Renal Replacement Therapy in ICU _ State of the Art

Format: Virtual

Master Class Directors:

Marlies OSTERMANN MD PhD, Intensive Care Medicine, Guy’s & St Thomas Hospital, London, United Kingdom, Chair of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) section 

Antoine SCHNEIDER MD PhD, Service de Médecine Intensive Adulte (SMIA), Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), Lausanne,  Switzerland, Deputy Chair of AKI section

Endorsement: This Master Class is endorsed by the AKI section and the Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals (N&AHP) representative group, ESICM.

Everything you have always wanted to know about RRT (but you were afraid to ask)!

Join us for a two-day interactive e-master class on RRT including live demonstrations, interactive case discussions and lectures. Learn how to deal with common practical issues, assemble a CRRT device, troubleshoot case scenarios, and interact with peers & specialists in a responsive and agile educational environment that overcomes social distancing barriers. Join us for this new virtual 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.

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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 principles of RRT in adult critically ill patients
  • To understand and learn how to deal with commonly encountered issues during RRT
  • Develop an interdisciplinary, problem based approach

  • Indications for therapy
  • Modalities (continuous vs intermittent including hybrid, hemodialysis vs hemofiltration)
  • Therapy selection (starting, transitioning and stopping)
  • Circuit setup (live demonstrations)
  • Practical issues with vascular access, filter
  • Common alarms management
  • Choice of anticoagulation regimen
  • How to combine CRRT and ECMO
  • Quality indicators
  • Challenges during CRRT
  • Ethical aspects

  • Intensivists, nephrologists and critical care nurses with a particular interest in RRT.

Our special thanks

Highlights of previous editions


We welcomed 160 participants from 52 countries to the Renal Replacement Therapy e-Master Class! Engaging with 10 experts, they had the chance to broaden their knowledge of therapy initiation, circuit setup, how to combine CCRT & ECMO, troubleshooting & more!

Here are some of their comments on this innovative educational format:

  • Thank you for the wonderful 2 days. It was a pleasure to be part of this.
  • It changed my view on how to do things differently! 
  • It was a very informative 2-day master class!


We just wrapped up the Renal Replacement Therapy Master Class! A total of 11 experts and 85 participants from 22 countries engaged in interactive activities and case-based discussions. Here are some of their comments on this innovative educational format:

  • A most interesting and enjoyable course!
  • Very helpful and useful 
  • Thank you! It was a fantastic day!