Dr. Gail Annich is a native of St. Paul, Alberta, Canada and graduated fom the University of Alberta Medical School in 1988. After completing her residency in Paediatrics at the University of British Columbia in 1993, she completed 2 fellowships in paediatric critical care medicine, the first at British Columbia Children's Hospital in 1994 and the second at The Hospital for Sick Children where she was also chief fellow in 1995. Following a research fellowship in ECMO and masters in research design, she went onb to hold various leadership roles at CS Mott Childen's Hospital at the University of Michigan. From 1997 to 2014, her roles included Director of Paediatric ECMO, Medical Director of PICU, and Chair of Paediatric CPR/ RRT. In 2012, she was the senior editor for the 4th Edition of the ECMO textbook. In September 2014, Dr. Annich returned home to resume her practice of paediatric critical care as Staff Physician in the Paediatric Intensive Care unit (PICU) of The Hospital for Sick Children. She currently holds many leadership roles, Director of Quality & Safety in the Department of Critical Care Medicine, Director of Code Blue and Critical Care Response Team, Project Investigator with the Sick Kids' Research Institute and Professor of Paediatrics, University of Toronto. She continues to pursue research focusing in Extracorporeal Lufe Support and blood biomaterial interface, and is presently co-chair of Protocols for the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization.