After completing my German Board certificate in Internal Medicine in Germany (University Khinikum-Essen 1997), I came back to my country (UAE) and joined the Department Of Health and Medical Services-Dubai-UAE to join Rashid Hospital, which is a 500-bed university hospital with multidisciplinary departments and considered the biggest Trauma level 1 in the country.
Within three years, I could establish the first multidisciplinary independent ICU with fully trained intensivist in UAE.
I trained the Physicians as well as the nursing teams that could formulate unit team that could work together.
Founded the department of Emergency and Critical care in 2002.
Later I worked on the development of ambulance department and initiated the training and certifying the Dubai ambulance and within 2 years, I took part in establishing the paramedic program in the Dubai College of Technology and appointed as the medical director for the program.
In 2002 achieved the award as the employee of excellence in health sector for the Dubai program of excellence.
During the year 2003, I started to develop disaster management program in collaboration with the Dubai Police, civil defense department and Dubai Airport authority along with the Army civil defense department and later appointed as a member of the Dubai higher authority of Disaster management and Chairman of the active disaster teams.
In 2003 established the sport events emergency teams, which started covering the Auto-drome car- racing events, Dubai horse racing events, Dubai Swimming Championship.
In 2004 started to concentrate on the improvement of the academic side of critical care and joined Dubai Medical College for women to improve the academic educational side of critical care in medical colleges, now I am an Associate Professor of Medicine and senior examiner in the college
In 2006 joined the Arab Board for medical sciences committee to improve and develop the critical care chapter in UAE.
In 2005 started the CME program for the international level and initiated the Emirates critical care conference in Dubai.
This conference gained international reputation and for the last 3 years, it has been held in conjunction with the Asia Africa Conference of the WFSICCM.
In 2006 initiated the critical care residency program in DOHMS.
Dr Anstey is an Intensive Care and Emergency physician at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth Australia. He is the current chair of the advisory board of Choosing Wisely Australia and clinical lead for Choosing Wisely projects at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Perth. He has a Masters of Public Health in health policy from Harvard School of Public Health and was the 2012-13 Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow in Health Policy based at Kaiser Permanente in the United States.
A/Professor David Brewster has fellowships with both the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthesia (ANZCA) and the College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM). He has also completed a graduate certificate in health professional education at Monash University, which has led to his commencement of a PhD at Monash University in the field of leadership and medical education with Professor Charlotte Rees.
David is currently the Director of Medical Education and Deputy Director of Intensive Care at Cabrini Health in Melbourne and the Clinical Dean of the Monash University-Cabrini Clinical School. He practices in both anaesthesia and intensive care medicine and is very active in medical education.
David has had significant experience in developing and implementing medical educational activities, including co-founding and authoring the “Beyond BASIC: Airway Management” course, which has now trained almost 500 doctors (trainees in anaesthesia, intensive care medicine and emergency medicine) and is currently running internationally.
Bernard Cholley is professor of Anesthesiology & Intensive Care Medicine at Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou (Assistance Publique, Hôpitaux de Paris) and Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France. He works mainly in cardiac surgical intensive care and his areas of interest include haemodynamics (physiology, pathophysiology, monitoring,…) and the perioperative management of high-risk surgical patients. He has also been involved for a long time in promoting and teaching the use of ultrasound techniques in the anesthesiology / critical care environment. He is an active member of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, European Society of Anaesthesiology, and the French Society of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine.
Alberto Goffi, MD, is a Staff Physician at Toronto Western Hospital – University Health Network and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Department of Medicine and Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine (IDCCM). After graduating from the University of Torino (Italy) and completing his internal medicine/emergency medicine training in the same city, he moved to Toronto in 2010 for a fellowship in adult critical care medicine. His clinical and academic interests include neurocritical care and point-of-care ultrasound in acute care medicine, with a focus on the clinical utility of ultrasound in critical care medicine and optimal teaching strategies for its competency achievement. Alberto loves travelling for teaching; he has already taught ultrasound and neurocritical care in five different continents. In 2015, he won the Young Lecturer Award at the ESICM annual meeting. Outside of work, Alberto has a passion for creating logos and drawings using his computer; the IDCCM logo is one of his creations
Anthony Delaney is a Fellow of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and the College of Intensive Care Medicine. He is a Senior Staff Specialist in the Malcolm Fisher Department of Intensive Care Medicine at Royal North Shore Hospital, Associate Professor at Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney and an adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre, in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Health at Monash University. He lives in Sydney with his lovely wife Clare, his beautiful daughters Grace and Brigid, and his handsome son Patrick, and currently, 6 chooks.
Cheryl is the Director of the Emory eICU Center. Cheryl completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Nurse Leadership from The University of Alabama in 2013. She is a member of The Society of Critical Care Medicine, The American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Georgia Nurses Association, American Telemedicine Association, American Organization of Nurse Executives and the Georgia Association of Nurse Leaders. She is also an active a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and a member of the Tele ICU steering committee for SCCM.
Cheryl joined Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital in 1991 and has held various positions including 18 years in the Medical Surgical ICU as the daily charge nurse, critical care resource nurse and Administrative Supervisor/Flow Coordinator before her current position. She has extensive experience related to critical care, patient logistics, and patient flow/throughput. Cheryl was directly responsible for the development of the Emory eICU Center and continues to have clinical and operational oversight of the program.
Cheryl has lead the implementation of an international program involving intercontinental delivery of tele critical care services for Emory eICU patients. She is committed to advancing innovative care delivery methods related to tele-ICU and telehealth nationally and internationally, to promote quality care for all patients regardless of location.
Lt Col Andy Johnston is an Intensivist at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. He graduated from the University of Dundee in 1993, and trained in Scotland, the North of England and the West Midlands. He has experience in managing high volume, high acuity combat trauma, both in Afghanistan and at QEHB. In his role as a specialist in Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear medicine he was part of the training team for UK military, NHS, and international medical personnel deploying to Sierra Leone to treat Ebola patients. At the beginning of 2015 he worked at the specialised MOD run Ebola Treatment Unit in Sierra Leone, caring for health care workers with suspected and confirmed Ebola infection. He teaches regularly on the Defence CBRN Clinical course, teaching military doctors, nurses and medics how to deal with casualties from unconventional weapons.
Christian Karcher trained in Anaesthesia in Tuebingen (Germany) before moving to Melbourne where he trained in Intensive Care Medicine. He works as an Intensive Care Specialist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital where he is the medical lead of the ICU Education programme.
He also has an interest in resuscitation after cardiac surgery and is on the steering committee for Cardiothoracic Advanced Life Support for Australia and New Zealand (CALS-ANZ).
In his role as Clinical Sub-Dean for Simulation at the University of Melbourne, Christian is actively involved in curriculum development and teaching of medical students.
Christian has been involved in healthcare simulation for over 15years with a particular interest in teamwork, patient safety and airway management.
Over the years, he developed and delivered many successful interprofessional courses for Intensive Care and Medical Emergency Teams nationally and internationally.
Victoria McCredie is a Staff Physician at Toronto Western Hospital and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. After completing her degrees at the Universities of St. Andrews and Manchester in the UK, she trained in acute medicine in Britain, Australia and New Zealand. Victoria moved to Canada in 2009 to complete fellowships in critical care and neurocritical care, both at the University of Toronto. Victoria also completed her PhD in clinical epidemiology at the University of Toronto examining the relationship between process of care, structure and outcome for critically ill patients with acute brain injury. Her research interests include evaluating pathophysiologic mechanisms contributing to secondary brain injury processes, withdrawal of life-sustaining therapies in severe traumatic brain injury, airway management strategies for acutely brain injured patients, and statistical modelling methods.
Forbes McGain is an anaesthetist and ICU physician at Western Health, Melbourne, Australia. He has completed a PhD in the field of hospital environmental sustainability, focussed upon the ICU and operating rooms. Forbes remains keenly involved in ICU research, particularly the nexus between patient care, and environmental and financial sustainability. Beyond medicine, he is passionate about science, the environment, bushwalking and cycling and civilisation.
Chairat Permpikul is currently the chairman of Department of Medicine, Siriraj hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand’s the largest and the first medical school. Also, he is the chief of the Medical ICU who continues patient services, teaching and research in critical care.
His specific interests in research works include septic shock resuscitation, hemodynamic support, respiratory care and monitoring, which most of his publications were involved. In addition, he is interested in ICU design and administration.
At national level, he spent 2 years, during 2009 to 2011, as the president of the Thai Society of Critical Care medicine. He, at that moment, initiated international critical care conference in Thailand which has been carried on annually. At present he is the chief of international relations and the chief of education and training of the society.
David Pilcher trained in respiratory and general medicine in the UK before moving to Australia in 2002. He has worked as a specialist in Intensive Care Medicine at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne since 2006. His interests include organ donation, lung transplantation, ECMO, mortality prediction modelling, and the epidemiology of Intensive Care medicine. He is the immediate past Chair of the ANZICS Centre for Outcome and Resource Evaluation (CORE), Director of the ANZICS Adult Patient Database and a medical advisor to DonateLife in Victoria. He is also a Monash University Practitioner Fellow and Adjunct Clinical Professor with the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University.
Alex is an Intensive Care specialist working in the tertiary Intensive Care Unit in Wellington. He trained in London, Queensland, Melbourne and New Zealand. He has been involved in the design and implementation of rapid response systems to detect and address patient deterioration in several different hospitals. His work and research in this area led to an appointment as the clinical lead for the New Zealand Health Quality & Safety Commission’s 5-year national ‘Deteriorating Patient’ programme. He is also the clinical lead for Wellington’s aeromedical retrieval service which covers the lower North and upper South Islands of New Zealand. He has an interest in the way hospitals manage dying patients and thinks we could probably do better. In his spare time, when not walking his dog or children, he builds websites & designs logos for Wellington ICU’s prodigious research department. He has nearly written a lot more papers & as such should spend less time on Twitter.
Associate Professor Adrian Regli is a Consultant Intensivist at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Saint John of God Hospital Murdoch, Perth, Australia. In addition to being a FCICM he is a Swiss Intensivist and Anesthetist. He is affiliated to both the University of Western Australia and Notre Dame University Perth. He is an active member of the Clinical Trials Group of the World Society of Abdominal Compartment Syndrome. His main research interest is mechanical ventilation and intra-abdominal hypertension. He has published 35 peer reviewed journal articles.
A/Prof. Vineet Sarode completed his Anaesthesiology training in Mumbai prior to moving to Australia. He completed his Intensive care medicine training with College of Intensive care medicine (CICM) at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. He has worked as a Specialist intensive care physician at Epworth Health, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Eastern Health in Melbourne in the past. He is currently working as Director of Intensive care at Cabrini Health in Melbourne. His interests include leadership and management in ICU, clinical governance and medical administration with research interest in physician engagement and its impact on organisational efficiency. He is currently finishing his MPH (Master of Public Health) in Health Management stream at Monash University. He also currently holds an Adjunct Associate Professor appointment at the Department of Medicine at Monash University.
Lorenzo Del SORBO
Lorenzo Del SORBO
Lorenzo Del Sorbo is an Intensive Care attending at Toronto General Hospital, and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto since appointment in 2016. He trained in Internal Medicine at the University of Torino (1997-2003), and in adult Critical Care Medicine at the University of Toronto (2004-2007). He was appointed and worked as an Assistant Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at the University of Torino, Italy, from 2007 to 2017.
Lorenzo's main academic interests focus on the application of innovative strategies to prevent the injury induced by invasive mechanical ventilation. These include investigations on extra-corporeal life support strategies in patients with ARDS and COPD exacerbation, on non-invasive ventilation. His work also extends into the translational research defining the mechanisms of organ injury and developing novel therapeutic approaches in cell and animal models of critical illness.
Dr. Sung is the director of the division of Neurocritical Care and Stroke at the University of Southern California (USC) with joint appointments in neurology and neurosurgery. He grew up in Minnesota and received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota and was trained at the University of Maryland and at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. At Johns Hopkins, he received his first faculty appointment and also completed a Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology.
He is a founding member of the international Neurocritical Care Society (with members from over 50 different countries) and a past-president. He has also helped start two other professional societies: the Western States Stroke Consortium, and the L.A. Stroke Society and has had leadership positions at the American Heart Association, the National Stroke Association and the American Academy of Neurology. He has had numerous papers and chapters published in a variety of journals and books and was the Associate Editor for the journal Neurocritical Care and has also been a reviewer for over 15 other journals. He has also been an invited consultant for the NIH and the FDA.
His current research interests are in the areas of measuring and changing outcomes of stroke and TBI with neurocritical care, hypothermia, intracranial pressure and cerebral reperfusion. He is also now leading an effort to standardize the determination of brain death throughout the world.
Ms Kelly Thompson is a Research Fellow and PhD candidate with the Critical Care and Trauma Division at The George Institute for Global Health and the Australian Sepsis Network. She is a Registered Nurse working previously in cardiothoracic intensive care at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. Kelly holds a Master’s in Public Health, specialising in economic evaluation. She is currently studying a Doctor of Philosophy at The University of New South Wales looking at the epidemiological and health economic outcomes of patients who survive sepsis and septic shock.
Kelly’s main clinical research interest is in the epidemiology of sepsis and the outcomes of patients that survive critical illness. She has been involved in several projects with the Australian Sepsis Network that aim to measure and increase community and healthcare provider awareness of sepsis. Kelly is interested in improving health equality for disadvantaged populations and research into gender in health.
Kelly has published research in the following areas; health economics – cost effectiveness and discrete choice experiment; critical care research – sleep and sound in the ICU, ICU bed block, fluid resuscitation, secretion clearance, sepsis and septic shock.
Sanjiv VIJ completed his Anesthesiology training in India and practiced as a consultant Anesthetist and Intensivist for 6 years in India before moving to Australia in 2004. He then completed his training in Intensive Care Medicine in Australia in 2009 and has since been practicing as a Senior Intensive Care Specialist in Monash Health Melbourne. Sanjiv is a Supervisor of Training in Dandenong ICU at Monash Health. He is also a member of the steering committee for research at Dandenong ICU. Sanjiv is a member of Resuscitation Committee of Monash Health. Sanjiv is also the Vice Chair of the Victorian Regional Committee [VRC] of the College of Intensive Care Medicine [CICM]. Sanjiv’s areas of interest in ICU are Analgesia delivery in ICU, Airway management, ANZICS CTG research and use of Echocardiography and Ultra-Sound in Intensive Care. He is the medical lead for echocardiography in Dandenong ICU. In this role he has steered formation of a novel collaborative training module in ultra-sound and echocardiography within Monash Health. In this three way collaborative model, the ICU is jointly steering the training of candidates along with Monash Radiology and Monash Heart. Sanjiv is also a member of Ultra-Sound Special Interest Group [SIG] of CICM which is stimulating growth of ultrasound in Intensive Care Medicine as well as undertaking multiple research projects involving various aspects of ultrasound in ICU settings. Sanjiv has a passion for bedside clinical teaching.
Stephen is the Director of Intensive Care at Austin Health, the Director of the Critical Care Institute at Epworth HealthCare and a Clinical Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer with the University of Melbourne. He is also currently the Vice President of ANZICS and prior to that was Chair of the Victorian Regional Committee. Special interests include critical care hepatology, tracheostomy management, organ donation, intensive care outcomes, communication and end of life care. Stephen is an active medical educator and assisted in developing the Victorian Intensive Care Education Network as well as extensive engagement in physician training through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians both as a training consortium director and senior national examiner. As medical convenor and chair of the organizing committee, Stephen is playing a leading role in hosting the 2019 WFSICCM World Congress of Intensive Care in Melbourne. He is a keen commuter cyclist and tries to flee the city and escape to enjoy the natural world during hikes and back country ski trips with his family whenever possible.
Adrian Wong is a consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia in Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust having completed a fellowship in critical care ultrasound. Graduating in 2003 from Guys and St Thomas Hospital School of Medicine, he gained MRCP before completion of Intensive Care and Anaesthetic training in 2014 in the Wessex Deanery. He is an examiner for the European Diploma of Intensive Care Medicine and a member of the ESICM Clinical Training Committee. His current areas of interest include clinical governance, critical care ultrasound and medical education.
Dr Danny Wong is an anaesthetic registrar from London. He is a research fellow with the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia Health Services Research Centre (NIAA HSRC) at the Royal College of Anaesthetists, and is undertaking his PhD at the Department of Applied Health Research (DAHR), University College London. He spent a large proportion of his formative years in South East Asia before moving to the UK for his undergraduate medical education at King’s College London. He is an Associate of King’s College, Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and Fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute. He is the UK trainee lead and co-investigator for the Second Sprint National Anaesthesia Project: Epidemiology of Critical Care provision after Surgery (SNAP-2: EpiCCS) study, which is a large prospective cohort study involving patients from the UK, Australia and New Zealand. His research interests include anaesthesia, perioperative medicine, reproducible research, and statistical modelling and computing with the R statistical programming language.
Tony Yu-Chang YEH
Tony Yu-Chang YEH
Dr. Yu-Chang Yeh is an intensivist and anesthesiologist from Taiwan. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH). He is the Secretary General of the Society of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (SECCM, Taiwan) and the deputy secretary-general of the Taiwan Society of Anesthesiologists (TSA). He received his medical degree from the College of Medicine, Yang-Ming University (Taiwan). After completing his residency in Anesthesiology and subspecialty training of Critical Care Medicine in NTUH in 2006, he has received his PhD from the College of Medicine, National Taiwan University in 2012. His clinical and research interests include microcirculation, sepsis, blood purification, extracorporeal life support, therapeutic sedation and analgesia, and kidney transplant.
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