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Karen A. McQuillan, MS, RN, CNS-BC, CCRN, CNRN, FAAN, is  President of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). Karen received her Bachelors of Nursing and Masters of Science in Trauma/Critical Care Nursing from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She has worked since 1987 as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at the R Adams Cowley Shock... Read more

Professor Pedro Póvoa, MD, PhD is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Nova Medical School, New University of Lisbon in Portugal, and Coordinator of the Polyvalent Intensive Care Unit, Hospital de São Francisco Xavier, CHLO in Lisbon. Prof. Póvoa is Associate Editor of Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva, and is a member of the editorial board... Read more

Sharon Einav, MSc, MD has chaired the subcommittee for Intensive Care Medicine at the European Society of Anaesthesiology since January 2014. She is Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine, Director of Surgical Intensive Care and Chair of the Resuscitation Committee at Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem,... Read more

What are your key areas of interest and research? My major area of interest is to build a community set of tools to improve the interoperability of Health Information System What are the major challenges in your field? Sustainability of such a project project   What is your top management tip? Create an environment of constant learning and development—be... Read more

Dr. Zeev Goldik became President of the European Society of Anaesthesiology in January 2016. Dr. Goldik is Head of Post Anaesthesia Care Unit at the Carmel Medical Centre in Haifa, Israel. He is Chairman of the Council for European Specialist Medical Assessment (CESMA) , and Past President of the Israel Society of Anaesthesiologists.1. What are your... Read more

People need to talk; stakeholders need to network. Both activities are needed in order to build roadmaps for future directions in the field of active and healthy ageing. ENGAGED was a thematic network, funded by the European Commission, that run for over two years. It was a learning community for sustainable active... Read more

Professor Jerry P. Nolan, FRCA FRCP FFICM FCEM (Hon), is a consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine at the Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK and Honorary Professor of Resuscitation Medicine at the University of Bristol, UK. Prof. Nolan is Vice-Chairman of the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and Editor-in-Chief of the ERC’s official journal... Read more

Prof. Élie Azoulay, MD, PhD took up post in 2013 as Editor-in-Chief of Intensive Care Medicine, the official journal of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. Dr. Azoulay is Professor of Medicine at  Paris Diderot University, France, and Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Saint-Louis Teaching Hospital in Paris.1. What are your... Read more

Michael S. Niederman, MD, MACP, FCCP, FCCM, FERS is Clinical Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center and Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. 1.      What are your key areas of interest and research?Respiratory infections. I focus my interests on pneumonia arising in the... Read more

What are your key areas of interest and research? I am fascinated with pathophysiology in general. As an illustrator, I enjoy the opportunity to express my creativity and explore how the human body works. I feel lucky to be a PA in the field of internal medicine, where I get to help patients with a wide spectrum of issues. It’s very rewarding to take... Read more

Robert W. Wachter, MD is Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where he also directs the Division of Hospital Medicine. Author of 250 articles and 6 books, he coined the term “hospitalist” in 1996 and is generally considered the “father” of the hospitalist field, the fastest growing... Read more

The NHS is constantly working to deliver health services which are safe, effective and provide a good experience of care. At some stage in our lives almost all of us will have cause to see a doctor – in our local general practice or in a hospital setting – and want to be sure that our doctors meet the high standards we expect. Every year doctors undergo... Read more

Prof. Daniel Lichtenstein is a medical intensivist and visiting Professor, who has worked at the medical ICU, University Hospital Ambroise-Paré in Paris, since 1989. This ICU, previously chaired by Prof. François Jardin, is believed to be the first ICU that had ultrasound onsite for cardiac purposes.In 1991 Prof. Lichtenstein defined critical ultrasound,... Read more

Dr. Paul Ballman is Head of Leadership Development at Vodafone UK and the author of Red Pill: The Truth About Leadership. 1. What are your key areas of interest and research?  I am principally a practioner in the area of leadership excellence, so that tends to drive my research interest. Much of my consulting work involves psycholgically profiling candidates... Read more

Prof. Laura Oleaga, MD PhD, serves on the ESR Executive Council as chair of the ESR Education Committee. Since 2009, she is the Head of Radiology Department, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain. Also, Prof. Oleaga is Editor for the journals Radiologia, European Radiology and Neuroradiology.  1. What are your key areas of interest and research? During... Read more

Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD, MPH is a physician and writer with a professional interest in critical care and end-of-life care. She blogs for the Huffington Post and the New York Times. Her first book, Critical Decisions, a memoir about her professional journey at the intersection of ICU and Palliative Care medicine is due to be published by Avery/ Penguin... Read more

You might say that Silicon Valley's loss is radiology's gain when it comes to Curtis Langlotz, MD, PhD, who has spent his career on transforming radiology informatics. His research is focused on improving the accuracy and consistency of radiology communication through real-time decision support systems and other information technologies. Langlotz... Read more

Since 1994, Barbara  Riegel has led interdisciplinary research in chronic heart failure. Dr. Riegel has tested various disease management approaches and developed psychometrically sound methods of measuring the self-care of persons with heart failure. Her honours include the Claire M. Fagin Award, the Lembright Award from the American Heart Association,... Read more

Radiation safety is based on the belief that radiation from medical imaging can cause cancer. It is based on the linear no-threshold (LNT) model. But the authors of a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Oncology contend that risk estimates based on this model "are only theoretical and have never been conclusively demonstrated by empirical... Read more

Maxim Saksonov is a radiologist at Rabin Beilinson Medical Center in Israel. His main interest is in interventional radiology.  Dr. Saksonov is also a co-founder of Ambrolia, developer of OLRAD, a mobile social professional network for radiologists enabling easy case-sharing over the smartphone for consultation and educational purposes. 1. What are... Read more

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