Recent SIZ meetings

38th Annual Symposium – June 22nd 2018 - June 22nd, 2018 - Hilton Hotel - Brussels

8h30 Introduction 

Session 1 : Immunology & Coagulation ( Moderator :  G. Hermans –  M. Piagnarelli)

David Grimaldi (Brussels): What the intensivist should know about immunology

Greet Van den Berghe (Leuven): Critical appraisal of the steroids guidelines

Karim Brohi (London): Trauma-induced coagulopathy

10h45 : Coffee Break

Session 2  : Trauma  ( Moderator :  P. Biston – K. Brohi )

Karim Brohi (London): Trauma systems in the UK

François Pitance (Liège): Trauma care organization in Liège

12h45 : Lunch & poster visit

Session 3  :  Burn out ( Moderator :  G. Meyfroidt – D. Benoit)

Doctors4Doctors: Burnout amongst Belgian doctors: can we heal the system, and ourselves

Didier Ledoux (Liège): Burn-Out in critical care physicians (title to be confirmed)

Lode Godderis (Leuven): Determinants of Burnout and Their Impact on Return to Work

15h45 : Break 

Session 4 :  Awards & General Assembly ( X. Wittebole)

Poster awards

SIZ award

General Assembly

37th Annual Meeting - June 23rd, 2017 - Hilton Grand Place, Brussels

Session 1: Redefining antibiotic use in the ICU (Moderators J Wauters – F Taccone)

  • 08.45-09.00: The microbiome in the ICU – P Jorens, Antwerp
  • 09.05-09.20: Reducing antibiotic use in the ICU: how to refrain from starting and how to stop – L De Bus, Ghent
  • 09.25-09.40: The grim future of antibiotics for severe infections – what are the alternatives? – M Hites, Brussels
  • 09.45-09.50: Cerebral autoregulation during septic shock (Free communication) – IA Crippa, Brussels
  • 09.50-09.55: Epidemiology etiology and outcome in 1177 patients with hypoxic hepatitis (Free communication) – L Van Coile, Ghent
  • 10.00-10.45: Coffee break & poster round

Session 2: Sepsis management update (Moderators K Colpaert – X Wittebole)

  • 10.45-11.00: Future therapies in sepsis – PF Laterre, Brussels
  • 11.05-11.35: The new SSC guidelines – the good, the bad and the ugly – D De Backer, Brussels
  • 11.40-11.45: Multivariate mortality prediction model in 1177 patients with hypoxic hepatitis (Free communication) – A Van den Broecke, Ghent
  • 11.45-11.50: Erythrophagocytosis and red blood cell complement regulatory proteins (Free communication) – N Servais, Charleroi

Session 3: Keynote lecture (Moderator K De Decker)

  • 12.00-12.25: Acute liver failure – J Wendon, London
  • 12.30-13.15: Lunch break

13.15-13.45: SIZ General Assembly

Session 4: Keynote lecture (Moderator G Meyfroidt)

  • 13.45-14.10: What to do before ECMO – getting ARDS management right – M Ranieri, Rome

Session 5: Cardiorespiratory support  (Moderators G Hermans – M Ranieri)

  • 14.15-14.30: Extracorporeal CPR to assist out of hospital cardiac arrest: saving lives or a bridge too far? – O Van Caenegem, Brussels
  • 14.35-14.50: Cardiac mechanical support systems: from bridge to transplantation to destination therapy – Droogne W, Leuven
  • 14.55-15.10: Extracorporeal CO2 removal: is there any role for it? – H Peperstraete, Ghent
  • 15.15-15.45: Coffee break
  • 15.45-16.00: SIZ Award 2017 presentation: “Autophagy, FGF21 and glucagon during critical illness” – S Thiessen, Leuven
  • 16.00-16.15: Best abstract winner award ceremony lecture

Session 6:Renal and liver support (Moderators E Hoste – PF Laterre)

  • 16.15-16.30: High-volume plasma exchange in liver failure – J Wendon, London
  • 16.35-16.50: Regional anticoagulation during CRRT: facts and pitfalls – Verbrugghe W, Antwerp
  • 16.55-17.10: CRRT: does timing and intensity matter? – G De Vlieger, Leuven
  • 17.15: Adjourn and Cocktail

SIZ Pop-Up Symposium: Education of intensivists in Belgium: options for the future? - June 22nd, 2017 - Hilton Grand Place, Brussels

Part 1: Educating intensivists in Belgium – current status and challenges ahead
14.00-14.30 The situation in the  Flemish and French part of the country Ph Jorens (Antwerpen) and P Biston (Charleroi)
14.30-15.00 The COBATRICE project H Rothen (Bern, CH)
15.00-15.30 The Evaluation: EDIC 1 and 2? D Ledoux  (Liège)
15.30-16.00 Simulation is essential!  Y  Marechal (Charleroi)
16.05-16.30 Break
Part 2: Panel and audience discussion
16.30-17.30 – How do we organize this in Belgium?

– is intensive Care a primary speciality an option

– What about the modifications of the law

– The challenge for the senior intensivists

– How to organise the continuous evaluation

– what about children ?


Prof A Wilmer and  Prof Ph Jorens


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