Mechanical Ventilation – State of the Art

Location: ESICM Brussels Training Centre (19 Rue Belliard – 1040 Brussels)
June 5 – 7, 2018

Course Directors:
Jean-Daniel Chiche (Professor Medical Reanimation – Cochin Hospital, Paris Descartes University, France)
Davide Chiumello (Director Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, ASST Santi Paolo e Carlo, Health Science Department, University of Milan, Italy)
Claude Guérin (Professor Medical Reanimation, de la Croix Rousse University, Coordinator Medical Reanimation DES MIR & DESCQ Lyon, France)


Over three days, course directors Jean-Daniel Chiche, David Chiumello and Claude Guérin alongside top expert faculty will cover the State of the Art in Mechanical Ventilation in two parts encompassing five practical modules for learning.

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Key Reasons to Attend

  • Meet a high-level faculty
  • Be part of a unique, bench to bedside training experience that blends theory with practice, academic with clinical
  • Improve your daily practice and acquire new perspectives for developing and research
  • Share your experience and learn from peers and experts
  • An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event

Course Objectives

  • To review the respiratory physiology & understand the diaphragmatic function, mechanical power and patient-ventilator asynchrony
  • To comprehend and apply the principles of mechanical ventilation in ARDS, CODP & asthma patients
  • To consolidate knowledge & skills on how to manage the ventilated patients, from hemodynamic monitoring, sedation and weaning protocols to tracheostomy

Programme Content


  • Respiratory physiology: What you really need to know
  • From respiratory physiology to mechanical ventilation


  • Mechanical ventilation for ARDS
  • Delivering mechanical ventilation
  • Caring for the ventilated patient

Who should attend this course?

  • Junior intensivists seeking for a basic to advanced approach in the mechanical ventilation treatment
  • Senior intensivists wanting a comprehensive refresher course

Group registration

  • ESICM offers 20% discount for 2 or more participants from the same centre. For more details contact

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