Masimo Scientific Webinar


Sep 22 2020


2:00 pm

Brain Monitoring: Protecting the Brain in COVID Patients and Beyond!

During the unprecedented COVID-19 epidemic, there are many key learnings gained from caring for patients presenting to the ICU.  By using brain function monitoring (pEEG and cerebral oximetry) we can ensure adequate sedation, avoidance of over-sedation, optimising perfusion and oxygenation of this most important end organ in order to prevent damage that cannot be repaired, reduce length of ICU stay and improve outcome.  New innovative brain and tissue monitoring applications can ensure “brain health” in the ICU now and post-COVID-19.




  • André Denault
    André Denault

    André Denault is an academic-physician with special interests in ultrasound. His medical qualifications and specialties include internal medicine (1991), critical care medicine (1993) and anesthesia (1996). In 2010 he completed a PhD in biomedical Science at the University of Montreal. He has advanced certification in National Board in Echocardiography (NBE) in perioperative transesophageal echocardiography, certification in the American College Chest Physician and NBE in critical care ultrasound. Dr Denault has written 261 peer-reviewed articles, 56 book chapters and 3 textbooks on perioperative transesophageal and critical care ultrasound. He has been invited as speaker in local, national and international meeting. He won several teaching awards. He currently works as a cardiac anesthesiologist and intensivist at the Montreal Heart Institute Major interest includes right ventricular function, brain and somatic oximetry and bedside whole-body ultrasound.

  • Dr. Basil Matta
    Dr. Basil Matta

    Basil is the immediate past Divisional Director for Musculoskeletal, Digestive Diseases, Major Trauma and Perioperative Care Medicine at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where he is also the Clinical Lead for the International Business Unit and a Consultant in Anesthesia and Critical Care. He is also an Associate lecturer at the University of Cambridge.

    With a focus on promoting clinical excellence through collaboration, Basil has implemented programs that have led to increases in both efficiency and care quality throughout his career. Most notably, developed programs that have expanded access in areas such as Critical care and led to reductions in hospital acquired infections.

    Basil has clinical and managerial experience at the local, national and international levels. He has been the Adviser to Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, Chairman of Dubai Healthcare City. Working with the Authority he has helped to establish the Mohammed bin Rashid University of Health Sciences and is advising on the development of the Mohammed bin Rashid University Hospital.

    Basil has held leadership roles in a number of U.K. and international medical societies, including as President of the Neuroanaesthesia Society of Great Britain & Ireland and President of the Society of International Neuroanaesthesia & Critical Care. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology and Critical Care and the European Journal of Anaethesiology and is the author of more than 80 peer reviewed publications. Basil has also regularly participated as a speaker and lecturer, including at the Royal College of Anaesthatists, the European Society of Anaesthesiology, the American Society of Anesthesiologists and at Arab Health.

    Basil received his medical degree from Trinity College in Dublin Ireland in 1986 and his Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Warwick in 2005.

    Basil is currently Senior Medical Director – Part time for Masimo.


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