Welcome Message by Convenor – ANZICS

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SICM), Singapore and the Australia and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS), it is with great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 5th SG-ANZICS Intensive Care Forum, Asia Pacific's pre-eminent clinical ICU meeting.

With over 1200 participants in 2017, this now annual event serves as an unparalleled opportunity for the intensive care community in the region to share scientific knowledge, collaborate on common interests, and network on meaningful projects. We have developed a captivating program utilising diverse platforms, targeting topical issues with outstanding speakers, reflecting regional and organisational interests and priorities. With the presence of leading Asia-Pacific experts and decision makers in critical care, this joint-venture also provides unprecedented possibilities for networking and extension of collaborations into the region.

We will also continue the initiative of sponsoring delegates and speakers from Lower-Middle Income Countries, and thank the faculty who extend their generosity to financially assist our colleagues who perform our already difficult tasks in much harsher conditions.

I echo the SG-ANZICS mission statement highlighted by my co-convenor, Dr. Tan Hon Liang, and I look forward to seeing you at Suntec City, Singapore, in 2018. 

Dr. David Ku
Convenor – ANZICS
5th SG-ANZICS Asia Pacific Intensive Care Forum