Recent SIZ meetings

SIZ annual meeting 2022 - June 15th, 2022

Location: Hilton Brussels Grand Place, Carrefour de l’Europe, 1000 Brussels
(in front of Brussels Central train station)

Program of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Belgian Society of Intensive Care Medicine


8:15-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:10 Welcome and Introduction Fabio S Taccone ULB
Moderator:Phillipe Jorens
9:10-9:40 Sepsis Guidelines: Can we do better ? Jean-Louis Vincent ULB
9:40-10:10 Ongoing Controversies Nicole Juffermans AMC Amsterdam
10:10-10:40 New  vasoactive drugs Xavier Wittebole UCL
10:40-11:10 Can Artificial intelligence help ? Kirsten Colpaert UGent
11:10-11:45 Coffee Break
Best Abstract Presentations 1-2
Moderator: Phillipe Jorens
11:45-12:00 Post-intensive care syndrome in COVID-19 and Non-COVID survivors. Aymen Messadaa ULG
12:00-12:15 Early corticosteroid therapy may increase VA-LRTI in COVID-19 patients Jean-Baptiste Mesiand UCL
12:15-13:00 Lunch
Best Abstract Presentations 3-4
Moderator: Phillipe Jorens
13:00-13:15 Quantification of lung fibrosis in COVID-19 related and – unrelated ARDS Ludovic Gerard UCL
13:15-13:30 The impact of combined PbtO2/ICP-CPP guided-therapy on the outcome of traumatic Elisa Gouvea Bogossian ULB
SIZ Award 2022
Moderator: Fabio S Taccone
13:30-13:50 Artificial intelligence for decision support and treatment optimization in patients with brain injury Giorgia Carra KULeuven
13:50-14:20 Coffee Break
Moderator: Nathalie Layios & Pieter Depuydt
14:20-14:50 Post-Intensive Care Syndrome Diego Castanares Zapatero KCE
14:50-15:20 Post-(ICU) COVID syndrome Yannick Vande Weygaerde UGent
15:20-15:50 How to create a post ICU follow-up? Anne-Françoise Rousseau ULG
15:50-16:20 A novel approach to PICS Michel van Genderen MCE Rotterdam
16:20-16:30 Best Abstract Award + Closing Remarks

General Accreditation (requested)/ * Accreditation Ecthic & Economy (requested)

Annual Sponsors




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”