Education and Training

SICM SymPOsium (SISPO)

Date: 23 April 2016
Duration: 1 day
Venue: Changi General Hospital, Training Centre, Level 1

The Society of Intensive Care Medicine (Singapore) will be hosting the inaugural SICM Symposium (SISPO) on 23 April 2016 (Saturday), and every alternate year thereafter. SISPO aims to be a fun educational meeting for all adult and pediatric intensivists and intensive care medicine trainees.

In the morning, experienced local intensivists will give a series of Year-In-Review lectures, on key topics such as hemodynamics, ventilation, nutrition, nephrology, and neurocritical care. In the afternoon, participants may each attend two out of the following three workshops: critical care echo and lung ultrasound, team-based ICU simulation, and brain death management (workshop topics vary from year to year).

Vacancies for the SISPO are limited to 100 for the lectures and 60 for the workshops, so sign up soon to avoid disappointment!
 
Program (may be subject to change)

program

Workshops (choice of 2, to be made during registration):
1. Critical care echo and lung ultrasound
2. Team-based ICU simulation
3. Brain death management and challenges
 
There are two ways to register for the SISPO:

1.       Sign up as an Ordinary Member at a cost of SGD 30 (check link: http://www.sicm.org.sg/membership) and email our SICM Secretariat Ms Jessie Tan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register for the SISPO at no further cost.

2.       Click here for registration form

All cheque payments are to be crossed and made payable to: Society of Intensive Care Medicine (Singapore)”

Fundamental Critical Care Support Course

FCCS is an internationally recognized course providing basic critical care information to the non-critical care specialist. FCCS was developed under the auspices of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, USA and locally administered by the Society of Intensive Care Medicine (Singapore) and Singapore General Hospital Institute of Medical Simulation & Education.

The 2 day course consists of lectures plus interactive skills stations and pre & post assessment tests. Individuals who successfully complete the provider course will be certified by the Society of Critical Care Medicine, USA.

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Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care (BASIC) Course

Originally developed by Dr Charles Gomersall and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), this international course conducted by intensivists, anesthetists and respiratory specialists has been used by ICUs in Australia, Malaysia, Europe, UK and India to equip doctors starting out in ICU or doctors who care for the critically ill with relevant skills and knowledge. It is endorsed and promoted in Europe by the training committee of the European Society of the Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM).

22 January 2016 - 23 January 2016

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Rapid Assessment by Cardiac Echo + (RACEplus)

RACE (Rapid Assessment by Cardiac Echo) is a transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) course specifically designed for the critical care and acute care physicians. Its objective is to equip physicians in these areas with the skills and knowledge to perform focused bedside TTE so that common cardiac and haemodynamic disorders can be identified quickly. There is a strong focus on HANDS-ON practice in this course.

The RACEplus course is an extension of the RACE course and normally spans over 2-3 days. RACEplus covers the RACE content plus some advanced TTE and critical care general ultrasound topics. These topics include Doppler TTE, lung ultrasound, pleural ultrasound, abdominal ultrasound, vascular ultrasound adn ultrasound-guided vascular access. RACEplus Singapore course includes Doppler TTE, lung ultrasound and abdominal ultrasound topics.

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Ultrasound Life Support Course

Specifically designed for healthcare providers who are exploring point of care ultrasound to enhance management of the critically ill patient. Covering six major systems in detail, the course presents a systematic and comprehensive assessment with ultrasound, adopting the familiar “A-B-C-D” format used in the major life support curriculums. This focused and targeted evaluation aims to enable a rapid and effective decision making, and improve triage, diagnostic, therapeutic and monitoring capabilities.

Lectures are condensed and delivered in an interactive format. The Hands-on Training is the cornerstone of the program. During these sessions, trainees will be guided to perform bedside scans on volunteers with normal and pathological findings and practise intervention skills on mannequins. With 5 hours set aside for bedside scanning and keeping the trainer to trainee ratio at maximum of 1:5, participants will have ample opportunities to practise during the Hands-on Training sessions. This course will lay the foundation required of the healthcare provider in using point of care ultrasound in the resuscitation of the critically ill.

29 February 2016

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Critical Care and Emergency Procedures Course

Specifically designed for healthcare providers who are exploring point of care ultrasound to enhance the safety and effectiveness of their procedural skills. This course covers the spectrum of ultrasound guided procedures and interventions commonly performed in the intensive care units, high dependency units and emergency department.  The morning session focuses on critical care procedures; and the afternoon is dedicated to soft tissue and musculoskeletal procedures. Participants can register for one or both sessions.

Lectures are succinct and delivered in an interactive format. The Hands-on Training is the cornerstone of the program. During these sessions, trainees will be guided to perform ultrasound guided interventional skills on phantoms and mannequins. With nearly 5 hours set aside for the practical and keeping the trainer to trainee ratio at 1:4 maximum, participants will have ample opportunities to practise. This course will lay the foundation required of the healthcare provider in performing ultrasound guided critical care and emergency procedures.

1 March 2016

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