Pediatric Global Health Guest Lecture

Niranjan "Tex" Kissoon, MD, FAAP, FCCM        
"Perspectives on Global Health"
Thursday September 20, 2012   
12:15 – 1:15PM  
2West Amphitheater    

Dr. Kissoon is an international expert in global pediatric health and sepsis
and will be at MUSC on Thursday to speak to pediatric housestaff, and to MUSC
students and faculty on "Perspectives on Global Health".  Dual trained in
both pediatric emergency medicine and critical care, Dr. Kissoon is currently
the Vice President for Medical Affairs at the British Columbia Children's
Hospital in Vancouver and the Associate Head and Professor of the University
of British Columbia Pediatric Critical Care Division.  He is the recipient of
several teaching awards, has authored over 250 peer-reviewed publications,
and has been a visiting professor at over 50 institutions.

One of his passions is international health.  He is the President of the
World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies (WFPICCS)
and speaks to audiences all over the world on sepsis and pediatric health
care in developing countries.  I heard him give a plenary session this year
on surviving sepsis in countries with high poverty and infant mortality rates
at the Society for Critical Care Medicine's annual conference...he is an
excellent speaker!

Please join us to hear Dr. Kissoon this week.  The link to WFPICCS is below.