CCSSA CONGRESS SUNCITY 2017     |    19 -22 October 2017

Scientific Programme

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Programme Highlights
  • New technologies and their clinical utility
  • The year in review
  • Interactive debates
  • Round table meetings
  • Game changers in private practice
  • Meet the expert sessions
  • Focus on Fellowship training
Plenary Lectures
  • Monitoring and diagnostics in Critical Care: Foreseeing the future - Mervyn Singer
  • What happens after fluid bolus therapy in children with septic shock: The bigger picture - Kathryn Maitland
  • Burnout in the health professions: Strategies for prevention - Ruth Kleinpell
  • Volume responsive vs needing volume - Jukka Takala
  • Sepsis and love - Zsolt Molnar
  • Should we be personalising antibiotic dosing for critically ill patients? - Jason Roberts
  • Personalised physiological medicine for the critically ill patient - Can Ince

International Faculty Topic Highlights
  • Multimodal, individualised hemodynamic monitoring: The way forward
  • The cardiovascular response to ECMO and cardiac assist devices
  • Dosing on extra corporeal circuits
  • The future of ECMO
  • ECPR
  • Monitoring on ECMO
  • New modes of ventilation: Where to from here
  • Cytokine removal in MODS?
  • Transesophageal pressure monitoring: current role and future directions
  • Circulatory failure in sepsis: Pathophysiology
  • Optimising oxygen therapy
  • Managing mitochondrial function in sepsis
  • Decathecholamisation in sepsis
  • Blood pressure targets in sepsis
  • Transfusion issues: An African paediatric perspective
  • Is the severely malnourished heart at risk: Important considerations
  • Cytokine removal in acute liver failure and immunomodulation an acute organ rejection
  • Liver-heart crosstalk, another piece of the puzzle
  • Continuous infusion vs intermittent dosing of beta-lactam antibiotics
  • Back to basics: Physiological basis of fluids
  • The need for a tailored approach to feeding
  • Implementing the ABCDEF Bundle in the ICU: Strategies for Team Based Improvements
  • Communication interaction with intubated patients: What are the values and practices of Intensive Care Nurses?
  • Controversies in nutrition: The suggested approach

Local Faculty Topic Highlights
  • Debates to address ethical concerns that we not uncommonly face (the congress will be accredited with ethics points)
  • Management principles for critical ill patients with raised intracranial pressure
  • Fungal therapy: Future directions
  • How do we deal with the current antibiotic crises
  • The ABC of initiation of rehabilitation in ICU
  • Nutrition approach for individualised scenarios:
    • Burns
    • Trauma
    • ACS
    • Pediatrics and young adults
    • Renal failure
    • Elderly
    • Acute pancreatitis
  • Gastro-intestinal intolerance in the ICU
  • Nutrition approaches in the ICU: what is enough and how should we achieve this?
  • Nutrition considerations in patients receiving ECMO
  • Nutrition in infectious diseases in the ICU (HIV and TB)
  • Nutrition in the context of organ dysfunction
  • The effect of an intervention on tracheal cuff pressure monitoring in the critical care environment
  • Asthma and the mechanical ventilated patient
  • DIC and the critical ill patient
  • CRE the role and responsibilities of the healthcare providers
  • The experiences of the bedside nurse who became the family member next to the bed
  • The Future of ICU: Influencing healthcare for patients and providers
  • Renal Replacement therapy: Current consensus
  • Paediatric program to follow shortly