Pre-forum workshops

Advanced Ventilation Workshop

Advanced Ventilation Workshop
Date: Thursday - Friday, 17-18 May 2018
Time: To be advised
Venue: To be advised
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.40
Price per participant$268 per day, $500 for two days. 

Airway Workshop

Title: Airway Workshop
Details: Date: Friday, 18 May 2018
Time: 0830-1300 hrs
Venue: Changi General Hospital Clinical Skills Laboratory
Synopsis: Advance Animal (Porcine) Model Airway Workshop for Intensivists
Schedule: 0830: Registration
0900: Demonstration
0930: 1st Half of Hands on practical stations
1100: Break
1130: 2nd half of hands on practical stations
1250: Summary; Q&A Debrief
1300: Course End
Faculty: Dr Louis Ng
Dr Agnes Huang
Dr Mah Chou Liang
Dr Kelvin Quek
Dr Sean Loh
Dr Imran
Dr Zheng Jinxi
Facilitators at high faculty to participants ratio
Targeted Participant No. 24
Price per participant Early Bird = SGD$388
Regular Rate = SGD$488

Beyond BASIC Nephrology

Title: Beyond BASIC Nephrology

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 2017.

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

Beyond BASIC Research Workshop


CALS Workshop


Chronic and Home Ventilation


Critical Care Ultrasound Workshop

Title:ICU Ultrasound - The bare bones
Details:To be advised
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.

Targeted Participant No.
Price per participant

ECMO Workshop


Haemodynamic Monitoring with Live Porcine Physiologic Models

Title: Haemodynamic Monitoring with Live Porcine Physiologic Models
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.
Targeted Participant No.
Price per participant


Title: Rapid Assessment by Cardiac Echo + (RACEplus)
Registration: Click here to register.
Date: 17-18th May 2018
Time: 08:15 – 17:30
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

Therapeutic Hypothermia

Title: Therapeutic Hypothermia
Details: Thursday – Friday, 17 – 18 May 2018

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