Respiratory failure is the principle reason for intensive care admission. Intensive care medicine has progressed considerably, largely due to technological advancements, alongside diagnostic and therapeutic developments. An increase in capability has brought with it an increase in demand for intensive care-based services and these demands are expected to continue to grow.
This year's Congress will put intensive care at the forefront by providing the opportunity to access educational courses, symposia, hot topic sessions, meet the expert sessions and skills workshops – bringing to Congress the most up to date procedures and expertise in this fast-developing field of respiratory medicine.
The Chair of the ERS Respiratory Intensive Care Assembly, Paolo Navalesi notes, "Intensive care involves many different specialties, including pulmonary medicine. The development of Weaning Units is an example of activity commonly conducted by pneumonologists. The rate of technological progression in this area represents a challenge for the respiratory physician and determines the need for dedicated knowledge and skills. This year's Congress programme offers a varied selection of learning and training opportunities, including practical workshops, all of which are invaluable to people working and developing within this field which is itself developing quickly."
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If you are interested in this topic, here is a list of associated sessions at this year's Congress. Alternatively, you can browse the full programme and filter your search by the 'Intensive Care' track for more sessions on this topic.
Note: Educational sessions (postgraduate courses, skills workshops, challenging clinical cases, professional development workshops and meet the expert sessions) can be attended at an additional cost to the standard registration fee.