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The Saudi Critical Care Society

10th Annual International
Critical Care Conference
April 14 to 20, 2019

Conference Dates
April 16th to 18th, 2019

Pre & Post Conference Course Dates
April 14th & 15th, 2019
April 19th & 20th, 2019
All courses will be held at the SCCS headquarters in Riyadh, KSA


10 Years of Excellence 
Congratulations to all who've been a part of our growth and look forward to the next 10 years!

2019 Conference Organizers

2019 Conference Organization - PSMMC
The SCCS 2019 International Critical Care Conference & Pre-Conference courses are being organized by the Intensive Care Services Department of Prince Sultan Military Medical City. 

We wish to extend our thanks to the MSD for their support of this event.


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Featured & International Speakers

Jean-Louis Vincent, is Professor of intensive care medicine at the Université libre de Bruxelles and intensivist in the Department of Intensive Care at Erasme University Hospital in Brussels. Specialist in Internal Medicine, he spent two years training at the University of Southern California with Prof. Max Harry Weil. He obtained his PhD degree at the University of Brussels in 1982.

Dr. Vincent has signed more than 900 original articles, some 400 book chapters and review articles, and more than 1000 original abstracts, and has edited 102 books. He is co-editor of the "Textbook of Critical Care" (Elsevier Saunders, 7th Edition) and the “Encyclopedia of Intensive Care Medicine” (Springer Science+Business Media).


Jean-Daniel Chiche is Full Professor of Critical Care Medicine (Paris Descartes University), currently working in the Medical Intensive Care Unit of Cochin University Hospital in Paris.

He graduated as MD in Paris, studied in Liège for 4 years (Belgium), and obtained a PhD after a 3-year research fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard Medical School) in Boston. His clinical interest lies in the field of acute respiratory failure, mechanical ventilation and sepsis. He has also developed a vision for organization, delivery and teaching of intensive care.


Charles Gomersall is Associate Professor of the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

He received his undergraduate training at the Westminster Medical School, University of London. His postgraduate training has taken place in internal medicine at St. George's Hospital, London; in anaesthesia at St. Mary's Hospital in London, and in intensive care at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong.


Professor Kathryn Rowan is Director of Scientific & Strategic Development & Clinical Trials Unit Director at the Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre (ICNARC). An honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Following her PhD (University of Oxford), Kathy founded ICNARC, to facilitate improvements in critical care. ICNARC manages a clinical audit program & clinical/health services research, nationally & internationally. The ICNARC database of almost two million critical care admissions serves as a resource for studies on the epidemiology of critical illness and as a platform for randomised clinical trials. In 2004, Kathy was awarded the Humphry Davy Medal by the UK Royal College of Anaesthetists. Kathy has co-authored 200+ peer-reviewed papers and won over £20m in research grants (£9m as Chief Investigator). Kathy is a member of the Council of the International Sepsis Forum.


Yahya Shehabi, a practicing intensivist and Cardiac anaesthetists, is Professor and Director of Research, Critical Care and Peri-Operative Medicine at the School of Clinical Sciences, Monash University and Monash Health; Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at the Clinical School of Medicine at the University of New South Wales.

He is theme lead for Critical Care & Peri-Operative Medicine at the Monash Health Translational Research Precinct. His research and major publications include sedation practice in ICU, delirium management, sepsis biomarkers and improving the outcomes after high risk cardiac surgery. He is the lead chief investigator - SPICE program, the largest sedation RCT in ICU.


Ahmed Mohamed Reda Ali Taha, a professional in the field of Intensive care, cardiology & acute medicine, calls for effective integration of concepts through an enriching experience of 19 years behind started in one of the most reputed Governmental Medical College of Cairo [Ain Shams University] which considered major teaching and referral hospital. He continued at SAAD Specialized Hospital, a 600 bed Tertiary hospital in Al-Khobar acquiring core competency in the fields of critical care, postoperative cardiosurgery & emergency medicine for adults & pediatrics. Promoted to associate consultant after acquiring the MRCP degree, Joined Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, as Senior registrar in Cardiac/Transplant ICU from June 2008 promoted to acting consultant from 2010 till now.


Tommaso Mauri, Dr. Mauri is an Assistant Professor and Staff Physician at the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, University of Milan, Italy. Dr. Mauri trained at the University of Milan-Bicocca in Monza, Italy. He has been a research fellow at the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston USA. He has also worked as staff anesthesiologist at San Gerardo Hospital, Monza as well as post-doc fellow at the University of Milan-Bicocca; Monza, Italy. Research focus of Dr Mauri is the interaction between respiratory support (invasive and non-invasive) and patient’s physiology in acute hypoxemic respiratory failure and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Dr Mauri is a member of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) and part of the executive committee of the Pleural Pressure Working Group (PLUG) within ESICM.


Conference Venue
Al Faisal University, Riyadh (map)

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