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Mechanical Ventilation – State of the Art


Mechanical Ventilation – State of the Art

Location: ESICM Brussels Training Centre (19 Rue Belliard – 1040 Brussels)
Dates: June 17-19, 2019

Master Class Director: Leo HEUNKS MD, PhD Professor, Pneumologist-intensivist Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Amsterdam University Medical Centre, VUmc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Key Reasons to attend

Meet a high-level faculty
Be part of a unique, bench to bedside training experience that blends theory with practice, academic with clinical
Improve your daily practice and acquire new perspectives on developing and research
Share your experience and learn from peers and experts
An application will be made to the UEMS EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event


To review the respiratory physiology & understand the patient-ventilator interaction
To comprehend and apply the principles of mechanical ventilation in ARDS, COPD & asthma patients
To consolidate knowledge & skills on how to manage the ventilated patients, from haemodynamic monitoring, sedation and weaning protocols to tracheostomy

Programme Content

Gas exchange
Basic and Advanced respiratory mechanics
Patient-ventilator interaction
Setting PEEP
Heart-lung interaction during mechanical ventilation
Obstructive lung disease
Ventilatory modes
Safe ventilation in ARDS, including prone position
Difficult weaning
Assisted breathing
Recruitment manoeuvers, etc.

Who should attend this master class?

Junior intensivists seeking a thorough approach in the treatment of mechanically ventilated patients
Senior intensivists wanting a comprehensive refresher course

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