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Managing Pneumonia in the ICU

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


In this one and a half day course, participants will get an up-to-date, complete and in-depth review of all aspects of pneumonia in the critically ill. Top experts in different areas of infection management will provide state of the art lectures and discuss real life cases with the participants. Recently updated guidelines have been published, and practical implications of these will be discussed.
Course Director Jan De Waele discusses “Managing Pneumonia in the ICU – State of the Art”:

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 including round tables, open debates, clinical cases & problem-solving sessions
  • 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


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