Session 1 - Trials Update

Chairs: Dr Claire Jamison & Dr Claire Shevlin

Dr Raymond McKee:  Pharmaconutrition - Nice Thought, Shame it Doesn't Work... 

Heyland. A Randomized Trial of Glutamine and Antioxidants in Critically Ill Patients (REDOXS study). N Engl J Med 2013;368:1489-1497                                                                                           

Dr Manav Bhavsar:  The Conundrum that is Steroids & Vasopressin - Now Even in Cardiac Arrest 

Mentzelopoulos. Vasopressin, Steroids, and Epinephrine and Neurologically Favorable Survival After In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA 2013;310(3):270-

Dr Sam Lamont:  The Solution to Pollution is Ablution 

Milstone. Daily chlorhexidine bathing to reduce bacteraemia in critically ill children: a multicentre, cluster-randomised, crossover trial. Lancet 2013;381(9872):1099-

Dr Brian McCloskey:  Live-in Consultants – Never or Not Just Yet?

Kerlin. A Randomized Trial of Nighttime Physician Staffing in an Intensive Care Unit. New Engl J Med 2013;368:2201-2209                                                                                                                               

Session 2 - Trials Update

Chairs: Dr Finbarr O'Neill & Dr Karen Orr

Dr Martin Duffy:  Are You a Proseva Believa? 

Guérin. Prone Positioning in Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (PROSEVA). New Engl J Med 2013;368:2159-2168 


Dr Esther Davis:  Oscillation – Another One Bites the Dust

Young. High-Frequency Oscillation for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (OSCAR). New Engl J Med 2013;368:806-813


Dr John McCaffrey:  Tracheostomy – Early, Late or Not at All?

Young. Effect of Early vs Late Tracheostomy Placement on Survival in Patients Receiving Mechanical Ventilation: The TracMan Randomized Trial. JAMA  2013;309(20):2121      


Dr Chris Gowers: What We Do Is Wrong. 

Prasad. A Decade of Reversal: An Analysis of 146 Contradicted Medical Practices. Mayo Clinic Proceedings 2013;88(8):790-798

Session 3 - Guest Speaker

Chairs: Dr Kara Dripps & Dr John Strange

Prof Alistair Nichol:  Age of Transfused Red Cells - Out with the Old, In with the New - coming soon

Session 4 - Specialty Talks

Chairs: Dr John McAteer & Dr Padraig Hedley


Dr Ciaran O'Gorman:  Evolving Challenges and Solutions in Intensive Care Infection

Dr Gary Benson:  Massive Transfusion - Keep calm and transfuse on 

Dr Johnny Cash:  Acute Liver Failure – Current Critical Care Management

Session 5 - Guest Speakers

Chairs: Prof Danny McAuley & Dr Catriona Kelly

Prof Mervyn Singer:  2014 - An ICU Odyssey

Prof John Marshall:  Deresuscitation of the Critically Ill Patient