Educational Programme

Diverse formats for diverse needs

LIVES 2022 is designed to meet the most diverse educational needs of physicians and nurses, and facilitate the transfer of knowledge to the bedside for better clinical performance and patient outcome.

You will be able to join multiple pre-Congress courses on topics of high interest in Intensive Care. A tunnel of practical workshops will also wait for you during the congress where you can perform hands-on and/or simulations on echocardiography, ECMO, Mechanical Ventilation, Haemodynamics, Renal Replacement Therapy and Trauma. Moreover, you can continue your path to the EDIC or EDEC diploma with an EDIC II Preparatory Course during the congress, as well as EDEC examination.

Seize the opportunity to learn from international experts and peers in person! Secure your spot now - registrations are open!

Pre-Congress Courses, October 22-23

Prior to the congress, join any of the two-day courses focusing on topics of high interest in Intensive Care.

The following programmes will be held at LIVES 2022:

Max number of participants: 60

This course will bring you new insights into respiratory mechanics, waveform interpretations, oesophagal pressure, ultrasound & EIT.

Participants will experience a progressive immersion in the content, active learning techniques and a variety of instructional strategies from interactive lectures and round tables with open debates on specific topics, to clinical study workshops and hands-on.

Max number of participants: 150

The ESICM Advanced Course on IC Echocardiography is designed for intensivists who have achieved a basic level of education and training in the use of echocardiography in an intensive care setting and would like to obtain advanced knowledge and certification of their competency.

Complement this course with practical hands-on sessions that you can book separately during the congress. For more information, check the hands-on section lower on this page.

Max number of participants: 60

The ESICM General Intensive care Ultrasound (GENIUS) course is a comprehensive, learner centric course which aims to support colleagues in achieving the competencies described in the recently published ESICM guidelines on ultrasound competencies.

The two-day training programme will offer hands-on learning, theoretical insights and case discussions with experts in critical care ultrasound. There will be ample opportunities to discuss and interact with colleagues who share a passion for critical care ultrasound, building learning as well as research networks.

Max number of participants: 100

This course provides participants with a solid view of the field of cardiovascular physiology and haemodynamic monitoring in the ICU. Its core feature is a high level of interaction through interactive lectures, case-based discussions and reflective learning exercises.

Complement this course with practical workshops that you can book separately during the congress. For more information, check the workshop section lower on this page.

Max number of participants: 100

This course provides participants with a unique, bench-to-bedside training experience that blends theory with practice, academic with clinical.

Complement this course with practical workshops that you can book separately during the congress. For more information, check the workshop section lower on this page.

Max number of participants: 300

The course starts with a good physiological ground and then it moves to bedside management.

It leverages innovative educational methodology combining keynotes, interactive lectures, PechaKucha sessions (short, snappy very visual and concise presentations of narrow, clearly defined topics) and whiteboard sessions used for explaining difficult topics and summarising PechaKucha sessions.

Congress Workshops, Hands-on & Course, October 24-25-26

Please note: Registration for the congress is a prerequisite for signing up for the below educational sessions carried out during the congress. 

Workshops

Skill and upskill through hands-on and high-fidelity simulations. During these sessions, you will join experts and peers to exchange best practices for better clinical performance and patient outcome.

Duration: 4 hours

Max number of participants: 150


Learning objectives

  • Understand the respective indications and basic management of V-A and V-V ECMO
  • Identify basic circuit components & mechanical troubleshooting
  • Understand the physiology of ECMO-patient interactions
  • Identify and manage drainage insufficiency
  • Identify and manage recirculation (V-V)
  • Identify and manage LV distension (V-A)
  • Identify and manage differential oxygenation (V-A)
  • Understand the basics of weaning from V-A and V-V ECMO-support
  • Gain the basic skill set to perform an ultrasonographic vessel assessment and echo guided percutaneous ECMO cannulation (Seldinger technique)

Content

  • Cannulation demonstration
  • Station 1: V-V station
  • Station 2: V-A station
  • Station 3: Normal pump physiology and troubleshooting

Duration: 4 hours

Max number of participants: 200

Complement this practical workshop with the pre-Congress course on Haemodynamics. For more information, check the pre-Congress courses at the top of this page. 

Learning objectives

  • Remind the determinants of arterial pressure and explain how to interpret it at the bedside
  • Underline how different cardiac output monitoring devices work and detail their respective indications
  • Remind the means for assessing tissue oxygenation and to discuss their drawbacks and advantages
  • Discuss the practical use of different haemodynamic variables during simulation and clinical cases

Content

  • Station 1: Clinical case debate and practical demonstration: determinants of arterial pressure and their interpretation at the bedside; cardiac output monitoring devices simulation
  • Station 2: Practical use of different haemodynamic variables
  • Station 3: Assessment of tissue oxygenation

Duration: 4 hours

Max number of participants: 200

Complement the practical workshop with the pre-Congress course on Mechanical Ventilation. For more information, check the pre-Congress courses at the top of this page. 

Learning objectives:

  • Assess the respiratory mechanics of patients with ARDS and in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and set up a ventilator
  • Understand the role of oesophageal pressure monitoring in assessment of trans pulmonary pressure and breathing effort
  • Understand the principles of airway pressure release ventilation and use in clinical practice
  • Use lung and diaphragmatic ultrasound and electrical impedance tomography

Content

  • Station 1: Assessment of Lung mechanics of ARDS patient; Setting the ventilator: initial settings for ARDS
  • Station 2: Measuring oesophageal and trans pulmonary pressure
  • Station 3: Airway pressure release ventilation
  • Station 4: Demonstration of lung and diaphragmatic ultrasound and electrical impedance tomography

Duration: 4 hours

Max number of participants: 200

Learning objectives:

  • Learn how to set up a CRRT circuit
  • Identify practical issues associated with vascular access and filter
  • Manage and understand common alarms

Content

  • Station 1: Alarms / troubleshooting
  • Station 2 - Citrate regional anticoagulation
  • Station 3 - Setup
  • Station 4 - Setup

Duration: 2 hours

Max number of participants: 80

Learning objectives

  • Improve your crisis management skills
  • Understand and learn the importance of non-technical skills for trauma management
  • Be exposed to different ways of managing trauma patients

Content

  • Two high fidelity simulation scenarios on trauma management, carried out in small groups where participants rotate as actors and observers

EDEC Hands-on

While the pre-Congress Course on Advanced critical care echocardiography combines interactive lectures, keynotes and case debates, the practical hands-on to be carried out during the congress will help you to complement theory with practice through this unique formula.

Book your hands-on slot in the simulation centre and benefit from practical training in a spectrum of echocardiographic techniques and skills (image acquisition, image interpretation and clinical integration) that extend the competencies required for basic critical care echocardiography.

Max number of participants: 204

Please note: hands-on slots may be booked also by participants who are not registered for the EDEC diploma.

Complement this practical hands-on with the pre-Congress course on Advanced critical care echocardiography. For more information, check the pre-Congress courses at the top of this page. 

Preparatory course for European Diploma in Intensive Care (Part II)

Dates: October, 25-26

Max number of participants: 108

This is the official ESICM EDIC Preparation Course. You will be able to sit the mock examination and receive individual feedback from experienced EDIC examiners.

You will also know more about tips on how to pass the exam, including guidance on educational materials and other resources to best prepare for the Part II EDIC exam.


Content

  • Computer-based Assessment on Curves, Biochemistry and Imaging
  • Clinical Case Scenarios on Medical and Cardiothoracic topics
  • Mock exams in small groups