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August 2017
24th August 2017
Name: Respiratory Critical Care
Venue: The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital
City: Glasgow
Further Information: Download File
Description: Respiratory Critical Care is a meeting for all healthcare professionals involved in the management of respiratory failure and respiratory pathology within the critical care environment.

Topics include:

Advanced Ventilation
Airway Pressure Release Ventilation - Martyn Hawkins, Consultant Intensivist, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert
Neurally-adjusted Ventilatory Assist - James Ruddy, Consultant Intensivist, Monklands Hospital, Airdrie
Patient Ventilator Asynchrony - Luigi Camporota, Consultant Intensivist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London
Ventilation Beyond the Hospital - Scott Davidson, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow

Respiratory Disease on the Intensive Care Unit
Interstitial Lung Disease - Steve Bicknell Consultant Respiratory Physician, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow
Lung Transplant - James Lordan, Consultant Transplant Physician,Freeman Hospital Transplant Service, Newcastle upon Tyne
Cystic Fibrosis and NIV - Stephen Thomson and Chris Carlin, Consultant Respiratory Physicians, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow
Advances in Pleural Medicine - Kevin Blyth, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow

Adjuncts to Respiratory Failure
The Future of Extracorporeal Respiratory Support - Nick Barrett, Consultant Intensivist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London
Perfluorocarbons - Carl Davis, Consultant Surgeon and Intensivist, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow
Chest CT Interpretation - David Stobo, Consultant Respiratory Radiologist, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow

Pro-Con: This house believes that the Intensivist who can ventilate effectively has no need for extracorporeal respiratory support. Martin Hughes, Consultant Intensivist, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow; Ian Scott, Consultant Intensivist, Intensive Care Unit, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
29th August 2017
Name: Scottish ECMO Referrers Day
Venue: Suttie Centre
Address 1: Forresterhill
City: Aberdeen
Contact: gillianpark@nhs.net
Contact Phone: 01224559847
Description: What happened to my patient? - The Scottish ECMO Referrers Day

Topics include:

Indications for ECMO
Referral criteria and how to refer
Considerations around cannulation
ECMO complications
Ongoing support
ECMO follow up
Case studies
September 2017
7th to
8th September 2017
Name: The 2017 SICSAG/NRS Critical Care Specialty Group Annual Conference
Venue: Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel
City: Glasgow
Further Information: Download File
Description: Topics include:

Biomarker Guided Antibiotic Therapy in Critical Care
Family satisfaction in ICU
Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA)
ICU admission decision making
ICU Strain
Combining units: shared learning
22nd September 2017
Name: Viruses, Ventilation, Viagra: critical care at the cutting edge
Venue: Western General Hospital
Address 1: Medical Education Centre
City: Edinburgh
Contact: Caroline.Hughes@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk
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Description: A study day for nurses, AHPs, ACCPs, medical staff.


08.45 Registration

Plenary Session One: Lecture Theatre

09.30 Airway emergencies Dr Graham Nimmo

10.00 Long Term Ventilation Dr Anthony Bateman

10.30 Coffee

Rooms 1-4 Medical Education Centre

11.00 A Echocardiography & critical care ultrasound

B Practical Organ Donation

C Bugs in intensive care: a virtual Microbiology ward round

D Advanced ventilation

12.00 Repeat workshops

13.00 Lunch

13.45 Repeat workshops x2

15.45 Break

Plenary Session Two: Lecture Theatre

16.00 Quality improvement Dr Ross Paterson

16.30 Going Viral: update on HIV, Hepatitis C and Haemorrhagic Fever Dr Rebecca Sutherland

17.00 Feedback and close
23rd to
27th September 2017
Name: 30th ESICM Annual Congress
City: Vienna
Description: An international faculty presenting updates on a broad range of ICU topics.
October 2017
17th October 2017
Name: SICS Principles of Intensive Care Training Course
Venue: The Scottish Clinical Simulation Centre
Address 1: Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Contact: fv-uhb.scschf@nhs.net
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Description: This one-day course, which is suitable for FY2, Year 1/2 ACCS and CT 1/2 trainees in acute specialties, ACCPs and experienced ICU or HDU nurses, has been designed to help you to recognise, assess and manage acutely ill adults who require critical care.

Topics covered in the course include:

• Assessment and initial management of the critically ill adult
• Emergency airway management
• Respiratory failure and mechanical ventilation
• Shock, invasive monitoring and circulatory support
• Acute brain injury
• Severe sepsis and septic shock

• Clinical human factors
• Team working and communication
• Clinical decision making
• Critical events in the ventilated patient
November 2017
23rd to
24th November 2017
Name: SICS Education Meeting
Venue: Teacher Building
City: Glasgow
Contact: sicstrainees@gmail.com
Description: The SICS Trainee Committee is proud to announce the return of our successful education meeting.

Open to trainees, consultants, associated specialists, allied health professionals and nursing staff with an interest in Intensive Care Medicine.

Topics (more to be confirmed):

• Palliative Care in the Critical Care Unit
• Update on seizure management and management of functional disorders
• Clinical application of ultrasound in the ICU
• Interstitial Lung Disease in the ICU
• Human Factors in Intensive Care Unit
• Management of Acute Liver Failure
• Management of complex pneumothorax and other pleural disorders
30th November 2017
Name: Renal Critical Care
Venue: The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital
City: Glasgow
Description: An update on the advances in renal failure and RRT. Topics include:

Acute Kidney Injury network: the London experience
Perioperative acute kidney injury
Protecting the kidney in critical illness
Renal transplant in the ICU: the nephrologist's perspective
Renal transplant in the ICU: the transplant surgeon's perspective
Biomarkers in acute kidney injury
Renal recovery on RRT
December 2017
4th to
6th December 2017
Name: ICS State of the Art
Venue: ACC
City: Liverpool
Description: State of the Art is getting bigger and better, with new faces, fresh content, and more relevance to your daily clinical practice. We've redesigned our format to be more interactive and give you plenty of chances to ask questions, exchange views and network.

Content highlights include:

peri-op medicine & ICU: the interface
all-new, all-day trauma track
new concepts in medical frailty
is there a place for standalone HDUs?
robotics in healthcare
new ideas in bedside imaging
human factors, design, ergonomics
acute cardiology: new guidelines
how to get your patient into the cath lab
new respiratory guidelines
interactive Research Clinic – bring your ideas
infection: novel imaging, emerging diseases
pain, sleep and psychology in critical care
critical care education & knowledge transfer ...and much more.
January 2018
25th to
26th January 2018
Name: SICS 27th Annual Scientific Meeting
Venue: Fairmont Hotel
City: St Andrews
Further Information: Download File
Description: A two day state of the art meeting open to all health care professionals working in Critical Care. A world renowned faculty including Rinaldo Bellomo, Gordon Rubenfeld, Paul Dark, Mike Grocott and many more delivering cutting edge talks on a range of topics including precision sepsis identification, diagnosis, management and targets, oxygen, fluid and vasopressor therapy, eCPR, care of the critically ill obstetric patient, gangrene and the use of innovative technology in Critical Care.

Fantastic entertainment is of course guaranteed with the annual dinner and ceilidh.

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