Luregn Schlapbach is Associate Professor at the University of Queensland and Senior Staff Specialist in the 36-bed multidisciplinary PICU at Queensland Children`s Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. He is the the medical lead of the Paediatric Critical Care Research Group (PCCRG) at the Child Health Research Centre. He holds a NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship and is Chair of the ANZICS Paediatric Study Group. Luregn is Co-Chair of the international Paediatric Sepsis Definition Taskforce. He has been leading several sepsis studies and is involved in international consortia on life-threatening childhood infections. Luregn is in the steering board of several NHMRC funded paediatric interventional trials.
Luregn`s research has focused on sepsis and life-threatening infections in critically ill neonates and children, including aspects such as epidemiology, sepsis markers, outcomes and genomics in this highly vulnerable patient group. He is interested in improving our understanding of why some children become critically unwell because of infections, and in developing better approaches to allow early recognition and targeted treatment of sepsis and severe infections in children.