Paediatric Intensivist at Centro Hospitalar Univesitário Lisboa Norte – Hospital de Santa Maria.
Coordinator of the Paediatric ECMO program at CHLN.
Assistant teacher at Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa.
Instructor of Pediatric Advanced Life Support - American Heart Association.
Coordinator of the Paediatric Transport System for the South of Portugal (CHLN)
Coordinating Nurse, ECMO Unit
since 2010 Critical Care Nurse in general adult/pediatric ICU - I° Anaesthesia and
Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital of Parma, Italy (low volume ECMO center).
Actively involved in past/current research projects; since 2014 member of the Hospital
organs/tissue procurement team.
Chief of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine Department
Visiting Lecturer at the Anesthesia University of Palermo
Visiting Clinical Associate Professor in Anesthesia of the Department of Anesthesiology University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Acting Head of the Department of Cardiovascular Engineering, Institute of Applied Medical Engineering, Helmholtz Institute, RWTH Aachen University
Technical consultant for certification of medical devices for Notified Body: ECM – Zertifizierungsgesellschaft für Medizinprodukte in Europa mbH
Pediatric Critical Care Department - Director
Pediatric & Neonatal ECMO Program - Director
Hospital Vall d'Hebron - Barcelona - España
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - Barcelona - España
Head of intensive care of the General University Hospital in Prague. Assistant Professor in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at the 1stMedical Faculty of Charles University in Prague since 2009.
Member of ESICM and European Society of Cardiology (ESC), scientific secretary of Czech Society of Intensive Care, member of steering board of Czech Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Head of the Ultrasound Section. Board of EDEC (European Diploma in Echocardiography, ESICM) since 2015, past member of EDIC subcommittee ESICM (2012-2015). EDEC and EDIC examiner. Extracorporeal Life Support Organisation (ELSO), member of Scientific Board since 2017.
Graduated in 1994 and completed his national qualification in anaesthesia and intensive care in 2001. Pregraduate and postgraduate elective attachments in the UK (Bradford 1993, Leeds 1994), completed internships in Austria (Salzburg 2000, Graz 2001). EDIC in 2002, Czech intensive care exam 2008. Intensivist and echocardiographist in Westmead and Nepean Hospitals in Australia in 2004-2005. European Accreditation in Transthoracic Echocardiography (ESC) in 2006, reaccredited in 2013. Ph.D. in Biochemical Sciences (Charles University) completed in 2006. Publishing and lecturing particularly in the field of cardiology, nephrology, ultrasound and ECMO in the critically ill.
Consultant Intensivist & Anaesthetist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital
Honorary Consultant Intensivist, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Division of Medicine, King’s College London
Former Attending Director of the Operative Intensive Care, University Hospital
• Consultant Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
• Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Universidad Complutense de Madrid
• Director of Pediatric Residency Program
• Executive Comittee member of Sociedad de Pediatría de Madrid y Castilla La Mancha
• National Pediatric Ecmo Transport Program Coordinator
Doctor Nicolas Bréchot, MD, PhD is Doctor of Intensive Care Medicine at the University of Paris,
Pierre et Marie Curie, and a senior intensivist in the ICU department at the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital, Paris, France.
Main research interests:
- Care of the critically ill cardiac patient (cardiogenic shock, acute myocardial infarction, complicated heart surgery and heart transplantation)
- Inflammation disorders during severe aggression. Research thematic developed in partnership with the unit INSERM U1050. College de France, Paris
- Mechanical circulatory assistance and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
- Rescue therapies for severe acute respiratory distress syndrome, including ECMO and ECCO2R
- Severe infections in ICU patients
Doctor Brechot is Member of
- the Société de Réanimation de Langue Française (SRLF)
- the ESICM, European Society of Intensive Care Medicine
- The Extra Corporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO)
Dr. Brodie is a Professor of Medicine at the Columbia College of Physicians and
Surgeons/New York-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Pediatric Intensivist, Seattle Children’s Hospital, WA
Pediatric Intensivist, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Broman Lars Mikael
Consultant in Critical Care Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London (UK)
Honorary Senior Lecturer – Kings’ College London – London, UK
Associate Editor JICS (Journal Intensive Care Society)
Visiting Research Fellow Department of Critical Care - University of Göttingen (Germany): Prof Luciano Gattinoni, Prof Michael Quintel
Visiting Research Fellow “institute de chirurgie guidee par l’image” - Les Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg (HUS)
IHU – Strastbourg. France. In collaboration with KCL Institute of Medical Imaging and Cardiovascular Sciences (Prof R. Razavi)
Deputy Chair – Section Acute Respiratory Failure – European Society of Intensive Care Medicine
Clinical Service Lead for Severe Respiratory Failure and ECMO at GSTT
Giacomo Cavallaro was born on January 13th, 1967 in Messina, Italy. In 1985, he completed high school education at “Liceo Scientifico G. Seguenza”, Messina, Italy. In 1985, Giacomo started the medical study at the “Università degli Studi di Messina,” Messina, Italy. In 1991, he took the Medical and Surgery degree at “G. Martino” University Hospital, Università degli Studi di Messina, Messina, Italy. On November 1991, he succeeded the qualifying examination to practice the medical profession. In the same month, he started the pediatric medical residency at “G. Martino” University Hospital, Università degli Studi di Messina, Messina, Italy, that finished four years later. From May 1996 to March 2009, Giacomo worked as Pediatrician and Neonatologist in many hospitals across Spain and Italy. From March 2009, he is a full-time Neonatologist on the NICU at Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy. Moreover, he is the clinical medical risk manager and head of Neonatal Clinical Pharmacology in the same Unit. Furthermore, he is the head of neonatal ECMO team, from December 2011.
Since 2007, he worked with Eduardo Villamor in a lot of projects based on genetic polymorphisms and necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).
Moreover, Giacomo collaborated with Eduardo and his team, focusing on Vascular endothelial dysfunction in chicken embryo chorioallantoic arteries, and the age-related changes and effects of mild hypothermia on carotid artery reactivity in newborn rats. During this collaboration, he became even more aware of the importance of evidence-based medicine and wrote four meta-analyses with Eduardo. Since 2009, Giacomo worked with Luca Filippi to the ROP project, first with the study of oral Propranolol, after with the use of eyes drops propranolol at 0.1% and then at 0,2% as a drug for ROP therapy. The last protocol is still in progress.
Since 2009, Giacomo is head of numerous basic, translational and clinical research projects at the Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico. His field of interest is intestinal motility, NEC, vascular reactivity, neonatal pharmacology, ECMO, and ROP.
Since 2012, Giacomo is a teacher of the annual "Neonatal Intensive Care Course," directed by Prof. Fabio Mosca.
In January 2015, he started his Ph.D. degree, that concluded in December 2017.
Professor, Department of Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery
Professor Alain Combes, MD, PhD is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at Sorbonne Université, Paris, and head of the ICU department at La Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Assistance Publique Hopitaux de Paris, France.
Main research interests:
- Care of the critically ill cardiac patient (cardiogenic shock, acute myocardial infarction, cardiac arrest, complicated heart surgery and heart transplantation)
- Mechanical circulatory assistance and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
- Rescue therapies for severe respiratory failure, including ECMO and ECCO2R
- Infections in critically patients, such as pulmonary infections in mechanically ventilated ICU patients and endocarditis.
Professor Combes is Member of
- The Société de Réanimation de Langue Française (SRLF)
- The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)
- The American Thoracic Society (ATS)
- The European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
- The Extra Corporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO),
- Currently President of the EURO-ELSO
- The International ECMO network (ECMONet)
I am consultant paediatric cardiac anaesthetist and working at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) UK.
I am involved in organising medical simulation training for multidisciplinary team, and structured simulation training program for junior doctors and nurses.
I am interested in neuromonitoring, neuroprotection and neurodevelopmental outcome in children with congenital heart defects and those supported on ECMO with the aim to improve patient care, service delivery and ultimately quality of life. My current research focus is to establish measures to identify neurological impairment and neurodisability pre, during and post major cardiac surgery and ECMO.
I am an active member of Paediatric Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Societies worldwide, ELSO, Euro ELSO Working Group on Neurological Monitoring and Outcome and Working Group of Anticoagulation on ECMO and the Mechanical Circulatory Support Task Force Cardiac ICU & Mechanical Circulatory Support section within ESPNIC.
I have trained as a paediatric intensivist and have gained several areas of specific interest and expertise including ECMO, cardiac intensive care, flexible bronchoscopy, retrieval medicine and medical education.
I have been a consultant at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow for the past 10 years where I am now the PICU ECMO Lead Clinician as well as Cardiac Lead Clinician. Part of my time is also spent working for ScotSTAR, the national retrieval service for Scotland. Out with the hospital I am chair of the Paediatric Intensive Care Society ECMO Group and lead the certification workgroup of the ELSO Education Taskforce.
Medical Director, Division of Pediatrics and Neonatal Critical Care
South Paris University Hospitals, Medical Center “Antoine Beclere”-APHP
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Université Paris Sud-Saclay, Paris (F)
Research Project Leader, Lab of Respiratory Phyisopathology-EA2511,
Institut Pasteur, Paris (F)
Secretary of the European Society for Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC)
Member of the Vatican-Lancet Commission on the Value of Life
Associate Editor, RESPIRATORY RESEARCH
CHIEF PERFUSIONIST Cardiothoracic Surgery Division, I.R.C.C.S Ospedale Policlinico San Matteo – Pavia, Italy (. June 2004 - present)
COORDINATOR of Accademic Course “Techniques of Cardiovascular Physiopatology and Cardiovascular perfusion” Attedend at University of Pavia ( March 2001 –present)
Director Prof. Andrea Maria D’Armini
Certified Perfusionist Cardiothoracic Surgery Division, I.R.C.C.S Ospedale Policlinico San Matteo – Pavia, Italy (feb. 1988 present)
Chief perfusionist at UZ Leuven
Treasurer of the Belgian Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology (BelSECT)
Dr Sandeep Dewan is currently Director and HOD Department of Critical Care Medicine at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon. It is a 900 bedded quaternary care hospital with state of the art technology. He is also the founder Director of Critinext Asia,s first E-ICU. Critinext works on a complete electronic medical record system and covers around 400 beds in India and other SAARC countries.
He did his post graduation from PGIMS , Rohtak and then his fellowship in Critical Care Medicine from Fortis and has been practicing critical care for the last 15 years. He is also the executive member of Delhi critical care society. He has an active interest in Anti microbial stewardship and is also the member of the steering committee of Fortis AMS programme. He also started the AMS through the E-ICU network in the form of E-AMS and has been actively tracking HAI data for all spoke units under Critinext. His team generated the first original data on E-AMS through Critinext and presented in Annual congress of Indian society of Critical Care Medicine
He is also the Director of Fortis ECMO programme where the key role is to assess the infection control mechanisms for this class of patients and generate data on infections in this subset population. He is the organising Chairman of Annual ECMO Conference in New Delhi which is attended by ECMO specialists from India and abroad.
di Nardo Matteo
Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC, 2010—present
Director, Medical Education Track of Scholarly Projects Program, 2010—present
Fawzy Ibrahim M.
Jo-anne Fowles is the Lead Nurse for ECMO at Royal Papworth Hospital in
Cambridge, UK. As Lead Nurse she provides clinical leadership, support and
training to the ECMO team and assists with the strategic planning, organisation,
management and evaluation of the ECMO Service. She has developed
a unique service structure for the multidisciplinary team which led her to being
nominated and winning the 2015 British Nursing Standard Award. She is
co-director of the Cambridge ECMO course.
Professor John F Fraser is Director of the Critical Care Research Group (CCRG), The Prince Charles
Hospital and University of Queensland, as well as Director of the Intensive Care Unit, St Andrew’s War
Memorial Hospital, and Pre-Eminent Staff Specialist – Adult Intensive Care Services, The Prince Charles
Hospital. He is also Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer of De Motu Cordis Pty Ltd, and Chief
Medical Officer and Founder of Quantum Medical Innovation Fund. He is a translational clinician –scientist
with seven (7) purpose built laboratories (biology, engineering and biofabrication), as well as the largest
large-animal ICU in Australia. He holds professorships in Intensive Care, Anaesthesia, Medicine and
Prof Fraser has published >300 peer-reviewed publications, and co-wrote and edited the first textbook on
Mechanical Circulatory Support. Prof Fraser received a MBChB 1991, MRCP in 1997, FFARCSI and FRCA
in 1998. He became a Fellow of the Faculty of Intensive Care Australian and New Zealand College of
Anaesthetists in 2000, and his PhD in 2010. He currently holds academic positions as Professor in
Anaesthesiology and Critical Care School of Medicine at University of Queensland, Professor in the School
of Medicine at Griffith University, Professor of Medicine at Bond University, Adjunct Professor in the School
of Engineering Systems Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering at Queensland University of
Technology, and Adjunct Clinical Professor Central Clinical School at Monash University. Prof Fraser was
recently awarded the Australian Society of Medical Research’s 2018 Clinical Research Award, in
recognition of his efforts in research at a local, national and international level.
Björn Frenckner, MD PhD, Consultant surgeon at ECMO Center Karolinska, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
Björn Frenckner conducted medical studies at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden and graduated in 1974. Internship finished 1976. Specialist in pediatric surgery in 1981 and in cardio-thoracic surgery in 1986. Consultant pediatric surgeon at St Göran Children’s Hospital and later at Karolinska University Hospital since 1986. Professor of pediatric surgery 1999.
He was one of the founders of the Stockholm ECMO program in 1987 and has been working with it and its development since then. This has among other things involved development of the mobile ecmo team in Stockholm. Research interest has also focused congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Dr Frenckner has published over 100 scientific papers and a large number of textbook chapters. He was member of the ELSO steering committee 2009 – 2015 and is presently member of the EuroELSO steering committee since 2011. He is also a Fellow of ELSO.
Professor, Critical Care Medicine
Chief, Center for Cardiac Intensive Care
Director, Extracorporeal Circulation
Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University
Chair, Chinese Society of Extracorporeal Life Support, Chinese Medical Doctor
Member-in-large Asia-Pacific ELSO
Chairman Dutch Association of ECLS Nurses