In 1983 I graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Padua. In the following years I did complete three residency programs, in Pediatrics-Puericulture and in Pediatrics-Neonatology at the University of Padua, in Anesthesia and Intensive Care at the University of Verona, respectively.
I am clinically involved in pediatric and neonatal intensive care since 1988. In 1997 I was appointed to establish a new multidisciplinary PICU in Verona. Since 2004 I am the Director of the Division of Pediatrics, Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care, Pediatric Emergency Care, at the Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata of Verona.
In the last twenty-five years I have had several collaborations with national and international societies and working groups, mainly in the field of pediatric emergency and intensive care: co-founder and President of AMIETIP, the Medical and Nursing Academy of Emergency and Pediatric Intensive Care; Vice-President of SIMEUP, the Italian Society of Pediatric Emergency Medicine; Past National Coordinator of Permanent PALS Commission, SIMEUP; President of the SIN, Italian Society of Neonatology in the Veneto Region; Vice-President of IRC, Italian Resuscitation Council; SIN Triveneto Coordinator of Neonatal Resuscitation Program; President of Board Directors of Paediatrics Divisions in Veneto Region; Chief-coordinator of Paediatric Basic and Advanced Life Support Training Centre "Scaligero" in Verona; Member of SIN Neonatal Pneumology Working Group; Course Coordinator-Pediatric Education for Pre-hospital Professionals, American Academy Pediatrics; Member of the "Working Group of Paediatric Life Support Course", European Resuscitation Council (ERC); Member of the ERC International Course Coordinator (ICC) for Neonatal Life Support (NLS). In addition, I had the privilege to serve the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC) for many years, in the roles of executive committee member, treasurer, secretary, vice-president and President of the Society. I am serving the World Federation of Pediatric and Critical Care Societies (WFPICCS) since 2011, presentluy being the Past President. I performed as Lecturer and Instructor at several courses on Neonatal Resuscitation in Delivery Room, PALS/EPALS and PBLS courses. I have delivered more than two hundreds invited lectures at national and international conferences on issues of pediatric and neonatal emergency and intensive care. I have authored or co-authored about 200 publications and abstracts published in national and international journals. Presently, I am serving as a peer-reviewer for more than 10 specialized journals and as Editorial Board Member for the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Journal, the Intensive Care Medicine Journal and Frontiers in Pediatric Critical Care.
Paolo Biban, MD
Director, Department of Neonatal and Paediatric Critical Care.
Verona University Hospital
Piazzale Stefani 1, 37126 Verona, ITALY
Tel. +390458122365; Fax. +390458123373
Vice President, Medical Affairs, British Columbia (BC) Children’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre
Niranjan Kissoon is Professor, BC Children’s Hospital and UBC Global Child Health Department of Paediatrics and Emergency Medicine University of British Columbia. Niranjan Kissoon is Past President of the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies (WFPICCS); Professor, Pediatric and Surgery at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada. He holds the UBC BC Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair in Acute and Critical Care for Global Child Health is Vice Chair, Global Alliance for Sepsis (GSA), co-Chair, World Sepsis Day, International Pediatric Sepsis Initiative, and the Pediatric Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guideline Committee.
In recognition of his achievements, Dr. Kissoon was awarded the 2013 Distinguished Career Award by the AAP for his contribution to the society and discipline; in 2015 he was awarded the SCCM Master of Critical Care Medicine Award and the BNS Walia PGIMER Golden Jubilee Oration Award in India. In 2016 Dr. Kissoon received the UBC Canada Distinguished Achievement Award for Overall Excellence and in 2018, Dr. Kissoon has for the 7th time received a Presidential Citation from the Society of Critical Care Medicine for outstanding contributions to the Society (this was previously awarded to him in 2001, 2003, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2017).