International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine: Scientific program

Welcome to the 40th International Symposium on Intensive Care & Emergency Medicine!

The International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine is organized in collaboration with the Departments of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine of Erasme University Hospital, Université Libre de Bruxelles, and with the Belgian Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SIZ). The meeting is held every year in March. Started in 1980, this meeting has become established as one of the largest in its field, now attracting more than 6200 participants from countries world-wide.

The objectives of this four day symposium are to provide participants with an up to date review of the most recent, clinically relevant, developments in research, therapy, and management of the critically ill. The meeting is open to all physicians, nurses and other health professionals with an interest in critical care or emergency medicine.

We realize many of you are concerned about the current SARS-CoV-2 outbreak around the world, but the 40th ISICEM will go ahead as planned on the 24-27th March.

Belgium has no current cases of infection. We are in regular contact with the Belgian health authorities who have robust procedures in place for detecting and treating coronavirus infection and are constantly reassessing the possible risks. During the meeting we will institute specific precautions, including availability of hand sanitizing solutions throughout the meeting center. We will of course keep you informed should the situation change.

Scientific program


Simulation Centers
     Meeting Corners
     Hands-on boxes


How to register


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During registration you will be able to register for additional activities organized during or just before the Symposium.