CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 235  |  June 12th 2016

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After a year of waiting, it's finally here - SMACC DUB has arrived! The programme, both scientific and social, look incredible, and a spectacular opening ceremony awaits on Tuesday morning. If you are lucky enough to be attending, go to as much as you can and be sure to get the most from the best critical care week of the year. Look out for for the big announcement of the location of SMACC 2017 - it may be coming to a city near to you. If you are in Dublin, say hi - I'll be around all week.

This newsletter is small, as my time has been consumed with preparation for SMACC and the Irish Critical Care - Clinical Trials Group workshop. It's with great delight that we publish the latest paper from Critical Care Horizons on Icatibant and its Therapeutic Indications. by Christian Longley. It's been a tough six months as we battled with an IT issue, but we're back and looking forward to publishing more great papers.

The other highlights of this newsletter are randomised controlled trials on inhaled prophylactic heparin for the prevention and management of pneumonia in ventilated ICU patients and the early use of albumin in children with extensive burns, plus a debate of the use of albumin as a resuscitative fluid in sepsis. If you only have time for one paper this week, after you've read the Icatibant paper, try this short commentary on a theme close to my heart - ARDS: Time to “separate the wheat from the chaff”.

This week's Topic of the Week is the future of critical care knowledge dissemination and publishing, which will be discussed in a plenary panel session on Tuesday afternoon, starting with a paper on open access publishing in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.




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The 9th UK Critical Care Research Forum is being held on 23rd – 24th June 2016 at the Sage Gateshead, with over 20 research proposals as well as sessions on adaptive trial design, international collaborations in critical care trials and patient-centred research. There is also a Forum dinner at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. Registration is now open.

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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.  If you have an idea for a paper, and can say it in an engaging manner, please get in touch. We also need peer reviewers.

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