Critical illness is the result of the interplay of complex physiology, complex decision making and a complex environment. ICCAI gathers outstanding mathematicians, engineers, biological scientists, clinicians and industry participants to present recent advances in filling the translation gap between advances in quantitative sciences and improved bedside decision making resulting in improved patient outcomes.
The 11th International Conference on Complexity in Acute Illness (ICCAI) will welcome attendees from North America, Europe, and Asia to share their insights and perspectives on complexity in acute illness. The meeting will include presentations and discussions focused on quantitative, innovative, transdisciplinary, and clinically relevant research highlighting leading edge science.
We are looking forward to a very successful meeting and hope to see you in September!
MD PhD FRCSCOttawa Hospital Research Institute
MDUS Army Institute of Surgical Research
PhDDept. of Engineering Science, Oxford University
MD F.A.C.S.University of California, School of Medicine
MD PhDUniversity of California, School of Medicine
Inflammation and organ dysfunction that accompany trauma and sepsis are complex, multi-focal problems. Enormous amount of money, both public and private, have been spent on research and clinical care for this constellation of diseases. Though exciting laboratory breakthroughs derived from reductionist approaches await translation to the clinic, few therapeutic options are available today. New paradigms are needed to truly impact care for acute illness.
We formed the Society for Complexity in Acute Illness (SCAI) because we believe passionately that complex systems approaches, involving modeling, simulation, systems biology, chaos theory, and network theory can augment the classical, hypothesis-driven approach that has largely failed to stem the tide of critical illness.
We are clinicians, bench scientists, and modelers. We work in hospitals, research institutions, and companies. We have made large strides in modeling inflammation and organ dysfunction. Our work has been funded both by government and business, and has been presented in major scientific meetings.
Meeting activities will commence Thursday morning (September 6th) and end early Sunday afternoon (September 9th). The meeting will begin with workshops, followed by speaker sessions, and abstract and poster presentations throughout the conference. A gala dinner for all attendees will be held Saturday night at the Merlot Rooftop Grill, the Marriott's revolving restaurant, offering a spectacular view of Ottawa. Throughout the meeting there will be ample "open" time allowing attendees to collaborate, network, and share discussions.
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July 2-4, 2012
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