The aim of the NEXT committee is to connect and represent the younger generation of intensive care professionals, adapting the society’s resources and activities to meet their needs.

One of the objectives of the committee for this term is to increase the engagement of NEXT members in activities promoted by the Society. For this reason, the NEXT Clinical Case Contest and book project was born.

Applications are now closed


This initiative aims at exposing NEXT members, with little prior experience, to scientific writing. The supervision of a senior member of their team will be required to ensure the quality of the cases presented.

We expect to receive clinical cases from all over the world, written from intensivists with different speciality backgrounds and resources: an accurate representation of the diversity of Intensive Care Medicine.

Only ESICM NEXT members can participate.

The contestants will have to sign a good practice statement and a copyright transfer agreement to be eligible for participation. To ensure the quality of the clinical cases, a supervisor (fully certified intensivist) will take responsibility for the content through a signed statement.

A template for the clinical cases will be provided.

After the end of the submission period, the clinical cases will be evaluated by a jury composed of NEXT committee members, according to the published evaluation criteria. The “Best clinical cases” will be defined as those composing the upper quartile after scoring completion.

Winners will be notified by email by the end of July.

• The best 2 cases will be invited to present at LIVES 2023 as part of the faculty.
• The subsequent three best cases will receive free entry to LIVES 2023.
• All cases that meet the quality requirements will be welcomed to be part of a “Case book” as part of the Springer ESICM book series.

The best clinical cases will be published as chapters in the book “The Best Clinical Cases of the Year in Intensive Care Medicine”.

The authors of the cases will sign a Copyright Transfer Agreement and will be listed as authors of the corresponding case.

NEXT Committee members Ahmed Zaher, Andrea Ortiz and Laura Galarza, will be responsible for the publication of the book and will be listed as editors.

Please submit your application to