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Brussels in March can only mean ISICEM. The 36th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine runs for four full days from 15 until 18 March 2016. And which faculty members will be joining the circus (literally)? Here are just some of the highlights:

Plenary Lectures


The Future of Critical Care
Craig Coopersmith, Past President of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and Professor of Surgery; Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit; Associate Director, Emory Center for Critical Care, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. 17.05-17.30 Lippens Room, National Library

Haemodynamic monitoring in 2025
Maxime Canesson, Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care at University of California Irvine, USA. 17.10-17.35 HLB Room

No bacteremia, no VAP, no resistance
Miguel Sánchez García, Head of Intensive Care, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid. 17.35-18.00 HLB Room


ICU-acquired infections: How they contribute to late sepsis mortality
Tom van der Poll, Professor and Chair, Internal Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 11.50-12.15 Lippens Room National Library

Acute brain injury: New aspects
David Menon, Professor and Head of Division of Anaesthesia, University of Cambridge, UK.
15:55 – 16:20  Copper Room

How we will treat sepsis in 10 years
Steven Opal, Chief, Infectious Disease Division, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, USA; Professor of Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. 17:05 – 17:30 Silver Room    


Antibiotic therapy
Thierry Calandra,  Professor of Medicine, Chairman, Department of Medicine, Head, Infectious Diseases Service, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland. 10:05 – 10:30 Studio Bozar

Guidelines for HAP/VAP: Europe vs America  
Antoni Torres, Professor of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Spain. 11:40 – 12:15 Copper Hall

Ventilator emergencies
Neil R MacIntyre, Professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, USA. 11:45 – 12:10 100 Hall

Acute renal failure
Ivan Göcze, Department of Surgery and Surgical Intensive Care, University Medical Center Regensburg, Germany. 11:25 – 11:50 400 Hall

Obstetric critical care
Sharon Einav, Associate Professor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 11:50 – 12:15 400 Hall

Optimization of aerosol bronchodilator delivery
Paolo Pelosi, Professor in Anaesthesiology and Head of the Speciality School in Anaesthesiology, University of Genoa, Italy; Head of the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at the IRCCS AOU San Martino IST in Genoa, ICU Management & Practice Editorial Board member. 17:40 – 18:00  100 Hall

Social Events

The scientific exhibition opens on Tuesday 15 March with cocktails from 18.00-19.00 (ticket included in registration fee).

On Thursday 17 March a trip to the circus is in store, an evening of fun and opportunity to watch a circus troupe (including some of the faculty members!) perform at the Big Top, and enjoy a buffet at Tour et Taxi”, a converted warehouse complex located by the Brussels canal. Tickets will be available at the ‘‘Faculty Desk’’ at €80 per person.

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Published on : Wed, 9 Mar 2016

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