October 4, 2016


Joint Session with NCS     

Great minds think alike…

The central theme of this #neuro session chaired by Peter LeRoux (Philadelphia, United States) and Geert Meyfroidt (Leuven, Belgium) is the transatlantic collaboration, which has led to joint initiatives to publish guidelines that have been developed, endorsed and approved by the two leading societies/sections in the field of neurocritical care. 

ESICM and the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) have teamed up a number of times in recent years to create practical clinical guidelines, based on the available scientific evidence, to help clinicians around the globe in treating neurocritically ill patients. This strong collaboration is not a thing of the past, as this group of neuro-specialists are currently working together and will continue working together in the future on developing and updating guidelines designed to guide neurocritical care.

PHOTO: NCS/ESICM Consensus Conference on Multimodality Neuromonitoring 2013

This joint session is well balanced, with two presentations on guidelines that are currently being developed or planned (ICH = intracerebral haemorrhage and fluid management in brain injured patients); two talks that update on the recent joint consensus conferences on multimodality monitoring and subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) and finally, two important presentations that follow up on recent guidelines developed by the societies separately.

PHOTO: Task force meeting for ‘Fluid management in acute brain injury’, on Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Here is the full rundown of collaborative experts from ESICM & NCS and their timely neuro topics:

Full medical treatment in ICH: Is it reasonable?    
Claude Hemphill (San Francisco, United States)
Fluid management in brain-injured patients: Is everything crystal clear?    
Fabio Silvio Taccone (Brussels, Belgium)
Moving forward since the consensus on multimodality monitoring: The future is…now
Giuseppe Citerio (Monza, Italy)

Critical Care Management of SAH: Any novelties since the NCS/ESICM recommendations?    
Romergriko Geocadin (Baltimore, United States)
Are ESICM recommendations on EEG monitoring in the ICU applied?    
Mauro Oddo (Lausanne, Switzerland)
NCS recommendations for the management of devastating brain injury: What have we learned?    
Jose Suarez (Houston, United States)


This comprehensive session demonstrates the ambition of both societies to continue in this collaborative vein, to both follow up on what has been done in the past, and to develop and discuss future initiatives…

Whether you are a neuro specialist or not, this session is the one to update on the state of art in this area…


04.10.2016, 16:00 – 18:00, room Amsterdam     


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