Victor M Whizar-Lugo received his MD degree from Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Hospital General de México and his residency in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the InstitutoNacional de la Nutrición in México City. He was a Fellow at the Department of Anaesthesia, Pai...
Victor M Whizar-Lugo received his MD degree from Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Hospital General de México and his residency in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the InstitutoNacional de la Nutrición in México City. He was a Fellow at the Department of Anaesthesia, Pain Clinic at University of California Los Angeles, USA. He works in the ICU of Hospital General de Tijuana, Instituto de Salud de Baja California, México. He has an extensive private practice in anesthesia. Is a member of the InstitutosNacionales de Salud as an associated investigator. He has been a member of numerous medical societies and received several honors and awards, and was professor of anesthesiology at Universidad NacionalAutónoma de México and Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, México. He has more than 100 publications on Anesthesia, Pain, Critical Care and Internal Medicine journals/books. He was a member Editor of several journals, and was Chief Editor for the journal Anestesia en México during 6 years. He was president of Federación Mexicana de Colegios de Anestesiología AC and is the founding President of Anestesiología y Medicinadel Dolor, a free medical educative program on internet.
Acute pain management; Spinal Anaesthesia; Medical education on the WEB
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine USA
Viachaslau Barodka is an Assistant Professor in Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine in The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his fellowship in 2009 PGY5, ACGME Accredited Cardiothoracic Anesthesia from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He worked as PGY4, CA3 Anesthesiology Resident Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, from 2005 -2008. He worked in PGY1 General Surgery Residency North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System, Manhasset, NY from 2004 - 2005. He completed his MD from Minsk State Medical University 1993-2000. He was Pediatric Orthopedist, Department of Orthopedics, Minsk, Belarus. He has many publications in International journals and written Book chapters. He has patents and copy rights for his Inventions. He is scientific advisor for Cre8MDI, Inc
Amballur John completed his B.A. degree in Harvard; he completed his M.D. in New York Medical College. He completed training in Internal Medicine at Metrowest Medical Center, Framingham, Massachusetts, USA. He was Residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USA in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. He received Fellowship from Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA, in Cardiac Anesthesiology. He is Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Assistant Professor in Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation; Cardiovascular Changes with Aging
Somchai Amornyotin is Associate Professor at Mahidol University in Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Thailand Bangkok. He has written number of books and Research Articles in international peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Rakesh Garg, MD, DNB, PGCCHM, MNAMS, FCCS is a Anesthesiologist, Intensivist and Pain Physician. He is Assistant Professor at Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care, Pain and Palliative care at Dr BRAIRCH, All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi, India. He graduated from University College of Medical Sciences (Delhi University) and got his MD Anesthesiology from Maulana Azad Medical College (Delhi University). He got his further training from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. Thereafter he joined Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital as Assistant Professor. Later on, he joined as Assistant Professor at All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi, India. He has over 235 National and International Publication. He has delivered over 60 guest lectures at various National and International Conferences/CMEs/Workshops. He has conducted over 40 workshops in this field. He presently, apart from Anesthesiology services, is involved in Pain medicine management of cancer patients.
He has special interest in Clinical, Teaching and Research activities. He is involved in regional analgesia for both acute and chronic pain.
Lt Colonel Abul Kalam Azad, classified anesthesiologist of Combined Military Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is medical doctor, graduated MBBS from Sylhet Osmany Medical College in 1993. He joined Bangladesh Army in 1995, served various field hospitals as well as specialized hospitals of Bangladesh Army in different capacities. Then he obtained diploma in anesthesiology (DA) in 2003 from University of Dhaka, FCPS (Fellowship) degree from Bangladesh College of Physicians & Surgeons (BCPS) and stood first for that he awarded Gold medal (Quader-Samad Merit Award) from Bangladesh Society of Anesthesiologists (BSA). He underwent post-fellowship training from Bangladesh Shishu (Children) Hospital, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne as well as from Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney. He participated in UN peace-keeping mission in Liberia, there he provided anesthesia and intensive care towards lot of war injured distressed African patients at Level II military hospital and Phebe Hospital, Gbanga of Bong County. He is associate member of Society of Pediatric Anesthesia New Zealand & Australia (SPANZA) and member of Asian Society of Pediatric Anesthesia (ASPA). He is an international ambassador & reviewer of Acta Medica International, associate editor & reviewer of JACCOA and reviewer of APICARE Journal. He wrote several articles in various national and international journals. His area of interest is pediatric anesthesia and pain management.
Pediatric anesthesia and pain management
Siyami Ersek Gogus Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Merkezi EAH Turkey
Francesco Sgalambro is chief of the Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care - Quality Manager and Risk Manager at Oncology Institute of the Mediterranean - Viagrande. (Italy) Tutor of graduate school in anesthesia at the University of Catania. He was Chief of the department of anesthesia and intensive care general hospital of Lentini and the Hospital Ascoli Tomaselli of High Specialization Company Garibaldi in Catania. It was the referent of Anesthesia for Clinic Obstetrics and Thoracic Surgery at the University of Catania. He is dealing with research and innovation in management of the difficult airway.
Difficult Airway Management - Post operative shivering
Lakshmi Shankar Chaturvedi is an Adjunct Assistant Professor and Senior Research Associate in the Department of Surgery, College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University. He earned his Ph.D. in Genetics from SGPGIMS, Lucknow, India. He has over 14 years of experience in Genetics; cell signaling, proliferation, migration, differentiation, apoptosis and invasion. His research interests are in the area of molecular mechanism of extracellular forces in Pathophysiology and physiology of human intestinal epithelial, lung epithelial and microglial cells and as well as application of nano-medicine in colon and breast cancer. He has over 20peer-reviewed publications, review, book chapter and more than 20 abstracts presented in various national and international scientific meeting. He is life member of Indian Society of Human Genetics, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society of Nephrology. He is reviewer of Nature (Scientific Reports), American Journal of Physiology (AJP)-Cell physiology, American Journal of Physiology (AJP)-Renal physiology and Bio-Med Research International Journal.
- Mechanotransduction in human epithelial (Lung and Intestine) cells and cell signaling
- Cancer, inflammation and apoptosis
- Nano-medicine and drug delivery
- Cytokines and their role in microglial cells
Anaesthetic physiopathology and different anaesthesia techniques, Postoperative analgesia management, Intraoperative monitoring, Anaesthesia in thoracic and abdominal surgery, Intraoperative risck assessment and anaesthesia complications evaluation in patients undergoing to major and minor surgery, Cardiac and haemodynamic assessment in patients undergoing to major and minor surgery, Acid-base status and hydro electrolyte modification.
Charles B Hantler is Professor of Anesthesiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery. He received his MD degree from the University of Michigan, completed a transitional year at Wm Beaumont Hospital. He completed his residency at the University of Pennsylvania and a cardiac fellowship at the University of Michigan. He was a faculty member from 1981-1989 serving as Director of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia from 1989-2000. He was a Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where he served as Director of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and Clinical Research. His interests involve anesthetic effects on cardiac electrophysiology and new modalities to reduce perioperative morbidity following cardiopulmonary bypass. He is involved in industrial grants and has participated in American Heart Grants in the past.
Anesthetic effects on cardiac electrophysiology and new modalities to reduce Perioperative morbidity following cardiopulmonary bypass
Burn Paul is a successful senior scientist with a lifelong mission, focus and passion of improving the human condition by delivering products, cures and care to patients and their families. With over 30 years of experience in pharmaceutical and nutritional R&D and academia, he spearheaded many programs, from the gene to the clinics and through marketed products in the Endocrine, Metabolic, Cardiovascular, Renal, Bone, Musculoskeletal, Inflammation, Autoimmunity, Neuroscience, Dermatology, Oncology, and Women’s Health therapeutic areas. Under his leadership, multiple programs resulted in the successful identification of clinical candidate molecules, their evaluation in humans and subsequent market introduction.
Most recently, he served as Chair and Director at Sanford Health, the largest rural health care provider in the US, and as Professor of Pediatrics at the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota. He also serves on several Boards and Scientific Advisory Boards of Universities, Biotech companies and Government agencies.
Prior to joining Sanford Health and the Sanford School of Medicine, he gained extensive international leadership and R&D experience in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech industry, in Academia, and in Not-for-Profit and Health Care organizations. He served in the position of Senior Vice President of Research & Development at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF); at Hoffman-La Roche as the Global Head for the Metabolic Diseases Therapeutic Area and as Vice President of Biotechnology; at Eli Lilly & Company where he performed as the Director of Endocrine Research & Clinical Investigation; as Vice President of Research & Development for the Nutrition division at Monsanto/Pharmacia; and as Director of Metabolic Disease Research & Development at Bayer Health Care.
Previously, he held positions at various academic institutions, including the University of California, San Diego, CA and the University of Basel, Switzerland. He authored more than a hundred articles in some of the most prestigious scientific journals. He was trained as a biochemist, cell biologist and molecular biologist and holds a Ph.D. from the Biocenter of the University of Basel, Switzerland.
His business expertise include establishing and leading alliances and partnerships with strategic and contract partners; negotiating contracts; in- and out-licensing of compounds and projects; raising private and venture capital moneys; interacting with university and government agencies; writing and editing IND’s, NDA’s and BLA’s; and interacting and collaborating with government agencies including NIH and FDA.
Pediatric Diseases, Pediatric Genetics, Neonatal Care, Autoimmune Diseases, Metabolic Diseases, Endocrinology, Metabolic Disorders, Metabolic Fitness, Cardiovascular Diseases, Renal Diseases, Bone Diseases, Musculoskeletal Diseases, Inflammatory Diseases, Nutrition, Regeneration, Neonatal Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Obesity, Drug Discovery and Development, Translational Research, Clinical Research, Personalized Medicine.
Alessandro Baisi is assistant professor of thoracic surgery at the University of Milan and Chief of the Thoracic Surgery Unit at the San Paolo Hospital, Milan, Italy. He has been involved and played a major role in lung transplant program at the University of Milan. Currently, he is mainly interested in toracothomic and thoracoscopic surgery for lung cancer, and for other benign and malignant lung disease as pneumothorax, cathamenial pneumothorax, and thymoma. Recently his interest addressed also to analgesia after thoracotomy and VATS. He received numerous funding for his research in lung transplantation, lung cancer, oesophageal cancer. He received also several awards and honours for his researches. He serves as reviewer in several journals, and he is member of the editorial board of some national and international journals.
Lung cancer, analgesia after thoracotomy and VATS, VATS, Cathamenial pneumothorax
Senior Anesthesiologist, Kaplan Medical Center
Dr. Luiz Eduardo Imbelloni, graduated in Medicine in 1974 at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Residency in Anesthesiology at Hospital de Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro. Specialization at Université Louis Pasteur - Faculty of Medicine of Strasbourg, France, with Thesis defense. Author of 250 scientific articles in several national and international journals. PhD in Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Botucatu. Author of three books on Spinal Anesthesia.
Gyorgy Frendl is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, USA. He completed his medical schooling at Debrecen Medical College, Hungary in 1980. He did as Residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Anesthesiology in 1999, University Medical Debrecen, Hungary in 1985. He completed his Fellowship from University Hospital Leiden, The Netherlands in 1989. His Certifications are Anesthesiology, 2002 and Critical Care Medicine, 2013.
Youri Vater working at University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle his area of interests are liver transplantation anesthesia, ischemia- reperfusion syndrome, new challenges and epidemics in liver transplantation arena-obesity and ageing.Another areas- education in anesthesia, anesthesia for obesity, perioperative management in major surgical procedures.
Liver transplantation anesthesia
Ischemia- reperfusion syndrome
New challenges and epidemics in liver transplantation
Hitoshi Hirose completed his education from Nagasaki University School of Medicine, Medical School. He did Internship and resident at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital, New York. He did his Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, Hahnemann University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He published many research articles in International Journals.
Quinn L Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at University of Missouri, Columbia. He is Director of Anesthesia Missouri Orthopedic Institute, Director of Acute Pain Fellowship University of Missouri, and Chair of the Sedation Committee, Administrative Service Task Force, and Dean of the School of Medicine special council Surgery Administration Committee Member of MOI Executive Committee Freeman Health System, Staff Anesthesiologist Independent Medical Consultant. He wrote Book Chapters and Peer Reviewed Articles. He gave Lectures and Presentations, and also worked as Faculty Mentor.
Regional anesthesia, Cognitive dysfunction related to anesthesia and Ambulatory anesthesia.
Li Ming Zhangis a board-recertified anesthesiologist who has been practicing clinical anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for more than a decade. He is currently an associate Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is a physician scientist and his clinical anesthesia interests include difficult airway management, Perioperative patient safety and simulation teaching and research as well as trauma anesthesia. His research encompasses vascular cell biology and acute lung injury. His current research is mainly focused on understanding the molecular underpinnings of ventilator-induced lung injury that ultimately could be translated into improved clinical practice. He was the recipient of the prestigious Foundation for Anesthesia, Education and Research (FEAR) award in the American Society of Anesthesiologists in 2003 and the recipient of the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA) annual award in 2010. He has over 80 publications and has trained numerous students, residents and physicians.
Zhang graduated from Xiangya School of Medicine, Central South University in 1985. He completed his internship at the Peking Union Medical College Hospital in China. After graduation, he became a faculty member in the National Training Center for Clinical Pharmacology at Xiangya School of Medicine. He received fellowship training in Clinical Pharmacology in the Radcliffe Infirmary at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom in 1987, and later trained as a postdoc research fellow in Clinical Pharmacology at the Medical University of South Carolina in the United States in 1991. In 1997, he further pursued his anesthesia resident training in the Brigham & Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. After completing his anesthesia resident training, he has been a faculty in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and an attending anesthesiologist in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center since then. He has served in the Xiangya Overseas Alumni Association as a vice president for a decade and currently serves as an executive vice president of this organization with nearly 1000 Xiangya alumni in the United States.
His research includes identifying the susceptibility genes of ventilator-induced lung injury via an unbiased genome-wide association study (GWAS) in inbred mice and to evaluate its relevant functional significance. Mechanical ventilation (MV) is a valued palliative therapy for the management of a variety of critically ill patients.
Srinivas Pentyalais a faculty member of anesthesiology, urology, health sciences, physiology and biophysics at Stony Brook Medical Center, NY. He is also the Director for Translational Research in Stony Brook's Anesthesiology Department where he is working on several applied projects, including drug discovery, diagnostic markers, and devices for health care settings. His research has received funding from both public and private sources. He has several publications and patents to his credit and also received numerous honors and awards. Hereceived several honors and awards not only for his role as a researcher but also as an educator. He is the founding director of several biotech and health care companies. He serves on the advisory board of several journals, national and international biotech and health care companies, and research institutes.
Lead drug discovery, Biomarkers, Diagnostics and Devices
Joy Steadman is Director Anesthesiology at Davis Memorial, Elkins WV. She completed her Graduation from Yale University in History of Art. She completed BA Major: Chemistry from Fairmont State College, Fairmont. She obtained MD from West Virginia University School of Medicine. She completed Post-Doctoral training in Department of Surgery from West Virginia University School of Medicine. She was resident in Department of Anesthesiology, WVU SOM in Morgantown. She was Vice-Chief of Anesthesia at Crestwood Hospital, Huntsville AL. She worked as Full-time Attending Physician in Department of Anesthesiology at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida. (Included Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Sylvester Cancer Center, Jackson North Maternity Center) Pediatric Anesthesia Emergency call-team covering newborns to 2 years as well as older complex pediatric cases, including pedi: neuro brain and spine, trauma, ENT, ophthalmic and invasive radiology. She was Director of Obstetric Anesthesia Services at JMH and JNMC. She was assistant Director Obstetric Anesthesia, JMH; Director of Obstetric Anesthesia at JNMC. She was Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida. She received many grants for her work from Arrow. She received Honors and Awards. She gave many Presentations at National & International Meetings.
Anahita Dabo-Trubelja is a faculty member in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Her interests focuses on clinical management and patient outcomes, and has been involved in the Regulatory Affairs and QA committees. As such, she has been involved in the development of multiple QA projects. On a national level, she is serving as moderator for Learn ICU committee of the SCCM. She has presented research, and serves as moderator at the annual SCCM congress and is active in the scientific sessions by giving lectures and moderating problem-based learning discussions at the annual PGA in NY.
TEE for non-cardiac surgery, QA, patient safety and outcomes
Jiapeng Huang is a Professor at Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing, China, completed Ph.D. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. His thesis related to Study of two transcription factors, HSF1& RXRain prostate Tumorigenesis. He was Honored & Awarded for Edward A Smuckler Memorial Workshop Fellowship /GlaxoSmithKline/CA-Department of Health Services Scholar. He got training Award for Awarded by American Association for Cancer Research; Program in Biological & Biochemical Science Fellowship. He is Director, Resident Education at Jewish Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, and University of Louisville, Kentucky. He is Chairman, Cardiothoracic & Vascular Anesthesiology.
Perioperative Outcome Study; Cardiac Anesthesia; New device development to treat heart diseases; Echocardiography
Bahman Ben Shamloo completed Postdoctoral Training at Tehran Azad Medical School, Tehran, Iran in 1999. He completed Internship at Charles Drew/UCLA medical University (Internal Medicine). Residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center (Anesthesiology) and Fellowship University of Washington (Pain Management) Seattle, WA. Postdoc Course leadership Development Program (LPD), Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.
Michael Green is currently the Chair and Residency Program Director for the department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He has been the recipient of both clinical service and educational awards along with vast experience administrating the residency and running the educational program. He has spent his entire life in the Philadelphia area. He was raised in Southern New Jersey prior to attending Rutgers University. Following college Michael attended University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine. Two years of Emergency Medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center preceded a change in career path to Anesthesiology at Drexel where he served as chief resident. Following completion of residency he stayed at Drexel/Hahnemann as faculty with heavy involvement in education. Michael quickly became active in the management of the department and was named the Residency Program Director and Executive Vice-Chair. Michael furthered his education with the completion of a Physician Leadership Program at the Harvard School of Public Health. He remains completely dedicated to the advancement of the department mission. Current projects range from improving the collection and analysis of quality data for the department to the establishment of an anesthesiology neuroscience basic research laboratory.
Postoperative nausea with a new interest in micro-RNA, Effects of volatile anesthetics on neonatal brain development, Functional near infrared spectroscopy, and operating room cost and efficiency.
Michael Schlame,as a medical student and resident, he received research training in two areas, the bioenergetics of mitochondria and the lipids of pulmonary surfactant. When he established his own area of research, he began to focus on a specific mitochondrial phospholipid, cardiolipin, which was a largely unexplored area in the late 1980’s. He worked in various laboratories in Europe and the US to develop new analytical techniques to elucidate the structure and function of cardiolipin. The most significant achievements of this period include the discovery of the cardiolipin remodeling pathway (1990), purification of the enzyme cardiolipin synthase (1991) and the development of a new technique to analyze molecular species of cardiolipin (1999). In 2000, evidence began to emerge that cardiolipin metabolism may be involved in Barth syndrome, an X-linked cardiomyopathy that also affects skeletal muscles, growth, and neutrophils. Ever since, He has concentrated his research on the molecular mechanism of this disease. His laboratory discovered in 2002 that patients with Barth syndrome have an absolute deficiency of a specific form of cardiolipin that contains four residues of linoleic acid (L4-cardiolipin). They established the enzymatic function of the protein that is mutated in Barth syndrome (2006) and developed the first animal model of Barth syndrome in Drosophila (2006). Last year, they could finally unravel the mechanism by which cardiolipin acquires its characteristic molecular composition (2012).
Adam J Wacher is a medical graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, TX. Subsequently, He completed a residency in Anesthesiology at UTMB in 2000, serving as chief resident in the 1999-2000 academic Years. With substantial interest in cardiovascular Pathophysiology, Cardiothoracic anesthesiology and Transesophageal echocardiography, He completed a one-year fellowship in cardiothoracic anesthesiology at UTMB in 2001. Immediately thereafter, He accepted a faculty appointment in the Department of Anesthesiology at UTMB, a position held for the past thirteen years. Throughout this time, He has maintained advanced certification in transesophageal echocardiography with the National Board of Echo-cadiography. His clinical practice remains a combination of the care of cardiothoracic/vascular patients, along with a wide variety of surgical cases. He has great passion for resident education and mentorship, and enjoyed his role as a clinical educator immensely. He currently collaborating on multiple projects, including the usage of optoacoustics for Endo-tracheal tube positioning and wireless, non-invasive sphygmomanometer technology. In addition, He is in the developmental stages of a study on Perioperative beta blockade.
Cardiovascular and anesthetic monitoring and the prevention of Perioperative myocardial ischemia
Dr. Hudson Garrett is currently employed as the Vice President, Clinical Affairs
for PDI and Nice-Pak, and is responsible for the global Clinical Affairs program
and also the Medical Science Liaison program for all divisions within the
company. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Chemistry and
Nursing, a dual Masters in Nursing and Public Health, a Post-Masters Certificate
as a Family Nurse Practitioner, a Post-Masters Certificate in Infection Prevention
and Infection Control, and a PhD in Healthcare Administration and Policy. He has
completed the Johns Hopkins Fellows Program in Hospital Epidemiology and
Infection Control, and the CDC Fundamentals of Healthcare Epidemiology
program. He is board certified in family practice, critical care, vascular access,
moderate sedation, legal nurse consulting, and as a director of nursing in long
term care. He is also a Fellow in the Academy of National Associations of
Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care.
Dr. Garrett currently serves on the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of
America Pediatric Subcommittee, as President of the Board of Directors, for the
Vascular Access Certification Corporation, is the past Education Chair for the
Greater Atlanta Chapter of the Association for Professionals In Infection Control
and Epidemiology Board of Directors, a National Faculty Member for the
Emergency Care and Safety Institute, President of the Board of Directors, for the
Southeast Chapter of the Infusion Nurses Society, the Industry Liaison for the
Board of Directors for the Association for the Healthcare Environment, a member
of the Clinical Practices Advisory Committee for the Association for Vascular
Access, and a past member of the Recommended Practices Advisory Board for
the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses. In addition, he received a
Presidential Citation from the Society of Critical Care Medicine in 2011 in
recognition for his advancement of critical care nursing and infection prevention.
He also serves as the Industry Liaison for the Association for the Healthcare
Environment Board of Directors, and is the lead faculty member for the
Association for the Healthcare Environment’s Online Certificate Program in the
Essentials of Infection Prevention for Environmental Services Professionals. He
is also a three time nominee for the Association for Vascular Access Herbst
Award. He also served as a reviewer for the 2013 Best Practices in Adult
Peripheral Vascular Access Resource Guide for the Association of Vascular
Access, and is currently the second author for the second revision of the
Association for Vascular Access Pediatric Special Interest Organization
Guidelines and also an author for the AVA CVC Best Practices Resource guide.
He was also recognized as a 2013 “Who’s Who in Infection Prevention and
Control” by Infection Control Magazine. Dr. Garrett is a member of the Global
Advisory Committee for the Medical Science Liaison Society and currently is the
Chairperson for both the Certification and Fellowship Committees.
He has published in many publications including Infection Control Today,
Managing Infection Control, Provider, The Assisted Living Journal, and in the
American Journal of Long Term Care, American Journal of Critical Care, and
also in several Mosby Saunders medical textbooks. He previously served as a
member of the Recommended Practices Advisory Board for the Association for
Perioperative Registered Nurses, and also an author for the Association for the
Healthcare Environment Practice Guidance for Environmental Cleaning. He also
serves on the editorial review board for the Journal of the Association of Vascular
Access, OSAP Newsletter, the Journal of Healthcare Risk Management, the
Journal of Infusion Nursing, and The Director Journal. He currently serves as the
Editor-In-Chief for The Director: Journal of the National Associations for Directors
of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care and The MSL: Journal of the
Medical Science Liaison Society.
He is currently an active member of many professional organizations including:
Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, the
Association for the Healthcare Environment, the Society of Hospital
Epidemiology of America, Infectious Disease Society of America, Association for
Vascular Access, Infusion Nurses Society, the American Society for
Professionals in Patient Safety, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Association for
Perioperative Registered Nurses, American Medical Directors Association,
American Association of Moderate Sedation Nurses, the American College of
Healthcare Executives, National Associations of Directors of Nursing in Long
Term Care, American Association for Long Term Care Nursing, American
Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators, and the American Academy of
Steven M. Frank is an Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions with 27 years of experience as an Anesthesiologist. His clinical expertise is in anesthesia for patients undergoing Vascular, Thoracic, and Transplant surgical procedures. His early research was in the area of body temperature regulation and the benefits of maintaining normothermia for surgical patients. His most recent research relates to clinical studies in the area of blood utilization with a special focus on the collection and analysis of transfusion data from electronic medical records and methods for using such data to improve practice. He is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Blood Management Program at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and is also the Medical Director of the Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery at Johns Hopkins. His publications include 70 peer-reviewed publications, over 20 reviews and book chapters, and over 100 abstracts. He has served as an Associate Editor of the journal Anesthesiology, and is now on the Editorial Board of the journal TRANSFUSION.and has been a reviewer for 10 different peer-reviewed journals.
Ashraf Fayad is an Associate Professor at the Department of Anesthesiology, University of Ottawa, Canada. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC), a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC), a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE) and a Fellow of Faculty of Anesthetists, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland. His subspecialty training was focused training in Cardiovascular Anesthesia and perioperative echocardiograph. His is pioneer and leading the Perioperative Echocardiography Program for non-cardiac surger.
Ashraf Fayad is the recipient of the Clinical Practitioner Award of the Canadian Society of Anesthesiologists for 2013.
Perioperative medicine, Perioperative echocardiography and Diastolic dysfunction
Haibo Zhang is a Professor of Anesthesia, Critical Care Medicine and Physiology at the University of Toronto. He is also a Staff Scientist at the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science of St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers. His research is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canadian Foundation of Innovation (CFI), and Government of Ontario.
Lung infection and immunity, Acute lung injury, Ventilator-induced lung injury and sepsis
Dr. Ahmad Al-Shraideh have obtained Bachelor Degree in Medicine and General Surgery from Cluj-Napo Institute- Romania in 1982, and the Jordanian Board in Anesthesia, ICU & Pain Management from Jordan Medical Council in 1993.
Throughout his career he worked at the Royal Medical Services, Ministry of Health Jordan, King Abdullah University Hospital, King Fahad Hospital in Saudi Arabia, and other private hospitals in Jordan. He was currently working at Prince Hashim Military Hospital in Aqaba, Jordan.
Along the way he have established a Pain Clinic in Princess Raya Hospital, his own clinic, and lately the Pain Clinic in Prince Hashim Military Hospital.
He is highly interested in Somatic & Sympathetic Nerve Blocks whether for surgical anesthesia and post-operative pain management or diagnostic and chronic pain management, which is what the treatment in the pain clinic is currently based on.
Antonio Cutrupi completed his medical degree in Milan; he is a pediatric surgery specialist form 2007. He is ESPU member, BAPS member since 2004. He is CEO-ADMIN of PSONS, Pediatric Surgery Online Society, from 2009.
Pediatric Surgery, robotics and all MIS, reconstructive surgery after burns, and engineral tissue making for urology reconstructions
Dario Galante is pediatric and neonatal anesthesiologist, author of many publications indexed on PuBMed, member of editorial boards and peer-reviewed of many international journals. He is expert in ultrasound pediatric regional anesthesia and President and founder of SIAATIP, Italian Society of Anesthesia, Analgesia and Pediatric Intensive care and President and founder of SUA - The Society for Ultrasound in Anaesthesia - Italian Chapter. He invented a new innovative technique in simultaneous noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring and ventilation through proseal laringeal mask airway and transesophageal Doppler called "TED-PLMA Technique", published in Anaesthesia & Analgesia and Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia.
Professor, Head/In-Charge of ICU, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care , Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences and Research&Dean Academic Affairs, Adesh University, Bathinda, Punjab, India. Experience spanning more than 33 years in the field of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care, Pain Management, Academics, Post-Graduate teaching/Training and Administration.
After Training from, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India, the most prestigious Post-GraduateInstitute of India, was invited to work as a Consultant/Lecturer in University of West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica and Consultant at Princess Margaret Hospital, Nassau, Bahamas for nearly 9 years. After returning back worked in various Medical Colleges as a Professor, Head, In-Charge of ICU and Dean of Faculty of Medicine. Had a short stint as a “Locum Consultant” at Al Adan hospital in Kuwait. Recently returned from The Bahamas, where had been invited to work at Rand Memorial hospital, Freeport,on a 2 years contractual appointment as a consultant.
A nationally well-known and recognized post-graduate teacher, examiner, orator, researcher, academician and administrator are some of the facets of multi-dimensional personality. More than 50 national/international presentations, 45 international/national level publications and 2 chapters in an Anesthesiology textbook are some of the contributions to the chosen specialty. Has been the Editor of 2 University journals: Medical Journal of DPU and UWI NICE Bulletin. On editorial panel of E C anaesthesia, A peer reviewer of Indian Journal of Anaesthesia and Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology and an International Advisory review board Member for a Saudi Arabian Journal- Anesthesiology: Essays and Researches. Member of Asian Council of Science Editors (ACSE).
Unusual happenings/occurrences in Anesthesia, Formulating protocols for Management of Critically Ill,
Novel methodologies in Post-Graduate training. Pain and Its Management.Near Death Experiences (NDEs),
Hayek after finishing his Medical School at the American University of Beirut, he joined the Department of Surgery at the same University where he trained in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Then he travelled to the USA where he pursued a fellowship in hand surgery at the University of Iowa and then a fellowship in burn surgery at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. After that, he returned back to Beirut where he joined the division of plastic surgery at the American University of Beirut. In 2011, he started his own private practice in Beirut and Saudi Arabia. He has many publications in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery and has presented in many national, regional and international meetings.
Advancements in Breast Cosmetic Surgery, Burn Management, Hand Surgery, and Wound Management
Development of video assisted devices to facilitate airway management, Creation of telemonitoring systems for anesthesia preoperative evaluation, and intraoperative analgesia/sedation monitoring, Development of Cooperative CME Delivery systems utilizing telemedicine systems employing a cooperative arrangement between VAMC resources, the military and academia to support perioperative training needs, Development of Web Based Distance Education to improve Combat Readiness, Development of Mass Casualty Training Programs in collaboration between Federal, State and Academic Partners, Development of Telemedicine Assets for Reserve Forces.
Loreto Lollo completed his Medical Education at University of Rome in 1987. He worked at Cook County Hospital as Resident. He completed his internship at Ospedale Civile (Sora, Italy). He did his Residency programmed at Ravenswood Hospital Medical centre and Sinai Hospital of Detroit. His Board Certifications are American Board of Anesthesiology in 1999 and American Board of Family Medicine Family Medicine in 1994
Regional anesthesia including description of ultrasound guided continuous saphenous nerve block technique.
Ce Yang is currently associate professor of traumatology at research institute of surgery in the Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China, and is the associate chairman of Youth Association of Chinese Society of Traumatic Medicine since 2012, and deputy of Shock Society in Chinese Society of Pathophysiology since 2009. He graduated from the Third Military Medical University in 2005. He began his work on sepsis in 1999. Till now, his group has published more than 25 research papers in peer-reviewed periodic journals (SCI) plus many other local scientific articles, and 9 patents. He also serves as a reviewer for six national and international journals. In addition, he tutors postgraduate medical students. His long terms interest is in inflammation and immunity for the regeneration medicine area.
Adel Abdel Fattah Saleh is a Professor of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology at Cairo University. He received his MD degree from Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University. He completed his residency in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Kasr El Ani Hospital, Faculty of Medicine Cairo University. He was a lecturer at the department Anesthesiology, and critical care medicine at the same hospital. He was an assistant Etranger Anesthesia, Dept. of cardiac anesthesia Edward Herriot Hospital Lyon, France and a visiting Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist in a Scientific Exchange Program in Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He is the President of the Egyptian Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Society, and Editor in Chief of the Egyptian Journal Cardiothoracic Anesthesia (2008 – 2010). He is Affiliate Member: American Society of Anesthesiology. He is the head of the scientific committee for Anesthesia in the Supreme council of Egyptian Universities.
Anesthesia for coronary artery patients, cardiac patients undergoing noncardiac surgery, and Anesthesia for children with pulmonary hypertension.
Carlos Henrique Del Carlo is currently an attending physician at the Heart Institute (Incor) from the University of Sao Paulo Medical School in Brazil and he also serves as a faculty member at the Department of Cardiology in the Santa Marcelina Hospital in São Paulo. He completed the residency programs in Internal Medicine, Intensive Care and Cardiology in São Paulo, Brazil. He has specialization in Cardiology and Critical Care Medicine. He completed a Research Fellowship in Cardiology at Duke University Medical Center (1997-1998) and the PhD program by the University of São Paulo, Brazil (2003). He coordinated the Coronary Care Unit at the Santa Marcelina Hospital (1998-2006).
Sabina Romero Ferrer studied at the University of Zulia in 1985. She completed her Graduation in Anesthesiology at the University of Zulia, 1988-1991. She completed her Diploma of Management in Health Service at Pedagogical University. She Worked as Anesthesiologist in the cities of Maracaibo Zulia, Falcon state Punto Fijo. She also have experience in working as Occupational Physicians, and anti-aging. She have experience as Chief of Anesthesiology, currently serve as Chief of the Pain Unit and Palliative Care Hospital IVSS " Dr. Miguel Pérez Carreño ", since 2000.She teach course on use of Ultrasound in anesthesia, in the National Congress, She lecture in Congress in various Medical societies As GENERAL Physicians, Anesthesiology, Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rhinology.
Treatment of Acute and Chronic Pain and Cancer
Interventional Pain Management in Pediatric and adult patients
Yalim Dikmen got his MD from Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical School. He completed Anesthesia and Intensive Care education in the same university and in the faculty of Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical School since then. He is the director of Intensive Care Department and head of the Intensive Care education program.
Acute respiratory failure and mechanical ventilation, Sepsis, Perioperative Care, Nutrition in Critically ill
Ahmet Eroglu is a Professor of Anesthesiology and Reanimation at the Medical Faculty of Karadeniz Technical University in Trabzon, Turkey. He is also a specialist in Critical Care Medicine. He is the director of Critical Care Medicine and Orthopedic Anesthesia. He has numerous publications in the national and international peer-reviewed journals. His research interests have focused on general and local anesthetics, orthopedic anesthesia and analgesia, acute pain control, postoperative analgesia, patient controlled analgesia, hazards of anesthetic gases, clinical toxicology, nutrition and critical care medicine. He serves as editor and reviewer in several journals, and he is the member of the editorial board of some national and international journals.
General and Local Anesthetics, Regional Anesthesia, Orthopedic Anesthesia and Analgesia, Postoperative patient controlled analgesia, Hazards of anesthetic gases, Clinical Toxicology, Nutrition, Critical Care Medicine.
Mert Akbas is faculty at Akdeniz Universityin Department of Medicine Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Pain U.S. Campus, Turkey. He completed his MD at Akdeniz University Medical School, Antalya; Turkey. He was Resident in Anesthesiology and Reanimation at Akdeniz University Medical School, Turkey. He was Chief resident in Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Akdeniz University Medical School Turkey. He was Clinical Instructor in Anesthesiology and Reanimation Department and Observer Doctor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences, Center in Pain Management Clinic, Lubbock/TX-USA. He was Assistant Professor, Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine, Division of Algology, and Antalya.
Pain management (especially invasive pain treatments and neuromodulation)