Oral presentations - 6 best abstracts
Poster corners
Presentation guidelines


Preliminary programme
Faculty list


1 workshop (5 hands-on sessions)
Friday 4 May 2018, 16:30-19:00


Registration fees
Terms and conditions


Review Process

The submitted abstracts have been examined anonymously by the ESICM Reviewers and ESICM LIVES Forum Committee. We thank the abstracts submitters and congratulate those selected. We also encourage the authors not selected to resubmit for LIVES 2018 in Paris.

The authors have been informed of acceptance/rejection of their abstract by email on 9 March 2018. Presentation details have been sent by email on 27 March.

All abstracts selected for presentation at the Conference will be either presented as oral or poster presentation.

Oral Presentation Guidelines

Poster Presentation Guidelines

Oral Presentations (6 Best Abstracts)*

Poster Corner 1 - Advanced monitoring during mechanical ventilation 

Poster Corner 2 - Monitoring patient - Ventilator interaction

*Abstract Awards

Six best abstracts have been selected by the Conference Committee to win a free registration for one of our forthcoming ESICM events (such as the LIVES 2018, EuroAsia 2019 or LIVES Forum 2019).

Abstract Reviewers

Once again, reviewers, who are top experts from a wide range of areas were tasked with ensuring the highest quality abstracts are selected and organised to create an interesting and varied cutting-edge scientific programme for LIVES Forum 2018 in Madrid.
ESICM recognises and appreciates the important contributions of these busy specialists who offer their expertise and time to ensure that the programme for LIVES Forum 2018 will not only meet, but surpass the scientific heights of past events.

Thank You to this amazing group of intensive care professionals: LIVES Forum 2018 Abstract Reviewers


The abstract submission system closed on 19 February 2018. This abstract receipt deadline will remain firm and any abstracts received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Abstract submitters received an e-mail confirmation immediately after submitting their abstract. If you did not receive this e-mail, please contact us by email.

General Instructions

  • All accepted abstracts will be presented in e-poster form. A limited number of accepted abstracts will also be selected by the Scientific Committee for oral presentation. Instructions for e-poster and oral presentation will be sent to the corresponding authors after the review process.
  • The presenting author of an accepted abstract must be registered to the Conference.


  • Submission of an abstract constitutes a formal commitment by the author to present the abstract in the session and at the time decided upon by the Conference Committee. One of the co-authors can take over if needed. Failure to present the abstract, for other than duly motivated reasons, will lead to rejection of abstract submission at the next ESICM LIVES Forum.
  • Registration fees for the presenting author will not be waived.
  • It is the authors' responsibility to submit abstracts in perfect order with no errors in spelling and grammar. Abstracts will not be corrected.
  • ESICM LIVES Forum does not accept case reports.
  • The authors agree that ESICM LIVES Forum will record the presentation for subsequent use as it deems appropriate.
  • The signing author certifies that any work with human or animal subjects related in this abstract complies with the guiding principles for experimental procedures as set forth in the Declaration of Helsinki and related publications.
  • Submitting an abstract also certifies that at the time of submission, the scientific material found within the abstract has not been presented at any other meeting and will not be published in other than abstract form prior to the ESICM LIVES Forum.

Failure to adhere to these rules will result in the automatic rejection of the abstract.

Scientific Programme & Accreditations

Learning Objectives

This conference aims to embrace the different monitoring options available to patients undergoing mechanical ventilation in different clinical scenarios, from the acute to the weaning phase.

LIVES Forum Committee

ESICM: Massimo Antonelli / Giacomo Bellani / Maurizio Cecconi / Claude Guérin
LOCAL: Laurent Brochard / Ricard Ferrer Roca / Oscar Peñuelas Rodriguez
SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD: Jordi Mancebo Cortes / Tommaso Mauri

This event has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 15 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

This event is compliant with the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice. For more information, please click here.

Educational Programme

The following workshops (5 hands-on sessions in rotation) will be held on Friday 4 May 2018 between 16:30-19:00.

  • Pes with Lu Chen & Daniel Talmor as instructors
  • Chest electrical impedance tomography with Tommaso Mauri & Claude Guérin as instructors
  • Respiratory mechanics with Gemma Rialp Cervera & Fernando Suárez Sipmann as instructors
  • Asynchronies with Leo Heunks and Lluis Blanch as instructors
  • Diaphragm ultrasound with Giacomo Bellani & Ramón Nogué Bou as instructors 

Please note that registration is mandatory.

Places are limited to 50 participants issued on a “first come - first served” basis.

Learning Objectives

Pes Chest EIT
* Monitoring oesophageal pressure during relaxed breathing * What is EIT and what are its main outputs?
* Monitoring oesophageal pressure during spontaneous breathing * An example of PEEP trial
* PEEP titration using oesophageal pressure in patients with ARDS * An example of different pressure support levels
Respiratory mechanics Asynchronies
* Bedside estimation of common static and dynamic mechanical parameters * Identify the major types of patient-ventilator asynchrony based on flow and airway pressure
* Role of lung mechanics measurements in lung protection * Learn how to optimise patient-ventilator interaction by changing ventilator settings
* Applied use of lung mechanics in different clinical situations * Learn advantages and disadvantages of the different techniques to identify patients-ventilator asynchrony
Diaphragm ultrasound
* Obtain visualisation of the left and right hemi-diaphragm
* Measurement of diaphragm thickness and thickening (linear probe)
* Measurement of diaphragm displacement (convex probe)