Division of Professional Development

The Division of Professional Development (DPD) via the Education & Training Committee is in charge of developing and promoting the educational and training programme of ESICM.
This entails coordinating the efficient and effective work of CoBaTrICE, e-Learning Committee, the Master Classes driven by the Clinical Training Committee, as well as the European Diploma in advanced intensive care EchoCardiography (EDEC) and the European Diploma in Intensive Care (EDIC).
The Committee also has an advisory role within the Society, which includes advice to the Congress Committee on the educational and competency tracks of the Annual Congress.

European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine

EDIC is offered to candidates who have successfully completed two standardised exit exams (MCQs and OSCE). These exams are continuously updated to reflect current skills, attitude, competencies and knowledge necessitated for intensive care practice.

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European Diploma in EchoCardiography

EDEC is offered to candidates who have met the set requirements of competency in advanced critical care echocardiography.


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Monthly Webinars
NEXT Webinars
N&AHP Webinars

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e-Modules (former PACT Programme)
Online Exam Preparation Courses
Blended Learning Pathways

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ESICM Master Classes in Intensive Care

In addition to the Master Classes included in the educational programme at the LIVES annual congress, ESICM offers one and two day Master Classes linked to competencies defined in CoBaTrICE. Designed for doctors training in intensive care and as a refresher for the intensive care specialists, these courses are interactive and include a combination of short lectures, small group tutorials, and practical workshops.

These Classes are available as an educational resource for ESICM members and can be organised in collaboration with National Societies.

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Career Development

Advance your career through certification exams, training grants and fellowships.

Fellowship Programme

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Educational Pathway

Create your own learning pathway based on your specific interests!

The first personalised educational pathway we offer is focused on a key area of intensive care, Infection (INF). This Continuous Professional Development programme connects all the elements of learning and training offered by ESICM and participants can benefit additionally from personal tutoring and certification by ESICM… 

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Further information and documents can be found at www.cobatrice.org



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CoBaTrICE is an international Competency Based Training programme in Intensive Care Medicine.
The ultimate aims of CoBaTrICE are:
  • To assure a high quality level education in intensive care medicine (ICM)
  • To harmonise training in ICM without interfering with national specific regulations
  • To allow for free movement of ICM professionals across Europe

CoBaTrICE is in a state of continuous evolution and we welcome your suggestion and comments about this programme.

This project has been funded by the European Commission Leonardo da Vinci programme (2003-2010).


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