International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine: Scientific program

Welcome to the 40th International Symposium on Intensive Care & Emergency Medicine (2021)!

The International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine is organized in collaboration with the Departments of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine of Erasme University Hospital, Université Libre de Bruxelles, and with the Belgian Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SIZ). The meeting is held every year in March. Started in 1980, this meeting has become established as one of the largest in its field, now attracting more than 6200 participants from countries world-wide.

The objectives of this four day symposium are to provide participants with an up to date review of the most recent, clinically relevant, developments in research, therapy, and management of the critically ill. The meeting is open to all physicians, nurses and other health professionals with an interest in critical care or emergency medicine.

The 40th ISICEM will be held in-person in Brussels, with additional health and safety protocols in place to meet all local regulations.

Some of the measures include:

  • Obligatory wearing of face-masks for all participants throughout the conference center
  • Widespread availability of hand sanitizer dispensers
  • Distanced seating in all conference rooms
  • Enforcement of social distancing throughout the conference center
  • More frequent cleaning and disinfection throughout the conference center
  • One-way flow systems and corridors in the exhibition area and conference center
  • Plexiglass shields in registration areas

These will be adjusted as necessary as the situation evolves with the health and safety of our participants remaining a top priority.

Scientific program


Simulation Centers

No demonstrations in 2021 to respect coronavirus health and safety regulations

How to register


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If you need to have an Invitation letter, please use the 'Generate my invitation letter' button.

During registration you will be able to register for additional activities organized during or just before the Symposium.