Markus Skrifvars is a Staff Specialist in Intensive Care working at the Helsinki University Hospital in Helsinki, Finland. He trained in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at Helsinki University Hospital between 2002 and 2008. Between 2008 and 2010, he did a Fellowship in Intensive Care at Liverpool Hospital in Sydney and completed FCICM training in 2012. Between 2011 and 2013 he did a fellowship in Neurocritical Care at Töölö Hospital in Helsinki. In 2016-2017 he worked at ANZIC-RC at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia as a senior research fellow. In 2018 he will be appointed the first professor in Emergency Care Medicine at the University of Helsinki in Finland.
Markus Skrifvars heads a research group focusing on acute and intensive care of patients with cardiac arrest and traumatic brain injury. He was the national principal investigator for the EPO-TBI study published in 2015. He was a part of the steering group for the TTH48 study comparing 48 and 24 hours of Targeted Temperature Management after cardiac arrest. He supervises several PhD including experimental, observational and clinical research in the field of resuscitation and acute care of TBI. At the meeting in Sydney Markus Skrifvars will present novel results from the COMACARE study that compares different oxygen, carbon dioxide and mean arterial pressure goals in cardiac arrest patients undergoing TTM, and their effect on brain oxygenation and epileptic activity.