The 29th SICS Annual Scientific Meeting, January 2020
The 29th Scottish Intensive Care Society ASM is taking place on the 23rd and 24th of January at the Fairmont Hotel in St Andrews. It's going to be another fantastic few days. World class speakers include Kathryn Maitland, Niall Fergusson, Kevin Fong, Chris Turner, Alison Jones, Matthieu Komorowski, Paul Frost, Chris Thorpe, Martin McKechnie, Jecko Thachil and more.
With meet the professor sessions, parallel streams and an incredible range of topics - oxygen therapy, do we still need ARDS, post-ICU recovery, clinical masterclasses in paediatric, cardiovascular and liver problems, global health, intravenous fluids, blood transfusion, the future of acute respiratory failure, AI in ICU, organ donation, organising trauma care in Scotland, excellence and sustainability in smaller ICUs, coagulopathy in ICU, perspectives from African critical care and lots, lots more.
As always, it's much more than just the meeting, we have put together a cracking evening's entertainment for you as you unwind in a luxurious venue. See you there!!
SICS education meeting
Apex hotel, Grassmarket, Edinburgh
The annual SICS education meeting ran on the 9th of September and we had a fantastic day. Loads of great talks including covering malignancy in critical illness, early mobilisation in ICU, regional anaesthesia techniques in critical care, challenging paediatric critical care cases, the management of hypertension in ICU, a review of the evidence from 2019 and lots more. Both the medical student essay prize and the trainee case presentation prizes were hotly contested and the standard was excellent. Thank you everyone who attended and look forward to seeing you next year.
Photo gallery of previous meetings:
The 28th SICS Annual Scientific Meeting, January 2019
The 27th SICS Annual Scientific Meeting, January 2018
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/