Call for Applications for the 17th Program in Intensive Care Medicine 2017-2018

February 12, 2016

The Scandinavian Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (SSAI) co-ordinates an advanced training program in Intensive Care Medicine for doctors working at Scandinavian hospitals.   Please, find further information here. Application deadline: September 1, 2016

USabcd course dates 2016

December 4, 2015

Courses are offered by the USabcd and taking place in Aarhus or Copenhagen, Denmark. They are  one day courses for anaesthesiologists, intensivists, emergency physicians, internal medicine physicians, surgeons, general practitioners.   Dates: April 6  2016 USabcd course Basic FATE, Aarhus University Hospital, Incuba Science Park   April 6 2016 USabcd…

Engage: Science4refugees – Helping refugee scientists find suitable jobs

November 12, 2015

The European Commission has launched the Science4Refugees initiative to help refugee scientists and researchers find suitable jobs that both improve their own situation and put their skills and experience to good use in Europe’s research system. Science4Refugees matches talented refugees and asylum seekers who have a scientific background with positions…

Promoting appropriate antibiotic use in European intensive care units: European Antibiotic Awareness Day – November 18th 2015

November 12, 2015

This EU initiative is endorsed by ESICM! (here you can find evidence-based key messages and materials for different target audiences, including messages and template materials for medical doctors (hospital prescribers and primary care prescribers)) Patients in European intensive care units (ICUs) are increasingly inflicted with infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria,…

Special issue on pediatric anesthesia and critical care medicine from the Norwegian Society

October 13, 2015

The last NAForum (Editor-in-Chief: Anne Berit Guttormsen) was published as a special issue covering many aspects of pediatric anesthesia and critical care medicine. Articles are written by senior Scandinavian experts and are meant to inform and help the general anesthesiologist in the encounter with pediatric patients. The issue is in Norwegian…

Interesting studies published under ESICM LIVES2015 conference

October 13, 2015

Some important studies were published under the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine congress LIVES 2015 held in Berlin during the first week of October. Please find here an overview of these studies: JAMA: Buffered Crystalloid vs Saline and Acute Kidney Injury Editorial: Intravenous Fluids and Risk of AKI Among ICU Patients…

The world sepsis day September 13th, 2015 – a call for action!

September 1, 2015

The non-profit organization Global sepsis alliance (an alliance of several other non-profit organizations like WFSICCM) announces a call for action to raise public and professional awareness of sepsis and to increase survival. Please find more information here. You can sign the world sepsis declaration and follow the webinar September 13th! is safe and can be used as usual

August 25, 2015

  Today (26/8-15), ESICM provided proof that the issue of potential cyber attack of the provider of the website is solved. You can therefore use as usual and especially the registration site for the congress! Message to the Norwegian healthcare authorities is sent and hopefully access to from…

European Society of Paediatric Anaesthesiology is improving the anaesthetic care of sick children using DefinitiveDx

July 8, 2015

ESPA has formed an online expert panel that is using DefinitiveDx to improve the anaesthetic care of sick children around the world. SSAI members can actively contribute.   DefinitiveDx is the new way for doctors to share and discuss complex patient cases, enabling every doctor in the world to find the…

New guidelines on pre-hospital airway management: Update from the task force from the Scandinavian Society for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine.

June 14, 2015

The Scandinavian Society for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (SSAI) has asked the task force on pre-hospital airway management to update the guidelines originally published in 2008 [1]. The group will systematically identify and incorporate evidence into the revised guideline that hopefully will support decision-making in airway management for all…

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