Mastering the brain in critical conditions 

Format: Virtual
Date: 5-6 September, 2023


Geert MEYFROIDT MD, PhD Associate Professor, Intensive Care medicine, UZ Leuven, Campus Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium; Past chair Neuro-Intensive Care Section, ESICM 

Chiara ROBBA MD, PhD Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, IRCCS for Oncology, Genova, Italy; Chair Neuro-Intensive Care Section, ESICM 

Endorsement: This Course is endorsed by the ESICM Neuro-Intensive Care Section

Acute neurological disorders, such as traumatic brain injury or ischemic and haemorrhagic stroke, are amongst the most prevalent causes of death and disability worldwide. In addition, severe systemic insults such as sepsis or severe shock often affect the brain. Caring for patients with critical neurological and neurosurgical conditions is challenging, and requires a unique set of skills. In this course, we offer an advanced training and educational program to manage neuro-critically ill patients. The course will cover a broad spectrum of topics, including basic pathophysiological principles, traditional and novel diagnostic and monitoring tools, updated treatment strategies, and realistic clinical scenarios. Join us in this new adventure!

After registering for the event, ensure you access the pre-course materials available for study in the dedicated online classroom on the ESICM Academy. Please note that ONLY registered participants can access the dedicated classroom.

IMPORTANT! A total of 10 places will be offered for FREE to participants coming from Low and Lower Middle Income Countries (LMIC), as per the World Bank classification. If you are interested to apply for an LMIC place, send us your letter of interest and CV to Applicants will be selected based on gender equity, equitable geographical representation, levels of expertise, with special attention to multidisciplinarity and interprofessionalism. Deadline for LMIC applications: July 31, 2023. 

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An application will be made to the UEMS EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event.

  • Meet a high-level faculty
  • Be part of a unique training experience that blends theory with practice, academic with clinical
  • Improve your daily practice and acquire new perspectives
  • Share your experience and learn from peers and experts
  • To understand the pathophysiology of altered intracranial pressure, cerebral perfusion pressure and metabolism of the injured brain. 
  • To provide knowledge on the types, indications, and limitations of neuromonitoring tools in the management of neurocritical care patients, such as intracranial pressure, cerebral oxygenation, transcranial doppler, pupillometry, EEG 
  • To discuss treatment strategies in traumatic and non-traumatic neuro emergencies, such as traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular diseases, and central nervous system infections
  • To understand the systemic management of extracranial complications and the general ICU management of central nervous system injuries
  • Pathophysiology of altered intracranial pressure
  • Cerebral perfusion pressure
  • Metabolism of the injured brain. 
  • Neuromonitoring tools in the management of neurocritical care patients 
  • Treatment strategies in traumatic and non-traumatic neuro emergencies
  • Systemic management of extracranial complications
  • General ICU management of central nervous system injuries
  • Junior physicians, nurses and allied healthcare professionals with an ICU background or a special interest in Neuro Intensive Care