EDEC Learning Components

The EDEC participants must collect 40 points, complete the Logbook and pass the EDEC Exam to be awarded the EDEC Diploma.

To secure the 40 points, the EDEC Committee provides learning components in line with the latest advances in continuous medical education (CME).

The participants are requested to upload the certificates to the EDEC profile to gather the points.

Date: March 13, 2024
Format: Online
EDEC Points: 6 points

Course Director: Philippe VIGNON MD, PhD Medical-surgical Intensive Care Unit, Dupuytren Teaching Hospital, Limoges, France

This 1-day course gives the participants the opportunity to interact with EDEC Experts and to discuss the different ways to improve their clinical situation. This edition will focus on “advanced hemodynamic assessment”. The main objectives of the live session are to : 

  • Understand the principles of advanced hemodynamic assessment
  • Differentiate between vasoplegia and hypovolemia
  • Promptly identify a tamponade physiology
  • Help guiding the management of a cardiogenic shock
  • Illustrate the use of the echocardiography for indication and implementation of ECMO 

The Clinical Case Course, Virtual, Belgium, 13/03/2024, organized by European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) for a maximum of 6.0 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).
Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.


Date: December 10, 2024
Format: Online
EDEC Points: 6 points

Course Director: Philippe VIGNON MD, PhD Medical-surgical Intensive Care Unit, Dupuytren Teaching Hospital, Limoges, France

Registration fees for the Clinical Courses are included in the initial EDEC fees.

Date: October 5-6, 2024 (LIVES 2024)
Format: Onsite in Barcelona, Spain
EDEC Points: 12 points

Course Director: Philippe VIGNON MD, PhD Medical-surgical Intensive Care Unit, Dupuytren Teaching Hospital, Limoges, France

The Advanced Course on IC Echocardiography has been designed for intensivists, registered or not in the EDEC Curriculum, who would like to refine their knowledge on the subject.

This mandatory course should be undertaken within the first year of the EDEC Curriculum.

Date: June 18, 2024
Format: Online
EDEC Points: to be confirmed

Course director: Philippe VIGNON MD, PhD Medical-surgical Intensive Care Unit, Dupuytren Teaching Hospital, Limoges, France

The EDEC monothematic session on ARDS and CCE is an online session offered within the EDEC Diploma learning components that will count with the expertise of the EDEC Faculty and experts. The main objectives are focused to describe how to distinguish between ARDS and cardiogenic pulmonary edema, illustrate how to assess the cardiac tolerance of ventilator settings and to attempt reducing RV pressure overload, and explain guidance of ECMO support.


Date: November 5, 2024
Format: Online
EDEC Points: 4-6 points

Course director: Philippe VIGNON MD, PhD Medical-surgical Intensive Care Unit, Dupuytren Teaching Hospital, Limoges, France

Registration fees for the monothematic sessions are included in the initial EDEC fees.


The EDEC – Monothematic Session, Virtual, Belgium, 18/06/2024 – 18/06/2024 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) for a maximum of 4.5 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).

Self-study
Format: Online
EDEC Points: 1 point/webcast

A final pool of 10 selected webcasts (webinar recordings) has been made available in the online classroom (Academy). In order to get the EDEC points, the participants must watch the recordings and complete successfully the related quiz.

For the moment, the candidates can still watch all webinars from the previous years. However, no point can be collected.

Self-study

Format: Online
EDEC Points: 1 point/virtual reality experience

In the following months, 2 virtual reality experience resources will be available in the online classroom (Academy). They will allow participants to undertake virtual reality-enhanced simulation training, for the achievement of specific practical skills required in advanced critical care EchoCardiography.

VRE Septic shock

  • Learning objectives:
    • Identify septic cardiomyopathy
    • Evaluate fluid responsiveness using ‘dynamic’ indices
    • Illustrate how to monitor the effects of a passive leg rising
    • Assess the cardiac response to inotropes.

VRE: Acute respiratory distress syndrome

  • Learning objectives:
    • To identify RV dilatation in ventilated ARDS patients and cardiovascular factors potentially participating in hypoxemia
    • To ascertain the tolerance of ventilatory settings using echocardiography in patients at risk of RV failure
    • To identify acute cor pulmonale and to adjust therapy
    • To illustrate the management of fluids in patients with acute cor pulmonale.

This component will be made available by the end of the year.

EDEC Points: 3 points for a 1-day course, 6 points for a 2-day course (or more)

Course Country Website

• 3-day Critical Care Echo Course (St Georges Hospital)
UK (London) www.criticalcareecho.com

• ACCP Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography
USA (Glenview) www.chestnet.org/

• Advanced Critical Care Echo course
Australia https://niccer.asn.au/

• Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography Board Review Exam Course –

Virtual  CHEST
USA https://www.chestnet.org/

• Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography Course
Ireland N/A

• Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography Training (University of Toronto)
Canada (Toronto) www.echocardiography.ca

• (LACE) Leeds Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography Course (3-Day)
UK (Leeds) https://events.humanitix.com/leeds-advanced-critical-care-echo-course?

• Barts Heart-Advanced Critical Care Echo Course 

(in conjunction with Nepean ICU, Sydney)
UK (London) https://events.humanitix.com/bartsheart2023

• Critical Care Echocardiography Masterclass

Saudi Arabia

https://savinglivesacademy.com/ultrasound-masterclass-main-page/

• Czech National Course for Advanced Echocardiography
Czech Republic https://mhconsulting.cz/

• EACTAIC Echo Course
EU http://www.eactaic.org/events/echo-courses/

• Echocardiography for Haemodynamic Monitoring
Belgium (Brussels) www.intensive.org

• Pre-symposium Course on Echocardiography in the ICU (Advanced)
Belgium (Brussels) www.intensive.org

• Program of Diploma in Critical Care Echocardiography
Chile N/A

• TEE Masterclass programs (July and December)
France N/A

• Transthoracic Echocardiography Course for Critically ill Patients and 

Haemodynamic Monitoring
Spain www.echosimgroup.es

 

Only the EDEC participants can access the EDEC online classroom at the Academy.

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