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Virtual RUN Speaker Bios

Featured Speakers and Bios

Session 1

Steven Short

Ohca Clinical Effectiveness Lead, Scottish Ambulance Service

Steven qualified as a registered nurse in 1998, going on to gain experience in various critical care specialties including coronary care, high dependency, and emergency medicine. During this time he developed a keen interest in the management of cardiac arrest and so then spent 10 years as a Resuscitation Officer. During this time he helped to develop Scotland’s national DNACPR policy and maintains a keen interest in ensuring the avoidance of inappropriate resuscitation attempts on those that would not benefit from CPR. He was also one of the founder members of the Resuscitation Research Group in Edinburgh where his work includes improving the outcome for those that suffer out of hospital cardiac arrest. All this was instrumental in leading to his current position as the clinical effectiveness lead for the Scottish Ambulance Service responsible for the Service’s clinical commitments to “OHCA – a Strategy for Scotland” where he continues to be a key stakeholder in the development of Scotland’s system of OHCA response, which has now seen survival doubled in only four years. He is an active Resuscitation Council (UK) and British Association on Immediate Care Scotland instructor. 

Session 1

Colonel (Dr) Ng Yih Yng

Chief Medical Officer, Medical Department, Singapore Civil Defence Force, Singapore 

Colonel (Dr) Ng Yih Yng is a military emergency physician and serves as the Chief Medical Officer of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and the Home Team Department of the Ministry of Home Affairs.  
He is in charge of all professional aspects of the emergency medical services nationally and also the training, education and operations of the 995 operations centre, first responders and ambulance services. He provides medical oversight, strategic planning for the development of services and coordination of services between SCDF, hospitals and the Ministry of Health for clinical outcomes relating to cardiac arrest, trauma, ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), and stroke.  
Dr Ng completed his medical education at the National University of Singapore, School of Medicine. He graduated as a member of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in Emergency Medicine and also earned a Master of Public Health and Business Administration degree from Johns Hopkins University. 

Session 1

Dr. Jade Kua

President of the Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association (SANA) and Director of the Dispatcher-Assisted First Responder (DARE) program 

Dr. Jade Kua is a Senior Consultant with the Department of Emergency Medicine in a public hospital in Singapore, President of the Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association, and previously held the title of President of The Association of Women Doctors, Singapore. 

Session 2

Jane Carnall

Resuscitation Officer, St Helens & Knowlsley NHS Teaching Hospital Trust 

Jane is a Resuscitation Officer working at St Helens & Knowsley NHS Trust in the North West of England & NCAA Steering Group Member. She began her career training as an ODP in Liverpool and has since worked in both NHS & private sector organizations across the UK ultimately progressing into Theatre Management. From the earliest days of her career she has been actively involved in education in both perioperative practice & resuscitation, She also has a background in media production gained during a career break and uses that to aid innovation in clinical education. 

Session 3

Freddy K. Lippert, MD

Clinical Associate Professor,Department of Clinical Medicine  CAMES - Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 København 

Freddy K. Lippert, MD, Associate Professor, FERC, is CEO of the Emergency Medical Services in Copenhagen, Denmark. The EMS Copenhagen covers a population of 1.7 million, i.e. one-third of the Danish population. The EMS Copenhagen includes the following: Emergency Medical Dispatch, ambulance services including physician manned mobile critical care units, psychiatric mobile unit, a medical hotline 24/7, responsibility and coordination of medical preparedness on behalf of all hospitals in the Capital Region.

Session 3

Matthew Huei-Ming Ma, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine School of Medicine National Taiwan University, Taipei, TAIWAN 

Matthew Huei-Ming Ma received the M.D. degree from National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei, Taiwan, and the Ph.D. degree in health policy and management from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA.,He is currently a Professor of emergency medicine at NTU. He has been instrumental in developing the emergency medical services systems and chain of survival in Taiwan, including the early defibrillation program, prehospital advance life support, medical direction and quality assurance mechanism, and public access defibrillation.  

Session 4

Mickey Eisenberg, MD, MPH, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Department of Emergency Medicine, Associate Medical Director, QI, King County Emergency Medical Services Division

Mickey Eisenberg, MD, Ph.D, is Director of Medical QI at the King County Emergency Medicine Services and Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington. He has studied cardiac arrest and developed innovative programs to treat this condition for 40 years. His book, ‘Resuscitate! How your Community can Improve Survival from Sudden Cardiac Arrest – second edition’ was published by University of Washington Press in 2013. 

Session 4

Captain Jonathan Larsen

Seattle Fire Department Firefighter/Paramedic

Jonathan Larsen is a long time Seattle Fire Department Firefighter/Paramedic. He recently retired after a decade’s service as Captain assigned to Battalion 3 (Medic One) administration.  He remains very active on the Resuscitation Academy Faculty.  His passions include research and training in resuscitation.