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

What are our goals at LIVES 2018 in Paris?

  • 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
  • Enlarge and empower the young community of ESICM



Blackboard Lectures, Happy Hours, Challenging Debates, & more…

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From big bang
to black holes

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Demonstrate your teaching expertise & win

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Everything you need
for a cracking start!

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Looking for Accommodation @ LIVES 2018? 

Welcome to ICaBed4U!

Are you looking for a place to stay in Paris during LIVES 2018?

Or perhaps you live in the Paris area & have extra space in your home to host someone attending the congress?

ICaBed4U has been created by ESICM, SRLF and SFAR for all nursing and allied health professionals and members in training looking to connect and share accommodation information for the upcoming annual congress 20-24 October 2018 at the Palais des Congrès.

Members can sign up as a host or a user, using our dedicated ICaBed4U Facebook group.
Click here to find or offer somewhere to stay!

ESICM is offering the hosts of the first 20 successful “matches” FREE entry to LIVES 2018!

Terms and Conditions

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

NEXT Lounge


  • Opening reception
    Kick off the congress with keynotes and surprises during the opening session
  • NEXT Happy Hour
    Connect with NEXT in the lounge following the opening session, and daily afternoons during the core congress
  • NEXT Blackboard Lectures
    Learn from experts daily
  • 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 Lunch Session & Quiz
  • NEXT My case reviewed by an expert
    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 Challenging debate
    Hot practical topics, interactive discussion with International experts
  • NEXT & DPD
    Audience’s choice on all topics concerning professional development
  • NEXT Young Lecturer Award presentations & awards

Sunday 21st October


ECMO: From big bang to black holes

Course Directors

  • Gennaro De Pascale, Consultant, NEXT congress representative
  • Björn Weiss, Consultant, Chair of ESICM NEXT

Course Content

  • Therapeutic strategies in refractory hypoxemia
  • Haemodynamics and ventilation on ECMO
  • Weaning from ECMO and ventilation
  • Complications, end-of-life decisions on ECMO
  • Coagulation, anticoagulation and haemotherapy
  • Low-flow devices and much more


For more information about registration, see the LIVES 2018 webpages.

Key Reasons to attend

• Get an up-to-date overview on the use of ECMO in the ICU
• Stay tuned for more hot topics in the field
• Participate in a highly interactive course, blending theory with clinical case discussions and debates
• Exchange best practice and network with leading experts and peers
• An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event


How to apply?


Applications for the 2018 YLA are now open until 7 October 2018. Click here to apply


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 2018 @LIVES2018

NEXT Young Lecturer Award

Applications for the 2018 YLA are now open until 7 October 2018. Click here to apply


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 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.

Saturday 20th October

NEXT Master Class

ICM research: Everything you need for a cracking start!

Course Directors

  • Stefan Schaller, senior physician intensive care, Department of Anaesthesiology, Klinikum rechts der Isar der TUM, Munich, Germany, NEXT Committee, ESICM
  • Burcin Halacli, Turkey; Ankara; (Intensivist, Consultant), NEXT and Research Committee member, ESICM

Course Content

  • Hypothesis, study design and target population
  • The team, grant writing, sample size calculation
  • Statistical analysis, randomisation strategies and alternatives, control groups, data collection and big data
  • Where and how to present and publish, answering reviewers’ comments
  • How ESICM and NEXT can help with your research


For more information about registration, see the LIVES 2018 webpages.

Key Reasons to attend

• Get up-to-date on how to successfully carry out a research project, from design and implementation, to analysis and presentation/publication
• Participate in a highly interactive course
• Exchange best practice and network with leading experts and peers
• An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event