Title APICS ECMO Course
Details Date: 18 – 19 August 2022 (Thursday and Friday)
Time: 0800 – 1715
Venue: MD6 Centre for Health Simulation, 14, Medical Drive, National University of Singapore
Synopsis The highly acclaimed ECMO course at the MD6 lab is currently one of only two courses endorsed by the Extracorporeal Life Support Organisation (ELSO) in Asia. It develops skills for doctors, nurses, perfusionists, and respiratory therapists in the management of patients on ECMO and teaches how to troubleshoot common problems with a simulated learning experience.

The content of the Course includes pre-learning materials as well as overview summaries on ECMO indications and contraindications, ECMO physiology, emerging perspectives, and other aspects of ECMO patient care and management, including anticoagulation, transport, and weaning. The didactic talks are a prelude to comprehensive water drills that cover the A to Z of the circuit and its components, plus common issues faced during day-to-day management of ECMO patients. Learning is further enhanced by smaller group simulation sessions to allow for hands-on education and active instructions on both basic and advanced topics such as circuit checks, equipment components, alarms, pressure monitoring, and emergency trouble-shooting procedures. Faculty and simulation educators will facilitate discussions on team training, clinical critical thinking, and decision making. Participants who attend the course will be assessed online before and after the course and will receive certification directly from ELSO.

Course Overview
  • VV ECMO: Principles, practice, problems & troubleshooting
  • VA ECMO: Principles, practice, problems & troubleshooting
  • ECMO circuit problems & hands-on troubleshooting
  • Principles of ECMO cannulation
  • Basic and Advanced ECMO simulation & scenarios
Learning Objectives:
  • Describe key indications and contraindications for ECMO.
  • Identify ECMO circuit components and prime a circuit.
  • Learn about common ECMO emergencies.
  • Troubleshoot problems on ECMO using high fidelity simulation.
  • Basic cannulation techniques would be taught on cannulation simulators during the hands-on sessions.
Learning Materials: Participants will receive pre-course learning materials in early August. Red Book (5th edition) will be given to participants at the course.
Faculty: Dr Graeme MacLaren
Ms Nancy Tee
Ms Pauline Oh
Dr Ramanathan K
Mr Si Guim
Targeted Participant No. 20

  • Transport from Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre to MD6 sim lab will be available
  • Pick up will be from Suntec Convention Centre at 7:15 am
Price per participant Early Bird rates

  • Physicians: 690 SGD
  • Others: 490 SGD

Regular rates

  • Physicians: 990 SGD
  • Others: 790 SGD

Programme and timing are subjected to changes at the discretion of the Scientific Committee.

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Title: Intensive Care Nephrology Workshop – Beyond BASIC Nephrology

Jointly developed by the BASIC collaboration (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)

Details: Date: 18—19 August 2022 (Thursday and Friday)
Time: 0900 – 1700
Venue: Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, NUHS, Singapore
Synopsis: Participants can expect to complete the course with a thorough knowledge of conditions causing AKI, strategies for prevention and detection, supportive and disease specific therapies and renal replacement strategies and troubleshooting. They will be able to then deploy this knowledge in general, acute care and critical care areas.


Intensive Care Nephrology workshop is suitable as a refresher for Intensive Care specialists and senior trainees in ICM/ Respiratory Medicine/ Renal medicine. The 2-full day course consists of distance learning material, face-to-face lectures, and small group tutorials/skill stations.

Learning Objectives: • Applied renal physiology
• Epidemiology of acute kidney injury
• Acute kidney injury: causes, pathophysiology, and management
• Acute kidney injury and sepsis
• Rhabdomyolysis
• AKI and abdominal compartment syndrome
• Urinary tract infections
• Continuous renal replacement therapy
• Intermittent haemodialysis and SLEDD
• Peritoneal dialysis
• Drug dosing in renal failure
Faculty: Course convenor:
• Dr Shekhar Dhanvijay, Dr Amit Kansal

Course Faculty:
• Overseas – Dr Ross Freebairn
• NTFGH – Dr Gerald Chua, Dr Faheem Ahmed Khan, Dr Monika Gulati, Dr Shilpa Rastogi (Renal), Dr Prashanth Ramesh Manjanabail (Renal), Dr Shekhar Dhanvijay
• SGH – Dr Manish Kaushik (Renal)
• Nursing facilitators – Chock Huay Ching, Ma Kristie E. Cuta

Targeted Participant No. 30
Price per participant SGD 400

Programme and timing are subjected to changes at the discretion of the Scientific Committee.

Title: Introduction to Procedures in Acute Care (IPAC) Course
Details: Date: 18 – 19 August 2022 (Thursday – Friday)
Time: 0830 – 1800
Venue: JurongHealth Simulation & Clinical Education Centre (JSCEC), Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, NUHS, Singapore
Synopsis: IPAC course has been developed jointly by iSimCentre @ Coffs’ Harbour Base Hospital, NSW, Australia and Acute Care Education Group (Australian & Singapore faculty). The course is approved for CPD by many Australian colleges (ACEM, CICM).

Course Highlights:
• High instructor to participant ratio
• Hands-on procedural learning with high fidelity task trainers
• Use of simulation scenarios for discussions
• Ultrasound skills relevant to the procedures – using real-time USG guidance
• Self-reflective learning with use of learning passports
• Strong feedback and quality assurance culture
• Appraisal of techniques at the end of the course for selective procedures

Who should attend?
Doctors working in ICU, RCCM, CCU, ED or Anaesthesia who wish to improve their procedural skills

Learning Objectives: IPAC course is an intensive 2-day hands-on skills development program, with following objectives:
• Identify and justify the need for performing common acute care procedures
• Demonstrate the knowledge and skills in performing these procedures
• Understand and apply knowledge to troubleshoot complications

This is your opportunity to learn and practice following procedures on high fidelity task trainers under the supervision of experts:
• USG guided procedures (Central line, Chest drains)
• CVC insertion: IJV, Subclavian
• ICC insertion: Surgical and USG guided
• Other Vascular access: Arterial lines, Intra-Osseous needle, USG guided IV cannula
• Lumbar puncture
• Emergency Airway Management – Intubation, LMA insertion, Basic airway skills
• Cricothyroidotomy
• Cardioversion, Defibrillation and Pacing
• Care of Tracheostomy
• Care of Chest Drains
• Basics of Cardiac ECHO

Faculty: Course convenor
• Dr Amit Kansal (ICM), Dr Shanaz Matthew Sajeed (ICM/ED/JSCEC)Course Faculty
• Overseas – Dr Raman Azad (Australia), Dr Nevin Kollannoor (Australia)
• NTFGH – Dr Choo Chuan Gee (Resp), Dr Ronnie Tan (Resp), Dr Dinoo Suran (Anaes), Dr Damian AD Bruce-Hickman (ICM), Dr Nikhil Gautam (ICM)
• SGH – Dr Negar Asadi (Anaes)
• CGH – Dr Prit Anand Singh (Anaes), Dr Alex Joseph (Anaes), Dr Sreekanth Koduri (Renal),
• NUH – Dr Japheth Carlos (Med)
Targeted Participant No. 24
Price per participant Early Bird: SGD374.50
Regular Rate: SGD535.00

Programme and timing are subjected to changes at the discretion of the Scientific Committee.

Title Chronic Home Ventilation Workshop
The Chronic Home Ventilation Workshop has been cancelled. We apologise for this last-minute notice. All registrants will be notified of this change.
Details Date: 19 August 2022 (Friday)
Time: 0900 – 1700
Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Meeting Room 336, Level 3

0900 – 1200: How to successfully discharge a complex ventilated patient home
1300 – 1600: Communication options for patients on tracheostomy ventilation

Synopsis: Complex home ventilation refers to patients on tracheostomy ventilation or continuous non-invasive ventilation or patients on nocturnal non-invasive ventilation but have neuromuscular weakness or other severe organ disorder. This workshop targets two important aspects in the ICU care of such patients – discharge planning and communication.
Target audience: Physicians, Nurses and Therapists with interest in provision of Complex Home Ventilation
Learning Objectives: To acquire knowledge and facility in caring for the complex home ventilated patient, specifically in discharge preparation and in communication.
Faculty: · Course convenor – Dr Chan Yeow
· Faculty from TTSH HVRSS and TTSH Speech Therapy Department
Targeted Participant No. 50
Price per participant Doctor SGD 100
Medical Students, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals SGD 60

Programme and timing are subjected to changes at the discretion of the Scientific Committee.