@NEJMres360 Journal Club: Hosted by Yale University Internal Medicine Residency Program on Adjunctive Glucocorticoid Therapy in Patients with Septic Shock

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    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Senior Staff Specialist at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

    A/Prof. Jeremy Cohen qualified from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1990, where he also obtained a BSc in Biochemistry. He undertook a post graduate career in clinical medicine and anaesthesia before moving to Australia to pursue a career in Intensive Care Medicine. He is currently a Senior Staff Specialist at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in Queensland, the Deputy Director of the Intensive Care Unit of Wesley Hospital and an Associate Professor in the University of Queensland.

    • Internal Medicine

    Bala Venkatesh is Director of Intensive care at the Wesley Hospital, Pre-Eminent specialist in Intensive Care Medicine at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at the University of Queensland, and. at the University of New South Wales, and Professorial Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Australia.

    He has completed Fellowship training in Internal Medicine, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine.  He then undertook a research degree from the University of Birminghan, UK which led to the award of an MD.  He pioneered the development of a continuous blood gas monitoring system which reached clinical application.


    He served as the President for the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand between 2014-2016.  He is the Principal Investigator of the NHMRC funded multi-center international ADRENAL trial which is largest septic shock trial to date. This was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. His research interests include glucocorticoid physiology in critical illness including the development of the idea of the "sick euadrenal state, sepsis and vitamin D in critical illness. He has published more than 180 papers, and 40 book chapters.


    He is the organizer of the Brisbane Examination course for the Fellowship in ICU which he set up in 1998.  He has also run courses on Data Interpretation in Acute Medicine for the last 12 years in Australia and internationally.

    • Internal Medicine
    • Clinical Trials
    • Intensive Care Medicine
    Intensive Care Physician and clinical researcher
    Intensive Care Physician and clinical researcher
    • Physician at The George Institute for Global Health

    Prof John Myburgh AO is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at the University of New South Wales and Director of the Division of Critical Care at the George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, Australia.  He is senior Intensive Care Physician at St George Hospital, Sydney

    He is Past-Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group and led over 35 clinical trials in Intensive  Care Medicine, including the SAFE, NICE-SUGAR, RENAL and CHEST trials. He was a Lead Investigator on the ADRENAL trial.

     His current h-index is 39, calculated from 176 publications in SCOPUS, yielding over 11000 citations, with a citation trajectory of 800 to 1400 citations per annum from 2010 to the present.

    He has made a substantive contribution to education in Intensive Care Medicine, and was instrumental in establishing the College of Intensive Care Medicine, serving as a Fellowship examiner for twelve years, on the Board for ten years and as the elected President from 2010-2012.

    He is the current Secretary-General of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine.