Clinical Educator & Professor of Intensive Care Nursing Austin Health, Australia
Associate Prof. Rajit K. Basu
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Emory School of Medicine
Research Director, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Dr. Basu is the academic and research director for the Division of Critical Care Medicine at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta of the Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Basu has been an active investigator in the field of critical care nephrology since 2007. His research program studies the phenotype of acute kidney injury and fluid overload. Using a clinical-translational approach, his work attempts to integrate risk stratification systems, biomarkers, and the electronic medical record to identify unique AKI phenotypes to facilitate ICU based targeted therapy. He has additional expertise in sepsis, advanced extracorporeal organ support therapy inclusive of CRRT, MARS, ECMO and cardiopulmonary bypass. He has a Masters in Biomedical Informatics and also leads end-of-life, compassionate care training at his institution. He is an active educator in the pediatric residency program and the pediatric critical care fellowship.
Prof. Jorge Cerda
Clinical Professor of Medicine Albany Medical College, Albany New York
Professor Cerda earned his MD at the University of the Republic School of Medicine, Montevideo, Uruguay in 1976 and his Nephrology Certificate in 1982. Between 1974-1991 he was successively Instructor, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor of Physiology at that University.
Between 1979–80 he was a Fulbright Scholar in the US, and completed a Master’s of Science in Physiology. He later completed a Nephrology Fellowship at the Albany Medical College, and rose through the ranks to his current position of Clinical Professor of Medicine in 2010. Prof. Cerdá is currently Chief of Medicine, St Peter’s Healthcare Partners
Prof. Cerda has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, books and national and international meetings, and is on the editorial board of numerous journals, including The Lancet, the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Kidney International and Critical Care Medicine.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology, and a member of the International Society of Nephrology and the National Kidney Foundation, where he holds local, national and international leadership positions. Dr. Cerda’s main research interests focus on Critical Care Nephrology, acute kidney injury, continuous renal replacement therapies, kidney recovery and worldwide AKI epidemiology.
Prof. Cerda has extensive experience as a speaker in multiple national and international meetings, and is a member of the Organizing Committee of the International AKI & CRRT Conference, a member of the Acute Kidney Injury Network (AKIN), the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative (ADQI), the AKI Committee of the International Society of Nephrology, and the AKI Advisory Committee of the American Society of Nephrology.
Prof. Cerda is past- Associate Director of the 0by25 ISN Initiative, where he works to understand, design and implement worldwide acute kidney care initiatives in developing countries. He is currently Deputy Chair, Advocay Group of the ISN, and Chair of the AKI!Now ASN Initiative.
He is currently engaged on the development of evidence in the management of outpatient AKI requiring dialysis and the promotion of kidney recovery. A multicentric consortium is currently being implemented to achieve this goal.
Dr. Rajasekara Chakravarthi
Director of Nephrology Services STAR Hospitals, India
Dr. Rajasekara Chakravarthi graduated from Mysore University (MBBS) in 1993 and completed MD (internal medicine) from the same university in 1996. Subsequently he trained as a fellow in Nephrology under the guidance of Dr.M.K.Mani between June 1997 to June 1999. He successfully completed the national board of examinations (Nephrology) DNB-NBE India. He worked as a Consultant Nephrologist at JSS medical college and hospitals Mysore between Aug 1999 to Oct 2000 and then as a Consultant Nephrologist at Apollo hospitals Chennai between Oct 2000 to March 2002. He shifted to the city of Hyderabad in March 2002 and started the department of Nephrology at CARE hospitals, the institute of medical sciences. He was the Head of the department of Nephrology CARE hospitals Banjara hills from March 2002 to September 2011. Since September 2011 till Sep 2015 he officiated as the Director Nephrology services CARE group of hospitals India which is a 16 hospitals group spread across the country. Since Sep 2015 till date he is the director of Nephrology services STAR hospitals, Hyderabad. India.
He has keen interest in understanding Acute Kidney Injury and is a member of the AKIN and ADQI (2011, Dublin) (2016, Asiago). He is appointed as faculty of the KDIGO working group on AKI - 2019. He has more than 75 publications in various national and international journals and more than 160 presentations in various conferences. He was a visiting and adjunct faculty to National Institute of Nutrition Hyderabad and JSS University Mysore. He is an organizing committee member and invited faculty for the international CRRT conference held at San Diego yearly since 2005 till date. He is a reviewer for the Indian Journal of nephrology, the official journal of the Indian society of Nephrology, Indian Heart Journal, Journal of Indian College of cardiology, Indian journal of Transplantation and Nephrology and Indian journal of Hypertension. He is presently nominated as a member AKI-committee of the International society of Nephrology. In the year 2016 he has organized and co-chaired the 17th ADQI held at Hyderabad India on Management of AKI in the developing world. He has been organizing AKI and CRRT conferences and works shops since 2004 . He has been part of the active transplantation programme since 1997 at Apollo Hospitals - Chennai, JSS Medical College Hospital - Mysore, Care Group of Hospitals - India and presently at STAR Hospitals - Hyderabad, being part of more than 650 transplantations so far both live related and cadaveric.
vHe is the founding trustee of the NGO, Care For Your Kidney Foundation (cfykf) started in the year 2015 with the aim of creating awareness in the public regarding kidney disease and preventing kidney disease in the community. So far the foundation has completed more than five thousand screening in the urban slums of Hyderabad. The foundation also subsidizes dialysis and kidney transplants for the needy population of the country.
He is the founding director of Renown clinical services which is a group offering Nephrology services presently to six hospitals in the city of Hyderabad. An Annual meeting on AKI (acute kidney injury) and CRRT is conducted by Renown associates since 2016 namely Selections from Sandiego. This meeting provides training in all modalities of RRT (dialysis) in ICU and brings the highlights of the AKI and CRRT meeting held annually in Sandiego by CRRT Inc. and UCSD. This meeting held at Sandiego annually is into its 25th year.
Dr. Jinn-Yang Chen
Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
Assistant Prof. Kent Doi
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Acute Medicine The University of Tokyo, Japan
Prof. Zoltan Endre
Prince of Wales Clinical School, University of New South Wales Kensington, Australia
Prof. Abdul Halim Abdul Gafor
Deputy Director (Medical Services)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Malaysia
Abdul Halim bin Abdul Gafor is currently a Professor of Internal Medicine and Nephrology, Deputy Director (Medical Services) and Senior Consultant Nephrologist in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre. He graduated from Universiti Malaya and later obtained his Master in Internal Medicine degree in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate training. He had trained many nephrologists and currently a nephrology training committee member. He had published many articles in peer reviewed journal and write chapters in Malaysian Dialysis and Transplant Registry. He is the current Vice President for Malaysian Society of Nephrology.
Prof. Bak Leong Goh
Head and Senior Consultant Nephrologist, Hospital Serdang, Malaysia
Prof. Patrick Honore
Co-Director of ICU Dept and Prof of Medicine;
Coordinator of Critical Care Research Department;
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Brugmann/Brugmann University Hospital,
B-1020 Brussels (Laeken), Belgium
Patrick Honore, graduated from Louvain Medical School as MD (1988), Specialist in Internal Medicine (1993), Intensive Care Specialist (1994) and Nephrologist (1995). During his internship, he completed more than 2 1/2 years specialisation in Nephrology and Dialysis. For almost 5 years, he received ICU training abroad (United Kingdom, Australia and USA). Pr Honoré is Board member of the Belgian Intensive Care Society and closely involved in the Nephrology section of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. He is also a distinguished member or consultant of many scientific committees and decision-making organizations dedicated to diagnosis, treatment, and research in the field of acute kidney injury in the critically ill. Pr Honoré authored or co-authored more than 248 peer-reviewed papers ,more than 650 abstracts and more than 85 book chapters . He was also editor of three books dedicated to Critical Care Nephrology.He has been invited as a speaker at more than 750 national and international conferences in almost 100 different countries. He acts as reviewer for more than 45 international journals, including top-ranking journals in the field of critical care medicine and nephrology. He is a member of the editorial board of several 25 high-standard journals. He is also Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Translational Internal Medicine (open access) since 2013 (in pubmed since 2016), editor-in-chief of Journal of Translational Critical Care Medicine & Journal of Translational Kidney Research since 2015 (open access too).He is also appointed as section editor for Renal in Annals of Intensive Care starting from February 2016.Since 2009, he fulltime fulfils the position of Head of Clinics in the Intensive Care department of the University Hospital, Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB) and became Clinical Tutor and Senior Lecturer at the VUB Faculty of Medicine.Since 2012, he fulfils the position of Full Professor at the VUB Faculty of Medicine. In the ICU department, he leads the Critical Care Nephrology Platform which incorporates intensivists, nephrologists and nurses dedicated to daily education, research and treatment of acute kidney injury. In particular, he directs and organizes continuous renal replacement therapy on a 24/24; 7/7 on-call basis.He has also start a CRRT program using citrate dedicated to small children (less than 10 kg) in the UZB -PICU since 2013.Since January 2018, he is holding the position of Co-Director of ICU Department , ICU Research Director, Prof of Medicine at CHU-Brugmann University Hospital
Dr. Lai Seong Hooi
Consultant Nephrologist, Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Malaysia
Dr. Hooi Lai Seong is a Consultant Nephrologist at in Johor Baru, Malaysia. After finishing medical school at the University of Cambridge, UK in 1982 she has worked in Malaysia with the Ministry of Health. She was Head of Department of Medicine at Sultanah Aminah Hospital 2005 – 2018, President of Malaysian Society of Nephrology 2004 – 2006, Editor of National Transplant Registry 2003 – 2016, Head of Nephrology Services, Ministry of Health, Malaysia 2016 – 2018, had published over 35 papers on various topics in Nephrology and has an interest in ICU care of patients with acute kidney injury.
Associate Prof. Kianoush B. Kashani
Professor of Medicine Mayo Clinic, United States
Dr. Kashani is trained in the fields of Nephrology and Critical care Medicine. He currently is ranked as Professor of Medicine and Assistant Professor in Medical Education; he serves as a consultant in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension and also Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. His research interest is focused on the fields of acute kidney injury, acid-base and electrolytes, renal replacement therapies, fluid management, point-of-care ultrasonography, and education. He has played a significant role in the discovery and validation of two new biomarkers of acute kidney injury (TIMP2 and IGFBP7), the definition of "Sarcopenia Index," ultrasound elastography, and created an electronic surveillance tool to detect AKI early in ICU. He provides lectures regarding AKI, education, fluid management in ICU across the globe. He has published 135 peer-reviewed papers and written several book chapters.
Dr. Manish Kaushik
Senior Consultant, Renal Medicine, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
Prof. John A. Kellum
Professor, Critical Care Medicine, Bioengineering and Clinical & Translational Science;
Director, Center for Critical Care Nephrology, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Dr. Kellum is Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Medicine, Bioengineering and Clinical and Translational Science and holds an Endowed Chair in Critical Research from the University of Pittsburgh. He is Vice Chair for Research within the Department of Critical Care Medicine and Director of the Center for Critical Care Nephrology at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Kellum received his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio in 1984. His postgraduate training includes an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Rochester, NY, and a Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests span various aspects of Critical Care Medicine, but center in critical care nephrology, sepsis and multi-organ failure, and clinical epidemiology, including consensus development and research methodology. He has authored nearly 700 publications and has won several awards for teaching. He lectures widely and has given more than 300 seminars and invited lectures worldwide related to his research.
Assistant Professor Hajeong Lee
Seoul National University Hospital, South Korea
Hajeong Lee is a nephrologist of Seoul National University Hospital in South Korea. She graduated from Seoul National University in 2005, majoring in medicine. She earned her master’s and doctor’s degree from the same institution in 2012 and 2017, respectively. She has been working as an attending physician since 2013 in the Seoul National University Hospital. She is responsible for kidney transplantation and glomerular diseases in her nephrology department
Associate Prof. Shuangling Li
Associate Professor, Chief Physician and Associate Director
Department of Critical Care Medcine
Peking University First Hospital, China
Prof. Shuangling Li, MD, associate professor, master's tutor, chief physician and associate director of Department of Critical Care Medcine ,one of the major PI in Critical Care Nephrology Research Center, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China.
Pro. Li is mainly focous on the early diagnosis and treatment of severe postoperative complications including AKI , PMI(perioperative myocardial infarction), PAIS(perioperative acute ischemic stroke), sepsis and so on, and have conducted some research on AKI and other severe postoperative complications , severe infectious, delirium and sleep quality in critically ill patients, etc.
Now Pro. Li is a national member of Sub-association on Critical Care Medicine of the Chinese Medical Doctors Association , a member of Sub-association on Critical Care Medicine of Beijing Medicine Association, etc.
Mr. Jason Knox
Group Manager Product Strategy & Education,
Global Marketing Acute Therapies,
Baxter International Inc., Illinois, United States
Associate Prof. Soo Kun Lim
Associate Professor and Consultant Nephrologist
Head, Division of Nephrology
Department of Medicine
University Malaya Medical Center, Malaysia
Lim Soo Kun is an Associate Professor & Consultant Nephrologist and Head of Renal Division at the University Malaya Medical Center.
Professor Lim began his professional career after graduating in 1999. He became board-certified in nephrology in 2008, and has been a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) and a member of the Academy of Medicine, Malaysia, since 2012.
Professor Lim's main interests are in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and pre-dialysis CKD education, systemic lupus erythematosus and kidney transplantation. He contributes actively in numerous professional commitments, including serving as secretary and council member of the Malaysian Society of Nephrology, committee member of the Malaysian Registry of Renal Biopsy, expert panel member of the National Transplant Registry and member of the National Credentialing Committee, Specialty Subcommittee for Nephrology. Professor Lim has published widely in his field of expertise and has been an invited speaker at numerous international and national congresses.
Assistant Prof. Etienne Macedo
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of California San Diego
Nephrologist. Assistant Professor, University of California San Diego (UCSD), Nephrology Division, Department of Medicine. Etienne Macedo graduated from the University of Sao Paulo (USP) in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Completed internal medicine and nephrology fellowship through USP and Master of Advanced Studies in clinical research and Clinical research fellowship at UCSD.
Major areas of interest are acute kidney injury (AKI) and renal replacement therapy. Main research topics are in AKI contribution to poor clinical outcomes and progressive chronic kidney disease, by studying alterations in glomerular, tubular and endocrine functions in patients after AKI. She has participated in the 0by25 International Society of Nephrology Initiative, focused on epidemiological and intervention studies to translate tools for early AKI detection to clinical practice.
Associate Prof. Mark Marshall
Department of Renal Medicine, Counties Manukau District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand
Prof. Emeritus Ravindra L Mehta
Professor Emeritus of Medicine Department, University of California San Diego, La Jolla California, United States
Dr Mehta is a Professor Emeritus of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine at University of California San Diego where he directs the UCSD Masters in Clinical Research Program. He is an internationally recognized expert in the field of acute kidney injury (AKI). He chairs the annual International CRRT Conference that is in its 24th year in 2018. He is a founding member of the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative (ADQI) and the Acute Kidney Injury network (AKIN). His research has informed the development of the RIFLE and AKIN diagnostic and staging criteria for AKI and development of KDIGO guidelines for AKI. He has spearheaded several innovative multicenter studies including the CRRT vs IHD study, PICARD network studies on AKI and several international projects supported through the NIH funded UAB/UCSD O’Brien Center for AKI research that have provided new knowledge in the field
Ms. Theresa Mottes
Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Critical Care Nephrology, Texas Children’s Hospital, United States
Theresa Mottes has over 25 years of pediatric renal replacement therapy experience in both the critical care setting and the outpatient dialysis setting. Throughout her career, she has been actively involved in the care of CRRT patient. She has presented at both national and international conferences. Theresa is currently a nurse practitioner in acute care nephrology at Texas Children’s Hospital, providing care for acute kidney injury and renal replacement therapies. She received the Carolyn Stoll Nursing Grant for her work on simulation-based CRRT education. Her most recent work is integrating quality improvement and process improvement strategies to improve the care of CRRT patients.
Prof. Masaomi Nangaku
Vice Dean of School of Medicine
Professor and Head, Division of Nephrology and Endocrinology
University of Tokyo Hospital, Japan
Masaomi Nangaku is a vice dean and professor and head of the division of nephrology and endocrinology, the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan. He is the president-elect of the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology (APSN), and an executive councilor of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN). He is also the vice president of the Japanese Society of Nephrology (JSN). He has published 260 original articles and 90 reviews articles in international journals, and has given 100 invited talks at international academic meetings, including Keystone symposium, WCN, ASN, ERA-EDTA, APCN, and FASEB meeting. He served as a member of Scientific Program Committees of WCN, ISN-NEXUS, ASN, APCN, and IDF. He served as a member of the Scientific Program Committee of the 50th Anniversary American Society of Nephrology (ASN) meeting and a chair of the Scientific Program Committee of APCN 2016. He is currently co-organizing the first kidney Keystone Symposia and is serving as a chair of the program committee of the World Congress of Nephrology in Melbourne in 2019. He is a member of the editorial board of many prestigious journals, and has been serving as an associate editor of Kidney International.sssss
Ms. Michelle Li Choo Ng
Senior Nurse Clinician (Advanced Practice Nurse) Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
Dr. Eisei Noiri
Director-General of the Secretariat in National Center Biobank Network, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Japan
Associate Prof. Mohd Basri Mat Nor
Kulliyyah of Medicine,
International Islamic University Malaysia
Dr. Basri is a Senior Lecturer at Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). He is also a Senior Consultant Intensivist and Head of Intensive Care at IIUM Medical Centre. He is one of the pioneers in intensive care specialist in the country and has been elected as President of Malaysian Society of Intensive Care since 2017. He obtained his medical degree from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1990. He completed specialist training in Anaesthesiology from University of Malaya in 1998 and then pursued subspecialty training (fellowship) in intensive care medicine for four years in Australia. After serving HKL for two years as specialist, he joined IIUM in 2000. He has published several books and authored several book chapters. He is one of the members of writing committee for National ICU protocol and expert panel for national ICU antimicrobial guidelines. He has published more than 80 scientific articles in local and international journals. Currently he is the Head of Research and Innovation of IIUM Medical Faculty. His research areas include sepsis biomarkers, nutrition in critically ill, mechanical ventilation in acute respiratory failure and Antibiotics PK/PD.
Dato’ Dr. Loke Meng Ong
Senior Consultant Nephrologist, Head of Department of Medicine Penang Hospital,Malaysia. Head of Nephrology Services, Ministry of Health Malaysia
Dr. Marlies Ostermann
Department of Nephrology & Critical Care, Guy's & St Thomas Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Prof. Qi Qian
Professor of Medicine, Professor of Physiology, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and Mayo Graduate School, United States
Dr. Qi Qian is a faculty nephrologist and Professor of Medicine and Professor of Physiology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Mayo Graduate School, USA. She is the Chair of the Mayo Clinic Rochester Nephrology Hospital Practice. She is also an adjunct Professor of Medicine for several universities in China.
A graduate of the Shanghai 2nd Medical University, Dr. Qian received her post-graduate training in medicine and nephrology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York and was recruited to join the staff at Mayo Clinic upon her graduation from fellowship training in 1999. Dr. Qian's professional focus is on patient care, clinical/translational research and education in the area of renal tubular disorders. In the years of 2000-2008, she conducted basic science research on the renal/vascular pathophysiology through funding from Mayo Clinic Foundation and the National Institutes of Health (NIH-NIDDK). Her expertise in renal and vascular physiology and pathophysiology adds an important dimension to her management of patients with renal tubular diseases.
Dr. Qian also heads the Mayo Clinic Acid-Base Electrolyte Interest Group. She is the principal investigator on a number of studies investigating the effects of electrolyte alterations and renal tubular function. Dr. Qian is an award-winning educator at Mayo Clinic. She has mentored a large number of trainees and is an author and content expert for "AskMayoExpert", a popular Mayo Clinic web-based medical practice reference for clinicians all over the United States. She currently serves as an ISN Educational Ambassador and the President of the Chinese American Society of Nephrology.
Nagaraja Rao Padaki
Chief of Hepatology, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India
Prof. Claudio Ronco
Director, Department of Nephrology, International Renal Research Institute Vicenza, San Bortolo Hospital of Vicenza;
Professor, University of Padova, Vicenza, Italy
Prof. Mitchell H. Rosner
Professor of Medicine and Chair, Division of Medicine
University of Virginia Health System, USA
Mitchell Rosner, MD, FACP is the Henry B. Mulholland Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Virginia..
His clinical practice focus is the medical care of patients with all forms of kidney disease-from acute kidney failure to end-stage kidney disease. His special interest in patients with polycystic kidney disease led Dr. Rosner to found the first regional clinic to specifically address the clinical management of patients with polycystic kidney disease. He also directs the home dialysis program at the University of Virginia.
His research interests include the pathogenesis and management of disorders of sodium and water balance, the treatment of polycystic kidney disease, quality improvement in peritoneal dialysis, and the development of novel therapeutics for acute kidney injury. He has participated in over 10 clinical trials devoted to various aspects of kidney disease.
Dr. Rosner has published over 170 research articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, and serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals and is the Editor-at-Large for the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
Prof. Sanjib Kumar Sharma
Professor and Head of Internal Medicine
B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
Sanjib Kumar Sharma (MBBS, MD, DM, FISN) is Professor and head of internal medicine at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences Dharan, Nepal. Sharma is involved in several local and international research projects, collaborations and partnerships including international registries, epidemiological studies, diagnostic studies, health system research and clinical trials e.g. '0by25'AKI initiative, INVICTUS studies, KHDC-Nepal program, SnakebYte study, national survey on CKD etc. He also plays active role in various national and international technical and scientific bodies.
He is also commissioner of Nepal NCDI and poverty commission and consultant to chronic disease section of Nepal Health Research Council. He serves as a member of WHO Snakebite envenoming working group, education committee of ISN, International advisory Committee of AFCKDI, Board of directors of Global Snakebite Initiative etc.
Ms. Srisuda Sripeng
Excellence Center for Critical Care Nephrology,
King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Thailand
Associate Prof. Nattachai Srisawat
Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
After finishing Nephrology training from Thailand in 2007, He became the part of CRISMA research fellow for 2 years and clinical fellow of Critical Care Medicine for 1 year under mentorship by Professor John A Kellum at Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania, USA. He received European Diploma of Intensive Care Medicine in 2012. His main research focused in AKI epidemiology in limited resources, AKI biomarkers guided intervention, and Tropical infection associate AKI such as dengue infection and leptospirosis.
Dr. Soek Siam Tan
Senior Consultant and Head of Hepatology Department, Hospital Selayang, Malaysia
Prof. Ashita Tolwani
Professor of Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Dr. Tolwani is Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She was the Nephrology Fellowship Training Program Director from 2004-2010 and is now the Associate Program Director. She is also the Director for ICU Nephrology at UAB. She holds a Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. She heads the Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) program at UAB and organizes an annual UAB CRRT Academy for trainees, practicing physicians and nurses across the United States. She also conducts CRRT training workshops internationally. Her research interests include acute kidney injury, ICU nephrology, and CRRT, with a focus on citrate anticoagulation.
Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent
Professor of Intensive Care
Hôpital Erasme, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Professor of intensive care medicine, Université Libre de Bruxelles, and Intensivist in the Department of Intensive Care at Erasme University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
Professor Vincent is currently Professor of intensive care medicine at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and intensivist in the Department of Intensive Care at Erasme University Hospital in Brussels - he was Head of the Department from 1996-2014.
He is a Past-President of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM), the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), the European Shock Society (ESS), the Belgian Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SIZ), and the International Sepsis Forum (ISF). He is a member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine and was made a Baron by the King of Belgium in 2013.
Professor Vincent has signed over 1000 peer-reviewed articles, 400 book chapters and 1000 abstracts. He has edited more than 100 books, including the "Textbook of Critical Care" (Elsevier Saunders, 5th Edition) and the "Encyclopedia of Intensive Care Medicine" (Springer).
He is the editor-in-chief of Critical Care, Current Opinion in Critical Care, and ICU Management & Practice and member of the editorial boards of about 30 other journals, including Critical Care Medicine (senior editor), American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM), "PLoS Medicine", "Lancet Respiratory Medicine", "Intensive Care Medicine", "Shock" and "Journal of Critical Care"
Prof. Keith Wille
University of Alabama School of Medicine, United States
Dr. Vincent Wu
Attending Physician, Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan
Dr. Xiao Yue
Research Fellow & Team Leader of Health Policy Evaluation
China National Health Development Research Center
National Health Commission of the P.R. China
XIAO, Yue, PhD in Management Science, Research Fellow, Team Leader of Health Policy Evaluation, China National Health Development Research Center, the National Health Commission of the P.R. China. Interested in health policy evaluation and complex intervention evaluation. Conducted over a dozen key national projects, including: indicator systems of the Healthy China 2030 and 12th and 13th Five-Year National Plan for Health, evaluation of the 12th and 13th Five-Year National Plan for Health, evaluation of the 12th and 13th national nursing care plans and anti-blindness plans; evaluation of public health package, maternal, newborn and child health, and medical rehabilitation service; evaluation of key reform initiatives, such as clinical pathway and payment reform, care integration and coordination, medical pricing, and essential drug policy. Conducted over a dozen HTA projects, including dialysis technologies (CRRT), surgical robotics, Tomotherapy, cyberknife, proton and heavy ion, Joint prosthesis technology, and hemostatic agents. Working as editor for BMJ (Chinese version), China Medical Ethics Study, Holistic Medicine. Working as committee member of the HTAi Scientific Development and Capacity Building Committee. Edited books on HTA textbook, HTA theories and practices, etc. Published over 30 papers in Chinese and English scientific journals.
Prof. Li Yang
Renal Division, Peking University First Hospital, China
Prof. Alexander Zarbock
Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine
University Hospital Münster, Germany
Dr. Zarbock is a Clinician Scientist and the Director and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, at the University of Münster, Germany. He acquired training at the University of Münster (Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine). Dr. Zarbock is supported by the German Research Foundation. His research interests span various aspects of Critical Care Medicine, but center in critical care nephrology (renal replacement therapy), sepsis and organ protection. Dr. Zarbock's current projects include measures to avoid acute kidney injury after surgery and the timing of renal replacement therapy in critically ill patients with acute kidney injury. He is also author and co-author of over 140 scientific articles and book chapters.
Prof. Aihua Zhang
Department of Nephrology, Children's Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, China
Prof. Ling Zhang
Professor of Critical Care Nephrology, Vice chairman of China Critical Care Blood Purification Cooperation Group, and Director of CRRT in West China Hospital of Sichuan University, China
Ms. Victoria Agnes Mary Anthony Dass
Matron of Nephrology Department, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Dr. Suresh Kumar Chidambaran
Consultant Infectious Diseases, Physician,
Hospital Sungai Buloh, Malaysia
Dr. Suresh graduated with an MBBS from the University of Kerala, India in 1993. He then obtained his MRCP (UK) in 1999 from the Royal College of Physicians in UK and Postgraduate diploma in epidemiology in 2009 from London school of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He obtained his infectious diseases training in Hospital Kuala Lumpur and Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. He has been Infectious Diseases Consultant in Hospital Sungai Buloh since 2003. He is also a visiting consultant for National Heart Institute (IJN).
He has participated in several international HIV treatment trials and has served on expert panels for national treatment and practice guidelines relating to infectious diseases including Dengue. Dr Suresh is actively involved in the Infectious diseases fellowship programme in the country. He is the President of the Malaysian Society for HIV Medicine, MASHM.
Dr. Ching Yan Goh
Nephrology Department, Hospital Selayang, Malaysia