Advanced Course in Intensive Care Nephrology (ICN) – Beyond Basic

This one and a half day course is developed in collaboration between ESICM and the BASIC group. The course has several components: Pre and post course MCQ tests, a course manual, structured lectures and skill stations. The course level is set to fit the experienced trainees in intensive care, but can also be of interest as a refresher course.


The course covers following topics in a mixture of didactic lectures and hands-on/skill-stations:

  • AKI epidemiology and outcome,
  • AKI definitions staging and diagnosis,
  • Anatomy and physiology,
  • Chronic renal failure,
  • Rhabdomyolysis and AKI,
  • Sepsis and AKI,
  • Urosepsis,
  • Urolithiasis,
  • Drug dosing in AKI,
  • Continous renal replacement therapy,
  • Intermittent haemodialysis, and
  • Peritoneal dialysis.

The course instructors are all experienced intensivists and have previously taught the course: Francesca Rubulotta, Pascale Gruber, Hans Flaatten, Lui Forni, Doris Doberenz, Marlies Ostermann and Ivan Hayes.