ESICM is the sole official provider of the European Diploma in Intensive Care (EDIC), its examinations and preparation.

The pandemic has brought more disruption in our lives than ever before. To overcome all the new barriers and meet the needs of our healthcare community, we have digitalized all our educational events. Interaction, critical thinking, learner empowerment are only a few key elements we have carefully considered in our educational strategy. In this context, the traditional Postgraduate Refresher Course becomes the Digital EDIC I Preparation Course (DEDICATE).

Course directors

Lennie DERDE MD, Intensive Care Centre, University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands; Chair of Clinical Training Committee, ESICM

Nathan D. NIELSEN MD, M.Sc., FCCM Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, United States; Editorial Board and Sepsis Section Editor, ESICM Academy


Live virtual


Live course: February 24 & March 3, 2022

Registrations for the Digital EDIC I Preparation Course (Spring 2022) will open soon.

  • This is the official ESICM EDIC I Preparation Course
  • Led by key experts from the Education and Training Committee and experienced EDIC examiners
  • This course includes EXCLUSIVE access to the online EDIC I Preparation course*, which includes a mock exam with EDIC-style MCQs
  • Tips on how to pass the exam, including guidance on educational materials and other resources to best prepare for the EDIC I exam

  • To understand the objective and format of the exam
  • To guide on the resources available
  • To motivate and engage the participants in the learning process (self-study and LIVE virtual sessions)
  • To evaluate progress and provide tailored support where required
  • To understand the practicalities of the exam

  • Candidates preparing for the EDIC I exam or a similar standardised exam

*Note: This exclusive and time-limited access is only available to paid registrants of DEDICATE 2021 on the ESICM Academy. There are limited spaces available for this session.

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