Title: APICS ECMO Course
Details: Date: 18, 19 August 2022

Time: 0900-1700

Venue: MD 6 Sim lab, National University of Singapore, Singapore

The highly acclaimed ECMO course at APICS 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.

Synopsis: 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.

Schedule: 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 conference centre to MD6 sim lab will be available)
Price per participant Early Bird Rate

Physicians: SGD690

Others: SGD490

Regular Rate

Physicians: SGD990

Others: SGD790

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

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 (Thu-Fri)
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
Schedule: TBA
Faculty: TBA
Targeted Participant No. 30
Price per participant TBA

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 (Thu – Fri)
Time: 0800 – 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 complicationsThis 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
Schedule: 0800 – 1800 on 18 & 18 August 2022
Faculty: National and International faculty (Depts of ICM, Anaesthesia, ED, Respiratory Medicine, Renal Medicine)
Targeted Participant No. 24
Price per participant Early Bird (before 30th June 2022): SGD374.50 (including GST)
Regular Rate (after 30th June 2022): SGD535.00 (including GST)

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