About this event

  • Date and time Wed 8 Apr 2020 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Critical Care Medicine

Experts in Critical Care will give you the core knowledge and skills to identify and manage critically ill patients.

Critical Care demands a familiarity with a wide range of pathologies. Lectures will be delivered by leading experts on topics ranging from sepsis to neurological emergencies, and workshops will provide hands-on practical experience to develop confidence and competencies with essential equipment to help manage the sickest patients in the hospital. 

This one-day meeting is a beginners guide for managing the critically ill patient for those who are new to Critical Care or interested in pursuing a career in the field.

Lectures include:

What is critically ill and how would I spot it? - Dr Nicholas Mason, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Gwent Hospital

Acute Kidney Injury - Dr Marlies Ostermann, Consultant in Nephrology and Intensive Care, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Trust

Non-invasive ventilation – Dr Michelle Ramsay, Consultant in Respiratory and Ventilatory Medicine, Lane Fox Unit St Thomas’ Hospital

Tracheostomy management – Susan McGowan, Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Meeting topics:

  • To develop an approach to recognise the critically ill patient.
  • To deepen understanding of the central premises in managing the critically ill patient.
  • To consolidate physiological principles and how to apply them when treating a critically unwell patient.
  • To be able to manage key medical emergencies including septic shock, acute kidney injury and acute neurological conditions.
  • To learn and refine essential critical care practical skills including complications.


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom