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Carlos A. Ordoñez, MD

Section Chief, Department of Surgery, Universidad del Valle, Hospital Universitario del Valle; Director, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Center, Universidad del Valle, Hospital Universitario del Valle; Associate Professor of General Surgery, Trauma and Intensive Care; Universidad del Valle, Fundación Valle del Lili. Cali, Colombia
Dr. Ordoñez earned his medical degree from Universidad del Valle in 1982. He is a specialist in Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Critical Care, board member of the Colombian Trauma Society with Twenty-five years of experience in thoraco-abdominal trauma, peritonitis, acute pancreatitis and abdominal compartment syndrome. Recognized for his extensive research and surgical expertise in damage control surgery, abdominal trauma, open abdomen and acute care surgery. He has made significant contributions to text book publications through chapter participation, he was also the main editor for The Intensive Care and Trauma second edition, issued in June 2009.
Dr. Ordoñez has provided numerous lectures both nationally and internationally through scientific meetings. Former Vicepresident of the Panamerican Trauma Society and active member of a number of Societies, including The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) and The American College of Surgeons. Dr. Ordoñez is also Colombia’s ambassador at the World Society of the Abdominal Compartment Syndrome and national delegate for Colombia at The World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) during 2014-2016.
He is The Trauma Registry of The Panamerican Society of Trauma (ITSP) director in Cali, Colombia. He is also an Instructor of Advance Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and DSTC course for The International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care (IATSIC). Current project reflects Dr. Ordoñez´s passion and commitment to research:  Feasibility study for the creation of the "Emergency medical system for the pacific region and the implementation of an Excellence Center in Trauma and Emergency Medicine", design to save lives.

Janeth Chiaka Ejike

J. Chiaka Ejike, MBBS, FAAP is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, practicing Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital, California.  She serves as the Program Director of the PCCM Fellowship. She completed her medical education at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria; Pediatric residency at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, Brooklyn, New York and fellowship training in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Children’s Hospital, Seattle, Washington.

She is committed to clinical research with goals that include advancing research in critically ill children, with a special interest in intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome. Her work has shed light on the volumes needed to accurately measure IAP using the bladder technique in children, a first step to understanding intra-abdominal pressure and its impact on children.

Bruno Pereira

Dr. Bruno Pereira graduated in Medicine in 2003, specializes in General Surgery (2004 - 2006) with an area of expertise in Trauma Surgery (2007). That same year, he Post-graduated in Emergency Medicine and Emergency (University of Buenos Aires - AR). In 2008 did his Fellowship / Research in Surgery of Trauma / Critical Care at the University of Miami / Ryder Trauma Center - USA. Completed his Master of Science in Surgery in 2012 at UNIVERSITY OF CAMPINAS - BRAZIL. He is currently a faculty in the Department of Trauma Surgery at the State University of Campinas - FCM / UNICAMP.  Dr Pereira is currently WSACS Ambassador and Diretor of Disasters Committee at the Pan American Trauma Society.
Areas of interest: Trauma Surgery, New area of Trauma, Emergency and Emergency Elements clotting medicine of War Training in Trauma Surgery, Intensive Care.

Rao R. Ivatury

Rao R. Ivatury  is now a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Surgery  at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He was a Vice-President of American Association of Surgery of Trauma  and past President of the Panamerican Trauma Society (PTS) and the World Society of Abdominal Compartment Sydrome.  He was a co-editor of the monograph “ Abdominal Compartment Syndrome” and  an author of more than 300 scientific publications. He is the current executive director of  PTS.

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