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.
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.