International Faculty - Best of Brussels 2018



Prof Jean Louis Vincent
Belgium
Professor of Intensive Care Medicine (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Head, Dept of Intensive Care, Erasme University Hospital
President, World Federation of Intensive and Critical Care Societies.
He is a former President of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), the European Shock Society (ESS) and Past-Chair of the International Sepsis Forum (ISF).
For 34 years, Dr Vincent has organized an International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine which is held every March in Brussels. This symposium, which gathers around 6,000 participants, has become one of the largest meetings in the field.


Prof Daniel De Backer
Belgium
Department of Intensive Care
Brussels, Belgium, Prof Daniel De Backer is specialized in intensive care medicine and obtained his PhD thesis at the Free University of Brussels. Daniel De Backer is Professor in the Department of Intensive Care at the Erasme University Hospital in Brussels. His main fields of investigations are severe sepsis, organ dysfunction, acute circulatory failure and its treatment (in particular vasoactive agents), hemodynamic monitoring, hepato-splanchnic circulation and microcirculatory disorders.


Prof Geert Meyfroidt
Belgium
Senior clinical researcher, Promotor, MD, PhD
Medical doctor specialized in Anesthesiology and in Intensive Care Medicine, Geert Meyfroidt is currently associate professor of the Faculty of Medicine of the KULeuven and is Deputy Head of Clinic at the Department & Laboratory of Intensive Care Medicine at the UZ Leuven. He is a member of the board of the Belgian Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SIZ).

His research interests are data mining and predictive modelling on data from critically ill patients, with a particular interest in intracranial pressure, cerebrovascular autoregulation, and cerebral oximetry in brain injured patients and critically ill children.


Prof Patrick T Murray
Dublin
Dean of Medicine and Head of the School
Patrick Murray is Professor of Clinical Pharmacology in University College Dublin, and a consultant physician (clinical pharmacologist & nephrologist) at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. He received his medical education at University College Dublin, Ireland.

Following his internship at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin, he completed a residency in internal medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He completed fellowship training programs in nephrology, critical care medicine, and clinical pharmacology at the University of Chicago Hospitals in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

He is board-certified in internal medicine, nephrology, critical care medicine, and clinical pharmacology. He practiced as an intensivist, nephrologist, and clinical pharmacologist at the University of Chicago Hospitals from 1996-2008, serving as the fellowship training programme director in nephrology, also directing the Acute Dialysis Service.

He has a longstanding interest in research and education to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and therapy of acute kidney injury and nephrotoxicity, and the pharmacotherapy of patients with kidney disease. He is a member of several international consensus groups that have produced guidelines for research and practice in the field of acute kidney injury (ADQI, AKIN, KDOQI).


Prof Gunnar Elke
Germany
Dr. Gunnar Elke (38), Research Assistant at the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (Director: Prof. Dr. M. Steinfath) of the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH), Campus Kiel, and Medical Faculty of the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel , has been awarded the "Nestle Award for Practice Improvement in ICU Nutrition" by the European Society for Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) for approaches to improving the nutrition of intensive care patients. Dr. Elke was honored for his project "Individualized Analysis of the Metabolism of Patients with Severe Sepsis". The aim of this project is to contribute to a better understanding of individual metabolic changes in the course of sepsis and to examine the extent to which customized individualized nutritional therapy improves the disease progression of patients.


Prof Robert Kacmarek
USA
Prof Robert Kacmarek,PhD, RRT, FCCM, FCCP, FARC, is the Director of Respiratory Care at the Massachusetts General Hospital and a Professor of Anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School.

In his role at Mass General, he is responsible for the respiratory care provided in all inpatient and outpatient areas of Mass General as well as providing education regarding respiratory care to other groups within patient care services as well as to a number medical services.

Dr Kacmarek has authored 19 text books on respiratory care, published over 175 original research studies and over 200 editorials, reviews or chapters. In addition, he has lectured extensively at respiratory care and medical conferences nationally and worldwide, presenting more than 700 lectures.

He is a fellow of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Society for Respiratory Care. He received the Forrest Bird Lifetime Achievement Award and the Jimmy A. Young Life Time Service Award from the American Association for Respiratory Care and is a College Medalist of the American College of Chest Physicians.

Dr Kacmarek is also an editorial board member of the Critical Care Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine and Respiratory Care Journals


Prof Thomas Scheeren
Netherlands
Prof Thomas Scheeren Anesthesiology University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands.

My long-lasting interest in the fields of cardiovascular anaesthesiology and physiology, particularly focussing on haemodynamic monitoring including the microcirculation and tissue oxygenation, has led to more than 100 peer reviewed publications in international scientific journals and numerous lectures at national and international scientific meetings.

In more than 20 years of clinical activity I worked at three academic university hospitals in two European countries, getting a broad overview and being involved in multiple teaching activities in the fields of anaesthesiology and intensive care medicine. My PhD thesis at the University Hospital in Dusseldorf, germany included numeral studies on cardiovascular physiology, and was completed in 1999 after which I got my Habilitation (Associate Professor, Privat-Dozent). I was appointed as a full Professor of Clinical and Experimental Anaesthesia at the University of Rostock, Germany in 2004, and as full Professor of Anaesthesia and Cardiovascular Physiology at the University Medical Center in Groningen, The Netherlands in 2010. At present, I run an active research group on cardiovascular physiology and hemodynamic monitoring at this Dutch University hospital.


Prof Tom Van der Poll
Netherlands
Prof Tom van der Poll is the Medicine in the Academic Medical Center (AMC), University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is Head of the Center of Experimental and Molecular Medicine and Chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases in this institution. Van der Poll is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. He is a member of the Dutch Health Council, the official advisory board of the Dutch government and parliament. He is the current Chair of the International Sepsis Forum.

His training included a postdoctoral research fellowship in Cornell University Medical College in New York (1993-1995). Van der Poll is a former Fellow of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (1995-2000). His research focuses on the innate immune and procoagulant response during sepsis. He has published more than 600 original articles and over 60 book chapters on this topic.


Prof Beverley J Hunt
London
Professor Beverley Hunt is Professor of thrombosis and haemostasis at King’s College London and is a consultant in the departments of haematology, pathology and rheumatology.

She is a national and international expert in thrombosis and acquired bleeding disorders. In England, she sits on the National VTE (venous thromboembolism) board where she is co lead of the patient awareness and experience work stream. She also sits on the National VTE prevention clinical advisory group, the NICE Guidelines Development group for the management of VTE and the NICE VTE standards development committee. She sat on the NICE guidelines development group and clinical standards committee for the prevention of venous thromboembolism in hospitalised patients.

She has extensive clinical experience of thrombotic and acquired bleeding disorders and runs a very active research group with over 230 peer-reviewed publications to her name.


Prof Alain Mercat
France
Prof Alain Mercat, MD is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine (University of Angers, France). He is director of the Medical Intensive Care Department in Angers University Hospital, chairman of the european research network on acute respiratory failure and mechanical ventilation (REVA), and vice president of the french intensive care society (SRLF). He coordinates the french advanced studies diploma on mechanical ventilation entitled “Mechanical ventilation : From physiology to clinical practice”. His two main research topics are ARDS and mechanical ventilation


Prof Laurent J. Brochard
Canada
Research Interests
Mechanical ventilation, acute respiratory failure, patient-ventilator interaction, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Research Activities
Bench models: simulation of patient-ventilator interaction; performance assessment of mechanical ventilators and related devices.
Bench experimental studies: collaboration with several groups on acute lung injury
Physiological studies in critically ill patients (respiratory mechanics, respiratory muscle activity, sleep, etc.)
Epidemiological studies on mechanical ventilation
Randomized clinical trials on mechanical ventilation


Prof Tobias Welte
Germany
Prof Tobias Welte is Professor of Pulmonary Medicine and Head of the Department of Pulmonary and Infectious Diseases at Hannover University School of Medicine. He received his doctorate in respiratory medicine from Hannover University in 1994 and his habilitation in 2000. He was previously Professor of Pneumology and Intensive Care Medicine, and a specialist in infectious diseases at the University of Magdeburg.

He is currently Vice-President of the German Society of Sepsis and President of the German Society of Internal Intensive Care (DGIN). He also serves on the board of the German Society of Infectiology (DGI) and ‘Atemwegsliga’, and is a member of the working group on mechanical ventilation for the German Society of Critical Care (DIVI) and a member of the review panel of the German Research Foundation (DFG). In addition, he is an executive board member of the German Network for Community-acquired Pneumonia (CAPNET) and an advisory board member of the German Sepsis Network (SEPNET).
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Prof Laurent J. Brochard
Canada
Research Interests
Mechanical ventilation, acute respiratory failure, patient-ventilator interaction, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Research Activities
Bench models: simulation of patient-ventilator interaction; performance assessment of mechanical ventilators and related devices.
Bench experimental studies: collaboration with several groups on acute lung injury
Physiological studies in critically ill patients (respiratory mechanics, respiratory muscle activity, sleep, etc.)
Epidemiological studies on mechanical ventilation
Randomized clinical trials on mechanical ventilation


Prof Alain Mercat
France
Prof Alain Mercat, MD is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine (University of Angers, France). He is director of the Medical Intensive Care Department in Angers University Hospital, chairman of the european research network on acute respiratory failure and mechanical ventilation (REVA), and vice president of the french intensive care society (SRLF). He coordinates the french advanced studies diploma on mechanical ventilation entitled “Mechanical ventilation : From physiology to clinical practice”. His two main research topics are ARDS and mechanical ventilation


Prof Martin Dres
France
Dr. Martin Dres is a French intensivist and researcher working in La Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris. He joined Dr. Brochard’s Research Lab in November 2015 as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow.

Dr. Martin Dres obtained his MD from Paris XI University and completed his medical training with a specialty in Critical Care Medicine and Pneumology. He is also graduated in Medical Pedagogy and developed “Breaking Bad News” – an educational training program dedicated to teacmedical students. He is currently pursuing graduate studies in the INSERM UMR_S 1158 department at the University of Paris VI. His research program focuses broadly on the clinical impact of physiological interactions between the respiratory muscles and the mechanical ventilator. In particular, he is actively investigating the mechanisms and determinants of the liberation from mechanical ventilation process in ICU patients.


Prof Jean Christophe Richard
France
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Miss Ho Ka Man Carmen
Hong Kong

Professional and Academic Qualifications:

  • Qualification
  • Institution
  • Year Obtained
  • Master
  • The University of New South Wales
  • 2000
  • Bachelor
  • The University of Western Syndey
  • 1996
  • Nurssing (General)
  • The Hong Kong Midwives Board
  • 1993
  • Midwife
  • The Hong Kong Nursing Board
  • 1991

Work Experience (most recent 10 years):

  • Position
  • Name of Organization
  • Period
  • Department Operation Manager
  • Intensive Care Unit, Prince of Wales Hospital
  • Jun 2012 till now
  • Ward Manager
  • Intensive Care Unit, Prince of Wales Hospital
  • 1998 Aug till May 12
  • Nursing Officers
  • Intensive Care Unit, Prince of Wales Hospital
  • 1995 Feb till July 98

Professional Association:

  • Year
  • Position
  • Association
  • 2017
  • Chair of the Promotion and Public Relatons Committee
  • The Hong Kong Academy of Nursing
  • 2017
  • President
  • The College of Critical Care Nursing
  • 2014
  • Member
  • The Association of Critical Care Nursing
  • 2013
  • Vice President
  • The College of Critical Care Nursing



Miss Lee Shuk Yin
Hong Kong

Academic Qualifications:

  • Year
  • Qualification
  • University
  • 2001
  • MBA(Health Services Management)
  • The University of Hull
  • 1997
  • Bachelor of Health Science(Nursing)
  • The Monash University

Professional Qualification:

  • Year
  • Qualification
  • Organization
  • 2017
  • Deputy WM
  • Intensive Care Unit, Prince of Wales Hospital
  • 2011 till present
  • Advanced Practice Nurse(General Nursing)
  • Intensive Care Unit, Prince of Wales Hospital
  • 1998
  • Diploma In Intensive Care Nursing
  • The University of Hong Kong

Training Activities:

  • Year
  • Qualification
  • Organization
  • 2013 till presnt
  • BASIC for Nurse Course Development
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • 2013 till present
  • Critical Care Forum Stimulation Worshop Facilitator
  • The Speciality Advisory Group(Critical Care) Hosptial Authory
  • 2010 till present
  • Lecture speaker of the PRCC Intensive Care diploma course
  • The IANs, Hospital Authority

Academic Activities

3rd Annual International Best of Brussels Symposium on Intensive Care & Emergency Medicine 2015

2rd Annual International Best of Brussels Symposium on Intensive Care & Emergency Medicine 2014

1rd Annual International Best of Brussels Symposium on Intensive Care & Emergency Medicine 2013

1st Critical care Update in association with ISCCM, Mumbai

18th Annual Congress of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine, Criticare 2012

Two thematic meetings per year

Eight meetings per year presented by different intensive care institutions from across the city

Regular CRP training course for paramedics & nurses

A bi-annual BASIC COURSE for Nurses, Paramedics, House Officers & Intensivists, which has trained more than 180 professionals

A three-day refresher course for exam-going post graduate students (DCCM & IFCCM) for the last eight years, which has benefitted more than 500 students.

Annual Mechanical Ventilatory Workshops (Basic & Advanced) A unique national activity which has trained more than 3000 professionals in the last 15 years.

First National Sepsis Update

First International Conference on Mechanical Ventilation

National Critical Care Congress under the leadership of Dr Shirish Prayag

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