|Panoramic view of Seoul, credit: David Crippen|
David Crippen and Michael Pinsky represented the University of Pittsburgh at the 12th Congress of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM Seoul 2015), which was held from August 29 to September 1, 2015, in Seoul, Korea.
Crippen and Pinsky were both Invited Faculty to the conference, which was attended by more than 3,200 other participants, including Craig Coopersmith, President of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), J. Christopher Farmer, past president of SCCM and the 2014 Fink Scholar Day Invited Lecturer, and E. Wesley Ely, who will be delivering a Grand Rounds lecture for our department on December 2, 2015.
David Crippen gave three lectures at the conference: “Changing Interpretations of Death by Neurologic Criteria: The McMath Case,” “Must Death by Neurologic Criteria Be Irreversible?,” and “Why Medical Matters Should be Decided by Medical Experts.”
Michael Pinsky delivered two lectures at the conference: “Heart-Lung Interactions” and “Functional Hemodynamic Monitoring,” the latter of which was for a panel he co-chaired called “Techniques for Hemodynamic Monitoring.”