Thursday 20th September

Session 1

Chairs: James Fraser, Bristol and Adrian Humphry, Bristol


The current PICU Challenges—Introduction and scene setting

James Fraser, Bristol and Adrian Humphry, Bristol

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

Mark Steedman, Research Manager at Deloitte UK, Centre for Health Solutions

Critical Care Informatics Systems and behaviour modification

Chris Bourdeaux, Consultant Intensivist & Chief Clinical Information Officer UBHT, Bristol

Intensive care in 2050—the future of ICU treatments

Jean-Louis Vincent, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, Erasme University Hospital, Brussels
10.40 Break: Refreshment, Exhibition and e-Posters

Five Parallel Streams

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Ethics dilemmas past, present and future

Workshop Lead: Richard Huxtable, Bristol


The Changing Face of Children’s Court decisions

Sir Mark Hedley, retired High Court Judge, Family Division; presently Visiting Professor of Law at Liverpool Hope University

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

Ethics of the Future

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

Paediatric Critical Care outside PICU

Workshop Leads: Peter Davis, Bristol & Caroline Haines, Bristol


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, PICU ANP, Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool

Medical Emergency Teams – how to maximise performance

Ulf Theilen, 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

Workshop Lead: Alvin Schadenberg, Bristol


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

Latest advances in infection control within the PICU

Dr Joost Hopman, Medical Microbiologist, Radboud University Medical Centre, Netherlands

Haemodynamic monitoring

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

Multi-Professional Working 1

Workshop Leads: Mehrengise Cooper, St Mary’s, London & Jenny Gray, Bristol


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

Workshop Leads: David Grant, Bristol & TBC


Translational Education

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

How to (develop insight for) talking effectively in stressful encounters

Liz Stokoe, Professor of Social Interaction, Loughborough University



Optimising performance

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

Neural ventilation: current opinion & future steps

Chair: Mireia Garcia Cusco, Consultant In Paediatric Intense Care Bristol Dr Daniele DE LUCA. Associate Professor of Paediatrics and Chair of the Division of Paediatrics and Neonatal Critical Care

Symposium hosted by Getinge

Session 2

Chairs: Fieke Slee-Wijffels, Bristol, Ajay Desai, London and Matt Christopherson, Bristol


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

Nira Goren, 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

15.40 Break: Refreshment, Exhibition and e-Posters

Session 3

Chairs: Gillian Colville, Bristol and David Grant, Bristol


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

Rachel Sackrowitz, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Advanced ICU Care (linked from USA)

What can we learn from the science of conversation?

Liz Stokoe, Professor of Social Interaction, Loughborough

Redressing the balance

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


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