Each year, the Departments of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine of Erasme University Hospital, Université Libre de Bruxelles, and the Belgian Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SIZ) collaborate to organise the International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM).
Since 1980, ISICEM has grown to be one of the largest meetings in the field, attracting over 6,200 participants from around the world. Open to all healthcare professionals with an interest in critical care or emergency medicine, the objective is to provide an up to date review of the most recent, clinically relevant, developments in research, therapy, and management of the critically ill.
Video presentations from ISICEM 2018 are listed below.
Dr Stefaan Bouchez reviews inotropic support treatment options in cardiac dysfunction and decongestion and the available data on the clinical use of levosimendan.
Dr Fabio Guarracino reviews the haemodynamic effects of levosimendan before exploring the data indicating which patients may benefit from treatment with it.
Dr Antoine Herpain explores the pharmacology of levosimendan and discusses its relevance to ICU patient outcomes.