The NEXT committee and its members play a pivotal role in the success of the ESICM’s annual congress, LIVES.

What is our goal at LIVES 2017 in Vienna?

  • Unite and represent the young generation of intensive care physicians
  • Assess the needs of young intensivists and provide a platform for information and exchange
  • Adapt educational resources and congress programmes to the needs of our generation
  • Provide a day devoted to young intensivists within the annual international LIVES congress with a focus on practical topics that can improve daily clinical practice and further promote research networking (In 2017: EMCO!)
  • Enlarge and empower the young community of ESICM

Explore the NEXT programme

Discover more details about all of the specially-designed activities of NEXT at our upcoming LIVES annual congress in Vienna, visit the dedicated pages… 


DAY 2017

Date: Sunday 24th Sept
Topic: ECMO

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Debates, Research, Meet the experts
2025: the future of Intensive Care

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ICM research: everything you need for a cracking start!

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Demonstrate your skills
and obtain expertise recognised

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Sunday 24th September



ECLS from A to O

  • Refractory hypoxemia: therapeutic strategies (Antonio Pesenti)
  • Haemodynamics on ECMO: what happens on pump? (Jan Bakker)
  • Weaning from ECMO and ventilation (Giacomo Grasselli)
  • Ventilation on ECMO: tidal? peep? driving pressure? (Luciano Gattinoni)


Trouble shooting

  • Interactive A: Cases – how would you decide? (Didier Payen)
  • Interactive B: Complications to deal with? (Brijesh Patel)

Pro/con Debates

Explore the Full Programme for the ECMO PG Course at LIVES 2017 in Vienna!

Hot Topics

 E-CPR (Kjetil Sunde)
Coagulation, anticoagulation, haemotherapy (Dietmar Fries)
Low-flow devices (ECCO2R) (Marco Maggiorini)
ECMO: Only in (specialised) centres? (Dirk Donker)
End-of-life decisions on ECMO: Ethical considerations (Jozef Kesecioglu)


The NEXT Lounge at the LIVES congress exhibition offers NEXT members a place to network, enjoy a parallel scientific programme and challenge themselves.

NEXT @ LIVES 2017 Activities – FULL Programme

NEXT Lounge


  • Opening reception
    Participants can visit the lounge following the opening session.
  • NEXT 2025: The future of intensive care
    Join the intensivists of tomorrow! Let’s shape the future of intensive care medicine together to keep pace with technology advancements and scientific discoveries!
  • NEXT debates
    Participate in provocative debates on intensive care with senior faculty members. Every day, 3 faculty members, 3 questions and trainees from all  over the world!
  • NEXT speaker in the hot seat
    Get a speaker from one of the coolest session of the day in the hot seat for a complementary talk with increased time for Q&A
  • NEXT meet the expert
    From theory to practice, ask everything you’ve ever wanted to know to real experts… anything!
  • NEXT research
    Interactive discussion  with International Experts in research methodology
  • NEXT intensive care training
    Don’t miss the opportunity to hear updates and share your view on training and education in intensive care medicine!


NEXT Research PG Course

The NEXT PG Course at the LIVES annual congress “ICM RESEARCH: EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR A CRACKING START!” offers a small group of 40 participants the opportunity to work alongside International Experts to improve their understanding of research methodology.

The core course is held on the Saturday prior to the congress, but it does not end there! The group also meets for daily interactive and practical lunch time sessions during the congress to provide delegates with the chance to test their new found knowledge and follow up with the presenters on any lingering questions regarding conducting research.

Who should register?

This course is particularly aimed at trainees and early career intensivists wishing to improve their understanding of research methodology and literature appraisal and publication. It would also be of interest to other intensivists and allied health professionals engaged in research.

Why participate in this course?

The content of the course will be tailored to the experience and interests of the delegates.

The delegate number is deliberately small, to create an informal and interactive atmosphere between the speakers and participants. So this course is perfect for young specialists who are interested in opportunities to meet and engage with faculty members.

Explore the  Programme for the NEXT PG Course at LIVES 2017

How to apply ?


application is closed


1. CV
Applicants are asked to provide a brief CV (2 sides A4) delineating teaching/lecturing activities.

2. Letter of recommendation
A letter of recommendation is required from a senior member of the candidate’s institution.

3. Structured letter of motivation
What makes a good lecturer? (100 words)
Why should the ESICM award you with the young teaching award? (100 words)

4. Proposed topic


The six highest scoring candidates will be selected as finalists. The selection panel decision is final.

Young Lecturer Award 2017 @LIVES2017

NEXT Young Lecturer Award


The Young Lecturer Award (YLA) has been formulated to showcase excellent examples of teaching among young intensive care professionals. It is a unique opportunity for intensive care professionals with an interest in education to demonstrate their skills and have their expertise recognised.


Who is eligible to apply for the YLA?
Intensive Care professionals with a demonstrable interest in critical care education who are ESICM members and < 40 years

  • Doctors
    who are specialising in intensive care medicine and have a minimum of 2 years clinical experience in intensive care
  • AHPs/nurses
    Experience as nurse/AHP for a minimum of 2 years in intensive care

What is necessary for application?
Interested ESICM members should complete and submit the application form (link here) during the registration period.
Additionally, applicants are required to provide a CV (2 pages), letter of recommendation and a structured letter of motivation.


  • Applicant has registered for conference (necessary pre-requisite to participate)
  • Applicant is member of ESICM (necessary prerequisite to participate)

Six finalists will be selected on their CV, teaching experience, letters of recommendation and application form. They will be invited to give a 20 minute presentation at the LIVES 2018 NEXT Lounge on Monday or Tuesday in English. Interaction with the audience is encouraged.

The title of the presentation will be on the theme of “The most important lesson for a first year ICM professional”. The finalists are allowed to decide on their preferred topic and will be asked to design and deliver the presentation.

A laptop, projector and blackboard will be provided.

The jury will consist of ESICM NEXT Committee members, congress faculty members and trainees.

The winner will be announced at a presentation during the congress by the ESICM President and he/she will receive free registration for LIVES 2019.