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.
Professor Wesley Ely introduces the importance of addressing delirium in the ICU and establishes how the ABCDEF bundle can help achieve this and improve mortality rates.
Professor Yahya Shehabi explains how optimal sedation is the key to effective management of patients within the ICU.
Dr Alexander Rosenberg introduces the impact of delirium in the ICU before discussing how the ABCDEF bundle is implemented in his hospital.
Dr Stefano Romagnoli discusses the latest data suggesting a relationship between sleep disturbances and delirium.