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The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine is an Association of individual persons. Founded in March 1982 in Geneva, Switzerland, ESICM is a non-profit making international association.

Objective

ESICM supports and promotes the advancement of knowledge in intensive care medicine, in particular the promotion of the highest standards of multidisciplinary care of critically ill patients and their families through education, research and professional development.

Aims and Missions

  • To promote and coordinate activities in the different fields of intensive care medicine
  • To foster research and education
  • To provide recommendations and guidelines
  • To organise and coordinate international congresses and meetings

Structure and Organisation

The society consists of, and is managed by, the following groups:

  • The General Membership
  • The Council
  • The Executive Committee
  • The Divisions: Scientific affairs, Professional Development and Administrative affairs

General Membership
Besides profiting from the various benefits ESICM offers, many members participate actively and help the Society to move forward.

The base for most of the activities is formed by the scientific Sections.
Currently 11 different sections exist, each one dealing with a specific subject, such as Respiratory Failure, Sepsis, Ethics, etc.  In addition, Working Groups gather members across sections who want to work together on a specific subject.

Nurses and Allied Healthcare Professionals are represented in ESICM through the N&AHP Committee, which is active at all levels of the organisation.

The Council influences and controls decisions on all levels of the Society’s affairs.  Its national and international delegates reflect the regional and geographical reach of the Society.

The Divisions of Administrative Affairs, Scientific Affairs and Professional Development consist of several committees and sub committees and organise the various activities of the ESICM, such as congresses, research activities and training programmes. The divisions are coordinated and led by the Executive Committee, which is responsible for all business issues of the Association.

The General Assembly takes place each year during the Annual Congress.  All ESICM and ESPNIC members are invited to participate. It is the occasion whereby the Executive Committee reports on the business activities of the society. The General Assembly has moreover the duty to vote about acceptance, or rejection, of proposals, such as statute changes.

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ESICM Statutes

The first Statutes of the Society were written in March 1982 at the foundation meeting held in Geneva at the WHO (World Health Organisation). The latest version is available here:

Statutes: October 2016 (PDF 50KB)[EN]

Statutes: October 2016 (PDF 50KB)[FR]

 

The Statutes are accompanied by the Standard Operating Procedures of the Society, which contain additional information, as well as Internal Operating Instructions: they describe in detail important information about the daily work of the Society and include descriptions of committees, positions and procedures.

General Standard Operating Procedures – 2017 (PDF)

Administrative Secretariat

Rue Belliard, 19
BE – 1040 Brussels
Belgium

Tel: +32 2 559 03 50
Fax: +32 2 559 03 79

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ESICM Office

ESICM’s permanent administrative office is located in Brussels, Belgium. The office is managed by a Chief Executive Officer, appointed by the Executive Committee and directed by the ESICM General Secretary. The Brussels office staff are responsible for the daily work related to all the Society’s activities.

 

Representative Groups

Nursing

The representative body of ESICM nurse and AHP members.

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A Steering Committee that speaks on behalf of trainees and helps shape the future of the Society and of the discipline.

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Sections & Transversal Working Groups

Acute Kidney Injury

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Acute Respiratory Failure

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Cardiovascular Dynamics

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Ethics

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Health Services Research & Outcome

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Infection

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Metabolism, Endocrinology & Nutrition

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Neuro-Intensive Care

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Perioperative Intensive Care

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Systemic Inflammation and Sepsis

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Trauma and Emergency Medicine

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Global Intensive Care

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Physiotherapy

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Technology Assessment and Health Informatics

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY

General Assembly 2017

General Assembly 2016

General Assembly 2015