Meet The Speakers
Other Confirmed Speakers
Dana EDELSON, USA
Ross FREEBAIRN, New Zealand
Wangpin HU, China
Sam RADFORD, Australia
Calwin RICHARD. Australia
Chris SUBBE, UK
John WELCH, UK
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.
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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.
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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).