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ELECTION of COUNCIL MEMBERS 2019

Nominations are invited from member societies for candidates for election to the Council of the World Federation. The election will be held during the 1st General Assembly in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday, October 15th 2019.  At this General Assembly 7 Council seats will become vacant following the retirement of those Council members who were elected in 2013. For this election only, the General Assembly will…

GENERAL ASSEMBLIES

The 2019 General Assemblies of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine will be held in Room 220 of the Melbourne Convention Centre during the 14th World Congress as follows: Tuesday, October 15th 2019 from 12.30 to 14.00 (when voting will take place to elect new members of Council);Wednesday, October 16th 2019 from 17.45 to 18.45.  PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS The names…

Development of Intensive and Critical Care in your country - do you have a story to share?

Jan Bakker, Editor of the Journal of Critical Care which is the official publication of WFSICCM, is interested in receiving submissions about development of Intensive and Critical Care in countries around the world. He is particularly interested in stories from emerging and limited resource countries. Please consider sharing the history of Intensive and Critical Care in your country. Information for manuscript submission can be found…

WHO Emergency Programme - search for IPC Specialists

On behalf of the Executive Committee and Council of the World Federation, we would like to share the following email from Benedetta Allegranzi from the WHO Headquarters with you - they are in need of colleagues with qualifications in infection prevention and control. Please be so kind to forward this information to your Society members and colleagues with such qualifications who might be able to…

Arzu Topeli - ESICM elections

The Executive Committee and Council extend their congratulations to Arzu Topeli following her election as the Deputy of the Health Services Research and Development Section of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM).

Ignacio Martin-Loeches elected to GSA Board

The Executive Committee and Council are delighted to report the election of Dr Ignacio Martin-Loeches to the Board of the Global Sepsis Alliance (GSA).The WFSICCM was a founding member of the Global Sepsis Alliance (GSA) and is very proud of the supportive contributions it has made both to the development of the GSA and the pursuit of its global objectives. Ignacio’s election to the Board…

LAUNCH OF NEW WORLD FEDERATION LOGO

With effect from August 1st 2018 Council approved the launch of a new logo to represent our global organisation. Please read the full annoucement: MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT 

NEW PRESIDENT ELECTED

NEW PRESIDENT, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND COUNCIL MEMBERS ELECTED Janice Zimmernan has been elected President of World Federation and will lead the organisation from 2017 to 2019. Joining Janice on the Executive will be John Myburgh (Secretary-General) and Arzu Topeli (Treasurer). The General Asemblhy meeting on November 8th in Rio de Janeiro elected the following members of Council to serve from 2017 to 2021: Elisa Estensorro  (Argentina)…

16th World Congress venue announced

Following a meeting of Council held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  it is announced that the Turkish Society of Medical and Surgical Intensive Care Medicine will host  the 16th World Congress in 2023. The venue will be the city of Istanbul.

NEW ENDORSEMENT POLICY

The World Federation frequently receives requests from society members and other organisations to endorse or support activities in intensive and critical care medicine. To bring clarity, consistency and transparency to the endorsement process a new policy governing these requests has been approved and adopted by Council with effect from MARCH 1st 2018. You can access and review the new policy here ENDORSEMENT POLICY Please refer any…

CRITICAL CARE IN TROPICAL DISEASES - TASK FORCE REPORTS

A World Federation Task Force led by Pravin Amin has published a series of articles in the Journal of Critical Care. The first seven articles are available to view using the links below. Further articles from this Task Force will be published in future editions of the Journal. Intensive care in severe malaria: Report from the task force on tropical diseases by the World Federation of…

NEW EBOLA RESOURCES SECTION

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.

Surviving Sepsis Campaign - Resource Modules

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), through our joint international program the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC), have prepared and made available presentations in support of the SSC’s  “International Guidelines for Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock 2012.”  These presentations were developed by the authors of the guidelines and provide background for the recommendations and…

Help us, to help you

Member Societies can have any relevant conferences on intensive and critical care medicine listed in the meetings section of our site. We aim to provide weekly updates to our meetings database but reserve the right not to list meetings which are deemed by Council to have an inappropriate content or theme.

New Endorsement Policy

The World Federation frequently receives requests from society members and other organisations to endorse or support activities in intensive and critical care medicine. To bring clarity, consistency and transparency to the endorsement process a new policy governing these requests has been approved and adopted by Council with effect from MARCH 1st 2018. You can access and review the new policy here ENDORSEMENT POLICY Please refer…