Prof John Marshall may be one of the biggest stars in Sepsis Research but he wanted to be Ingmar Bergman. John takes his life long learning seriously. How many senior professors of surgery brushes up on his Trauma Surgery practice by volunteering to work in Baragwanath Hospital for 6 weeks?
John Marshall has been at the pointy end of research, in particular sepsis research, for many years. That has been a rather controversial area in recent times. John has navigated those waters with charm and grace.
So we took him aside and tried to find out more about his journey and what it journey it is. From Ingmar Bergman to Chris Hani Baragwanath, from working in local occupational health and safety to InFACT; a global network of huge critical care clinical trial groups. Impressive stuff. Impressive personality. Impressive story. (And caterpillars.)
The CICM ASM Jellybean series each start with a biographical component and then the conversation follows its own path. The subject matter is usually that which dwells upon the fringes of intensive care medicine; human factors, education, ethics, equality, gender, personal histories, possible futures and all the other challenges that we so often face. Being so they compliment the lectures but do not attempt to repeat them.
We hope you enjoy finding out a little more about the people behind the CICM Annual Scientific Meeting. The four CICM x Jellybean co-branded recordings are part of a larger collection. It is only these four that are formally associated with the College and include A/Prof Charlie Corke; Prof Jules Wendon; Prof John Marshall; and Prof Lars Lundell.
Doug Lynch is not a representative of the college and any views expressed are his own…
Doug Lynch (with a sprinkling of Matt Mac Partlin)