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    The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on May 25th 2018 and has major implications worldwide. European citizens now have multiple digital rights over their personal details, including the right to be asked to provide consent for the storage of personal details in a database, the right to be asked to provide consent to be contacted, the right to see the personal information stored, the right to be forgotten including having all personal details permanently removed from a database, the right to know who this information is shared with (consent is also required for this), and the right to be contacted should a significant data breach occur. All of these changes must be prospectively acknowledged by the user and cannot be presumed to have occurred. The proof rests with the websites to be able to demonstrate consent has been obtained. It is likely almost all websites in the world will move to this model, unless they wish to limit access to European citizens, which would be difficult technically. Fines for non-compliance with this can reach €20 million. As a result, we have updated our privacy policy accordingly. We took as example the updated privacy policy of Critical Care Reviews, a sister website providing FOAM content...

  • 7th IFAD 2018

    FIRST BATCH OF EARLY BIRD ONLINE REGISTRATIONS SOON OPEN

    November 23rd 2018
    Congress Centre "Pakhuis De Zwijger", Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    We are very pleased to announce the 7th International Fluid Academy Day, which will take place on November 23rd 2018 at Pakhuis De Zwijger in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The aim of this seventh 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 February 7th 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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  • Brand new website!

    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.

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

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    We are very pleased to announce the 7th International Fluid Academy Day, which will take place on November 23rd 2018 at Pakhuis De Zwijger in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The aim of this seventh 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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Workshop on Sepsis Stewardship

Workshop on Sepsis Stewardship

How to set up a sepsis guideline in your unit (Limited places during IFAD2017)

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Date: November 23rd, 2017

Location: Hilton Congress Centre, Groenplaats, Antwerp, Belgium

Room: TBA

Program Chairs: Prof Dr Mervyn Singer, Prof Dr Luciano Gattinoni, Dr Paul Marik

Speakers:

Luciano Gattinoni, Milano, Italy
Paul Marik, Norfolk, USA
Mervyn Singer, London, UK
Sebastian Rehberg, Greifswald, Germany

Duration: 120 min

Pax: 40

Price: 125 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: Definitions of sepsis and septic shock were last revised in 2001. Considerable advances have since been made into the pathobiology (changes in organ function, morphology, cell biology, biochemistry, immunology, and circulation), management, and epidemiology of sepsis, suggesting the need for reexamination. This formed the basis for the new Sepsis 3.0 definitions. Also recently the 4th update of the surviving sepsis campaign guidelines was published. For the first time parameters assessing fluid responsiveness were included and the CVP criterion was abandoned. However when adhering to the SSCG, every patient with sepsis regardless of his/her comorbidities should receive 30 ml/kg in the first 3 hours according to the SEP-1 mandate.

Learning objective: This workshop will outline the basic principles in the treatment of sepsis and septic shock that underlie the need for individualized and personalized care. This workshop will help to understand the mechanisms of sepsis and how to implement the guidelines at the bedside. In analogy to antibiotic stewardship you will learn about sepsis stewardship. In this workshop different aspects will be discussed: the new sepsis 3.0 definitions, the updated surviving sepsis campaign guidelines, the risk of bundles of care, hot topic: decatecholaminisation in sepsis, and the future of sepsis care, given by top speakers, each experts in their field.

Draft scientific program (15min presentations with 10min for general discussion)

  • 3:50 PM – 4:10 PM  
    Coffee Break
  • 4:10 PM - 4:30 PM
    Introduction: Sepsis 3.0 how did we get there, a critical analysis? – Mervyn Singer
  • 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
    The new Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines and the possible dangers of bundles – Paul Marik
  • 4:50 PM - 5:26 PM
    Decatecholaminisation in sepsis: What, why, how and when? – Mervyn Singer; Paul Marik; Sebastian Rehberg; Luciano Gattinoni;
    • 4:50 PM - 5:02 PM
      The case of Vasopressin – Sebastian Rehberg
    • 5:02 PM - 5:14 PM
      the case of Levosimendan and the results of the LEOPARDS trial – Mervyn Singer
    • 5:14 PM - 5:26 PM
      the case for Betablockers – Sebastian Rehberg
  • 5:26 PM - 5:50 PM
    The future of sepsis research and treatment and how common sense must prevail – Luciano Gattinoni
  • 5:50 PM - 6:00 PM
    General Discussion – Mervyn Singer; Paul Marik; Sebastian Rehberg; Luciano Gattinoni;

Suggested reading:

  1. Singer M, Deutschman CS, Seymour CW, Shankar-Hari M, Annane D, Bauer M, Bellomo R, Bernard GR, Chiche JD, Coopersmith CM, Hotchkiss RS, Levy MM, Marshall JC, Martin GS, Opal SM, Rubenfeld GD, van der Poll T, Vincent JL, Angus DC. The Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3). JAMA. 2016 Feb 23;315(8):801-10. PMCID: PMC4968574 DOI: 10.1001/jama.2016.0287
  2. Vandervelden S, Malbrain ML. Initial resuscitation from severe sepsis: one size does not fit all. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2015;47 Spec No:s44-55. DOI: 10.5603/AIT.a2015.0075
  3. Angus DC, Barnato AE, Bell D, Bellomo R, Chong CR, Coats TJ, Davies A, Delaney A, Harrison DA, Holdgate A, Howe B, Huang DT, Iwashyna T, Kellum JA, Peake SL, Pike F, Reade MC, Rowan KM, Singer M, Webb SA, Weissfeld LA, Yealy DM, Young JD. A systematic review and meta-analysis of early goal-directed therapy for septic shock: the ARISE, ProCESS and ProMISe Investigators. Intensive Care Med. 2015 Sep;41(9):1549-60. DOI: 10.1007/s00134-015-3822-1
  4. Rhodes A, Evans LE, Alhazzani W, Levy MM, Antonelli M, Ferrer R, Kumar A, Sevransky JE, Sprung CL, Nunnally ME, Rochwerg B, Rubenfeld GD, Angus DC, Annane D, Beale RJ, Bellinghan GJ, Bernard GR, Chiche JD, Coopersmith C, De Backer DP, French CJ, Fujishima S, Gerlach H, Hidalgo JL, Hollenberg SM, Jones AE, Karnad DR, Kleinpell RM, Koh Y, Lisboa TC, Machado FR, Marini JJ, Marshall JC, Mazuski JE, McIntyre LA, McLean AS, Mehta S, Moreno RP, Myburgh J, Navalesi P, Nishida O, Osborn TM, Perner A, Plunkett CM, Ranieri M, Schorr CA, Seckel MA, Seymour CW, Shieh L, Shukri KA, Simpson SQ, Singer M, Thompson BT, Townsend SR, Van der Poll T, Vincent JL, Wiersinga WJ, Zimmerman JL, Dellinger RP. Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock: 2016. Intensive Care Med. 2017 Mar;43(3):304-377. DOI: 10.1007/s00134-017-4683-6
  5. Malbrain ML, Marik PE, Witters I et al (2014) Fluid overload, de-resuscitation, and outcomes in critically ill or injured patients: a systematic review with suggestions for clinical practice. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 46(5):361–380. DOI:10.5603/AIT.2014.0060
  6. Gattinoni L, Ranieri VM, Pesenti A. Sepsis: needs for defining severity. Intensive Care Med. 2015 Mar;41(3):551-2. DOI: 10.1007/s00134-014-3598-8
  7. Marik PE, Khangoora V, Rivera R, Hooper MH, Catravas J. Hydrocortisone, Vitamin C, and Thiamine for the Treatment of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: A Retrospective Before-After Study. Chest. 2017 Jun;151(6):1229-1238. DOI:10.1016/j.chest.2016.11.036

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