Sponsored by

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences

and the

Department of Critical Care Medicine




International Conference on Complexity in Acute Illness


November 7 - 9, 2004


Conference Room S100, Biomedical Science Tower

University of Pittsburgh

200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA


Conference Directors:
Gilles Clermont, MD, MSc and Yoram Vodovotz, PhD




Intent and Objectives:  The goal of this conference is to advance the role of modeling in critical illness by: 1) gathering scientist from diverse disciplines, clinicians, bench scientists, statisticians and modelers from across the world to engage in a scientific exchange focused on critical illness, 2) presenting original research relating to modeling inflammation, organ failure and outcome prediction in critical illness, 3) offering a platform for young researchers to present work and be challenged and stimulated by experts from several sources, and pursue a multidisciplinary approach to modeling of acute critical illness and, 4) promoting a fruitful dialog and collaboration between industry and academia that would hopefully result in faster development of novel therapeutics and improved clinical trials.

Who Should Attend:  Clinicians, clinical trainees, mathematician/information scientists, graduate students and post doctoral fellows interested in quantitative approaches to acute illness.


Continuing Education Credit The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, as part of the Consortium for Academic Continuing Medical Education, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 21 Category 1 credits toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.  *Other healthcare professionals are awarded 2.1 continuing education units (CEU's) which are equal to 21 contact hours.

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