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Annual Roland H. Ingram, Jr. Lecture

14th Annual Roland H. Ingram, Jr. Lecture

What we have is failure to communicate: End-of-life care in the ICU

featuring Gordon D. Rubenfeld, MD, MSc

Gordon D. Rubenfeld, MD, MSc

Thursday, Nov. 29 at 5 p.m.
James B. Williams Medical Education Building
Room 110

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About Dr. Rubenfeld

Gordon Rubenfeld is the inaugural Chief of the Program in Trauma, Emergency, and Critical Care at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Rubenfeld received his undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Comparative Literature at Johns Hopkins University; his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College; his internal medicine training at Duke University; and pulmonary and critical care training at the University of Washington.  He received additional research training in clinical epidemiology as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at UCSF.  He has served on numerous committees for the American Thoracic Society including the Bioethics, Critical Care Long Range Planning, Health Policy, and as Chair of the Critical Care Assembly.  He directed the Advanced Clinical Research section of the Methods in Epidemiologic, Clinical and Operations Research (MECOR) course administered by the ATS and has served on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Respiratory Care, the Journal of Critical Care, and Lancet-Respiratory Medicine.

Dr. Rubenfeld's research focuses on the epidemiology and clinical outcomes of common critical illnesses, the transfer of evidence into clinical practice, and end-of-life issues in the ICU.  He served on numerous advisory panels and consensus groups in critical care including the American European Consensus Conference on Acute Lung Injury, the working group that developed the new Berlin ARDS Definition, and the Surviving Sepsis guideline committee.  His research is funded by both the National Institutes of Health and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and he has served on study sections for both of these organizations.  His current research projects include a cluster randomized trial of interventions to increase use of lung protective ventilation in patients with ARDS, and a randomized trial to improve long-term outcomes in survivors of prolonged mechanical ventilation.

The Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine is delighted to welcome Dr. Gordon Rubenfeld as the 14th Roland H. Ingram, Jr. lecturer.