State of the Art Day 2 Roundup

What has really come through in day 2 is the level of engagement and enthusiasm amongst the delegates. The varied program, enthusiasm of the speakers, and the fantastic support teams have taken the meeting from strength to strength.

The myth busting session in the morning got many people thinking: contrast induced nephropathy may not exist, post intensive care syndrome may not have anything to do with intensive care, and the Stewart model might just reign supreme for acid-base interpretation!


This infographic by @whistklingdixie really highlights the message of the myth busting session.  This was todays most shared tweet making it our ‘tweet of the day’.

Burnout was the hot topic ( excuse the pun) of the day and the Northern Ireland room was packed for the presentations by Julie Highfield, Peter Brindley, Laura Vincent and LJ Mottram.  The topic of ‘Wellbeing’ was an unexpected hit at SOA 2016 with the subject being so relevant to so many people within the Intensive Care Community. What really came through in the talks was the importance of building up a supportive enviroment within teams and units.

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Jamie Strachan@strachanjamie

Jonathan Downham (@ccpractitioner) continued to livestream interviews, highlights and summaries throughout the day.   Why not watch him chat to Mark Forrest (@obido) about the mobile simulation suite at this years conference.

The day ended with the ICS Annual Members Meeting where the Society’s members were given a roundup of the ICS in 2017 and a look at the plans for the future direction of the Society in 2018.   They were also able to pose questions to the president and council members.


It’s been a superb day, but that’s not to say tomorrow won’t be even better. See you there!