Citywide Critical Conversations


Critical Care Western is introducing a new speaker series, Critical ConversationsVeering away from the traditional format of most grand rounds-type presentations, Critical Conversations will focus on equal parts presentation and group discourse.  We are seeking to engage speakers who can capably promote conversations that may challenge conventionally held dogma, speak to the historical elements of critical care and/or point to future innovations.nal format of most grand rounds-type presentations, Critical Conversations will focus on equal parts presentation and group discourse. 

Upcoming Critical Conversation Speaker

April 30, 2024 @ 6:00 pm

Dazed & Confused:  The Dangers of Q1H  Neurochecks and the Future of Neurocritical Care”

presented by

Casey Albin, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology & Neurosurgery,
Division of Neurocritical Care
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta GA


Casey Albin, MD

Casey Albin, MD is an Assistant Professor at Emory University School of Medicine where she is a member of the department of Neurocritical Care. She completed both her neurology residency and a fellowship in Medical Simulation at Harvard Medical School/Partners Neurology before completing a fellowship in Neurocritical Care at Emory.

Dr. Albin’s research interests focus on educational innovations in acute neurologic emergencies and neurocritical care. She runs multiple simulation courses for trainees and students and is the editor of The Acute Neurology Survival Guide.  She serves as an Associate Editor for Continuum, and is passionate about open access neurologic education through Twitter, EMCrit, and podcasts.



Previous speakers we have had the privilege to hear from:

  • Dr. Martin Tobin, Professor Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology, Loyola University, Chicago IL
    Discussion Topic - Is Medicine an Art or a Science?

  • Dr. Mervyn Singer, Professor of Critical Care Medicine, University College London, London UK
    Discussion Topic - Sepsis Hysteria

  • Dr. Dana Edelson, Clinical Associate in Hospital Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago IL
    Discussion Topic - The Reality of AI-Powered Clinical Decisions:  Past, Present, and Future

  • Dr. Jean-Louis Vincent, Professor Intensive Care Medicine, University of Brussels
    The Future of Critical Care Medicine

  • Dr. Marleis Ostermann, Consultant – Critical Care & Nephrology, Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
    Invited Dr. William J. Sibbald Lecturer

  • Dr. Paul Young, Medical Director Wakefield ICU & Deputy Director, Medical Research Institute of New Zealand
    Discussion Topic:  Optimal care: more and more of less and less until all you are doing is going for coffee

  • Dr. J. Kyle Bohman, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN
    Discussion Topic - ECMO Program Expansion: lessons learned

  • Dr. John Bach, Professor of Neurology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School; Medical Director, Center for Non-invasive Mechanical Ventilation
    Discussion Topics - Non-invasive ventilatory support for the ICU

  • Dr. Craig Ainsworth, Chief of Critical Care, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton ON
    Discussion Topic - Evolution of Cardiac Critical Care - Developing CCUs by Levering Cardiology & Critical Care Medicine Ideas