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Christopher Seymour awarded the ANZICS Intensive Care Global Rising Star Programme Fellowship

Tue, 07/23/2013

The Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society awarded Dr. Christopher Seymour, Assistant Professor in the Departments of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine, the Intesive Care Global Rising Star Programme Fellowship. 

"I'm honored to receive this award and excited that early treatment for severe sepsis during prehosptial care has garnered international interest. The project is a remarkable collaboration between King County Emergency Medical Services in Washington State, and the Departments of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, and I owe special thanks to Drs. Angus and Rea for their mentorship."

Christopher will travel to the 38th ANZICS/ACCCN Annual Scientific Meeting held in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia in October and provide a presentation titled "Prehospital resuscitation is associated with reduced mortality in severe sepsis."  His presentation will discuss the potential role of prehospital fluid administration in emergency medical services patients who present with community sepsis. He found in a large observational study that patients who received any prehospital fluid were at a significantly reduced odds of death during hospitalization compared to septic patients who did not receive a prehospital IV catheter or fluid.

The Intensive Care Global Rising Star Programme Awards aims to identify promising and innovative young clinician/scientists. The recipients will have the opportunity to present an overview of their past and on-going research activities during a dedicated symposium.  Only three fellowships were awarded, each to one clinician/scientist from following regions: America (Canada, USA and South America), Europe (including United Kingdom and Ireland) and Asia.