Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2017
Every year the Critical Care Reviews Meeting brings the chief investigators for the biggest and best critical care trials to Belfast to discuss their work. Once again, our speakers come from across the world. Mervyn Singer (London) will explain the new sepsis 3.0 definition, which is already the most downloaded paper in the history of JAMA. Greet Van Den Burghe (Belgium) will present the PEPaNIC trial, comparing early with late initiation of parenteral nutrition in critically ill children. Gonzalo Hernandez (Madrid) will explain his study examing the role of high flow nasal oxygen in extubated patients at low risk for reintubation. Returning for the second year in a row, Anthony Gordon will speak about his latest, and yet to publish, LEOPARDS trial, investigating levosimendan in septic shock. Peter Hjortrup (Denmark) will present exciting data from the CLASSIC trial, comparing liberal fluid resuscitation with restrictive fluid resuscitation in sepsis. In addition, travelling from the world famous George Institute in Sydney, Australia, is John Myburgh, and from Virginia, USA, Paul Marik. The John Hinds Trauma Lecture will be delivered by Donat Spahn (Switzerland), lead author of the European Trauma Guideline, published earlier this year.
The programme isn't yet finalised, but will consist of presentations of the biggest trials of the year by their chief investigators, talks on "how I manage..." specific conditions by these experts, a review of the remainder of the biggest studies of the year (The Best of the Rest) and a look at the dark arts of critical care research by a collection of some of the best trialists in the world. In addition, every delegate will receive a free copy of the "Critical Care Reviews Book 2017" summarising, critiquing and placing in context 50 of the best critical care trials of the year. If you are unluckily enough not to be able to make it, all talks will be recorded and made freely available online after the event.
The Critical Care Reviews Meeting is a small, intimate event where you get the opportunity to meet the faculty, ask questions and have a beer with them. The famous "Informal Chat", held at the end of the day, guarantees this opportunity at ask some real questions and get some very interesting answers. Stay for dinner afterwards, overlooking the slipways where RMS Titanic and Olympic were built and launched. Year on year delegate feedback has been incredibly positive confirming this as one of the best meetings around. In 2016 delegates travelled from across Ireland, the UK, Europe and the USA. Don't wait too long before registering as numbers are limited and the meeting is becoming increasingly popular.
Accommodation details will be available in the Autumn. In the meantime, check out these talks from previous meetings. Critical Care Reviews is a not-for-profit organisation.
|Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2017
|09:00||Rob Mac Sweeney||Welcome|
|09:05||Anthony Gordon||Has the time of the big CATecholamine Passed? The LEOPARDS trial|
|09:35||Greet Van den Berghe||First Feed the Children ? The PEPaNIC Trial|
|10:05||Gonzalo Hernandez||High Flow, Low Flow or No Flow? High Flow Nasal Oxygen Trial|
|10:35||Peter Hjortrup||Wet or Dry ? A CLASSIC Question|
| Session II
|11:30||Mervyn Singer||SEPSIS 3.0 – Titanic Challenge or Rearranging Deckchairs ?|
|12:00||Peter Hutchinson||RESCUEicp - Should we Lift the Lid?|
|12:30||Panel Discussion||What I Thought of 2016’s Big Trials|
|How I Manage....
|14:00||Greet Van den Berghe||Nutrition|
|14:30||Paul Marik||Septic Shock|
|14:45||Donat Spahn||Blood Products|
|15:00||Gonzalo Hernandez||High Flow Nasal Oxygen|
|16:00||John Myburgh||The Path to Truth|
|16:30||Paul Marik||The Cure for Sepsis|
|17:00||Donat Spahn||John Hinds' Trauma Lecture|
|European Trauma Guidelines - A Success Story|
|18:00||An Informal Chat With...||John Myburgh | Peter Hjortrup | Mervyn Singer | Anthony Gordon|
|Danny McAuley | Gonzalo Hernandez | Paul Marik | Donat Spahn | You|
Greet Van den Berghe
Greet Van den Berghe studied at the faculty of Medicine of the KU Leuven – University of Leuven, Belgium and did her internships at the University of Bristol UK. She graduated in 1985 after which she specialized in Anesthesiology and later in Intensive Care Medicine. She subsequently studied biostatistics and completed a Ph.D. thesis in Endocrinology.
She is currently head of the Department & Laboratory of Intensive Care Medicine at the KU Leuven – University of Leuven, Belgium. This intensive care unit is a large (67 beds) tertiary center treating over 3100 patients per year, adults as well as children.
Greet Van den Berghe is also full Professor of Medicine at the KU Leuven, and has been running an active research program on the endocrinology of critical illness since 1995. She published more than 340 papers in peer-reviewed journals (H-index: 63), and has authored many chapters in international textbooks on intensive care and endocrinology. She has been an invited speaker at numerous scientific meetings worldwide. She has been a Clinical Research Investigator for the Fund for Scientific Research Flanders, Belgium, is a member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine, is currently holder of a personal “advanced” grant from the Ideas Program of the EUFP7, is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences – Leopoldina, and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.
Professor John Myburgh AO, is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at St George Clinical School, University of New South Wales and Director of Critical Care at the George Institute, Sydney
He has established an international research profile over the last 25 years in catecholamine physiology, traumatic brain injury, fluid resuscitation and has conducted over 35 clinical trials in Intensive Care Medicine. He has received cumulative research funding of over M since 1998 and published over 200 papers and 25 chapters. He is a Foundation Member and Past-Chairman of the ANZICS Society Clinical Trials Group, council member of the World Federation of Intensive Care Medicine and served as the first President of the College of Intensive Care Medicine from 2010-2012.
His list of publications and success in recurrent grant funding is in the top 1% of Intensive Care physicians in Australia and within the top 5% internationally. These include over 160 refereed research publication and 45 book chapters and monographs. He has received over M in grant funding including a NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship in 2012 and delivered over 300 presentations at national and international scientific meetings since 1994.
He is a fierce skeptic of all forms of dogma and fundamentalism – whether this is medical, societal or religious. To quote Einstein : “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them”.
In his real life, he is a proud father of two amazing daughters, an avid rower (both surf and still water), blues nut (Clapton is god),rugby union tragic, reader of military history, regular patron of the Sydney Theatre Company and enthusiastic consumer of Guinness and Australian wine.
Professor Spahn is Professor and Chairman at the Institute of Anesthesiology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. He was awarded his medical degree and MD at the University of Zurich. This was followed by several clinical and research posts within Switzerland and the US, where he spent 3 years as Research Associate at the Department of Anesthesiology of the Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC. He was 6 years Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University and University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland, prior to his current position.
Professor Spahn’s primary research areas include concepts to minimize the use of perioperative blood products, and the management of massive bleeding. Professor Spahn is one of the founders of Patient Blood Management. He has published well over 300 scientific articles, 13 books and over 40 chapters including numerous original papers and review articles regarding the transfusion of blood products, including the European guidelines for the management of bleeding following major trauma. He served in the editorial board for various anesthesia journals, and has participated in numerous committees and scientific advisory boards.
Professor Gordon is the Chair of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at Imperial College / Charing Cross Hospital. He trained in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine in the North West Thames region and obtained his MD at St Bartholomew’s. He has also worked at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia and St Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada.
Prof Gordon has been an NIHR Clinician Scientist and is a Director of Research for the Intensive Care Foundation. He has been the Chief Investigator for two UK multi-centre septic shock trials (VANISH and LeoPARDS) and is part of the UK Critical Care Genomics group. He is now an NIHR Research Professor, investigating personalised medicine in sepsis.
Dr. Gonzalo Hernandez is staff of the Critical Care Department at the Virgen de la Salud Hospital in Toledo, Spain; Associate Professor of Medicine at the University Europea de Madrid. He earned his Doctor of Medicine with Honors and his PhD on treatment of treatment of post-traumatic hypoxemic respiratory failure at the University Autonoma de Madrid, followed by a residence and fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at the Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre in Madrid, Spain.
Following his specialisation as intensivist in Madrid, he received additional training on respiratory and infectious disease in Cataluña. Dr Hernandez´s research interest include: studies on weaning patients under mechanical ventilation, focused on predictors of extubation failure, ecocardiographic parameters, and prevention of postextubation respiratory failure and reintubation using high-flow oxygen therapy and noninvasive ventilation, treatment of acute respiratory failure with noninvasive mechanical ventilation, and weaning/decannulating tracheostomized patients.
Dr Marik received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He was an ICU attending at Baragwanath Hospital, in Soweto, South Africa. During this time he obtained a Master of Medicine Degree, Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacology, Diploma in Anesthesia as well as a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Dr Marik did a Critical Care Fellowship in London, Ontario, Canada, during which time he was admitted as a Fellow to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeon of Canada. Dr Marik has worked in various teaching hospitals in the US since 1992. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Neurocritical Care and Nutrition Science.
Dr Marik is currently Professor of Medicine and Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr Marik has written over 400 peer reviewed journal articles, 80 book chapters and authored four critical care books. He has been cited over 25 000 times in peer reviewed publications and has an H-index of 76. He has delivered over 300 lectures at international conferences and visiting professorships.
Dr. Hjortrup is a young clinical researcher. He is currently finalizing a PhD on fluid resuscitation of septic shock at the Dept. of Intensive Care at Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet and just begun specialty training in anaesthesia and intensive care. He has primarily published papers in sepsis, shock and fluid management. He has been the coordinating investigator of the CLASSIC Trial, and investigator on the TRISS, INSTINCT, and TARTARE-2S trials. A trialist in the making, who once could not resist the urge to go fishing in a fluid trial.
Mervyn Singer is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at University College London. His primary research interests are sepsis and multi-organ failure, infection, shock and haemodynamic monitoring. Funding for these activities primarily comes from the Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council and National Institute for Health Research.
He developed an oesophageal Doppler haemodynamic monitor that is now in widespread use worldwide, the use of which has been shown in multiple studies to improve outcomes after major surgery and reduce length of stay. He has led on a number of important multi-centre trials in critical care. He has authored various papers and textbooks including the Oxford Handbook of Critical Care, now in its 3rd Edition, and is a Council member of the International Sepsis Forum. He was the first UK intensivist to be awarded Senior Investigator status by the National Institute for Health Research, and to be invited to give plenary lectures at the European and US Intensive Care Congresses.
Peter Hutchinson BSc (Hons), MBBS, PhD (Cantab), FRCS (Surg Neurol) is Professor of Neurosurgery, NIHR Research Professor and Head of the Division of Academic Neurosurgery within the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge. He holds an Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon post at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. He is also Director of Clinical Studies at Robinson College, Cambridge.
He has a general neurosurgical practice with a sub-specialist interest in the management of neuro-trauma, specifically head and traumatic brain injury. He has a research interest in acute brain injury, utilising multimodality monitoring technology (measurement of pressure, oxygenation and chemistry) to increase the understanding of the pathophysiology of brain injury. He also leads the international RESCUE studies evaluating the role of decompressive craniectomy in traumatic brain injury. He was awarded the Olivecrona Prize (the Nobel Prize for Neurosurgery in 2015) for his work on cerebral metabolism in acute brain injury).
He has co-authored over 300 publications (including NEJM, Lancet and Brain) and been lead applicant in over £7m of grants (including MRC and NIHR). He is joint editor of the book “Head Injury – A Multidisciplinary Approach” and the Oxford Textbook of Neurological Surgery, the first edition of which is currently in preparation.
He is also Royal College of Surgeons Neurosurgical Specialty lead for clinical trials, Chair of the Academic Committee of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons, Secretary of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies, Treasurer of the International Neurotrauma Society, Neurosurgical Representative on the NICE head guidelines development group and Chief Medical Officer for the Formula One British Grand Prix.
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There are daily flights to Belfast from a range of UK airports, as well as several European cities and even North America. Dublin Airport is just a 90 minute drive from Belfast, and there are also train links from Dublin to Belfast. Belfast City Airport is almost beside the Titanic Centre, and is just a 2 minute taxi ride, depending on traffic. Belfast International Airport is a 15 to 20 minute drive away, with good bus links to the city centre. Titanic Centre is within easy walking distance of the city centre, again being just a 20 to 30 minute stroll.
It would be great to have you come along to #CCR17. Travel on Wednesday or Thursday, attend the meeting on Friday and see some of the local landmarks over the weekend, before returning home on Sunday evening after a great winter break. On Saturday visit the North Coast: the World Heritage site Giants Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, Dunluce Castle and Bushmills Distillary, the oldest distillary in the world; while on Sunday experience Belfast: the new acclaimed Titanic Centre followed by a famous black taxi tour describing the troubled past of one of Europe's now most vibrant cities. Please note there is no access to the Titanic Exhibition on the day of the meeting. You'll need to visit it either on the day before or after and may need to book in advance.
There's loads to do in and around the city. Feel free to contact me if you're thinking about making the trip - it would be great to hear from you.
All funds received from industry sponsorship are solely used to fund the educational aspects of this meeting.
If you would like to pre-order a print copy of the Critical Care Reviews Book 2017, you can do so here. The book will be available as a free downloadable pdf, so only choose this if you want a print copy. All delegates at the meeting receive a complimentary copy. Please note the book is being launched at #CCR17, so if you pre-order it now, it won't be posted until the first week in February. This book cover the biggest critical care trials of 2016 and is not-for-profit.
The Critical Care Reviews Meeting is generously sponsored by many equipment and pharmaceutical companies. Please note our sponsors have no input into the organisation of the meeting or its scientific programme, which is solely the responsibility of Critical Care Reviews. All monies received help to cover the costs of running the educational aspect of this meeting.
|Silver Sponsor||Bronze Sponsor||Trade Exhibitors|
|Nikkiso Medical||Fannin Ltd
||Accuscience Ireland Ltd||Fisher Paykel|
|Gilead Sciences||Ambu||Fresenius Kabi|
||Aquilant Medical||Fresenius Medical Care|
|Vygon||Armstrong Medical||Norso Medical|
|Bard Medical||Orion Pharma|
|Cook Medical||Queen's University Belfast|