Important information about ESICM events (Spring 2020)

Due to the exceptional situation we are facing because of the Covid-19 outbreak and the travel restrictions in place, the following decisions have been taken concerning the following ESICM events:

  • LIVES Madrid: postponed until 05-09 December 2020! Please submit your abstracts!
  • LIVES Forum Dublin: postponed until 03-05 June 2021!



LIVES, 05-09 December 2020, Madrid – IFEMA


ESICM’s Annual Congress, LIVES, attracts audiences of over 6,000 physicians, anaesthetists, trainees and nursing and allied health professionals, every year, from every continent and 97 different countries. A diverse faculty of more than 300 international speakers will be joining the Society’s 33rd Annual Congress at the IFEMA, Madrid from 05-09 December 2020.

The congress offers interactive discussion and debates, master classes, demonstrations of the latest technology, simulation exercises, new scientific evidence and advances.

There will, in fact, be 95 abstract sessions, 9 parallel scientific sessions, 8 master classes, 3 diploma preparation courses, 20 interactive sessions with live voting, 15 interactive debates, 25 sessions in the very popular Simulation Centre, the NEXT Lounge and Tech Lounge, the congress exhibition, networking possibilities in our Members’ Lounge and a social programme!

The venue IFEMA offers all modern facilities required for the successful organisation of our congress. It is reachable by public transport from the historic city centre and is located close to the city’s international airport.

We hope that after a day full of inspiring sessions and fruitful discussions you will have time to explore Madrid, a cosmopolitan city with a rich history of art, architecture, culture and cuisine. You may stroll through Europe’s third-largest city, which serves as the political, economic and cultural centre of the country.

We warmly welcome you to Madrid and are excited that you are part of our annual highlight. Thank you for again making this congress one of the top scientific events of the year.



  • Master Classes: Saturday 05 December and/or Sunday 06 December 2020
  • Opening Session: Sunday 06 December 2020 at 17:00 hrs
  • Core Congress: from Monday 07 December at 08:00 hrs until Wednesday 09 December 2020 at 15:00 hrs