International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine: Pre-symposium courses

Pre-symposium courses

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Location: Square Brussels Meeting Center
Supported by: Aerogen, Dräger, Hamilton Medical and IMT Medical
Chairmen: Neil MacIntyre MD, Arthur Slutsky MD, Marco Ranieri MD, Antonio Pesenti MD and John Davies MD
Date(s):  from 18/3/2018 to 19/3/2018
Price per participant: 
360 Eur
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Sunday, March 18, 2018
  • 8:30 Registration/breakfast/exhibits
  • 9:30 Basic design principles
    • Neil R MacIntyre (Durham, USA)
  • 10:15 Respiratory system mechanics
    • Marco Ranieri (Rome, Italy)
  • 11:00 Patient ventilator interactions 
    • John Davies (Durham, USA)
  • 11:45 Demonstration
    Modes/mechanics/interactions
    • Neil R MacIntyre (Durham, USA)
    • John Davies (Durham, USA)
  • 12:30 LUNCH with EXHIBITOR PRESENTATIONS
  • 13:15 Ventilator induced lung injury – mechanisms and implications for ARDS
    • Arthur Slutsky (Toronto, Canada)
  • 14:00 Setting the ventilator in ARDS – Applied pressures and tidal volumes
    • Marcelo Amato (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  • 14:45 Setting the ventilator in ARDS – PEEP
    • Antonio Pesenti (Italy)
  • 15:00 BREAK/EXHIBITS
  • 15:30 New features on modern ventilators – hype or hope?
    • John Davies (Durham, USA)
  • 16:15 Interactive graphics analysis
    • John Davies (Durham, USA)
  • 17:00 END OF THE DAY

Monday, March 19, 2018
  • 8:00 Breakfast/exhibits
  • 8:30 Ventilator adjuncts
    • John Davies (Durham, USA)
  • 9:00 PRO-CON debates :
    Limit spontaneous efforts/interactive breaths to VT < 8-9 ml/kg?
    • Pro: Marcelo Amato (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
    • Con: Marco Ranieri (Rome, Italy)
      Is APRV worthwhile?
    • Pro: Antonio Pesenti (Milan, Italy)
    • Con: John Davies (Durham, USA)
  • 10:15 BREAK/EXHIBITS
  • 10:45 Managing refractory hypoxemia (incl ECMO)
    • Antonio Pesenti (Milan, Italy)
  • 11.30 Management of obstructive lung disease
    • Neil R MacIntyre (Durham, USA)
  • 12:15 LUNCH/EXHIBITS
  • 13:00 Ventilator discontinuation process
    • Neil R MacIntyre (Durham, USA)
  • 14:00 The future of lung protection in respiratory failure
    • Arthur Slutsky (Toronto, Canada)
  • 14:45 BREAK/EXHIBITS
  • 15:15 Interactive case studies
    • Neil R MacIntyre (Durham, USA)
  • 16:00 Panel - "How do I…?"
    • Mod: Neil R MacIntyre (Durham, USA)
    • Marco Ranieri (Rome, Italy), Arthur Slutsky (Toronto, Canada), John Davies (Durham, USA), Antonio Pesenti (Milan, Italy), Marcelo Amato (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  • 16:45 Wrap up and evaluations
  • 17:00 END OF THE COURSE


NOTE: We will use the Duke audience response system for all lectures