General Information

Organised by the ESICM and the Dutch Intensive Care Society (NVIC), this LIVES FORUM aims to provide a complete picture of the latest knowledge updates in heart-lung interactions to improve the treatment of critically ill patients. Physicians, nurses, and scientists from all over Europe, we will learn from one another.

We look forward to welcoming all experts and participants for some days of experiential workshops, keynotes, panel discussions, and networking opportunities.


This LIVES Forum will welcome you in Utrecht (The Netherlands) from 22-24 June 2023, in the splendid setting of Jaarbeurs.

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

Conference Venue & Transportation in Utrecht


MediaPlazia (see map)
Jaarbeursplein 6
Utrecht 3521 AL

Access to the venue

By airplane

Schiphol is the biggest airport in the Netherlands, and the 4th largest in Europe. When arriving at Schiphol Airport you have different transport options to get to Utrecht. You could take a taxi, bus or rent a car, but the easiest way to get to central Utrecht is by train. The train station Schiphol is directly underneath the passenger terminal.

Other airports in the Netherlands  

Because of high landing costs at Schiphol, many airlines offer cheap direct flights from smaller airports that are a bit further away, but still at a reasonable distance from Utrecht.

  • Eindhoven Airport
  • Rotterdam The Hague airport

By train


By train in the Netherlands

It takes approximately 37m to travel from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal by train, over a distance of around 34 km. There are normally 4 trains per hour that travel from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal and tickets start from €10.80. Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) is the principal passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. You can plan your journey on their website:

By car

Utrecht is easily accessible by car via the A2, A12, A27 and A28 motorways. Amsterdam is a 30-minute drive away and cities such as Brussels and Cologne are approximately two hours away. If you come by car, you can park at one of the P+R locations around the city. You can also park your car in the city centre in one of the Interparking car parks.

CME Credits

The ESICM LIVES Forum 2023 in Utrecht, Netherlands, 22/06/2023-24/06/2023 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) for a maximum of 15 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).

Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

The EACCME® is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS),
Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Information on the process to convert EACCME® credits to AMA credits can be found at

Live educational activities occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC® credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.