The Executive Committee and Council of the World Federation were deeply shocked and saddened at the damage and subsuequent the loss of life caused by the earthquake in Nepal. The Executive Committee has been liaising with Nepalese Society of Critical Care Medicine (NSCCM) on the best way to support efforts to relieve suffering and deliver care. We hope our members societies will find the following update useful:

• Organisations offering rapid-response disaster relief including Médicins Sans Frontieres (MSF), Americares and Red Cross already have teams in-situ or in-transit to Nepal. MSF teams are carrying out an intial assessment of the most urgent medical needs. You can read more at

• National societies of intensive and critical care medicine are advised to monitor the status of their own country’s response and make an informed decision about how they can offer support. We are aware that several countries have launched emergency appeals for donations and that some governments and commercial organisations have agreed to match donations.

• If a society or any individual intensivist wishes to make a financial donation please visit

• Any intensive and critical care pratitioner who wishes to volunteer to travel to Nepal and to assist directly is advised to pause temporarily until more specific advice is available

• The Executive Committee will continue to monitor the situation and will issue new advice as more news is received from our local contacts in Nepal

Updated April 28th

A group of Toronto-based physicians have been raising funds for the Nepal ICU Care BOX at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) in Nepal.
This hospital is the major regional centre for the numerous patients in need of care. This is leading to a rapid depletion in supplies.

The Care BOX encompasses essential basic equipment and medications (fluids, lines, antibiotics etc.) for patients who are unable to pay for basic resuscitative and life-saving care.

If you wish to donate and learn more about this initiative please go to the indiegogo website

OR type “Indiegogo Nepal ICU Care Box” into Google
Latest 12th World Congress Progress Report

The latest 12th World Congress Progress Report is now available You can download the content by clicking HERE


The Ethics section of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) decided to redo the Ethicus study which is now 15 years old,
coordinated again by Prof Charles Sprung. This will allow to see if there are any differences since the original study.
In addition, this is an opportunity to evaluate what happens in end of life practices from a global perspective. We encourage you to be involved.

For more information please contact 
Prof. Charles L. Sprung
Director, General Intensive Care Unit
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center
PO Box 12000
Jerusalem, Israel 91120

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The latest NEWS UPDATE is now available and can be viewed here. It includes some important World Congress date deadlines and details of some World Federation Task Force meetings during ISICEM in Brussels. View here MARCH UPDATE
Visitors can now access all the available resources on EBOLA in a new section of the website. There is a new headline banner on the Home Page labelled EBOLA RESOURCES. Just click on the tab to access the dedicated resource area.
A new job opportunity has been posted in the Job Vacancies section of the website. You can view this using the drop down menu from the ORGANISATION tab at the top of the home page.
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12th World Congress

2015 Seoul WFSICCM LogoCROPNEWIn 2015, South Korea will host the World Federation of Societies of Critical Care Medicine Congress in Seoul.

The theme of the 2015 Conference will be "One Step Further: In Pursuit of Excellence in Critical Care"


To view more details visit

WFSICCM Constitution


The latest Consitution was approved and ratified by the General Assemblies in Durban in Auguust 2013.


View the WFSICCM Constitution by clicking here.