UF Health clinicians attend Society of Critical Care Medicine’s annual conference

Several physicians and other clinicians from the University of Florida (UF) Department of Surgery and UF Health’s intensive care units attended and participated in the 45th Critical Care Congress, the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s annual conference.

They included Frederick Moore, M.D., a professor and chief of acute care surgery; Alicia Mohr, M.D., an associate professor of surgery and program director of surgical critical care residency program; and Philip Efron, M.D., an associate professor of surgery and anesthesiology, and the medical director for UF Health Shands Hospital surgical intensive care units and respiratory therapy. UF residents and advanced practice providers from several surgery teams also attended the meeting, held Feb. 20-24 in Orlando.

Ines Alamo, M.D., a research biologist in Mohr’s lab, won an award for her abstract, entitled “Prolonged C-reactive protein elevation following severe injury can be reduced with propanolol.” Justin West, P.A.-C., a member of the UF surgical critical care advanced practice provider team, presented “Advanced practice providers in critical care: An innovative training model to improve competency.”

Additionally, UF’s acute care surgery team hosted a reception on Feb. 21 for UF alumni and others to promote the growing role of UF Health as a national leader in critical care.