ESICM webinars have become a popular online tool to help members access the best and most up-to-date research and clinical practice information… AND an opportunity to interact with top experts from across the field of intensive care medicine!

Each month, one of our scientific sections organises a one-hour interactive session led by top experts, featuring a hot topic related to clinical practice.

All registered participants can submit questions during the live session.

We also offer interactive webinars from our two representative groups, N&AHP and NEXT, as well as industry partner supported sessions.

All sessions are recorded and are made available (approximately 5 days after each live session) for active ESICM members to access freely (24/7). Find these videos below.

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ESICM Webinar – Section ETH

Advance directives in and before ICU

Advance directives (AD) or advance care planning (ACP) is an important part of healthcare decision making. It allows patients to express their wishes regarding their medical care choices and determine who will make such decisions when they are unable to. Often, patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) are unable to make medical decisions.
Hence, there is a need to initiate goals of care discussion in patients at risk as early as possible to be prepared if this day would come. Advance care planning establishes individualized healthcare and potentially increases patient satisfaction. In the critically ill population timely goals of care discussion will provide a more personalized treatment as to the level of care desired and prevent unwanted medical treatment. Patients can actively designate a surrogate decision maker. Furthermore, ACP stimulates end-of life discussions between patients, families and caregivers and provides documentation of what outcome scenarios are acceptable to the patient.
In this session we will discuss ACP and a local ACP intervention in Gelderse Vallei hospital Ede, the Netherlands.

Presented by Dr Dave TJAN, Intensivist & Medical Manager Acute Care, Ziekenhuis Gelderse Vallei, Ede, The Netherlands
Moderated by Dr Victoria METAXA, Consultant in Critical Care, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Critical Care, Clinical Lead for Critical Care Outreach Service, King’s College Hospital, London, United Kingdom

Recording available soon

ESICM Partners Webinar – Live webinar

Precision Therapies in ICU

This 90-minute live webinar on Precision Therapies in ICU will comprise three parts:

1. Precise Mechanical Ventilation (personalised lung protection and respiratory strategy):  Mechanical ventilation is a lifesaving procedure, with its own risks, complications and side effects. Optimisation of mechanical ventilation parameters requires a precise strategy, since one size does not fit all.

This discussion will highlight some of the most recent monitoring tools, which allow key factors, such as PEEP, Tidal Volume and Respiratory rate, to be individualised, taking into account recently published trials and bedside experience.

Speaker: Prof Giacomo BELLANI, Dept of Medicine and Surgery, Università degli Studi Milano Bicocca, Monza, Italy

2. Precision Management of Nutrition (including indirect calorimetry and individual patient needs): Nutritional therapy is built on correct assessment of an individual patient.  Correct dosing of artificial nutrition will avoid under- and over-feeding and reduce complications such as infections

The use of equations to estimate Energy Expenditure of a critically ill patient is inappropriate and outdated. New generation indirect calorimeters inserted into a formula can improve quality of care in the field of nutrition.

Protein needs still need to be calculated, based on the body weight of the patients and bedside tools and medical decision-making supported by guidelines can make it happen.

Speaker: Prof Elisabeth DE WAELE, Director of Intensive Care Department, University Hospital (UZ), Brussels, Belgium

3. Analytics to support Precision Health (speaking about how Analytics and CIS can help to support a more individualized care plan): Routine intensive care data is an example of Big Data, due to its volume, rate of real-time acquisition, as well as its complex and varied mix of clinical, physiological, imaging and laboratory tests results.

The rising prevalence of electronic health records means that such data is increasingly available in machine-readable form, allowing clinicians to make better use of the data available to them; improve ICU service, decision-making; detect deterioration earlier and prevent variances in care.  However, there are technical, regulatory, change management and ethical problems.

Speaker: Prof Ari ERCOLE, University of Cambridge Division of Anaesthesia, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Date: Tuesday 26th November 2019
Time: 2:30-4:00 pm CEST

Unrestricted educational grant by GE

Past Webinars

Focus on POCUS June 24, 2019
Pain management in ICU November 13, 2018
VAP Management October 2, 2017
Achieving a good discharge September 21, 2017