Faculty & Scientific Program

Theme: 'Thinking Forward - The Continuum of Critical Care'

08.15 - 08.30

Welcome and Introduction

Hrishikesh Kulkarni
08.30 - 09.00

Greetings from APARC

Elcee Conner

Session I

09.00 - 09.45

Sepsis – Protocolization or Personalization?

Mervyn Singer
09.45 - 10.30

Nutrition in Critical Care – Preserving and Rebuilding Quality of Life

Pierre Singer
10.30 - 11.00

Coffee Break

Session II

11.00 - 11.45

Evolving Concepts for Safer Ventilation

John Marini
11.45 - 12.30

Extracorporeal Gas Exchange - When to Start and How to End

Luciano Gattinoni
12.30 - 14.00

Lunch and Group Photo

Session III

14.00 - 14.45

Minimizing Catecholamines & Optimizing Perfusion

Daniel De Backer
14.45 - 15.30

Sedation in the ICU - The Fine Line Between Pain and Delirium

Massimo Antonelli
15.30 - 16.00

Coffee Break

Session IV

16.00 - 16.45

Case Discussion

John Marini & Jean-Louis Vincent
16.45 - 17.30

Theme Lecture: The Continuum of Critical Care

Jean-Louis Vincent

Interactive Dinner

08.15 - 09.00

Host-Pathogen Interaction During Mechanical Ventilation. Systemic or Compartmentalised Response?

Ignacio Martin-Loeches
09.00 - 09.45

Science and Fiction in Critical Care

Martin Westphal
09.45 - 10.15

Coffee Break

Session VI

10.15 - 11.00

The ICU in vivo

Can Ince
11.00 - 12.15

Panel Discussion: My Favorite Unconfirmed Ideas - 1

Luciano Gattinoni, Can Ince, John J. Marini, Pierre Singer, Martin Westphal
12.15 - 13.15


Session VII

13.15 - 14.15

Panel Discussion: My Favorite Unconfirmed Ideas - 2

Massimo Antonelli, Daniel De Backer, Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Mervyn Singer
14.15 - 15.15

Audience-Faculty Interactive Q&A Session

All Speakers


15.15 - 15.45


Elcee Conner & Martin Westphal

Fare Well Coffee

Prof. Massimo Antonelli

Professor of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Catholic University of Rome, Italy

Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology  Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, A. Gemelli University Hospital, Italy

President of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)

Prof. Elcee Conner

Associate Professor of Respiratory Therapy, St Louis Community College, St Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Founder and President, Asia Pacific Association for Respiratory Care (APARC)

Founder and Organizer of the World Organization of Respiratory Care (WORC) First congress

Prof. Daniel De Backer

Head of the Department of Intensive Care, CHIREC Hospitals, Belgium

Professor of Intensive Care, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Past President of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)

Prof. Luciano Gattinoni

Professor Emeritus in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University of Milan, Italy

Professor of Anaesthesiology,  University of Göttingen, Germany

Prof. Can Ince

Department of Intensive Care Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Head of the Department of Translational Physiology Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Prof. John J. Marini

Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota, United States of America

Director of Physiological Translational Research for the HealthPartners Research Foundation in Minneapolis/St. Paul MN, United States of America

Prof. Mervyn Singer

Professor or Intensive Care Medicine at University College London, United Kingdom

Senior Investigator at the National Institute for Health Research, London, United Kingdom

Prof. Pierre Singer

Director of the General Intensive Care Department, Rabin Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel

Chairman of Central European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) Executive Committee

Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent

Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels

Department of Intensive Care, Erasme University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium

President of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM)

Prof. Martin Westphal

Professor of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, University Hospital of Münster, Münster, Germany

Chief Medical Officer Fresenius Kabi AG, Bad Homburg, Germany