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SIZ annual meeting 2021 - June 18th, 2021


The program is now final PROGRAM & SPONSORS


The Award of the SIZ aims to promote scientific research in the field of Intensive Care Medicine. The works presented should be submitted by researchers of less than 40 years old at the submission date. The price will award an experimental or clinical work in the field of Intensive Care Medicine. The work should be either original and of high scientific quality or equivalent to a thesis for fellowship. The Award will be attributed to congratulate the author and to encourage him to pursuit a scientific activity. The jury, composed of the members of the Board of the SIZ and the President of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), will assign the Award annually but if there is a lack of scientifically acceptable submissions, the Award may not be allowed. The awarded work will be presented at an annual meeting of the Belgian Society of Intensive Care Medicine.

Submission is possible until  May 1st   2021


Accepted Abstracts



SIZ 40th Annual e-Meeting - December 17th, 2020

The SIZ meeting was attended by over 200 people. You can rewatch the symposium through the following link :


abstracts SIZ 2020


“2020, the year of COVID-19”

13h00-13h20 ICU: A critical resource in the COVID pandemic Dr. Nina Van Goethem (Sciensano)
13h20-13h40 Discussion
13h40-14h00 Antiviral therapy for COVID Prof Dr Maya Hites (ULB)
14h00-14h10 Discussion  
14h10-14h30 Anticoagulation management of COVID Prof. Catherine Lambert (UCL)
14h30-14h50 Anti-inflammatory strategies for COVID Prof. Bart Lambrecht (UGent)
14h50-15h00 Discussion  
15h00-15h20 Ventilator management of COVID Prof. Greet Hermans (KUL)
15h20-15h30 Discussion  
15h30-16h00 Ethics of surge capacity planning Prof. Pierre-François Laterre (UCL)
16h00-16h30 discussion
16h30 SIZ award 2020: “ The long-term footprint of pediatric critical illness” Dr. An Jacobs (KUL)
16h45-17h15 General assembly Prof. Geert Meyfroidt (SIZ president)


Joined pop up meeting Belgian Transplant Society & SIZ - March 11th, 2020 - Flanders Meeting and Convention Centre , Koningin Astridplein 20 , 2018 Antwerpen

Dear SIZ members,

It is with pleasure that we announce that our next SIZ pop-up meeting will be done in collaboration with our colleagues from the Belgian Transplantation Society (BTS). The meeting will be in Antwerp, Wednesday 11th March 2020, Flanders Meeting and Convention Centre, Koningin Astridplein 20, 2018 Antwerpen. The whole afternoon will be dedicated to this joint program.

We think there is a need for structured collaboration in order to improve donor detection and donor management. In this exciting afternoon, we will cover all important aspects, and we are extremely happy with the covered subjects and the high quality speakers.


We hope we may welcome a lot of SIZ members for this meeting.On behalf of the SIZ board and the BTS board
Geert Meyfroidt, SIZ president
Xavier Wittebole, SIZ past-president, and meeting co-chair
Koen De Decker, SIZ secretary and meeting co-chair
Didier Ledoux, SIZ board member and meeting co-chair”


Registration BTS- SIZ Pop-Up Symposium -

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