Managing Pneumonia in ICU

Location: ESICM Brussels Training Centre (19 Rue Belliard – 1040 Brussels)
Dates: May 28 – 29, 2018

Course Director: Jan De Waele (Professor, Dept. of Critical Care Medicine/ Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium; Sr. Clinical Investigator – FWO – Research Foundation Flanders; Infection section Chair, ESICM; Past-President, Belgian Society of Intensive Care Medicine)

Endorsement: This Master Class is endorsed by the Infection (INF) Section, ESICM.

This edition of the course is FULLY BOOKED!

Managing Pneumonia in the ICU is a 2-day master class that employs the flipped classroom technique, with online pre-course study and in-class time dedicated to open debates, case-based discussions, quizzes & polling, problem-oriented group works, rapid fire sessions based on clinical scenarios, takeaways & next-actions.
Managing Pneumonia in ICU, Brussels, Belgium, 28/05/2018-29/05/2018 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 11 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Key Reasons to Attend

  • Meet leading experts and get up-to-date on all aspects of pneumonia as well new developments in its management
  • Participate in a highly interactive course
  • Exchange best practice and network with peers and experts

Course Objectives

  • To review the challenges in diagnosis and classification of pneumonia
  • To understand international guidelines and use them in clinical practice
  • To appreciate the principles of empirical antibiotic therapy in respiratory infections
  • To understand and implement the elements of antibiotic stewardship
  • To recognise the role of non-bacterial respiratory infections in the critically ill

Programme Content

  • Basic concepts including definitions, microbiology and diagnosis
  • Preventive strategies and managing the risk of MDR involvement
  • Empirical and directed antibiotic therapy as well as new technologies and adjunctive therapies
  • Antibiotic stewardship essentials – antibiotic dosing, duration, streamlining
  • Non-bacterial pulmonary infections

Who should attend this course?

  • Senior intensivists wanting a comprehensive refresher course
  • Intensive care medicine and internal medicine MDs with a keen interest in infections in the ICU
  • Researchers seeking to comprehend the clinical perspective in pneumonia management


  • Thanks to the unrestricted educational grant from MSD


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