Scientific Programme & Faculty List

ESICM has made the decision to make the LIVES 2020 Annual Meeting an entirely virtual event, and we are currently in the processes of transforming the programme to a virtual format.

The programme will be presented in a wide variety of formats – symposia, workshops, case presentations and case discussions. Alongside the dynamic debates and interactive demonstrations, we will provide a wide range of resources on the LIVES Digital 2020 Media Library that can be accessed and viewed on-demand.

All the sessions featured in the video on-demand programme will be available to participants on our digital platform from Sunday 6 December at 14:30 CET. For these presentations, there is neither a set schedule nor a Q&A. This will give all delegates, wherever they may be in the world, the flexibility to watch all the lectures at a time that suits them.

The ESICM LIVES Congress is above all an opportunity for interaction and networking, and LIVES Digital 2020 will be no exception. We will have 7 broadcasting channels at our disposal, allowing a wide-ranging programme of interactive debates, demonstration events, and dynamic presentations/discussions to be sent out live to all the corners of the globe. Check the live channels programme here.

Sessions marked * require Pre-Registrations only available to those who are registered for the main congress.

An application will be made to the UEMS EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event.


Before attending the event:

  1. Make sure you test your system and make any necessary adjustments. We recommend you do this test prior to the day of the event.
  2. Make sure to have these basic settings in place:
    • Minimum 720p (1 280 × 720) screen resolution
    • A stable ADSL/Fiber/4G internet connection
    • Do not use a connection via VPN (if possible)
    • We recommend you to use Chrome or Firefox as browsers.

Adjust your browser zoom for full view of the platform if needed.

Links and all necessary information on how to access LIVES online will be emailed to you on Saturday 5 December. ​

You will be able to review the sessions and visit the virtual exhibition via the link sent to you (i.e., from the virtual platform) throughout the 6 months following the congress.

After that period, the recordings can be accessed via the e-LIVES library on our website.

Please note that the platform, Video On Demand, and Exhibition can be accessed at any time. Still, our support and live sessions will only be available at the times indicated below:

Sunday 06 Dec Monday 07 Dec Tuesday 08 Dec Wednesday 09 Dec
Delegate Support 09:00-19 00 09:00-19 00 09:00-19 00 09:00-19 00
Live Sessions 14:30-17:00 08:45-18:30 08:45-18:30 08:45-16:20

To attend the digital congress, you require a valid registration, a good internet connection, your computer/laptop and a headset/headphones.

No, you can only connect on one device.

At the moment, the preliminary programme is available on our website on the e-Planner. The full programme can be viewed on the event platform soon.

All times given on the LIVES Digital 2020 programme are CET (Central European Time).

You can use this website to convert CET into your local time.

Voting, interactive questions, answer tools, and chat will be available in all live sessions. You will be able to ask a question or make a comment with the speakers during the live sessions.

Pre-registrations for these sessions have sold out and are therefore closed. Registered delegates will receive a special link 24 hours before the session.

Of course, all delegates are very welcome to watch these sessions online, but please note that there is no interactive access for non-pre-registered delegates.

It’s not necessary to be pre-registered to attend the Industry Symposia.

All symposia are accessible to all delegates from the congress platform - just go to your chosen symposium session at the scheduled time.

Yes, if you are a registered delegate you will be able to access all of our sessions and watch them again during 6 months indefinitely and as often as you like.