Structure

The Council members are:

  • The national representatives of the members in the individual European countries
  • The representatives of the international members
  • The Chairpersons of each scientific section of the Society
  • The members of the Executive Committee
  • The Chairpersons of each Education Committee

The representatives of the members of the Society in individual countries should be elected by the Ordinary and Honorary members of these countries.

The Executive Committee consists of six voting members and seven ex-officio members.
  • Voting members are the President, the President Elect, the Treasurer, the Secretary and the Chairpersons of the Divisions of Scientific Affairs and Professional Development.
  • The ex-officio members are invited to attend all Executive Committee meetings.

The Congress Committee is responsible for the scientific development and proceeding of the ESICM Annual Congress and other scientific events, such as LIVES Forums.

The Research Committee represents the research interests, activities and relationships of the ESICM.

The Research Committee aims to foster high-quality multidisciplinary research in ICM by facilitating, integrating, initiating and supporting research conducted by members or research groups of the ESICM or external collaborating individuals and groups. The Research Committee provides mechanisms for these research groups to interact with the ESICM, and the Research Committee is the responsible body for managing this interaction.

 

  • The Research Committee with its Sub committee:
    • Methodology Group

The Education and Training Committee (ETC) is the structure that ensures the coordination of all professional training and educational activities within ESICM. Its objectives include the organisation and development of all educational activities and standards in the respect of the overall strategy validated by the Executive Committee of ESICM. All training and educational activities of ESICM are marketed under the label of the ESICM Academy. The ETC is also responsible for conducting research and evaluation in the field of education.

The ETC is composed of:

  • EDIC Examinations Sub-Committee
  • EDEC Curriculum Sub-Committee
  • E-Learning Sub-Committee
  • Clinical Training Sub-Committee
  • CoBa-Faculty

The Administrative Committee is responsible for all administrative tasks, including the administration of the membership and management of the Brussels office.
Moreover, the Administrative Committee is responsible for the development and processing of strategies related to public relations and general communications.

The Division includes the following committees and sections:

  • The ESICM Registry Committee
  • The Financial Department

The objectives of the Social Media and Digital Content Committee are:

  • to promote the highest standards of content
  • to review and monitor scientific texts in journals and Journal Review Club,
  • Social media, Section webinars and websites
  • to create and solicit contents for publishing on social media and digital portal

The Nurses and Allied Healthcare Professionals Committee is the representative body of ESICM nurse and AHP members.

The main objective of the Committee is to facilitate the integration of nurses and other allied healthcare professionals within all other ESICM Committees and to develop active participation at all levels of the Society.

The NEXT Steering Committee speaks on behalf of trainees and helps shape the future of the Society and of the discipline.

The 16 representatives of the NEXT Steering Committee are elected by all members of NEXT.

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:

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.

ESICM’s permanent 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.

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The Council

The number of representatives which can be elected are

  • European countries:
    • One national representative per European country with more than 25 ESICM Ordinary and Honorary members.
    • One common representative for all European countries with less than 25 ESICM Ordinary and Honorary members.
  • International members may elect one representative for each of the following five defined regions if they have 100 or more members (alphabetic order):
    • Africa
    • Asia-Pacific
    • Central and South America
    • Middle-East
    • North America
    • One national representative per non-European country with more than 500 International and Honorary members. The country will not be part of a region as long as its membership is above 500
  • National and International representatives are elected for one term of two years, non-renewable.
  • The definitions for the five regions are given in Appendix A of the ESICM General Standard Operating Procedures.

The duties of a Council member are

  • To be responsible for mutual contacts between the Society and the country members, the local intensive care society and the health authorities
  • To promote the Society in the country and to recruit members
  • To attend the Council meetings twice a year. One is held in March in Brussels, and one in the Autumn, during the Annual Congress of the Society
  • To vote on resolutions from the Executive Committee
  • To present proposals to the Executive Committee
  • To actively participate in the ESICM’s various activities and committees
  • To help in the organisation of EDIC
  • To ratify the Executive Committee changes in the SOPs

National Representatives 

Austria Thomas Hamp, Vienna
Belgium Patrick Biston, Charleroi
Czech Republic Jan Benes, Usti nad Labem
Denmark Nicolai Rosenkrantz Segelcke Haase, Copenhagen
Finland Matti Reinikainen, Kuopio
France Antoine Vieillard-Baron, Boulogne-Billancourt
Germany Roland Francis, Berlin
Greece Vasileios Bekos, Athens
Hungary Lorinc Zavorszky, Budapest
Ireland Colman O’Loughlin, Dublin
Israel Peter Van Heerden, Jerusalem
Italy Katia Donadello, Verona
Lithuania Jone Jackeviciute, Kaunas
The Netherlands Rik Gerritsen, Leeuwarden
Norway Nicholas Barlow, Oslo
Poland Mariusz Piechota, Łódź
Portugal Sofia Escorcio, Madere
Romania Ioana Grintescu, Bucharest
Russia Federation Sergey Petrikov, Saint-Petersburg
Slovenia Anja Kramaric, Novo Mesto
Spain José A. Lorente, Madrid
Sweden Michelle Chew, Linköping
Switzerland Matthias Hilty, Zurich
Turkey Tughan Utku, Istanbul
United Kingdom Julia A. Wendon, London

Representative of the Countries counting <25 ordinary members: Dragana Loncar Stojilkovic, Serbia

International Members Representatives

 

Africa Representative Assem Abdel-Razek, Egypt
Asia-Pacific Representative Tapas Sahoo, India
Central & South American Representative Flavio e. Nacul, Brazil
Middle East Representative Ashraf Al Tayar, Saudi Arabia
North American Representative Nathan Nielsen, USA

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee

Secretary & Chair of the Administrative Committee: Lui Forni – Guildford, United Kingdom

Treasurer: Jean-Louis Teboul – Paris, France

Chair of the Congress Committee Armand R J Girbes – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Chairperson of the Education & Training Committee: Frantisek Duska – Prague, Czech Republic

Ex-officio members

  • Past-president: Jozef Kesecioglu – Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Chair of the Research Committee: Jan De Waele – Ghent, Belgium
  • The Chairperson of the Social Media and Digital Content Committee: Adrian Wong – Guildford, United Kingdom
  • Chair of the N&AHP Committee: Johannes Mellinghoff –  London, United Kingdom
  • Chair of the NEXT Committee: Stefan Schaller – Berlin, Germany
  • Editor-in-Chief of the ICM journal: Giuseppe Citerio – Monza, Italy
  • Editor-in-Chief of the Intensive Care Medicine Experimental (ICMx): Nicole Juffermans – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Chief Executive Officer: Joël Alexandre – Brussels, Belgium

Led by

Maurizio Cecconi (Italy)
ESICM President

Elie Azoulay (France)
ESICM President-Elect

The Congress Committee

The Congress Committee is composed of:

  • The Chairperson of the Congress Committee
  • The Chairperson of each Section
  • The Chairperson of the Research Committee
  • The Chairperson of the Education & Training Committee or the Chairperson of the Clinical Training Committee
  • The N&AHP representative
  • The Chairperson of the NEXT Committee
  • One representative of the NEXT Committee
  • Ex officio other committee chairs or officers, as appointed by the Chairperson of the Committee.

Aims and Missions
The Congress Committee is responsible for:

  • the preparation and presentation of the ESICM Annual Congress
  • coordinating the proposals and activities of the sections and their research groups
  • the scientific design and content of meetings organised jointly with other associations, such as the LIVES Forum.

Led by

Armand R J Girbes (The Netherlands), the Chair of the Congress Committee.

The Research Committee

The Research Committee is composed of:

  • Chairperson of the Research Committee
  • One representative from each Section, nominated by the section chair and approved by the Executive Committee
  • Two representatives of the NEXT Committee
  • One representative of the N&AHP Committee

Aims and Missions
The Research Committee is responsible for:

  • Methodology Group

      The Methodology Group is composed of:

      • the Editor-in-Chief or editors of the Intensive Care Medicine Journal
      • the Chairperson of the Research Committee
      • two representatives of the NEXT Committee
      • 4 co-opted members, with experience in methodology, appointed by the Chairperson of the Methodology Group with the EC approval for a 2-year period, renewable once

Aims and Missions
To facilitate education, research and professional development within the Society. This unit has developed a strategy and system to commission, design and complete systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

Led by

Jan De Waele (Belgium), is the Chair of the Research Committee.

The Education and Training Committee

The members of the Education and Training Committee are:

  • The Chairperson of the Education and Training Committee
  • The Chairperson of the Congress Committee
  • The Chairperson of the EDIC Sub-Committee
  • The Chairperson of the EDEC Curriculum Sub-Committee
  • The Chairperson of the E-learning Sub-Committee
  • The Chairperson of the Clinical Training Sub-Committee
  • The Chairperson of the CoBa Faculty
  • One representative from the N&AHP Committee
  • One representative from the NEXT Committee
  • Ex officio other committee chairs, Council members and co-opted members approved by the Executive Committee

Aims and Mission
The Education and Training Committee is in charge of developing and promoting the educational and training strategy of the ESICM and to implement the associated operational tasks.


EDIC Examinations Sub-Committee, composed of:

  • The Chairperson of the EDIC Examinations Sub-Committee will be elected by the Council members and approved by the Executive Committee. Eligible candidates have a track record of composing and evaluating Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) in intensive care medicine, such as the EDIC exams.
  • 12 members are nominated by the EDIC Examinations Sub-Committee, subject to approval by the Executive Committee.
  • One representative of the NEXT Committee (this member should hold a full EDIC qualification)

Aims and Mission

The EDIC Examinations Sub-Committee is responsible for the organisation and delivery of the EDIC Part I and II exams. The EDIC Examinations Sub-Committee is under the responsibility of the Chairperson of the Education and Training Committee.

 


EDEC Curriculum Sub-Committee, composed of:

  • A Chairperson, elected by the Council members and approved by the Executive Committee
  • Up to 10 members are nominated by the EDEC Curriculum Sub-Committee, subject to approval by the Executive Committee.

Aims and Mission

The EDEC Curriculum Sub-Committee is responsible for the organisation and delivery of the curriculum on advanced echocardiography in intensive care medicine. The EDEC Curriculum Sub-Committee is under the responsibility of the Chairperson of the Education and Training Committee.

 



E-Learning Committee, composed of:

  • The Chairperson of the e-Learning Sub-Committee, to be elected by the Council members and approved by the Executive Committee.
    The Chairs (or representatives) of the EDIC Sub-Committee, of the EDEC Sub-Committee, of the Clinical Training Sub-Committee and of the CoBa-Faculty
  • 13 members (one per section’s field) jointly nominated by the e-Learning Sub-Committee and the Section Chair, subject to approval by the Executive Committee
  • Two representatives of the NEXT Committee
  • One representative of the N&AHP Committee

Aims and Mission
To develop and maintain the Society’s e-learning platform that powers the educational activities of ESICM.


Clinical Training Committee, composed of:

  • The Chair of the Clinical Training Sub-Committee will be elected by the Council members and approved by the Executive Committee
  • Six members nominated by the Clinical Training Sub-Committee and validated by the Executive Committee
  • Two representatives of the NEXT Committee

Aims and Mission
To develop, maintain and promote training programmes for intensive care medicine.


CoBaFaculty, composed of:

  • A Chairperson
  • Up to six nominated members
  • The Chairs of the ESICM Clinical Training Sub-Committee, ESICM E-learning Sub-Committee, ESICM EDIC Exams Sub-Committee, ESICM EDEC Curriculum Sub-Committee

Aims and Mission
To maintain, promote and develop the CoBaTrICE programmes on behalf of the Society.


National Training Committee, composed of:

  • The ESICM President, who is the Chairperson of this Committee
  • The Chairperson of the Education and Training Committee
  • One representative (National Training Coordinator) of each NTO. For countries with no NTO, the position can be held by a representative designated by the National Society for Intensive Care Medicine (NSICM) that has an Agreement with ESICM. More than one representative from a given country may exist when there exists in that country more than one NTO/NSICM. Each NTO/NSICM that has an Agreement with ESICM has the right to nominate a delegate.
  • Observers, approved by the Executive Committee, or ESICM Officers. They may include: Trainees in intensive care medicine, Delegates from other Societies related to education and training in intensive care medicine.

Aims and Mission
To advance the Society’s relationships and shared objectives with other National Training Organisations (NTO) and with other stakeholders related to education and training in intensive care medicine.

Led by

Frantisek Duska (Czech Republic), is the Chairperson of the Education and Training Committee.

Social Media and Digital Content Committee

The members of the Social Media and Digital Content Committee are:

  • The Chairperson of the Social Media and Digital Content Committee
  • Three representatives of the NEXT Committee
  • One representative of the N&AHP Committee

Other contributors may be:

  • A representative of each section, appointed by the Section Chairperson, in charge of the communication on the sections’ activities
  • Four ESICM Members with specific skills in social media and digital communication, nominated by SM & DG Committee and approved by EC

Aims and Mission
The objectives of the Social Media and Digital Content Committee are:
• to promote the highest standards of content
• to review and monitor scientific texts in journals and Journal Review Club,
• Social media, Section webinars and websites
• to create and solicit contents for publishing on social media and digital portal

Led by

Adrian Wong (United Kingdom), is the Chairperson of the Social Media and Digital Content Committee.

Administrative Committee

The ESICM Registry Committee

The Registry Committee consists of a board and members including:

  • Chair of the Committee
  • Chair of the Division of Administrative Affairs.

Members of the Committee are appointed by the Chair following application.

Aims and Missions
The European Registry of Intensive Care is a keystone project of ESICM which is intended to develop a broad registry of intensive care units and services throughout Europe.

Led by

Lui Forni (United Kingdom), the Chairperson of the Administrative Committee, he is also the Secretary of ESICM.

The ESICM Financial Department

The Treasurer is in charge of all financial activities, including the financial planning and management of the assets of the Society. He supervises the bookkeeping and accounts of the Society with the help of an expert accountant. He reports to the Executive Committee, the Council and the General Assembly. The Treasurer prepares the annual statement and a report on estimates for meetings.

Managed by

Jean-Louis Teboul (France), the Treasurer, who is also the Deputy Chair of the Division of Administrative Affairs.

Nursing

Nurses and Allied Healthcare Professionals

ESICM actively encourages membership from any health professionals working or strongly associated with intensive care. Currently, there are nurses and physiotherapist members from more than 15 European countries and  opportunities to link and share practices and experience via the Annual Congress, as well as research projects.

N&AHP Committee Members

  • Congress Committee: Margo Van Mol – The Netherlands
  • Research Committee: Nikos Efsthathiou – United Kingdom
  • Committee Members:
    Anne-Sophie Debue – France
    Marta Borowska – Belgium
    Carole Boulanger – United Kingdom
    Katerina Iliopoulou – United Kingdom

Aims and Strategy

  • Raise the profile of intensive care nursing and allied healthcare professionals within the ESICM and among European nurses and AHP;
  • Work to increase the opportunities for nurses and AHP across Europe to attend the congress and to be involved in pre-congress activities;
  • Provide support for first time congress presenters, from abstract submission through to presentation;
  • Develop networking opportunities for nurses and allied health professionals across Europe, both at the annual congress and via the ESICM N&AHP webpages;
  • Provide opportunities for nurses and allied health professionals to get involved in collaborative research studies.

Led by

Johannes Mellinghoff (United Kingdom)