Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2017
Friday, January 27th, 2017
As the year moves into it’s final quarter, thoughts turn to the best critical care trials update meeting of them all – the Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2017. We’ve been busy behind the scenes to bring investigators for some of the best critical care trials of 2016 to the Titanic Centre in Belfast:
- Prof Mervyn Singer (London) – lead for the new Sepsis 3.0 definition
- Prof Gonzalo Hernandez (Madrid) – Chief Investigator for his high flow nasal oxygen study
- Prof Greet Van den Berghe (Leuven) – Chief Investigator for PEPaNIC, a paediatric parenteral nutrition study
- Dr Peter Hjortrup (Copenhagen) – Investigator for CLASSIC, a pilot trial comparing a restrictive fluid approach to a liberal fluid approach in septic shock (due for presentation at ESICM next month)
- Prof Anthony Gordon (London) – Chief Investigator for LEOPARDS, evaluating the novel inotrope levosimendan in septic shock (due for presentation at ESICM next month)
- Rob Mac Sweeney presents a brief overview of the other major trials, after which the entire faculty sifts through the year’s research to see what impressed them most in 2016.
It’s not all about the latest trials though, most of our speakers will also give a short 10 minute talk on how they actually manage a specific condition or therapy, rather than how the literature tells us we should do it. In addition, John Myburgh (Sydney) will discuss the latest trial formats and what to believe, in his talk “The Path to Truth”. Paul Marik (Virginia) thinks he has found “The Cure for Sepsis” and will present data to support his claim. Apparently, it’s a cheap and readily available therapy.
There is also the incredibly popular Informal Chat
session in the evening, where everyone moves into the bar area and a huge hour-long meandering discussion takes place between delegates and speakers. In addition, all delegates receive a free copy of the Critical Care Reviews Book
2017, summarising, critiquing and putting in context the 50 biggest critical care trials of 2016. If that’s not enough, continue your conversation with the speakers and other delegates over dinner afterwards. Few events offer this degree of interaction with genuine world experts.
The meeting is open to anyone with an interest in critical care – doctors, nurses, therapists, allied health professionals and students. Registration is available here. Six CPD points have been applied for. We already have delegates from across Ireland, the UK, Europe and the USA, so come and join them for an incredible day of discussion.
Please note, Critical Care Reviews is a not-for-profit organisation.