State of the Art is back!

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New website, registration and abstract submission go live next week!

Key facts:

Venue: London ExCeL (ICS members will be asked for views on 2017 venue soon)

Abstract deadline Aug 30th. Video presentations will be possible in selected categories.  Acceptance notifications by Oct 10th.

CPD: 15 CPD points

Early bird ICS member rates (inclusive of VAT)

Consultants £450 ● Trainees £450 ● SASG £450 ● Nursing & AHP £190 ● ACCP £190

Non-member and standard rates available shortly for the above.  Better still, join the ICS now and get free transfer accident insurance, JICS subscription, and discounts – why wait?

Low resource countries £190 ● Students £190

Key programme items:

Day 1

Opening plenary

The three unfinished revolutions in intensive care  ● Pro-con: is the RCT dead in ICU?  ● Women in UK ICM: why only 10%? 

Main sessions – afternoon

Joint session with ACTACC: cardiac critical care update ● building the future: learning from space medicine, Formula 1, and Google Deepmind ● Point of care ultrasound: the next steps ● Jean-Louis Vincent Masterclass ● Emergency Medicine are from Venus, ICU are from Mars: shedding light on the ICU/ED interface ● Sepsis 3×3 ● Recovery from critical illness: mapping the journey ● Ultrasonic masterclass: UK showcase

Day 2

Main sessions – morning

Year in review: NCBR update & critical care rehabilitation ● Cutting edge interventions in ICU: radiology, REBOA and VA-ECMO ● Joint session with Society for Acute Medicine ● From Ivory Tower to Desert Island ● Masterclass: ICU follow-up ● Rise of the machines: emerging technology in ICM ● The view from the ICU bed ● Delirium and sedation ● Social media in critical care: where next? 

Main sessions – afternoon

Evolutions in UK practice ● Who cares for the carers?  Staff welfare in critical care ● Treating the lung: can we make progress in ARDS? ● Global challenges in critical care ● Joint session with PICS: transition to adulthood ● Supplementation in ICU: a waste of time? ● David Bennett session: Kath Maitland on life, Africa and critical care

Day 3

Main sessions – morning

Year in review: organ donation, & cancer critical care ● Nutrition: N American and European perspectives ● Ethics and decision making: a new UK framework ● Oxygen: COAST, new science, and BTS guidelines ● Clinical trials – challenges past and future ● The Cauldon ● Trainee Committee session ● Regionalisaton and smaller ICUs: UK & the world

Closing plenary

UK research – big-name trials and new faces

We made a lot of changes last year, with new formats, more clinically relevant topics and more interactivity.   Listen to any of last December’s talks for free and see what you think, or see the selected enhanced AV materials below. You can also subscribe to our iTunes podcast page.

We’re moving to e-posters for 2016 – watch this space for abstract submission, full programme and speaker details!

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