General Information


Last year LIVES 2020 was our first fully digital congress. Our diverse faculty of more than 330 international speakers delivered more than 30h and 367 live presentations as well as 90h and 365 on-demand presentations.

Given the continuing impact of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, and to ensure everyone can participate, ESICM has decided to transition the onsite LIVES 2021 congress to an immersive and exciting online event - LIVES Digital 2021 - from 03–06 October 2021.

LIVES 2021 will represent a unique opportunity to join a network of colleagues from every part of the world and discover the latest groundbreaking science in intensive care medicine. The programme will include discussion and debates, abstract presentations, scientific sessions, live voting and interaction. Wherever you are working or residing and whatever the time, all the key presentations (and more) will be available to you at the click of a key.

Our aim to is to keep offering a congress experience as diverse and stimulating as the face-to-face meeting.

We look forward to meeting you online in October. In the meantime, we would like to use this opportunity to give recognition to the tremendous healthcare professionals throughout the world who are caring for so many patients during this pandemic.

Together we are Intensive Care.

What does it mean?

Instead of us meeting at a physical location this year for our annual congress, which had been previously planned for Copenhagen, we will now hold the congress completely virtually and online. No travel, fewer obstacles, and more opportunities.

Save the date!

The congress dates will be 03-06 October 2021. More information will be coming in the next weeks as we continue to work on making this as smooth a transition as possible for our entire community.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we first work out the complexities of moving from a physical congress to an online event.

We invite you to visit our websites regularly for the most up-to-date information on the congress and other ESICM activities.