Dr. Faraz Shafiq
Associate Professor and Director Neuro-Anaesthesia Services
The Aga Khan University
Dr Faraz Shafiq currently working as An Associate Professor at Department of Anesthesiology, The Aga Khan University Pakistan. It’s one of the biggest tertiary care, teaching hospital of the country. He is serving as a Director of Neuroanaesthesia services there. His area of expertise is the perioperative care of Neurosurgical patients with special interest in Anaesthetic management of patients requiring Awake Craniotomy and procedures like Deep Brain Stimulation.
Dr Hari Krishnan MD, MRCPCH
Consultant Paediatric Intensivist
Birmingham Children’s Hospital & KIDS
Hari Krishnan is a paediatric intensivist working at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, UK. He has an interest in data science, and neurocritical care. He is a clinical advisor for paediatric intensive care national audit (PICANet) and deputy chair of clinical advisory group of PICANet. He has published >40 papers in various journals. He is a peer reviewer for >10 journals. He is the lead author of the OUP textbook: Challenging concepts in Paediatric Critical Care. He runs the PICUJournalWatch website, and co-runs the PICCHub app.
Dr Kristy Xinghan Fu
Consultant, Division of Paediatric Critical Care, Department of Paediarics, Khoo Teck Puat, National University Children’s Medical Institute, National University Hospital, National University Health System
Assistant Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Singapore
Dr Kristy is a dually accredited Paediatric Intensivist with special interest in Neurocritical Care, working in National University Hospital, Singapore. After completing her paediatric critical care training in Singapore, she also worked in Boston Children’s Hospital as an international fellow subspecialising in Neurocritical Care. She is also a passionate medical educator, teaching healthcare professionals regularly, and is involved in the planning of medical education curriculum as assistant professor at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Singapore.
Assoc. Prof. Mathieu van der Jagt (The Netherlands)
Mathieu van der Jagt, MD, PhD, EDIC Neurologist-intensivist
Associate professor of Intensive Care
Department of Intensive Care Adults
Erasmus MC – University Medical Center Rotterdam
After my training in Clinical Neurology (2000-2005), I specialized in Intensive Care and obtained the European Diploma in Intensive Care in 2008. From 2008, I have been a staff physician at the ICU Department of Erasmus MC. At this department, I am principal investigator for acute brain injury research. My research has focused on traumatic brain injury, aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and delirium and I have many international collaborations for these research areas. I was the PI for 2 clinical trials and local PI for many multicenter clinical trials in the area of neurocritical care and have been an invited speaker for most of the international conferences related to neurocritical care (European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, EURONEURO, International Stroke Conference, European Association of Neurosurgical Societies, European Academy of Neurology, International NeuroTrauma Society).
Dr. Olive Pei Ee Lee
Sarawak General Hospital
Pediatric Intensivist working in Sarawak General Hospital, Borneo, Malaysia. Dr Lee has special interest in ultrasound in critical care and is a provider for Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasonography (PERCUSS). She is actively involved in training junior doctors and research in this field.
Prof. Patrick M. Kochanek, MD, MCCM Distinguished Professor of Critical Care Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, and Clinical and Translational Science
Director, Safar Center for Resuscitation Research
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Patrick M. Kochanek, MD, is Distinguished Professor of Critical Care Medicine (CCM), the Ake N. Grenvik Professor and Vice Chair of CCM; Director of the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research; and Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, and Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh. As the Safar Center Director for 30 years, he has a long track-record of research studying traumatic and ischemic brain injury and neuro-intensive care, funded by the US NIH and the Department of Defense. He has >630 listings on PubMed and was identified by Science Watch as the most prolific author in TBI from 2001-2014. He led Operation Brain Trauma Therapy, the first multi-center preclinical therapy and biomarker screening consortium in the field and was lead author of the 2019 Guidelines for the Management of Severe Pediatric TBI. He has directed a T-32 “Training in Pediatric Neurointensive Care and Resuscitation Research” for 24 years. He has mentored many trainees who have gone on to international prominence. He is emeritus Editor-in-Chief of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and was editor-in-chief for 20 years. Among many awards, he received the Distinguished Investigator Award from the American College of CCM, was named one of the inaugural Masters of CCM in 2012 and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the SCCM.
Dr. Phuc Huu Phan
Vietnam National Children’s Hospital
Dr. Phuc Huu Phan completed his residency program in Pediatrics in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2000 and then pursued his career in pediatric critical care medicine. He obtained his PhD in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 2012. Currently, he serves as Director of Training & Research Institute for Child Health, and Deputy Head, Medical Intensive Care Unit of Vietnam National Children’s Hospital in Hanoi. His current duties involve direct patient care, teaching, and research. His research interests include clinical & epidemiology of pediatric sepsis/septic shock, acute respiratory distress syndrome, pediatric tuberculosis, and other emerging infectious diseases in children.
Dr Pon Kah Min
Consultant Paediatric Intensivist, PICU
Hospital Pulau Pinang
Dr Pon Kah Min is the Consultant Paediatric Intensivist currently working in PICU, Hospital Pulau Pinang. She attained her undergraduate degree at University of Malaya and completed her PICU subspecialty training after 2 years of training in Malaysia and 1 year training at Children Hospital at Westmead, Australia. She is currently the Paediatric Resuscitation Subcommittee of National Committee On Resuscitation Training. She is actively involved in paediatric resuscitation training including APLS PLS and MPLS courses. She is a member of Paediatric Intensive Care Evaluation Subcommittee of Malaysia Medical Council.
Dr Samuel Ern Hung Tsan
Consultant Neuroanaesthesiologist and Neurointensivist
University of Malaysia Sarawak
Dr Samuel Ern Hung Tsan is a consultant neuroanaesthesiologist and neurointensivist at the University of Malaysia Sarawak and Sarawak General Hospital. He has a Master of Anaesthesiology with Distinction from University of Malaya, and he is also a Fellow with the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland. He completed his neuroanaesthesiology and neurointensive care fellowship In St George’s Hospital in London, United Kingdom. He is a keen researcher and in addition to authoring publications in international peer reviewed journals, he has published multiple book chapters. His research interest lies in regional anaesthesia in neurosurgery, neurointensive care, airway management, and mental health.
Updates on Targeted Temperature Management
Targeted temperature management (TTM) became a prominent concept in resuscitation of post-cardiac arrest patients more than 20 years ago. However, since then, TTM has become a controversial topic, with many proponents and opponents. This lecture aims to review the latest evidence surrounding TTM, its proposed benefits and side effects, and future research direction regarding TTM.
Dr Sharon Choo Yoke Ling, MD (UNIMAS), MRCP (UK)
Palliative Medicine Consultant
Sarawak General Hospital
Sharon is the first Palliative Medicine Consultant in Sarawak and had been working as a general physician in Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) before subspecializing in Palliative Medicine as there is a growing need and demand for palliative care in Sarawak.
She is currently leading the Palliative Care Unit in SGH and initiated the statewide domiciliary palliative care program, so that patients have access to palliative care even in the community. Sharon is actively involved in regional and international collaboration with American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN) to develop palliative care services in the state and country. She is also involved in the training and education of nurses, doctors and medical students. She is excited in developing palliative care services in Sarawak, be it in the hospital or in the community. Her vision is to build Sarawak to be a centre of excellence in Palliative Care.
Dr Tang Swee Fong
Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Intensivist, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine
National University of Malaysia
Dr Tang Swee Fong is a Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Intensivist, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Malaysia. She graduated from National University of Malaysia and subsequently underwent specialty training in Paediatrics successfully obtaining her Masters of Medicine (Paediatrics) and MRCP (UK), and completed her Fellowship in Paediatric Intensive Care at the Westmead Children’s Hospital in Sydney, Australia. She has been actively involved in both undergraduate, postgraduate and subspecialty training and was a core member of the committee that prepared the National Postgraduate Paediatric Curriculum. She is also an assessor for the Malaysian Medical Council for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Programmes and is a member of the MMC Medical Education Subcommittee for Paediatric Intensive Care. She has been involved in several multicentre studies and has published in her areas of interest including sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Dr Tang has also been invited to speak in many local and international conferences.
She is Secretary of the Malaysian Paediatric Association and Assistant Secretary of the Malaysian Society of Intensive Care as well as Training Centre Faculty for the AHA Paediatric Advanced Life Support Course and instructor for Paediatric BASIC and Paediatric BASIC Nursing courses.
Prof Vinay Nadkarni MD, MS
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). President of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (2023), founding director for the CHOP Academy for Resuscitation of Children, and founding director of the CHOP Center for Simulation, Advanced Education and Innovation. Dr. Nadkarni has authored more than 750 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 35 book chapters related to the practice of critical care and resuscitation science.
Dr Wong Yu Lin
Department of Anaesthesia Pain and Intensive Care and Medicine (AICPM)
Tan Tock Seng Hospital
After my basic MBBS degree, I am dually accredited for anaesthesia (MMed Anaesthesia Singapore) and (ANZCA Australia). followed by Intensive Care Medicine Subspecialty accreditation (ICM Singapore).
I am currently the ICU Committee Chairperson in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, as well as chair the hospital Brain death Workgroup and Organ Transplant Improvement Programme.
I have an interest in sedation and delirium in ICU and Palliative care in ICU.
I have had research grants for ICU projects including ICU diary, virtual reality rehabilitation in ICU, palliative care in ICU, and non-verbal communication tools in ICU. Currently, we will be embarking on Platelet mapping studies for NICU patients on antiplatelet therapy who present with ICH.
Publications include Singapore SPICE: sedation practices in ICU evaluation in Singapore, Sedation Intensity in the first 48 hours of mechanical Ventilation, Integrating Palliative Care in Neurosurgical ICU, Physiological Changes during Prone positioning in COVID-19 Acute respiratory Distress syndrome, challenges in adapting existing hyperacute stroke protocols in Singapore for COVID-19.