Don’t miss the opportunity to join one of the full day of Masterclasses. These will be held on Tuesday, 15 June 2021.

Pre-meeting Masterclasses

During this interactive Masterclass, participants will learn about the basics of mechanical ventilation, how to interpret scalars and waveforms, indications for and the use of advanced respiratory monitoring (volumetric capnography, transpulmonary pressure measurements, assessing respiratory effort), how to set the ventilator for various types of lung pathology and how to use alternative modes of ventilation such as high-frequency oscillatory ventilation.

We will offer two tracks: a basic track targeting students, residents and fellows and an advanced track for professionals who are already familiar with the concepts of mechanical ventilation but want more in-depth training.

During this interactive Masterclass, participants will learn about basic haemodynamic physiology and basic and advanced haemodynamic monitoring including point of care ultrasound technology. There will be breakout sessions including simulation scenarios and ECG interpretation for the intensivist.

Cardiovascular management in the pediatric intensive care unit

Lecture 1. Basic hemodynamic physiology (heart rate stroke volume, DO2, VO2, venous return, Starling law, etc)

Lecture 2. Hemodynamic pathophysiology (shock, supply dependency, cardiac failure, hypovolemia, lactate etc)

Lecture 3. Hemodynamic monitoring (blood pressure, cardiac output, ScvO2 etc)

Lecture 4. Functional echocardiography in the pediatric intensive care
Yogen Singh, UK

Lecture 5. Fluid therapy (fluid responsiveness, what, how much, when etc)

Lecture 6. Vasoactive drugs (what, how much, when etc)
Yogen Singh, UK

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Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the basics of CRRT provision to children across the entire spectrum of pediatric critical illness including peritoneal dialysis
  2. Discuss the latest information regarding the entire CRRT prescription from modality choice, anticoagulation, access choice and timing of CRRT initiation, and the application of CRRT in various disease states.

Target audience: Critical care physicians including trainees, nursing staff, pharmacists involved in the delivery of CRRT to critically ill children.

Desired Results: The participant in each aspect will be able to apply knowledge attained from attending this workshop to improve their care of children who undergo CRRT in their intensive care unit.

Introduction to the masterclass – Akash Deep, UK and Pauliene Raymakers-Janssen, Netherlands

08:30-09:00  Terminology, Machines, membranes and solutions
Zaccaria Ricci, Italy 

09:00-09:30  Prescription in CRRT
Jordan Symons, USA

09:30-10:00  Anticoagulation in CRRT
Patrick Brophy, USA

10:00-10:30  Peritoneal dialysis in Pediatric critical care
Yap Hui Kim, Singapore 

10:30-11:00 CRRT in septic shock
Rajit Basu, USA

11:00-11:30  CRRT on ECMO
Katja Gist, USA

11:30-12:00  RRT in acute liver failure
Akash Deep, UK

12:00-12:30 AKI and CRRT in neonates
David Askenazi, USA

12:30-13:00 Tandem therapies and CRRT Quality dashboard
Theresa Mottes, USA

13:00-13:30- Future of CRRT in children
Stuart Goldstein, USA

13:30-14:30 – Live panel discussion with ALL speakers moderated by:
Anna Zanin, Italy; Pauliene Raymakers-Janssen, Netherlands; Akash Deep, USA; Tenille Webb, USA

During this interactive Masterclass, participants will learn about the basic principles and physiology of neuro-monitoring modalities that are used in the intensive care unit. Participants get familiarized with the indications for neuro-monitoring including the pitfalls and challenges, and also how to interpret amongst others intracranial pressure monitoring waveforms, qEEG and NIRS monitoring in critically ill children.


  • Report the outstanding experiences and achievements of PICU NICU nurses in Europe
  • Report lessons learned from caring for adult patients in ICU
  • Report how the pandemic experience has improved PICU NICU practice

Session chairs: Julie Menzies, UK and Orsola Gawronski, Italy
The experience and COVID-19 challenge of PICU – NICU nursing in the UK (NICU)
Izabela Andrzejewska, UK

The experience and COVID-19 challenge of PICU – NICU nursing in the UK (PICU)
Kate Baptiste, UK

The experience and COVID-19 challenge of PICU – in Italy (PICU)
Chiara Tosin, Italy

The experience and COVID-19 challenge of PICU – in Poland (PICU)
Aleksander Wisniewski, Poland

The experience and COVID-19 challenge of PICU – in Spain
Maria Camila Forero Giraldo, Spain

The experience and COVID-19 challenge of PICU – in Holland
Paulien Raymakkers, Netherlands

The experience and COVID-19 challenge of PICU – in Portugal
Rui Silva, Portugal

Panel discussion on actions moving forward & live questions and answers

During this Masterclass, participants will learn about conditions requiring PICU admission resulting from cancer and/or from complications related to therapy directed against the malignant disease. In addition, participant will learn to recognize and effectively manage the most important emergencies in pediatric cancer patients.

08:30-08:45  Introduction
Roelie Wosten-van Asperen, Netherlands

08:45-09:15  Tumor lysis syndrome / Hyperleucocytosis
Roman Crazzolara, Austria

09:15-09:45  Intracranial pathology
Angela Amigoni, Italy

09:45-10:15  Mediastinal tumors
Emanuele Rossetti, Italy

10:15-10:45  VOD & liver dysfunction in HSCT patients
Omer Aziz, UK

10:45-11:15  Acute respiratory failure in HSCT patients
Adriana Margarit, Spain

11:15-11:45  CAR-T cell therapy and cytokine release syndromes
Maria Sanchez Martin, Spain 

11:45-12:15  Sepsis & hyperinflammatory syndromes
John Pappachan, UK

12:15-12:45  Ethics and decision making
Joe Brierley, UK

12:45-13:00  Summary & conclusions
Roelie Wosten-van Asperen, Netherlands