3rd – 5th October 2016 – The Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton
The PICU team at Southampton is excited about hosting the 30th PICS UK Annual Meeting. The venue is very comfortable and a great ‘stage’ for our scientific programme.
The Scientific Committee has designed a programme that will really contribute to the CPD requirements of our multi-discipline teams with the Pre-conference Programme through to a varied two day meeting.
Paediatric Intensive Care is a team-based specialty at the centre of the hospital’s activities and the patients’ journey. It’s not however the beginning of that journey. Genetic and developmental research is challenging our understanding of disease and Southampton has been at the forefront of that challenge. To illuminate this, we have presentations from leaders in these fields and from a family affected by them.
Outcomes in PICU are profoundly affected by actions prior to admission. This is never more true than in emergency and pre-hospital care. Our assembled experts explore critical components of the trauma care pathway. Medicine is slowly catching up with other high risk environments in improving decision making and team dynamics. From outside of medicine we have a presentation from an expert in military human factors and from within medicine we have an international speaker asking us to look at medical decision making through the psychologist’s eye.
Although we may have indulged our interests outside of PICU we didn’t wish to neglect our core activity. We are particularly excited to have brought together a world class nutrition faculty discussing very current topics. From a cardiac perspective we have chosen to look at areas that can be awkward for us; foetal diagnosis, advanced heart failure management and understanding outcomes. Also with the help of a particular patient we look at what happens after PICU. And finally as we are only one part of their journey, so each individual patient is only one part of ours; we look at how we resource and plan PICU into the future.
We have chosen to cater for a variety of interests and we feel confident that the programme is diverse, challenging and engaging. We are also confident in the venue; a contemporary hotel beside Hampshire’s famous cricket ground. We look forward to welcoming you all to a truly multi-disciplinary conference in a wonderful location on England’s beautiful south coast
Dr Iain Macintosh – Chairman of organising commitiee
Dr John Pappachan – Chairman of scientific commitiee