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Thematic Review Committees

Thematic Review committees 

Thematic review committees were convened to review abstracts in each of the program areas. These committees include representatives of related ILS committees, as well as other experts from each field. The Abstract review process was facilitated via an online management system which enabled broad participation in the review process. 


Committee Membership

Drowning Research

Norman Farmer, Australia
Dr Linda Quan MD, United States
Dr Kevin Moran PhD, New Zealand
Dr Julie Gilchrist MD, United States
Dr Patrick Morgan MD, United Kingdom
Dr Richard Franklin PhD, Australia
Dr Shauna Sherker, Australia
Dr Bo Lofgren MD PhD , Denmark

Child Drowning

Dr Aminur Rahman MD, Bangladesh
Dr AKM Fazlur Rahman, Bangladesh
Neal Boniface, United Kingdom
Carol Devaux, St Lucia
Shivakumar Sundaram, India
Dr Zaid Chelvaraj Abdullah MD, Malaysia
Dr Michael Linnan MD, TASC
Barbara Byers, Cananda
Elizabeth Bennett MPH CHES, United States

Emergency Response and Medical Issues

Dr Anthony J.Handley MD, United Kingdom 
Dr David Szpilman MD, Brazil
Dr Natalie Hood MD, Australia
Dr John Pearn MD, Australia
Dr Peter Wernicki MD, United States
Dr Youshihide Nakagawa MD, Japan
Dr Andrea Felici MD, Italy
Dr Joost Bierens PhD MD, Netherlands
Dr Mohamed Saleh MD, Egypt
Dr Zaid Chelvaraj Abdullah MD, Malaysia
Dr Patrick Morgan MD, United Kingdom

Advances in Lifesaving

Martin O'Sullivan, Ireland
Peter Agnew, Australia
Danny Bryant, United Kingdom
Ortwin Kreft, Germany
Behrooz Esfandiari, Iran
Erik Bech, Denmark
Cliff Nelson, United Kingdom
Graeme Cullen, New Zealand
Les Mole, Australia
Isabel Garcia, Spain
Adam Wooler, United Kingdom

Swimming and Water Safety

Richard Tan, Singapore
Job Kania, Kenya
Shayne Baker, Australia
Jane Cooper, United Kingdom
Giuseppe Andreana, Italy
Tsutomu Komine, Japan
Anne Singh, Trinidad & Tobago
Robert Clark, Canada
Abby Tsoi, Hong Kong
Daniel Price-Davies, United Kingdom
Javier Sanz, Spain
Nabil El-Shazly, Egypt
Robert Keig Stallman, Norway

Disasters and Climate Change

George Karagiannis, Greece
Dr Joost Bierens PhD MD, The Netherlands
Ken Bird OAM, Australia
Pradipta Ghosal, India
Kay Smiley, United States
Sandy NG, Hong Kong

Regional Perspectives

Francene Leaversuch, Australia
Peter Davis, United States
Dr Detlev Mohr PhD, Germany

Lifesaving Sport

Dave Thompson, Australia 
Greg McLennan, Australia
Rick Wright, Australia
Rebecca Boyd, Cananda
Jolanda Van Dalen, The Netherlands

Partnerships and Programs

Dr Kwok-Ki Chan MD, Hong Kong
Di Standley, United Kingdom 
Robert Clark, Canada
Niranjan Singh Malik, India
Connie Harvey, United States



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