Collaborative Centres of Expertise in Intensive Care

In the current contextual challenges, ESICM has created two complementary practical training tracks to ensure the full development of competencies required in Intensive Care. 

The first practical training track includes hands-on and simulations completed by fellowships granted in European Centres of Expertise in Intensive Care.

The second practical training track immerses learners via Virtual Reality in realistic ICU settings, where they can experience clinical bedside cases, with pathophysiological and technical deep-dive sessions. In this manner, learners meet virtually a team of international experts hosted by European ICU Expert Centres and further fine-tune their skills. This dual approach assures maximum knowledge retention and skills development for our Intensive Care Community.

We hereby acknowledge all centres and experts for their invaluable support and help with the development and delivery of Intensive Care training in today’s challenging context. Together we are Intensive Care!

Virtual Reality Experience (VRE) Projects

Advanced IC Echocardiography

VRE Centre: Dupuytren Teaching Hospital, Medical-surgical Intensive Care Unit, Limoges, France

Local experts: Philippe VIGNON and his local team

External expert: Antoine HERPAIN, Department of Intensive Care & Experimental Laboratory of Intensive Care, Erasme University Hospital ULB, Brussels, Belgium

C19_SPACE

VRE Centre: Humanitas Research Hospital & Mario Luzzatto Simulation Centre, Humanitas University, Rozzano (Milano), Italy

Local experts:

  • Stefania BRUSA
  • Giacomo COPPALINI
  • Massimiliano GRECO
  • Angelo MILANI
  • Sofia SPANO

External expert:

  • Marta Velia ANTONINI, ECMO Team – AUSL Romagna; Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neural Sciences, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
  • Federico BARRA, “Maggiore della Carità” University Hospital; SIMNOVA Simulation Center, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy
  • Victoria Anne BENNETT, Queen Victoria Hospital, United Kingdom
  • Carole BOULANGER, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
  • Lennie DERDE, University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Jonathan DOWNHAM, United Hospitals Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Frantisek DUSKA, Charles University and FNKV University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Alessandro GALAZZI, Foundation IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy
  • Martina GASSNER, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
  • Patricia MCCREADY, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
  • Johannes MELLINGHOFF, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Stefan SCHALLER, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

ECMO

VRE Centre: University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium

Local experts:

  • Dieter DAUWE
  • Leen VERCAEMST (EuroElso)
  • Local team

General IC Ultrasound

VRE Centre: Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Germany

Local experts:

  • Claudia SPIES
  • Stefan SCHALLER
  • Oliver HUNSICKER
  • Agustin LIOTTA
  • Frederike HARTMANN

External experts:

  • Adrian WONG, King’s College Hospital, United Kingdom
  • Ahmed ZAHER, Oxford University hospitals NHS foundation trust, United Kingdom

Haemodynamics

VRE Centre: Medical Intensive Care Unit, Bicêtre Hospital, AP-HP | Paris-Saclay University, France

Local experts:

  • Xavier MONNET
  • Christopher LAI
  • Local team

External experts:

  • Karima ALOUAZEN, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Michelle CHEW, Linköping University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden
  • Antonio MESSINA, Humanitas Clinical and Research Center – IRCCS, Rozzano (Milano), Italy

Mechanical Ventilation

VRE Centre: University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium

Local expert: Greet HERMANS

External experts:

  • Guillaume CARTEAUX, APHP – Henri Mondor University Hospital & Paris Est Créteil University, France
  • Rémi COUDROY, CHU de Poitiers & Université de Poitiers, France
  • Martin DRES, APHP. Sorbonne University & Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, France
  • Lise PIQUILLOUD IMBODEN, Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland

Renal Replacement Therapy

VRE Centre: Bicêtre Hospital, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Paris-Saclay University Hospitals, France

External experts:

  • Karima ALOUAZEN, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Silvia DE ROSA, Centre for Medical Sciences – CISMed, University of Trento, Italy
  • Marlies OSTERMANN, Guy’s & St Thomas Hospital, London, United Kingdom
  • Thomas RIMMELÉ, Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Edouard Herriot Hospital, Lyon, France
  • Antoine SCHNEIDER, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), Lausanne, Switzerland

Fellowships

AKI Pathway

Fellowship Centres & Mentors

  • Contrà San Bortolo 16 Ospedale, Vicenza, Italy – Silvia DE ROSA and the local team
  • Galway University Hospital, Galway, Ireland – Bairbre MCNICHOLAS and the local team
  • Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium – Eric HOSTE, Hannah SCHAUBROECK, Wim VANDENBERGHE and the local team
  • Guy’s & St Thomas Hospital, London, United Kingdom – Marlies OSTERMANN and the local team
  • Hôpital Edouard Herriot, Lyon, France – Thomas RIMMELÉ and the local team
  • Medizinische Universität Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria – Michael JOANNIDIS and the local team
  • South-Pest Central Hospital, Budapest, Hungary – Ilona BOBEK and the local team
  • University Hospital Münster, Münster, Germany – Melanie MEERSCH, Alex ZARBOCK and the local team

NEXT ARDS

Fellowship Centres & Mentors

  • Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin Campus Mitte, Germany – Stefan SCHALLER, Steffen WEBER-CARSTENS, Martin RUß and the local team
  • Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona, Spain – Ricard FERRER ROCA, Andrés F. PACHECO REYES and the local team
  • Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, France – Alain COMBES, Matthieu SCHMIDT and the local team
  • Medical University of Vienna, Austria – Peter SCHELLONGOWSKI, Thomas STAUDINGER and the local team

Nutrition Pathway

Fellowship Centres & Mentors

  • Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin Campus Mitte, Germany – Stefan SCHALLER, Steffen WEBER-CARSTENS and the local team
  • Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden – Olav ROOYACKERS and the local team
  • University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium – Michael CASAER, Jan GUNST and the local team

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