Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Pathway

Programme Directors

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

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

Silvia DE ROSA MD MS, SIAARTI regional representative Councillor, Vicenza, Italy; ESICM NEXT committee

Bairbre MCNICHOLAS MD PhD, Consultant Intensivist and Nephrologist, Saolta University Health Care Group; Honorary Senior Lecture at National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Programme CLOSES: November, 2022

Pathway beneficiaries may access the dedicated online classroom available on the ESICM Academy. Please note that ONLY selected beneficiaries can access the dedicated classroom.

The Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) pathway will support intensivists in their efforts for continuous professional development undertaken to provide appropriate care to their patients.

In a disrupted normality induced by the COVID-19 pandemic, where intensive care personnel are heavily challenged, the current programme will support 80 healthcare professionals in their quest to learn and improve their practice with the final aim of improved clinical performance and better patient outcomes.

Moreover, the current programme will support the mobility of the Intensive Care workforce and best practice exchange, the foundation to a healthcare network that can support and attend to the health needs of the society.

The programme will open on January 3rd, 2022. All those who have been selected will be enrolled in the pathway dedicated online platform where they can access all the information regarding the different learning components. 

The 1st STEP will be the PRE-TEST completion. Deadline: January 18, 2022, the day of the 1st webinar. 

The training programme will include:
  • A total of 3 webinars (January 18 / February 15 / March 15, 2022)
  • Online self-learning
  • 1st Live virtual event – Renal Replacement Therapy Master Class (May 30-31, 2022) followed by half a day tutorship for fellowship beneficiaries on June 1st, 2022
  • Fellowships. The best 30 scoring participants will benefit from one week fellowship in 2022. Travel and accommodation costs up to 1000 € will be covered by the programme. 
  • 2nd Live virtual event (September 2022, date TBC), targeting the fellowships beneficiaries
  • Practical hands-on during LIVES in Paris (October 22-26, 2022).

The programme will cover pathophysiology, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of AKI in critically ill patients. Continuous evaluation will be carried out. 

 Participants will receive an innovative learning experience, which helps them develop both their knowledge and skills on Acute Kidney Injury.

This Educational Pathway targets intensive care physicians with an interest in AKI.

To apply for the AKI pathway, you should:

  • be an ESICM member
  • be an intensivist or trainee in intensive care
  • wish to improve your knowledge and skills on AKI

The registration process is open until December 1st, 2021. 

Soon after, all applications will be evaluated by a group of experts, and a total of 80 healthcare professionals will be selected to participate in the pathway.

Certificates of achievement with CME credits will be provided to those who complete the full training programme.

The maximum number of CMEs are 39, not including the fellowship week for the top scoring participants.

Thanks to the unrestricted educational grant from bioMérieux.