Format: Virtual

Master Class Director:

Michelle CHEW MD, PhD, Professor Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Linköping University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden

Xavier MONNET MD, PhD, Professor of Intensive Care, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Bicêtre Hospital, Paris-Saclay University Hospitals, Paris, France; Chair Cardiovascular Dynamics Section, ESICM

Endorsement: The Master Class is endorsed by the Cardiovascular Dynamics Section, ESICM.

The master class on Haemodynamics provides participants with a solid view of the field of cardiovascular physiology and haemodynamic monitoring in the ICU. A high level of interaction is the core feature of these 3 days of learning. This will be guaranteed thanks to interactive lectures, focus sessions, case-based discussions, gamification and immersive learning through virtual reality. Due to the current uncertain context, the master class has been re-formatted into virtual training, making use of agile virtual environments and responsive, innovative solutions. Join us in this new adventure!

After registering for the event, ensure you access the pre-course materials available for study in the dedicated online classroom on the ESICM Academy.

Please note that ONLY registered participants can access the dedicated classroom.

Social media: @ESICM #haemo

Haemodynamics, Brussels, Belgium, 06/04/2022-08/04/2022 has been granted 18 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®).

  • Build upon your knowledge of cardiovascular haemodynamics and your personal experience at the bedside through interactive and white board lectures, workshops and video analysis
  • Share knowledge with experts & peers and debate cases with common pathologies such as sepsis, post-operative haemodynamic instability, left- and right heart failure, trauma, pulmonary embolism
  • Get an overview of current haemodynamic monitoring technologies

  • Frank Starling and Guyton physiology at the bedside
  • Pulmonary Circulation
  • Filling Pressures: CVP and PAOP
  • Arterial Blood Pressure monitoring: non invasive, invasive and pulse pressure analysis
  • Cardiac output monitoring: PAC and less invasive devices. Using CO monitors to improve tissue perfusion
  • Oxygen Demand/Supply Balance
  • Recognition of Shock and Use of Perfusion markers: lactate, SvO2, ScvO2, PCO2v-a difference
  • Heart Lung Interaction and Dynamic Indices of Preload
  • Interventricular Dependence

  • Cardiovascular physiology: CO/VR, physiology and manipulation
  • Shock: definition and recognition
  • Echo Assessment
  • Assessing and Predicting Fluid Responsiveness
  • PAC and Less Invasive Volumetric Monitoring
  • Microcirculation and Tissue Oxygenation & Perfusion
  • Haemodynamic Optimisation on High Risk Surgical Patient
  • ARDS and Haemodynamic Effect of Ventilation
  • Haemodynamics specific to Extracorporeal Life Support and/or Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Clinical and Perfusion Assessment

This e-master class programme is particularly suitable for trainees in their first years of training in intensive care medicine or specialists that want to refresh their knowledge on these topics.

Our special thanks

Highlights of previous editions


This year’s virtual edition saw a total of 14 experts and 100 participants from 37 countries immersed in haemodynamics thanks to the wide variety of interactive formats employed: from lectures and focus to interviews and clinical scenarios through 2D Virtual Reality.

  • I wish I’d done this years ago! 
  • An amazing and really high-level Master Class
  • A great honour to learn from you. Thank you very much for such amazing lectures.
  • Thank you so much for organising! ESICM is really an amazing source for intensivists all over the world.

2021 – November

Thanks to its incredible success, we held a second, virtual edition of the Haemodynamic Monitoring Master Class! A total of 14 experts and 78 participants from 26 countries engaged in this highly interactive course.

  • Thanks to all professors and the organizers and all the participants for this amazing course
  • Despite world time, I learnt a lot, that was so good to improve my knowledge about hemodynamics, thanks a lot
  • Thank you so much for 3 great days!
  • Thanks to all, I learned a lot

2021 – April

Despite the uncertain context, the third edition of the Haemodynamic Monitoring Master Class has just wrapped up, this time virtually! A total of 11 experts and 83 participants from 25 countries engaged in interactive activities and case-based discussions. Here are some of their comments on this innovative educational format:

  • Thank you very much to all the excellent faculty and all participants, I learnt a lot.
  • Excellent masterclass as always!
  • Thank you Master Speakers! Thank you all! Great experience!
  • It was an amazing Master Class with high-level of knowledge with top experts


The 2nd edition of the Haemodynamic Monitoring Master Class has just wrapped up. A total of 13 experts and 54 participants from 19 countries came together for 3 days at the ESICM Training Centre in Brussels. Here are some of their comments on what they liked best about their experience:

  • Everything went well. Excellent organisation and speakers, with great proximity between all the participants.
  • Opportunity to learn very closely from world experts on haemodynamics. The structural progression from basic to advanced concepts.
  • Experts bringing together physiology with evidence; motivated team; a combination of lecture, group work, hands-on
  • The friendly, open environment to have different opinions and be respected. Talks about physiology and up to date clinical approaches !!! Great. The class was a big kick-off to make better step towards the clinical practice and treatment of seriously sick patients.
  • Its clinical relevance
  • Perfect balance between theoretical sessions and hands-on! Q&A with papers was very efficient because many people don’t like to speak.


The 1st edition of the Haemodynamic Monitoring Master Class has just wrapped up. A total of 14 experts and 51 participants from 22 countries came together for 2 days at the ESICM Training Centre in Brussels. Here are some of their comments on what they liked best about their experience:

  • Excellent speakers!
  • Practical simulation workshops with manikins and web-based interactive case scenarios
  • Leading expert presence, Interactivity, Clinical cases discussions, Simulation scenarios
  • High degree of clinical applicability of the presented material
  • Personally I would have liked more time practicing with the echocardiography mannequin