SIZ – the Belgian Society of Intensive Care Medicine

The Belgian Society of Intensive Care Medicine is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the care delivered to the critically ill patient and bringing together critical care healthcare professionals in order to exchange ideas, increase the knowledge and promote science in the field of intensive care medicine in Belgium.

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SIZ members get complimentary access to the CEBAM digital library

Xavier Wittebole takes over from Jan De Waele as SIZ President 2017-2019

At the 2017 Annual Meeting the SIZ new president, Xavier Wittebole from St-Luc in Brussels, took over from Jan De Waele.

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Steven Thiessen is the 2017 SIZ Award winner!

The 2017 SIZ Award aims to promote scientific research in the field of Intensive Care Medicine. The price is awarded to  an experimental or clinical work in the field of Intensive Care Medicine. This year’s award goes to Steven Thiessen (KUL) – congratulations on behalf of the SIZ board!

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SIZ welcomed 49 new members in the last year!

In the last 12 months, 49 new members applied for membership of the SIZ, all of whom were approved at the 2017 Annual Meeting. This has been the biggest increase in SIZ members in the last years, a trend that will hopefully continue!

SIZ thanks the 2017 Annual Meeting sponsors

SIZ wholeheartedly thanks the industry partners for supporting the Society and the 2017 Annual Meeting and looks forward to future collaboration.

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Survey on antibiotic resistance in the ICU – participate today! - 20.06.2017

Surveys are an important way to investigate current opinions and attitudes. We kindly invite you to complete the ESICM-endorsed ARISE survey  on the perception of and experience in managing multidrug resistant infections.  Access the ARISE survey here.

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Pre-Congress Satellite Symposium - 29.05.2017

On June 22nd 19:00, prior to the Annual meeting, a Satellite Symposium will be organised in collaboration with Orion Pharma, entitled “Securing more time and balance in critical care”. More information can be found  in the invitation for the event.

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8th Euregio Intensive Care Symposium – September 9th 2017 – Lanaken - 09.09.2017

La Butte aux Bois, Paalsteenlaan 90, 3620 Lanaken

08.40 Introduction dr. Margot Vander Laenen and Prof. dr. Paul Roekaerts SESSION 1: Moderators: dr. Dinis Dos Reis Miranda and dr. Kim Engelen 08:45 Cardio-renal interactions, what do you need to know in the ICU? Is there a role for SCUF? Prof. dr. Wilfried Mullens 09:20 Citrate for CRRT, beyond anticoagulation Prof. dr. Heleen Oudemans-van […]

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Op 15 september vindt het vierde symposium ABS plaats in congrescentrum ‘World Trade Center’, in Rotterdam, Nederland. Na de eerste succesvolle editie in Rotterdam, heeft de tweede meeting in Vlaanderen plaatsgevonden en de derde meeting in Gent. In 2017 is het World Trade Center in Rotterdam, Nederland gekozen als locatie. Opnieuw zal Nederlands de voertaal zijn, […]

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