Oral presentations - 6 best abstracts
Poster corners


Final programme
Faculty list


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


Review Process

We thank the abstracts submitters and congratulate those selected. We also encourage the authors not selected to resubmit for LIVES 2018 in Paris.


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


Scientific Programme & Accreditations

Learning Objectives

This conference aimed 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.

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Educational Programme

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

  • Pes with Lu Chen & Jordi Mancebo Cortes 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 & Marina Garcia de Acilu as instructors 

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)