The College of Intensive Care Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting (CICM ASM) is being held in Wellington from the 31st of May until the 2nd of June 2013. From culture to coffee, music to movie-making, Wellington has it all. Arts, culture, fine dining and breathtaking natural scenery. New Zealand’s capital city is nestled between rolling hills and a vibrant city that wraps around the beautiful harbour and stretches out around the hills and the coastline.
We have put together a stimulating programme based around the theme of challenging dogma and thinking outside the box. Some highlights of the programme include Gattinoni’s iconoclastic view of ICU practice, the misguided myth of a one week antibiotic course, toxicological myths and half truths, fluid boluses for oliguria: a trip into renal mythology and the question on everybody’s lips: ‘are the critically ill actually hungry?’
Our four international speakers are Derek Angus, Charles Natanson, Roger Lewis and Luciano Gattinoni. Derek Angus is the Critical Care Section Editor for the Journal of the American Medical Association, Charles Natanson is Chief of Critical Care at the National Institute of Health (NIH), Roger Lewis is Professor of Emergency Medicine at UCLA with expertise in novel clinical trial design methodologies, and Luciano Gattinoni is one of the most influential researchers in the history of the specialty. Our Australasian speakers include Di Stephens, Rinaldo Bellomo, Andrew Davies, Stephen Streat, David Galler, Ross Freebairn, and Chris Nickson.
The 2013 ASM promises to be an engaging meeting which will challenge you to think differently about the things you do every day.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Dr Paul Young
2013 ASM Convener