Sepsis: the big questions

ICU scene with pumps

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Anna Parker

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  • Seminar

Sepsis is a major health challenge and an area of global health care priority. As patients with sepsis frequently present to the Emergency Department or deteriorate on hospital wards, often require ICU admission, and may undergo emergency surgery, it is a key area for integrated research in the Department of Critical Care.

The aim of the seminar is to bring together sepsis researchers and thought leaders to foster future collaborative projects, with speakers from neonatology, paediatrics, emergency, adult ICU and infectious diseases.

To be held via zoom.

Chaired by:

Dr Yasmine Ali Abdelhamid
Dr Ali Abdelhamid is a Specialist Intensivist , Royal Melbourne Hospital, Executive Member and Honorary Senior Clinical Fellow in the Department of Critical Care, University of Melbourne.

Research presentations:

Associate Professor Elliot Long: "Sepsis: the big questions for little people"
Associate Professor Long is a paediatric emergency medicine specialist practicing at The Royal Children’s Hospital.

Dr Emily See: “Acute kidney injury in sepsis: what do we need to understand?”
Dr Emily See is a Nephrologist at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Intensive Care Fellow at Austin Health, and Honorary Senior Clinical Fellow in the Department of Critical Care.

Professor Peter Davis: “Protecting the preterm brain"
Professor Davis is the Professor of Neonatal Medicine at The Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne.

Professor Karin Thursky: "Addressing the implementation challenges in sepsis care"
Prof Karin Thursky was the clinical lead for the Think Sepsis Act Fast Scaling Collaboration in Victoria in 2018. She is an infectious diseases physician and health services researcher, director of the National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship, and the Associate Director of Health Services Research and Implementation Science at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

Where to next? Top tasks to tackle sepsis:

Facilitated by Professor Andrew Davidson
Professor Davidson is the Medical Director of the Melbourne Children's Trials Centre , a Senior Staff Anaesthetist and Director of Clinical Research for the Royal Children's Hospital. He is also Head of Anaesthesia Research at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute , Executive Member of the Department of Critical Care and Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne.