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CCM Faculty Take Part in ESICM Annual Congress in Milan

Sun, 10/16/2016

Several faculty from the Department of Critical Care Medicine took part in the 29th Annual Congress of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), LIVES (Linking Innovation Vision Excellence & Science) Milan 2016, held from October 1 to 5.

Each day of the Congress begins with a keynote lecture delivered by a researcher who is considered a leader in the field. Michael Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr hc, delivered the keynote lecture on October 4, entitled “Functional Haemodynamics to Improve Patients' Outcomes.” Pinsky, Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Bioengineering, Anesthesiology, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Clinical & Translational Sciences, also co-chaired one postgraduate course, gave three postgraduate course lectures, chaired two sessions, gave four lectures in other sessions, and took part in one interactive debate.

Derek Angus, MD, MPH, FRCP, delivered lectures at four sessions, and was the designated commenter in another. Angus, Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Critical Care Medicine, took part in two debates, one on intensive care in an era of negative trials, and the other on protocols in managing sepsis. He also gave a video interview with ESICM, commenting on the TRISS Trial, which investigated long-term outcomes in patients with septic shock who were tranfused at a lower hemoglobin threshold. (Video below).

Douglas White, MD, MAS, Professor in the Department of Critical Care Medicine and the Department of Medicine, chaired one oral presentation session, and gave two lectures at thematic sessions.

To view the Final Program, click here: