Prof. Sheila Nainan Myatra

Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, INDIA

Topic 1:  Critical Care in Low and Middle Income Countries; Opportunities in the midst of challenges

Topic 2: The anaesthetist and the critical care setting; Findings from a recent study

Prof. Myatra is a consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, working in a mixed medical-surgical ICU at the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India. She is the Chair of the Intensive & Critical Care Medicine Committee of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) and the President Elect 2022 of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM). She is the Immediate Past President of the All India Difficult Airway Association (AIDAA).

She is a member of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SCC) COVID guidelines committee and a Steering Committee Member of the Asia Pacific Sepsis Alliance (APSA). She is among the 14 international airway experts on the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) difficult airway guidelines and the PUMA guidelines. She developed a new test in hemodynamic monitoring, called the “tidal volume challenge” (CCM 2017).

She serves on the editorial board of Anaesthesia, Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal of Critical Care, Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain Medicine, Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Indian Journal of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (past).

Prof. Olaitan Soyannwo

Topic:  Palliative care In Nigeria: the past, the present… any future?

Prof. Soyannwo is the President, Centre for Palliative Care Nigeria, Professor of Anesthesia, Consultant anesthesia, pain and palliative care.

Professor Soyannwo is a cofounder and president of the Centre for Palliative Care Nigeria and is a professor of anesthesia and consultant in anesthesia, pain and palliative care. She has served as the Head of Department of Anesthesia and Dean of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She is a cofounder of the Society for the Study of Pain, Nigeria, and a past council member of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). She is active in advocating effective pain management and opioid availability in developing countries. Professor Soyannwo is a past vice chairman of the African Palliative Care Association (APCA) board and a current member of the APCA advisory board. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Hospice and Palliative Care Association, Nigeria (HPCAN). She is a Fellow and past council member of the West African College of Surgeons and Nigerian Academy of Science.

Benjamin Anyanwu, MD

Topic 1:  Critical Care Management of Aneurysmal Sub-Arachnoid Haemorrhage in the ICU

Topic 2: Clinical application of Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound in the ICU

Medical Director Regions Healthcare.
Consultant, Stroke and Neurocritical Intensivist.
US Board Certified (ABPN)- Neurology.
Vascular Neurology. Neurocritical Care.

Dr. Kenneth Adegoke

Topic:  The Anaesthetist as a Critical Care Provider

  • Consultant Anaesthetist & Intensivist, East Kent Hospital University Foundation Trust, UK 
  • Clinical Director A3C Anaesthesia & Critical care Consultants, Nigeria

Spends 6 months each in both countries

Prof. Oguan Shamsideen Abayomi

Bsc (Hons); MBChB; MPH (Lond.); FWACP; FACP; FRCPE; FWSO; FAAN; FAMedS; Cert Neurol. (Lond.)

Topic:  Ethical dilemma in the diagnosis of brain death in the ICU; Recent experiences


A leading practicing-Neurologist, National / International authority on NeuroHIV / Stroke / Neurophysiology (EMG/NCS).

Fellow Academy of Medicine Specialties of Nigeria2021; Fellow American Academy of Neurology 2019; Fellow World Stroke Organization 2018; Fellow Royal College of Physicians(Edinburgh) 2017; Fellow American College of Physicians2012; Fellow West African College of Physicians1994;Fellow, Association of British Council Fellows 1997; Fellow, Royal Society of Tropical Medicine/Hygiene(U.K)1997; Member, American Academy of Neurology International Subcommittee2019; Member World Health Organization Stroke Rehabilitation Program Interventions2019; Member, Experts Collaboration Group/Champion for Nigeria: Lancet-Neurology Commission on Stroke.

Past President, African Academy of Neurology2017-2019; President, Nigeria Stroke Organization(2009 – till date); Member, Board of Directors World Stroke Organization(2016-2020); World Federation of Neurology(Council delegate for Nigeria (2010-2021); President (Nigeria-chapter): Nigeria – Florida Neuro-Science Partnership; Founding Director (Nigeria-chapter).

Dr. Tunde Ajayi

Topic: The Challenges and Prospects of Oxygen Supply Chain: The Lagos COVID-19 Experience

Dr Babatunde Ajayi is currently appointed the Special Assistant on Health to the Honorable Commissioner for Health. He is an astute and result-driven Public Health Physician with extensive experience and training in primary health care delivery, occupational health and safety, emergency medicine, epidemiology and research.

As a health systems efficiency expert, he led the oxygen strategy for Lagos State during the covid19 pandemic, where he managed production, supply, distribution and end user availability of oxygen at the isolation centres. A public health fellow of Erasmus Mundus, Dr Babatunde Ajayi obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) degree from the Lagos State University before proceeding to the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium where he obtained a Master’s in Public Health and subsequently a Master’s in Business Administration at Warwick Business School.

Dr Babatunde Ajayi is an highly analytical and adventurous man, known for adding value to systems and organizations with the assailable vision of making a revolutioenary global impact.

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