Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

1-27-2011: Medicine Grand Rounds

Vasoactive Drugs in Septic Shock: Immunomodulatory Effects

Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, January 27, 2011

8:00 am
Forchheimer 1st Floor Lecture Hall, Einstein

12:15 pm
Cherhasky Auditorium, Montefiore


Keith R. Walley, MD

Keith R. Walley, MD
Professor of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Associate Director, McDonald Research Laboratories
Assistant Head/Basic Research, Department of Medicine, St. Paul's Hospital
Director of the CIHR IMPACT Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Training Program
James Hogg iCAPTURE Centre for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research
Principal Investigator, Heart + Lung Institute
St. Paul's Hospital

Dr. Keith Walley’s major areas of research are understanding the basic mechanisms underlying impaired myocardial function and other organ dysfunction during inflammatory disease states, including sepsis, and identifying the genetic determinants of outcome from critical illness. He has 140 peer-reviewed publications and receives research funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Heart & Stroke Foundation, and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.

Dr. Walley is Associate Editor of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and reviews manuscripts and grant applications across a wide spectrum.

Dr. Walley received his MD from the University of Manitoba in 1981, completed an Internal Medicine Residency at McGill University, and then completed fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Chicago from 1984 to 1988. 


After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Review the current evidence supporting the choice of vasoactive drugs in septic shock.
  2. Understand that different vasoactive drugs have different effects on organ perfusion and function, particularly for the heart and kidneys.
  3. Understand the interaction of several vasoactive drugs with immune function.


Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

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