2nd Acid-Base Masterclass during IFAD

2nd Acid-Base Masterclass during IFAD

REGISTER FOR IFAD + ACID-BASE MASTERCLASS (NOV 23-24-25): https://whova.com/portal/registration/ifad_202305/
REGISTER FOR ACID-BASE MASTERCLASS ONLY (NOV 23): https://www.eventbrite.be/e/2nd-acid-base-masterclass-limited-places-during-ifad2023-tickets-701651337037?aff=oddtdtcreator


2nd Acid-Base masterclass (Limited places)

Date: Thursday, November 23, 2023

Duration: Full Day 8:00 – 18:00

Organization: iMERiT vzw

Contact: info@fluidacademy.org or manu.malbrain@telenet.be

Location: Hilton Old Town Congress and Conference Centre, Groenplaats 32, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium

Room: TBA

Registration (website):


  • IFAD Chairman: Prof Dr Manu Malbrain and Dr Niels Van Regenmortel
  • Course directors: Dr Thomas Langer, Dr Frantisek Duska

Faculty and Speakers (tentative):

  • Paul Elbers (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Frantisek Duska (Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Thomas Langer (Milan, Italy)
  • Niels van Regenmortel (Antwerp, Belgium)
  • Pietro Caironi (Turin, Italy)
  • Luciano Gattinoni (Gottingen, Germany)
  • David Astapenko (Czech Republic)
  • Francesco Zadek (Milan, Italy)
  • Manu Malbrain (First Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Medical University Lublin, Poland)

Case Moderators: All Faculty

Pax: limited to a max of 100

Price: exceptionally low @ 150 EUR early bird (meals and drinks included) up to 200 EUR for last tickets

Comment: This workshop can be booked either separately or in combination with attending the 13th International Fluid Academy Days (#IFAD2023, Nov 23-25)

Learning objective:

  • Become a better bedside doctor
  • Never be surprised by your patient’s blood gas ever again
  • Meet world-renown experts in the field
  • Truly master acid-base at the bedside
  • Supported by many interactive clinical cases
  • Bicarbonate Rules, Base Excess, Stewart, Mixed approaches

Background: The ACID-BASE Masterclass provides a full-day, interactive course on acid-base knowledge and understanding. The course uses a variation of theoretical presentations, practical and case presentations sessions presented by an international faculty. It is the only course in Belgium to be endorsed by the International Fluid Academy and has previously been accredited by the EACCME for 8 points. The course includes all course materials, food and drinks at the Hilton Old Town, Groenplaats 32, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium. Delegates will have the opportunity to meet, greet and ask questions regarding all topics presented.

Target Audience: This course is for you if you practice clinical medicine and if you frequently need to analyze blood gas results. This applies to consultants and residents in intensive care medicine, anesthesiology, emergency medicine and internal medicine. However, anyone with an interest in acid base medicine is welcome to attend.

Overview and objectives: The course will start by refreshing core topics in acid base medicine. Then we will quickly move towards full and complete understanding of acid base medicine. There is a strong focus on bedside clinical interpretation of blood gas results and the course is supported by real clinical cases throughout. Following completion of this course acid base medicine well be completely demystified to you and you will be able to solve the most complex acid base challenges at the bedside with ease.

Social Media coverage: The official Symplur hashtag of the meeting is #IFAD2023. Chair of SoMe team is Thomas Langer. #IFAD2023: Healthcare Conferences. Congestive Heart Failure, Critical Care, acidbase, metabolic, stewart, classical, hendersonhasselbach, Intensive Care, Medical Education.

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COI: The Blood Gas Analyser is supported partially via Unrestricted Educational Grants

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ACID-BASE Masterclass Draft Program

  • 08.30 Welcome, Outline and Objectives – Manu Malbrain
  • 08.45 Clinical Case to warm you up – Francesco Zadek (10-15 minutes)
  • 09.00 Oxygen and CO2: similarities and differences – Luciano Gattinoni (25 minutes)
  • 09.30 Physicochemical approach: advantages and limitations – Pietro Caironi (25 minutes)
  • 10.00 Classical approach: what does the Henderson-Hasselbalch really mean? – Luciano Gattinoni (25 minutes)
  • 10.30 Boston rules revisited – Francesco Zadek (25 minutes)
  • 10.50 Coffee break
  • 11.10 The Blood Gas Analyzer – Frantisek Duska (20 minutes)
  • 11.45 Clinical Cases – All faculty members
  • 13.00 Lunch Break
  • 13.45 Base Excess: clinical use and limitations – Thomas Langer (25 minutes) Unmeasured anions: identification and clinical relevance – Niels Van Regenmortel (20 minutes)
  • 14.30 Metabolic derangements – Paul Elbers (20 minutes)
  • 14.50 Intravenous fluid therapy: implications on acid-base – Niels Van Regenmortel (20 minutes)
  • 15.10 Metabolic acidosis: any role for alkalinizing agents – Frantisek Duska (20 minutes)
  • 15.30 Diuretics and acid-base alterations – Pietro Caironi (20 minutes)
  • 15.50 Cerebrospinal Fluid Acid Base – Thomas Langer (20 minutes)
  • 15.50 Break
  • 16.10 Clinical cases – All faculty members
  • 17.30 End of Course

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