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 of 2021. 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).

DEDICATE 2021 course programme, as described below, will combine LIVE virtual sessions with self-study components.

March 8th – March 31st, 2021: Registration period

April 1st – April 7th, 2021: Course pre-test

April 12th, 2021 – 15:30-18:00 CEST – Live webinar

  • Welcome
  • EDIC Part I for first takers: scope, breadth and width and format of the exam
  • How to set individual learning goals: looking together on the EDIC blueprint
  • Introducing the ESICM Academy
  • Opening the online course, Q&A

April 9th – April 21st, 2021: Self-study, topic: Respiratory and Haemodynamic

April 22nd, 2021 – 15:30-17:00 CEST – Live webinar ABC

  • Practice tricky MCQs from the past on haemodynamics and respiratory
  • Questions from the audience + whiteboard explanations

April 23rd – May 5th, 2021: Self-study, topic: Infections, Sepsis, Neuro and Metabolism

May 6th, 2021 – 15:30-17:00 CEST – Live webinar

  • Practice tricky MCQs from the past on infections, sepsis, neuro and metabolism
  • Questions from the audience + whiteboard explanations

May 7th – May 12th, 2021: Self-study & mock exam on the Academy

May 14th, 2021 – 15:30-17:00 CEST – Live webinar (wrap-up and feedback from participants)

June 7th, 2021 – EDIC Part I exam and closing of the online classroom

Key Reasons to Attend

  • 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

Course Content

  • 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

Who should attend this course? 

  • 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.

Further questions? Contact us at (and at for the EDIC exam )