September 28, 2019

Sunday 29 September, 17.00-18.20, Room Berlin

Official Launch of LIVES 2019

ESICM’s 32nd Annual Congress officially starts on Sunday, 29th September with an Opening Session that will convey the congress highlights, a keynote presentation and the public acknowledgement of a number of inspiring scientists, whose contributions – both professional and to the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine – will be recognised.

ESICM President, Jozef Kesecioglu, will opened LIVES 2019 with a Welcome Address and an update on the Society’s achievements, activities and future initiatives, ending with the presentation of the 2019 Society Medal to one of our esteemed and long-serving members.

President-elect, Maurizio Cecconi, will then take to the stage to award the 2019 Honorary Memberships to three individuals who have all made outstanding contributions to the Society and/or the specialty of Intensive Care Medicine.

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Chair of the Division of Scientific Affairs, Armand Girbes, will describe what makes this year’s congress the most interactive of all our congresses to date.

Find out how to get the most out of your congress experience, how to meet some of the profession’s most senior experts and authors of our e-Modules and ask them all you have ever wanted to know!

Discover what there is to do in the LIVES Arena, Tech Lounge, NEXT Lounge and Simulation Centre. Join the “Expert Unplugged” sessions, daily podcasts and blogs. Take part in the highly-popular interactive debate sessions and learn more about the results of major clinical trials presented at daily, live online sessions!

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This year’s Opening Session will feature a keynote presentation by consultant and executive coach, Annemiek Nooteboom, on the importance of body language.

Being aware of the effect your body language has on others can help you navigate successfully throughout the different phases of your medical career. This talk will be a lighthearted exploration of the interaction between hierarchical position, dominant body language and gender differences.

Annemiek studied clinical psychology at the VU University Amsterdam and worked at VUmc as a trainer, coach and psychologist. Her experience inside the hospital enables her to relate to the situations faced by clinically-working professionals and she has developed various communication-enhancing programmes for medical departments and professionals. Her pragmatic approach can be applied immediately in the workplace and costs medical professionals as little time as possible.

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LIVES 2019 will then be officially opened. All delegates and faculty will be invited to join the Welcome Reception in the exhibition area.

Start your congress journey in good company and in anticipation of a full-on three days, making it an experience you won’t forget!


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