European Perioperative Intensive Care Curriculum

Location: ESICM Brussels Training Centre (19 Rue Belliard – 1040 Brussels)
Dates: April 8-9, 2019

Master Class Directors:
Ib JAMMER MD, PhD, DESA, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Haukeland University Hospital, Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway; Chair, Perioperative Intensive Care (POIC) Section, ESICM

Bernardo BOLLEN PINTO MD, PhD Department of Anaesthesia, Pharmacology and Intensive Care, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland, NEXT Committee, ESICM

Endorsement: The European Perioperative Intensive Care Curriculum is endorsed by the Perioperative Intensive Care (POIC) Section, ESICM

Save the Date! Registration opens on December 6, 2018.

This Master Class focuses on hard and soft skills required to set up an efficient patient flow management, manage the high-risk surgical patient optimally before, during and after surgery, identify barriers and propose interventions, handle complications and difficult communication situations.


Long lectures are OUT! Active participation is IN! This master class will employ techniques that encourage maximum learning, participation and knowledge retention, through a blended learning methodology with pre-course online study and face to face practical sessions. Join us in Brussels for an engaging educational experience including peer to peer round table discussions, jigsaw group activities, roleplays, mind webs, hands-on stations and open space sessions dedicated to specific subjects of interest for you.
Key Reasons to attend
  • Meet a multidisciplinary panel of international experts
  • Be part of a unique competence-based training delivered to meet specific educational needs in Perioperative Medicine
  • Interact with experts and peers and boost learning through active participation on relevant pre, peri and post-operative topics
  • An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event


  • To understand the place of ICU in Perioperative Medicine
  • To review major perioperative complications (cardiac, pulmonary, renal and delirium)
  • To learn how to implement efficiently a perioperative pathway for high risk surgical patients (HRSP)
  • To optimise resources for HRSPs
  • To seize the opportunity to learn to use different devices which best fit the needs of your patients
  • To boost your communication skills in difficult situations

Programme Content

  • Perioperative complications
  • Enhanced care services and resources
  • Perioperative patient flow management
  • How to avoid intubation – decision-making and contact with devices
  • Perioperative fluid therapy and other haemodynamic interventions: strengths & limitations, contact with devices
  • Communication and workplace safety in a multi-professional environment

Who should attend this master class?

  • Junior, nurses and allied healthcare professionals with a special interest in enhanced care services and perioperative care

Group registration

  • ESICM offers a 20% discount for 2 or more participants from the same medical centre. For more details contact directly

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