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General Information

We are very pleased to announce the 10th Anniversary International Fluid Academy Days, which will take place on November 26-28 in 2020 at the Passage 44 in Brussels, Belgium. The aim of this tenth 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. There will be other pre- and post-IFAD meetings

  • Nov 25th: Round Table Consensus Meetings on Acid-Base, Fluids, Monitoring (upon invitation)
  • Nov 26th: 4th BEACH course (Full day) - BElgian Annual eCmo Hands-on course
  • Nov 26th: 6th CACU course (Full day) - Critical and Acute Care Ultrasound
  • Nov 26th: a full day on stewardship: sepsis, nutrition, antibiotics, fluids, workshop on glycocalix
  • Nov 26th: 3rd HEMOSIM course (Full day) - Hemodynamic Simulation Skills lab
  • Nov 26th: 2nd Acid-Base Masterclass (Full day)
  • Nov 27-28: 10th IFAD - International Fluid Academy Day

Important dates

  • Early Bird Rate: 20 February
  • Special Rate: 1 April
  • Standard Rate: 1 June
  • Onsite Rate: after 1 November
  • Abstract submission open: 1 February
  • Abstract submission closed: 1 July

 

Congress Venue
  • Pre-IFAD Symposia - 26 November
    Crowne Plaza Brussels - Le Palace
    Ginestestraat 3
    B-1210 Brussels

    IFAD 2020 - 27&28 November
    Brussels 44 Center
    Kruidtuinlaan 44
    B-1000 Brussels


Congress Hotel
The Crowne Plaza, Ginestestraat 3, 1210 Brussels, Belgium
 

Organisation

The Congress Organization is getting done by a professional team. They will work on Bios, profiles, pictures, travel confirmation, accommodation, transfers and well-being of all international sdelegates and speakers. They are also are working on the congress app and website updates.

  • Organization/Sponsorship IFAD                                                                                    
    Ms. Stéphanie de Baere                                                                                                  
    Congress Manager                                                                                 
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    Direct Line: +32 9 218 85 89                                           

    Scientific Program                                                             
    Ms. Stéphanie de Baere                                                               
    Congress Manager                                                               
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  • Registration & Faculty Management
    Ms. Laurence Schepens
    Administrative Assistant
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    Direct Line: +32 9 218 85 83

                                       

Official conference hashtags
  • #IFAD2020
  • #CACU2020
  • #BEACH2020
  • #HEMOSIM2020

 

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IFAD Merchandise

10th IFAD Merchandise
 
Order your original IFAD goodies when registering for the 10th IFAD meeting!
All income will go to support the Free Open Access Medical education (#FOAMed) platform, web content and future research on fluid stewardship.
 

Unique IFAD Coffee MUG (15 EUR)

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Original IFAD T-shirt (Black) available in size S-M-L-XL (25 EUR)

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Original IFAD T-shirt (White) available in size S-M-L-XL (20 EUR)

T shirt 2

Original IFAD2015 Proceedings Book, 300 pages, signed collectors item (25 EUR)

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Vintage 2 DVD set with historical recordings from IFAD2011 and IFAD2012  (25 EUR)

2 DVDs

 

Intra-abdominal hypertension (EUR 30)

CCC IAH

Paperback (ISBN-13: 9781107272880) - 253 pages

Authors: Manu Malbrain and Jan De Waele

Series: Core Critical Care

Despite increasing interest in intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) as causes of significant morbidity and mortality among the critically ill, unanswered questions cloud the understanding of the pathophysiology of these conditions:

• Are IAH and ACS synonymous?
• What are the ideal methods of measuring and lowering intra-abdominal pressure (IAP)?
• When should we think of IAH?
• Can IAH be prevented?
• What level of IAP requires abdominal decompression?

Written by two experts in critical care and IAP, Intra-Abdominal Hypertension is a distillation of the current literature and furthers the understanding of these complex critical conditions. Using a step-by-step approach and illustrative figures, this clinical handbook presents a concise overview of consensus definitions, measurement methods, organ assessment and treatment options. Intra-Abdominal Hypertension is essential reading for all members of the intensive care multidisciplinary team, including experienced and junior physicians, anesthetists and nurses. Contains a complete and concise overview of IAH and ACS which aids quick and accurate learning • List of all currently available IAP measurement tools enables decisive treatment • Summary of consensus definitions distils the current literature and clarifies these conditions. 

 

Critical and Acute Care Ultrasound: THE POCUS book (EUR 25)

 CACU book  

Paperback (ISBN: 000) - 150 pages

Authors: Manu Malbrain (Ed.)

Series: IFAD Book Series

This Comprehensive Book on Critical and Acute Care Ultrasound (CACU) summarizes the reviews published during the previous International Fluid Academy Days. The papers are published under the Open Access CC BY Licence 4.0. Critical and Acute Care Ultrasound together with point of care ultrasound (POCUS) is becoming a holistic and translational discipline and is considered as the modern stethoscope for the critical care and emergency care physician. Dr Roy Filly, Professor Emeritus of Radiology, and chief of the department of diagnostic sonography in Stanford predicted in 1988 that ultrasound would likely become the new stethoscope: “As we look at the proliferation of ultrasound instruments in the hands of untrained physicians, we can only come to the unfortunate realisation that diagnostic sonography truly is the next stethoscope: poorly utilized by many but understood by few” This book is edited by Manu Malbrain, Internist-Intensivist, Director of the Intensive Care Department at the University Hospital in Brussels (UZB), Belgium, he is Professor at the Brussels Free University (VUB) and one of the chairmen of the iFAD meeting.

Registration

Registration Fees

  Early Bird Rate
Until 1 April
Special Rate
Until 1 June
Standard Rate
Until 1 November
Onsite Rate
As of 2 November
IFAD One-Day Registration
27 or 28 November
€ 225,00 € 250,00 € 275,00 € 300,00
         
IFAD Full Period
27 and 28 November
       
     Participant € 325,00 € 375,00 € 425,00 € 500,00
     Endorsing Society/Resident* € 275,00 € 315,00 € 355,00 € 420,00
     Low Income Country* € 250,00 € 290,00 € 330,00 € 385,00
         
Pre-IFAD Workshops
26 November
       
     CACU Course € 325,00 € 375,00 € 425,00 € 500,00
     BEACH Course € 325,00 € 375,00 € 425,00 € 500,00
     HEMOSIM Course € 325,00 € 375,00 € 425,00 € 500,00
     Stewardship Day € 150,00 € 200,00 € 250,00 € 300,00
     Acid-Base Masterclass     € 150,00 € 200,00 € 250,00 € 300,00
         
Gala Dinner & Networking Event
27 November
€ 90,00/person € 90,00/person € 90,00/person € 90,00/person

 *A proof of status for residents, members of an endorsing society and non-doctors/doctors from low income countries will be required to finalize your registration.

The registration fees include:

  • Access to the scientific sessions

  • Access to the industrial exhibition

  • Welcome Reception on Friday, 27 November

  • Daily lunches and coffee breaks as mentioned in the final program

  • Congress bag with the final program

Confirmation
Immediately after submitting and paying your online registration form, an automatic confirmation is sent by email. If you do not receive this automatic confirmation, your registration has not been made successfully.
 

Payment
All payments are to be made in EURO, net of all bank charges and commissions for the receiver.
Payment is to be made by:

  • credit card: Only VISA and MasterCard are accepted
  • bank transfer: the bank details will be mentioned on your invoice


VISA Invitation Letter
Registered participants can request an invitation letter during the registration process. Letters will only be sent when full payment is received.
 

Accreditation
RIZIV accreditation for Belgian doctors will be requested. 


Liability and Insurance
In registering for IFAD 2020, participants agree that neither IFAD nor the Organizing Secretariat assume any liability whatsoever. Participants should therefore organize their own health, travel and personal insurances.


Cancellation policy
All cancellations should be put in writing to the IFAD 2020 Secretariat (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
If cancellation is received in writing:

  • by 1 July: € 75,00 cancellation fee will apply
  • between 1 July and 31 October: 50% of the registration fee will be refunded
  • after 31 October: no refund can be made


Changes
You will receive a personal link in your final confirmation email. With this link it will be possible to make changes into names, dinner choice, etc. Changes can be made until 1 November.


Our terms and conditions
These terms and conditions apply to all payments/registrations made to Medicongress Services. By using the online payment facility on this website you implicitly accept these general terms and conditions.

By entering your credit card information:
You state that you are an authorized user of the credit card and that the associated information entered is accurate. You authorize Medicongress Services to charge the booked amount to your credit card.

Declined/ Refused payments:
We cannot accept liability if the payment is refused or declined by the credit/ debit card supplier (due to the customer quoting incorrect card details or other reasons).

Hotel Accommodation

A number of hotel rooms (see below) have been booked at special group rates. These rates only apply for reservations made via Medicongress. 
You can reserve your hotel room through the online registration platform. 

Any requests for hotel accommodation must be accompanied by a credit card number, in order to secure the room. Participants will have to pay their hotel room and personal expenses at the reception of the hotel. In case of late cancellation or no show, the room will be charged on the credit card.

Rooms can be booked until 26 October.

Hotel Rates Cancellation Policy

 Crowne Plaza Brussels - Le Palace****
 IFAD 2020 headquarter hotel

 Crowne Plaza
 Located at a 3-minute walk from/to 
 Brussels 44 Center.

 Rates on 26 November:
 - Single room: € 145,00/night
 - Double room: € 160,00/night

 Rates on 27 & 28 November:
 - Single room: € 105,00/night
 - Double room: € 115,00/night

 Breakfast is included in these rates.
 City taxes: € 4,24/person/night

 

 Rooms can be cancelled without charges until 72 hours prior to arrival.
 In case of no-show, late cancellation or early departure the credit card
 will be charged for 100% of the stay.








 

 Hotel Indigo Brussels City****

 hotel indigo brussels 6129863686 4x3
 Located at a 5-minute walk from/to
 Brussels 44 Center.

 Rates on 26 November:
 - Single Room: € 159,00/night
 - Double Room: € 174,00/night
 
 Rates on 27 & 28 November:
 - Single Room: € 119,00/night
 - Double Room: € 134,00/night

 Breakfast is included in these rates.
 City taxes: € 4,24/person/night




 Rooms can be cancelled without charges until 72 hours prior to arrival.
 In case of no-show, late cancellation or early departure the credit card
 will be charged for 100% of the stay.











 Thon Brussels City Centre****

 thon hotel brussels city centre city view double room
 Located at a 5-minute walk from/to
 Brussels 44 Center.

 Rates on 26 November: 
 - Single Room: € 130,00/night
 - Double Room: € 150,00/night

 Rates on 27 & 28 November:
 - Single Room: € 90,00/night
 - Double Room: € 110,00/night

 Breakfast is included in these rates.
 City taxes: € 4,24/person/night

 Rooms can be cancelled without charges until 72 hours prior to arrival.
 In case of no-show, late cancellation or early departure the credit card
 will be charged for 100% of the stay.








 Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Brussels****

 Radisson Blu
 Located at a 9-minute walk from/to 
 Brussels 44 Center.
 Rates on 26 November:
 - Single Room: € 189,00/night
 - Double Room: € 209,00/night

 Rates on 27 November: 
 - Single Room: € 169,00/night
 - Double Room: € 189,00/night

 Rates on 28 November: 
 - Single Room: € 149,00/night
 - Double Room: € 169,00/night

 Breakfast is included in these rates.
 City taxes: € 4,24/person/night

 Rooms can be cancelled without charges unitl 15 days prior to arrival.
 In case of no-show, late cancellation or early departure the credit card
 will be charged for 100% of the stay.











 

 

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