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PRE-FORUM

Title:
Endosred by:
SG ANZICS ECMO COURSE
Details: Date: TBC
Time: TBC
Venue: Singapore


The highly acclaimed ECMO course at the SG ANZICS is currently one of the few courses endorsed by Extracorporeal Life Support Organisation (ELSO) world-wide and 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 smaller 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. Participants who attend the three-day course, would be assessed online before and after the course by the ELSO and would receive certificate of participation from ELSO.
Synopsis:
  • VV ECMO: principles, practice, problems & troubleshooting
  • VA ECMO: principles, practice, problems& troubleshooting
  • ECMO circuit problems & hands-on troubleshooting
  • ECMO cannulation
  • 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 second week of March
Faculty: Dr. Graeme MacLaren, Dr. Ramanathan K, Ms. Pauline Oh, Ms Alice Deo, Mr. Si Guim, Ms.Nancy
Targeted Participant No.: 20
Price per participant:
(before 7% GST)
TBC
Sponsored by:
Details: Date: TBC
Time: TBC
Venue: TBA
*Lunch will be provided.
Synopsis: 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: TBC
Faculty: TBA
Targeted Participant No.: 30
Price per participant:
(before 7% GST)
TBC
Title: Intensive Care Nephrology Workshop – Beyond BASIC Nephrology
Details: Date: TBC
Time: TBC
Venue: Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Singapore
Synopsis: 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: Participants will receive pre-course learning material in second week of March
Faculty: TBC
International Faculty: Dr Ross Freebairn
President, Asia Pacific Association of Critical Care Medicine
Targeted Participant No.: 24
Price per participant: TBC
Details: Date: TBC
Time: TBC
Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Level 3, Room 333
Synopsis:

Here we are again! Last year’s Bare bones course our first, was met with a very positive response. This year we have reviewed our course content taking into account the valuable feedback from our participants and faculty. This year the course will allow more time at the practical stations so you get more hands on.

We all know that ultrasound use in the ICU is now routine. 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 has resulted in better outcomes. No more guess work. The use of ultrasound to guide invasive procedures have also improved patient safety and minimised the need to move patients around for procedures like drainage of effusions or PICC insertion.

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 and skills that anyone can learn and use while at the same time providing sufficient scientific background. Emphasis is on the things that make a difference. More emphasis will be placed on cardiac ultrasound and common procedural ultrasound.

This course is aimed at all who are interested in ICU ultrasound especially the total newbie, resident or consultant new to ultrasound. We hope to be able to impart practical skills that you can immediately use in your ICU. More practical time will be devoted for you to learn the most crucial skills of good reproducible image acquisition and simple but reliable and usable interpretation to aid you in your work.

Schedule: TBC
Faculty: TBC
Targeted
Participant No.
30
Price per participant TBC
Title: Managing ethical and communication issues in the ICU
Registration details: Date: TBC
Time: TBC
Venue: Academia L1-S1
Synopsis:

A practical workshop for ICU healthcare professionals, focusing on managing ethical and communication situations in the ICU. Topics include:

  • Overview of basic ethical principles in healthcare
  • Ethical framework to guide decision making in complex (including End of Life) situation in the ICU
  • Essential communication techniques
  • Situations covered in communications include
    • Conducting family conferences
    • Communicating uncertain prognosis
    • Managing expectations
    • Managing complex family dynamics
    • Managing Interdisciplinary communication between professionals
Leaning objectives:

At the end of the workshop, learners will be able to

  • Articulate basic ethical principles in healthcare and apply the ethical framework in decision making in the ICU
  • Navigate through common communication ‘stuck points’ using communication techniques
  • Acquire skills in principled negotiation to improve interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Understand the approach to managing complex family dynamics
Schedule:

Online learning module for pre- workshop (max 30min)

Morning Session: Ethics module which includes lectures and case discussions

Afternoon Session: Communication module which includes simulation practice

Faculty: Dr Anantham Devanand, A/Prof Lalit Krishna , Dr Alethea Yee, Dr Jamie Zhou, Mr Andy Sim, Dr Yew Woon Si, and Dr Peh Tan Ying
Targeted Participant No.: 35 participants (ICU physicians, ICU Advance Practice Nurses, Nurse Clinicians, Medical Social Workers).
Price per participant:
(before 7% GST)
TBC

MASTER-CLASSES

Sponsored by:
Title: Patient-ventilator asynchrony in the ICU
Details: Date: TBC
Time: TBC
Venue: Suntec Convention Center, Singapore
Synopsis: A practical workshop for ICU healthcare professionals, focusing on identifying and managing patient-ventilator asynchrony in the ICU. Prior knowledge of basic mechanical ventilation is required. Topics include:
  • General principles of respiratory drive and patient self-inflicted lung injury
  • General identification and management of patient-ventilator asynchrony
  • Practice using mechanical ventilators and simple test lung models
Learning Objectives: At the end of the workshop, learners will be able to
  • Understand and measure respiratory drive
  • Identify and manage patient-ventilator asynchrony
Schedule:
  1. Overview of respiratory drive and patient self-inflicted lung injury (20 min) – Professor Laurent Brochard
  2. Overview of identification and management of patient-ventilator asynchrony (20 min) – Dr See Kay Choong
  3. Practical stations x 2 (10 min each)
    1. Measurement of respiratory drive – Professor Laurent Brochard
    2. Identification of patient ventilator-asynchrony – Dr See Kay Choong
Faculty: Professor Laurent Brochard, Canada
Dr See Kay Choong, Singapore
Targeted Participant No. 40 participants (ICU physicians, ICU nurses, Respiratory Therapists)
Price per participant:
(before GST)
TBC
Sponsored by:
Title: Neuromonitoring and Targeted Temperature Management
Details: Date: TBC
Time: TBC
Venue: In-conference workshop at SGANZICS 2021
Synopsis: This workshop aims to equip learners with knowledge and skills needed to use Neuromonitors and Targeted Temperature Management in the critically ill, in particular in Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Cardiac Arrest Syndrome.
Learning Objectives: As above
Schedule: TBC
Faculty: Dr CHIA Yew Woon
Dr Yasuhiro KURODA
Dr Geraldine MARIANO
Dr Jensen NG
Targeted Participant No.: 30
Price per participant:
(before GST)
TBC

SPONSOR WORKSHOPS

Title: Vyaire Masterclass on Mechanical Ventilation: New concepts to improve safety, comfort and lung protection
Schedule:

Welcome and overview of the program (Graeme A’Court)

Symposium 1 (Automation of MV)

Chairman: Professor Patrick Tan
Review of Adaptive ventilation (Graeme A’Court)
Lung protection using Adaptive ventilation (Professor Ross Freebairn)
Case presentation (Professor Ross Freebairn)
Hands on workshop using Bellavista (Graeme A’Court and Geronimo Tabuzo)

Symposium 2 (Automation of Synchrony)

Chairman: Professor Ross Freebairn
Review of patient comfort during MV (Professor Patrick Tan)
Automatic synchrony using Bellavista (Professor Patrick Tan)
Hands on workshop using Bellavista (Graeme A’Court and Geronimo Tabuzo)

Symposium 3 (Lung protection tools)

Chairman: Professor Patrick Tan
Overview of the lung recruitment tool concept on Bellavista (Graeme A’Court)
Is it lung recruitment or optimal PEEP? (Professor Ross Freebairn)
Case presentation (Professor Ross Freebairn)
Overview of TPP on Bellavista (Geronimo Tabuzo)
Hands on workshop using Bellavista (Graeme A’Court and Geronimo Tabuzo)
Faculty:

Professor Ross Freebairn, Hawkes Bay New Zealand

Professor Patrick Tan, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia


POST-FORUM

Details:
Sponsored by:
Date: TBC
Time: TBC
Venue: Philips Health Tech APAC Centre | 622, Lorong 1, Toa Payoh, Singapore 319763
Synopsis: Complex Home Ventilation is the term proposed by an NHS ( UK) workgroup to denote
  1. Invasive ( Tracheostomy) ventilation
  2. Patients dependent on noninvasive ventilation ( > 14 hours in 24 hours)
  3. Patients assisted by non-invasive ventilation ( <14 hours/day), but having complex medical conditions - neuromuscular disorders, cardiomyopathy etc
  4. 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.  

Following the successful collaboration with paediatric specialists in 2019, we will continue to have a combined faculty with paediatric specialists from KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and National University Hospital. Paediatric content may be interwoven into the course, or there may be separate breakout sessions for paediatric topics if there is substantial representation from paediatric healthcare workers amongst the participants.

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 ( invasive and non-invasive ventilation) tips applied to the complex patient; breathing and sleep; non-respiratory concerns of the complex home ventilated patient; advanced tracheostomy care - breathing / speaking / eating with a trach; airway clearance; setting up a patient for long term ventilation; roles of the multi-disciplinary team members; emergency drills.

The topics will be oriented towards both the Adult and Paediatric Complex Home Ventilation Patient.

Schedule: To be advised
Faculty:

Doctors, Nurses and Therapists from Tan Tock Seng Hospital - Home Ventilation and Respiratory Support Service; Woodlands Health, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital Complex and Home Care Services; and National University Hospital Paediatrics Complex Home Care Service

Faculty convened upon invitation of Society of Intensive Care Medicine ( SICM) , Singapore. Proceeds from the course will be channelled to SICM to help support registration of delegates from Low-Middle income countries .

Course convenor – Dr Chan Yeow

Targeted Participant No.: 80
Price per participant:
(before 7% GST)
TBC
Title: Cardiac Surgery Advanced Life Support Provider Course
Details: Date: TBC
Time: TBC
Venue: TBC
Synopsis: This hands-on course is designed for surgeons, surgeons in training, intensive care physicians, anaesthetists, nurses, advanced practitioner nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and other providers who actively participate in the resuscitation of post-operative cardiac surgery patients and wish be certified to provide an evidence-based approach to the resuscitation of these patients. Using a format similar to Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), this program includes lectures, practical skills stations as well as scenario simulations with external cardiac pacing, internal and external defibrillation, emergency re-sternotomy and internal cardiac massage on a manikin.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify unique features of the cardiac surgery patient that warrant modifications to standard resuscitation technique
  2. Distinguish critical differences between protocols for ACLS vs CALS
  3. Describe the EACTS standard protocol for manangement of a cardiac arrest in a cardiac surgery patient
  4. Discuss 5-point-plan
  5. Demonstrate successful CALS re-sternotomy within 5 minutes
Schedule: TBC
Faculty: Dr Ooi Oon Cheong, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Dr Ram Ramanathan, Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic Intensivist
Targeted Participant No.: 30
Price per participant:
(before 7% GST)
TBC
Sponsored by:
Title: The Bleeding Patient
Details:

A workshop on the management of the massively bleeding patient.

Date: TBC
Time: TBC
Venue: Center for Healthcare Innovation, TTSH
Synopsis: This workshop aims to equip learners with knowledge and skills needed to manage an acutely bleeding patient. Through a combination of lectures and live stations, it will introduce the use of ROTEM and TEG to guide therapy in cardiac, obstetric, trauma, liver and anticoagulated patients.
Learning Objectives:
  • Pathophysiology of Massive Bleeding
  • Viscoelastic Haemostatic Assays (VHAs) – How do they work and what can they do?
  • Role of Coagulation Factor Concentrates in Massive Bleeding
  • Using VHAs (ROTEM and TEG) to guide management of the bleeding cardiac, obstetric, trauma, liver and anticoagulated patients
  • Intra-operative cell salvage and rapid transfusor systems
Schedule: Please refer to the draft programme
Faculty: Dr Jensen NG, Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care TTSH, Singapore (Convenor)
Dr CHONG Shang Yee, Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care TTSH, Singapore
Dr James WINEARLS, Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Gold Coast, Australia
Dr Angelly MARTINEZ, Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Gold Coast, Australia
Targeted Participant No.: 40
Price per participant:
(before GST)
TBC