Prof. Dr. Arzu Topeli, MD, MSc

  • Full time Professor (since 2007) of Internal Medicine and Intensive Care in Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine (HUFM), Ankara
  • Chairperson of Department of Internal Medicine (since 2018 – )
  • Chairperson of Division of Intensive Care Medicine (since 1998 – )
  • Chairperson of Hacettepe University Sepsis Research Center (since 2020 – )
  • Graduated from HUFM in 1991 with MD degree, completed her residency in Internal Medicine in HUFM in 1996, worked as a fellow in Loyola University at Chicago, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine from 1996 to 1998; Obtained MSc degree in Epidemiology
  • Received American Thoracic Society young investigator award in 2000 and European Respiratory Society COPD local research award in 2001
  • Founding member and the first president of Society of Turkish Intensivists which was established in 2005
  • Chief Physician of Hacettepe University Adult Hospital, where a modern 83 single-bed intensive care department was established (2011-2016)
  • Council member of World Federation of Intensive and Critical Care between 2013-2019 (Treasurer for the last 2 years)
  • Deputy of Health Services Research and Outcome Section and a member of Research Committee of European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (2019 – 2022)
  • Member of Turkish Ministry of Health Advisory Board of COVID-19 Pandemic (2020 – )
  • Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Critical and Intensive Care indexed in E-SCI (WOS)
  • President of the 16th World Intensive and Critical Care Congress in Istanbul in 26-30 Aug 2023
  • Clinical and Research Interest: Mechanical ventilation, sepsis, chronic-critically ill, ICU organisation

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Prof. Dr. Kursat Gundogan

  • He currently works as a Professor in Erciyes University School of Medicine, Division of Intensive Care Unit, Kayseri, Turkey since 2011. Prior to his current job, he worked as an Internal Medicine specialist in the Ministry of Health Hospitals for 4 years.
  • He graduated from Erciyes University, Faculty of Medicine with an MD degree in 1998.
  • He served as a Research/Clinical Fellow in Clinical Nutrition in the Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine and the Nutrition and Metabolic Support Service, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta Georgia, USA (2012-2013).
  • He has been a member of Erciyes University Scientific Research Committee since 2016.
  • He is the coordinator of Erciyes University Health Sciences Institute Clinical Nutrition PhD Programme.
  • He is the Vice-Director of Gevher Nesibe Genome and Stem Cell Institute.
  • He has a certificate as LLL Trainer (ESPEN Long-Life Learning Programe on Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism).
  • Gundogan has 23 international published articles indexed in PubMed. He has national and international several presentations about critically-ill patients and nutrition.  He wrote and international book chapter (Gundogan K and Ziegler T.R. “Amino Acid Composition in Parenteral Nutrition” Editors: R. Rajendram, V.R. Preedy, V.B. Patel, Diet and Nutrition in Critical Care, Springer Reference, Article ID: 439327 · Chapter ID: 158, 2015).
  • He is in the executive committee of Clinic Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition Society (KEPAN) (Turkish PEN Society).
  • He is the Associate Editor-in Erciyes Medical Journal indexed in E-SCI (WOS).
  • He is a member of ESICM MEN section working group and he is a member of ESPEN micronutrient writing committee.

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