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Michael Parr trained in the UK, New Zealand, USA and Australia. He is a Senior Staff Specialist and Deputy Director of Intensive Care at Liverpool and Campbelltown Hospitals, Sydney and Senior Lecturer in Intensive Care, Anaesthesia and Emergency Medicine at the University of New South Wales. He is Associate Editor of the journal Resuscitation the official journal of the European Resuscitation Council and contributor to the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation guidelines process. He is President of International Trauma Care (ITACCS, www.itaccs.com ).



Dr Tony Joseph, FACEM.,

Dr Joseph is the Director of Trauma and an Emergency Physician at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney. He was the chairperson of the steering committee for the formation of the Australasian Trauma Society in 1997 and is a Past President and Treasurer of the Society. His interests include the use of ultrasound in trauma and other emergent situations and he was involved in the drafting of the ATS’ policy and credentialling guidelines for the use of ultrasound in trauma patients. He is the Chairperson of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Subcommittee (until December 2004) and is the current Chair of the NSW Faculty of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine.  His research interests include use of Ultrasound in the Emergency Department, venous thrombo-embolic disease, the development of trauma systems, trauma resuscitation and Trauma Service Verification.  He is currently an EMST Instructor and Course Director and is involved in the teaching of Introductory Trauma Ultrasound Courses.He is also an Instructor on the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons’ Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient ( CRISP ) Course.



Maureen McCunn, M.D., M.I.P.P.,

Dr. Maureen McCunn is an Associate Professor at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center of the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine, Baltimore, USA, where she practices both Trauma Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine. She is the Medical Director of the Neurotrauma Critical Care Unit and the Physician Director of Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies at the Medical Center, and is Acting Medical Director of the ICU at Kernan Rehabilitation Hospital for traumatic brain and spinal cord injury patients. Dr. McCunn received her master’s degree in International Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D. C. in May, 2004. She is a member of the Global Collaboration for Blood Safety of the World Health Organization. Dr. McCunn is the chairperson of the Critical Care Committee and Vice-President, N. America, of the International Trauma Anesthesia and Critical Care Society. She has recently founded a non-profit consulting organization, Global Injury Solutions, dedicated to the improvement of global trauma care. 



Dr. Sashi Kumar MBBS ;DLO ;FACEM.

Dr. Sashi Kumar trained in Chennai,India , New Zealand and Australia. He is a Senior Staff Specialist in Emergency Medicine and Honorary Lecturer in Emergency Medicine at The Canberra Hospital and The Canberra Clinical School which is affiliated to the University of Sydney and  The Australian National University in Canberra. He is the Site Medical Commander for Disasters in the Australian Capital Territory .
He is the deputy chair person of the National EMST/ATLS Committee based at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Melbourne and Directs the EMST/ATLS courses in Canberra for over 12 years. He has directed and instructed EMST/ATLS courses in Australia,New Zealand , Singapore,Fiji,Papua New Guinea and New York since 1992.
He was awarded the National EMST Scholarship in 2000.
 He is also an Instructor of The CRISP (Care of the critically ill surgical patient) course ,The ELS (Emergency Life Support )and Major incident Medical Management and Support (MIMMS ) courses.
He has instructed and directed The CTLS (Comprehensive Trauma Life Support ) Course in India over the last few years.
 He is a practising Emergency Physician and The Helicopter Retrieval consultant and Flying Doctor in a Tertiary level  major teaching hospital which is a also the major Trauma centre for the region. His special interests are Trauma, ENT, Disaster Medicine and Orthopaedic Trauma. 


Dr. N. Ganapathy MBBS., DA., MD., FCCP., DCCM (Cardiology), MCAM.,

Dr.N.Ganapathy is the Director of Dhanvantri Critical Care Center, Dhanvantri Hospitals, and Dhanvantri College of Nursing Erode, Tamilnadu, India. He is the Editor-in-chief of Indian Journal of Trauma Anaesthesia & Critical Care ( Indian Chapter). He is the National coordinator of Comprehensive Trauma Life Support Course.  He has been the President, Vice-president , Secretary and Treasurer of Erode Indian Medical Association. He was the State  President of Indian Society of Anesthesiology Tamilnadu and Pondicherry chapter His interests include management of toxicology patients and poisonous snake bites.



Gillian Bishop  FANZCA., FJFICM.,

Director of Intensive Care Units at Liverpool and Campbelltown Hospitals. Director of Intensive Care for the South Western Area Health service Examiner in physiology for the Australasian College of Anaesthetists External examiner for the 2005 University of Malaysia physiology exam.




R. Kandasamy trained in India, UK, Singapore and Australia. He is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust in Yorkshire, England. He is the local educational supervisor for Intensive in the trust. He is an Examiner for MRCS Examination for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He has a special interest in Trauma & Difficult Airway Management.



B.K. Rao MBBS., M.D. (Anaes).,

Chairman, Dept Of Critical Care & Emergency Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi - 110060. India.  Total intensive care of ICU & HDU adult patients and consultancy to other specialized ICU’s like ICCU, Paediatric ICU. Teaching of CCM fellows, DNB students, other medical, nursing and paramedical staff. Teaching and training of post doctoral DNB fellows in critical care medicine.   “Trauma Criticare 2003 - 7th International Conference Of International Trauma Anaesthesia And Critical Care Society (Indian Chapter)” Held By The Dept Of Critical Care Medicine And Dept Of Anaesthesia, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, on 26-28th Sept 2003, India Habitat Centre, Delhi




Co Chairman of International Committee on Management of Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) under the auspices of ITACCS (International Trauma And Critical Care Society) International, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Contributor in Miller’s Textbook of Anesthesia – VI Edition Chapter on Ludwigs Angina and Role of regional nerve block



Dr David Baker M.Phil., DM., FRCA., FRSM.,

David Baker was born in London and studied medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. After qualification he served as a medical officer in the Royal Navy for nearly 20 years specializing in anaesthesia.  He served in surface vessels and in the hospital ship Uganda during the Falklands War in 1982.  Later he worked for several years at the Chemical Defence Establishment , Porton Down where he conducted research on the neurophysiology of sarin poisoning, leading to a doctorate in medicine in 1986.
After leaving the navy in 1992,  David Baker moved to France where he has worked as a consultant in anaesthesia for the Paris emergency medical service (SAMU) at the Necker University Hospital, specializing in the management of mass toxic incidents.  Since 2004 he has also worked as a consultant medical toxicologist for the Chemical Hazards and Poisons Division of the Health Protection Agency at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London.  In 2005 he was appointed visiting professor in anesthesiology at the University of Harvard.
Currently he is advising the UK government on the provision of advanced emergency care in chemically – contaminated zones and also on the management of pulmonary injury following blast and toxic agent exposure.
He has lectured in over 40 countries around the world and is the author of numerous journal articles, monographs and textbook chapters.



Jeff Berman MD., FAAP.,

Professor Department of Anesthesiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC USA.
Clinical Interests: Anesthetic care for trauma including burns; resuscitation medicine
Research interests: Resuscitation, inhalation injury. Chair UNC Resuscitation Committee, UNC Disaster Committee. Board of Directors International Trauma Anesthesia and Critical Care Society. Chair: American Burn Association Special Interest Group on anesthesia / Respiratory Therapy/ Critical Care AHA National Faculty for PALS. AHA regional faculty for ACLS, PALS Editorial Board Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation Capt USNR (ret)



Samir Suri MBBS.,

Samir Suri, Unit 32, 21-27 Hume Highway, Warwick Farms, NSW 2170, Australia. Dr. Samir Suri is a Registrar in the Intensive Care Unit at Liverpool Hospital, Sydney. He has done the EMST, MIMMS and CRB course. He is also an Instructor for MIMMS, Australia.


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