Dear Colleagues & Friends,
SG-ANZICS Asia Pacific Intensive Care Forum (''SG-ANZICS'' or ''#SGANZICS'') is a joint initiative by the Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SICM), Singapore, and the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) to convene a Critical Care Conference. It serves to provide a platform to showcase critical care excellence and foster collaboration and mutual support of regional critical care societies, while uniting and maintaining cultural diversity.
You may have already heard about the tremendous success of the 4th SG-ANZICS Intensive Care Forum in 2017, during which we broke many previous conference records in terms of participant, workshop, sponsor and exhibitors numbers. We also developed new initiatives such as the Education Awards for delegates for resource-limited countries, the Eugene Goh Award for best posters, conference contests, custom conference mobile app to maximize interaction, comprehensive social media and video coverage, as well as dedicated opportunities for trade and scientific networking.
We are delighted to receive continuous praise and positive feedback from our participants, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors. There is little question that SG-ANZICS is now Asia Pacific's premier clinical intensive care conference and it is time for us to switch from a biennial format to an annual event and for me to share with you our organization ethos.
I hope that you will share our ambition and join our movement as we look to continue developing novel and innovative initiatives to achieve our mission. Mark your calendar. I look forward to welcoming you in Singapore.
Dr. Tan Hon Liang
Chairman, Organising Committee
5th SG-ANZICS Intensive Care Forum