Renal Replacement Therapy in ICU

Format: Virtual
Dates: 24-25 May, 2023


Marlies OSTERMANN MD PhD, Intensive Care Medicine, Guy’s & St Thomas Hospital, London, United Kingdom, Chair of the Research Committee

Thomas RIMMELE MD PhD, Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Edouard Herriot Hospital, Lyon, France

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

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

Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) is commonly utilised in increasingly complex critically ill patients. While RRT is often delegated to ICU nurses, however, Physicians’ intervention is required in critical moments.

This topic also represents a typical example of an interprofessional experience where bedside discussion is mandatory Join us for a two-day interactive e-master class on RRT including live demonstrations, interactive case discussions and lectures.

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: April 30, 2023. 

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An application has been 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
  • To develop an interdisciplinary, problem based approach
  • Indications for therapy
  • Modalities (continuous vs intermittent including hybrid, haemodialysis 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.

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!