ESICM’S 2019 Research Awards
The ESICM Research and Industry Awards offer “something for everyone”, from junior to more experienced researchers, and from basic to clinical research.
Jan De Waele, Chair of the ESICM Research Committee, outlines the new process and different categories of awards.
The ESICM Research Awards Jury meeting took place in the ESICM Brussels office on Friday June 28th, 2019. The winners are announced on ESICM Awards webpage.
Section and working group
The Data Science section’s mission is to promote techniques and technology to improve outcomes by turning data into better care.
Its goals are to:
- Provide education for clinicians interested in developing or appraising new technology.
- Promote research into clinical applications of data-driven healthcare, encouraging translation of novel computing and artificial intelligence techniques.
- Drive data-sharing across Europe in a legal, ethical and publicly-acceptable way.
- Promote standard setting (e.g. for Electronic Medical Records) and benchmarking, as well as ensuring technology is aligned to the needs of patients and clinicians.
- Create a collaborative framework, facilitating the collaboration of ICU professionals, data scientists, engineers, legal and ethical experts, as well as engaging industry partners for patient benefit.
If you are an ESICM member interested in data science, including electronic health records, information technology, big data analysis or machine learning, you may be interested in joining the Data Science Section. You can do this by selecting the Data Science as a section of interest/voting section in your member info, by logging into your membership profile here.
Additionally, the Data Science Section aims to have at least one intensivist per intensive care unit in Europe as a contact person. The Data Science Section will primarily invite these contact persons to participate in important matters related to electronic health care use and data sharing.
If you would like to be the contact person for your ICU, please contact the Section Chair, Ari Ercole, or Deputy Chair, Paul Elbers, directly.
Technology Assessment and Health Informatics (TAHI).
This group is chaired by Theodoros Kyprianou and Marius Terblanche.
TAHI plays a regular role in the ESICM by contributing to the major meetings.
The TAHI group holds its annual meeting at the ESICM congress and launched the highly popular “Tech Lounge” at LIVES 2018 in Vienna.
Research – Trials
iCareWean “Weaning from mechanical ventilation: comparison of open-loop decision support system and routine care, in general medical ICU”.
Research – Surveys
What is the influence of Wikipedia and other web resources on acute and critical care decisions? This survey evaluated how important Wikipedia, Google and other web resources have become in the daily work of intensive care professionals.
Introducing the new Data Science Section
The ESICM Council has formally approved the Executive Committee proposal to create a new scientific section for Data Science at its meeting held in Brussels on 18 March 2019. The goals of the ESICM Data Science section will be to promote techniques and technology to improve outcomes by turning data into better care.
Understanding Telemedicine in the ICU
What role does (or can) telemedicine play in a modern ICU?
Are redesigned ICUs with remote technology at the core a threat to human resources/jobs?
Marius Terblanche discusses common perceptions about the onslaught of telemedicine and the potential of this type of technology for intensive care. He also provides some insight on the tele-ICU programme currently being implemented in his unit at Guy’s and St Thomas’ in London – the first of its kind in the UK and Europe.