Session 32 – Optimising the Basics in Critical Care
1025 – 1055
Tea Break / APICS Spotlight
1055 – 1220
Session 33 – Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Session 34 – Frailty and Rehabilitation in ICU
Session 35 – Burns, Oncology and Obstetrics in ICU
Session 36 – International Collaborative Trial
1220 – 1320
1320 – 1350
Closing Plenary 1
1350 – 1420
Closing Plenary 2
1420 – 1450
Closing Plenary 3
1450 – 1500
APICS 2024 Closing Ceremony
END OF DAY 3
This programme structure serves as a general guide and is subject to change. The APICS Scientific Committee reserves the right to modify the programme.
Prof. Laurent Brochard
Pr. Laurent Brochard is Intensivist, Clinician Scientist, St. Michael’s Hospital (Unity Health Toronto) and Director of the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada, since 2014. He holds the Keenan Chair in Critical Care and Acute Respiratory failure.
He trained in respirology and critical care, obtained his MD degree, University of Paris, and worked in Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris (Hopital Henri Mondor, Creteil) until he moved to Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland (2010-2013) before being recruited in Toronto.
He has been Editor-in-Chief of Intensive Care Medicine, is currently Deputy Editor of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
He created a clinical research network on mechanical ventilation REVA. He leads an international group on respiratory physiology (PLUG) and leads the Centre of Excellence in Mechanical Ventilation in Toronto (CoEMV).
He mentored and directed numerous trainees, many of whom are leaders in Critical Care. He published over > 700 peer-reviewed publications (H-index 125).
Prof. Markus B Skrifvars
Professor, MD, PhD, EDIC, FCICM Markus B Skrifvars
Department of Emergency Care and Services, Helsinki University Hospital and University of Helsinki, Finland
Short biography professor Markus Skrifvars
Markus Skrifvars is Staff Specialist in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care and professor of Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine. He has trained in Finland and Australia and completed both the European Diploma of Intensive Care as well as the Fellowship of Intensive Care Medicine (FCICM). He has published over 250 scientific publications and supervised seven PhDs focusing on emergency and intensive care of cardiac arrest and traumatic brain injury. He was a member of the steering group of the TTH48 trial and the principal investigator of the COMACARE trial. His research group focuses on both experimental and clinical studies in the field of cardiac arrest and traumatic brain injury. He is one of the lead investigator of the STEP CARE (Sedation, TEmperature and Pressure after Cardiac Arrest and Resuscitation) that will enroll 3500 out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients treated in the intensive care unit with different treatments for blood pressure, temperature management and sedation.
Fun fact: Markus Skifvars used to play the banjo in a celtic rock band in the 1990s recording three albums and playing hundreds gigs in Finland, Sweden, Estonia and Ireland. If you search for “The Scrapes” on Youtube you may even found some proof of this.
Prof. Jan De Waele
Jan De Waele is a surgical intensivist at the department of Critical Care Medicine of the Ghent University Hospital, full professor of Medicine at Ghent University and Senior Clinical Investigator with the Research Foundation Flanders, Belgium. His research activities currently deal with optimizing antibiotic therapy in severely ill infected patients to improve outcome and combat resistance development, with specific interest in PK/PD, therapeutic drug monitoring of antibiotics as well as antimicrobial stewardship. Clinical interests also include abdominal infections, source control and sepsis management. Jan has extensive experience in organizing clinical studies and is involved in many national and international studies and guideline committees. He is the past chairman of the ESICM Research Committee (2018-2021), and the 2022-2024 ESICM President-Elect.