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Sherwin Morgan RRT, RCP; Clinical Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP): At the UChicago Medicine (UCM). He is board certified by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). He is an active member of the America Association for Respiratory Care (AARC). In his current role at UCM, he serves as Clinical Practice and Development/Research Coordinator for the Department of Respiratory Care Services (RCS), Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care. Past position was Associate Director of Clinical Operations RCS-UCM. He has represented the RCS industry for 39 years.
Francesca Rubulotta, was born in Catania, Italy. She obtained her MD with Cum Laude and commendation in July 1998 at the University of Catania. In 2002, Dr Rubulotta gained accreditation in Anesthesia at the University of Trieste in Italy and later in 2004, she obtained her specialty in Intensive Care Medicine (ICM) at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. Her training in ICM took place in the USA, the Netherlands, and in Belgium. She is currently working in the UK as Consultant and Senior Clinical Lecturer in ICM and Anaesthesia at Imperial College, Charing Cross and St Mary’s Hospital, NHS Trust and Medical School in London. In 2012, she obtained her PhD at the University of Catania, Italy. In 2018 she obtained the Executive Master in Business administration (MBA) at Imperial College London.
Nudrat Rashid qualified at Ahmadu Bello Hospital, Nigeria and undertook ICU training at Royal North Shore Hospital and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, with the College of Intensive Care Medicine. She attained her MsC in Internal Medicine with honours from the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Dr Rashid is currently an Intensive Care Specialist with the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Intensive Care Services and is the Director of the Organ Donation and Transplantation Unit at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. She has a keen interest in Organ Donation, Education and Echocardiography and blogs for “Life in the Fast Lane”.
Hilary qualified in 1982 from Nottingham, UK and trained in paediatrics, neonatal medicine and intensive care. She has worked in UK, USA, India and Nepal. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and holds diplomas in anaesthesia and immediate care. Her interests include treatment of sepsis and the role of different modalities of none invasive ventilation. A mother and baby changed her attitude to re orientating care and she will be talking about this.
Michaela R. Lazner, Anna P. Basu, Klonin, H. Non-invasive ventilation for severe bronchiolitis: Analysis and evidence, 10 February 2012 Full Volume 47, Issue 9, Pages 909–916 Sawal M, Cohen M, Irazuzta JE, Kumar R, Kirton C, Brundler MA, Evans CA, Wilson JA, Raffeeq P, Azaz A, Rotta AT, Vora A, Vohra A, Abboud P, Mirkin LD, Cooper M, Dishop MK, Graf JM, Petros A, Klonin H. Fulminant pertussis: a multi- center study with new insights into the clinico-pathological mechanisms. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2009 Oct;44(10):970-80 When I first met Jodie. Personal view, not published.
Gavin Joynt is currently Chairman and Professor of the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He obtained his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and has received further specialist Fellowships in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in South Africa, and from Hong Kong and Australia. His research interests include bio-ethics, education, infection control, antibiotic pharmacokinetics, intra-abdominal hypertension and monitoring. Professor Joynt has authored and co-authored over 180 peer-reviewed scientific publications, 30 book chapters and edited or authored a number of books/teaching manuals. He is an Honorary Professor, School for Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia and an Honorary Life Member, Korean Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Anthony is a dual qualified intensivist and emergency physician at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. He is a senior lecturer with the University of Queensland Medical School. Anthony has served on the board for seven years and is currently the Vice President of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society. He is an examiner for the fellowship of the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand. Anthony has authored/coauthored eight book chapters and 37 peer reviewed publications. He is a supervisor of intensive care training at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Anthony is also an instructor for BASIC and EMST (ATLS). He is a co-convener for the Current Concepts in Critical Care Medicine course. Anthony serves as a representative for the National Blood Authority Critical Care Group in developing the Australian Patient Blood Management Guidelines. He is registered as a part time PhD candidate, investigating burns resuscitation. Anthony is a serving Commander in the Royal Australian Navy Reserves and has deployed on multiple occasions, including six tours to Iraq and Afghanistan, most recently having just returned from Operation OKRA in Iraq.
Donna Hamel is Project Leader and Pulmonary Function Lab Manager at the Duke Clinical and Translational Research Institute. She has over 20 years combined experience in both clinical and academic settings. Her combined laboratory and clinical research have afforded her experience in Good Clinical Practice, Good Laboratory Practice and Good Research Practice. Her current role at the Duke Clinical Research Unit as a Project Leader focuses on providing support to Principal Investigators and their study teams who partner with DCRU for the conduct of their research projects. Additionally, as a licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner with vast experience in cardio respiratory medicine, she also manages the DCRU pulmonary function laboratory.
Louise Giles is a Pediatric Respirologist/Pulmonologist at the Comer Children’s Hospital, University of Chicago. Originally a Nurse, she obtained her MD (Honors) from the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada before completing her Post Graduate Training in Paediatrics, Paediatric Critical Care and Paediatric Pulmonology at the University of Western Ontario and Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States. Dr. Giles has been active in numerous education and patient advocacy projects since her first appointment at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Currently she is the Program Director for Pediatric Pulmonology at the University of Chicago and serves as core faculty/advisor for the Pediatric Residency. Additionally, Dr. Giles has led the development of the South Side Pediatric Asthma Center (Chicago) and developing a Severe/Complex Pediatric Asthma Clinic. Dr. Giles is also serves as a consultant for the Environmental Law and Policy Center (Chicago) which provides guidance and advocacy for protection of the environment. Active in research, she is studying whether knowledge of current air pollution changes activity/behavior in children with asthma and is exploring the genetics roots of asthma in children of African descent. She is on the Editorial Board of Pediatric Pulmonology PREP (AAP) and is an Examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Paediatrics).
After graduating from Fanshawe College, London, Ontario, Canada with a Respiratory Diploma, John Davies went on to receive his Master’s Degree from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. In addition to over 10 years’ experience as a Respiratory Care Practitioner, Dr Davies has been Clinical Research Coordinator in Pulmonary Medicine at Duke University Medical Centre for the past 15 years. He is Co-Chair of the Mechanical Ventilation Simulation Committee for the American College of Chest Physicians, as well as Chair of the Research Roundtable for the American Association for Respiratory Care and a member of the International Committee for the American Association for Respiratory Care. Dr Davies has been an invited Faculty Member of various national and international mechanical ventilation courses. His areas of specialty include adult critical care, mechanical ventilation and stimulation.
Mike Gentile has been involved with Respiratory and Critical Care for 30 years. Mr. Gentile is active in research, administration, teaching and clinical practice. He has been awarded fellowships from the American Association for Respiratory Care and American College of Critical Care Medicine. Mike has published many peer-reviewed abstracts, manuscripts and textbook chapters. He is currently an Associate in Research at Duke University School of Medicine and Health System, in Durham NC.