The programme will establish mentorship relations between ICM trainees or young specialists and international ICM experts.

To boost your career opportunities


ESICM NEXT trainees and young specialists, we are delighted to announce a new opportunity to boost your career opportunities, research productivity, and personal growth: The ICE-Mentoring Project.

Join the ICE-Mentoring Project & Become a mentee of an ESICM faculty member!

  • Get help with planning and conducting research projects
  • “Go international” by networking with your cross-border mentor and increase mobility in your work
  •  Get expert advice on your ICM training and career development

Participate in Ice Mentoring  Project

What exactly is ICE-Mentoring?

The programme will establish mentorship relations between ICM trainees or young specialists and international ICM experts. Experienced professionals will assist you to achieve your personal and professional goals, to realise your full potential, overcome hurdles, and to create your networks within the professional community.

Who can become an ICE-Mentee?

  • You must be an ESICM member, and
  • ICM trainee or within 5 years of specialisation, or
  • Young scientists (less than 35 years) with a research agenda in ICM.

Who are the ICE-Mentors?

  • Senior ICM researchers and clinicians from the ESICM faculty…here is the list of mentors.

Why should you become an ICE-Mentee?

Mentoring is an effective tool in medical training which positively impacts on your

  • Research productivity
  • Career choices
  • Successful clinical practice
  • Career satisfaction, and
  • Personal development


  • You must be an ESICM member, and
  • ICM trainee or within 5 years of specialisation, or
  • Young scientists (less than 35 years old) with a research agenda in ICM.


Applications are now closed.

  • Letter of motivation (300 words)
  • Curriculum vitae, including your ESICM membership number
  • Certificate of training status/specialisation
  • Contact of local supervisor
  • List of publications (optional)
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)

How does the matching work?

  • ICE-Mentors will create a concise profile on their professional +/- personal background.
  • You may apply for up to three ICE-Mentors to increase the likelihood of being chosen.
  • ICE-Mentors choose their ICE-Mentee according to the application documents.


  • Applications are now closed.
  • For any question, please contact:

What are the “rules”?

The primary aim of the programme is to support ICE-Mentees engaged in research. However, you and your mentor will be allowed to define the specific contents and perimeters of your mentorship. There are only few general requirements for your mentorship:

  • You must come from different countries.
  • You must define a tangible goal or purpose of the mentorship, e.g. help with a specific research project, publication, or grant application, learning certain techniques, planning and conducting joint projects, support mobility, or general counselling concerning training and career development.*
  • You will define the minimum/maximum length of the programme, which may end after the goal is reached, but must not be shorter than one year in any case.
  • You will choose the frequency of your meetings (with a minimum of 4 per year).
  • You will define the method of your meetings: online or in person.

*If the mentorship is about a research project at your institution, which requires approval of the local ethical committee, your local supervisor will have to formally accept your participation in the programme.


Peter Schellongowski:The Rationale for Mentoring (10/2014)

In this icTV interview, NEXT Committee Member Peter Schellongowski discusses the rationale for mentoring from the perspective of a mentor and a mentee and updates us on a new, novel initiative from the NEXT Committee: the NEXT ICE Mentoring Project.

Peter Schellongowski: ICE-Mentoring Update (5/2015)

Peter Schellongowski updates us on the newest initiative from NEXT for trainees and young specialists training in intensive care medicine.

List of NEXT ICE-Mentors

Name Country Key Words  CV
Andrej Michalsen Germany
  • Clinical ethics
  • Ethical reasoning
  • End-of-life care
Charles L. Sprung Israel
  • Sepsis
  • Ethics
  • Excellence
Charlotte Summers United Kingdom
  • Neutrophil-endothelial cell interactions
  • Inflammation
  • ARDS
  • PneumoniaMetabolomics
Kenneth B. Christopher United States
  • ICU survivors
  • Metabolomics
  • Nutrition
David Menon United Kingdom
  • Head injury
  • PET
  • fMRI
Didier Payen France
  • Clinical trials
  • Inflammation monitoring
  • Proteomics
  • Genomics
  • Immunodpression
Diederik van Dijk The Netherlands
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Cognitive decline
  • Outcomes
Elisa R Zanier Italy
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Brain protection
  • Brain repair
Fabio Silvio TACONE Belgium
  • Antibiotics
  • Sepsis
  • Microcirculation
  • Brain
  • Monitoring
Freda DeKeyser Ganz Israel
  • End of Life
  • Palliative Care
  • Ethics in the ICU
  • Inter-Professional Collaboration and Communication
  • Evidence Based Nursing Practice
Geert Meyfroidt Belgium
  • Neuro-intensive care
  • Endocrinology
  • Delirium
Geeta Mehta Canada
  • Opioid/Sedative administration in the ICU
  • Neuromuscular blockers
  • Delirium
  • Opioid withdrawal
  • Physical restraint in the ICU
  • Sleep in the ICU
  • Post-ICU psychological and cognitive morbidity
  • The patient experience
  • The family experience
Geoff Bellingan United Kingdom
  • ARDS
  • Inflammation
  • Leadership
Giovanni Landoni Italy
  • Organ protection
  • Mortality reduction
Jan Bakker The Netherlands
  • Haemodynamics
  • Ethics
  • Tissue Oxygenation
Jean-François Timsit France
  • Severe Infectious diseases
  • Infection
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
Jordi Rello Spain
  • Pneumonia
  • Severe Sepsis
  • Antibiotic/Antifungal Stewardship
Karin Amrein Austria
  • Vitamin D
  • Glucose control
  • Fracture
  • Communication
  • Women, RCT
  • New media
Katie Lane United Kingdom
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Organ Crosstalk
  • ICM Pharmacology
Lukasz J. Krzych Poland
  • Cardiac
  • Neuropsychiatric
  • Haemostasis
Michael Joannidis Austria
  • AKI
  • Biomarkers
Peter Schellongowski Austria
  • Cancer
  • Haematology
  • Extracorporeal gas exchange
Ricard Ferrer Spain
  • Sepsis
  • Nosocomial infections
  • Quality improvement
Sameer Jog India
  • Tropical Diseases
  • Resource limited ICU
  • ARDS
Steve Harris United Kingdom
  • Risk models
  • Observational research
  • Health informatics
Steve Webb Australia
  • Intensive Care Medicine
  • Clinical Trials
Theodoros Kyprianou Cyprus
  • Data Management in ICU
  • Tele-Medicine
  • Educational Platforms
  • CoBaTrICE
  • Ultrasound applications
Valentin Fuhrmann Germany
  • Critically ill patients with liver diseases
  • Extracorporeal therapies
  • Pharmacokinetics