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Executive Committee

Patrick J McNamara
Chair PanAmerican Hemodynamics Collaborative & Academic Lead, Toronto CANADA

Director, Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography Program

Professor of Paediatrics & Physiology, University of Toronto

Patrick McNamara is currently a Staff Neonatologist and Director of Neonatal Clinical Research at the Hospital for Sick Children.  In addition to his role as Founder and Chair of the Pan-American Hemodynamics Collaborative, he is the Chair of the International Paediatric Academic Society Neonatal Hemodynamics Collaborative.  His clinical and research interests include myocardial performance in the setting of a haemodynamically significant ductus arteriosus, pulmonary hypertension and Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography.

Yasser ElSayed
Academic Co-Lead, Winnipeg CANADA

Assistant Professor of Paediatric and Child Health, University of Manitoba

Staff Neonatologist, Health Sciences Center & St Boniface hospital

Yasser El-Sayed is the director of the Hemodynamics and Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography program in Winnipeg and a registered echo-cardiologist. His research interests in field of haemodynamics include tissue oxygenation and end organ performance and physiology in both animal based and human clinical studies.  As a member of the Biology of Breathing lab, he is interested in study of cardiac function and pulmonary hypertension in piglet models and the role of different drugs and receptors.

Joseph Ting
Sponsorship Lead, Vancouver CANADA

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia

Staff Neonatologist, British Columbia Children's Hospital


Joseph Ting graduated from medical school at University of Hong Kong and completed additional training in pediatrics and cardiology including Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography training in Toronto. He has an additional interest and Postgraduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases and his Masters of Public Health. He is currently the Director of the Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography program at British Columbia Women’s Hospital, Vancouver. Joseph is a Clinical Investigator at British Columbia Children's Hospital Research Institute and his research interests include septic shock, patent ductus arteriosus and the impact of intrauterine growth restriction on cardiovascular health.

Regan E Giesinger
Marketing & Communications Lead, Toronto CANADA

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Staff Neonatologist, The Hospital for Sick Children

Regan Giesinger is a member of the Developmental Hemodynamics group in Toronto.  She has completed training in Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography in Toronto and is experienced in both neonatal and small animal echocardiography.  She is the Fellowship Director for the Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography program with experience in trainee education and leadership throughout her career.  She is also the Secretary and Treasurer for the Pan-American Hemodynamics Collaborative.  Her areas of academic focus include the physiology of shock and the haemodynamics of neonates with perinatal hypoxia ischemia.

Muzafar Gani Abdul Wahab
Simulation Lead, Hamilton CANADA

Assistant Professor of Paediatrics, McMaster University

Staff Neonatologist, McMaster Children's Hospital

Muzafar Gani Abdul Wahab is an Assistant Professor and staff Neonatologist.  He has completed a Masters in eHealth and is interested in optimizing information technology adoption in neonatology, online and distance education and echocardiography.  He has played an active role in the development of electronic tools and database development.  He is founder of the McMaster Children's Hospital Neonatal Research Club, devoted to building research sills and providing training on statistical software.

Working Groups

Academic Oversight

Patrick McNamara, Toronto CANADA

Yasser ElSayed, Winnipeg CANADA

Amuchou Soraisham, Calgary CANADA

Daniel Ibarra Rios, Mexico City MEXICO

Funding & Sponsorship
Workshop Coordination

Joseph Ting, Vancouver CANADA

Michael Castaldo, Vancouver CANADA

Abbas Hyderi, Edmonton CANADA

Regan Giesinger, Toronto CANADA

Phil Levy, St. Louis USA

Afif El-Khuffash, Dublin IRELAND

Gabriel Altit, Montreal CANADA

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