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SICS Events

Sadly, with the issues that COVID 19 is causing accross the globe, it will not be possible to host an Annual Scientific Meeting in 2021.  We will update you on the next meeting ASAP

The SICS trainees committee have put together a fantastic set of online presentations over the months of September/October 2020.  See the flyer here

The 29th SICS Annual Scientific Meeting, January 2020

The 29th Scottish Intensive Care Society ASM took place on the 23rd and 24th of January at the Fairmont Hotel in St Andrews. It was a fantastic few days with great talks from our international faculty (including Kathryn Maitland, Niall Fergusson, Kevin Fong, Chris Turner, Alison Jones, Matthieu Komorowski, Paul Frost and many more) covering a broad range of critical care topics. The programme below has more info. The meet the professor sessions and parallel streams were very popular and the evening Burns dinner and Ceilidh kept everyone chatting and partying in to the late hours. Much fun was had!   

ASM photos

Please click on the image below to see some of the highlights of the fantastic 29th ASM.

SICS ASM 2020 toast to the haggis

SICS ASM 2020 Abstract Booklet

Abstract booklet

SICS ASM 2020 Music quiz answers

Music quiz answers

Feedback for the meeting and certificate of attendance

For all those who attended the ASM please complete your feedback through the link below:


Once you have completed the feedback form you will be able to print your certificate.  The link has been re-opened and will available until the end of March.

Photo gallery of previous meetings:

The 28th SICS Annual Scientific Meeting, January 2019

  • John Fraser
  • Derek Angus
  • Cathy MacDonald
  • Happy 50th John Fraser
  • Party time
  • Toast to the Haggis
  • Poster 1
  • Stephen Brett
  • Max Ralston
  • Jake Dunning
  • Mark Byers
  • Prize winners
  • Ceilidh

The 27th SICS Annual Scientific Meeting, January 2018

The SICS Principles of Intensive Care Training (PICT) Courses

This one-day simulation-based course, which is suitable for FY2, Year 1/2 ACCS and CT 1/2 trainees in acute specialties, ACCPs and experienced ICU or HDU nurses, is designed to help you to recognise, assess and manage acutely ill adults who require critical care. 

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Assessment and initial management of the critically ill adult
  • Emergency airway management
  • Respiratory failure and mechanical ventilation
  • Shock, invasive monitoring and circulatory support
  • Acute brain injury
  • Severe sepsis and septic shock
  • Clinical human factors
  • Team working and communication
  • Clinical decision making
  • Critical events in the ventilated patient

The course is held in the Scottish Clinical Simulation Centre in Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

For more information and to book see https://scschf.org/courses/

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