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PUBLISHING & ACCESSING INFORMATION: KEYS TO IMPROVING ICU CARE?

PUBLISHING & ACCESSING INFORMATION: KEYS TO IMPROVING ICU CARE?

PRESIDENT'S SESSION

This session delves into the role of information in shaping patient care at bedside. Whose responsibility is it to provide this information? What are the obstacles? What role does technology play in information gathering and dissemination? Just a few of questions to be answered in this forward-looking session featuring a number of top presenters.

Chaired by ESICM President Jean-Daniel Chiche and President-elect Daniel De Backer, this session opens with a presentation from Jean-Daniel Chiche: Access to medical journals: A duty for scientific societies. In his presentation he will highlight the responsibility of organisations, such as ESICM, to provide easy access to publications, (as it does with Intensive Care Medicine and ICMx) to its members. 

"Provision of access to intensive care research - both experimental and clinical is a key responsibility of societies such as ESICM. This access is paramount for ICM professionals to advance in their specialty and ultimately to positively impact patient outcomes." 

In his presentation The promise of open access journals: An impossible rendez-vous, JAMA Editor-In-Chief Howard Bauchner explores the issues involved with the push towards open access.

While he credits open access as an important intellectual initiative, that has enjoyed substantial growth, he cautions against an over zealous push to "all open access". Both the business model and some of the ethical issues will be discussed. 

"Open-access is “here to stay” but there may be other evolving intellectual and business models that may also develop in medical publishing..."

Editor -In-Chief of the Intensive Care Medicine journal, Elie Azoulay weighs in next in his presentation: The virtual concept of the editorial line and Derek Angus discusses the influence of clinical trials in RCTs: The shorter path from study to bedside to community?.  The age-old language hurdle is the focus of Jordi Mancebo Cortes' presentation - Can you speak my language?

This interesting Thematic Session concludes with a look to the future led by ESICM NEXT Member Peter Schellongowski: 

Modern means of communication have revolutionised the way of exchanging data. Huge amounts of information from countless sources can now be accessed in almost every place and in virtually no time. Numerous web based technologies have become indispensable to ICU specialists by facilitating patient care and promoting research progress. However, finding a meaningful purpose for several applications or media modalities may (still?) be challenging for intensivists. Finally, some of the new technologies may even be associated with new problems, which we did not have before... 

In his presentation 21st century technology for an old problem: Get the information here & now!  Peter Schellongowski provides an overview on recent developments, opportunities, and emerging challenges in the context of Web 2.0 technologies relevant to intensive care specialists. 

A must-see session for any clinician interested in scientific information and how to access it!


Thematic Session ~ PRESIDENT'S SESSION: PUBLISHING AND ACCESSING INFORMATION TO IMPROVE ICU CARE 

29.09.2014, 16:00 – 18:00, room Barcelona

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