LINET in cooperation with TIMPEL is proud to bring you records of  an interesting webinars with respected doctors - Marcelo Amato, Michal Otahal, Mikulas Mlcek. 

  • Principles of protective ventilation strategy
    Optimization and individualization of mechanical ventilation
    • M. Otahal, M.D., Ph.D. 1

  • Body positioning during mechanical ventilation - how and why it is important
    • M. Mlcek, M.D., Ph.D. 2

  • When gravity matters more than PEEP and tidal volume
    • M. Amato, Prof., M.D., Ph.D.3

  1. Institute of Physiology, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  2. Department of Anaesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Medicine, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and General University Hospital in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
  3. Pulmonology Division, Cardiopulmonary Department, Heart Institute, University of Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil




Amato Marcelo, Prof., M.D., Ph.D., initiated his medical studies in 1980 at the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, with a specialization in Pneumology and Intensive Care Medicine at the Pulmonary Division of the Hospital das Clínicas. In 1996 he successfully finished his doctoral post-graduation. In 1996 and 1997 he finished Postdoctoral training in Minneapolis, working at the Lab. of Prof. John Marini and in Rotterdam, with Prof. Lachmann. In 2008 he obtained his professorship at the University of São Paulo, Pulmonary Department. His main areas of research are Protective Mechanical Ventilation, Electrical Impedance Tomography, Technological Solutions for Mechanical Ventilation.



Mlcek Mikulas is the Deputy Director of the Experimental Physiology Lab and the Head of the Medical Simulation Center for the First Faculty of Medicine at Charles University in Prague. He graduated from Charles University where he obtained a Ph.D. from the Department of Physiology. His thesis topic was based on computational modeling of the cardiac electrical field and excitation-contraction coupling. Since then, Dr. Mlcek's scientific interest has moved to experimental physiology focusing on interactions of the cardiopulmonary system. The major research models that he has been using over the past 10 years include acute respiratory distress (ARDS), extracorporeal membranous oxygenation (ECMO) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. He has published over 35 papers based on his research in scientific journals. As an Assistant Professor, Dr. Mlcek lectures and runs seminars and labs in Human Physiology. In addition, he helps design and run specialized post-graduate courses aimed at ventilation therapy and trauma management in the Medical Simulation Centre.



Otahal Michal is head of the Intensive Care Unit in the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care for Charles University and General University Hospital. In 1998 he graduated from the Third Faculty of Medicine at Charles University in Prague. He then started practicing medicine in the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine for the Faculty Hospital Královské Vinohrady (FNKV) and moved to his current position in 2007. Michal is also engaged in research concerning critical respiratory failure therapy and positioning.