Recent SIZ meetings

POP-UP Meeting on “Antimicrobial Therapy in Critically Ill Patients”. - February 8th, 2023 - Warwick Hotel, Rue Duquesnoy, 5, 1000 Brussels

The Belgian Society of Intensive Care (SIZ) is proud to announce, in collaboration with the Belgian Society for Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology (BVKIM) a POP-UP Meeting on Antimicrobial Therapy in Critically Ill Patients”.
The meeting will be held on February 8th, 2023 at the Warwick Hotel, Rue Duquesnoy, 5, 1000 Brussels, Belgium (walking distance from the Central Station in Brussels)


The program will be as follows:

13:00-14.00 Walking Lunch
14.00-14.05 Opening and Welcome
14.05-14.35 Lecture 1: Antibiotic Stewardship in 2022 – David GRIMALDI, ULB, Brussels
14.50-15.20 Lecture 2: How pharmacokinetic principles can help – Isabelle SPRIET, UZ Leuven
15.35-16.05 Lecture 3: New Antibacterial Drugs – Françoise VAN BAMBEKE, UCL, Louvain
16.05-16.30 Coffee Break
16.30 -17.00 Lecture 4: The complex interplay of fungal and viral infections – Joost WAUTERS, KU, Leuven
17.15- 17.45 Lecture 5: The Dark Side of Antibiotic Therapy – Pieter DEPUYDT, UZ,
18.00 Conclusions


This meeting has been possible thanks to the support of :


Target audience is both ICU physicians and ID specialists with a particular interest in critical care medicine.


The participation will be free of charge; however, as there is space only for 70 participants.



Registration closed, we have reached the limit of 70 participants.

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)