General Intensive Care Ultrasound (GenIUS)

Dates: 22-23 October 2022

Format: on-site, at LIVES 2022 Paris

Max number of participants: 60

Course Directors:

Laura GALARZA MD, Consultant Intensive Care Medicine at General University Hospital Castellón, Spain

Adrian WONG MD, Consultant Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia at Royal Surrey County Hospital, United Kingdom; Chairperson of the Social Media and Digital Content Committee, ESICM

The use of ultrasound in intensive care has become an essential component of our practice.

Although international guidelines on competencies exist, few countries have managed to translate this guidance into an accessible, well-structured educational programme for clinicians.

The ESICM General Intensive care Ultrasound (GENIUS) course is a comprehensive, learner-centric course which aims to support colleagues in achieving the competencies described in the recently published ESICM guidelines on ultrasound competencies (Póvoa, P., Martin-Loeches, I., Duska, F. et al. Updated competency-based training in intensive care: next step towards a healthcare union in Europe?. Intensive Care Med (2022).)

The two-day training programme will offer hands-on learning, theoretical insights and case discussions with experts in critical care ultrasound. There will be ample opportunities to discuss and interact with colleagues who share a passion for critical care ultrasound, building learning as well as research networks.

In addition, the course is just part of a wider range of educational resources in core critical care ultrasound. These include modules on the ESICM Academy and a series of webinars.

An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event.

  • Up-to-date discussions on the topic
  • Interactive lectures with lots of hands-on
  • Opportunities to interact and share experiences among participants and with the team of international experts that will be facilitating the course
  • Echocardiography: Describe, perform and interpret transthoracic cardiac ultrasound for the recognition and assessment of common conditions and clinical syndromes
  • Thoracic: Describe, perform and interpret thoracic and pleural ultrasound
  • Abdominal: Describe, perform and interpret ultrasonographic assessment of the abdomen
  • Neuro: Describe, perform and interpret basic neuro ultrasonography
  • Vascular: Describe, perform and interpret basic vascular ultrasonography
  • Integrate these individual modalities for a holistic assessment of the critically unwell patient
  • Focused ultrasound examination of the heart, lung, abdomen and neuro
  • Hands-on scanning with expert faculty to consolidate learning
  • Interactive case-based discussions, pathology quizzes and simulators
  • Juniors physicians with an ICU background wishing to acquire or improve their core critical care ultrasound core competencies
  • Senior intensivists seeking a refresher training programme in the field