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CICM 2021 ASM: Respiratory
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A/Prof Kiran Shekar

Senior Intensive Care Specialist and Director of Clinical Research - Prince Charles Hospital


Professional Bio

Kiran Shekar is a Senior Intensive Care Specialist and Director of Clinical Research at
the Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland. He holds academic appointments
as Adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology and Associate
Professor at University of Queensland.
Shekar is passionate about addressing the global variability in intensive care and
extracorporeal life support outcomes through innovation, research and education.
His research interests include pathophysiology of cardiorespiratory failure and
extracorporeal life support. His ongoing research program “The No Tube Project”
aims to integrate less invasive respiratory supports with extracorporeal respiratory
support to minimise the burden of invasive mechanical ventilation. His ambitious
“Budget ICU Project” brings together clinicians, multidisciplinary allied health
professionals, engineers, scientists, clinician researchers, educators, health
economists, industry, regulators, international humanitarian organisations and policy
experts to develop low-cost, high-value, critical care solutions to improve intensive
care access in low and middle-income countries.
Shekar contributes to the Scientific Committee of the International ECMO Network
and the Education Committee of Asia-Pacific Extracorporeal Life Support
Organsiation (ELSO). He leads the Educational Research Working Group of the Global
ELSO Education Task Force. He is the Chair of the ELSO COVID-19 guideline working
group and Deputy Co-chair of the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce
Hospital and Acute Care Panel. He is also a member of the ANZICS Education
Committee and contributes to the CICM Extracorporeal Life Support Special Interest

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