FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Royal Brompton consultant appointed President of leading
children’s heart society
Royal Brompton Hospital’s director of children’s services and consultant paediatric intensive care specialist, Dr Duncan Macrae, has been appointed President of the Paediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society (PCICS) with immediate effect.
PCICS provides an international professional forum to promote excellence in paediatric cardiac critical care medicine. The organisation’s members are healthcare professionals dedicated to acquiring knowledge and improving practice for critically ill children with congenital and acquired heart disease.
Dr Macrae is a regular speaker on the international lecture circuit and plays an active role in a number of global organisations. He has worked as a volunteer in China, Romania and Vietnam. As vice-president of the PCICS, Dr Macrae was instrumental in organising its first congress outside the United States, held in Monaco in 2008.
Commenting on his appointment, Dr Macrae, said: “I am delighted to be appointed President of PCICS. I have always believed that it is crucial to work with colleagues around the world and share new ideas, so that the quality of patient care constantly improves.
“PCICS has the ultimate goal of promoting excellence in medical care and research in the field of paediatric cardiac critical care medicine, and I very much look forward to leading the organisation during the next year.”
For further information, please contact:
Shima Islam, Head of media relations
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 020 7351 8672 (Brompton)
Tel: 01895 828 877 (Harefield)
Mobile: 07866 536 345
Notes to editors
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust is the largest specialist heart and lung centre in the UK and among the largest in Europe. The Trust sees children with heart and lung conditions from around the world and diagnoses and treats them from before birth, while still in the womb, through to adulthood.
Our on-site foetal cardiology service enables clinicians to begin caring for babies while still in the womb; many are scanned at just 12 weeks, when the heart measures just over a millimetre.