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SICS Events

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 already confirmed include Kathryn Maitland, Niall Fergusson and Kevin Fong and a cracking social programme is being put together.

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SICS ASM abstract submisison is now open!

There are a range of oral and poster presentations with great prizes available so please submit your work, closing date 5pm Friday 4th October 2019.

Call for abstracts

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  • John Fraser
  • Derek Angus
  • Cathy MacDonald
  • Happy 50th John Fraser
  • Party time
  • Toast to the Haggis
  • Poster 1
  • Stephen Brett
  • Max Ralston
  • Jake Dunning
  • Mark Byers
  • Prize winners
  • Ceilidh

SICS Education Meeting 2018

12th & 13th November 2018, Edinburgh International Conference Centre

Thanks to everyone who came and made it a fantastic couple of days, we look forward to seeing you next year! Watch this space for more information.

The meeting is open to trainees, consultants, associate specialists, allied health professionals, nursing and students with an interest in Intensive Care Medicine.


The meeting covered a broad range of topics, this year it included:
- Point of care ultrasound in the critically ill

- DAS critical care intubation guidelines 

- Management of the critically ill obese patient

- Recovery following Intensive Care

- Peri-operative medicine for the high risk surgical population and it's influence on critical care services

- Music in the ICU

- HIV in the critically unwell

- Radiology for trauma

- Antibiotic resistance

- SIGSAG update

- Sleep hygiene

- Women in ICU

- Review of the year's key papers

- Pro/Con debate - ICU should be a solo specialty

+ more and there will be trainee case presentations and medical student poster and break out sessions.

The 28th SICS Annual Scientific Meeting, January 2019

  • John Fraser
  • Derek Angus
  • Cathy MacDonald
  • Happy 50th John Fraser
  • Party time
  • Toast to the Haggis
  • Poster 1
  • Stephen Brett
  • Max Ralston
  • Jake Dunning
  • Mark Byers
  • Prize winners
  • Ceilidh

The 27th SICS Annual Scientific Meeting, January 2018

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

 

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/

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