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Death Declaration by an Intensive Care Doctor

1908.1 - Death Declaration by an Intensive Care Doctor

Presenter: Sam, Shemie, Montreal, QC, Canada
Authors: Sam Shemie

Overview:

To review evolving concepts of death determination after cessation of brain and/or circulatory function.


Biography:

Dr. Shemie’s area of interest is organ replacement during critical illness. He is a pediatric critical care physician, ECMO specialist and trauma team leader at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University Health Centre. He is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University and honourary staff in the Department of Critical Care Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto. He is medical advisor, deceased organ donation, with Canadian Blood Services. His academic focus is advancing the science and practice of deceased organ donation. His research interests include the clinical and policy impact of organ failure support technologies, the development and implementation of national ICU-based leading practices in organ donation and research at the intersection of end-of-life care, death determination and deceased donation.


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