Message from the Organising Chair

For the better part of the last two years, we have sat behind computer screens and mobile devices as we adopted new ways to stay connected and up-to-date with the ever-evolving scientific landscape. Likewise, we have embraced technology and devised innovative ways in caring for our patients. In 2020, in line with adapting to the changes of this new climate, we evolved and re-launched our flagship conference, SG ANZICS, into a full-scale digital event – the Asia Pacific Intensive Care Symposium (APICS).

The response to APICS 2020 and 2021 was heartening, with over 2000 delegates and speakers from 80 nations coming together to discuss topics closest to our hearts as critical care practitioners. The teams from SICM and ANZICS are grateful for your support which has allowed SG ANZICS, and now APICS, to grow into the largest intensive care conference in the Asia-Pacific region.

The pandemic is a reminder of our interdependence and connectedness, and it is paramount that we continue to deliver the best elements of our conference – by bringing together an international faculty of experts and enabling pertinent critical care content to be shared and assessed readily throughout the region. Above and beyond the core critical care themes, we recognise that this pandemic has reshaped our practices, and we aim to introduce new key subjects on ICU education, mental health, technology and telehealth, and ICU sustainability.

As we re-engage in 2022, we would like to welcome everyone back here in Singapore for APICS 2022. With 3 days of scientific content and networking exchanges carried out in-person as well as via our virtual live platform, we look forward to meeting all of you at APICS 2022.

Dr Ruth Chen
SICM Convenor

Dear colleagues and friends,

On behalf of the Australia and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS), it is my great pleasure to invite you to attend APICS 2022 in Singapore.

The prospect of meeting again face-to-face after over two years of pandemic-induced hibernation feels almost surreal!

In conjunction with our friends from the Society of Intensive Care Medicine of Singapore (SICM) we have curated an exciting, broad scientific program by drawing on the expertise of many influential clinicians and researchers from Asia-Pacific as well as the rest of the world. The symposium will be full of opportunities to explore the hot topics in clinical care, research and education, share projects and ideas beyond the bedside, obtain inspiring perspectives from international speakers and attendees and to make valuable contacts and lasting friendships.

Our commitment to supporting clinicians from Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC) through various grants remains steadfast and with the help of our supporters, we are excited to continue these successful and enriching connections.

Without doubt, Singapore will be once again an amazing backdrop for what is the premier critical care symposium in Asia-Pacific and I am looking forward to you joining us in Singapore for a memorable congress in August 2022.

Dr Christian Karcher
ANZICS Convenor