About this section

The Critical Care Medicine Section’s purpose is to provide a forum for the discussion of critical care and related subjects, to enhance the relationships between critical care and other specialties and to provide a means by which members of the Section receive continuing medical education whilst trainees benefit from courses specifically designed to assist their needs.

Upcoming events

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Trainees' evening: Toxicology for the intensivist

Join top speakers to find out about key aspects of the assessment and management of patients with cardiovascular drug toxicity and recreational drug and novel psychoactive substances (NPS) toxicity.

  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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Core critical skills for managing the critically ill patient

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

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


Critical Care Medicine Section: Audit and Quality Improvement Audit Prize


  • The top three entrants will receive an annual subscription to CRIT-IQ (an excellent resource for the FFICM)

Submission deadline 

Monday 1 July 2019 

Open to 

All UK and Ireland trainees in intensive care medicine but would be most suited to those sitting the primary or final FFICM.  

Application guidelines 

Submit a 300-word abstract that is a summary of a completed audit or quality improvement project which has contributed to the practice of intensive care medicine.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present a poster at a Critical Care Medicine meeting.

Apply here

Critical Care Medicine Section: Student Elective Prize 


  • Up to £1,000 and a year’s free RSM membership 

Submission deadline 

To be announced 

Open to 

UK medical students undertaking an elective or overseas observership as a recognised course component of their final year MBBS/MBPhD studies during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Application guidelines 

Submit a 500-word statement outlining the purpose of the elective or observership and its relevance to critical care medicine. In addition, please provide:

  • A letter of support from your current institution or a local placement
  • A summary of where and when the placement will be taken
  • Full details of any other scholarship awards, bursaries and financial support procured for the purpose of the placement

The winner will be required to give a 15-minute presentation at a Critical Care Medicine meeting.

Submission closed

Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.


Dr Peter Shirley