About this event

  • Date and time Fri 1 Apr 2022 from 8:45am to 5:40pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Critical Care Medicine

This in-person event has been cancelled. You are still able to join this event as a webinar.

Critical Care demands 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 beginner's guide for managing critically ill patients for those who are new to Critical Care or interested in pursuing a career in the field. 

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During this event you will:

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

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Registration and tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Session one: The theory

What is 'critically ill' and how would I spot it?

Dr Nicholas Mason, Consultant, Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Gwent Hospital, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

An update on sepsis and COVID-19

Speaker to be confirmed

Tea and coffee break
Pre-hospital care, trauma, neurological emergencies

Speaker to be confirmed

Acute kidney injury

Dr Marlies Ostermann, Consultant, Nephrology and Intensive Care, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Presentation by critical care medicine student elective prize winners

Session two: The practice

Workshop 1: Non-invasive ventilation

Dr Michelle Ramsay, Consultant, Respiratory and Ventilatory Medicine,  Lane Fox Respiratory Unit, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Workshop 2: Tracheostomy management

Susan McGowan, Clinical Specialist, Speech and Language Therapist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Nishita Desai, Intensive Care Medicine Consultant, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Tea and coffee break
Workshop 3: Point of care ultrasound in critical care

Speaker to be confirmed

Workshop 4: Management of shock

Speaker to be confirmed

Closing remarks
Drinks reception

Open to all, an opportunity to network and discuss careers in critical care


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

Disclaimer: All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Registration for this event will close at 00:0am on 31 March 2022Late registrations will not be accepted.

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be  distributed  in future on various internet channels

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