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Scientific Programme

The objectives of this five day congress are to provide participants with an up to date review of the most recent, clinically relevant, developments in research, therapy, and management of the critically ill. The congress is open to all physicians, nurses and other allied healthcare professionals with an interest in critical care or emergency medicine.

Congress Committee


ARENA: Want to see the best of the best? This new scientific zone will feature the 100 best abstracts and provide an opportunity to interact with presenters.

e-AREA: Access all of the ESICM LIVES cutting-edge content digitally in one central place in the exhibition.

HOT TOPICS SESSION: Session at the end of the congress devoted to the presentation of cutting edge research to a very large audience. The 2018 Industry Research Awards and ESICM Awards will be presented to the winners.

INTERACTIVE DEBATES: Take part in in-depth discussions about complex problems/situations that clinicians address in daily practice. Experts from various areas of intensive care medicine are invited to speak on a set topic, then the moderator and audience can join the debate.

INTERACTIVE SESSIONS: Test your skills and receive immediate feedback thanks to the live voting function in the ESICM LIVES 2018 App.

KEYNOTE LECTURE SESSIONS: are the first lecture of the day held by a well-known speaker for his/her expertise in a particular field. The aim is to present issues of primary interest for all participants and to stimulate the younger colleagues towards excellence.

LIVESNOTES: Discover our new interactive tool LIVESNotes, which allows you to make notes on the presentations, direct onto your tablet.

MEMBERS LOUNGE: Relax, refresh and network with other members.

NEXT LOUNGE: The place for young intensivists and ICM trainees to meet up, mingle and enjoy a specially designed parallel scientific programme.

POSTER CORNERS: Abstract presenters will discuss their data in Poster Corner sessions moderated by world-class experts. Presenters will make a 4 minute presentation followed by a 3 minute time slot for comments and discussion by the audience.

EDUCATIONAL COURSES: held on Saturday and/or Sunday prior to the core congress programme.

SIMULATION CENTRE: Interactive area where you can get hands-on practice and follow sessions in mechanical ventilation, TEE, ECMO or difficult airway management.

TECH LOUNGE: Watch demonstrations of the latest technology to analyse big data, see how telemedicine works and discuss how future developments in technology can change the way we practise. Offers dynamic sessions where you can participate and contribute to the discussion onsite and via social media.