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This page contains information about selected networks and professional associations related to intensive care medicine.
Networks and associations
Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre (ANZIC-RC)
The Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre (ANZIC-RC) is a bi-national intensive care clinical research methods centre. The ANZIC-RC assists with the design, funding and execution of clinical trials. Advice and assistance is available from experienced intensive care unit (ICU) researchers, data management/bio-statistical consultants, project managers, epidemiologists and health economists. The Centre coordinates and conducts comprehensive research programs including observational studies; feasibility projects; and large multi-centred, interventional, randomised controlled trials. It has the ability to support small, medium and large clinical trials.
Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS)
The Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society is the leading advocate on all intensive care related matters. ANZICS leads the world in intensive care research through its Clinical Trials Group and patient databases, including the Adult Patient Database, the Paediatric Intensive Care Registry and Critical Care Resources. The Society is devoted to all aspects of intensive care medical practice through ongoing professional education, the provision of leadership in medical settings, clinical research and analysis of critical care resources.
Australian College of Critical Care Nurses Ltd (ACCCN)
The Australian College of Critical Care Nurses Ltd (ACCCN) is a not for profit membership-based organisation representing over 2,300 nurses nationally. The College’s members work across the critical care clinical spectrum, principally in the area of intensive care, in clinical, educational, management, and research roles.
College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM)
The College of Intensive Care Medicine is the body responsible for intensive care medicine specialist training and education in Australia and New Zealand. The College offers a minimum six year training program, in both general and paediatric intensive care, with a number of assessments, culminating in Fellowship of the College of Intensive Care Medicine (FCICM). The College has over 1000 Fellows throughout the world. The main office is located in Melbourne, with regional committees throughout Australia, and national committees in Aotearoa New Zealand and Hong Kong.
European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)
The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine is an Association of individual persons. The ESICM was founded in March 1982 in Geneva, Switzerland. It is a non-profit making international association.
ESICM supports and promotes the advancement of knowledge in intensive care medicine, in particular the promotion of the highest standards of multidisciplinary care of critically ill patients and their families through education, research and professional development.
Intensive Care Foundation
The Intensive Care Foundation was formed by the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) in 1990.The Intensive Care Foundation is dedicated to improving the care of critically ill patients by raising funds for clinical research projects as well as the education of health professionals responsible for intensive care. Our ultimate aim is to improve the number and quality of lives saved in Intensive Care Units each year.
Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is the largest non-profit medical organization dedicated to promoting excellence and consistency in the practice of critical care. With members in more than 100 countries, SCCM is the only organization that represents all professional components of the critical care team. The Society offers a variety of activities that ensures excellence in patient care, education, research and advocacy.
SCCM's mission is to secure the highest quality care for all critically ill and injured patients.
World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM)
The World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM) was established in 1977 and is a membership organization comprised of National Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine. The principle objective of the World Federation is to promote the highest standards of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine for all mankind, without discrimination.
AMA Education Hub: Critical Care Medicine
Explore the latest in critical care medicine, including management of respiratory failure, sepsis, HAI prevention, end-of-life care, and more.
Open Critical Care
OpenCriticalCare.org (beta) was launched in August 2020 as a repository for reliable, open-access critical care learning tools with relevance to resource-variable settings. In response to COVID-19, we have built an open-access Resource Library of critical care educational resources for medical educators and learners as well as a COVID19 Guidelines Dashboard, and Oxygen Calculator. The library includes compiled and original content that can be used for training at various levels and multiple healthcare cadres, and are suited for independent learning and as well as integration into institutional training programs and curricula.
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