Managing Pneumonia in ICU (not scheduled for 2019)

Location: ESICM Brussels Training Centre (19 Rue Belliard – 1040 Brussels)

Master Class 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.

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.

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


  • 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 master class?

  • 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


Highlights from the 2018 edition

The 2nd edition of the Managing Pneumonia in the ICU Master Class has just wrapped up. A total of 9 experts and 39 participants from 14 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:

“Great study format!!!”
“Excellent topic pick-up and overall information presented in a different and integrative way through clinical cases and involvement of the participants“
“Very friendly and inspiring atmosphere”
“Innovating pedagogy”
“Interaction with the presenters and participants from other countries”
“Many thanks. This course represents a lot of new things for me; new pedagogic approaches that were really useful and also the mind maps – this I have never done and I have to say they were fantastic.”
“The best course ever had”

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