The upcoming congress LIVES 2016 will be held in Milan, Italy - October 1-5, 2016.


Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to welcome you, on behalf of the both the Executive and Congress Committees of ESICM to LIVES 2016, the 29th Annual Congress of the Society, which will be held on 1-5 October, 2016 at MiCo-Milan.

LIVES 2015 in Berlin was a phenomenal success, with 5500 participants from 97 countries participating in 12 parallel tracks, 10 Post-Graduate courses, 1 NEXT Day, 16 LIVES Interactive Debates, 2276 presentations featuring 296 Faculty members, as well as 83 active exhibitors, 18 Industry Sponsored sessions and 1173 submitted abstracts! Once again we offered more scientific content than ever with three dedicated clinical trials sessions, which featured the first presentation of data from 18 recent trials in the ICU and new daily interactive debates hosted by top international experts from across the field of intensive care and emergency medicine.

We recognise that our large delegation of international expert faculty members and original scientific programme ensure that ESICM’s annual congresses are well known and respected in the world, but we are not content to rest on our laurels. We strive each year to innovate and constantly add new features, which will optimise the congress experience for both participants and our industrial partners. LIVES 2016 in Milan is posed to meet and even surpass all expectations!

The recent launch of our brand new e-LIVES platform represents one important new online interactive tool that aims to extend the benefits of our congress beyond the usual five days: e-LIVES provides a platform for ICM professionals to access all elements of the congress (including webcasts of the presentations, and an online interactive exhibition) not just at the meeting, but throughout the year. In addition to our highly popular ePoster Corners, Smartphone application (for all devices - Apple, Android, Windows), interactive voting system, e-Area, LIVES Interactive Debates, e-LIVES strengthens ESICM’s position as a modern, response professional society that educates and connects the world of intensive care!

Also, in addition to the NEXT Lounge’s parallel scientific programme and e-Posters Corners, at LIVES 2016 in Milan, we plan to bring even more interactivity to our exhibition area (watch this space for more details!)

We hope that you are as excited as we are for the opening of early registration for LIVES 2016… (More details to come in April!)

Be sure to SAVE THE DATES October 1-5 and share the details with friends and colleagues!

Warm regards,

Daniel De Backer               Jozef Kesecioglu
President, ESICM               Chair, Division of Scientific Affairs

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