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Simon Finfer is a Professorial Fellow in Critical Care at The George Institute for Global Health. He is Senior Staff Specialist in critical care at Royal North Shore Hospital and Director of Intensive Care at the Sydney Adventist Hospital, both in Sydney.
Simon is an Adjunct Professor at the University of New South Wales, and a Clinical Professor at the University of Sydney. He is a past-Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) Clinical Trials Group, immediate past chair of the International Sepsis Forum, and is a member of the Global Sepsis Alliance Executive Board. Simon is a member of the World Sepsis Day Steering Committee and co-chaired the 1st and 2nd World Sepsis Congresses.
His postgraduate qualifications include Fellowships of the Royal Colleges of Physicians, the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the College of Intensive Care Medicine. He was elected to the ANZICS Honor Roll in 2011 and in 2012 he was awarded an honorary doctorate (Doctor of Medicine) by The Friedrich-Schiller University in Germany, an honor awarded once every 10 years. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.
Dr. Yaseen Arabi obtained his Internal Medicine Training at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA (1992-1994), then he was the Chief Medical Resident at the same institution (1994-1995). He obtained pulmonary and critical care training at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA (1995-1998). In 1998, he joined King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is currently the Chairman of the Intensive Care Department and the Medical Director, Respiratory Services. He is a professor at King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and the Chair of the Saudi Critical Care Trials Group.
He received multiple grants, and he is currently the principal investigator of several clinical trials. Furthermore, he has more than 300 publications including articles in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), JAMA, Lancet, Intensive Care Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. He is currently an Associate Editor for Intensive Care Medicine and a reviewer of a number of international journals and granting agencies. He has also received several international awards.
Dr. Al-Hameed obtained his MBBCh from King Abdulaziz University Medical College, Jeddah in 1992. He joined the department of Internal Medicine at KFSH & RC as a resident in the Arab Board IM program from 1993 to 1995 then he was honored a scholarship to Canada by the Heath Affairs in National Guards.
He completed his residency training program at University of Mannitoba in Winnipeg, Canada in 1998 (1996 to 1998) and the fellowship training program in pulmonary and critical care at University of Mannitoba, Canada in 2001. During this period, he obtained the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1999, The Royal College of Physician and Surgeon of Canada specialist certificate of Internal Medicine in 2000. Subsequently, he attained the American Board of Pulmonary Medicine and the Canadian Board of Respiratory Medicine in 2001 then the American Board of Critical Care Medicine and the Canadian Critical Care Medicine Fellowship in 2002.
In 2000-2002, he was appointed as Consultant Intensivist and Pulmonologist, Department of Medicine at University of Manitoba, Grace General Hospital, and Concordia General Hospital, Winnipeg, Canada.
He joined the Department of Medicine at King Abdulaziz Medical City-National guard, Western region in 2002 as a Consultant, Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine and he was in charge of the HDU/Medical ICU. From 2003 till 2013, he was the Deputy Chairman, Intensive Care Department. Since 2014 he is the Chairman, Intensive Care Department, KAMC-WR. In December 2009-2015, he was also appointed as the Director, Ambulatory Care Center (Services). He is the founder and the Chairman of the Saudi Association for Venous Thrombo Embolism (SAVTE) since 2008.
Currently he is a Professor of Medicine & Critical Care, College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. He contributed to a fair number of publications and medical literatures (more than 50) in a reputable medical journals including NEJM, CCM, Chest, and AJRCCM as well as more than 250 national and international presentations. His main advocate is VTE prevention & Management.