CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 254  |  October 23rd 2016

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Just 3 months to #CCR17 - Fireworks Guaranteed

 

Welcome to the 254th Critical Care Reviews Newsletter, bringing you the best critical care research and open access articles from across the medical literature over the past seven days. The highlight of this week's issue is the OPERA randomised controlled trial, investigating high-flow nasal oxygen post abdominal surgery. If you only have time for one review article this week, try this paper on the hazards of intubation in the ICU

In response to a fascinating study epublished this week in the Blue Journal, on partial neuromuscular blockade during partial ventilatory support in sedated patients with high tidal volumes, this week's Topic of the Week is spontaneous breathing during mechanical ventilation, starting with a paper on the role of spontaneous effort during mechanical ventilation in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.

I have two meeting reminders; firstly, das SMACC opens for registration this Tuesday / Wednesday, depending on where you are in the world. Tickets will sell out immediately, so be ready! Also, the early bird rate for the Intensive Care Society's State-of-the-Art Meeting this December 5th to 7th, closes tomorrow October 24th. 

In other news, the University of Cambridge Master of Studies in Intensive Care Medicine is available again. This is a two year combined clinical and academic training scheme in Cambridge for aspiring tertiary centre intensive care medicine consultants. It comprises a one-year Postgraduate Certificate course, a two-year Master of Studies (MSt) and a two year course on Healthcare Education Leadership and Management. This Clinical Medicine Programme will enhance the specialist training of senior intensivists in training and broaden their understanding of healthcare education, research, leadership and management. Applicantions and further information are available here.

Finally, Ed Litton, Chief Investigator for the just published IRONMAN Study, is raising funds for the ANZICS Intensive Care Foundation by cycling an incredible 4000 km across Australia. You can support his fund raising activities here.

 

Research

Review Articles

Neurological

Circulatory

Airway

Respiratory

Gastrointestinal

 Renal

Sepsis

Trauma

Miscellaneous

Meetings

CCR17 Poster

Once again the Critical Care Reviews Meeting will be discussing the biggest studies of the previous year with their chief investigators, asking the question "should we implement the results of this trial into our dialy practice?". We also have the John Hinds Trauma Lecture, delivered this year by Prof Donat Spahn (Zurich), lead for the new European Trauma Guideline, published a few months ago. Paul Marik thinks he has discovered "The Cure for Sepsis", while John Myburgh will explain the ins and outs of research methodology in the "Path to Truth". In addition, there is the very popular "How I Manage....." series of short talks from our speakers on conditions they are experts in, the "Year in Review" and the now famous "Informal Chat" in the bar after the main event.

Don't forget to register for dinner also, where the menu is based on an original menu from the only sailing the Titanic made. Registration for both the meeting and meal is available on the meeting webpage. The Critical Care Reviews Meeting is a not-for-profit event.

SOA17

Following last year's massively successful event, the UK Intensive Care Society's State-of-the-Art Meeting is starting its build-up to 2016. The ICS completely changed its game in 2015, and relaunched SOA as a new beacon for forward-looking clinical content, open-access education, and medical social media. In keeping with the times, the podcasts and other materials from last year's meeting have been made open access.
 
This year the programme is looking even better, with topics ranging from the futuristic (space medicine, Formula 1 applied technology, Google Deepmind, and AI) through to the human, practical, and controversial (look out for the clinical scenarios, controversies, and the "From Ivory Tower to Desert Island" session).  Speakers include Peter Brindley, Kevin Fong, Jack Iwashyna, Kath Maitland, Louise Rose, Mervyn Singer, and Jean-Louis Vincent among many others.  It runs from Mon 5th - Wed 7th Dec, and I hope I'll see you there.  Keep an eye on http://soa.ics.ac.uk for programme and registration, and meanwhile enjoy the comprehensive FOAM from last year.

dasSMACC

Registration for Das SMACC opens this Tuesday / Wednesday night, depending on where you are in the world. Tickets will sell out immediately, so be ready!

Singapore

(Image from Chensiyuan via Wikipedia)

This adult and paediatric ICM meeting is jointly organized by the Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SICM), Singapore and the Australia-New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) and is scheduled for 20-24 April 2017 in Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore. It has grown from its humble beginnings in a small hospital venue to become one of the best ICM conference in the Asia-Pacific region. Past editions featured prominent speakers such as Jean Louis Vincent, Daniel De Backer, John J Marini, Rinaldo Bellomo amongst many others, and in this edition the list of distinguished international panel of speakers, program schedule and planned workshops look more impressive than ever. Beside the obvious educational benefits, this conference is also a great opportunity to experience the unique Singaporean culture, enjoy its famed gastronomy and visit its attractions.

The call for abstracts have started and Education Grants are available for selected delegates. Registration will begin very shortly.

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

Rob

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