Dr. Laussen is the Chief of the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children, a Professor in Anaesthesia at the University of Toronto, and holds the David and Stacey Cynamon Chair in Critical Care Medicine. He graduated from Melbourne University Medical School, Victoria, Australia, in 1980, and completed fellowships in anesthesia and pediatric critical care medicine. He has had the unique fortune of working on staff at 3 major pediatric hospitals across the world, namely Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne(1989-1992), Boston Children’s Hospital (1992-2012), and now The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto (2012 to present).
Dr. Laussen has extensive experience with clinical research and educational activities in cardiac critical care and anaesthesia. Over the past decade he has focused on systems and human engineering applied to critical care, and the use of high and low frequency physiologic signals for predictive modelling in pediatric critical care; he is the lead developer of an innovative web-based data visualization platform called T3 (Tracking Trajectory Trigger tool). In 2006, he was a co-founder of the international “Risky Business” risk management conferences (www.risky-business.com) which brings together leaders in high-risk industries to discuss ways of improving the safety and quality of health care.
Location: Toronto, Canada