CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 183  |  June 7th 2015

 

Welcome to the 183rd Critical Care Reviews Newsletter, bringing you the best critical care research published in the past week, plus a wide range of free full text review articles, guidelines, commentaries, editorials, study critiques, correspondence and case reports from hundreds of clinical and scientific journals.

Away from the literature, there are two huge meetings on this month. This week in Dublin Castle, the Intensive Care Society of Ireland jointly host a respiratory meeting with the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, while in just 2 weeks it's my favourite event of the year, the fantastic SMACC Conference, taking place in Chicago. There's still time to register for both, so if you haven't yet, don't miss out. You only have to look at the respective programmes (Dublin | Chicago) to see how great these events are. There are also workshops at both, including one at SMACC on evidence-based medicine I'll be helping with. We have the incredible Simon Carley, Richard Body, Ken Milne, Scott Aberegg, and David Newman giving an insight into understanding evidence-based medicine in our Stop Gambling: Applying Evidence to Practice workshop.

Continuing the run-up to SMACC, this week's Topic of the Week is perioperative goal-directed therapy, starting with a paper on the evidence for goal-directed therapy in surgical patients in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.

Oh, and the best of this week's literature is included also...

 

Research

Review Articles

Neurological

Circulatory

Respiratory

Renal

Metabolic

Sepsis

Trauma

Toxicology

Immunology

Miscellaneous

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Review Articles

Editorials

Correspondence

Chest

Review Articles 

Editorials

Guidelines

Case Reports

Anesthesiology

Review Articles

Editorials

Case Reports

Anesthesia & Analgesia

Review Articles

Correspondence

British Journal of Anaesthesia

Review Articles

Editorials

Anaesthesia

Review Articles

Editorials

Medicina Intensiva

Review Articles

Meetings

Preparations for the 2016 meeting are all ready well underway. Once again, we plan to review the major studies of the previous year, aiming to answer the question clinicians want answered - "should I implement the results of this trial into my daily practice?" To help with this, we will have a combination of chief investigators for some of these studies plus major international intensivists to provide commentary. The event will be held at the stunning, new multi-million pound Titanic Centre, birthplace of RMS Titanic, recently voted Europe's top tourist attraction.

If you haven't yet attended this modern, niche meeting, then put the date Friday January 29th in your diary. Both delegate and speaker feedback from previous meetings has been incredibly positive, allowing the event to grow and attract some of the biggest global names in critical care. The Titanic Centre is just minutes from Belfast City Airport, with a hotel within 3 minutes walking distance, and is a 20 minute walk from the city centre, including the Cathedral Quarter, Belfast's cultural centre full of great restaurants and pubs. Talks are given in the setting of the rebuilt famous staircase from the great ship, while both the hugely popular "informal chat" session and dinner overlook the floodlite slipways where Titanic and Olympic were launched. With some exciting new innovations planned, this new meeting promises to delivery on it's burgeoning reputation. Further details will emerge over the coming months, but already some of the biggest names in critical care have been confirmed to speak.

There are just two weeks to one of the biggest, and definitely the best, critical care conference in the world. The next SMACC Conference is on June 23rd to 26th, in Chicago, USA. With its informal manner and flat hierarchy, this event delivers on its promise to provide top class critical care education in a fun, modern way. Speakers are deliberately chosen for their ability to present and convey information, rather than their academic or social media status, marking this as the field leader in medical conferencing. With an emphasis on TED-like presentation styles, minimal slides and maximal social media involvement, this is the future of medical meetings. In addition to numerous world-leading academics, many active in the altruistic social media world of FOAM are there to contribute, including helping deliver a massive set of workshops the day before the main meeting begins.  Just like the Critical Care Reviews Meeting, this is a not-for-profit event, run by a team interested in sharing knowledge in a fun, modern way. It's a conference like no other. I hope to see you there.

The ICSI host a superb three day ESICM meeting at Dubin Castle on June 11th to 13th, focusing on every aspect of respiratory critical care. From mechanical ventilation to ARDS to heart-lung interactions, this event is ideal for anyone interested in updating their knowledge in this field.

Under the inspired guidance of meeting organiser Ganesh Suntharalingam, the ICS State-of-the-Art Meeting has been completely overhauled for 2015, including a new website specifically produced by Jamie Strachan and Steve Mathieu. A more dynamic approach promises an exciting programme with several innovations.  Covering every CPD requirement, this remains the biggest critical care meeting in the UK and attracts the most eminent researchers from the UK and beyond.

CCH Journal

Critical Care Horizons is a fresh new voice in the critical care literature, offering thought-provoking, cutting-edge commentary and opinion papers, plus state-of-the-art review articles. The journal is free to publish with and free to read, opening authorship opportunity to all. The energetic editorial board consists of a deliberate mix of clinicians active in social media and world renowned academics, all driven by a desire to improve the care we offer our patients, and operate without financial gain or incentive. A call for papers has been issued, so if you have something interesting to say, and can say it in an engaging manner, please get in touch. The release of the first issue will be pre-SMACC.

COI - I am the editor-in-chief of this new journal, but work in a voluntary capacity, as do all the editors.

 

I hope you find these links useful.


Until next week

Rob

 

 

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