PICS and the Intensive Care Society have released a joint statement relating to the current situation regarding the changes in contracts for junior doctors within the NHS.
Non Invasive Ventilation for Neonates & Children in Acute Settings
20th & 21th May 2016
Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
University Hospital Of North Midlands
VENUE: Keele Hall, Keele University,
Staffordshire, ST5 5BG
RCPCH CPD points applied for
DATES: 20—21st May 2016
Availability of UK PICU beds is known to be limited, particularly during periods of high demand, such as the winter period (winter surge).
Last Surge teleconference 12:00 14/12/15:
Few beds in London and South. North currently full.
Next National Surge teleconference is 12:00 on Friday 18th December.
PICS Study Day at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, L12 2AP.
May 14th 2016
Free for PICS members.
26th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases will be held from 9 – 12 April 2016 in Amsterdam.
Early Bird Registration Deadline: 20 January 2016
Online registration and further details http://www.eccmid.org/
ESPID is pleased to announce that our 2016 annual meeting will be held this year on 10-14 May in Brighton. This is a unique opportunity for clinicians and researchers involved in PIDs in the UK to share their advances and achievement in the field.
As well, ESPID 2016 is the premier opportunity to learn about cutting edge techonology, the most advanced research and to hear from international experts in PID. Further details and booking HERE
Details of forthcoming SPRinT courses held at the Royal Brompton Hospital are provided below:
We are organising a Study Day on Friday 29 January 2016 entitled ‘Intravenous Fluids: The State of the Art’ which will be relevant to anyone who prescribes or administers intravenous fluids.
We have secured a stellar cast of international speakers including Professor Can Ince (Professor of Translational Physiology at the Academic Medical Center (AMC) of the University of Amsterdam & Department of Intensive Care of the Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam), Dr Michael Stroud OBE (World authority on extreme physiology), Dr Peter Crean (author of the forthcoming NICE guidelines on intravenous fluids in children), Dr Joe Brierley (Medical President Elect of the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care and Consultant in Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care at Great Ormond Street Hospital) and Dr Rachel Lennon (Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellow).
I have attached the programme and details of how to book a place (seats are limited, so please apply early). I’d be very grateful if you could cascade this invitation to members of your multi-disciplinary team
We hope to see many of you there.
Steve Playfor, Consultant Paediatric Intensivist, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
The PICS Ethics and Law Subgroup meeting was held on 15 Sept 2015 at the PICS annual conference. The Minutes are available from the Resources Page