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

Format: Pre-congress course, LIVES 2023 (Milan, Italy)
Date: October 22, 2023

The EDIC II Preparation Course was developed to support candidates in their preparation for the exam with practical examples of exam formats. While the course does not cover critical care content, it focuses on giving you support and getting you ready for the exam day.


Jerome COCKINGS MD, Intensive Care Unit, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Reading, UK


  • Morten BESTLE MD PhD, Department of Anaesthesiology, Nordsjællands Hospital, Hillerød, Denmark
  • Olaf BOENISCH MD, Department of Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Center, Harmburg, Germany
  • Frantisek DUSKA MD, PhD, AFICM, EDIC, Associate Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at FNKV University Hospital in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Pascale GRUBER MBBS, MRCP, FRCA, FICM, EDIC, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom
  • Jonathan HUGHES MD, Department of Intensive Care, Royal Berkshire Hospital Reading, United Kingdom
  • David LODAHL MD, Anaesthesia Unit, Aarhus University Hospital, Århus, Denmark 
  • Marco MAGGIORINI MD, Professor & Chair of the Medical Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Paulo MAIA MD, Department of Intensive Care at Hospital Santo Antonio, Porto, Portugal
  • Alexandru NICA MD, Medico-surgical ICU, Compiègne Noyon Hospital, Compiègne, France
  • Hynek RIHA MD, DEAA, Consultant in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Rajnish SAHA MD, Clinical Service Group Lead – Critical Care Medicine, Clinical Lead for Organ Donation, The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, Harlow, United Kingdom
  • Christian SITZWOHL MD, Department of Anesthesiology and General Intensive Care, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Pieter Roel TUINMAN MD PhD, Department of Intensive Care at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Petr WALDAUF MD PhD, Department of Anaesthesia and Int. Care Med, Charles University, 3rd Faculty of Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Carl WALDMANN MD, Department of Intensive Care at Royal Berkshire Hospital Reading, United Kingdom

  • This is the official ESICM EDIC Preparation Course
  • Led by experienced EDIC examiners
  • Sit the mock examination and receive feedback from examiners
  • Receive tips on how to pass the exam, including guidance on educational materials and other resources to best prepare for the Part II EDIC exam

  • Computer-based Assessment on Curves, Biochemistry and Imaging
  • Clinical Case Scenarios on Medical and Cardiothoracic topics
  • Mock exams in small groups

  • EDIC Candidates who want to improve their chance of success

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