Articles & Meetings



The Organising Committee of the 15th World Congress have announced the opening of the Abstract Submission Portal.This is an opportunity for society members to submit their latest research on "Caring Intensively" under one of the following caring themes; Caring about the pathogens Caring for our patients Caring for our patients’ family Caring in extraordinary circumstances Caring through innovation Caring for ourselves Caring for the system Caring around the world  

COVID-19 Resources

The American Heart Association is compiling up-to-the-moment information from various sources for physicians regarding; How to prevent;How to diagnose;How to treat CONVID-19.

CONVID-19 Chinese and European perspectives

The ESICM recently hosted a webinar to share insights about the situation in China and Europe, advice on how hospitals should respond and what can be learned from the experience in Mainland China.

HYPOTENSION in the ICU study - opportunity to participate

The WFICC Council recently approved a request for in-principle support for an ICU Hypotension Survey. This is an International Survey conducted among Physicians and Nurses regarding Used Definitions, Incidence, Current Treatment Strategies and Perceived Outcome of Hypotension in Intensive Care Patients.

New resource outlines Strategic Goals when caring for patients with 2019-n-CoV

As at January 30th 2020, 14 countries have confirmed cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) while the number of reported cases has almost tripled.  Caring for Critically Ill Patients with Novel Coronavirus is the Society of Critical Care Medicine's (SCCM) latest blog article by Dr Lewis Rubinson MD, PhD.

2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCov)

Professional colleagues will be aware of reports concerning the outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCov), which has infected at least 300 people in China. Cases have also been identified on others countries including South Korea, Japan and the USA.

SAnDMAN study - opportunity to participate

The SAnDMAN study is an observational study that aims to describe patterns of sedative and analgesic use, as well as the local availability and use of sedation, analgesia and delirium protocols for management of critically ill, mechanically ventilated patients.


The Executive Committee and Council have published their Annual Report for 2019. You can view the report HERE or by using the drop down menu in the News tab on the Home Page.


Elections were held at the 1st General Assembly held during the 14th World Congress in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday, October 15th. From the list of nominated candidates (n = 13) the following were elected to as Council members to  serve from 2019 to 2023:Mary White (Australia); Jorge Hidalgo (Belize); Fernando Dias (Brazil); Shigeki Fujitani (Japan); Jose Elizalde (Mexico); Chong-Jen Yu (Taiwan); Ruth Kleinpell (WFCCN)


At the 1st General Assembly in Melbourne, Australia, Delegates approved some significant and substantial changes to the organisation. Central to these changes was the approval to change the name to "World Federation of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine. You can review the minutes of the General Assembly HERE

Development of Intensive and Critical Care in your country - do you have a story to share?

Jan Bakker, Editor of the Journal of Critical Care which is the official publication of WFSICCM, is interested in receiving submissions about development of Intensive and Critical Care in countries around the world.


With effect from August 1st 2018 Council approved the launch of a new logo to represent our global organisation. Please read the full annoucement: MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT 

17th World Congress venue announced

Following a meeting of Council held in Melbourne, Australia it is announced that the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM) will host  the 17th World Congress in 2025.. The venue will be the city of Delhi.


The World Federation frequently receives requests from society members and other organisations to endorse or support activities in intensive and critical care medicine.


A World Federation Task Force led by Pravin Amin has published a series of articles in the Journal of Critical Care. The first seven articles are available to view using the links below. Further articles from this Task Force will be published in future editions of the Journal.


Visitors can now access all the available resources on EBOLA in a new section of the website. There is a new headline banner on the Home Page labelled EBOLA RESOURCES. Just click on the tab to access the dedicated resource area.

Surviving Sepsis Campaign - Resource Modules

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), through our joint international program the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC), have prepared and made available presentations in support of the SSC’s  “International Guidelines for Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock 2012.” 

Help us, to help you

Member Societies can have any relevant conferences on intensive and critical care medicine listed in the meetings section of our site. We aim to provide weekly updates to our meetings database but reserve the right not to list meetings which are deemed by Council to have an inappropriate content or theme.

New Endorsement Policy

The World Federation frequently receives requests from society members and other organisations to endorse or support activities in intensive and critical care medicine. To bring clarity, consistency and transparency to the endorsement process a new policy governing these requests has been approved and adopted by Council with effect from MARCH 1st 2018.