Deputy Chair of Cardiac ICU and Mechanical Circulatory Support
Dr. Aparna Hoskote, Consultant in Cardiac Intensive Care, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust & Honorary Senior Lecturer, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, London.
I have been working in Cardiac Intensive Care and Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) for the last 17 years in Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, London, an institution that has one of the largest paediatric cardiac programmes in Europe and one that attracts trainees from all over the world including Europe who have come to gain valuable experience in advanced Cardiac ICU. In addition to being involved with the ESPNIC, I am an active member of Paediatric Intensive Care Society UK (PICS), ELSO, and the Euro ELSO Scientific Committee and the Euro ELSO Working Group on Neurological Monitoring and Outcome. Building on these connections, and an aspiration to connect, inspire, and advance the various domains (training, education, guidelines, research and quality improvement, humanitarian collaborative) underpinning good Paediatric Cardiac Intensive Care, and to work collaboratively within different sections of ESPNIC, I hope to create and promote a strong, sustainable and effective platform for Paediatric Cardiac Intensive Care for the present and for the future.
My aim as the Deputy Chair will be to be ‘inclusive’ of all members rather than being ‘exclusive’ and to work along with the Chair to help foster joint working (engagement, support and empowerment) of like-minded cardiac intensivists, colleagues, and friends in the world of advanced cardiac intensive care. We have different subsections such as the Research Taskforce, Clinical Guidelines Taskforce, Teaching Guidelines Taskforce, Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) Taskforce and Humanitarian Collaborative Taskforce. We would like to have our section members as involved as possible and to have a ‘voice’ within the ESPNIC community. We are hoping to complete a survey soon that will give us the demographics and a road-map of Cardiac ICU care provided, and training and research conducted in children with heart disease in Europe.