Thursday 20th September

09.15 The current PICU Challenges—Introduction and scene setting (AH/JF)

Plenary 1: Intensive care in 2050—the future of ICU treatments

Jean-Louis Vincent, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, Erasme University Hospital, Brussels

‘The future awakens’. Healthcare predictions 2022 based on trend analysis and evidence in 2018

Karen Taylor, Research Director at Deloitte UK, Centre for Health Solutions and Non-executive Director and Audit Committee Chair at Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

Critical Care Informatics Systems and behaviour modification

Chris Bordeaux, Consultant Intensivist & Chief Clinical Information Officer UBHT, Bristol
10.50 Coffee

Five Parallel Streams

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Ethics dilemmas past, present and future

30 minutes:

The Changing Face of Children’s Court decisions

Sir Mark Headley, retired High Court Judge, Family Division; presently Visiting Professor of Law at Liverpool Hope University
40 minutes:

Panel Discussion – Decision making in practice

Panel Chair

Professor Richard Huxtable, Professor in Medical Ethics and Law at the Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol


Dr David Inwald, Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care, Imperial College, London Mr Maff Thompson, Parent representative Ms Christina Linton, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist PICU, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children PICU, Bristol Victoria Champsi, Band 5 Nurse, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol
20 minutes:

Ethics of the Future

Dr Giles Birchley, Senior Research Associate, Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol

Paediatric Critical Care outside PICU


High flow v CPAP – what should we use for bronchiolitis and when?

Padmanabhan Ramnarayan, Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care & Retrieval, Children’s Acute Transport Service (CATS), Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Long-term ventilation – who, what, where and when.

Tom Hilliard, Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol

Paediatric Early Warning Systems and Outreach – where are we going?

Gerri Sefton, Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool

Medical Emergency Teams – how to maximise performance

Ulf Thielen, Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh

Time Critical Transfers – training for DGHs: The TiCToC experience

Claire Kaloo, Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Transport & Simulation, Wales & West Acute Transport for Children (WATCh), Bristol

Medicine of the future 1


SIRS, MODS or HLH—IL1 inhibition in critically ill children

Professor A.V. Ramanan, Paediatric Rheumatologist, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol and Co-Chair NIHR CRN

Cardiopulmonary bypass and myocardial protection strategy to improve early outcomes after pediatric heart surgery

Professor Massimo Caputo, Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children , Bristol, Chair British Heart Foundation

PHE Emerging pandemics


Haemodynamic monitoring

Jean-Louis Vincent, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, Erasme University Hospital, Brussels

Multi-Professional Working 1


Comprehensive nutritional assessment in the PICU

Frederic Valla, Pediatric intensive Care Consultant, Hôpital Femme Mère Enfant, Lyon, France

Energy assessment in critically ill children - are we getting it right?

Jason Beyers, Senior Specialist PICU Dietician, Bristol

Why are we still measuring gastric volume in critically ill children?

Lyvonne Tume, Associate Professor in Child Health, University of the West of England, Bristol

Pharmacy of the future: standardised infusions and electronic prescribing

Adam Sutherland, PICU Pharmacist and Lecturer, Manchester Children’s Hospital, Manchester

Sedation withdrawal and mx—time to totally rethink what we’re doing?

Jenny Craske, Lead nurse Pain/sedation service, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool

Moderated discussion and questions

Performance of the Future


Translational Education

David Grant, PICU Consultant and Chair; Bristol Medical Simulation Centre

Changing the conversation

Liz Stokoe, Professor of Social Interaction, Loughborough University

Competence vs Confidence

John Henderson, University of Bristol (TBC)

Optimising performance

Damien Roland, Consultant and Honorary Associate Professor in Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Leicester
13.00 Lunch With Meet the Morning’s Experts

Artificial Intelligence, user-centered technology, and the future of healthcare

Nira Goreng, Clinician Scientist DeepMind, London (Previous paediatrician at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital Stanford)

The Future of Healthcare Research

Neil Sebire, Professor of Paediatric Pathology & Chief Research Information Officer GOSH, London

Oral Free Papers

15.30 Coffee

Tele-ITU—Could running ICU from a distance be the solution

Advanced ITU Care (linked from USA)

Plenary 2: Conversations (exact title TBC)

Liz Stokoe Professor of Social Interaction, Loughborough

Plenary 3: Redressing the balance

Clare Gerada Ex-President Royal College General Practitioners, Medical Director of Practitioner Health Programme


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