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Pitt Makes Big Showing in Bogotá, Colombia

Thu, 05/07/2009


Four faculty from the Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, presented invited lectures in Bogotá, Colombia at the Columbian Society of Critical Medicine and Intensive Care - 7th National Congress of Critical Care (April 28 - May 2, 2009).  Michael R. Pinsky, MD gave the opening plenary lecture entitled “Use of functional hemodynamic measures to diagnose and treat cardiovascular insufficiency.”   Marie Baldisseri, MD, Director of Magee-Womens Hospital ICU helped with an Obstetrical Issues in Critical Care mini-symposium in which she lectured on “Hemodynamic assessment of a pregnant and peripartum patient," "Peripartum cardiomyopathy,” and “Obstetric-specific medical emergency team.”  Robert Clark, MD of Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh lectured on “Contemporary managemenet if pediatric patients after traumatic brain injury,” “What’s new in pediatric burn injury,” and “Contemporary management of pediatric patients after cardiac arrest.”  Juan Ochoa, MD (joint faculty appointment in surgery) lectured on “Use of coagulation factors and blood in the trauma patient” and “The use of arginine in surgery.” These four speakers represented the most physicians from any region and country, let alone any medical center.