“We need to stop accepting the tenants we’ve all been given throughout our careers and accept that maybe we’ve been misinformed and maybe we’ve misinformed ourselves and have a bit of humility and start again”

The Ernest Henry Starling Plenary Lecture; a stand out moment from EBPOM 2022, London. 

Our speaker calls for medicine to significantly reevaluate itself and focus upon the caring aspect of ‘intensive care’.

Presented by Hugh Montgomery OBE; Hugh obtained a first class degree in cardiorespiratory physiology and neuropharmacology, before graduating from the Middlesex Hospital Medical School in 1987. He has since accredited in general medicine, cardiology and intensive care medicine, and is UCL Professor of Intensive Care.

He directs the UCL Institute for Human Health and Performance, and was science lead for Caudwell Xtreme Everest in 2007. He has published over 180 scientific articles, and has a specific interest in hypoxiac adaptation.

Hugh has previously presented a piece here on TopMedTalk on the subject of Nasogastric Feeding: https://www.topmedtalk.com/intensive-care-society-nasogastric-feeding/