Social Media and Free Open Access Medical Education (#FOAMed)

Chair: Anna Bachelor Panel: Jonathan Downham, Steve Webb, Mark Forrest, Rob MacSweeney, Adrian Wong, Steve Mathieu Social Media Intro Video Social Media in Critical Care: Harness the Power – Mathieu SoMe: A Double Edged Sword – Wong List of useful FOAM resources here

The International Sepsis Forum Round Table: Mission Accomplished in Sepsis? (Plenary)

The International Sepsis Forum Round Table: Mission Accomplished in Sepsis? Blog by Jack Wong Edited by Adrian Wong   The International Sepsis Forum Round Table: Mission Accomplished in Sepsis? Chair: Mervyn Singer From left to right: Derek Angus, Claudia Dos Santos, Peter Pickkers , Ron Daniels, Tim Walsh, Rinaldo Bellomo   Disclaimer: The following summary is the… Read More

Social Media and Free Open Access Medical Education (Plenary

Blog by Jack Wong Edited by Adrian Wong Social Media and Free Open Access Medical Education Chair: Anna Batchelor : Rob Mac Sweeney, Jonathan Downham, Stephen Webb, Mark Forrest, Steve Mathieu, Adrian Wong The discussion is opened by Steve Mathieu’s short presentation followed by Adrian Wong’s. The former states the benefit of social media and FOAM as an… Read More

Duncan Wyncoll

Duncan Wyncoll UK Dr Duncan Wyncoll was appointed to Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust as a full-time intensive care consultant in 1999. Apart from general clinical duties within the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), he also is involved in research involving blood products for critically ill patients and studies involved with infection prevention in the ICU.… Read More

Janindra Warusavitarne

Janindra Warusavitarne UK Janindra Warusavitarne is a colorectal surgeon whose clinical practice encompasses all aspects of colorectal surgery with a special interest in intestinal failure, inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer. Janindra relocated from Australia when he was offered an appointment at St Mark’s Hospital, Harrow (a national and international referral centre of excellence for… Read More

David Naumann

David Naumann @dave_surg UK Major David Naumann is a clinical research fellow and PhD student with the Defence Medical Services Academic Department of Military Surgery and Trauma. He graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2006, and became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2008. During his military service, he has provided pre-hospital trauma care to… Read More

Adrian Wong

Adrian Wong @avkwong UK Adrian is a newly appointed Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He is an active supporter of FOAMed and an editor on The Bottom Line. He has an interest in Point-of-Care Imaging, Medical Education and Clinical Governance on the ICU.

Nandam Gautam

Nandam Gautam UK Nandan Gautam is a Consultant Physician and Intensivist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.  He is also the Associate Medical Director for clinical standards and governance. His clinical and academic interest is in improvements in systems and processes to identify at an earlier stage, patients who go on to need organ… Read More

Nicholas Davies

Nicholas Davies UK Dr Davies is a consultant neurologist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. His subspecialty and research interest is neurological infection. He trained in neurology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, St George’s Hospital (Atkinson Morley’s) and St Mary’s Hospital in London. Post-CCT he was awarded a… Read More

Nicholas Hirsch

Nicholas Hirsch  UK Nicholas Hirsch is a consultant Neuroanaesthetist at the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, London. He has been clinical lead in the neuromedical intensive care unit since 1988 and has a special interest in neuromuscular respiratory failure. He trained in London and Yale and has published widely on neurocritical care. He is… Read More

Dorothy Wade

Dorothy Wade works as a chartered health psychologist in the Critical Care Unit at UCH. She is registered as a practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council, and has a PhD in psychology and health care evaluation from University College London. She is available to support patients, families and staff in Critical Care.… Read More

Roshan Fernando

Dr. Roshan Fernando, MB BCh, FRCA: Consultant Anesthetist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Anaesthesia at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. Dr. Fernando was educated at the University College of Wales Medical School, Cardiff, South Wales, UK before completing his advanced anesthesia training at the Hammersmith and Queen Charlotte’s Hospitals in… Read More

John Prowle

John Prowle is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Intensive Care Medicine at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London and an Honorary Consultant Physician in Intensive Care Medicine and Renal Medicine at The Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK. He graduated in medicine from the… Read More

Jecko Thachil

Jecko Thachil is Consultant Haematologist at the Manchester Royal Infirmary working as a specialist who deals with bleeding and clotting problems in various specialities of internal medicine. His special interest is in the mechanisms of thrombosis in different clinical situations, especially infection and trauma. His research work primary focuses on the role of platelets in this scenario; his group have specifically looked at… Read More

David Aaronovitch recounts his experience of ICU delerium ICS SOA 2013

We intend to release further 2015 speaker interviews and some of the conference #FOAMcc on this site, and as podcasts –  for now here is a taster from a couple of conferences back -an enthralling, harrowing, moving account by journalist David Aaronovitch of his experience as a patient in Intensive Care, where he suffered with delerium.

Mark Forrest

@Obidoc UK Mark is a Consultant in Anaesthetics, Critical & Pre-hospital Care in the North West of England. He is the Founder and Medical Director of the Anaesthesia Trauma & Critical Care (ATACC) Faculty, which was established over 16 years ago and is now fully accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons London and the… Read More

Chris Laing

UK Dr Chris Laing is a consultant nephrologist and associate medical director for patient safety at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. He is an honorary senior lecturer in nephrology at UCL. He trained in internal medicine  and nephrology and undertook intermediate training in critical care. He also undertook a research fellowship with UCL… Read More

Matthew Williams

@1993MattW UK Matt started as a Consultant in Critical Care and Anaesthesia in 2005. He studied medicine at the University of Bristol. Postgraduate training was completed in the South West region, which included general and neonatal paediatrics, intensive care in Melbourne, Australia, and specialist Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine (ICM) in the Wessex region which… Read More

Brijesh Patel

UK Brij Patel is NIHR Clinical Lecturer within the Section of Anaesthetics, Pain Medicine and Intensive Care based at the Chelsea & Westminster Campus of Imperial College London. He initially received training in general internal medicine at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, subsequently pursuing clinical interests in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine. He was recruited… Read More

Fiona Moffatt

@fimo18 UK Fiona obtained a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Physiotherapy from the University of Manchester in 1991. She subsequently completed an M.Sc. in Physiology at University College London in 1997. Fiona’s clinical expertise is the management of the acutely ill adult and patients with cardio-respiratory dysfunction. She is the co-author of a textbook and chapters in… Read More

Rob Mac Sweeney

@critcarereviews UK Rob works as an intensivist in the Regional Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, is a council member of the Northern Ireland Intensive Care Society and a strong advocate of open access to scientific advancement. He is the creator of Critical Care Reviews, a free educational website providing the world’s… Read More

Nazir Lone

UK Nazir is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Critical Care, Centre for Population Health Sciences and Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine and Honorary Consultant in Critical Care, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He has extensive research experience in health services  and health care quality improvement for acutely ill patients. He is Deputy Director… Read More

John Knighton

@chillis_bikes UK John Knighton started as a Consultant in Portsmouth in 2000. He led the planning and design of the new Critical Care Unit which opened in 2009. Following Departmental lead roles for Audit, IT and Governance he took over as Clinical Director in 2010. He is now Chief of Service for Critical Care, Anaesthesia,… Read More

Timothy Evans

UK Professor Tim Evans is a  Consultant in intensive care and thoracic medicine at Royal Brompton and Harefield. His other interests include clinical pre-operative assessment, vascular biology of the critically ill and research into the acute respiratory distress syndrome. Professor Evans holds multiple positions on national committees and advisory panels relating to his areas of… Read More

Jonathan Downham

@ccpractioner UK Jonathan works in Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham as an advanced clinical practitioner in Emergency Medicine. Prior to this role he worked as an advanced practitioner in critical care for 4 years. He  teaches Clinical Examination skills and diagnostics at Warwick University at Masters level and is  responsible for setting up and running a degree level… Read More

Stephen Brett

UK Stephen Brett is the current ICS President. He is head for research for the Directorate of Anaesthetics and Critical Care within Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, leading the Centre for Perioperative Medicine and Critical Care Research and Honorary Reader in Critical Care at Imperial College.  The Centre is developing a unique agenda of patient focused… Read More

Edward Baker

UK Edward was Medical Director and Deputy Chief Executive of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust before joining CQC in 2014. As medical director he led significant operational change and quality improvement at both Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and subsequently Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, where he focused on building partnerships between clinical… Read More

Daniel Lichtenstein

France Daniel Lichtenstein is medical intensivist, visiting Professor, working since 1989 at François Jardin’s medical I.C.U. He defined in 1991 critical ultrasound as a holistic approach to the critically ill. This definition includes the whole body, mainly centered around the lung. Lung ultrasound is used for diagnosing acute respiratory (BLUE-protocol) and circulatory failure (FALLS-protocol) and… Read More

John Kheir

USA John Kheir, MD is a  Cardiac Intensivist  at Boston Children’s Hospital. He has developed and tested methods for the intravenous administration of oxygen using gas-filled microparticles. He is now the principal investigator of a lab which is further developing this concept and testing it in a variety of animal models. John earned his BS… Read More

Carol Hodgson

Australia In 2011, Carol joined the ANZIC-RC team as Senior Research Fellow. Her areas of interest include ARDS, mechanical ventilation, non-invasive ventilation, ICU acquired weakness, early rehabilitation and long-term outcomes of ICU survivors. She is a senior physiotherapist in intensive care at The Alfred with twenty years clinical experience and completed her PhD investigating recruitment… Read More

Anna Batchelor

@annabatchelor UK Anna is an anaesthetist and intensivist in Newcastle spending 50% of her time in each. Her anaesthetic interests include patients for endocrine, gastro-intestinal and burns and reconstructive surgery. She is a Past President of the ICS and a current member of the FICM Board. She led the production of the new curriculum for ICM and the… Read More

Tim Walsh

UK Tim Walsh is Professor of Critical Care at Edinburgh University, Scotland and Honorary Consultant in Critical Care at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh. He is also current head of Department of Anaesthesia, Critical care, and Pain medicine in the Edinburgh University School of Clinical Sciences He trained in Edinburgh and undertook MD research in the… Read More

Luciano Gattinoni

Italy After obtaining board certifications in Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine and Laboratory Medicine, between 1976 and 1980 he was appointed as a Visiting Fellow and Visiting Professor at the National Institutes of Health (USA). In the early 1980’s, he introduced the concept of lung rest by extracorporeal CO2 removal in acute respiratory failure. In the… Read More

Mervyn Singer

UK Mervyn Singer is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at University College London. His primary research interests are sepsis and multi-organ failure, infection, shock and haemodynamic monitoring. Funding for these activities primarily comes from the Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council and National Institute for Health Research. He developed an oesophageal Doppler haemodynamic monitor that is… Read More

Andrew Rhodes

UK Andrew Rhodes is a Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia. He has research interests in the fields of surgery, sepsis, haemodynamics and outcomes related to Peri-operative and Intensive Care Medicine. He is a Council member of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM), the immediate past president of the European Society of Intensive… Read More

Ron Daniels

@SepsisUK UK Ron is Chief Executive and one of the founders of the UK Sepsis Trust; he developed his passion for improving systems for Sepsis during his Role as a Consultant in Critical Care and Anaesthesia, and his parallel role as CEO of the Global Sepsis Alliance. He is a recognised world expert in sepsis… Read More

Judith Nelson

USA Judith E. Nelson, MD, JD, is appointed as Attending Physician and Associate Chief of the Palliative Medicine Service in the Division of Supportive Care and Survivorship. She is also appointed in Critical Care. Dr. Nelson received her JD from Harvard Law School, and MD from New York University School of Medicine. She completed residency… Read More

Steve Mathieu

@stevemathieu75 UK Steve is a Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia and Faculty Tutor at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth. He developed and maintains the Wessex ICS website and is co-editor of the The Bottom Line and ICM Case Summaries. All are FOAMed sites with a growing reputation for education and training. He is a co-director… Read More

Eddy Fan

Canada Dr. Fan is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada. From a clinical perspective, he is an attending physician in the intensive care unit at the University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital and is the Medical Director of the… Read More

Brian Cuthbertson

 Canada Brian Cuthbertson is Chief of the Department of Critical Care Medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Professor in the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is also an Honorary Professor of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Aberdeen. His research interests include improving outcomes from critical… Read More

Leo Celi

USA Leo moved to the US from the Philippines after medical school to pursue specialty training in internal medicine (Cleveland Clinic), infectious diseases (Harvard) and critical care medicine (Stanford). He has practiced medicine in three continents (Philippines, US and New Zealand) and has worked in both industry (Philips Visicu) and academe (faculty positions at Harvard,… Read More

Derek Angus

USA Dr. Angus is a physician and researcher focusing on optimal care of the critically ill. He currently holds the title of Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh where he is also the founder and director of the CRISMA (Clinical Research, Investigation, and Systems Modeling… Read More

Rinaldo Bellomo

 Australia Professor Bellomo is the Director of Intensive Care Research at Austin Health. He is Co-Director of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre (ANZIC-RC) – a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Enabling Grant funded methods centre for investigator initiated clinical research that supports >15 staff, >14 PhD candidates, and research programs… Read More