Noninvasive ventilation: advanced

Organisers : S. Nava, P. Navalesi, A. Simonds
Faculty : A. Carlucci, M. Chatwin, M.W. Elliott, M. Ferrer, L.M.A. Heunks, L. Pisani, P.J. Wijkstra, W. Windisch
Faculty disclosure

This course provides participants with an overview of the required technical skills in NIV as well as the fields of use and limitations of the different techniques. NIV is increasingly used in recent years, both in the acute and long-term setting. The severity of the patients treated has also increased, which makes an advanced course useful for many healthcare professionals.

An application will be made to EACCME for CME accreditation of this event. The number of credits that you will receive corresponds to your attendance during the course. Please note that you need to sign the register of attendance each day to ensure that you receive the CME credits.

Course format

  • Plenary sessions
  • Interactive workshops and hands-on training
  • Case presentations and discussion
  • Pro-con debates

Target audience

  • Pulmonologists
  • Intensivists
  • Emergency medicine physicians
  • Physiotherapists

Learning outcomes

Following this course, participants will be able to:

  • Treat patients of different severity in varying settings.
  • Improve their ability to face and overcome several factors influencing NIV outcome, also in patients with high complexity.
  • Be updated about new trends and future perspectives of NIV.

HERMES links

Adult respiratory medicine HERMES syllabus:

  • Module E1: Treatment modalities and prevention measures

Respiratory critical care HERMES syllabus

  • Module 4: Ventilation and airway management

Respiratory physiotherapy HERMES syllabus

  • Module 7: Non-invasive ventilation for the respiratory physiotherapist

Respiratory sleep medicine HERMES syllabus:

  • Module 6: Treatment and follow-up

€ 500 Early Career
ERS Members
€ 600 ERS Members € 700 Non-ERS Members € 1100 Industry
(ERS Members & non-Members)

Register before the early bird deadline 26 August, 2018 to benefit from a €50 discount.

Cancellation policy

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A limited number of bursaries are available which provide either full financial support to attend the course or cover the cost of the registration fee. To be eligible to apply you must be:

Please note that only one bursary can be allocated per person per calendar year.

Selection from the pool of applicants will be made by the organising committee based on the submission of:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A one-page personal statement explaining how you would apply the knowledge gained from this course.
  • Bursaries application deadline:15 July, 2018
  • Notification of selection results:12 August, 2018