Meet The Speakers
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, and 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 also completed a PhD on the RRT that will assess the characteristics and outcomes of patient who are reviewed by the RRT, and details of resource utilization of the MET in ICU-equipped hospitals throughout Australia.
Daryl is the medical director of critical care outreach at the Austin Hospital and is the the president-elect of the international society for Rapid Response Systems, and has convened the last five ANZICS conferences on deteriorating patients.
Andrew CONWAY MORRIS
Dr Conway Morris trained in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Cambridge, undertaking a PhD concerning neutrophil dysfunction and nosocomial infection with Professors Simpson and Walsh in Edinburgh. He is currently a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellow at the University of Cambridge and a consultant in Intensive Care Medicine in the John V Farman Intensive Care Unit, Addenbrookes Hospital. His research interests are in immune dysfunction in critical illness and diagnostics for infection. He is the Deputy Chair of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine’s Infection section and received the 2018 ANZICS/Pfizer Global Rising Star award.
Dr. Fox-Robichaud is Professor of Medicine at McMaster University and Director of Medical Education at Hamilton Health Sciences. She is the past President of the Canadian Critical Care Society and inaugural President of the Canadian Sepsis Foundation. She is the Past chair of the Canadian Critical Care Medicine examination board. In 2015, she received a Leading Practice Award from Accreditation Canada for the integration of an electronic early warning score. In 2018, the Global Sepsis Alliance awarded her an individual award for her sepsis leadership. She has over 80 peer-reviewed publications that reflect this broad engagement in academic medicine.
Alex is an ICU specialist working in the tertiary Intensive Care Unit in Wellington. He trained in London, Australia 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 countries. His work and research in this area led to an appointment as the national clinical lead for the New Zealand Health Quality & Safety Commission’s 5-year ‘Deteriorating Patient’ programme. He is medical director of Wellington’s aeromedical retrieval service covering the lower North and upper South Islands of New Zealand. He is interested in how hospitals (often fail to) recognise dying patients and thinks we could probably do better. 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 so should spend less time on Twitter.
Dr. DeVita, a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, is a critical care physician and a palliative care physician. He spent most of his career at the University of Pittsburgh, where he led creation of the Western Hemisphere’s first Rapid Response System. He teamed with several teams from Australia who created the world’s first RRS teams, and together they started a movement which has now grown to become an international standard of care. He led two consensus conferences on Rapid Response Systems, is the lead editor of the first textbook on the topic, which has not only been a medical best seller, but is now to be translated into several languages. He was the founding president of the International Society for Rapid Response Systems, which is a co sponsor of this conference. He is currently Chief Medical Officer at Harlem Hospital in NYC.
Paolo Calzavacca, graduated at university of Milano-Bicocca in medical school in 2003. Qualified as anaesthetist and intensive care specialist at Milano university in 2007. Ph.D. graduate at Melbourne university in 2014 with investigations on organ dysfunction in sepsis.
During Australian experience, worked as a MET registrar at Austin hospital and got involved in RRT research.
Currently working as anaesthetist and intensive care doctor in cardiothoracic unit at San Gerardo hospital in Monza, one of the biggest university hospitals in Italy.
Sanjay is an Associate Attending physician in the Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
He completed training in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine in 2003 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in New York and initially worked as an attending physician at Kings County Hospital Center from 2003-7. He joined Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2007.
Sanjay has been a member of the hospital’s Code Committee since 2008 and and has served as Chair of the committee since 2015. His current research interests include provision of CPR in cancer patients and their outcomes.
Dr. Ratapum Champunot is an Assistant Director of Phitsanulok provincial public health office. He is also a consultant physician in the Critical Care Unit in Bangkok Hospital Phitsanulok and Buddhachinaraj Phitsanulok Hospital.
Dr.Ratapum have been spending many years as a sepsis fighter in Thailand and share his experiences via www.sepsiseasy.com and Facebook:sepsiseasy. He received the Global Sepsis Award in the category for individual nominees from Global Sepsis Alliances (GSA) in 2016.
His research was published in the field of sepsis, critically ill patients and ICU management.
Dr. Fujitani graduated from Jichi Medical School, Japan, in 1990. After completing his Japanese Board Certifications in Surgery and Gastrointestinal, he earned U.S. board certifications in general internal medicine, critical care medicine, and infectious diseases. During Critical Care Medicine fellowship in University of Pittsburgh from 2003 to 2005, he experienced RRS under the supervision by Dr. DeVita. When he comes back to Japan, he firstly and successfully introduced RRS in the University Hospital.
He published 42 peer reviewed articles and gained 6 Japanese National Grants including RRS. With this national grant, he established RRS online registry system and In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest online registry system. Now these registration systems have been approved by the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine and Japanese Society of Emergency Medicine as a joint project.
I am a patient safety advisor and improvement leader working in the Welsh NHS. An original member of the 1000 Lives Patient Safety Campaign core team from 2008, since 2010 I have managed the Global Sepsis Award winning Rapid Response to Acute Illness (RRAILS) Acute Deterioration programme. This initiative has enabled clinical teams throughout Wales to
improve the identification and treatment of the causes of acute deterioration with particular emphasis on sepsis.
As an important step in this project, I managed the implementation of the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) as the standard in all acute Welsh hospitals by 2013, the first large healthcare system in which this was achieved.
Prior to this, from 2006 to 2008 I led the Welsh Critical Care Improvement Programme (WCCIP), showing that reliable implementation of care bundles in all Welsh ICUs was associated with sustained reductions in central line infections.
I have sat on the Expert Advisory Groups for the NCEPOD ‘Just Say Sepsis’ Study, the NPSA ‘Matching Michigan’ Study and the European Union IMPLEMENT Programme. I am a Fellow of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme and sit on the National Outreach Forum (NOrF) Executive Board.
My background is in critical care nursing and clinical education with a particular interest in patient safety, quality improvement, measurement, behaviour change and human factors.
Education and Training
1987-1994 M.D. University of Pusan National, School of Medicine
2006.9-2007.8 Research associate, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Chicago Hospital
2014.4-present Professor, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine
More than 200 SCI papers
Anne Lippert’s current position is head of Unit at Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation, a position, which she has held full-time for the past 13 years. She is trained as a specialist in anaesthesiology with subspecialty in Intensive Care Medicine. She has worked with Rapid Response Systems and research in the area for more than 10 years and is now the head of the Regional board for RRS.
Mandy has worked in critical care for over 35 years with her current focus on critically ill patients on general wards through the development of the Critical Care Outreach, Advanced Nurse Practice and Hospital at Night services. She set up the first system in the UK that allows patients and their families to directly call the Critical Care Outreach team.
Mandy has had leading roles in the British Association of Critical Care Nurses, the National Outreach Forum (NORF) and was the first non-medical member elected to the Council of the Intensive Care Society in 2008. She was the first Executive Secretary of the International Society for Rapid Response Systems.
Mandy has been widely published and regularly speaks at conferences both in the UK and abroad.
Dr Monica Trivedi has been a Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthetics at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge since 2010. She studied medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College, London and went on to train in Medicine, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine in the UK and Australia.
She has a special interest in detecting and managing deteriorating ward patients and has set up one of the UK’s first successful Intensivist-led Rapid Response Teams as well as setting up various protocols and teaching programmes to improve safety for ward patients.
Adam completed his physician and ICU training in 2011 and has worked since at Toowoomba Hospital, a 300 bed regional centre west of Brisbane, Australia.
He has a keen interest in all areas of rapid response systems, from attending as many as he can personally, to crew resource management and clinical governance.
Resource constraints and an increasingly demanding patient safety environment have encouraged him to perform practical clinical trials in the RRS space to improve the efficiency of the system in his hospital.
Adrian is a Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia in King’s College Hospital, London. He graduated from Guys’ King’s and St Thomas Medical School in 2003. Following completion of his training in ICM and Anaesthesia, he pursued a fellowship in Critical Care Ultrasound in Oxford before being appointed to his consultant post in 2015. He maintains an interest in critical care ultrasound, medical education and clinical governance. He is a member of the ESICM Clinical Training Committee and EDIC examiner. In his free time, he is on his PS4 and builds Lego.
Gooske Douw (1951) graduated in 1980 as a nurse and until 2013, she worked on different surgical wards in Hospital Gelderse Vallei, Ede, the Netherlands. She was involved in various quality improvement projects and in the root cause analysis team. As a member of the Nurse Advisory Board she provided input in the nursing profession policy and the empowerment of nurses. In 2018 she finished her PhD ‘Just Worry; exploring triggers used by nurses to identify surgical patients at risk for clinical deterioration'. After retirement in 2016, she continues to fulfil a position as nurse researcher on the necrology committe of Hospital Gelderse Vallei.
Dr Adi Osman is currently a Consultant Emergency Physician and ED Critical Care in Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh, and Malaysia. He obtained his M.Med (EM) in 2003 and fellowship in Critical Care /Critical Care Ultrasound from Milan, Italy in 2011.Dr Adi has been a WINFOCUS board of directors and editor for The Ultrasound Journal since 2014.His current research interests include non-invasive ventilation , airway ultrasound , resuscitative TEE in critical care and ultrasound-guided procedures.
Jibran is the Clinical Program Manager for the Rapid Response Team and Critical Care Nurse Practitioner for the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK). At MSK he has expanded the RRT program by onboarding ICU RN’s, development of stroke alert and behavioral emergency response, RRT website and RRT dash board. He is currently working on evaluation of the Rothman Index as a tool for cancer patients who suffer cardiac arrest. In addition, Jibran is a Simulation Coordinator for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) Program at NYU, where he has established and led rapid response simulation training.
Louis Voigt holds certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Anesthesiology at the Weill Cornell Medical College, an Associate Attending Physician in the departments of Medicine and Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, and the Ethics Committee Chair at MSKCC. Also, he is an Instructor and the Medical Consultant for Advanced Cardiac Life Support by the American Heart Association. Current research interests include ICU-related delirium, end of life care, and ethical issues surrounding cancer care.
Gee Young SUH
Prof Gee Young Suh is an intensivist working in the medical ICU of Samsung Medical Center in Seoul. He has been instrumental setting up a rapid response system, SMART at Samsung Medical Center which has been in operation since 2009. He was Vice-President of Korean Society of Critical Care Medicine and is currently President of Korean Study Group for Rapid Response System.
He has published in many areas related to critical care including rapid response system, ECMO, ventilator-induced lung injury, and epidemiology of critical care in Korea.
Dr. Ma graduated from National Taiwan University, and completed residency at NTU hospital. He then went on to receive a PhD in Health Policy and Management from the Johns Hopkins University. He is now Professor of Emergency Medicine at NTU, and Vice Superintendent of NTU Hospital, Yunlin Branch.
A renowned regional expert in emergency medicine, Prof. Ma has played a key role in contributing to the advancement of pre-hospital care, resuscitation science and simulation education. He authored over 170 publications, and speaks regularly at conferences around the world. In 2016, he received the 4th Asian EMS Lifetime Achievement Award.
Prof. Ma currently chairs the Asian Association for EMS as Chair; is a Task Force Member of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation. He sits in the editorial board of the journals Resuscitation, and International Journal of Cardiology.
Ken Hillman is Professor of Intensive Care and Foundation Director of the Simpson Centre for Health Services Research at the University of New South Wales which is affiliated with the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research. He is an actively practising clinician in Intensive Care at Liverpool and Campbelltown Hospitals. He is internationally recognised as a pioneer in the introduction of the Medical Emergency Team and until recently was a member of the Board of the International Rapid Response Society. He has published extensively on rapid response systems as well as on the care of the elderly frail at the end-of-life. In 2016 he was an invited presenter at TEDx which was held at the Sydney Opera House. He is also the recipient of the Order of Australia for his work.
Dr Amit Kansal (FCICM, MD – Anesthesia) is currently working as an Intensive Care consultant at NTFGH, Jurong Health Campus, NUHS, Singapore. He is currently the Director, Clinical Simulation, Jurong Health Simulation & Clinical Education Centre (JSCEC), NTFGH, Singapore.
Dr Kansal is a keen educator, being the Supervisor of Training for College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM – Australia & NZ) @ NTFGH, Singapore. He is a Clinical Lecturer (Clinical Faculty Scheme), Yong Loo Lin school of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He is actively involved with Simulation-based teaching and is a facilitator for Simulation-faculty Development.
He is an instructor for many internationally recognized courses – ATLS, ‘CCrISP’ course (Care of Critically Ill Surgical Patient, RCS & RACS), ‘BASIC & ‘Beyond BASIC (Advanced course in Nephrology, Airway & Mechanical Ventilation’ course) – Basic Assessment and support in Intensive Care’, (Chinese University of Hong Kong & ESICM).
I am an Anesthesiologist and Critical Care physician with current positions of Professor in the Stanford University School of Medicine and Staff Physician at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Palo Alto, California, USA. I am involved in Medical Emergency Team development, training and research.
Barbara McLean has been in critical care practice for over 40 years. Currently, Barbara is the advancing evidence-based practice clinical specialist for the division of critical care at the Grady Health System, USA. She has been awarded the excellence in education award by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, circle of excellence for clinical practice in 2000 and 2014 and the Society of Critical Care Medicine has presented her with the prestigious Norma J. Shoemaker Award for critical care nursing excellence in 2013 and the Joesph Rae Brown award for her contributions to critical care practice in 2016. She is considered an expert on sepsis identification as well as therapeutic implementation strategies after identification. She is an expert consultant for the National advisory board for the sepsis alliance and is considered the “Most Valuable Player” in the sepsis initiative at Grady Health Systems.
Lindsay is the Nurse Consultant of Critical Care Services at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Lindsay commenced her career over 20 years ago and has managed Critical Care, Acute and Respiratory services. Lindsay concurrently progressed academically, completing a Diploma in Nursing, Advanced Critical Care Course, BSc (hons) Managing Health Care Delivery and MSc in Health Sciences. She is currently completing her Professional Doctorate at Sunderland University, entitled, ‘An action research study into how ward based clinicians enhance recognition and response to the acutely unwell or deteriorating adult hospitalised patient’.
During her career Lindsay has led on a number of organisational service improvements including the Hospital @ Night initiative. This was a clinically driven IT solution to H@N which received national accolade and recognition by successfully winning numerous awards. More recently Lindsay has been appointed Chief Nurse Information Officer to facilitate the introduction of the Electronic Patient Record. Lindsay has got a keen interest in supporting workflows to enable our most vulnerable patients to remain safe within hospital settings and enhance their care. She has facilitated the introduction of Critical Care Outreach across multiple sites and introduced e-observations simultaneously and is a proud advisory member of the International Society of Rapid Response
John Welch, RN, BSc, MSc
- Consultant Nurse in Critical Care & Critical Care Outreach at University College London Hospitals
- President of the international Society for Rapid Response Systems (http://rapidresponsesystems.org)
- Co-lead, European Union Horizon 2020 ‘Nightingale’ programme to develop novel, integrated systems for identiftion and communication of deterioration – in and out of the hospital (www.nightingale-h2020.eu)
John set-up one of the first Critical Care Outreach services in the UK, was the first Chair of the UK National Outreach Forum, and Programme Lead for Critical Care Outreach at the Department of Health Modernisation Agency.
He has contributed to two editions of the National Early Warning Score (www.rcplondon.ac.uk), the ‘Textbook of Rapid Response Systems’ (Springer); and is co-author of ‘Rapid Assessment of the Acutely Ill Patient’ (Wiley) and ‘Critical Care Nursing: Science and Practice’ (Oxford University Press). John was co-investigator on two new National Institute for Health Research studies; ‘Interventions to reduce mortality from in-hospital cardiac arrest’ (Health Serv Deliv Res 2019;7(2)) and ‘Effect of a Nurse-Led Preventive Psychological Intervention on Symptoms of PTSD Among Critically Ill Patients’ (JAMA. 2019;321(7):665-675). Most recently, he was named as one of “100 Outstanding Nurses” by the We Nurses group (www.wecommunities.org/blogs/3444).
Dr Harvey Lander B Med MBA FRACMA is Director, Systems Improvement at the Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC), Sydney, Australia. The CEC has specialists in patient safety and is tasked with partnering with Local Health Districts to support improvements in safety and reliability of care across NSW Health. Harvey currently has responsibility for leading the adult, older person’s and mental health patient safety programs as well as the medication safety program. He contributes at a state level in supporting clinical and specifically medical leadership, executives and health services to improve the quality and safety of patient care in over 200 hospitals and smaller health facilities. He has contributed to publications on improving the recognition and response to sepsis and the deteriorating patient. He is passionate about systems improvements to help support safe, reliable, integrated, sustainable person-centred systems of care that reduce harm and improve patient experience and outcomes.
Harvey has previously worked as a Director of Medical Services in range of acute tertiary, outer metropolitan and regional hospitals (including an Area Clinical Governance Unit) across Australia and had responsibility for clinical governance, quality and safety, medical, pharmacy, and related services. He has previously served on the RACMA (Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators) Council, a Victorian Health Service Board Subcommittee and a School Council.
Wan Tin LIM
Dr Lim Wan Tin, MBBS (S’pore), MRCP (UK), MMed (S’pore), an internist in practice. She has special interest in Acute Medicine and was one of the pioneers that led the development of Acute Medical Ward in Singapore General Hospital.
Rick is an intensive care specialist at Lyell McEwin Hospital 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 his hospital’s Rapid Response Team 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 Australian and New Zealand Rapid Response Educator Group – a multi-disciplinary collaboration working to develop free, open-access, standardised training resources for all Rapid Response Teams
Ross Freebairn is an Intensive Care Consultant at Hawke’s Bay Hospital, in Hastings Associate Dean (Hawke’s Bay) University of Otago Wellington, New Zealand, and currently President of the Asia Pacific Association of Critical Care Medicine. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Visiting Expert in Intensive Care at Ng Teng Fong hospital in Singapore, and Medical Director NZ Air Ambulance Service. Dr Freebairn is a member of the BASIC steering group. Allegedly lives in Hawke’s Bay, married with three children and a dog that occasionally recognizes him.
As a clinician with 27 years of nursing experience, Dr. Bunch has been actively involved with Rapid Response Systems at the bedside, as responder, as an nurse leader focused on improving RRS patient outcomes, and is an active member of the International Society for Rapid Response Systems Advisory Committee.
Dr. Bunch has been a leader and active investigator on research teams exploring RRS adaptation and outcomes in both community and academic hospital settings, exploring the implementation and utilization of a multi-state tele-intensive care program, and evaluating the uptake and adoption of patient safety concepts following TeamSTEPPS training in critical access hospitals. Currently she is actively leading two funded studies, RRS and Emergency Medical Services.
In addition to her research interests, Dr. Bunch teaches undergraduate courses focused on improving health systems, leadership, and professional engagement along with graduate courses structured to develop quality and safety knowledge, attitudes, and skills.
Francesca Rubulotta, was born in Catania, Italy. She obtained her MD with laude and commendation in July 1998 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.
She is currently working in the UK as Consultant and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in ICM and Anaesthesia at Imperial College, Charing Cross and St Mary’s Hospital, NHS trust in London, UK. In 2012, she obtained her PhD at the University of Catania, Italy. She is an executive Master in Business administration at Imperial College London. Dr Rubulotta was the Chair of the Division of Professional Development (DPD) of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) and currently the Chair of the CoBaTrICE project. 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 the Chair of the Committee of Medical Managers of the British Medical Association. She is member of the editorial board of the ICU Management and Practice Journal. She did her training in End of Life and Compassionate Care Medicine, in the USA at Brown University, Rhode Island University Hospital in Providence, where she received certification for the protection of study volunteers of Rochester University. She has been working in the ethic group of the ESICM for several years participating in international projects such as: Conflicus and Appropricus. Dr. Rubulotta has contributed to the “Rapid Response Systems Conferente” since 2007 and she is a founding member of The International Conference of the Society for Rapid Response Systems. An avid researcher, Dr. Rubulotta has published papers and chapters on sepsis, RRs and ethics. She won the Best Paper Award by the Anna Lindh EU foundation in 2007. Dr. Rubulotta has studied five different European languages. Dr Rubulotta has been invited as a speaker at national and international meetings.
Dr. Edelson is a hospitalist and Executive Medical Director for Rescue Care and Resiliency at the University of Chicago. She is a nationally recognized expert of in-hopsital cardiac arrest and rapid response systems, with a focus on harnessing big data analytics and innovative technology to identify subtle changes in clinical stability and integrate them into clinical workflows to prevent failure to rescue. Her work has been published in high-profile journals such as JAMA, Circulation, and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Medicine and has been cited over 8,000 times. She currently serves as the Chair of the American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines Resuscitation Adult Research Task Force. Additionally, Dr. Edelson is the Founder and CEO of Quant HC and was named by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the Women in Medtech to Know.
I am a graduate from the University of Cologne, Germany where I also completed my postgraduate research in respiratory pathophysiology (Doctor of Medicine by thesis) with the late Prof. K Wassermann.
After training posts in the United Kingdom and Germany and time as a volunteer for “Médecins sans Frontières” in Angola I have acquired certificates of completion of training in respiratory, general internal and intensive care medicine in the Welsh deanery.
I have been in post as a consultant in Acute and Intensive Care Medicine at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital since December 2006 and as a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the School of Medical Sciences, Bangor University since October 2009. I have moved to the Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor in 2011.
As part of my training I have undertaken fellowships at the National Institute for Public Health in Rennes, France looking at organisation of acute services and at Temple University, Philadelphia and Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA studying ventilator dependent rehabilitation units.
Beyond my clinical work I am actively involved in Research and Development with a focus on Identification of critically ill patients on general wards.
I have been involved on a national level as member of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) working party on Acute Medicine (2004), collaborator for the working party on the Interface of Acute and Critical Care Medicine, advisor for the National Confidential Inquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) for their report “An Acute Problem” (2005) and referee for the research and development funding body of the Irish Ministry of Health, Wellcome trust, MRC. I undertake regular peer review for a number of international journals.
I co-chaired the C@RTREF Future Hospital demonstrator project in BCUHB using video assisted clinics for elderly patients in rural North Wales.
I been appointed as an Improvement Science Fellow for the Health Foundation in February 2017 to investigate the impact of patent created documentation on safety in hospital.
I have authored over 50 pubmed-listed publications including the first peer-reviewed paper on Early Warning Scores (EWS) (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=subbe).
Dr Sam Radford is a Staff Specialist Physician Intensivist at Austin Hospital, Melbourne and Warringal Private Hospital.
Sam’s particular area of interest is multi-disciplinary clinical education, especially regarding the care of deteriorating and critically unwell patients and the use of Simulation. He has undertaken further study in these areas at Monash University and Harvard University respectively.
Sam has had an active involvement in Organ Donation since 2009 with roles as Medical Donation Specialist and site 2015, as Deputy State Medical Director, DonateLife Victoria.
Sam is a CICM Supervisor of training and former Chair of the ANZICS Education Committee.
Lesley has spent over 25 years at the coal face in critical care and outreach; she believes emphatically that since their introduction, ‘Critical Care Outreach’ services have made an invaluable contribution to the quality and effectiveness of care for critically and acutely ill patients. Lesley believes that it is only correct that CCO Teams are now being referred to as the ‘safety engines of our hospitals’ in the UK. Lesley was a member of the UK Royal College of Physicians ‘National Early Warning Score Development and Implementation Group’ and latterly the ‘NEWS Review Group’ which has recently published ‘NEWS2’. Lesley remains an active contributor to the ‘NEWS Educational’ sub-group which is responsible for developing the on-line training modules for NEWS2. Lesley is a founding member of the International Society of Rapid Response Systems (iSRRS); is on the Board of Directors, the Advisory Committee and the current Treasurer.
Mashithah, who is a book-lover, began her nursing journey in Singapore General Hospital, 20 years ago and moved to Changi General Hospital in 2003. She graduated from Curtin University, Perth and specialised in Critical Care from Nanyang Polytechnic. Aside from being a Nurse Clinician in CGH’s MICU, she is also the Lead Nurse in MET since 2010 and collaborates with other leaders in advancing the MET. Mashithah further contributes in nursing and simulation trainings and is a Chief Instructor in the BCLS and Life Support Course for Nurses. Active in research, she presented Posters and Oral papers in local and international conferences. Mashithah is passionate in continuity of nursing education and also shared her experience in MET as a guest speaker in numerous seminars and conferences.
Dr. Jansen Koh obtained his MBBS from the National University Hospital of Singapore in 2001. He Obtained his MRCP (UK) in 2007 and EDIC in 2010. He is currently the Head of Department for Respiratory & Critical care Medicine Changi General Hospital. His specific interest in Respiratory & Critical Care is point of care ultrasonography. He is a Fellow at the Academy of Medicine Singapore, Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh and American College of Chest Physicians. Dr. Jansen Koh has a keen interest in Medical Education. He was the Associate Program Director of Internal Medicine Residency Program from 2012 to 2017 and is currently the Co-Chair of Changi Simulation Institute. He is the Chair of workshops for Systems Approach in Simulation as well as PAPR Inter-professional Team Resuscitation at local and international conferences.
Gurpreet is a senior research fellow with the Singapore Bioimaging Consortium at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore. His research focuses on technological developments and clinical translation of digital health platforms. Gurpreet holds a PhD in electrical engineering, completed under an A*STAR scholarship, and a post-doctorate fellowship at Massachusetts Institute of Techonology (MIT). He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Singapore Management University. Gurpreet is also founder of an upcoming spin-off that focuses on combating chronic respiratory diseases and mental health disorders using novel clinical-grade respiratory sensors and artificial-intelligence driven data analytics.
Hui Ling TAN
Adjunct Associate Professor Tan Hui Ling is a consultant in the Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. She obtained her MBBS from the National University of Singapore. She trained in Anaesthesiology in Singapore and Edinburgh (United Kingdom). Subsequently, she was awarded the HMDP scholarship award to train in Intensive Care Medicine in Perth, Western Australia.
Her interest in rapid response started when she was a young registrar tasked to review the effectiveness of the emergency airway cover programme developed by the anaesthesiologists to provide assistance for difficult airway cases in the hospital, encountered during resuscitation. She has worked very closely with Nursing to implement the electronic early warning score and rapid response system in TTSH.
She is also actively involved in the adoption of technology to improve the effectiveness of patient monitoring and nursing productivity.
Mei Siew LIM
Mei Siew, Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) working in the Intensive Care Unit.
Working collaboration within a designated ICU to manage the critical aspects of the assigned patients’ critical care from admission to transfer. She has been involved in:
- Intensive Care Liaison Program + MET: Setting up and implement ICU discharge outreach program.
- ICU/HD Council : improve nursing work environment and patient care
- APN Council: Shape the development of APNs: through clinical excellence, leadership, education and consultation and research activities.
Adam is the Director of Adelaide Health Simulation, one of the most advanced health care simulation facilities in Australasia. He is a certified healthcare simulation educator and an education specialist with the Adelaide Education Academy. Adam specialises in the education of future clinicians in topics including human factors and the recognition and management of the deteriorating patient. His extensive clinical experience was gained in senior nursing roles within tertiary adult emergency departments. He passionately advocates for patient safety and has educated thousands of students both locally and internationally.
Wei Ling CHUA
Wei Ling is a registered nurse. She holds a nursing degree from Alice Lee Centre of Nursing Studies, National University of Singapore, completed under the National Healthcare Group nursing scholarship. Her research interests are in the areas of improving the recognition and escalation of care in clinically deteriorating patients, and improving the rapid response system processes. She is now undertaking a PhD at the National University of Singapore, under the NUS research scholarship. Her PhD study focuses on the escalation of care in deteriorating patients.
Basri MAT NOR
Dr Basri is a Senior Lecturer at School of Medicine, IIUM Malaysia. He is also the Head of Intensive Care Service at IIUM Medical Centre. He obtained his medical degree from Ireland in 1990, M.Med (Anaesthesiology) from University of Malaya (1998) and pursued subspecialty training in intensive care for four years in Australia. After serving HKL for two years, he joined IIUM in 2000. He has published several books and authored several book chapters. He is one of the members of writing committee for national ICU protocol and national ICU antimicrobial guidelines. He has authored more than 80 scientific articles in local and international journals. Currently he is the Head of Research and Innovation (HORI) of IIUM Medical Faculty. His research areas include sepsis biomarkers, nutrition in critically ill, mechanical ventilation in acute respiratory failure and Antibiotics PK/PD.
Mr Nicholas Lim is a Senior Manager with Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. He joined Facilities Management Department in 2011, and assisted in the setting up of the new hospital in its Jurong campus.Mr Lim graduated from the University of Dundee, UK with a 1st Class Degree in Electronics & Electrical Engineering and obtained a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore. His years of experience as an process engineer in the semiconductor industry and the government sector has endowed him with excellent process integration and problem-solving skills which he has capitalized in his current capacity. His latest contribution to the hospital includes the development and implementation of the Automated Code Blue system for Peri-Cardiac Arrest.
Ms. Paulin Koh is currently the Chief Nurse of Changi General Hospital (CGH) and Deputy Group Chief Nurse, SingHealth.
As Chief Nurse of CGH, she is responsible for the overall administration of nursing services; including establishing the strategic direction for nursing and patient care services. Ms. Koh is also instrumental in starting Community Nursing service at CGH which has obtained MOH’s support in implementing the service as a Regional Health System (RHS)-led Community Nursing pilot. She chairs the MOH National Nursing Taskforce (NNT) Community Nursing Subgroup and Workgroup on Development of Competency Framework where she helps with shaping the strategic direction and recommendations on the practice settings, roles and competencies of Community Nurses in Singapore.
As a senior nursing leader, Ms. Koh has experience in the development of advanced nursing roles and services, including starting a new track for Paediatric APNs and reviving the independent role of the nurse midwife at her previous organization, KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital (KKH). Her other involvement at KKH includes serving as a nurse lead for Magnet Nursing Excellence framework, Site Coordinator for National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) Data Benchmarking, nursing champion and lead internal auditor for JCI/ ISO/ BCP certifications.
At national level, Ms. Koh has been an active nursing leader, serving in a number of committees at MOH and Singapore Nursing Board (SNB) where she had advocated for several key policies and initiatives to elevate the nursing profession in Singapore. Some of her involvement includes being member of MOH Future Nursing Career Review Committee (FNCRC), MOH APN Development Committee, Board Member of SNB and Chairperson of SNB Audit Committee.
Professor Kalkman is project leader of the European Union sponsored Nightingale project. Researchers from five leading academic hospitals in Europe wish to design wearable technology that can continuously monitor patients’ vital signs, as part of a clinical decision support system that integrates vital signs, nurse and patient inputs, as well as laboratory results to ensure early warning of actual deterioration – both in and out of hospital. He divides his time between clinical research and neuroanesthesia; with research interests in perioperative physiological monitoring, patient safety/human factors, perioperative outcomes research, quality of care measurements, cognitive dysfunction following cardiac and non-cardiac surgery and depth of anaesthesia assessment.
Professor Kalkman has published more than 280 peer reviewed research papers and mentored 32 MD’s towards completed PhDs; he currently supervises six doctoral students
Clarice Wee is an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) from Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Singapore. She works in the combined High Dependency and Intensive Care Unit and her clinical responsibilities include assessing, diagnosing and treating critically ill patients throughout the hospital that she manages with the multidisciplinary team. She is part of the outreach team and leads the tracheostomy team in the General Ward, assessing suitability for weaning and ensuring safe care is provided for this group of patients.
She has a lead role in the development and training of APNs in the hospital, ensuring that future APNs receive adequate training in order to perform at the top of their license. She is involved in teachings at the National University of Singapore and is the course director for the Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care (BASIC) for Nurses course. Her research interests include issues surrounding end-of-life and palliative care.
Sewa DUU WEN
Dr Sewa Duu Wen obtained his medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 2003. He completed his specialty training in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, as well as Intensive Care Medicine in 2012 and 2014 respectively. He was awarded the Health Manpower Development Programme Award for training in intensive care medicine at University Health Network, Toronto, Canada in 2013.
Dr Sewa’s areas of interest include advanced respiratory support for adult respiratory distress syndrome (e.g. ECMO), tracheostomy care, rapid response system, pulmonary hypertension and lung transplantation. He is currently the Director for Medical Intensive Care Unit in Singapore General Hospital.
In addition to his clinical services, Dr Sewa is passionate in medical education and is actively involved in teaching medical students, doctors and nurses. He was awarded the RISE award for outstanding faculty. He is the clinical coordinator for critical care medicine in Duke-NUS Medical School as well as the programme director for the Fundamentals of Critical Care Support course in Singapore.
Dr. Chen-June Seak (薛承君) is the deputy director and senior consultant at Department of Emergency Medicine, Lin-Kou Medical Center, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and assistant professor at School of Medicine, Chang Gung University in Taiwan. He is also a board-certified intensive care, hyperbaric medicine and toxicology specialist. Dr. Seak’s research interests include methods of early risk stratification, emergency department scoring systems and toxicology. He is also the current Secretary-General of Taiwan Society of Emergency Medicine and associate editor of Journal of Acute Medicine.
Faheem AHMED KHAN
After Undergraduate training in India, completed Postgraduate training in United Kingdom.
Dual Qualified in Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine, from United Kingdom
Currently, working as a Senior Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Emergency Medicine at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital(NUHS Cluster),Singapore.
- Research and Audit lead for Intensive Care Medicine.
- Chair, Hospital Cardiac Life Support Committee
- MRCEM and FRCEM(UK), EXAMINER
- NUS(Yong Loo Lin Medical School) – Clinical Lecturer
The current projects in progress, with the motto ‘Critical care at the front door’ and ‘No cardiac arrest on our watch’
Has several publications and loves spending time with family and travelling.
Currently, pursuing Diploma in Smart Healthcare (NUS)