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  Jacobus Preller. MBChB (Pret, SA), DipPEC (SA), DTM&H (Lon), DCH (UK), MRCP (UK), DA (SA), DICM (UK), EDIC (ESICM), FFICM (UK). Consultant Intensivist and Acute Medicine Physician, John Farman ICU, Addenbrooke’s hospital, Cambridge, UK Primary qualification in South Africa and subsequently worked in a number of countries including project set-up in the Former Soviet Union. Completed specialist training in Internal Medicine and Intensive Care in London, Oxford and Cambridge. Interests include collaboration with colleagues who work in resource restricted environments. This includes acting as WHO faculty on courses, mainly in Central Asia, on the management of critically ill patients, especially in the context of influenza, contributing to learning resources and actively participating in working groups and remote support. Research interests include brain dysfunction in critical illness, psychological and other long term outcomes. Educational activities include e-learning as chairperson for the ESICM e-Learning committee and membership of associated ESICM Division of Professional Development committees and ESICM Council.
Dr. Vilas Navapurkar is a consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia, The John Farman Intensive Care Unit, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge Dr. Vilas Navapurkar is the senior specialist clinician in general Intensive Care medicine in Addenbrooke’s Hospital where he has been a consultant for 20 years. He led the unit as Director of Intensive Care from 2010-2015. The care provided on the ICU is universally acknowledged to be world class in its outcomes and its patient-centred ethos. He has led, resourced, delivered or overseen the:
  • expansion of the ICU services;
  • development of “ICU without walls” with the Rapid Response Team;
  • implementation of EPIC clinical information system;
  • introduction of a psychological support service for patients, relatives AND staff;
  • formation of the ICU Patient Focus Group;
  • formation and funding of The Cambridge ICU Sepsis Group consisting of Addenbrooke’s clinicians and scientists from PHE and The This group is led by Dr. Navapurkar and working on frontier medicine in the rapid diagnosis of infection and metagenomics;
  • development and deployment of digital technology to allow ICU patients to communicate;
  • excellent and effective relationship with Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust.
Dr. Navapurkar has taught on several leadership and development programmes in Cambridge University and for Cambridge based multinational businesses. He is also a FA Level 1 football coach for his son’s football team Saffron Walden U8s.
Mr Leonard Shapiro is an eminent cardiologists practicing in the Royal Papworth Hospital, university of Cambridge. He was trained in London and has developed many techniques for interventional cardiology and holds a number of patents for devices. He has been a university teacher for 30 years and has trained many generations of cardiologists in Cambridge. He is the medical adviser to the Football Association of England and has a specialist interest in sports cardiology. He has published more than 140 peer review articles and 12 textbooks.

Date: 01/18/2019

Time: 09:00

Duration: 60

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