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    November 23-25th 2017
    Hilton Congress Centre, Antwerp, Belgium

    We are very pleased to announce the Sixth International Fluid Academy Days, which will take place on November 23-25th 2017 at the Hilton Hotel in Antwerp, Belgium. The aim of this sixth edition is again to review recent advances in fluid management, and hemodynamic and organ function monitoring in the critical care setting in a comprehensive manner for intensivists, anaesthesiologists and emergency physicians as well as interested internists and surgeons. However the meeting will deal with any broad topic related to critical care. As always it is also a great way to promote professional interaction between faculty members, participants and delegates of the industry. This website is regularly updated. Last modification by Adminstrator (Manu Malbrain) on March 19th 2017 at 10:00 AM

  • About iFAD

    The iFAD started as local initiative form the pharmaceutical working group on fluids from the Ziekenhuis Netwerk Antwerpen (www.zna.be). Today iFAD is integrated within the not-for-profit charitable organization iMERiT, International Medical Education and Research Initiative, under Belgian law and as such the iFAD Organising Committee strongly recognizes and values a constructive partnership with the industry.

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    The IFAD website content is based on the philosophy of FOAM (Free Open Access Medical education – #FOAMed). The organising committee gives their time freely and receives no financial benefit. This in part explains the wonderful passions for philanthropy, sharing, education and innovation that make the IFAD unique.

  • Free Open Access Medical Education and Member Benefits

    The International Fluid Academy adheres to the FOAM principles for all website visitors: FREE Open Access Medical Education (#FOAMed #FOAMcc #FOAMus).

    We are very pleased to announce the Sixth International Fluid Academy Days, which will take place on November 23-25th 2017 at the Hilton Hotel in Antwerp, Belgium. The aim of this sixth edition is again to review recent advances in fluid management, and hemodynamic and organ function monitoring in the critical care setting in a comprehensive manner for intensivists, anaesthesiologists and emergency physicians as well as interested internists and surgeons. However the meeting will deal with any broad topic related to critical care. As always it is also a great way to promote professional interaction between faculty members, participants and delegates of the industry.

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  • iFAD history

    The iFAD started as local initiative from the pharmaceutical working group on fluids from the Ziekenhuis Netwerk Antwerpen (www.zna.be). Today iFAD is integrated within the not-for-profit charitable organization iMERiT...

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Workshop on How to talk like TED?

Workshop on How to talk like TED?

Watch a new epic battle between Rob and Paul and learn how to talk like TED

How to talk like TED made easy for everyone (Limited places during IFAD2017)

Date: November 23rd, 2017

Location: Hilton Congress Centre, Groenplaats, Antwerp, Belgium

Room: TBA

Program Chairs: Rob Mac Sweeney, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Speakers:

  • Dr Manu Malbrain, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Dr Paul Marik, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
  • Dr Rob Mac Sweeney, Belfast , Northern Ireland

Duration: 120 min

Pax: 60

Price: 100 EUR

Comment: This workshop can only be booked when attending the IFAD2017 meeting on Nov 24-25, 2017, at Hilton Congress Centre, Groenplaats, Antwerp, Belgium

Background:
This workshop is based on the historical battle between Rob and Paul held at SMACC Chicago in 2015 entitled “Predicting Fluid Responsiveness is a Waste of Time”. For those who have missed it in 2015 here is your chance to relive history. You can watch the epic battle of 2015 here https://vimeo.com/204666563.Thanks to Scott Weingart (@emcrit) the audio of the podcast was matched with Rob’s (@critcarereviews) own videofile.

SMACC_ MacSweeny vs. Marik - On Fluid Responsiveness-HD from Fluid Academy on Vimeo.

TED stands for Technology, Education and Design. TED's early emphasis was technology and design, consistent with its Silicon Valley origins, but it has since broadened its focus to include talks on many scientific, cultural, and academic (medical, TEDmed) topics.

Rob MacSweeney and Paul Marik debate in a TED-like fashion whether the assessment of fluid responsiveness in the resuscitation of patients with shock is a waste of time? Both Marik and MacSweeney agree that many of the traditional methods of assessing patients volume status are flawed and of no value. Marik goes on to argue that the only clinically meaningful outcome that we should measure in response to a fluid challenge is Stroke Volume. In at least 50% of patients there is no improvement in stroke volume and further treatment with fluid boluses will only likely cause harm. Marik goes on to argue that we must know where our patients are position on their Frank-Starling curve to predict whether they are fluid responsive and we can assess this with passive led raise. For the rest of the story you need to register but this is a once in a lifetime opportunity…

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Learning objective:
This workshop will outline the basic principles on how to give a talk in a TED-like manner

Draft scientific program

  1. Introduction: Manu Malbrain
  2. Historical battle on “Predicting Fluid Responsiveness is a Waste of Time”, Take 2
    1. PRO (15 min): Rob Mac Sweeney
    2. CON (15 min): Paul Marik
    3. Rebuttal (5 min): Rob Mac Sweeney
    4. Rebuttal (5 min): Paul Marik
  3. Conclusions: Rob Mac Sweeney
  4. Discussion

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