About this event

  • Date and time Fri 26 Mar 2021 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Critical Care Medicine

This prestigious biennial webinar will offer multidisciplinary expert perspective on the recovery of critically ill patients with complex needs. 

National and international leaders across the field of critical care will provide a summary on various aspects of the recovery pathway after critical illness - including demography, the impact of physical, psychological, cognitive, nutritional and economic sequelae, and highlight some of the very latest clinical trials.

Join us to discover the importance of a multidisciplinary recovery pathway delivered across the field of critical care and to examine current researches on how we could bring together a team that is focused on improving all aspects of the experience of survivorship following critical illness.


Critical Care Medicine Section: Poster prize

Prize: £250

Submission deadline: Tuesday 26 January 2021

Open to: To all UK trainees

Application guidelines:

Submit an abstract based on any topic relating to recovery after critical care of no more than 250 words (excluding title, authors and references). The best abstracts will be selected to present a poster at the meeting on Friday 26 March 2021

To find out more or submit an abstract, please click here.

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Standard pricing available until 26 March 2021.


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£0.00 £0.00 £0.00

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£60.00 £45.00 £30.00


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Welcome and introduction

Dr Peter Shirley, President, Critical Care Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

The psychology of early recovery

Professor Stephen Brett, Professor of Critical Care, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London and Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Inches make champions

Dr Eve Corner, Lecturer in Physiotherapy, Brunel University London

Critical care recovery: What can we do?

Penelope Firshman, Clinical Lead Critical Care Occupational Therapist, Kings College Hospital

Panel discussion

Chair: Professor Tim Walsh, Chair of Critical Care, University of Edinburgh

The hunger games: Can early feeding affect long-term outcomes?

Miss Danni Bear, Principal Critical Care Dietitian, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Optimising the pleasures of eating, drinking and talking for the intensive care unit patient

Dr Jackie McRae, Consultant Speech and Language Therapist and Director of Research for the School of Allied Health, Midwifery and Social Care, Kingston University and St George's University of London

Core outcomes for physical rehabilitation

Dr Bronwen Connolly, Senior Lecturer, Critical Care, Queen’s University Belfast

Panel discussion

Critical Care Medicine Section: Poster prize presentations

Presentation one
Presentation two
Presentation three

Chair: Professor Stephen Brett

Critical illness recovery: Moving beyond physiology

Dr Joanne McPeake, Nurse Consultant, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Senior Honorary Clinical Lecturer, University of Glasgow and THIS Institute Research Fellow, University of Cambridge

Triaging patients at intensive care unit discharge: How might we operationalise personalised support?

Professor Tim Walsh

Priorities of care for patients and family with persistent or chronic critical illness

Professor Louise Rose, Professor of Nursing, King’s College London

Panel discussion
Announcing winner of poster presentation

Professor Jack Iwashyna, Collegiate Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan and Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research

Chair: Professor Nick Hart

Preparing patients and families for life after critical care

Professor Jack Iwashyna

Close of meeting



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