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Speakers ResusNL 2024


  • Exchange of thoughts, ideas & skills in critical care & resuscitation

  • All acute care specialties represented

  • Inspirationale talks by international colleagues

  • Time to reflect & look ahead

This, and many more questions will be addressed at our conference, aimed to provide the best care for our patient, by innovation, excellence and teamwork.

Christo Motz

Christo Motz is a Dutch international expert on hostile environment capabilities & resilience.
He has worked in this field since 1999.

Presently, he advises international companies, government organizations and bodies within the charity and development sector on how they can develop their ability to operate safely and successfully in hostile environments, and to manage crisis situations effectively.

Christo Motz is the author of books and articles as well as the co-editor of leading international magazines on Survival and Acute Emergency Medicine.

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Mikkel Brabrand

Professor Brabrand is a clinician-researcher in emergency medicine at the university hospital in Odense, Denmark. His primary research focus is on risk stratification of acutely admitted patients.

Douwe Dekker

Douwe Dekker is a consultant in acute internal medicine and clinical pharmacology. Toxicology is his main field of interest. Apart from his role as head of the Emergency Department of the UMC Utrecht, he is also affiliated to the Dutch Nationale Poison Control Center.

Ilse Kuipers

My name is Ilse Kuipers and I work as a hematologist in the Amsterdam UMC. My main focus is on CAR T-cell treatment. Most of my patients receive this therapy for lymphoma or multipel myeloma.

Luciano Gattinoni

Luciano Gattinoni is currently working as Gastprofessor at the University of Göttingen (Germany).
He invented the “Extracorporeal CO 2 Removal” and promoted the “baby lung” (1980’s) and mechanical power concepts (2016). He has previously served as President for the Italian National Society of Anesthesia, and Intensive Care, the European Society of Intensive Care, and the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine. His research focuses on the pathophysiology and treatment of acute respiratory failure, sepsis and acid base disorders. He has published more than 400 research articles in peer reviewed journals. He is Honorary Member of the German Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and was awarded with the Life Time Achievement Award by the American Society of Anesthesiology.

Scott Weingart

Dr. Weingart received his medical degree and completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He then went on to fellowships in Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and ECMO at the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
He is currently an attending at Nassau University Medical Center. He is a professor of emergency medicine at Nassau University Medical Center and an adjunct professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
He is best known for his podcast on Resuscitation and ED Critical Care called the EMCrit Podcast; it currently is downloaded > 400,000 times per month.

Fredrik Granholm

Swedish HEMS physician and senior consultant. Board certified in Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine. Strong interest in the connection between leadership, medicine and organization. Broad experience and expertise in topics related to critical care, anaesthesia and prehospital/tactical/disaster medicine.

Experienced international educator on these topics and adjunct faculty at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, BIDMC,& Harvard Medical School fellowship in disaster medicine.
Dreaming of moving to the Dolomites in northern Italy or near the White Mountains in New Hampshire.

Oscar van Waes

Dr van Waes finished his Medical School in 2000 at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. During medical school his interest in trauma surgery was augmented via several trauma surgical electives at renowned international trauma centers in Seattle, Budapest and Innsbruck. After his surgical training in Rotterdam, he worked as a fellow at the Trauma unit of the Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, SA. Currently he is a staff member of the department of trauma surgery at the Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He partially works as military surgeon and has been deployed on several missions (e.g. Afghanistan, Iraq).

 Since 2017 he is the co-director of the Osseointegration Center Rotterdam, which provides bone anchored protheses for patients who are not able (anymore) to use standard socket prothesis to be mobile. Besides his surgical activities, he also participated for seven years, as a crewmember of the Helicopter Emergency Services of the South-West of the Netherlands (Lifer Liner 2).

He is active in surgical research and teaching of students, surgical residents, Emergency Room personal and military medical personal.

Susan Wilcox

Susan R. Wilcox, M.D. trained in Emergency Medicine in the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency. After residency, she completed an Anesthesia Critical Care fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has worked for Boston MedFlight since 2009, first as an Associate Medical Director, then in 2018, she became the Associate Chief Medical Officer. In addition to attending in the Emergency Department, she has attended in Surgical, Trauma, Medical, and Cardiac ICUs. In 2022, she joined Lahey Hospital as the Medical Director of the 5C Medical ICU. She has served as the Chair of the Critical Care Section for ACEP, co-chaired the Airway and Mechanical Ventilation and Critical Care Transport Taskforces for SCCM, and was a senior editor for the 10th Edition of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine. Her academic work focuses on improving the care of critically ill patients in transport and medical education at the intersection of emergency medicine and critical care.

Stephen Hearns

Stephen is a consultant in emergency and aeromedical retrieval medicine based in Glasgow. His main interest is individual, team and organisational performance in high pressure situations. His book on this subject, Peak Performance, was published in 2019. Stephen provides training for high performance teams internationally. His website is

Diederik Gommers

Professor Gommers started his career as a researcher at the department of experimental Anesthesiology, where he did his PhD research on exogenous surfactant therapy in experimental ARDS. As a reacher, he was involved in different research topics, such as Xenon anesthesia, exogenous lung surfactant, liquid ventilation, high frequency oscillation, mechanical ventilation in ARDS and Electrical Impedance Tomography. Professor Gommers is working as an Intensivist and is a specialist in mechanical ventilation in severe ARDS. For the past ten years, he is the chairman of the Adult Intensive Care department; a 45-bed academic ICU in which both general and post-cardiac surgical patients are treated. This ICU is a center of excellence for the treatment of multi-trauma, arachnoid bleeding, ECMO and transplantation (liver, lung and heart). During the Covid period, he was the chairman of the Dutch Society of Intensive Care and was one of the leading members of the Outbreak Management Team (OMT). Erasmus Medical Center is the largest academic hospital in the Netherlands, with around 16,000 employees.

Ross Fisher

Ross is Honorary Professor in Paediatric Surgery at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Sheffield, UK. He is lead for Surgical Oncology. He is Chairman of TARNlet, the national paediatric trauma database. Outside of the hospital his alter ego, ffolliet is an internationally renowned expert in presentation skills delivering keynote speeches and interactive workshops addressing the issue of presetnations within medical education. He cycles slower than you and supports Albion Rovers.

Evelien de Jong

Evelien de Jong attended medical school at the Free University in Amsterdam in 1996. After becoming a registered internist-infectiologist in 2010 and spending a lot of time in the department of Intensive Care for research projects, she decided to start a combined fellowship and PhD candidate in the Intensive Care department. She was registered as an intensivist in 2013. Since 2014 Evelien works as an internist-intensivist at the Red Cross Hospital in Beverwijk. In October 2017 she finished her PhD thesis ‘Markers and indices of infection in critically ill patients’.
In 2018 she started the MIJS institute together with her colleague Jan Sinnige. Main goal of the Institute is to spread knowledge about the right use of antibiotics and vaccines.

Rob Greenhalgh

Rob is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at University Hospitals Sussex Foundation NHS Trust. He is a portfolio doctor in Emergency Medicine and Prehospital Care; working as a Locum HEMS Consultant at London’s Air Ambulance and as a HEMS doctor with Air Ambulance Kent, Surrey & Sussex. Rob initially completed medical school at the University of Nottingham and postgraduate specialty training across London and the South-East of England. He has held roles at London’s Air Ambulance including as a Physician Response Unit Fellow, HEMS Doctor, Endovascular fellow and more recently as a Locum HEMS Consultant. Since 2017 he has been an Honorary Lecturer and module lead on the iBSc and MSc degrees in Pre-hospital Medicine based at Queen Mary University of London and the Institute of Pre-hospital Care. He also holds a Strategic Medical Advisor post with South East Coast Ambulance Service.

Melanie Gutteling

Melanie Gutteling-van der Heijden (1983) is a pulmonologist intensivist. She obtained her PhD and her medical degree from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She completed her training as a pulmonologist at the OLVG in Amsterdam and her training as an intensivist at the Amsterdam UMC. She is also a proud mother of 4 children.

Intensive Care is a technical profession that regularly requires decisions to be made at the cutting edge in order to keep patients alive. She maintains her large compassionate heart and recognizes the vulnerability of patients, families, colleagues and herself. Her opinion is that not everything that is technically possible is also good for the patient. She wants to prevent intensive care treatment from being an extension of dying instead of living, based on the Hippocratic Oath: “I will care for the sick, promote health and relieve suffering. … I will not harm the patient.”

She is an ambassador for “Zin in Zorg” and Compassion for Care based on her desire to pay more attention to both the person behind the patient and the person behind the doctor. She wrote several columns for “Arts and Auto” about how she works with her head and heart. As a coach, she supervises interns within the Match program of Erasmus University. Her view is that as a young doctor you can only really choose what you would like in the future if you know yourself well. In addition, she and her partner run a company in a completely different field than medical: British real estate. This is where she can express her creative and enterprising qualities.

Based on her own experiences from intensive care, coaching and training the young generation, Melanie Gutteling-van der Heijden takes the audience into the wonderful world of the intersection between technology and humanity in an inspiring and interactive way. Topics that can be explored in depth include appropriate care (not everything that is technically possible is good for the patient), (self) compassion, job satisfaction, vulnerability and making mistakes.

Lars Veldhuis

Lars Veldhuis is a resident anaesthesiology at the ErasmusMC. He has special interest in emergency and intensive care medicine, and uses ultrasound frequently in his daily practice. His PhD thesis was on the recognition of critically ill and deteriorating patients in the acute care chain.

Arthur Rosendaal

I am working as an Emergency Physician at Franciscus Hospital in Rotterdam. I am a true POCUS believer and I will absolutely to try to contaminate you as well with the ultrasound virus during ResusNL. I am also co-founder and course director of DEUS.

Bob Roozenbeek

Bob Roozenbeek is a stroke neurologist at the Stroke Center of Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam. In this role, he contributes to multidisciplinary expert care for patients with stroke and neurovascular diseases. As an Associate Professor in Vascular Neurology it is his mission to find new effective and innovative healthcare interventions for patients with stroke. He applies quantitative research methods to evaluate these interventions, to tailor them to the person’s risk, and to make better decisions for individual patients. He teaches about (stroke) neurology, clinical epidemiology and healthcare organization to (medical) students, PhD students, physicians and other healthcare professionals.

Rob Mac Sweeney

Rob is a full-time intensivist at the the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland. He also runs the Critical Care Reviews platform, which disseminates the latest evidence in Critical Care. Over the past several years, Critical Care Reviews has hosted the results presentations of many major international critical care trials.

Jessica Workum

Jessica Workum is an intensivist / clinical pharmacologist at the Elisabeth-TweeSteden hospital in Tilburg. She lives and breathes AI: she is trained as a biomedical engineer and is currently pursuing a PhD in AI, both at the Eindhoven University of Technology. And she combines her clinical duties with working as an AI consultant at Pacmed, and with implementing Generative AI into the EHR.

Tessa Biesheuvel

Medical degree Universiteit van Amsterdam / AMC; Resident Surgery Medisch Centrum Alkmaar en VU Medisch Centrum. During my residency I jointed the MMT / Helicopter Team at the Lifeliner 1 and after a few other hospitals (Spaarne Hoofddorp, Zaandam en Amstelland), I returned to the VUmc at the Emergency Department. Now I’m medical head of the Emergency department of both locations of the Amsterdam UMC, Course director and medical chief of ATLS Netherlands and boardmember of ATLS Europe. Besides all this I love to sail, bike and cook, eat and drink champagne 🙂

Bert Mik

Bert Mik is anesthesiologist and associate professor in the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam. He is head of the Laboratory of Experimental Anesthesiology in the Erasmus MC and is track- and block coordinator of the master Technical Medicine at the Delft University of Technology. He gives lectures at the universities of Delft, Leiden and Rotterdam. He received his PhD degree at the University of Amsterdam where he developed optical methods to measure oxygen tension in tissues and cells. A number of his patented inventions have led to the development of a novel clinical monitor for measuring mitochondrial oxygen tension. Meanwhile this monitor is being evaluated in clinical studies in several centra in the Netherlands and abroad.

Matthias Hilty

Matthias Hilty is an internist and intensive care physician at University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. His research interests lie in the foundations of physiology, their application in clinical practice, and the use of advanced computational methods. His group is working on algorithms to analyze individual red blood cell paths in in-vivo dark field microscopy, as well as neuronal-network based methods to identify disease-specific alterations in the sublingual microcirculation of critically ill patients. Clinical and physiological (high-altitude) studies enable to test and validate tissue-based approaches. When not in the clinic or lab, he spends time with family and friends, enjoying rock/mixed climbing and ski touring in the Swiss Alps.

Jan Bakker

Jan Bakker studied Medicine at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands and has a PhD from the University of Utrecht, Netherlands (Prof. Erkelens MD PhD) combined with Erasmus University in Brussels, Belgium (Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent MD PhD).
From 2004 to 2014 he was the first chair of Intensive Care at Erasmus MC University Medical Center in Rotterdam, Netherlands. In 2005 he was appointed as the first professor of Intensive Care at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam where he currently still holds a part-time appointment. Since 2013, he is a visiting professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Facultad de Medicina, Santiago, Chile, where he received the Medal of Honor for his contribution to the Department of Intensive Care and the Medical School in November 2019. He was appointed as an adjunct professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Medical School April 2023.
Since 2016, he is adjunct professor of Intensive Care at Columbia University Medical Center, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, New York, USA.
Since 2021 he is appointed as Clinical Professor of Intensive Care, New York University, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care, New York, USA. He is currently clinically active at NYU Langone Medical Intensive Care Unit.
He is a fellow of the Society of Chest Physicians USA and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. From 2012 to 2016 he has been Section Editor of Intensive Care Medicine. Since January 2018, he is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Critical Care. He has successfully supervised 14 PhD projects and is currently supervising 11 PhD students in the Netherlands, Germany, USA and Chile. He has more than 350 peer reviewed publications and was editor of 19 books and has written 42 book chapters in Intensive Care.

Wouter Bosma

Wouter Bosma is cardio-anesthesiologist with special interest in echocardiography and artificial intelligence.

Alex Nap

Paul Knaapen