Prague ICU
school & workshop

8 practical hands-on sessions
International faculty
Registration starts February 1st 2024 (12:00, noon)
7 - 8th
JUNE 2024
Why you can't miss it

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Two days full of lectures and practical hands-on sessions

To participate in similar educational workshops, you usually need to spend hundreds to thousands of euros. We wanted to do it differently, more affordable to anyone, hence our workshop costs only 199€. The official language of the conference is English.

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"Tato akce nemá u nás ani ve světě obdoby, dva dny plné kardio-intenzivní péče, včetně 10 interaktivních hands-on sekcí pro všechny účastníky zcela zdarma !"

2 days

Full of lectures, hands-on sessions, interaction and fun.

8x workshops

All participants are automatically registered to all 8 workshop stations.

Talks by masters in the field

Well-known capacities from the field of intensive care accepted our invitation.

48 seats

Workshop capacity is limited. Only 48 participants can apply. Be quick, capacity fills up rapidly.

2024 Faculty

Well-known capacities from the field of intensive care.

Michal Pazderník


Marek Šramko


Agnieszka Tycinska

Bialystok, Poland

Julia Grapsa


Rafael Vidal Perez

La Coruna, Spain

Tim Balthazar

Brussels, Belgium


7:45 - 8:15
Registration & Breakfast
8:15 - 8:30
Welcome and introduction
Michal Pazderník, Marek Šramko
8:30 - 10:30
Cardiac intensive care curriculum
Chairpersons: Pazdernik, Tycińska
1) Acute heart failure treatment options in 2024 (Tycińska, Białystok, POL)
2) Shock teams and protocol development (Balthazar, Brussels, BEL)
3) Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation - current evidence (Rob/Belohlavek, Prague, CZ)
4) Stellate ganglion block in cardiac ICU (Sramko, Prague, CZ)
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30
What did we learn from landmark studies in Acute cardiovascular care?
Chairpersons: Sramko, Balthazar
1) ECLS-SHOCK trial (Thiele, Leipzig, GE) online
2) PRONECMO trial (Schmidt, Paris, FR) online
3) AMIKINHAL trial (Ehrman, Tours, FR) online
4) CLOVERS trial (Shapiro, Boston, US) online
5) DEVICE trial (Prekker, Minneapolis, US) online
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:30
Ultrasound guided vascular access
3 diferent stations that will increase your manual skills in US guided vascular access
14:45 - 15:45
Two stations with bronchoscopic simulators using which will you learn all you
need to know about bronchology.
16:00 - 17:00
Clinical simulation of critical states
Two critical care scenarios practised in a team on SimMan 3G.
17:15 - 18:15
Lung ultrasound/Pleural drainage
Practical session that will provide you basics of LUS and pleural drainage.
19:00 - ???
Social event
Snacks, drinks and music :)
8:30 - 9:00
Keynote speech: Tips and tricks on manuscript publishing
(Grapsa, London, UK)
9:00 - 10:15
Diagnostic modalities in the intensive care unit
Chairpersons: Pazdernik, Sramko
1) Acute valvular heart disease (Vidal Perez, La Coruna, ESP)
2) Transesophageal echocardiography in the ICU (Grapsa, London, UK)
3)  eFAST protocol and its application in acute care setting (Michalek, Prague, CZ)
10:15 - 10:30
Coffee break
10:30 - 12:00
ICU school
Chairpersons: Grapsa, Vidal Perez
1) Acid base balance tutorial (Pazdernik, Prague, CZ)
2) Therapeutic approach to acute liver failure (Kieslichova, Prague, CZ)
3) Plasmaferesis, indication and performance in the ICU  (Balik, Prague, CZ)
4) Practical guide to analgosedation in the ICU (Riha, Prague, CZ)
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:00
ECMO management and troubleshooting
Tutorial of ECMO management and troubleshooting - cases from everyday practice.
14:15 - 15:15
ECMO cannulation 
ECMO cannulation simulator will enhance your clinical skills in ECMO insertion.
15:30 - 16:30
Impella cannulation and troubleshooting
Impella simulator will give you a unique chance to get more experienced in
cannulation and troubleshooting.
16:45 - 17:45
Airways and intubation
Intubation simulator, difficult airway management, front of neck access and much more.

See how the event went last year

Event record from year 2022
participants from last year


Katerina Hasik
“Lectures were organised in a TED Talk format, very catchy and interactive. Hands-on session were absolutely brilliant, definitely enhanced my clinical skills”.
Petr Bares
“I met many new friends and colleagues, who were focused on Intensive care. I absolutely recommend the hands-on workshops”.


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Can I participate if I am not a doctor?

Yes, anyone with aninterest in Intensive care can attend the conference.

How do I cancel a reservation?

As there is a lot of interest in the workshop, we ask all those registered to confirm their participation in time, otherwise they will make room for other interested parties.

Will there be another year?

Considering the great interest, we plan to repeat this event regularly every year.