Chairman, Intensive Care Department, Medical Director, Respiratory Services, Professor, College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS), King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), King Abdulaziz Medical City Riyadh (KAMC-R), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Arabi obtained Internal Medicine Training at Wayne State University, Detroit, USA; Chief Medical Resident at the same institution. He obtained Pulmonary and Critical Care Training at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. In 1998, he joined King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is currently the Chairman of Intensive Care Department and Medical Director, Respiratory Services. He is a Professor at King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh; Chairman of Saudi Critical Care Trials Group. He received multiple grants; principal investigator of several clinical trials. Furthermore, he has more than 300 publications including articles in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Lancet, Intensive Care Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. He is currently an Associate Editor for Intensive Care Medicine and a reviewer of a number of international journals and granting agencies. He has also received several international awards.
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 at University of Toronto, and holds the Keenan Chair in Critical Care and Acute Respiratory Failure. He is a Clinician Scientist, 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) (Creteil). He was appointed Vice Dean of the Medical School of Creteil, Paris 12 University in 1995 to 2003. He 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).
He mentored and directed more than 18 PhD students, many of whom are leaders in Critical Care. He published over > 500 peer-reviewed publications, including 120 articles over the past 5 years (H-index 92 in Scopus).
Jigeeshu Divatia is Professor and Head, Department of Anaesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain at the Tata Memorial Centre, a tertiary cancer centre in Mumbai, India. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Indian Journal of Anaesthesia , and Past-President of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine, and and of the All-India Difficult Airway Association. His major interests include perioperative care, airway management, haemodynamic monitoring, sepsis and end-of-life care. He has over 110 publications has been an invited speaker at several national and international meetings
Dr Louise Hitchings: Born and bred in Christchurch, New Zealand. Trained in general medicine and then Intensive care, completing training in Christchurch and Sydney, Australia. She has been a specialist in the Christchurch ICU for 10 years. As well as a clinical role, Louise is the Supervisor of Training, and an examiner for the Australasian College of Intensive Care Medicine, as well as a member of the New Zealand regional committee of ANZCICM.
Dr Jay Ritzema trained in both cardiology and intensive care medicine in England, Australia and New Zealand. Jay was awarded a PhD from Otago University in New Zealand. She was the recipient of the National Heart Foundation Fellowship. Her research interests include: haemodynamic management in severe heart failure and echo indices of haemodynamic parameters. She works as a consultant intensivist at Christchurch Hospital, New Zealand. As the antidote to her medical career, Jay has a passion for travel with her family and long distance running; preferably in combination.
Flavia Machado is a professor and head of the Intensive Care Session of Anesthesiology, Pain and Intensive Care Department at the Federal University of São Paulo in São Paulo, Brazil.
Dr. Machado is the CEO of the Latin America Sepsis Institute – LASI, a organization devoted to quality improvement process, multicenter studies in sepsis field and awareness campaigns.
She is a member of the executive board of the Global Sepsis Alliance. She serves on the 2012 and 2016 of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign International Guidelines, being now the head of Hemodynamic group in the 2020 board. She is a member of the Executive Committee and the chair of the Scientific Committee of the Brazilian Research in Intensive Care Network - BRICNET. She is founder member of the Latin America Intensive Care Network (LIVEN). She integrates the International Sepsis Forum (ISF) council since 2014.
Jean-Louis Teboul is Professor of Therapeutics and Critical Care Medicine, at the University Paris-South in France. He exerts his clinical activity at the Medical ICU of the Bicêtre University Hospital (Assistance-Publique Hôpitaux de Paris). His research interests are in the field of heart-lung interactions, cardiovascular performance, regional blood flow assessment, tissue oxygenation, hemodynamic monitoring, and assessment of volume status in critically ill patients. In the specific field of fluid resuscitation, he proposed tests to assess fluid responsiveness such as Pulse Pressure Variation and Passive Leg Raising. His list of publication includes 259 articles (referenced in Pubmed) and 136 book chapters/didactic articles, almost of them in the field of hemodynamics. His H index: 75 (Publish or Perish), 62 (Web of Science). He gave 965 invited lectures including 784 in international conferences. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Intensive Care. He is member of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) from 1989 and was the Chair of the cardiovascular-dynamics section of this society from 2014 to 2017. He is currently the Treasurer of the ESICM. He received the Honorary Fellow Honor Award of the American College of Chest Physicians in 2007.
Intensivist with a specific interest in the management of liver failure (cirrhosis, acute and trauma). I have a research interest addressing prognostication alongside optimal management of organ failure and liver support systems. In addition, I have an interest in immune dysfunction in critical illness with specific focus on the liver and monocytes.
Dr. Bagshaw is a Professor and Chair, of the Department of Critical Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, at the University of Alberta. He trained at the University of Calgary (Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Master of Science Epidemiology) and the Austin Hospital (Critical Care Nephrology) in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Bagshaw is supported by a Canada Research Chair in Critical Care Nephrology. He has research expertise in clinical epidemiology, clinical trials and health services research. His research focuses on acute kidney injury, vulnerable populations (e.g., elderly, frail), ICU organization and capacity.He has published over 400 peer-reviewed papers, numerous book chapters, and peer-reviewed for over 30 medical journals. Dr. Bagshaw is a member of several organizations including the Canadian Critical Care Society, Canadian Critical Care Trials Group, and the Acute Disease Quality Initiative.
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. In addition, she writes 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.
Rick is an intensive care specialist with a long-standing interest in Rapid Response Systems and particularly their human factors aspects. He has translated this interest to his PhD candidature and is currently investigating ergonomic improvements to Rapid Response Team (RRT) operations. His involvement also extends to a Senior Lecturer role with Adelaide Health Simulation, at the University of Adelaide, and as one of the authors of the RRT Handbook (https://rrthandbook.org). As if this wasn't enough, his new role is as convener of the Rapid Responder Educator Group - a multi-disciplinary collaboration working to develop free, open-access, standardised training resources for all Rapid Response Teams.
Professor Marianne Chapman is a Senior Staff Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and a Clinical Professor of Acute Care Medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of Adelaide. Her clinical research interests include gastrointestinal dysfunction underlying problems with the administration of enteral nutrition and the clinical effects of nutrition in the critically ill.
Dr Chia Yew Woon is a Senior Consultant Cardiologist and Intensivist and Director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. His diverse interests include hemodynamic monitoring, mechanical circulatory support and critical care ultrasound for which he has been supporting educational efforts in these areas. He also leads a successful post-cardiac arrest care program and is a faculty in the regional cardiac arrest courses. He currently serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the local medical school.
Ira Cheifetz, MD is a Professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology in the Duke University School of Medicine and an international expert in the fields of mechanical ventilation, respiratory monitoring, cardiorespiratory interactions, and extracorporeal life support. He has lectured on these topics and others at national and international scientific conferences for many years. Dr. Cheifetz is an active clinical and translational researcher and has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed publications and chapters, most of which have been in the fields of pediatric critical care and respiratory care.
Dr. Cheifetz joined the faculty of Duke University Medical Center in 1996, after completing his residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric critical care at Duke University Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine.
Chor is currently working as Paediatric Intensivist at Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. He has interest in point of care ultrasound at critical care setting and also interested in continuous renal replacement therapy.
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 Intensive Care. His research interests include development of novel extracorporeal ventilation support devices. Since arriving in Singapore, Matthew has been awarding funding to develop a research lab focused on extracorporeal respiratory support research. He is currently collaborating with Chemists to identify novel methods of removing carbon dioxide directly from blood.
Dr Andrew Donohue is a consultant anaesthetist at Gold Coast University Hospital where he is the clinical lead for Trauma Anaesthesia . He is also a clinical lead consultant in Pre-Hospital & Retrieval Medicine (PHRM) at LifeFlight Retrieval Medicine. His medical interests include communications and teamwork in major trauma care, Mass Casualty Incident management, improving team performance via in-situ simulation and advancing the use of Point of Care coagulation testing in the Pre-Hospital environment.
Dr. Ferrante is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT, USA. There, she concurrently completed a clinical fellowship in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine and a research fellowship in Geriatric Clinical Epidemiology before joining the faculty in 2015. Dr. Ferrante's NIH-funded research program centers on understanding and improving the functional outcomes of critically ill older adults. Her work has been recognized most recently with the inaugural Arti Hurria Memorial Award for Emerging Investigators in Internal Medicine (2019) and an ANZICS Intensive Care Global Rising Star award (2018). Clinically, Dr. Ferrante is an attending physician in the Medical Intensive Care Unit of Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH), where she directs the STEPS-ICU Early Mobilization Program.
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 her MD from the University of Ottawa and Internal Medicine, Critical Care and Postdoctoral training at the University of Calgary. Her research interests include the pathophysiology of sepsis and evidence is transferred into clinical care. Past president of the Canadian Critical Care Society and inaugural president of the Canadian Sepsis Foundation, her 90 peer-reviewed publications reflect a broad engagement in academic medicine. 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 Goh Qing Yuan is an Associate Consultant in the Department of Surgical Intensive Care under the Division of Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine in Singapore General Hospital (SGH). He was accredited as an Anaesthesiologist in 2018 and as an Intensivist in 2019.
He is interested in ICU survivorship and is currently doing a local observational study on quality of life after prolonged ICU admission. He believes biomarkers are useful for diagnosis and targeted therapy of diseases in the ICU. He was awarded the SGH Research Grant 2019 for an ongoing study to validate the accuracy of a rapid diagnostic kit for sepsis in the ICU.
Dr Anthony Holley BSc. MBBCh. DipPaeds. DipDHM. FACEM. FCICM
Anthony is an intensivist working at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. He is a senior lecturer 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 40 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 EMST (ATLS). Anthony serves as a representative for the National Blood Authority Critical Care Group in developing the Australian Patient Blood Management Guidelines. Anthony serves in the Royal Australian Navy and has deployed on active service on multiple occasions including several tours to both Afghanistan and Iraq.
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 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 project at CHW. She is also clinical lead for trauma and principal investigator on the Fibrinogen Early In Severe Trauma studY (FEISTY) Junior.
Associate 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, an adjunct Associate 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 recently 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 has is a member of the board of the international society for Rapid Response Systems, and has convened the last three ANZICS conferences on deteriorating patients
Christian trained in Anaesthesia in Germany before moving to Melbourne where now works as an Intensive Care Specialist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He is the medical lead of the ICU Education programme and the Clinical Sub-Dean for Simulation at the University of Melbourne and one of two medical ICU leads on the Australasian steering committee for Cardiothoracic Advanced Life Support (CALS-ANZ).
Christian has been involved in healthcare simulation for over 15years with a particular interest in human factors, CRM training, patient safety and debriefing. At the University of Melbourne, he is actively involved in curriculum development and teaching of medical students.
Over the years, Christian developed and delivered many successful interprofessional courses for Intensive Care and Medical Emergency Teams nationally and internationally.
Dr Koh Pei Lin is a paediatric intensivist, with dual sub-specialization in paediatric haematology-oncology. She is currently a senior consultant in National University Hospital (NUH), Khoo Teck Puat-National University Children’s Medical Institute (KTP-NUCMI) in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). She was the previous head of PICU from December 2009 till March 2017. She runs paediatric haematology-oncology clinics and has a special interest in benign haematology, in particular bleeding and thrombotic disorders. Her research interests include haematological issues in PICU, end-of-life issues in PICU and new therapies for haemophilia. She is also actively involved in medical education and is the associate program director for paediatric residency in NUH.
Professor and Chairman, Department of Emergency, Disaster, and Critical Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University.
Education and Experience: March 1984: Graduated from Yamaguchi University School of Medicine March 1988: Completion of the Postgraduate School of Medicine (Anesthesiology, Yamaguchi University) June 1990 to May 1991: Research Fellow in Welcome Surgical Institute, University of Glasgow (Prof. Ross Bullock) 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.
Medicine, Anesthesiology, Acute Medicine, Intensive Care
Dr Kwek is currently Senior Consultant in the Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine and Assistant Chairman, Medical Board (Clinical Development) at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He is Senior Consultant to the Ministry of Health where he is an advisor for the National Deceased Donor Programme in Singapore. His clinical interests include neuroanaesthesia, neurocritical care, general intensive care and deceased organ donation.
Dr Kwek is Assistant Dean (Admissions) and Associate Professor at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and Associate Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in Singapore.
He is a regular Examiner for the local Master of Medicine (Anaesthesiology) Part 1 and 2 examinations and External Examiner for the Primary Examination of the Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists. He is an External Faculty and Examiner for the Neuroanaesthesia and Critical Care Program at the University of Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia.
Dr Andrew currently practises in National University Hospital as a respiratory physician and intensivist. Apart from trudging the hallways of the hospital seeing patients and appreciating how transient life is, he can be seen spending most of his free time with his wife and 3 kids snacking away. He firmly believes in the word "collaboration" and is happy to contribute wherever he can.
Dr Ling is an Infectious Diseases Physician at the National Center for Infectious Diseases(NCID) and Tan TOck Seng Hospital(TTSH), Singapore. She leads the ICU Multi-disciplinary Infectious Diseases and Haematology – Infectious Diseasee Programme at TTSH. She is also interested in research on ICU infections, candidaemia and beta lactam therapeutic drug monitoring.
Debbie Long is a PICU Nurse Researcher at the Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia. She holds adjunct Associate Professor positions across the three main universities in Brisbane. She commenced her PICU career in 1998 and held various senior clinical roles. Debbie’s career in research began in 2004 as a research coordinator and during this time was able to develop her own program of research and undertake a PhD. Debbie’s program of research has focused on sedation, delirium and PTSD and has been the main driver of this work in PICUs across Australia and New Zealand. More recently she has expanded her program of research to include broader PICU functional recovery. In 2018, Debbie was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to explore PICU Long Term Outcomes.
Dr Stephen Malone is a paediatric neurologist and epileptologist at the Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane. He has expertise in epilepsy surgery, EEG and neuroimaging, and developed the first comprehensive Paediatric Epilepsy Monitoring unit in Queensland. He is a researcher at the Child Health Research Centre and Adjunct Fellow at 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.
is an adult and paediatric intensive care physician. He is Associate Professor and Director of Cardiothoracic Intensive Care at the National University Hospital of Singapore and a visiting intensive care physician at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
His principal professional interests include extracorporeal life support, cardiac intensive care in all ages, and infections in the critically ill. He serves on the editorial boards of several critical care journals, as well as the executive committee of the Extracorporeal life Support Organization.
Dr. Mariano is the founding President of the Philippine Neurocritical Care Society and was recently recognized as a Fellow of the Neurocritical Care Society in the US. The aim of the Neurocritical Care Society is to help impede life-threatening neurological illnesses such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord disorders, and acute neuromuscular diseases by applying the best medical practices.
She is presently the Head of the Critical Care Services of both St. Luke’s Medical Centers in Global City and Quezon City. Concurrently, she is the Chief of the Neurocritical care unit in St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City. At the same time, she is an Associate Professor III of the College of Medicine in St. Luke’s Medical Center. In addition, she is a Board member of the Stroke Society of the Philippines and the leader in promoting stroke ready hospital throughout the country. She is also a member the constitutional board of the Philippine Neurological Association.
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 intervention to improve nutrition intake of patients recovering from critical illness. She has published over 120 research manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and is currently Editor-in-Chief of Australian Critical Care.
Xavier MONNET is Professor of Intensive Care at the Paris-Sud 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 150 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and is the author of several didactic reviews and book chapters.
Dr Neo is currently the Deputy Head and Senior Consultant with the Department of Palliative Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He completed his specialisation in Geriatrics Medicine and Palliative Medicine in 2012 and 2014 respectively. In 2015, he was awarded a HMDP to further his interest in Clinical Ethics. He is currently the deputy co-chairperson of TTSH’s Clinical Ethics Committee. Additionally, he holds the position of Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. Dr Neo’s research interest include prognostication and palliative treatment of breathlessness in non-malignant lung diseases.
Dr Nicola Ngiam graduated from the National University of Singapore and subsequently attained higher academic qualifications in the Masters of Medicine in Paediatrics (NUS) and MRCPCH (UK). She received postgraduate training in the field of Paediatric Critical Care at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. She is currently the Director of the Standardized Patient Program, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore as well as a senior consultant in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Khoo Teck Puat – National University Children’s Medical Institute, National University Health System.
She is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate education in the field of paediatric acute care and communication skills for healthcare providers. She has a special interest in standardized patient training, communication skills and the use of simulation-based teaching methods.
Chengsi is a pediatric dietitian and certified nutrition support clinician at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore. She received her nutrition and dietetics training at the University of California, Berkeley, and Teacher’s College, Columbia University, and her PhD training at the National University of Singapore. Her main area of practice is in nutrition in critically ill children and neonates. Her research interests include understanding the association between body composition and outcomes in critically ill children and neonates, and the role of nutrition in optimizing function.
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. Dr. Ong was also the Chief Fellow of the Critical Care Fellowship Programme during the latter half of her time in Toronto. Her clinical interests include post-operative cardiac care, extra-corporeal life support and simulation teaching.
Giles Peek graduated from Kings College Hospital School of Medicine in 1990. His higher research degree investigated 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 has worked in Leicester, UK, New York and is Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He was PI of the CESAR trial. He served on the ELSO steering committee since 1999, and as inaugural chair of 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 and cooking.
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.
Sumeet is an Intensivist working at Canberra Hospital, a tertiary and teaching hospital affiliated with the Australian National University Medical School.
He completed his graduation and anaesthesia training in India, before moving to Australia in 2005, to complete his intensive care training in Canberra and Adelaide. Sumeet is the Supervisor of Training for the College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM) at Canberra Hospital. He has been involved with fellowship teaching, is a CICM fellowship examiner and formal project reviewer and co-convenor of the Canberra ICU course. He is involved with post graduate teaching and is an instructor and convenor for courses on resuscitation, intensive care nephrology and advance mechanical ventilation.
He has a keen interest in extracorporeal support therapies. His research interests include the outcomes of elderly ICU patients and ongoing healthcare burden of ICU survivors. He is currently undertaking a PhD to understand long-term outcomes of ICU survivors and their family members.
Francesca Rubulotta is a Consultant and Senior Clinical Lecturer in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at Charing Cross and St Mary’s Hospital, NHS Trust and at Imperial College Medical School in London, UK. She obtained her MD with laude and commendation at the University of Catania, Italy. In 2002, Dr Rubulotta gained accreditation in Anesthesia at the University of Trieste in Italy and later in 2004 she obtained her specialty in Intensive Care Medicine (ICM) at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. Her training in ICM took place in the USA, the Netherlands, and in Belgium. In 2012, she obtained her PhD at the University of Catania, Italy. In 2018, she obtained a Master in Business Administration (MBA) at Imperial College London, UK. Dr Rubulotta was the Chair of the division of professional development (DPD) of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) and the Chair of the CoBaTrICE project. Dr Rubulotta is the chair of the committee of Medical Managers (CMM) of the British Medical Association (BMA). Dr Rubulotta is a member of the European Board of Intensive Care Medicine (EBICM) and a member of the European Accreditation Board for Continue Medical Education (EACCME) in the Union of European Medical Specialities (UEMS), a member of the Governance Board of the EACCME, and a new member of the UEMS school of examiners. Dr Rubulotta is in the Editorial board of ICU management and practice and she is a reviewer for several journals. Dr Rubulotta is a founding member of the International Society for Rapid Response Systems and part of two Consensus Conferences of rapid response systems. An avid researcher, Dr. Rubulotta has published papers, abstracts, chapters and reviews, mainly on education, sepsis, rapid response systems, leadership and ethics. Dr. Rubulotta has recently developed interest in value creation in health care and has been consulting companies including Phillips and Medtronic. She is working with the London in vitro Diagnostics Co-Operative ( London IVD, http://london.ivd.nihr.ac.uk/industry-innovators/ ) Dr. Rubulotta has studied five different European languages.
Dr Rubulotta has been invited as a speaker at national and international meetings.
Dr Rubulotta has a personal interest in Waterpolo which she is still playing at a semi-professional level and winning four times the master world championship and several times national and European championships.
Luregn Schlapbach is Associate Professor at the University of Queensland and Staff Specialist in the PICU at Queensland Children`s Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. He holds a NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship on Sepsis, Infection, and Inflammation in Critically Ill Children and is Chair of the ANZICS Paediatric Study Group.
Luregn`s research has focused on sepsis and life-threatening infections in critically ill children. 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.
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 AKI epidemiology in resource limited setting, Tropical infection associated AKI such as dengue infection and leptospirosis, AKI biomarkers and Blood purification in sepsis. Currently, he is the subject editors of Nephrology (Carlton) Journal.
Consultant, Department of Adult Intensive Care. Queen Mary Hospital, Hospital Authority, HK
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 whole China.
Dr. Singer has over 35 years of clinical and academic experience. He was born in France and has made his medical school at the Louis Pasteur faculty of Medicine of Strasbourg (France). 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, Director 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 Treasurer (2004-2008) and Chairman of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) (2010-2014) and the co-chairman of the ESPEN Guidelines editorial board (2014-2018). He is an honorary member of ESPEn (2018), from the Cech society 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 2018 guidelines. He is cooperating with many international centers in terms of research such as Geneva, Brussels, Parma, Hamilton (CN), Warshaw, Vienna, Madrid, Dallas, Houston in terms of research.
Dr. Singer has presented over 400 lectures, and had more than 250 invited papers at scientific meetings. He has published more than 170 original articles, 65 review articles, 42 book chapters, and more than 350 abstracts. He has been cited more than 14,000 times (more than 1900 times in 2018) and his index-h is 49 (39 since 2013). He is the editor of a recent book entitled: Nutrition in the ICU: beyond physiology (Karger) and a co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Nutrition (Elsevier) and director of the Israel Intensive Care Clinical Trials Network.
Dr Shehabi, a practicing intensivist and Cardiac anaesthetists, is Professor of Medicine at the School of Clinical Sciences, Monash University and Monash Health; Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at the Clinical School of Medicine at the University of New South Wales.
He is the theme lead for Critical Care and Peri-Operative Medicine at the Monash Health Translational Research Precinct. His research interest and major publications include sedation practice in ICU, delirium management, kidney injury, sepsis biomarkers and improving the outcomes after high risk cardiac surgery. Dr Shehabi is the lead chief investigator of the SPICE program culminating in the SPICE III, the largest sedation RCT in ICU.
Sng Qian Wen obtained her Bachelor of Science (Nursing) (Honours) from the Alice Lee Center for Nursing Studies (ALCNS), NUS and Advanced Diploma in Critical Care Nursing from Nanyang Polytechnic. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Science (Nursing) in ALCNS, NUS. She currently works in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit where she began her career 8 years ago. Her areas of interests include nutrition, protocol-based care and quality. Among her accomplishments are four publications in scientific journals and most recently her role in implementing a nurse-led feeding protocol in the PICU. She believes that nurses’ deep involvement in the generation and utilisation of evidence in daily nursing care can result in improved quality of care for patients.
Dr. Sung is the director of Neurocritical Care and Stroke at the University of Southern California (USC). He has trained at the Universities of Minnesota and Maryland and Johns Hopkins University. At Johns Hopkins, he received his first faculty appointment.
He is a founding member and past-president of the international Neurocritical Care Society (with members from over 50 different countries). He also helped start two other professional societies and has had leadership positions at the American Heart Association, National Stroke Association, Society of Critical Care Medicine and American Academy of Neurology. Currently, he is a councilor of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine
His research interests are improving outcomes of stroke and TBI with neurocritical care. He is now leading a global effort to standardize the determination of brain death.
Dr Tan Ping Ping is a rehabilitation medicine physician at TTSH, who works closely with the Surgical Trauma Service. Her key interests are in early mobilisation and acute rehabilitation of poly-trauma survivors.
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.
After completing his postgraduate training in Anaesthesiology from National University of Singapore, Suhi obtained his fellowship in critical care medicine at Kings College Hospital, London in 2017. He has special interests in Improving patient`s experience in ICU, Early rehabilitation in ICU, Rapid response teams and early warning scores and use of High Flow Oxygen Therapy beyond the boundaries of ICU. He received the National Investigators for Clinical Epidemiology and Research award from the Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Singapore in 2015.
Dr Tham Shuen-Loong is a Consultant at the Department of Rehabilitation, Tan Tong Seng Hospital (TTSH), Singapore. He completed his fellowship in Sydney (Australia) in 2013, and is a fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. He is currently the Program Director of Rehabilitation Medicine (National Healthcare Group Residency). And is a clinical teacher at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and Clinical Lecturer at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. His clinical interests include intensive care rehabilitation and he is passionate about bringing an interdisciplinary model of rehabilitative care into the acute setting. He is currently involved in Surgical ICU and Medical High Dependency Rehabilitation rounds in TTSH. He is also leading an inpatient stroke rehabilitation team.
Terrence is a Paediatric Neurologist at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Singapore.
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.
He is now involved in health informatics and looks forward to the creation of a big data macroscope complete of childhood health and epidemiological data that will allow us to peer into the complex socioeconomic, lifestyle and environmental factors that influence health and disease in Singapore children.
Kate Tietjens is an intensivist at Wellington Hospital in New Zealand. She is the medical lead for the ICU education programme and the CICM Supervisor of Training. She is also employed in a teaching role with the University of Otago, Wellington School of Medicine. Her professional interests include end of life care, paediatrics and simulation for medical education.
Kate is passionate about staff welfare and is particularly interested in promoting gender equity within ICU medicine and finding ways to better support parents in the workplace. She is the New Zealand Regional Representative on the WIN ANZICS committee.
Kate has three wonderful but very noisy boys aged 5, 3 and 1 years. If she has any free time, she likes to play social netball or dance to 90s hip hop. Kate holds the official social portfolio for her department and would likely become an event planner if medicine didn’t work out.
Dr. Tu Tian Ming is a Consultant Neurologist at National Neuroscience Institute and at Changi General Hospital. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, clinical senior lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and a clinical teacher at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.
Dr. Tu completed his medical training in 2005, obtained his membership with the Royal College of Physicians in 2010, completed his advanced specialist training in 2014, and a Masters in Clinical Investigation in 2015. He was a research fellow at Duke University, USA, from 2015 to 2016. His research interest is in developing neuroprotection agents for acute ischemic stroke. His clinical interest is in hyperacute stroke treatment and Neuro intensive care.
Dr Waak is one of the few paediatric specialists internationally with fellowships in paediatrics, neurology and paediatric intensive care/retrieval medicine, having trained in local and overseas centres. She is an academic intensivist, neurologist, clinical trialist, and specialist in EEG monitoring in children and adolescence.
Since arriving in Brisbane in 2012 she has implemented significant improvements in the care of children through audits and guideline developments and research including an EEG pathway and paediatric code stroke process.
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.
Prof. Wang received his M.D. from National Taiwan University (NTU) in 1988, the Ph.D. of Graduate Institute of Physiology, NTU in 1998 and Master of Justice, Soo-Chow University in 2005. He completed full training of emergency physician, intensivist and cardiologist and was granted F.E.S.C. in 1999 and F.A.C.C. in 2000. Prof. Wang is currently vice superintendent of Chang=Bing Show=Chwang Memorial Hospital, professor in Medical School and Law School of Fu-Jen Catholic University in Taiwan. He is currently the chair of Resuscitation Council of Asia (RCA) and actively participated in the International Consensus on ECC and CPR Science with Treatment Recommendations since 2007 by attending ILCOR ALS taskforce and scientific advisory committee. He also has great academic achievements and awards.
I have spent 24 years working as a consultant in Paediatric Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in the Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital. My interests have been clinical, educational and organisational.
Having retired from the NHS in 2017, through a series of chance meetings, I was fortunate to find myself part of a team working to set up the first PICU in Malawi. I have spent the last two years helping establish a six bedded PICU and 8 bedded HDU facility at Mercy James Centre, part of Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, a large government tertiary centre in Blantyre.
Some challenges are specific to Malawi but many are transferable to other situations and I might just whet your appetite to do something similar!
Dr Adrian Wong is a consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia at the Royal Surrey County Hospital Foundation Trust having completed a fellowship in critical care ultrasound. Graduating in 2003 from Guys and St Thomas Hospital School of Medicine, he gained MRCP before completion of Intensive Care and Anaesthetic training in 2014 in the Wessex Deanery. His current areas of interest include clinical governance, critical care ultrasound and medical education.
He is a member of the Intensive Care Society FUSIC Committee, sits on the ESICM Executive Committee and an examiner for the European Diploma of Intensive Care Medicine.
Professor Andrew Udy BHB MB ChB PGCert(AME) PhD FCICM
Andrew is a full-time intensive care clinician and researcher at The Alfred ICU, Melbourne. He completed his undergraduate medical education at the University of Auckland, followed by ICU training in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia. After award of Fellowship, Andrew worked as a consultant for many years in Queensland, while also completing a PhD in antibiotic pharmacokinetics. His major academic interests include optimised drug prescribing in the critically ill, haemodynamic management in severe sepsis, acute kidney injury and renal replacement therapy, management of SAH and TBI, and critical care nutrition. Andrew is involved in critical care research internationally as the Secretary of the ANZICS Clinical Trials Group (CTG). He also a keen educator; instructing on BASIC, ALS, ECMO, ENLS and EMST courses, and is Chair of the Victorian Regional Committee (VRC), and Neurocritical Care Special Interest Group, College of Intensive Care Medicine. Andrew is Co-Deputy Director of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care – Research Centre, Monash University.