Intensive Care Specialist, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
Chairman, Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS)
Topic: ANZICS CORE International Network
Director for Research, Department of Intensive Care, Austin Hospital
Topic: Timing of Renal Replacement Therapy in ICU
Professional Experience : RINALDO BELLOMO AO (MBBS, MD, PhD, FRACP, FCICM, FAAHMS) Prof Bellomo is Director of Intensive Care Research at the Austin Hospital; Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, University of Melbourne; Honorary Professor, Monash University, Co-director of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre, and an NHMRC Practitioner Fellow. He has produced >1500 PubMed cited publications and is the most published biomedical investigator in the history of Australian medicine. Since 2006, he has been the most published intensive care investigator in the world (>100 per annum for the past 5 years). He is now the most published Intensive Care Investigator in the world and was a member of the SCCM Sepsis working group that generated SEPSIS-3
Chairman, Anesthesiology & Intensive Care, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, AP-HP
Topic: Septic Cardiomyopathy: What's New?
Professional Experience : Bernard Cholley is professor at Université de Paris and is the chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology & Intensive Care Medicine at Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou (Assistance Publique, Hôpitaux de Paris). 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.
Consultant & Chief of Service, Department of Intensive Care, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital
Topic: Hemoperfusion: Current Practice
Professional Experience : Dr Shum Hoi Ping, Chief of Service of the Department of Intensive Care, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital. After graduated from the Medical School of the University of Hong Kong in 1998, Dr SHUM started his Internal Medicine training and obtained his fellowship in Nephrology, Advanced Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. Dr Shum’s research interests are extracorporeal blood purification techniques, septic acute kidney injury, and infectious disease management. He has authored or co-authored > 100 publications on critical care, nephrology and infectious disease-related topics. He is currently the Hong Kong Society of Critical Care Medicine chairman, co-chair of the Hong Kong ICU outcome-monitoring program and the Critical Care Nephrology Course director in Hong Kong.
Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Topic: Estimating Sepsis Burden: Challenges and Opportunities
Professional Experience : Lowell Ling is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is an intensivist working at Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong. His research interests include epidemiology and genomics of sepsis, microbiome and data analytics in critical care. He is a member of the Asia Pacific Sepsis Alliance and is an instructor of the BASIC course.
Sheila Nainan Myatra
Professor of Critical Care, Tata Memorial Hospital
Topic: Tracheal Intubation in ICU - Life Saving or Life Threatening?
School of Medicine, University Milano Bicocca
Topic: Intracranial Pressure Monitoring in Patients with Acute Brain Injury in the Intensive Care Unit (SYNAPSE-ICU): An International, Prospective Observational Cohort Study
Professional Experience : Professor of Anesthesia and Intensive Care at the Milano - Bicocca University, School of Medicine and Surgery. Director of Anesthesia and Neurosurgical Intensive Care, San Gerardo Hospital, ASST-Monza.
He promoted Neurocritical care in Italy and Europe, developing more than 50 courses in Italy and Europe on Neurointensive Care topics, finally a “UNIMIB - NeuroIntensive Care 2021”. https://nicu2021.unimib.it and publishing with Martin Smith the "Oxford Textbook of Neurocritical Care" (Oxford University Publisher, 2016) and “Echography and Doppler of the Brain” (with Chiara Robba, Springer, 2020). My research activities are focused on TBI, subarachnoid hemorrhage, neuroanesthesia, neurointensive care and brain death/organ donation. Publications indexed> 390, available at https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5374-3161. H index 47.
He participated in the development of international guidelines on the treatment of patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage, traumatic brain injury and brain death. Member of the management Committee Member of Center TBI (https://www.center-tbi.eu ) Editor in Chief of INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE (IF 17.679), Journal of the European Society of Intensive Care Full CV available (in Italian) at https://www.unimib.it/giuseppe-citerio
Director of the Residency School of Anaesthesia, Humanitas University
Head of the Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Department, Humanitas Research Hospital
President of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)
Chair Division of Scientific Affairs, ESICM
Director of the Master in Patient Blood Management, Humanitas University
Director, Neurosurgery, Osaka Mishima Emergency Critical Care Ctr
Topic: Targeted Temperature Management for Severe Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Professional Experience : Dr. Kobata is a neurosurgeon/neurointensivist and currently serving as Director of the Osaka Mishima Emergency Critical Care Center. His clinical activities and research interests focus on the treatment of severe stroke and traumatic brain injury as well as the resuscitation of critically ill neurological patients. Dr. Kobata graduated from Osaka Medical College in 1984 and joined the Department of Neurosurgery. After his professional experience as a neurosurgeon, he started working at the Osaka Mishima Emergency Critical Care Center in 1999, where he has been dedicated himself to treating critically ill neurological patients. Dr. Kobata is the first Asian to be certified as a Fellow of the Neurocritical Care Society in 2015. Dr. Kobata presided as the President of the Japanese Association of Brain Hypothermia in 2010, the Japanese Association of Cerebral Resuscitation and Brain Death in 2018, Japan Society of Neurological Emergencies and Critical Care in 2019, and the 2nd Neurocritical Care Society Asian and Oceanian Chapter Annual Meeting in 2019 (Co-chair).
The Chief Director, Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Hitachi General Hospital
Topic: Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)
Education : yearEducation, degree and certification 2002 Faculty of Medicine, the University of Tokyo, MD 2014 Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, the University of Tokyo, PhDProfessional Experience : Male. Birth: July 13, 1977. 43 year old yearWork history 2002 Department of Dermatology, Tokyo University Hospital 2004 Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Tokyo University Hospital 2005Department of Internal Medicine, Ohta Nishinouchi Hospital 2007 Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Tokyo University Hospital 2012 Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Hitachi General Hospital
The chief director of Emergency and Critical Care Center Specialist Qualifications: The Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine, The Japanese Association for Acute Medicine, The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine, The Japanese Society of Respiratory Care Medicine, The Japan Society for Blood Purification in Critical Care
Associate Professor, Department of Acute Medicine, The University of Tokyo
Topic: CRRT in Japan
Professional Experience : Kent Doi, M.D., Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Medicine in the department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at The University of Tokyo, Japan. He received his M.D. and Ph.D., and residency training at the University of Tokyo Hospital followed by research nephrology training at NIH/NIDDK (2005-2007). At the University of Tokyo, Dr. Doi is a clinical and basic research investigator. His research interests include acute kidney injury, sepsis, and multiple organ failure. Current research involves AKI biomarker, sepsis-induced AKI, and organ system network analysis in multiple organ failure. He is also working for the renal support therapy in the ICU. Dr. Doi is a council member of the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Fellow of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine (FJSIM), Councilor and Board-Certified Nephrologist of the Japanese Society of Nephrology, Board Certified Senior Member of the Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy.
Director, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
Topic: Japanese Intensive Care Patient Database (JIPAD)
CRISIS Database for Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients in Japan
Professional Experience : Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, 465 Kajiicho Kamigyo, Kyoto, Japan University of Medicine (KPUM): 1981 - 1983 Instructor in Department of Anesthesiology, KPUM: 1984 - 1985 Instructor in ICU, Kyoto Children's Hospital: 1986 - 1990 Associate Professor in ICU, KPUM: 1991 - 2009 Director of Intensive Care Medicine: 2002 - present Professor in ICU, KPUM: 2006 – present President of nonprofit organization, Intensive Care Collaboration Network (ICON) 2021
Professor, Director and Chair, Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Nippon Medical School
Graduate School of Nippon Medical School
Topic: Recent Advances of in Traumatic Brain Injury Care
Professional Experience : Shoji Yokobori, MD is Professor, Director and Chair of Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Nippon Medical School and Graduate School of Nippon Medical School. He graduated from Gunma University of Medicine in 1999 and obtained a Ph.D from Graduate School of Nippon Medical School in 2005.He had carried out research on neurotrauma as a visiting researcher at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA from 2010 to 2013. His specialty is Neruosurgical Emergency. He is currently engaged in clinical works, and also in research on basic experiment of nerve regeneration, transplantation of stem cells, brain hypothermia and heatstroke.
Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Seoul National University Hospital
Topic: Coping with the COVID-19 Critically Ill in Korea : Unprepared and Still Struggling
Professional Experience : 2005-2006 Clinical instructor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea 2007 Adult critical care clinical fellow, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Baltimore, MD, USA 2008 – 2009 Master of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 2009 Associate researcher, Outcomes research team, National Evidence-based Healthcare Collaborating Agency 2010-2012 Clinical professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Boramae Medical Center, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea 2012-2018 Assistant professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea 2018- Associate professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
Department of Surgery, University of Ulsan, Asan Medical Center
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine
Topic: Disruptive Behavior in Medical Field
Education : 1996 M.D., Yonsei University Medical College, Seoul, Republic of Korea 2006 Master degree, Yonsei University Medical College, Graduate School 2008 PhD degree, Soonchunhyang University Medical College, Graduate SchoolProfessional Experience : Fellowship> 2005-2006: Cardiothoracic anesthesia Fellow, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. 2007: Echocardiography lab training for TTE, Yonsei University 2010: Adult Critical Care Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute (Director Dr. Theresa Hartsell) Faculty> Mar, 2007-Feb, 2013: Assistant Professor Mar, 2013-Feb, 2019: Associate Professor Mar, 2019-present: Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain medicine, Yonsei University
Director, Intensive Care Unit, Jikei University School of Medicine
Topic: Vitamin C in Critical Care
Professional Experience : Dr Tomoko Fujii is 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. She 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). The VITAMINS trial attracted strong interest from the critical care community, and the JAMA paper was read more than 158,000 times.
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. Her recent international collaboration includes a multicentre observational study of sodium bicarbonate for metabolic acidosis conducted in Taiwan, Australia, and Japan.
Professor, head Lab Translational Intensive Care, Dept. Intensive Care, Erasmus Medical Center
Topic: Microcirculation Network and AI Analysis
Professional Experience : Curriculum Vitae of Can Ince Professor Can Ince is a physiologist and since 2020 heads the Laboratory of Translational Intensive Care Medicine, Department of Intensive Care Medicine (head Prof Gommers) of the Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam. He is Prof in Clinical Physiology “Cardiovascular aspects of peri-operative and intensive care medicine”. Previously he headed the Department of Translational Physiology at the Academic Medical Center (AMC) of the University of Amsterdam. The mission of his group is to accomplish bench to bedside translation of insights into pathophysiology, novel treatment modalities concepts and the development innovative diagnostic techniques. Together with his team he conducts both experimental and clinical research. In his Laboratory, animal experimentation and technology development mainly directed at (micro)circulation and oxygenation in cardiovascular compromise in intensive care, cardiothoracic and general surgery, and anesthesiology. Areas of investigation include fluid therapy, ecmo, sepsis, shock, resuscitation and medical technology. His main contribution in this areas of medicine has been the development and clinical introduction of hand-held video microscopes allowing the first-time visualization and monitoring of the microcirculation at the bedside. Dr Ince Besides these activities he is chief scientific officer of Active Medical BV Leiden, a company who delivers servies and technology related to clinical microcirculation measurements. He is on the editorial boards of several journals and has organized several international conferences on the topics of his research interests. He has a H- factor of 65, holds several patents, has authored over 600 scientific peer reviewed papers as well as edited several books.
Full Professor – Deputy Director – Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Department, Maastricht University Medical Centre – Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (CARIM)
Topic: ECMO in Post-cardiotomy Shock Application
Professional Experience : Full Professor of Cardiac Surgery and Extracorporeal Life Support at the Maastricht University and Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC) - Director of the ECLS Program at MUMC - Editor-in-Chief of the MultiMedia Manual of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) and Associate Editor for Artificial Organs, Journal of Cardiac Surgery, and Monaldi Archives – Fellow of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (FELSO) and of the European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (FEACTS) – Founder and Past-President of EuroELSO (organizing two congresses in 2012 and 2017) – Scientific Secretary of the Italian Society of Cardiac Surgery (2007-2008), Director of the EACTS Scholl (2009-2012) - Member of the Italian Society of cardiac Surgery, Dutch Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Society of Thoracic Surgery (STS), American Association of Thoracic Surgery (AATS), and European Society of Cardiology (ESC) – Member of the Nucleus Group of the Cardiovascular Surgery Working Group (European Society of Cardiology) - Author of more than 430 publication (PubMed) – Principal Investigator in many pre-clinical and clinical studies.
Principal Dietitian, Dietetics and Nutrition, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
Topic: Should Malnourished Patients Receive Higher Energy in the First Week of ICU Admission?
Professional Experience : Charles Lew is a principal dietitian and the co-chair of the Allied Health Research Panel of Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. He is also an associate faculty member of the Singapore Institute of Technology for the Nutrition and Dietetics program, and the treasurer of the Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (Singapore)(SingSPEN). Charles completed a PhD at Flinders University, and has published several papers related to his thesis on nutrition assessment and support in critically ill patients. His research interest includes risk classification, malnutrition, nutrition support and refeeding syndrome in critically ill patients.
Senior Consultant, Alexandra Hospital and National University Hospital
Topic: Singapore Intensive Care and the Fight Against COVID-19
Professional Experience : Jason Phua is respiratory physician and intensivist who is Co-Chair of Singapore’s National COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit Committee, Deputy Chair of the National Intensive Care Unit Repository (NICUR), Chair of the Asia Ventilation Forum (AVF), and Secretary of the Asian Critical Care Clinical Trials (ACCCT) Group. He is the current Chief Executive Officer of Alexandra Hospital (AH) of the National University Health System (NUHS). He previously served as the Head of Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine at National University Hospital (NUH) and as President of the Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SICM Singapore).
Kay Choong See
Head & Senior Consultant, Division of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore
Topic: Artificial Intelligence in ICU – Facts, Fears, and Further Work
Professional Experience : Dr. See is Head & Senior Consultant, Division of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore. He completed Advanced Specialty Training in both Respiratory Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine. His special interests include cardiopulmonary physiology, pleural disorders, critical care ultrasonography, healthcare quality improvement, and medical education.
Assistant Director of Research, Institute of Data Science, National University of Singapore
Topic: Standardized Datasets for Cross-institutional Collaborations: MIMIC, OHDSI and Beyond
Professional Experience : Dr. Feng is currently the Assistant Director of Research at Institute for Data Science and a faculty member at Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore. He is also the Senior Assistant Director of National University Hospital, championing the big data analytics and healthcare AI initiatives. His research is to develop machine learning algorithms to extract actionable knowledge from large amount of data to enable better quality of healthcare. His research brings together concepts and tools across deep learning, optimization, signal processing, statistical causal inference and big data management. Dr. Feng’s work was recognized by both well-established journals, such as Science Translational Medicine, JAMA and top international conferences, such as KDD, AAAI and AMIA.
Shanaz Matthew Sajeed
Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
Topic: Rapid Response System
Professional Experience : Dr. Shanaz is currently a consultant in Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine practicing at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. He is actively involved in the teaching of medical students and residents and is the undergraduate education lead for Emergency Medicine. Dr Shanaz is also the Chairman of the Cardiac Life Support Committee for the hospital and oversees the code blue activation system within hospital as well as the training of staff in Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. He has a keen interest in critical care as well as collaborating with other esteemed colleagues in developing a robust rapid response system.
Director, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
Topic: Lessons Learned in Respiratory Pandemics: Key Strategies for Every Hospital of the Future
Chief, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Taichung Veterans General Hospital
Topic: Using Patient Flow Management to Improve the Care Quality of ICU
Education : 1988 MD, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming Medical College
2009 PhD, Department of Life Science, National Chung Hsing UniversityProfessional Experience : Chieh Liang Wu, MD, PhD is the Chief of Critical Care Medicine in Taichung Veterans General Hospital (TCVGH) from 2020. After graduating from National Yang Ming Medical College in 1988, his residency was at TCVGH and completed his fellowship training of pulmonary and critical care medicine 1997. He earned his PhD degree of Life Science from National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, in 2009. As an associated professor, he teaches in Feng Chia University and Tung Hai University, Taichung, Taiwan, from 2015.
In addition to his clinical practice, he formerly was the Chief of Center for Quality Management TCVGH and the Secretary-General, The Association for Healthcare Quality respectively from 2014~2020. His main research areas are critical care medicine, patient safety and quality and machine learning. Till he has more than 70 peer-reviewed publications.
Deputy Director, Center of Intelligent Healthcare, National Taiwan University Hospital
Topic: Implementation of an ML-based Automatic Chest X-ray and CT Interpretation for COVID-19 in Emergency Department: Experience of National Taiwan University Hospital
Education : 1991-1998, Doctor of Medicine, National Taiwan University 2008-2014, Doctor of Science, Harvard University/ Department of EpidemiologyProfessional Experience :
Chien-Chang Lee, MD, ScD, is a professor of emergency medicine at the National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH). He served as the deputy secretary general of Taiwan Society of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, and deputy director of intelligent healthcare in NTUH. Professor Lee runs a Health Data Science lab with rich experiences in evaluating the clinical value of new diagnostic tests. He pioneered in this field by introducing several new biomarkers and point-of-care multiplex PCR systems in Taiwan’s EM practice. He is also engaged in the development of artificial intelligence-based decision support systems in the complicated environment of emergency medicine. One of the most impactful findings of professor Lee is the discovery of the fatal cardiovascular complications of aortic dissection or aortic aneurysm rupture associated with the use of fluoroquinolone. Professor Lee published a series of pharmacoepidemiology studies in JAMA internal medicine and Journal of American College of Cardiology, leading to the issue of an official warning on the cardiovascular complications of fluoroquinolones. Up to date, professor Lee has published more than 200 scientific papers with more than 7,500 citations (H-index 47) which rank him as the top scientists in the emergency medicine and critical care fields of google scholar.
Chairman, Department of Emergency, National Taiwan University Hospital
Topic: Machine Learning in Improving the Patient Flow in Emergency Care
Education : 2007 PhD, National Taiwan UniversityProfessional Experience : Dr. Huang got his medical doctor degree in Medical College of National Taiwan University. After completing the residence training of internal medicine and fellowship training of cardiovascular medicine, Dr. Huang received full resident training of emergency medicine in National Taiwan University Hospital. Dr. Huang then entered Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine and got his doctorate degree. He received a grant supporting post-doctorate research in Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. His major research interests include acute cardiac care, resuscitation and post-cardiac arrest care including targeted temperature management. Dr. Huang has more than 100 publications including clinical and laboratory studies. He receives awards from the fields of academic research, team work management and administrative works in these years. His recent interests focus on Machine Learning to improve the clinical management of cardiac arrest and post-cardiac arrest syndrome.
Chief of Medical ICU, Department of Critical Care, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital
Topic: Current Treatment of Inhalational Injury
Education : 1992 MD, Medical Department, Yang-Ming UniversityProfessional Experience : 1985-1992 School of medicine, Yang-Ming University. 1994-1997 Resident doctor, Medicine department, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital. 1997-1999 Chief resident doctor, Chest medicine & Critical care medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital. 1999-2015 Attending Physician, Medical critical care department, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital. 2003-2004 Visiting scholarship, ICU department, University of California San Francisco. 2010 Assistant Professor, Yang-Ming University. 2016 Associated Professor 2016-2021 Director of respiratory care center, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital. 2021- Director of medical ICU, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital.
Chief, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital
Topic: Development of BI in ICU Operation Management
Department & Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Bioethics, National Taiwan University College of Medicine
Topic: Research Ethic in Data Science
Education : 1999 PhD, Bioethics/University of Manchester, U.K.Professional Experience : Tsai, D.F.C.,, M.D., Ph.D., is a family physician and bioethicist. He graduated from National Taiwan University College of Medicine in 1989 and earned his PhD in bioethics from the University of Manchester, U.K. in 1999. He is the founding Professor of the Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Bioethics, and jointly appointed in the Department of Family Medicine, the Institute of Medical Device and Imaging, and the Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine in National Taiwan University College of Medicine. He is attending physician in the Department of Medical Research and chairman of the research ethics committee at National Taiwan University Hospital. He is also the Director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics at National Taiwan University. He is formerly the Vice President of the International Association of Bioethics (2016-7) and currently the President of Taiwan Association of Institutional Review Boards (2018~21). In the Covid-19 pandemic, he is a member of the Expert Advisory Committee to the Central Command Center of the Taiwan government. He has publications in Journal of Medical Ethics, Hastings Center Report, American Journal of Bioethics… etc. and has published books on subject of bioethics, informed consent, clinical ethics committee, case-analysis in medical ethics, research ethics, big data research, and family medicine, and another 100 papers published in Chinese language journals, and 20 papers collected in 20 books. His special research interests include: cross-cultural bioethics, genetic ethics, transplantation ethics, clinical ethics and ethics consultation, research ethics, and medical ethics education.
Director, Department of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine,
Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital
Topic: Year in Review: Pediatrics- Review of Clinical Research
Director, Division of Respiratory Therapy, Taipei Veterans General Hospital
Topic: Taiwan’s Response to COVID-19
Education : 1992 MD, PhD, School of Medicine, Taipei Medical UniversityProfessional Experience : Kuang-Yao Yang is a Professor, Institute of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taipei, Taiwan. He is also the Director of Division of Respiratory Therapy, Department of Chest Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan; Committee member, Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) for COVID-19, Taiwan. He has done a lot of works for the medical education and public service on the field of Critical Care Medicine in Taiwan, so he is elected as Vice President, Taiwan Society of Critical Care Medicine since 2019, Supervisor, Taiwan Society of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine since 2020, and Head of Critical Care MedicineAssembly, APSR since 2021. From 2001 to 2002 he was a Research Scholar in the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, University of Colorado Denver, USA. In 2008 he was a Visiting Physician affiliated to the Lung Transplantation Program of the Berlin Heart Institute, Germany. He has been served as the Chair of Critical Care Committee, Taiwan Society of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and the Deputy Chair of Academic Committee, Taiwan Society of Critical Care Medicine. He has published numerous articles in highly regarded journals, including AJRCCM, Chest, Critical Care,... His current research and clinical interests are focused on pneumonia, sepsis, and ARDS, as well as he acquired many professional awards, including Excellent research award, Taiwan Society of Critical Care Medicine, and Best research award, Taiwan Society of Society of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Cardiovascular Center, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital (FEMH)
Topic: ECMO in Cardiac Arrest
Education : 2015 - 2017 Executive MBA, College of Accounting and Management Decision-Making, National Taiwan University
2000 - 2007 Ph. D; Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University
1987 - 1994 Doctor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, National Taiwan UniversityProfessional Experience : Dr. Chiu has performed more than six-thousand cardiac operations, including CABG, valve surgery, and heart transplants. The core competencies of his team at FEMH are off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) and minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS). More than 85% of the isolated CABG procedures he performed were OPCAB. More than 90% of valve procedures are performed via the sternum-sparing approach (MICS). Currently, more than 50% CABG is sternum-sparing. FEMH is considered a leader in endoscopic vessel harvest (EVH) procedures and has been the premier training center in Asia. More than hundred foreign cardiac surgeons have been to FEMH for EVH and MICS training. Dr. Chiu has been invited for oral presentations and live demonstrations of his OPCAB and sternum-sparing MICS techniques in Japan, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and Korea. Dr. Chiu is also the national lead investigator of ETNA study, and also one of the principal investigators of the Einstein Study and the Hokusai Study and is considered to be one of the key opinion leaders in novel anticoagulants.
Department of Thoracic Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou
Topic: Turn Them Upside Down: Not Always Easy Peasy!
Education : 1985-1992 Medical Doctor, Department of Medicine, Taipei Medical UniversityProfessional Experience :
Dr. Kuo-Chin Kao now is Vice President of Taiwan Society of Critical Care Medicine, Deputy Director of Internal Medicine and Professor of Department of Respiratory Therapy at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou. His interests are focused on the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) including the Epidemiology, open lung biopsy (OLB), High Frequency Oscillation Ventilation (HFOV), Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), Prone Positioning and mechanism of ventilator induced lung injury (VILI). In addition, he is involved in translational research to investigate new approach for ARDS through a systems medicine method. He currently is the reviewers of several critical care and respiratory journals including Lancet Respiratory Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care, Journal of Critical Care, Journal of Thoracic Disease, BMC Anesethiology, BMC Pulmonary Medicine, Journal of Formosa Medicine Association, Medicine, PLOS ONE and Biomedical Journal. He has authored and co-authored about 150 scientific articles, reviews and book chapters.
Director of Emergency and Critical Care Services, Wuri Lin Shin Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
Topic: Red, Blue, or a Combination of the Two: Vitamin B12 and Methylene Blue for Refractory Shock
Attending Physician, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University
Topic: Artificial Intelligence for Sepsis Management
Topic: Advance of Medical Cares in Ergonomics
Chair Professor, School of Medicine, Taipei Medical University
Topic: Joint Quality Improvement with Critical Care Registry and Federated Learning - by Technology Electronic Dashboard-Intensive Care Unit (TED-ICU)
Education : 1974/9-1981/6 M.D., School of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan 2001/9-2003/6 M.Sc., Graduate Institute of Medical Informatics, Taipei Medical University, TaiwanProfessional Experience : Dr. Ray-Jade Chen was appointed as Superintendent of Taipei Medical University Hospital (TMUH) from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2020. TMUH is the flagship hospital of Taipei Medical University Healthcare System, a world-class patient care and services provider and four times JCI accredited. TMUH provides patient-centered comprehensive medical services with over 800 beds, 30 specialty medical departments, 46 sub-specialty departments and 10 specialty centers.
TMUH is one of the leading smart hospitals in Taiwan and has been granted HIMSS Stage 6 since 2014. Ray has played a pivotal role in the strategic development of hospital IT infrastructure and has driven its transformation from intra-hospital to a robust IT ecosystem. Through expertise in clinical services, hospital administration, and medical informatics, he has championed the use of artificial intelligence, contactless technology and telemedicine in improving quality of care and creating a precision health-focused healthcare system.
Ray graduated from Taipei Medical University (TMU) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine, and a Master’s Degree in Medical Informatics. Currently, he is the Chair Professor of AI Medicine at the TMU Medical School and a Consultant Surgeon in General Surgery and Trauma & Critical Care Medicine at TMUH. He is also the founder of Radica Health, a company whose mission is to improve the quality of care for patients and providers by leveraging machine learning in the development of intensive care information systems.
Attending Neurosurgeon, Division of Neurosurgery, Kaoshiung Medical University Hospital
Topic: Hemodynamics Monitoring of Neurocritically Ill Patients
Education : 1994-6 M.D., Kaohsiung Medical University 2008-6 M.Sc., National Sun Yat Sin UniversityProfessional Experience : Instructor of Taiwan Society of Critical Care Medicine Chairman, Neurocritical care committee, Taiwan Neurosurgical Society (2019~) Member of board of directors, Taiwan Neurotrauma Association (2020 ~ ) Member of education committee, Taiwan society of Critical Care Medicine (2019~) Member of education committee, Taiwan society of Emergency and Critical care medicine (2019~) Member of critical care committee, Taiwan Surgical Association (2020~) Member of United State Neurocritical care society (2010~ ) Chinese Critical care association of Physician – Neurocritical care board member (2016~) Vice-chairmen of traumatic brain injury committee, The International Chinese Federation of Neurosurgical Sciences (2018~) Chinese congress of Neurosurgery – Neurocritical care board member (2014~2017) Taiwan National Defense Medical College, clinical associate professor
Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital
Topic: Biomarker of Persistent Acute Kidney Injury in Critical Care: Another Gemstone in the Jewelry Box
Education : 2000 MD. PhD, National Taiwan University / Internal medicineProfessional Experience : Vin-Cent actively involved in the analysis of a database of acute kidney injury in the National Taiwan University Study Group on Acute Renal Failure (NSARF) and Consortium for Acute Kidney Injury and Renal Diseases (CAKs) strive to advance high-quality care in acute kidney injury (AKI) and aspires to plunge the worldwide increasing prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) from the perspective of AKI-CKD transition.
Chief, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Changhua Christine Hospital
Topic: A New Look at Reaping the Benefits of Enteral Nutrition
Director, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital
Topic: Quality and Performance Improvement in Intensive Care Units
Education : 2008- 2011 PhD, School of Clinical Science, University of Bristol, UK 1988- 1995 MD, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, TaiwanProfessional Experience :
Dr. Huang is a chairperson of department of critical care medicine in Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan and also Jury of Healthcare Quality Improvement Campaign and Joint Commission of Taiwan. Dr Huang is an expert in acute myocardial infarction, pulmonary hypertension, cardiology, quality improvement, critical care, and ICU database. Dr Huang is also an associate professor in Fooyin and National Yang-Ming University. Dr. Huang authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and invited as faculty in more than 22 national and international conferences. Dr Huang is both Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC) and Fellow of American College of Cardiology (FESC). He is also Fellow in Healthcare Quality and Safety from International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua). He was elected as champion of Taiwan in Stent Save a Life international AMI organization. His department received more than 490 international and national research and quality control awards and is the only critical center received Golden national medical quality award and international Hospital Federation grand award golden winner.
Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Fu-Jen Catholic University Hospital
Topic: Controlling Stress-induced Hyperglycemia in Acute Illness: Beyond just Insulin
Education : 1991-1994 Bachelor in Biochemistry, University of Maryland 1994-1995 Bachelor in Microbiology, University of Maryland 1997-2001 Medical Degree, Fatima College of Medicine, Philippines 2002-2006 Board-Certification in General Surgery, Cathay General Hospital/Surgery 2004-2007 Board-Certification in Cardiovascular Surgery, Cathay General Hospital/CVS 2007-2008 Board-Certification in Acute Trauma Care, Cathay General Hospital/ Trauma 2008-2009 Board-Certification in Critical Care Medicine, Cathay General Hospital/ Critical Care 2012-2013 Master Program, Taipei Medical University/ Clinical Nutrition 2013-2017 PhD in Clinical Nutrition, Taipei Medical University/ Clinical Nutrition 2018 Assistant Professor, Taipei Medical University/ Clinical NutritionProfessional Experience : I am currently the director of surgical intensive care unit at Fu-Jen Catholic University Hospital, Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine. My interest in the medical field started when I studied at the University of Maryland, USA under a double bachelor’s degree program in Biochemistry and Microbiology/Immunochemistry. Later, after completing my post-graduate medical training and obtaining my medical degree at Fatima College of Medicine, Philippines, I had an opportunity to receive my residency training in general surgery subspecializing in cardiovascular surgery at Cathay General Hospital, Taiwan. As a cardiovascular fellow, my involvement in acute trauma and vascular surgery influenced me to take great interest in acute trauma care and surgical intensive care focusing on organ support systems. While serving on the CVS ECMO team, I took training in medical intensive care including mechanical ventilation and renal replacement therapy. Later, I turned to basic science research in the field of clinical nutrition, knowing that proper nutrition therapy is an important adjunctive therapy toward recovery of multi-organ functions. After obtaining my PhD in clinical nutrition, I am involved in giving professional society lectures in clinical nutrition and also in graduate program in clinical nutrition as an assistant professor. My other field of interests include teaching EBM clinical practice and promoting standard of care practice in ICU to young residents
Department of Anesthesiology, National Taiwan University Hospital
Topic: Current Advance in Smart ICU and Taiwan CORE
Education : 2006-2012 PhD, National Taiwan UniversityProfessional Experience :
Dr. Yu-Chang Yeh is a Clinical Associate Professor of National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH), an anesthesiologist (2004), and intensivist (2006). He is the chair of Scientific Committee of the Taiwan Society of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (TSECCM) and also vice chair of the Research Committee. He is the Secretary General of Taiwan Society of Critical Care Medicine (TSCCM). He received his medical degree from the College of Medicine, Yang-Ming University (Taiwan) in 1998 and PhD from the College of Medicine, National Taiwan University in 2012. His clinical and research interests include microcirculation, sepsis, blood purification, extracorporeal life support, therapeutic sedation and analgesia, delirium, kidney transplant, and ICU database. Dr. Yeh authored or co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed papers and invited as a speaker more than 120 national and international conferences. He acts as reviewer for more than 20 international journals and member of the editorial board of 5 journals in anesthesia and critical care medicine.
Institute of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, National Taiwan University
Topic: Statistical Concept in Data Science
Education : 1992 DDS, National Taiwan University 2001 MSc in Periodontology, University of London 2006 PhD in Statistical Epidemiology, University of LeedsProfessional Experience : I did my undergraduate dental degree at the National Taiwan University and then received specialist training in periodontology at NTU hospital and Taipei Chang Gung hospital. In 2000, I went to London and did my masters degree in periodontology at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London. My career started to change path. My supervisor Professor Mark Gilthorpe encouraged me to do a PhD in epidemiology and biostatistics. After I came back to Taiwan in September 2001, he moved to Leeds and managed to secure funding for my study. In May 2003, I went to Leeds to take up a position as Clinical Research Fellow and also worked on my PhD.I obtained my PhD in March 2006 and was immediately awarded a tenured 5-year UK research council fellowship. I got promoted as Senior Clinical Research Fellow and eventually Principal Research Fellow in Leeds.
I took up a position at NTU in August 2012 after spending more than 9 years in Leeds and was promoted to full professor in August 2016. From 2017, I am the Director of the Institute of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University.
Consultant, Dept of Critical Care, King’s College Hospital, London
Topic: Little Big Data – Data Driving Change and Improvement
Professional Experience : Dr. Wong has been a consultant in anaesthesia & intensive care since 2015 and is a currently a consultant at King’s College Hospital, London. He is also pursuing a PhD in Vrije University Brussels on fluid stewardship and management in the critical care setting. He is a member of the Intensive Care Society FUSIC Committee, sits on the ESICM Executive Committee and an examiner for the European Diploma of Intensive Care Medicine. He is the chair of the Editorial and Publishing Committee of the ESICM. He is on the executive committee of the International Fluid Academy (fluidacademy.org). His interests are clinical governance, safety reporting and is a recognised international trainer critical care ultrasonography. He strongly believes in FOAMed, publishing case examples regularly on Twitter as @avkwong. He runs the ESICM blog and is an editor on TheBottomLine website.
Clinical Director Respiratory Sleep Critical Care Lane Fox, Director of Research Delivery, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Professor of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, Kings College London
Joint Editor-In-Chief, THORAX, Journal of the British Thoracic Society
Topic: Prolonged Mechanical Weaning:Physiological and Patient-Centred Treatment Strategies
Clinical Senior Lecturer, Willam Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London
Topic: Translation Research in Clinical Nutrition: From Bed to Bench and Back Again
Professional Experience : Dr Zudin Puthucheary is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Intensive Care Medicine at the William Harvey Institute, Queen Mary, University of London, and a Consultant at the Royal London Hospital Adult Intensive Care Unit. He graduated from Nottingham University in 1997, and moved to London post MRCP in 2000. Following a 3-year stint in Sydney, he started his Respiratory training in Bristol, before completing his critical care training in London. His research focusses on acquired functional disability, and the use of nutritional and exercise interventions to prevent and treat muscle. He chairs the UK National Post-Intensive Care Rehabiliation Collaborative, a multi-professional cross-disciplinary group.
His work on acute muscle wasting has won awards from the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine , European Society of Anesthesia, the British Thoracic Society, the Intensive Care Society, The American Society of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrtition and Zudin was named a Global Rising Star by the Australia and New Zealand Intensive Care Society.
Clinical Research Scientist, Cooper Research Institute, Cooper University Health Care
Topic: Now That We Know It, How Do We Implement It?
Professional Experience : Christa is a Clinical Nurse Scientist at Cooper University Hospital and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Cooper Medical School at Rowan University. During her 25+ years in nursing, she has practiced clinically, directed critical care quality improvement and clinical research and was the Program Manager for a North American sepsis clinical trial. Christa received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Thomas Jefferson University and her Masters of Science in Nursing and Doctorate of Nursing Practice degrees from Drexel University.
Christa has lectured nationally and internationally and has authored or co-authored over 180 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and abstracts. Dr. Schorr has served as national faculty for the Phase III and IV Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) SSC Collaboratives.
Dr. Schorr is a member of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Steering Committee, is the current SSC Guidelines Committee Group Head for long-term outcomes and goals of care, serves as the Chair for the Thrive Patient and Family Committee and is the SSCM’s Quality & Safety Committee liaison to the CDC Heathcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. In 2021, Dr. Schorr received the prestigious Asmund S. Laerdal Memorial Award in conjunction with the 50th annual Critical Care Congress. Dr. Schorr continues to stress the importance of early sepsis identification and the significance of patient and family engagement.
David T. Huang
Topic: Challenges and Pragmatic Adaptive Clinical Research During a Pandemic: How to Set Up Your System for Success
Professional Experience :
David T. Huang, MD, MPH is a Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Clinical and Translational Science, and is Director of MACRO (Multidisciplinary Acute Care Research Organization) at the University of Pittsburgh. He is Co-PI of the REMAP-CAP/COVID trial at the UPMC Health System, has lead multiple clinical trials in sepsis, ARDS, and infection, and serves as Associate Director of the Transplant ICU.
Hector R. Wong
Professor of Pediatrics, Director, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Topic: Biomarkers: Beyond Procalcitonin
Professional Experience :
Dr. Hector R. Wong is a Professor of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He has also served as the Director of Critical Care Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Research Foundation. He currently serves at the Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics. His research program is focused on sepsis,and spans the spectrum from laboratory-based research to translational research. The latter effort is centered on a multi-institutional genomic and clinical database of pediatric septic shock. The database has been leveraged for the discovery of novel therapeutic targets, novel insights regarding the pathobiology of septic shock, the discovery of gene expression-based subclasses of septic shock, and the discovery of novel stratification and diagnostic biomarkers.
Clinical Specialist Physical Therapy, University of California San Francisco Medical Center
Topic: Can They Move if They Can't Breathe?
Professional Experience :
Heidi Engel, PT, DPT
Heidi Engel has been a physical therapist for 33 years, and works at University of California San Francisco Medical Center. She has worked in the ICU at UCSF since October 2008, and over the course of her career has worked in every Acute care PT service, as well as outpatients and home health settings. She received the UCSF Outstanding Colleague of Nursing Award in 2012, a Presidential Citation from the Society of Critical Care Medicine in 2013, and the American Physical Therapy Association Jack Walker Award for Research Excellence in 2014. She currently teaches at UCSF, conducts research in ICU Rehabilitation, has given over 80 presentations outside of UCSF, and is an author on 13 peer reviewed publications. She is a founding member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine ICU Liberation Campaign.
Howard A. Zucker
Commissioner, New York State Department of Health
Topic: Public Health Crises: From Measles to COVID-19
Assistant Attending, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Topic: Year in Review: Top 10 Articles
Professional Experience : I am a critical care anesthesiologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. I completed my residency in anesthesiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center in 2013 and my fellowship in critical care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2014. I worked as an attending anesthesiologist and surgical ICU intensivist at Yale New Haven Hospital 2014-2020 before joining the department at MSKCC in March of 2020. My clinical interest includes quality and safety with a focus on improving perioperative care in critically ill patients. I strongly believe that perioperative medicine affects outcome in cancer patients, especially in those with life threatening illness. I also currently serve as the MSKCC champion to the Multicenter Perioperative Outcome Group. In this role, I work with a multidisciplinary group of providers and researchers to examine trends in national data on surgical patients with the goal of conducting research, improve quality, and guide practice.
Jonathan E. Sevransky
Professor, Emory University Hospital
Topic: Is There Still a Role for Ascorbic Acid in Septic Shock?
Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Anesthesia, University of California San Francisco Medical Center
Professional Experience :
Judith Hellman, M.D. is the William L. Young, M.D. Endowed Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at UCSF. She is a Critical Care Medicine physician-scientist doing basic and translational research on sepsis, injury and inflammatory critical illness. She trained clinically in Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, and Critical Care Medicine, and then did a post-doctoral research fellowship in sepsis. She was on faculty at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital from 1997-2008, and joined the faculty at UCSF in 2008. She is the director of the UCSF Anesthesia research training program and program director for the UCSF Anesthesia NIH T32 training grant. Her research program is focused on innate immunity in sepsis and injury, on endothelial inflammatory signaling and endothelial biology in sepsis, and on immune modulation by the endocannabinoid and endovanilloid systems.
Cardiac and Critical Care Anesthesiologist, Assistant Professor, Froedtert Hospital and Medical College of Wisconsin
Topic: Coagulation and COVID-19
Professional Experience :
Dr. Justin Tawil MD FASA is a Cardiac and Critical Care Anesthesiologist and Assistant Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. There he is the Assistant Program Director of the Critical Care Medicine fellowship for his department. He primarily practices Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and Critical Care in a post cardiac surgery and ECMO ICU in an academic setting. His academic focus is on echocardiography, hemostasis and mechanical circulatory support. He has served on the American Society of Anesthesiologists Critical Care Medicine Committee Since 2016.
Katri V. Typpo
Associate Professor, University of Arizona College of Medicine
Topic: Review of Basic Science Research
Professional Experience :
Dr. Katri Typpo is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, Arizona. She is a pediatric intensivist with expertise in both general PICU and CVICU. As an NIH-funded investigator, her research interests are to understand how routine ICU and CVICU care alters intestinal barrier functions and gut microbial diversity during pediatric critical illness, as a pathway to prevent multiple organ dysfunction syndrome.
Leo Anthony Celi
MICU Physician, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Topic: A Call for Operationalizing Fairness in Machine Learning for Healthcare
Professional Experience : As clinical research director and principal research scientist at the MIT Laboratory for Computational Physiology (LCP), and as a practicing intensive care unit (ICU) physician at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Leo brings together clinicians and data scientists to support research using data routinely collected in the process of care. His group built and maintains the publicly-available Medical Information Mart for Intensive Care (MIMIC) database and the Philips-MIT eICU Collaborative Research Database, with more than 20,000 users from around the world. In addition, Leo is one of the course directors for HST.936 – global health informatics to improve quality of care, and HST.953 – collaborative data science in medicine, both at MIT. He is an editor of the textbook for each course, both released under an open access license. "Secondary Analysis of Electronic Health Records" has been downloaded more than a million times, and has been translated to Mandarin, Spanish and Korean. Leo has spoken in more than 35 countries across 6 continents about the value of data and learning in health systems, and is the inaugural editor-in-chief of the PLOS Digital Health journal.
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, The Oregon Clinic / Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Topic: Review of Education, Quality, and Safety
Professional Experience :
Dr. Maya Dewan is a pediatric intensivist and physician scientist working at Cincinnat Children's Hospital Medical Center. Her research focuses on the use of the electronic health record to increase situation awareness to aid in the prediction and prevention of deterioration in PICU patients. Her goal is to improve the care of the sickest pediatric patients through outstanding medical care and cutting-edge research. Beyond her role as an attending physician, she is also an assistant professor in the Division of Critical Care Medicine and the Division of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Cincinnati and the program director for the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship program.
Michael J. Morowitz
Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Topic: Gut Check: The Microbiome in Disease
Professional Experience :
Michael Morowitz, MD, is a pediatric surgeon in the Department of General and Thoracic Surgery at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and completed his residency at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania followed by a fellowship at University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Morowitz’s clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery in newborn infants. The Morowitz laboratory studies changes in the gut microbiota during critical illness, with a particular interest in strategies to reverse antibiotic- and diet-induced alterations in the microbiome. The Morowitz group is systematically evaluating the benefits of plant-based nutrition in modifying the microbiome and improving outcomes, in part via alterations in bile acid and amino acid metabolism in the gut lumen. This work includes omics-based analyses of clinical samples collected from patients, as well as animal models of critical illness. Dr. Morowitz is particularly invested in supporting the development of physician-scientists and the advancement of researchers studying host-microbial relationships.
Associate Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care,
Intermountain Medical Center and University of Utah
P. David Adelson
Director, Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children's Hospital, Phoenix Children's Hospital
Topic: Can't Get You Out of My Head: Invasive Monitoring in Pediatric Neurocritical Care
Professional Experience :
P. DAVID ADELSON, MD, is Director of Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children's Hospital (PCH), the Diane and Bruce Halle Endowed Chair for Children’s Neurosciences/Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Columbia University,completed his neurosurgical residency at UCLA in 1993 and a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at Children's Hospital of Boston/ Harvard Medical School (1994). He then joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh/ Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh where he rose to Professor (Tenured) Neurosurgery and A. Leland Albright Endowed Professorship of Neurosurgery/Pediatric Neurosurgery. He moved to PCH in 2009, built the Children's Neuroscience Institute and then assumed the leadership of the renamed, Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children's Hospital. Under his leadership, Barrow at PCH has become a top pediatric neuroscience program in the country. Presently, he is a Professor of Child Health, University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix, Professor of Neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic and Creighton University, and Adjunct Professor in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. Dr. Adelson is a globally recognized expert in pediatric brain, spine/ spinal cord, and peripheral nerve injury, in particular acute clinical management of traumatically brain injured children and neurocrtical care. He remains active in both clinical and translational laboratory research. He was the PI for the NIH funded Phase II and Phase III clinical trials on hypothermia following severe TBI. His work has resulted in more than 250 publications in refereed journals, over 40 book chapters and as editor of 8 books, including the Principles and Practice of Pediatric Neurosurgery, 3rd Edition. Dr. Adelson has been the recipient of multiple awards including being the first pediatric neurosurgeon to be awarded the highly coveted Herbert Olivecrona Award, the “Nobel Prize of Neurosurgery”, from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden (2016).
Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, NYU Langone Medical Center
Topic: Mechanical Ventilatoin and COVID-19
Richard Phillip Dellinger
Professor of Medicine, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Professional Experience : Dr. R. Phillip Dellinger is Professor of Medicine and Distinguished Scholar at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU). He is Senior Critical Care Attending and Director Cooper Research Institute, Cooper University Health (CUH). Dr. Dellinger has authored over 300 journal articles and book chapters as well as edited over 30 books and journal issues in the fields of critical care medicine and lung disease. He co-edited the second, third, fourth and fifth edition (2019) of the major critical textbook, Critical Care Medicine (Elsevier). He is associate editor of Critical Care Medicine journal. He was inducted as a Master Fellow in the College of Critical Care Medicine in 2012 and is a Past President of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). He received the SCCM Distinguished Service Award in 2003. He was the 15th recipient of the SCCM Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. He is past chairman of the International Sepsis Forum (ISF) Council and currently stands as an emeritus member of that group. He was the lead author of the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Surviving Sepsis Campaign International Guidelines on the Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock and senior author on the 2016 guidelines.
Ruth M. Kleinpell
Associate Dean for Clinical Scholarship, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Topic: Improving Practices in the ICU: Results of SCCM's Rapid Cycle Surveys
Professional Experience :
Dr. Ruth Kleinpell is currently Associate Dean for Clinical Scholarship, Independence Foundation Chair in Nursing Education, and Professor at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville Tennessee, USA. She is certified as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and has over 25 years of clinical experience in the ICU and acute care settings. She has received federal and foundation grant funding to conduct research related to outcomes after critical illness, the role of the advanced practice nurse, and patient and family centered care. She currently serves as a board member on the World Federation of Critical Care, the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and the Tennessee Nurses Association Political Action board. She is a past president of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the 3rd nurse to serve in this capacity in the 46-year history of the organization. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, the American College of Critical Care Medicine, the National Academies of Practice, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the Institute of the Medicine of Chicago.
Ryan C. Maves
Associate Professor of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Topic: Central Command: How Mass Casualty Incident Process Applies to Infectious Pandemics
Professional Experience :
Dr. Ryan Maves is an attending physician on the critical care medicine and infectious diseases services at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD). He is an associate professor of medicine at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland. He earned his medical degree at the University of Washington and completed his internal medicine residency and fellowships in ID and critical care at NMCSD. He previously served as a flight surgeon onboard the USS George Washington, as head of the bacteriology department of the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 in Lima, Peru, as director for medical services at the NATO Role 3 combat hospital in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and as program director of the NMCSD Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. He lives in Chula Vista, California with his wife, Robin, and their three children, Astrid, Robert, and Jonathan.
Scott L. Weiss
Attending Physician. Crit. Care Med., The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Topic: Gaps in the Literature and Current Research
Professional Experience :
Scott L. Weiss MD MSCE is an Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and an attending physician in the pediatric intensive care unit at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He is the co-Director of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Pediatric Sepsis Program and the co-Vice Chair for the Pediatric Surviving Sepsis Campaign Taskforce. Dr. Weiss’ research focuses on epidemiology and mitochondrial dysfunction in pediatric sepsis, including risk factors, biomarkers, and mechanisms of sepsis-induced immune dysregulation and organ dysfunction. He is also the co-PI of a multicenter, multinational pragmatic randomized trial of balanced fluids versus saline for the resuscitation of pediatric septic shock.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, University of California, San Diego
Topic: Biomarkers: Predictive Analytics
Professional Experience : Dr. Nemati obtained his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2013. While at MIT, he held a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) position at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, with a focus on physiological control systems and critical care informatics. Upon completion of his Ph.D. degree, Dr. Nemati joined the Harvard Intelligent Probabilistic Systems group as a James S. McDonnell Foundation (JSMF) postdoctoral fellow in complex systems, where he focused on the application of deep learning and reinforcement learning techniques for prediction of adverse clinical events and optimization of treatment protocols in critically ill patients. Dr. Nemati’s early career award (K01) focused on the early prediction of sepsis using advanced machine learning and streaming analytics techniques. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics and the Director of Predictive Health Analytics at the UC San Diego Health. As the lead PI on a multicenter BARDA-funded study, Dr. Nemati is involved in retrospective validation, prospective implementation, and FDA clearance of a sepsis prediction algorithm that was developed as a part of his K01 award. He has published in several areas of research, including advanced signal processing and machine learning techniques, computational neuroscience/brain-machine interface, predictive monitoring in intensive care, and nonlinear and nonstationary multidimensional time-series analysis, resulting in over 80 peer-reviewed publications. For more information see: http://nematilab.info/ & https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=u4v19dYAAAAJ
Nurse Practitioner, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital
Topic: Modes of Renal Replacement Therapy: Old, New, and Everything in Between
Professional Experience :
Theresa Mottes has over 25 years of pediatric renal replacement therapy experience in both the critical care setting and the outpatient dialysis setting. Throughout her career, she has been actively involved in the care of CRRT patient. She has presented at both national and international conferences. Theresa is currently a nurse practitioner in acute care nephrology at Lurie Children’s Hospital, providing care for pediatric patients with acute kidney injury and renal replacement therapies. She received the Carolyn Stoll Nursing Grant for her work on simulation-based CRRT education. Her most recent work is integrating quality improvement and process improvement strategies to improve the care of CRRT patients.
Assistant Professor, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Topic: Inflammation in Sepsis/ARDS +/- COVID
Professional Experience :
Jen-Ting (Tina) Chen, MD, is an Attending Physician of Critical Care Medicine at Montefiore and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at our Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Since coming to Montefiore in 2015, her clinical focus has been primarily on acute respiratory failure, specifically acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and volume resuscitation in patients with shock. In 2001, Dr. Chen received her Bachelor of Arts in Biological Chemistry from Wellesley College. Following this, she attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine, receiving her Doctor of Medicine in 2006. She then began her postgraduate training at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), with a year-long internship in Family Medicine. She next traveled to Taiwan, attending an apprenticeship in Emergency Medicine at Shuang Ho Hospital, Taipei Medical University. Dr. Chen then returned to CUMC for a residency in Internal Medicine followed by a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Since 2017, Dr. Chen has been part of the Clinical Research Training Program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her research focus is on the integration of data science and machine learning to facilitate the early diagnosis and management of critically ill patients. Her work has been published in multiple journals. Dr. Chen is board certified in Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
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