About the Author
Anthony McLean. BSc(Hons),MBChB (Otago), MD, FRACP, FCSANZ, FCICM, MRACMA. Head of Nepean Intensive Care Medicine and Professor with the University of Sydney, his research background ranges from critical care echocardiography and heart failure to genomics of sepsis in critically ill patients. An ardent educator in critical care echocardiography he is involved in regular basic and advanced workshops, in addition to haemodynamic workshops, both nationally andinternationally. A lead clinician of both a busy Intensive Care Unit and medium sized echocardiography laboratory performing over 4500 studies annually, this mix has led to a range of research studies relevant to the haemodynamic unstable patient population. He leads a team of enthusiastic and dedicatedclinicians pushing the boundaries of the use of echocardiography in the critical care setting.Stephen Huang received his PhD in Physiology and is a Professor at the University of Sydney Medical School. He works at the Nepean Hospital Intensive Care Unit and is an accredited echocardiographer. He has 20 years of experience in teaching critical care echocardiography and is a renowned teacher and trainer worldwide. He is the co-author of Critical Care Ultrasound Manual, a popular basic critical care ultrasound textbook. Stephen's research interest is in critical care echocardiographyand haemodynamics, and has published numerous papers in the field.Andrew Hilton is Intensive Care Specialist and Deputy Director Austin ICU, Melbourne, Australia. He has over 25 years experience in perioperative and critical care echocardiography, including extensive experience in teaching echocardiography in the critical care environment. Over this time, he has been involved in many echocardiography workshops, courses and forums, and related research. He is particularly interested in "echo-physiology" and translating the rigor and methods of traditionalcardiology based echocardiography to the fluid and dynamic critical care context. Other interests include echocardiographic assessment and guided treatment of acute heart failure, and optimisation of extracorporeal circulatory support. He is also an examiner for the Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound(Critical Care) for the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine.