial Lung Disease and Pulmonary Infections.
Dr Teresa Tan is a consultant in Paediatrics and Palliative Care at the Khoo Teck Puat National University Children’s Medical Institute, National University Hospital, in Singapore. After completing her specialist training in Paediatric Medicine, she went on to train in Adult Palliative Care, and gained experience in tertiary palliative care, inpatient hospice, and palliative homecare. She has a deep passion for the multi-dimensional, holistic palliative philosophy of care for children with life limiting illnesses, and is currently building a Paediatric Palliative Care Service at her institution.
John J. Marini, M.D. Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota (USA).
Presently Dr. Marini is a member of numerous editorial boards, an author and editor of 11 medical textbooks, and contributor to more than 350 scientific and educational articles. “Critical Care Medicine—The Essentials”, a text that has been translated into 5 languages, is now in its 5th edition (2019). His investigative work has always concentrated in understanding the cardiopulmonary physiology and management of acute respiratory failure, with an emphasis on patient-ventilator interactions which occur during critical illness. In the majority of that research, he has been positioned at the interface between basic physiology and clinical medicine so as to develop mechanistic insights that advance clinical practice. Refining our understanding of ventilator-induced lung injury is a theme he currently pursues at the bench and clinical levels.
Matthew Cove completed an Internal Medicine Residency in Portland Oregon and a Critical Care Fellowship in Pittsburgh. He moved to Singapore in 2012, where he works as a Critical Care Consultant and holds a joint position at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. His clinical appointment includes providing consultant cover in Medical Intensive Care. His interests include development of novel extracorporeal ventilation support devices, ventilation and sepsis. Since arriving in Singapore, Matthew has receiving continuous funding to develop a research lab focused on extracorporeal respiratory support research and he holds a large collaborative grant with colleagues at institutions in both Singapore and Munich to develop novel infection detection markers.
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. Her clinical interests include post-operative cardiac care, extra-corporeal life support and simulation teaching.
Dr. Ira Cheifetz is an international expert in the fields of mechanical ventilation, pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome (PARDS), respiratory monitoring, extracorporeal life support, and management of congenital and acquired heart disease. He has lectured on these topics and others at national and international scientific conferences for more than 25 years. Dr. Cheifetz is an active clinical and translational researcher and has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and chapters, most of which have been in the fields of pediatric critical care and respiratory care. He serves as a Principle Investigator for the Prone and Oscillation Pediatric Clinical Trial (PROSpect), which is an international, multicenter randomized clinical trial investigating the role of high frequency oscillatory ventilation and prone positioning in Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (PARDS).
Dr. Cheifetz is the Chief of Cardiac Critical Care, Director of the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit, Acting Chief of Cardiology, and Associate Chief Quality Officer for Patient Safety at UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He is also a Professor of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. Dr. Cheifetz completed his residency in Pediatrics and a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Duke University Medical Center and received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine.
Dr. Mehta is a Critical Care Physician at Mount Sinai Hospital. She completed medical school at McGill University in Montreal, Internal Medicine training at the University of Toronto, and Respirology and Critical Care training at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
She is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, and a Clinician Scientist in the Division of Respirology and Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care, at the University of Toronto; and Clinician Scientist in the Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute. She has over 240 peer-review publications.
She is the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Chair for the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group (CCCTG).
Dr. Mehta’s primary research focus is on the administration of sedation and analgesia, delirium, and restraint use in mechanically ventilated, critically ill patients; as well as sleep, psychological and cognitive morbidity following discharge from the ICU. She is also interested in the perspectives of family members of ICU patients.
Most recently she has become very passionate about gender equity in critical care medicine.
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 Difficult Adult Airway Workshop (for which she was course director in 2014 and 2016) and the National Airway Program Singapore, for which she is the course 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 airway research and she feels blessed to have her research accepted for publication in peer-reviewed journals. She is still constantly learning from her colleagues and trying new airway techniques to keep up with the times.
Xavier MONNET is Professor of Intensive Care at the Paris-Saclay University. He works in the Medical Intensive Care Unit of the Bicêtre Hospital (Paris-Sud University Hospitals).
Dr Monnet completed his medical studies at the Paris-6 Medical School and he earned his medical degree in 2000, with specialty in Cardiology and Intensive Care Medicine. In 2004, he obtained his PhD from the Paris-Sud University.
Dr Monnet’s main fields of research investigation are acute circulatory failure and its treatment, haemodynamic monitoring and heart-lung interactions. Since 2001, he has signed more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and is the author of several didactic reviews and book chapters.
Assoc Prof Young is a key member of the highly successful Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group (ANZICS CTG). His expertise is in the design and conduct of large-scale multicentre RCTs in the field of Intensive Care Medicine and in clinical trial science methodology. He is the co-Clinical leader at Wellington Hospital Intensive Care Unit, and the Intensive Care Research Programme Director at the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand.
Dr Marik received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He was an ICU attending at Baragwanath Hospital, in Soweto, South Africa. During this time he obtained a Master of Medicine Degree, Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacology, Diploma in Anesthesia as well as a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Dr Marik did a Critical Care Fellowship in London, Ontario, Canada, during which time he was admitted as a Fellow to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeon of Canada. Dr Marik has worked in various teaching hospitals in the US since 1992. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Neurocritical Care and Nutrition Science. Dr. Marik is currently Professor of Medicine (with tenure) and Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr Marik has written over 500 peer reviewed journal articles, 80 book chapters and authored four critical care books. He has been cited over 44 000 times in peer-reviewed publications and has an H-index of 98. He has delivered over 350 lectures at international conferences and visiting professorships. He has received numerous teaching awards, including the National Teacher of the Year award by the American College of Physicians in 2017. Dr. Marik is the co-founder of the Front Line Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC).
She is one of the few paediatric specialists internationally with fellowships in paediatrics, neurology and paediatric intensive care medicine, having trained in local and overseas centres. She is an academic intensivist, neurologist, clinical researcher, and specialist in EEG monitoring in PICU.
Since arriving in Brisbane in 2012 she has implemented significant improvements in the care of children through audits, guideline developments and research including an EEG pathway and paediatric code stroke process as well as contributing to the development of a national paediatric code stroke protocol.
She is investigating the impact of an interdisciplinary educational program for paediatric neurocritical care and is an inaugural faculty member and author of the national education and training course in neurocritical care (Paediatric Neuro-critical Care: beyond BASIC), the first paediatric course of its kind. Her broad area of research aims to improve management and outcomes of critically ill children admitted to the intensive care unit with neurological diseases.
Mervyn Singer is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at University College London. His research focusses primarily on sepsis, tissue oxygenation, shock, and novel monitoring techniques. Funding comes from the UK National Institute for Health Research, Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council, EU and Innovate UK, as well as industry grants. He was the first intensivist to be awarded Senior Investigator status by the NIHR, is current Secretary and past Chair of the International Sepsis Forum, led the ‘Sepsis-3’ international taskforce that redefined sepsis, and has authored/edited several textbooks including the Oxford Textbook of Critical Care.
Dr Jose I Suarez graduated from Javeriana University School of Medicine in Bogota, Colombia. He subsequently trained in Internal Medicine in Bogota and at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City. Then he completed his Neurology residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH and pursued a fellowship in Neurocritical Care and Stroke at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD (USA). After completion of his training Dr Suarez joined the faculty at the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Case Western Reserve University where he became the Maxine Stone and John A Flower Chair of acute neurology. He then became the Head of Vascular Neurology and Neurocritical and a tenured Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Baylor College of Medicine and the CHI Baylor St Luke’s Medical Center in Houston, TX (USA) from 02/2007 – 07/2017. He is currently the Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Neurology, and Neurosurgery and Director of the Neurocritical Care Division at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Dr Suarez has authored or co-authored over 160 publications in the areas of stroke and critical care neurology and neurosurgery in reputable journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Stroke, Critical Care Medicine, and Neurology. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Stroke and is the editor of several books including the Critical Care Neurology and Neurosurgery textbook. He is also a member of the Board of Directors and President of the Neurocritical Care Society. Dr Suarez areas of research interest include subarachnoid hemorrhage, acute ischemic stroke, cerebral edema, and outcomes in neurocritical care.
He is a Senior Staff Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine at the Gold Coast University Hospital. He trained in Intensive Care Medicine in the UK, South Africa and Australia. He have special interests in cardiothoracic intensive care, extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation and the coagulopathy associated with critical bleeding. He has been heavily involved in research projects related to the coagulopathy of critical bleeding. He is a CI for the FEISTY II multi-centre randomised controlled trail, investigating fibrinogen replacement in severe traumatic haemorrhage. He is also fortunate to be part of the Synergy Blood Group based at the Transfusion Research Unit at Monash.
Dr Irene Telias is a trained Intensivist and Internist from Argentina who continued her clinical training and academic career in Critical Care Medicine at the University Health Network and St. Michael´s Hospital in Toronto. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Dr Laurent Brochard and her research is focused on understanding the determinants, physiological, and clinical consequences of abnormal patient-ventilator interactions during early mechanical ventilation. She is supported by a CIHR Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award and is also working as a clinician in the Medical-Neuro ICU at Toronto Western Hospital in Toronto. Other research interests include understanding and modifying control of breathing in critically ill subjects and the interaction between mechanical ventilation and sleep.
Despite her young age she has been very productive and successful in the past years with more than 25 peer reviewed publications in the field of applied respiratory physiology in patients under mechanical ventilation with significant contributions that will lead to improvement in patient care. She is part of the steering committee of an international clinical trial (CAVIARDS NCT03963622) that aims at evaluating the efficacy of using physiologically based maneuvers to individualize mechanical ventilation during early Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in patients with and without COVID-19.
Herng Lee Tan is a Senior Principal Respiratory Therapist at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital’s Children’s Intensive Care Unit. Herng Lee obtained her Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy from Indiana University in 2002 and her Master of Science in Respiratory Care Leadership from Northeastern University in 2016. Her interest is in pediatric mechanical ventilation.
Claudio Ronco is Full Professor of Nephrology at the University of Padova, Italy. He is also director of the Department of Nephrology and the International Renal Research Institute(IRRIV) of San Bortolo Hospital, Vicenza, Italy.
He graduated in 1976 and specialised in nephrology at the University of Padua in 1979.
He has been Director of the Laboratory of the RRI and Beth Israel MC in New York and professor of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is external professor at the University of Virginia of Charlottesville and the University Fudan and Jaotong of Shanghai. He received the Honorary degree at the University of Patras.He authored 1394 papers, 85 books and 155 book chapters and delivered more than 850 lectures at international meetings. His H-index is 121. He is Editor-in-Chief of Blood Purification, Contributions to Nephrology, Cardiorenal Medicine and Editor emeritus of the International Journal of Artificial Organs. He has received several international awards. He is considered the pioneer in many areas of nephrology including peritoneal dialysis, critical care nephrology, CRRT, cardiorenal syndromes and wearable dialysis technology. He invented the first CRRT machine for neonates CARPEDIEM (Cardio Renal Pediatric Dialysis Emergency Machine)
Dr. Singer has over 35 years of clinical and academic experience. Boarded in gastroenterology and nutrition as well as in intensive care, he is currently director of the General Intensive Care Department, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petach Tikva, Israel (1995-present), Full Professor of Anesthesia and Intensive Care at the Sackler school of medicine, Tel Aviv University, head of the Institute of Nutrition Research (2006-present) at Rabin Medical Center, Chair of the Eduarda and Dr Moshe Ishay Institute for the Study of the Effects of Natural Food on the Quality of Life and Human Health at the Tel Aviv University, and director of the Metabolism Laboratory at the Felsenstein Medical Research Center. Dr. Singer was President (2003), Treasurer (2004-2008) and Chairman of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) (2010-2014). He chairs the ESPEN Special Interest Group in ICU nutrition. He is an honorary member of ESPEN, from the chinese, cech, hungarian and the Philippines society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.
His research is focused on metabolism and nutrition mainly in the critically ill, but also in artificial intelligence. He is the editor in chief of Clinical Nutrition Experimental, an associate editor, section editor or co-editor of Intensive Care Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Nutrition, Nutrition in Clinical Practice or JPEN. He is co-principal author of the teaching modules on Nutrition in the ICU from ESPEN (LLL) as well as of the ESPEN: Nutrition in the ICU 2019 guidelines. He is cooperating with many international centers in terms of research such as Geneva, Lausanne, Brussels, Parma, Hamilton (CN), Warshaw, Vienna, Madrid, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia in terms of research.
Dr. Singer has presented over 400 lectures internationally, and had more than 300 invited papers at scientific meetings. He has published more than 200 original articles, 70 review articles, 43 book chapters, and more than 400 abstracts. He has been cited more than 21,000 times (more than 3700 times in 2020) and his index-h is 57.
Prof Weinhouse is a senior clinical staff physician of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He have had a longstanding interest in the relationship between sleep and recovery from critical illness. This interest has led Prof Weinhouse to further explore the relationship between ICU delirium and the sleep deprivation often experienced by our critically ill patients. He have also become interested in improving diagnostic tools for ICU physicians to be able to distinguish among these different states of consciousness.
Cardiologist & Intensivist at Royal Brompton Hospital where she is lead for the Cardiogenic Shock Programme and Periprocedural Echocardiography, and she is Professor of Practice (cardiology and intensive care) at the National Heart & Lung Institute of Imperial College, London.
Professor Price is an expert in mechanical circulatory support, echocardiography in critical care and managing the critically ill patient with adult congenital heart disease. She is a Board Member and Councillor of the European Society of Cardiology where she is also Chair of the Education Committee.
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 Education Co-Chair and Steering Committee of the Extra-corporeal Life Support Organization Asia-Pacific Chapter (APELSO)
Expert in ECMO and ECMO education in SE Asia
We collaborate with the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) which was founded in 1989, It is by far the largest international organization in ECMO. I was elected as the Education Co-Chair of the Extra-corporeal Life Support Organization Asia-Pacific Chapter (APELSO) Steering Committee since 2016 to lead the regional (SE Asia) education activities. So far, QMH team have been invited to perform ECMO simulation training in many SE Asia countries including China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand
In 2017, the Department of Adult ICU of Queen Mary Hospital was awarded the Center of Excellence (Gold level award) by the ELSO. This award is by far the highest level of award presented to hospitals in Asia.
Recently, the Queen Mary training team had contributed to China for their development of ECMO education through the collaboration with the Chinese Society of Extracorporeal Life Support (CSECLS) and the Chinese Society of Extracorporeal Circulation (ChSECC). These two societies are the two main societies provide ECMO training that cover the wholeChina.
John Laffey is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia at the School of Medicine of the National University of Ireland, Galway and a Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia at Galway University Hospitals. He is the Director of Clinical Research at NUI Galway and the Saolta University Hospital Group, and vice-dean for Research at the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at NUI Galway. He is professor of Anesthesia, Critical Care Medicine and Physiology at the University of Toronto. Previously, he was founding co-director of the Critical Illness and Injury Research Centre at the Keenan Centre for Biomedical Research of St Michael’s hospital. His basic and translational research is focused on acute respiratory distress syndrome and sepsis. A major translational research focus is on therapeutic potential of cell therapies for the critically ill, specifically for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and for Sepsis. He also has a longstanding interest in the effects and mechanisms of action of carbon dioxide in the critically ill.
Dr Koh Jianyi, Calvin obtained his medical degree (MBBS) from the National University of Singapore. He subsequently underwent further medical training at the National University Hospital, Singapore, where he served as chief resident in the department of medicine and completed his membership of the Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom (MRCP). He then joined the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, completing his Advanced Specialist Training (AST) in gastroenterology. Dr Koh subsequently obtained his specialist accreditation from the Specialist Accreditation Board (SAB) of Singapore and is a fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore. Following completion of specialist training, he was awarded an Academic Medicine Development Award and undertook an advanced endoscopy fellowship under the auspices of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy with the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the University of Florida, USA to further his interest in interventional endoscopy.
Dr Koh is currently a Consultant at the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, as well as an Assistant Professor at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He currently serves as the director of the Endoscopy Centre, at National University Hospital, Singapore, as well as a core faculty member for the gastroenterology training program. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London), as well as the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
His clinical and research interests are interventional endoscopy, pancreatobiliary disease, gastric cancer, colon cancer.
Jean-Louis Teboul is Professor of Therapeutics and Critical Care Medicine, at the University Paris-Saclay in France.
He is Head of the Medical ICU of the Bicêtre University Hospital (AP-HP. University Paris-Saclay), France.
– His research interests are in the field of hemodynamics of critically ill patients. He proposed several tests to assess fluid responsiveness such as Pulse Pressure Variation and Passive Leg Raising.
– His list of publications includes 296 articles (referenced in Pubmed) and 140 book chapters/didactic articles. His H index is 83 for Publish or Perish and 69 for Web of Science.
– He gave 1030 invited lectures including 845 in international conferences.
– He received the Honorary Fellow Honor Award of the American College of Chest Physicians in 2007.
– He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Intensive Care.
– He is currently the Treasurer of the ESICM.
Dr Sumeet Rai is a senior intensive care specialist at Canberra Hospital ICU. He has been actively involved with the College of Intensive Care Medicine as a Supervisor of Training since 2013 and more recently as a fellowship examiner. His clinical interests have focussed on critical care nephrology and extracorporeal life support and was the co-clinical lead responsible for implementing ECMO services at Canberra Hospital. His research interests include outcomes for elderly patients and long term outcomes of critically ill patients. In addition, he is actively involved in numerous local and multi centre research trials.
After finishing Nephrology training from Thailand in 2007, He became the part of CRISMA research fellow for 2 years and clinical fellow of Critical Care Medicine for 1 year under mentorship by Professor John A Kellum at Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania, USA. He received European Diploma of Intensive Care Medicine in 2012. His main research focused in sepsis, tropical infection such as dengue infection, leptospirosis and acute kidney injury. Currently, he has published more than 70 articles in International Peer Review Journal including Lancet, Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care, Kidney International, BMC Medicine, Clinical Journal American Society of Nephrology. He is also Subject Editor in Nephrology Journal , the official Journal of Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology and Journal of Intensive Care, the official journal of Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine.
Charles Lew is a principal dietitian from Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH) who specializes in critical care nutrition support. He completed a PhD at Flinders University, and has published a number of papers related to his thesis. Charles’ research interest includes nutritional assessment and nutrition support in the critically ill. He is the co-chair of the Allied Health Research Panel of NTFGH, and the treasurer of the Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (Singapore)(SingSPEN). He will also be an associate faculty of the Singapore Institute of Technology bacholar degree programme for Dietetics and Nutrition.
Dr Tomoko Fujii was a lead investigator of the VITAMINS trial, an international randomised controlled trial of vitamin C, hydrocortisone, and thiamine in patients with septic shock (Fujii et al., JAMA 2020, PMID: 31950979). She is currently an Associate Professor at Jikei University, Tokyo, Japan and is working at Jikei University Hospital as a specialist Intensive Care Physician and the Director of Intensive Care Unit. Her research interest areas have included management of sepsis, acute kidney injury, acid-base disorder, and meta-epidemiology. She has been collaborating with investigators internationally through multicentre clinical research projects.
Dr Shir Lynn Lim practises as a Cardiologist in the National University Heart Centre Singapore (NUHCS), and her subspecialties include adult echocardiography and cardiac critical care. Her research focuses on improving the care and outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and cardiorenal syndrome. She currently heads the Clinical Trials Unit in NUHCS, and is a member of the Pan-Asian Resuscitation Outcomes Study (PAROS) as well as the National Targeted Temperature Management (TTM) Workgroup.
Kenneth Rockwood, MD, FRCPC, FRCP, is Professor of Medicine (Geriatric Medicine & Neurology) and the Kathryn Allen Weldon Professor of Alzheimer Research at Dalhousie University. A leading authority on frailty, he has key roles on numerous studies in Canada and elsewhere. Ken received his MD from Memorial University in St. John’s, NL, completed training in Internal Medicine at the University of Alberta, and in Geriatric Medicine from Dalhousie University
Dr. Brodie is Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, USA. He is the Section Chief for Critical Care at the Milstein & Allen Hospitals, Director of the Center for Acute Respiratory Failure and the Director of the Adult ECMO Program. He is also the Chair of the Executive Committee of the International ECMO Network (ECMONet) research collaborative, and a member of the Board of Directors and the President-elect of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO).
Dr. Alison Fox-Robichaud is Professor of Medicine at McMaster University and an Intensivist and Director of Medical Education at Hamilton Health Sciences. She received an Honours BSc from Biology and Chemistry from the University of New Brunswick and her MSc in Medical Sciences at McMaster University. She completed her MD at the University of Ottawa followed by Internal Medicine, Critical Care and Postdoctoral training at the University of Calgary. She returned to McMaster as faculty in 2000. Her research interests include the pathophysiology of sepsis and how evidence is transferred into clinical care. She holds CHRP funding for the development of a point of care device for the detection of cell free DNA. She is the Scientific Director of the recently CHIR-funded Canadian Sepsis Research Network; Sepsis Canada is research collaborative of 190 scientists, knowledge users and patients and family partners.
Past president of the Canadian Critical Care Society and inaugural president of the Canadian Sepsis Foundation, her more than 95 peer-reviewed publications reflect a broad engagement in academic medicine. She is an executive member of the Canadian Critical Care Translational Biology Group and members of the board of the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group and the Global Sepsis Alliance. In 2015, she received a Leading Practice Award from Accreditation Canada for the integration of an electronic early warning score into the medical record. In 2018, the Global Sepsis Alliance awarded her an individual award for her sepsis leadership.
Dr. Ferrante is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine and Director of the Operations Core at the Yale Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center. Her research program is centered at the interface of critical care medicine and geriatrics, with the overarching goal of understanding and improving the functional outcomes of critically ill older adults. Her work has been recognized with the ANZICS Intensive Care Global Rising Star Award (2018) and the inaugural Arti Hurria Memorial Award for Emerging Investigators in the Subspecialties of Internal Medicine (2019). Her work is currently funded by a Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders in Aging Career Development Award from the National Institute on Aging, the Yale Pepper Center, and the national Pepper Coordinating Center. Clinically, she is an attending physician in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where she also cares for patients with persistent symptoms after COVID-19 infection in the Yale Post-COVID Recovery Program.
Ewan Goligher MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Toronto and a Scientist at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute. He leads the Precision Ventilation Lab at Toronto General Hospital, focusing on characterizing the mechanisms and impact of injury to the lung and diaphragm during mechanical ventilation and developing innovative clinical trial designs to test lung and diaphragm-protective ventilation strategies.
Professor and Chairman, Department of Emergency, Disaster, and Critical Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University, Director of Emergency Medical Center, Kagawa University Hospital.
Education and Experience:
March 1984: Graduated from Yamaguchi University School of Medicine
March 1988: Completion of the Postgraduate School of Medicine (Anesthesiology, Ph.D., 305, Yamaguchi University)
June 1990 to May 1991: Research Fellow in Welcome Surgical Institute, University of Glasgow
July 1991 to December 1993: Assistant, Critical Care Medical center, Yamaguchi University Hospital
August 1999 to March 2000: Assistant Professor, Division of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine, Tokushima University Hospital
April 2000 to February 2004: Associate Professor, Division of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine, Tokushima University Hospital
January 2009-: Current position.
May 1984: Passed the Examination of Japanese National Board of Medicine (280846)
February 1990: Japanese License for Anesthesiology (2155)
January 1996: Japanese License for Acute Medicine (2303)
April 1998: Japanese License for Intensive Care Medicine (980013)
1 Yasuhiro Kuroda, Kenya Kawakita. Targeted temperature management in post-cardiac arrest syndrome. Journal of Neurocritical Care 13 (1): 1-18, 2020
2 Yasuhiro Kuroda. Neurocritical care update. Journal of Intensive Care 2016.4:36 PMID: 27239312
3 Okazaki T, Hifumi T, Kawakita K, Kuroda Y; Japanese Association for Acute Medicine out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (JAAM-OHCA) registry. Targeted temperature management guided by the severity of hyperlactatemia for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients: a post hoc analysis of a nationwide, multicenter prospective registry. Ann Intensive Care. 2019 Nov 19;9(1):127. PMID: 31745738
Graeme MacLaren is an adult and paediatric Intensive Care Physician and Director of Cardiothoracic Intensive Care at the National University Hospital, Singapore. A/Prof MacLaren graduated from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and trained in critical care medicine at St Vincent’s Hospital, The Alfred Hospital and the Royal Children’s Hospital. He undertook additional post-fellowship training in perioperative echocardiography as well as infectious diseases and has a Master of Science degree in the latter discipline from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
He has published over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals, reviewed for 70 journals, co-authored 16 textbook chapters, edited 5 textbooks, and given nearly 300 presentations at international conferences in over 20 countries across North America, Europe and Asia. He serves on the editorial boards of seven journals in the fields of critical care and infectious diseases and is an Associate Editor for five of them. 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 Neo Han Yee is a senior consultant and Head of 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 chairman. Dr Neo is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor with Lee Kong Chien School of Medicine, where he teaches Clinical Ethics and Palliative Medicine modules.
Dr. Needham is Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA. He is Director of the “Outcomes After Critical Illness and Surgery” (OACIS) Group at Johns Hopkins. Clinically, he is an attending physician in the medical intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Medical Director of the Johns Hopkins Critical Care Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program.
Dr. Needham is Principal Investigator on a number of research grants and has authored more than 350 publications. His research interests include evaluating and improving ICU patients’ long-term physical, cognitive and mental health outcomes, including research in the areas of sedation, delirium, early physical rehabilitation, and knowledge translation and quality improvement.
Giles Peek graduated from Kings College Hospital School of Medicine in 1990. He undertook a higher research degree submitting a thesis investigating the use of different biomaterials during extracorporeal life support. He is an inaugural fellow of the faculty of critical care medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization. He was appointed Consultant in Leicester in 2004 and Professor at Children’s Hospital of Montefiore in 2015. In 2019 he became Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at University of Florida in Gainesville. Most of his research has focused on ECMO, he was PI of the CESAR trial. He has served on the ELSO steering committee 1999-2019 and as the inaugural chair of its first regional chapter, EuroELSO, from 2011-2014. He is married with three grown up children and three grand-children. In his spare time he enjoys ascending and descending mountains.
Title/Name: Dr. Alex Psirides
Position: Clinical Lead, National Patient Deterioration Programme
Organisation: Health Quality & Safety Commission, New Zealand
Alex is co-director of the tertiary ICU in Wellington and medical director of the regional aeromedical retrieval service. He trained in London, Australia and New Zealand. He has been involved in the design and implementation of rapid response systems to detect and respond to in-patient deterioration in several countries. His work and research in this area led to an appointment as the national clinical lead for the New Zealand Health Quality & Safety Commission’s 5-year ‘Deteriorating Patient’ programme. Through this work, New Zealand has implemented a national evidence-based Early Warning Score, a standardised vital signs chart, a patient & family escalation system and a national shared goals of care approach to ensuring all treatment provided to in-patients is both wanted and warranted. He is interested in how hospitals (often fail to) recognise dying patients and thinks we could & should do better. He would much rather meet international colleagues in person than through Zoom, but accepts the inevitability of this continuing for some 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 and should definitely spend less time on Twitter.
Dr. Kristina E. Rudd, MD, MPH, is a pulmonary and critical care physicianand clinical researcher in the Department of Critical Care Medicineat the University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses onsepsis epidemiologyfrom a global perspective, and she hasexpertise inboth clinical and administrativemethods toidentify sepsis patients. Her current work investigatesthe relationships between social and medical features that impact an individual’s risk for developing or dying from sepsis. She has particular interest in the impact of poverty, multimorbidity, and healthcare access and quality on sepsis incidence. Dr. Ruddalso studiestheclinicalmanagement of patients with sepsis and other critical illnesses in resource-limitedsettings.
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, is current Professor and director of research, Critical Care and Peri-Op Medicine at Monash University, and a Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, University of New South Wales.
He is the lead chief investigator and the architect of the SPICE research program, the largest ICU sedation program thus far. Dr Shehabi has extensively published on delirium and sedation related issues and is aa renouned world authority in the field.
Dr. Ram Subramanian is Professor of Medicine and Surgery at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. He is the Medical Director of Liver Transplantation, and Director of Liver Critical Care Services at Emory University. His fellowship training involved combined training in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine and Gastroenterology & Transplant Hepatology, with a goal to focus his clinical and research interests in the field of hepatic critical care and inpatient hepatology. Over the course of his academic career as a hepatologist and intensivist, he has developed a specific clinical and research expertise in extracorporeal liver support and hepatic critical care. In addition, he has developed expertise in the critical care management of organ donors, and serves as a consultant for organ donor management. More recently, he has completed an MBA, with the intent to apply this knowledge to healthcare delivery and administration.
Dr. Tu Tian Ming is currently a Consultant Neurologist at National Neuroscience Institute-Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore. He is also a visiting Consultant Neurologist to Changi General Hospital, Singapore. He is an adjunct assistant professor at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, clinical senior lecturer for undergraduates at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and clinical teacher at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.
Dr. Tu’s research interest is in acute ischemic stroke, in particular, developing therapeutic neuroprotection agents in field of ischemic stroke. He has published his investigation of the neuroprotective role of novel apolipoprotein E mimetic peptides in preclinical models of ischemic stroke. He is currently developing digital methods for stroke education and hope to improve stroke care throughout the world leveraging on technology
Professor Steve Webb MBBS, MPH, PhD, FRACP, FCICM, FAAHMS
Dr Steve Webb is an ICU specialist at Royal Perth Hospital, a Professor of Critical Care Research at Monash University, and Deputy Chair of the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance. He has been an investigator on trials with an accumulated sample size of more than 50,000 patients and has published more than 180 manuscripts including in the NEJM (7), JAMA (5), and The Lancet (2). He has particular experience with Bayesian adaptive platform trials and other innovative designs such as cluster cross-over trials.