ESICM opening ceremony #LIVES2017

The ESICM meeting traditionally opens on the Sunday evening, with a plenary speech and ceremony.  This year was in Vienna so clearly classical music was going to be involved- A quartet of violins wading through the audience, with drum beats behind! (see this short periscope clip!)

There was a great talk on psychological safety from Amy Edmondson (her TED talk is viewable here) and Peter Suter the first ever president explained the history of ESICM (“ESICM 1982-2017: From pampers to maturity and excellence”).  Members can view these opening ceremony talks in full here.

All the past presidents of ESICM were present as to celebrates 35 years of the society.  They did a special jigsaw on the stage to celebrate!