"improving intensive care in Scotland"

SICS Events

The 28th SICS Annual Scientific Meeting, January 2019

The 28th Scottish Intensive Care Society ASM is taking place on the 24th and 25th January 2019 at the Fairmont Hotel in St Andrews. A tremendous educational programme of international speakers has been lined up for you including Prof Derek Angus, Prof John Fraser, Prof Stephen Brett, Prof Bronagh Blackwood, Colonel Mark Byers and covering topics such as sepsis, ALI, ventilation, icu survivorship, chemical terrorism, new infectious diseases outbreaks and critical care, improving family decisions, weaning and much more.

To book your place, early bird registration closes friday 7th December!


Abstract submission is now open! Closing date 5pm Friday 5th October 2018.

Call for abstracts

Submission process

Abstract guidelines

Abstract template

The 27th SICS Annual Scientific Meeting, January 2018

The 27th Scottish Intensive Care Society ASM took place on the 25th & 26th of January at the Fairmont Hotel in St Andrews. Was a cracking few days with informative and challenging talks from all our speakers, thank you! The lively social programme was a hit yet again. Thank you to everyone who attended and made it such a fantastic few days, photos to follow shortly!

  • ASM 2018 networking
  • ASM 2018 Prof Rubenfeld
  • ASM 2018 Dr Puxty
  • ASM 2018 El Presidentes
  • ASM 2018 Dr Terblanche
  • ASM 2018 Prof Bellomo


The SICS Principles of Intensive Care Training (PICT) Courses

This one-day simulation-based 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, is 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

The course is held in the Scottish Clinical Simulation Centre in Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

For more information and to book see https://scschf.org/courses/

SICS Education Meeting

The very successful 2017 SICS Education Meeting ran on the 23rd and 24th of November at the Teacher Building in Glasgow. 

Topics covered included:

  • 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

The meeting will run again in November 2018 and is open to trainees, consultants, associated specialists, allied health professionals and nursing staff with an interest in Intensive Care Medicine.

ASM 2018 venueASM 2018 poster discussion 1ASM 2018 travel grantASM 2018 party timeASM 2013 #3golfers