Pre-forum workshops

17 May 2018ICU Ultrasound - The bare bones

Details: Date: Thursday, 17 May 2018
Time: 0800 - 1700 hrs
Venue: Conference Room 2, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital 
Synopsis: Ultrasound use in the ICU has increased greatly in recent years. It has clearly proven its usefulness in the managing of critically ill patients. The use of ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of shock states have revolutionised patient care. The use of ultrasound to guide invasive procedures have improved patient safety.
Learning Objectives:

The aim of this course is to introduce participants to the basic use of ultrasound in its simplest form to aid patient management. We aim to minimise complex jargon and measurements to introduce easy to remember algorithms that anyone can learn and use while at the same time providing sufficient scientific background and hands on skill. Emphasis is on the things that make a difference. More emphasis will be placed on cardiac ultrasound and common procedural use.

This course is aimed at all who are interested in ICU ultrasound especially the total newbie, resident or consultant. We hope to be able to impart practical skills that you can immediately use in your ICU. Of course, there are many options to go further for those who have special interest and for this group we hope to be the catalyst to start your journey.

0830 – 0840 Introduction to ICU ultrasound
0840 – 0855 Basic physics of ultrasound, B mode and doppler– what makes a difference
0855 – 0910 Learning the machine: image optimisation and artifacts
0910 – 0930 Tea
Cardiac Ultrasound
0930 – 0945 Basic views and anatomy and how to get them
0945 – 1000 Assessment of LV function and wall assessment
1000 – 1015 Assessment of RV function and PE
1015 – 1030 Use of doppler – Just the bare necessities
1030 – 1045 Basics of valve anatomy and assessment.
1045 – 1100 Pericardial disease, Pericardial effusion and tamponade
1100 – 1130 Clinical case study of shock - Interactive
Lung Ultrasound
1130 – 1145 Basic Lung Ultrasound
1145 – 1200 Assessment of pneumothorax, consolidation and effusion
1230 – 1330 Lunch
Abdominal Ultrasound
1330 – 1340 Basic abdominal ultrasound – anatomy
1340 – 1350 FAST assessment
1350 – 1400 Distended organs – bladder, gallbladder and kidneys
Vascular Ultrasound
1400 – 1410 Drainage of pleura or abdomen
1410 – 1440 Clinical Case Discussion
1440 – 1500 Tea
Practical Stations
1500 – 1730 Live patient demo and hands on for cardiac ultrasound (40mins)
  • Lung (20mins)
  • Abdominal (20mins)
  • Phantoms for vascular access practice (40mins)
*4 – 5 participants per station
Faculty: Anesthesia and Critical Care - Iccaps
Dr Alvin Teo
Dr Dave Kang
Dr David Tan
Dr Lee Tze Wee
Dr Leong Kwok Wah
Dr Kenneth Tan
Dr Tan Tee Yong
Dr Tan Wah Tze
Dr Wong Her Shan

Emergency Medicine - KTPH
Dr Francis Lee
Dr Toh Hong Chuen

Targeted Participant No. 30
Price per participant Full Registration: SGD 550
Resident/Trainee: SGD 400

17 May 2018The Nuts and Bolts of Complex Home Ventilation

Sponsored by:

Date: Thursday, 17 May 2018
Time: 0830 - 1730 hrs
Venue: Philips Health Tech APAC Centre | 622, Lorong 1, Toa Payoh, Singapore 319763
*Lunch is provided.

Complex Home Ventilation is the term proposed by an NHS workgroup to denote

a) Invasive ( Tracheostomy) ventilation

b) Patients dependent on noninvasive ventilation ( > 14 hours in 24 hours)

c) Patients assisted by non-invasive ventilation ( <14 hours/day), but having complex medical conditions - neuromuscular disorders, cardiomyopathy etc

d) Transition from paediatric home ventilation.

The goal of complex home ventilation is to maximise function and QoL of such patients while maintaining a high standard of safety and preserving survival as far as possible.

Success in complex home ventilation depends on attention to the multi-faceted needs of such patients, preferably delivered by a dedicated multidisciplinary team. 

Target audience: Physicians, Nurses and Therapists with interest in provision of Complex Home Ventilation
Learning Objectives:This workshop will cover the physiology and pathophysiology of respiratory failure, mechanical ventilation tips applied to the complex patient; advanced tracheostomy care - breathing / speaking / eating with a trach; airway clearance; setting up a patient for long term ventilation; emergency drills.
Schedule:To be advised
Faculty: Course Convenor - Dr Chan Yeow, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (on behalf of SICM)
Faculty includes pulmonologists, therapists and nurses from home ventilation team with extensive experience.
Targeted Participant No.80
Price per participanta) Specialist Physicians = S$150 
b) Trainee Physicians, Nurses, Allied Health = S$120

17-18 May 2018Advanced Ventilation Workshop Fully Booked

Sponsored by:

Date: Thursday - Friday, 17-18 May 2018
Time: 0830 - 1550 hrs (Thursday, 17 May 2018)
          0830 - 1600 hrs (Friday, 18 May 2018)
Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Room 300
Day 1 will focus on ventilation synchrony and Day 2 will focus on lung protective ventilation and current understanding of ventilator induced lung injury. 
This workshop seeks to take participants beyond standard ventilation practices. We will review ventilator asynchrony, lung protective ventilation and the current understanding of ventilator induced lung injury. The workshop will focus on equipping participants with knowledge and hands on skills to recognize and manage complex scenarios at the extremes of pulmonary physiology, including the role of PEEP, lung recruitment and adjunctive pharmacological interventions. The program will include lectures (including keynote international guest speakers), hands on simulation stations and group discussion with international experts.
Learning Objectives: At the end of the course, participant should be able to:
  • Describe the physiology of asynchrony
  • Describe the types of asynchrony and how to recognise them with ventilator waveforms.
  • Describe the practice and approaches to lung protective ventilation. 
  • Describe the mechanisms by which the mechanical breath causes tissue damage at the alveolar level
  • Describe how the parameters of a mechanical breath (i.e. lung volumes, pressures, rates, flows and the duration they are applied to the lung at inspiration and expiration) can be adjusted to minimize VILI.
  • Describe available pharmacological interventions for ventilated patients.
  • Describe the management of hypoxia and adjunctive approaches.
Schedule: Advanced ventilation workshop day 1, asynchrony.
Time Topics Speaker/Faculty
08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:10 Opening Address M Cove
09:10 - 09:35 Respiratory System Mechanics Prof G
09:35 – 10:00 Control of Breathing and Lung Protection Prof G
10:00 – 10:20 Recognising and Managing Patient Ventilator Asynchrony J Phua
10:20 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:10 Patient Ventilator Asynchrony: Does it matter? KC See
11:10 – 11:35 Proportional Assist Ventilation: Any role in your practice? M Cove
11:35 – 12:35 Lunch
12:35 – 13:00 Workshop rotation #1 Yasuhiro Norisu
13:00 – 15:40 Workshop rotation #2 Napplika Kongpolprom
15:40 – 16:00 Coffee Break
14:45 – 15:30 Workshop rotation #3 M Cove
15:30 – 15:50 Wrap up by course director M Cove

Advance ventilation workshop day 2, lung protection.
Time Topics Speaker/Faculty
08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:10 Opening Address M Cove
09:10 - 09:40 Mechanisms of Ventilator Induced Lung Injury Prof G
09:40 – 10:10 ARDS: new insights Sewa Duu
10:10 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:00 PEEP and Lung Recruitment in ARDS TJ Lim
11:00 – 11:30 Pharmacological Interventions for ARDS M Cove
11:30 – 12:00 Rescue Interventions for Hypoxia KC See
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 15:40 Workshops and group discussions
15:40 – 16:00 Wrap up by course director

Prof Georgopoulos Dimitrios
Dr Matthew Cove
Dr Sewa Duu Wen
Dr Yasuhiro Norisue
Dr Lim Tian Jin
Dr See Kay Choong

Targeted Participant No.30pax per day
Price per participantS$268 per day
S$500 for two days

17-18 May 2018 ‘Intensive Care Nephrology’ workshop – Beyond BASIC Nephrology


Date: Thursday - Friday, 17-18 May 2018
Time: 0900 - 1630 hrs (Thursday, 17 May 2018)
          0900 - 1645 hrs (Friday, 18 May 2018) 
Venue: Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, 1 Jurong East Street 21, Singapore 609606

Jointly developed by the BASIC collaboration (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), this international course has been conducted at multiple locations in a similar format to the original BASIC ICU course. This is a pre-conference workshop of the SG-ANZICS conference 2018.Target audience: Junior Consultants practicing Intensive Care, Senior trainees in SICU/ MICU, Intensive Care

This 2 day course has several components; including a pre and post course MCQ test, comprehensive structured lectures, demonstrations, small group discussions and practical skill stations and hands on interaction with dialysis machines at several skill station.

Participants can expect to complete the course with a thorough knowledge of conditions causing AKI, strategies for prevention and detection, supportive and disease specific therapies and renal replacement strategies and troubleshooting. They will be able to then deploy this knowledge in general, acute care and critical care areas.
Learning Objectives:
  • Applied renal physiology
  • Epidemiology of acute kidney injury
  • Acute kidney injury: causes, pathophysiology and management
  • Acute kidney injury and sepsis
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • AKI and abdominal compartment syndrome
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Continuous renal replacement therapy
  • Intermittent haemodialysis and SLEDD
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Drug dosing in renal failure
Schedule: Intensive Care Nephrology ‐ Beyond BASIC Course Provider course
Day 1
Time Topics
0900 – 0915 Registration
0915 – 0930 Welcome
0930 – 1000 AKI – Definition & epidemiology
1000 – 1030 AKI
1030 – 1100 Chronic kidney disease
1100 – 1130 Tea Break
1130 – 1200 CRRT
CRRT Troubleshooting
1200 – 1230 Rhabdomyolysis
1230 – 1330 Lunch
1330 – 1630 Skill stations – (40 mins/station with a 20‐min tea break after 2 stations rotation)
Chronic kidney disease
20‐min tea break after 2 stations rotation – 1450-1510
Prescribing CRRT
Vascular access

Day 2
Time Topics
0900 – 0930 Abdominal compartment syndrome
0930 – 1000 Peritoneal dialysis
1000 – 1030 IHD and Hybrid techniques
1030 – 1100 Drug dosing in renal failure
1100 – 1130 Tea Break
1130 – 1250
1330 – 1450
Skill stations – (40mins/station with a 40‐min lunch break after 2 stations rotation)
Troubleshooting CRRT
Intermittent hemodialysis
40‐min lunch break after 2 stations rotation – 1250-1330
Peritoneal dialysis
Drug Dosing
1450 - 1515 Tea Break
1515 – 1545 Questions and answers
1545 - 1645 MCQ

Overseas faculty

Dr Ross Freebairn

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Jurong Health Services

  • Dr Tan Chee Keat
  • Dr Shekhar Dhanvijay
  • Dr Monika Gulati
  • Dr Amit Kansal
  • Dr Faheem

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

  • Dr Lai Poi Leng
  • Dr Shirley Goh
Targeted Participant No.24-30
Price per participantEarly Bird = S$400 
Regular Rate = S$500 

17-18 May 2018BASIC Clinical Research Workshop Fully Booked

Details: Date: Thursday - Friday, 17-18 May 2018
Time: 0900 - 1700 hrs
Venue: Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, 1 Jurong East Street 21, Singapore 609606
**Please bring your own Wi-Fi enabled laptop for the 2-days workshop. 
Synopsis: A practical introduction to clinical research for clinical research novices, consisting of pre-course reading, pre-course test, lectures and small group teaching. Participants are encouraged to bring their own research ideas/problems for discussion.
Learning Objectives: By the end of the course participants should:
Understand how research projects form part of a larger research program
Be able to turn an idea into a research question
Be able to write a research protocol
Understand the principles of designing a survey, an observational study and a small randomized controlled trial
Understand the application of simple statistical tests
Understand the principles of sample size calculation
Understand data management
Understand the importance of ethics in research and the role of ethics committees
Schedule: Lectures:
Getting started
Research dissemination
Ethics and research
Data management

Small group tutorials:
Research process
Literature review
Research question
Research protocol
Observational studies
Randomized controlled trials
Faculty: Shay McGuinness, Anthony Delaney, Andrew Davies, Ed Litton, Charles Gomersall, Rachael Parke
Targeted Participant No. 25
Price per participant  S$500

17 May 2018Cardiac Advanced Life Support (CALS) Surgical Course

Date: Thursday, 17 May 2018
Time: 8.00 am – 6.00 pm 
Academia, 20 College Road, Singapore 169856
Thursday - 17 May 2018
Cardiac Surgical Unit Advanced Life Support (CSU-ALS) provider training prepares team members in the management of cardiac arrest using the European Association of Cardiotoracic Surgery's (EACTS) & The Society of Thoracic Surgery's (STS) evidence-based protocol specific to resuscitation after cardiac surgery.

The course combines didactic sessions with hands-on practice using resuscitation equipment during cardiac surgery simulations of acute decompensation. Course modules include:
  • Principles of Resuscitation After Cardiac Surgery: Evidence Review
  • Open Chest Management Techniques
  • Assessment and Management of Cardiothoracic Emergencies
  • Electrical Therapies/Temporary Cardiac Pacing
  • Human Factors Impacting Resuscitation Succes
Target Audience The target audience for this course includes nurses, surgeons, surgeons in training, anaesthetists, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and other providers who actively participate in the resuscitation of post-operative cardiac surgery patients.
Learning Objectives:
  • To learn and practice the evidenced based protocol for resuscitation of the cardiac surgery patient.
  • To empower all practitioners to act with confidence to better treat the critically ill patients using well validated protocols, safely managing the patient until expert help arrives.
  • To equip with the fundamentals of CALS instruction
Name Designation Institution
Mr. Adrian J. Levine Consultant Cardiac Surgeon MD CALS S UK Ltd
United Kingdom
Dr. Timothy Southwood Consultant Intensivist Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Sydney, Australia
Ms. Kelsey Simpson Surgical Care Practitioner Waikato Hospital
New Zealand
Dr. Christian Karcher Intensive Care Specialist The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Melbourne, Australia
Mrs Amy Rogers Senior CTS ICU nurse The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Melbourne, Australia
Target No of Participants 24 (Thursday)
Price per participantSGD 720.00 (Thursday)
(inclusive of 7% goods & services tax)
Course fee includes course material, CALS ID for on-line learning and refreshments

17-18 May 2018ECMO Workshop Fully Booked

Sponsored by:

Date: Thursday - Friday, 17-18 May 2018
Time: 0830 - 1700 hrs
Venue: MD6 Centre for Healthcare Simulation, 14, Medical Drive, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117599
*A bus has been arranged to transport ECMO workshop participants from Suntec Convention Centre to National University of Singapore. 
Participants who want to avail the facility should meet Ms. Charmaine & Ms. Dinie at Suntec Convention Centre, Level 1, Big Screen at 7am. The return trip to Suntec Convention Centre would be at 1700 hrs. 

The highly acclaimed ECMO workshop at the SG ANZICS develops skills for doctors, nurses, perfusionists and respiratory therapists in the management of patients on ECMO, and troubleshooting common problems with a simulated learning experience. The content of the Course will include pre-learning materials as well as overview summaries on ECMO indications and contraindications, ECMO physiology, emerging perspectives and other aspects of ECMO patient care and management, including anticoagulation and weaning. The didactic talks will be supplemented by water drills that cover the A to Z of the circuit and its components, plus common issues faced during day-to-day management of ECMO patients. The learning would be further enhanced by group simulation sessions to allow for hands-on learning and active instructions on basic and advanced topics such as circuit checks, equipment components, alarms, pressure monitoring, and emergency trouble-shooting procedures. Faculty and simulation educators will facilitate discussions on team training, clinical critical thinking and decision making.
VV ECMO: principles, practice, problems & troubleshooting
VA ECMO: principles, practice, problems& troubleshooting
ECMO circuit problems & hands-on troubleshooting
Basic and Advanced ECMO simulation & scenarios
Learning Objectives: Describe key indications and contraindications for ECMO. Identify ECMO circuit components and prime a circuit. Learn about common ECMO emergencies. Troubleshoot problems on ECMO using high fidelity simulation.
Basic cannulation techniques would be taught on cannulation simulators during the hands-on sessions. 
Schedule: Participants will receive pre-course learning material in the first week of May.
**Basic cannulation techniques would be taught on cannulation simulators during the hands-on sessions.

Day 1 (17.05.2018)

Group 1 Group 2
0800-0830 Pre-workshop questionnaire
0830-0900 Overview of Contemporary ECMO (Dr MacLaren)
0900-1000 Waterdrill – Introduction to equipment
1000-1030 Tea break
1030-1100 Anticoagulation &
 Medical management (Dr MacLaren) Waterdrill – set up and priming
1115-1145 Waterdrill – set up and priming Anticoagulation &
 Medical management (Dr MacLaren)
1200-1300 Lunch
1300-1400 ECMO (patho)physiology (Dr MacLaren) Waterdrill – circuit maintenance
1400-1500 Waterdrill – circuit maintenance ECMO (patho)physiology (Dr MacLaren)
1500-1530 Tea break
1530-1700 Combined Sim Session (Dr Ramanathan)
Day 2 (18.05.2018)

0800-0815 Reorientation and Introduction
0815-0845 Initiating ECMO (Dr Ramanathan)
0845-0915 Nursing management (Sr Pauline)
0915-0945 Weaning ECMO (Dr MacLaren)
0945-1015 Tea Break
1015-1115 Waterdrill – troubleshooting Waterdrill – troubleshooting Cannulation**
1115-1215 Cannulation** Waterdrill – troubleshooting Waterdrill – troubleshooting
1215-1330 Lunch
1330-1430 Waterdrill – troubleshooting Cannulation** Waterdrill – troubleshooting
1430-1500 Organization and Outcomes (Dr MacLaren)
1500-1515 Tea Break
1515-1630 Combined Sim Session (Dr Ramanathan)
1630-1700 Post-workshop questionnaire and wrap up
Faculty:Dr Graeme MacLaren
Dr Ramanathan K
Ms Pauline Oh
Mr Si Guim Goh
Ms Huang Shoo Chay-Nancy ANZIC wetlab simulation facilitator
Targeted Participant No.25
Price per participantEarly bird = Doctors S$750, Others S$450 
Regular Rate = Doctors S$990, Others S$590 

17-18 May 2018Therapeutic temperature Management - Post Resuscitation

Details: Date: 17 to 18 May 2018
Time: 0830hr (registration) to 1700hrs
Venue: NUH Simulation Center
Synopsis: Therapeutic temperature Management (TTM) was strongly recommended by ILCOR (2015) and NRC (2016) as a component of post resuscitation care. It has been known to be effective to improve the survival rate and neuroglocial function outcome of patient after cardiac arrest. Despite the recommendation, there is a lack of formal training among local providers. In this 2-day workshop, you will be provide in-depth knowledge in TTM by our overseas and local TTM educators.
Learning Objectives:
  • Update of evidence and practical in Post-Resuscitation care & TTM
  • Understand the use of TTM and research to improve the neuroglocial outcome of patient post resuscitation.

Day 1

0830 – 0900 Registration
0900 – 0915 Welcome and Course Orientation 
0915 – 1000 Review and Latest update of Post-Resuscitation care evidence and Trial 
1000 – 1015 Break
1015 – 1100 TTM and cardiovascular Management
1100 – 1145 TTM and Neurological Monitoring / Prognostication 
1145 – 1230 Lunch & Showcase of TTM devices
1230 – 1310 Adverse Effect of TTM and management
1310 – 1340 Patient selection and implementation of Protocol
1340 – 1345 Preparation for small group discussion
1345 – 1445 Group Discussion & Simulation Stations
1445 – 1700 Break (after 1 station)

Day 2

0830 – 0900 Registration
0900 – 0930 TTM for other indications
0930 – 1000 Post cardiac arrest Syndrome 
1000 – 1020 Break
1020 – 1050 How to manage and grow a successful TTM Course and Community
1050 – 1120 Sharing on Singapore's TTM Registry
1120 – 1150 Role of Survivors in supporting TTM
1150 – 1235 Lunch & Showcase of TTM devices
1235 – 1435 Group Discussion and Simulation Stations
1435 - 1555 Break
1555 - 1625 How to be a Champion: Roadblocks and Barriers
1625 - 1655 The Future of Post-arrest care
1655 - 1700 Presentation of Certificate

Faculty: A/Prof Dr David Gaieski (Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, US)
Prof Dr Young Min Kim (The Catholic University of Korea College of medicine Korea)
National TTM Workgroup 
A/Prof Marcus Ong (SGH)
Dr Benhamin Leong (NUH)
Dr Lim Shir Lynn (NUH)
Dr Colin Yeo (CHG)
Dr Chia Yew Woon (TTSH) 
Targeted Participant No. 30pax
Price per participant Doctors: S$100
Nurse: S$80

18 May 2018Airway Workshop

Details: Date: Friday, 18 May 2018
Time: 0830 - 1300 hrs
Venue: Changi General Hospital Clinical Skills Laboratory
*To register, kindly email your details directly to by Friday, 11 May 2018.

Stations includes:
1. Percutaneous Tracheostomy on Porcine Trachea
2. Needle Cricothyroidectomy and MELKER Technique on Porcine Trachea
3. Scalpel and Bougie Cricothyroidectomy on Porcine Trachea
Oxygenation Options via Needle Cannula Cricoidectomy
Video Laryngoscopy 
Virtual Reality Bronchoscopy
LMA Assisted Intubation Techniques
Trachea Ultrasound On Real-Life Model

Synopsis: Advance Airway Workshop for Intensivists (involving Porcine Trachea)
- Airway management is a vital part of intensive care with majority of patients intubated during part of their ICU stay.
- ICU physicians are frequently involved in securing the airway of critically ill patients.
- Airway 
management in the critically ill can be challenging due to lack of physiological reserves and non-ideal intubating conditions imposed by the varied location of the patient where ICU team has been engaged to retrieve them.
- Knowledge of various options of intubation as well as common airway procedures in ICU is vital for safe execution of duties in securing the airway by intensivists.

Learning Objectives: We aim to share various advance airway management procedures with participants through emphasis on hands-on practice and close guidance with a high faculty to participant ratio.
At the end of the course, we hope that participants would have gained valuable experience and insight in securing airway through different means as emphasized via most difficult airway algorithms.
Schedule: 0830 – 0900 Registration
0900 – 0930 Demonstration
0930 – 1100 1st Half of Hands on practical stations
1100 – 1130 Break
1130 – 1250 2nd half of hands on practical stations
1250 – 1300 Summary; Q&A Debrief 
1300 Course End
Faculty: Dr Louis Ng
Dr Noelle Lim
Dr Lim Tiek Whai
Dr Agnes Huang
Dr Mah Chou Liang
Dr Kelvin Quek
Dr Sean Loh 
Dr Jessica Quah
Dr Zheng Jinxi
and various facilitators from other institutions 
Targeted Participant No. 16-24
Price per participantS$388
*To register, kindly email your details directly to by Friday, 11 May 2018.

16 May 2018Haemodynamic Monitoring with Live Porcine Physiologic Models

Details: Date: 16th May 2018
Time: 0800 - 1700
Venue: Basement 1 Neuroscience Exhibition Hall, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
Click here to register.
The registration can only be confirmed upon payment. 
For more information, please refer to:
Synopsis: The haemodynamic workshop is designed for doctors working in anaesthesia, emergency and critical care medicine taking care of haemodynamically unstable patients. The main objective is to equip participants with the knowledge in interpreting basic and advanced haemodynamic parameters like ScVO2, stroke volume variation and its limitations. Live animals will be used to demonstrate the changes in haemodynamic parameters for various shock states and response to pharmacological and physiological manoeuvres. Continuous haemodynamic parameters will be correlated with “live” echocardiographic examinations.



07:30 – 08:00

Registration @ B1 NNI Exhibition Hall

08:00 – 08:05

Welcome and workshop overview

08:05 – 08:50

ESICM concensus on Haemodynamic Monitoring

08:50 – 09:35

Physiology of Fluid Responsiveness and Haemodynamic Optimisation

09:35 – 10:10

Echocardiography in the shock patient

10:10 – 10:25


10:25 – 11:10

Hands-on station 1: Invasive monitoring [pulmonary thermodilution, transpulmonary thermodilution] and case study

11:10 – 11:55

Handson station 2: Minimally invasive monitoring [Pulse Contour Analysis, Continous venous oximetry] and case study

11:55 – 12:40

Hands-on station 3: Non-invasive monitoring [Photoplethysmography, Bioimpedence/ Bioreactance] and case study

12:40 – 13:20


13:20 – 16:15

Simulated Shock Scenarios - Live streaming from Physiology lab

16:15 – 16:25

Evaluation and Feedback

16:25 – 17:00

Summary and Close


Faculty: Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
Dr Jonathan TAN, Senior Consultant, AICPM
Dr FONG Wee Kim, Consultant, AICPM
Dr CHIA Yew Woon, Consultant, Cardiology
Dr Paul DRAKEFORD, Registrar, AICPM
Sydney, Australia
Professor Anthony MCLEAN
Professor Stephen HUANG
Price per participant S$300

17-18 May 2018Rapid Assessment by Cardiac Echo + (RACEplus) Fully Booked

Date: 17-18th May 2018
Time: 0815 – 1730 hrs
Venue: SIMTAC, Level 4, Emergency Block, TTSH

RACE (Rapid Assessment by Cardiac Echo) is a transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) course specifically designed for the critical care and acute care physicians. Its objective is to equip physicians in these areas with the skills and knowledge to perform focused bedside TTE so that common cardiac and haemodynamic disorders can be identified quickly. There is a strong focus on HANDS-ON practice in this course.

RACEplus covers the RACE content plus some advanced TTE and critical care general ultrasound topics. These topics include Doppler TTE, lung ultrasound, pleural ultrasound, abdominal ultrasound, vascular ultrasound and ultrasound-guided vascular access.

Programme: PROGRAMME

Day 1: RACE
Introduction to RACE

Knobology and basic TTE views

Demonstration study: How to perform TTE?
Hands-on I: Parasternal views

Hands-on II: Apical and subcostal views
- LV evaluation
- RV evaluation
Fluid status assessment
- Pericardial effusion and tamponade
- Going through & interpreting RACE study
Hands-on III: Performing RACE

Hands-on IV: Performing RACE

Day 2: RACE

Case studies (2D/ M-mode)

Hands-on V: Performing RACE

Echo in hypotensive patients

Hands-on VI: Student-directed

Lung ultrasound

Hands-on VII

Case interpretation workshop

Summary/ evaluation 
Faculty: Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
- Dr Jonathan TAN, Senior Consultant, AICPM
- Dr FONG Wee Kim, Consultant, AICPM
- Dr CHIA Yew Woon, Consultant, Cardiology
- Dr LAU Yie Hui, Consultant, AICPM

Sydney, Australia
- Professor Anthony MCLEAN
- Professor Stephen HUANG
Registration fee: AUD 1300

22-23 May 2018 Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS) Fully Booked

Registration: Click here to register.
Date: 22nd – 23rd May 2018
Time: 08:00 – 16:30
Venue: Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
The registration can only be confirmed upon payment. 

Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS) is a practical course designed to help healthcare professionals improve patient care during the first critical hours of patients’ neurological emergencies through a multi-disciplinary approach. ENLS covers forteen key topics such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, ischemic and haemorrhagic stroke and intracranial hypertension and herniation. Each topic is presented with a multidisciplinary focus and organized using a consistent set of protocols, practical checklists, decision points, and communication tools.

The program is developed by Neurocritical Care Society, an independent non-profit organization, and will be delivered by an expert group of Neurointensivists from Singapore and overseas. It is organised and hosted by Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore in collaboration with The Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto.

Participants will receive access before the course to an on-line library of ENLS materials with slides and podcasts to supplement their learning and aid in consolidation of knowledge. All participants will also receive access to the online certification examination should they wish to become certified in ENLS by the Neurocritical Care Society following the course (optional).

Programme: PROGRAMME

Day 1:
Lectures @ Seminar Room

Day 2 Morning
Hands-on stations at Simulation lab (SIMTAC)

Day 2 Afternoon
Lectures and discussion @ Seminar Room
Faculty: Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
- Dr Jensen NG Jiansheng, Consultant, AICPM
- Dr Jonathan TAN, Senior Consultant, AICPM
- Dr WONG Yu-Lin, Senior Consultant, AICPM

Toronto, Canada
- Dr Victoria McCREDIE
- A/Professor Alberto GOFFI

California, USA
- A/Professor Dr Gene Yong SUNG
Registration fee: SGD 350 for non-specialist
SGD 450 for specialist