Network Investigator receives international honour

December 13, 2016

Sean Bagshaw of the University of Alberta recently received the prestigious 2016 International Vicenza Award for Critical Care Nephrology, presented by the International Renal Research Institute of Vicenza to those who make significant contributions to this field of health care at a global scale. Sean is also a recently renewed Canada Research Chair in Critical Care Nephrology.

Sean and Ron Wald of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, are the Principal Investigators on the CFN-funded OPTIMAL-AKI study, which is nested within the STARRT-AKI program, which examines the effects of optimal time to start renal replacement therapy. OPTIMAL-AKI is specifically aimed to improve the care and establish best practice in older critically ill frail patients, and findings are expected to greatly inform current practice and facilitate the development of tools to optimally select older patients who are most likely to benefit from acute dialysis in the setting of critical illness.

Sean is an intensivist with a strong body of work benefitting the care of frail older adults. He also has partnered with Tom Stelfox of the University of Calgary on CFN-funded research related to reengineering the discharge of elderly patients from intensive care and a corresponding tool kit, and Darryl Rolfson  on province-wide implementation of the Clinical Frailty Scale in a EMR system in Alberta