The Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SICM) is the representative body for intensive care medicine professionals in Singapore. Its objectives are to advance the knowledge and practice of intensive care medicine in Singapore. It strives to achieve this by improving and providing education in intensive care medicine and by encouraging and supporting research activities in this area. The Society played a key role in the development of the next generation of intensivists via the setting up of a national multidisciplinary intensive care medicine training programme, in conjunction with the Ministry of Health. The Society is also active in organising courses related to intensive care, such as the SICM SymPOsium (SISPO), the Fundamental Critical Care Support Course, and other continuing medical education (CME) meetings, culminating in the biennial SG-ANZICS Intensive Care Forum. Meanwhile, the Society’s research arm, the National Investigators for Clinical Epidemiology and Research (SICM-NICER), facilitates and supports multi-centre studies within Singapore and beyond.
The Australian & New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) was formed in 1975 and is the premier representative body for specialists practising intensive care medicine in Australia and New Zealand. The society has over 770 members spread across the two countries and internationally. Despite its relatively small size ANZICS has developed a high international profile through the activities of the Clinical Trials Group and the adult and paediatric outcomes databases (CORE). ANZICS committees are also responsible for studying safety and quality in intensive care practice and the development of clinical practice guidelines and for the management of the organ donor process in intensive care units. ANZICS plays an important role in advocacy for intensive care specialists with government bodies. ANZICS is an active member of the Asia-Pacific Association for Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Societies for Intensive and Critical Care Medicine.