Dr. William J. Sibbald Annual Lecture

WJS HeadshotWilliam (Bill) Sibbald was a pioneer and a leader in caring for critically ill patients.  He received his undergraduate and post-graduate training at the University of Western Ontario, Wayne State University, and the University of Wisconsin.  Between 1977 and 2000, he created and developed the Richard and Jean Ivey Critical Care and Trauma Unit of Victoria Hospital at the University of Western Ontario.  In 2000, he became the Physician-in-Chief at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre at the University of Toronto.  Bill’s energy, breadth of knowledge, and influence in critical care, research, teaching, mentorship, and administration was legendary.  Although his initial research focused upon cardiovascular function, sepsis and trauma, Bill was a leader in all aspects of acute care - from the bench to the bedside to the boardroom.  He touched the lives of generations of clinicians and academic leaders in critical care around the world.  
The William J. Sibbald Lectureship was established in 2007 to honour his memory and his legacy of excellence. The Sibbald Lecturer is invited to address the members of the faculties of Western University and the University of Toronto each year in London and Toronto 

Dr. William J. Sibbald Lectureship 2024
Wednesday, May 15, 2024  0700-0800

The UK-REBOA Trial and Some of
the Challenges We Encounterd


Dr. Jan Jansen, MBBS, Ph.D.

Jan JansenDr. Jansen is a trauma Surgeon and Professor of Surgery at the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB). He joined the Division of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery faculty in August 2017. He trained in the United Kingdom where he obtained his medical degree and an intercalated Bachelor of Science degree in anatomy. He also holds a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Berlin and a Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen.

Dr. Jansen completed his general surgery residency in Scotland, with trauma and critical care medicine fellowships in Johannesburg and Toronto. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a fellow of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. Dr. Jansen served in the British Army as a reservist and was awarded a Queen’s Commendation for his service in Afghanistan.

Dr. Jansen’s principal research interest is clinical trials. He has particular expertise in the evaluation of complex interventions, and Bayesian trial designs. He was the chief investigator of the "UK Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta" (UK-REBOA) trial, and is the principal investigator of the "Trauma Resuscitation with Group O Whole Blood Or Products" (TROOP) and "Trauma And Prothrombin Complex Concentrate" (TAP) trials. He serves as director of research for the UAB Division of Acute Care Surgery, director of the UAB Center for Injury Science, and asssociate vice chair for clinical trials for the UAB Department of Surgery.

List of Distinguished Speakers - Dr. William J. Sibbald Lectureship

List of WJS Lecturers
Year Lecturer Country
2008 Charles Sprung Jerusalem, Isreal
2009 Deborah Cook Hamilton, Canada
2010 Mervyn Singer London, England
2011 Paul Hébert Ottawa, Canada
2012 Arthur Slutsky Toronto, Canada
2013 Daren Heyland Kingston, Canada
2014 Deferred
2015 James Downar
Robert Sibbald
Toronto, Canada
London, Canada
2016 David Menon Cambridge, UK
2017 Gordon Rubenfeld Toronto, Canada
2018 Robert Fowler Toronto, Canada
2019 Lorelei Lingard London, Canada
2020 Marlies Ostermann (virtual lecture) London, UK
2021 & 2022 Deferred - COVID
2023 Hannah Wunsch Toronto, Canada
2024 Jan Jansen Birmingham, AL, USA