Coda Cure: Full Episode
This first episode of Coda Cure has set the scene.
The importance of clear definitions, treatment strategies, managing Antimicrobial Resistance, vaccination programs and dealing with the long term outcomes of sepsis were all identified.
The Cure pillar remains in the early stages of identifying areas for our community to take meaningful action on global sepsis.
Join the Coda community on the mission to help solve this threat to global health.
Simon Finfer is a Pom who emigrated to Australia in 1993 to practice full time intensive care medicine. Despite being qualified 37 years and receiving a small NHS pension he still works as a bedside clinician and takes night calls. He loves his job because he works with fantastic people. He also designs and runs large clinical trials, writes papers and edits books. His current mission is to reduce the global burden of sepsis to which end he sits on the Board of the Global Sepsis Alliance, the Council of the International Sepsis Forum and established both the Australian Sepsis Network and the Asia Pacific Sepsis Alliance. He is a Professorial Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health and the Institute’s focus on equity and improving the health of underserved populations in both rich and poor countries aligns perfectly with his and with CODA. Simon lives on the outskirts of Sydney with his wife, sons, three horses, four chickens, three ducks and one dog.
Naomi (RN, BN, MN (Crit Care), MPH, PhD) is the Program Lead of the Critical Care Program at The George Institute for Global Health and the (part-time) Intensive Care Clinical Research Manager at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia.
Naomi is a passionate advocate for intensive care research both from an operational and academic excellence perspective. She believes that when robust research evidence is implemented into clinical practice, we give our patients the best chance for improved outcomes.
Naomi is pleased to be able to contribute to CODA’s CURE theme which is currently aimed at improving awareness, recognition and treatment of sepsis globally.
Outside of work, Naomi keeps busy caring for her three beautiful children with her electric-bike loving, ‘Rock Doctor’ husband, Alex.
Flavia Machado is professor and head of the Intensive Care Session of Anesthesiology, Pain and Intensive Care Department at the Federal University of São Paulo in Brazil. Machado is board certified in internal medicine, infectious diseases and critical care. Dr. Machado is one of the founders of the Latin America Sepsis Institute–LASI. She was the president between 2008-2011, vice president between 2012-2015 and is currently its CEO. LASI is devoted to awareness raising, quality improvement and coordination of multicenter studies in sepsis field. She is part of the executive board of the Global Sepsis Alliance and the executive committee for the World Sepsis Day. She serves on the 2012 and 2016 board of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign International Guidelines. She integrates the International Sepsis Forum (ISF) council since 2014. She is also a member of both the Executive and Scientific Committee of the Brazilian Research in Intensive Care Network-BRICNET.
Dr. Hermsen is the Head of Global Antimicrobial Stewardship at Merck & Co., Inc. and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine, in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Hermsen received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center followed by a pharmacy practice residency at The Nebraska Medical Center, a fellowship in Infectious Diseases Research at the University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy, and a master’s degree in business administration at the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management. Following her fellowship, Dr. Hermsen developed and co-directed the antimicrobial stewardship program at The Nebraska Medical Center and subsequently joined Cubist, where she created and led the Antimicrobial Stewardship Outreach Group. Now, in her role at Merck, she is responsible for creating and executing a strategy to advance antimicrobial stewardship through education, implementation, research, and advocacy. She has a global scope that includes human health, animal health, and environmental sciences.
Dr. Hermsen has also given over 100 invited presentations at state, regional, national, and international meetings, and she recently gave a TED talk regarding antimicrobial stewardship and resistance at TEDx Omaha 2019.
Derek C. Angus
Dr. Angus is a physician scientist and healthcare administrator. He holds the rank of Distinguished Professor and the Mitchell P. Fink Endowed Chair at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he chairs the Department of Critical Care Medicine. He is also physician director of the UPMC ICU Service Center, responsible for the organization and delivery of critical care services across the 40-plus hospital system. Dr. Angus’ research interests include translational, clinical, and health services research in the fields of sepsis, pneumonia, and multisystem organ failure, as well as optimal acute care delivery. He has a particular interest in novel trial designs for precision medicine and strategies to enable a true rapid learning health system, specifically REMAP-CAP. Dr. Angus has led several large NIH-funded multicenter studies, published several hundred papers, and received numerous national and international awards for his work. He is also the critical care editor for JAMA.