A warm welcome to our first fully digital congress!
The outgoing ESICM President, Jozef Kesecioglu, officially opened the LIVES Digital 2020 congress with a Welcome Address and an update on the Society’s achievements, activities, and future initiatives, ending with the presentation of the Society Medal to one of our long-serving members and the first nurse (and first woman) to receive this award, Carole Boulanger.
President-Elect, Maurizio Cecconi, awarded Honorary Membership to Ruth Kleinpell, Pascale Gruber and Jeffrey Lipman, who have all made outstanding contributions to the Society and/or the specialty of Intensive Care Medicine.
Chair of the Division of Scientific Affairs, Armand Girbes, detailed what makes this year’s congress the most interactive of all our congresses to date.
A host of international guests joined them to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on ICUs and our lives, among them, the authors of the Remdesivir and RECOVERY studies.
If you missed the Opening Session, you can watch the replay below: