Latest Program

Our program covers social, political and scientifical topics. We ask for your understanding that speakers will be added to the program as soon as we received confirmation.

Friday, 24.02.2017 - Main Lectures/Thematic Sessions

09:00 - 10:30 Opening and Registration
10:30 - 11:30 Scientific Press Conference
11:30 - 12:00 Opening - Representatives Leopoldina, Charité, ESICM
12:00 - 12:45 Surviving critical illness: A patient's interview - Michael Felli, Gottfried Heinz, Jörg Naumann, Claudia Denke
12:45 - 14:45 Intensive Care 2017: A high price for everyone - Chair: Giuseppe Citerio, Jozef Kesecioglu
After struggling with death: What's the patient's price for survival? (Nathan Brummel)
What is PICS from the public-health point of view? (Hannah Wunsch)
Regaining strength after ICU (Ursula Müller-Werdan)
Multisystem organ failure: why doctors look at the wrong organs (Hans Flaatten)
Coffeebreak 20'
15:05 - 17:05 Second Session - Innovations and basic conditions - Chair: Nathan Brummel, Claudia Spies (ML)
What's the personal price for innovation? Looking back on 10 years of enforcing and managing a new ICU concept (Jozef Kesecioglu)
An economical analysis of intensive care and the time after survival: it's expensive to save at the wrong end (Reinhard Busse)
Designing a healing environment: what's personal and public investment (Thomas Willemeit)
Political decisions: what role does intensive care medicine play (Jean-Daniel Chiche)
Coffeebreak 20'
17:25 - 18:25 Round table: My dream of ICM 2020 - Moderation: Christina Berndt

Saturday, 25.02.2017 - Main Lectures/Thematic Sessions

09:00 - 11:00 Sleep function and dysfunction - Chair: Margaret Pisani, Ingo Fietze
Prevention of Delirium by a Modification in ICU Environment (Alawi Lutz)
Delirium and circadian integrity (Margaret Pisani)
Melatonin: Panacea or futile hope? (Kotaro Hatta)
Early goal-directed sedation, pain, agitation and delirium (Yahya Shehabi)
Coffeebreak 20'
11:20 - 13:20 Reduction of stress - Chair: Arjen Slooter, Bernhard Zwißler (ML)
Glucose utilization and cognitive disorders (Steffen Weber-Carstens)
EEG-based diagnostics of delirium (Arjen Slooter)
GABA-A: The forgotten target (Ulrich Zeilhofer)
Reducing stress, increasing strengths: mobilization and impact on long-term outcome (Nicholas Hart)
Lunchbreak 40'
14:00 - 15:30 Surviving the ICU - Chair: Yahya Shehabi, Claudia Spies (ML)
Surgery and ICU survived - the day after tomorrow (Georg Winterer)
Regaining strength after ICU (Ursula Müller-Werdan)
Perioperative optimization and postoperative outcome: From alpha to omega (Michael Sander)
How to improve things: A relative's perspective (Nicci Gerrard)


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Claudia Spies
Department for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
CCM and CVK, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Augustenburger Platz 1
13353 Berlin

t: +49 30 450 551 032



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