Women in Critical Care
The past two years have been challenging for the critical care community, yet it has brought us to the forefront of providing excellent and evidence-driven care for the sickest of all patients. Teamwork and resilience have been the mainstay of our efforts. However, at the same time, the pandemic and its fallout have shown our community’s crevices with high rates of burnout. Women intensivists have been facing the brunt of many of these issues.
We at SOCCA would like to invite you to join Women in Critical Care—our initiative to form a women’s group within the ACCM community. (Both SOCCCA members and non-members are welcome, although within one year of joining we will expect non-members to make a membership commitment to SOCCA.)
Similar to groups such as Women in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology (WICTA) and Women in Anesthesiology (WIA), Women in Critical Care is aimed at delivering academic advancement, networking, and a social community to anesthesia trained women in critical care, as well as others who wish to advance women in academics.
Initially, we aim to meet quarterly, maintain a presence on the SOCCA website and within the Interchange newsletter, formulate a list of potential speakers and panelists, and reach out to editors for special issue authorships.
SOCCA Women in Critical Care: A Fireside Chat with Guest Speaker Dr. Hannah Wunsch
When: August 10, 2022 | 4:30 PM | Eastern Time
Hannah Wunsch, MD, MSc
Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine
University of Toronto;
Intensivist at Sunnybrook Hospital
To learn more about Dr. Wunsch, visit: http://hannahwunsch.com/index.html
SOCCA Women in Critical Care: A Fireside Chat Featuring Guest Speaker: Dolores B. Njoku, MD
When: September 28, 2022 | 4:30 PM | Eastern Time
Washington University in St. Louis | Dr. Njoku is Wise Professor of Anesthesiology, Adjunct Professor of Pathology and Immunology Division Chief, Pediatric Anesthesiology and Vice Chair Department of Anesthesiology and the Pediatric Anesthesiologist-in-Chief at the St. Louis Hospital for Children | Dr. Njoku is President-Elect of Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA)
Fireside Chat: March 17, 2022
On March 17, Professor Deborah Cook, Academic Chair of Critical Care Medicine, Professor, Department of Medicine, Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact, McMaster University joined Women in Critical Care for a Fireside Chat.
Professor Cook graduated from McMaster Medical School (1985) and Internal Medicine Residency (1988). She completed General Internal Medicine Fellowship (1989) and the MSc (Design, Measurement and Evaluation Program) at McMaster. She then did a Critical Care Fellowship at Stanford University (1991).
Dr. Cook practices intensive care medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. At McMaster University, she is Co-Chair of the Evidence-Based Practice Center. As Academic Chair of Critical Care Medicine at St. Joseph’s Healthcare and McMaster University, she has trained many residents and mentored many junior faculty on how to conduct, publish and appraise clinical research.
Dr. Cook is interested in risk factors for critical illness, prevention of ICU-acquired illness and complications, life support technology, ethics, and end-of-life choices for critically ill patients. Her research interests are in the design and conduct of multicenter studies, minimizing bias in systematic reviews of the literature, incorporation of diverse kinds of evidence into practice, and end of life decision-making.
As a Canada Research Chair of Research Transfer in Intensive Care, and former Chair of the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group, Dr. Cook has published over 600 peer-review articles and supervised many young trainees and successful faculty. She has received numerous local, national and international awards for her practice, teaching, mentoring and research. In 2016, Dr. Cook was named an Officer of the Order of Canada for her global contributions to improving the care of critically ill patients.
May 25 Meeting: Cortessa Russell, MD
On May 25, Guest Speaker Cortessa Russell, MD, presented on “Moving from Burnout to Engagement.”
Dr. Cortessa Russell
Medical Director, Anesthesia Perioperative Evaluation and Exam (APEX) Clinic
Education Director, SICU and CTICU
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at CUIMC, Division of Critical Care
New York-Presbyterian LEAD Academy Physician
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Department of Anesthesiology
SOCCA Women in Critical Care: A Fireside Chat with Guest Speaker Daryl Oakes, MD
On June 21, Dr. Daryl Oakes joined Women in Critical Care for a Fireside Chat.
Daryl Oakes, MD
Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Program Director, Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship
Associate Dean, Post Graduate Medical Education
Stanford University School of Medicine