Critical illness is the result of the interplay of complex physiology, complex decision making and a complex environment. ICCAI gathers outstanding mathematicians, engineers, biological scientists, clinicians and industry participants to present recent advances in filling the translation gap between advances in quantitative sciences and improved bedside decision making resulting in improved patient outcomes.
The 11th International Conference on Complexity in Acute Illness (ICCAI) will welcome attendees from North America, Europe, and Asia to share their insights and perspectives on complexity in acute illness. The meeting will include presentations and discussions focused on quantitative, innovative, transdisciplinary, and clinically relevant research highlighting leading edge science.
We are looking forward to a very successful meeting and hope to see you in September!

Meeting Chair

Andrew Seely
MD PhD FRCSCOttawa Hospital Research Institute

Organizing Committee

Andriy Batchinsky
MDUS Army Institute of Surgical Research
Gari Clifford
PhDDept. of Engineering Science, Oxford University
Mitch Cohen
MD F.A.C.S.University of California, School of Medicine
Marie Csete
MD PhDUniversity of California, School of Medicine
Judy Day
PhDDept. of Mathematics, University of Tennessee
Randall Moorman
MDUniversity of Virginia Medical School
Edmund Neugebauer
PhDMedical Faculty, University Witten/Herdecke
Yoram Vodovotz
PhDUniversity of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine


Inflammation and organ dysfunction that accompany trauma and sepsis are complex, multi-focal problems. Enormous amount of money, both public and private, have been spent on research and clinical care for this constellation of diseases. Though exciting laboratory breakthroughs derived from reductionist approaches await translation to the clinic, few therapeutic options are available today. New paradigms are needed to truly impact care for acute illness.
We formed the Society for Complexity in Acute Illness (SCAI) because we believe passionately that complex systems approaches, involving modeling, simulation, systems biology, chaos theory, and network theory can augment the classical, hypothesis-driven approach that has largely failed to stem the tide of critical illness.
We are clinicians, bench scientists, and modelers. We work in hospitals, research institutions, and companies. We have made large strides in modeling inflammation and organ dysfunction. Our work has been funded both by government and business, and has been presented in major scientific meetings.

Board of Directors

Yoram Vodovotz
President vodovotzy@upmc.edu
Edmund Neugebauer
Judy Day
Secretary judyday@utk.edu
Brahm Goldstein


Ottawa Marriott Hotel

This year ICCAI will take place at the beautiful Marriott Hotel right in the heart of downtown Ottawa.
This luxurious hotel is located close to the Parliament Buildings, the Rideau Canal, the Rideau Centre, the National Gallery of Canada and the Byward Market.


Schedule Now Available!

Meeting activities will commence Thursday morning (September 6th) and end early Sunday afternoon (September 9th). The meeting will begin with workshops, followed by speaker sessions, and abstract and poster presentations throughout the conference. A gala dinner for all attendees will be held Saturday night at the Merlot Rooftop Grill, the Marriott's revolving restaurant, offering a spectacular view of Ottawa. Throughout the meeting there will be ample "open" time allowing attendees to collaborate, network, and share discussions.
*Schedule still subject to change.


Confirmed Speakers

Gary An, MD Carlos Arce, M.A. Ryan Arnold, MD Giuseppe Baselli, PhD Andriy Batchinsky, MD Jason Bates, PhD Sc Tim Buchman, PhD MD Leopoldo C. Cancio, MD Mitch Cohen, MD, F.A.C.S. Marie Csete, PhD, MD Judy Day, PhD Claudia DosSantos, MD, MSc John Doyle, PhD Abigail Flower Wassim Haddad, PhD Mary Ellen Harper, PhD Steven Hollenberg, MD Alan Hubbard, PhD Frank Jacono, MD Alistair Johnson, PhD Candidate Curt Lindberg, MHA, PhD Andre Longtin, PhD Ralph Lorenz, PhD John Marshall, MD, FRCSC Heather Mattila, PhD Doug McNair, MD PhD Randall Moorman, MD Edmund Neugebauer, PhD Cameron Neylon, PhD Monika Petelczyc, PhD Stephen Rees, PhD Jose Salinas, PhD John Scott, MD, PhD Andrew Seely, MD, PhD, FRCSC Daby Sow, PhD Duncan Stewart, MD, FRCSC Bela Suki, PhD Yoram Vodovotz, PhD Neils Wessel, PhD Jan Zebrowski, PhD Sven Zenker, MD


Why should grad students attend ICCAI?

Special opportunities for collaboration Sponsored social events Workshops Abstract Presentations - Podium and Poster Discounted registration fee! $200.


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Ottawa Marriott

Ottawa, Canada

Abstract Acceptance

Acceptance letters have been sent.

Late Abstract Submission

Now closed.

Hotel Booking

Deadline: August 15, 2012
Group code is ICCICCA
Call 1-800-853-8463 or click below
If you are a grad student attending ICCAI who would like to get in touch with other grad students for the possibility of sharing a hotel room, please email iccai2012@gmail.com.


Student Rate: $200 USDRegular Rate: $475 USD


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Ottawa Hospital Research Institute - Institut de recherche de l'Hopital d'Ottawa University of Ottawa - Universite d'Ottawa
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