WFPICCS 2018 Pre-Congress Workshops requiring pre-registration.

Tickets are sold on a first-come first-served basis. Each workshop has limited space available.

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​​​​Please note that the dates and times of these workshops may change, and other workshops may be added. 

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2 day workshop: Saturday - Sunday, June 09-10, 2018

W6: Paediatric Critical Care Ultrasounds - Theory and practice

Time:  08:30- 17:00

Place: KK Women and Children's Hospital


This workshop will be a comprehensive review of critical care ultrasound. An international group of experts will lead participants through a mixture of didactic and hands-on practice in all relevant applications of critical care ultrasound. These include vascular/procedural ultrasound, point or care echocaridography, thoracic and abdominal ultrasound. Tips for integrating this technology into your daily routine will be given. Research applications and future directions will be discussed in detail. Administrative aspects such as quality assurance and accreditation will be touched upon. The hands-on portion of this workshop will be in a very low ratio of 4:1 student to faculty which is unusual in large workshops of this type. At the end of the workshop participants will be comfortable to begin using ultrasound in their local practice. 

1 day workshop: ​Saturday, June 09, 2018

W1: Improving Nutrition in Critically Ill Children Workshop

Time:  09:00- 15:30

Place: Congress Center, Hall 300-302

Objectives: This exciting and innovative workshop is focused on reviewing practice and developing science supporting improving nutrition in Pediatric Critical Care. Expert PICU clinicians and researchers in the field will present state-of-the-art lectures summarizing the field.

W2: Acute non-invasive Ventilation in Children


Time:  08:30- 17:00

Place: Congress Center, Hall 303-304


  • Interactive hands on training by lead International and National faculty
  • Hands on training on various types of NIV machines
  • Case Based Discussions
  • Video demonstration of synchrony and its management
  • Successful use of NIV in acute and chronic settings
  • Manual on NIV

W15: Paediatric Physiotherapy Moving Forward: The importance of positioning and early mobilization from infants to adolescents in PICU

Time:  13:30 – 17:30

Place: Congress Center, Hall 308


·         Present new evidence regarding V/Q in infants and the impact to physiotherapists. 

·         Facilitate discussion & debate regarding early mobilisation including outcome measures, barriers and enablers.

·         Practical demonstration of FES equipment for children.

1 day workshop:​ Sunday, June 10, 2018

W8: Continuous Renal replacement therapy in critically sick children


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Time:  08:30- 17:00

Place: Congress Center, Hall 300-302


·         Describe the basics of CRRT provision to children across the entire spectrum of pediatric critical illness including peritoneal dialysis. 

·         Discuss the latest information regarding the entire CRRT prescription from modality choice, anticoagulation, access choice and timing of CRRT initiation, and the application of CRRT in various disease states. 

·         Experience hands-on-training using CRRT machines and learn the practicalities of initiation and common problems during provision of CRRT including plasmapheresis to critically ill children,

·         Discuss real life complex cases requiring CRRT

W9: Optimising Mechanical Ventilation

Time:  08:30- 17:00

Place: Congress Center, Hall 303-304

Objectives: As mechanical ventilation is one of the most common reasons for PICU admission, it is essential for clinicians to have the knowledge and skills to optimize ventilator management. This workshop will discuss the available literature, review the pertinent pathophysiology, discuss current recommendations, including the PALICC guidelines, and explore various strategies and approaches to optimize mechanical ventilation. 

W10: Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

Time:  08:30- 12:30

Place: Congress Center, Hall 309

Objectives: Children with acquired and congenital heart disease present with unique physiology and clinical challenges. At the core of the clinical management of these patients is optimizing systemic cardiac output and oxygen delivery. However, in many patients with complex congenital heart disease, balancing systemic and pulmonary blood flow presents additional clinical challenges; particularly in patients with clinical heart failure. In this preconference session, we will address the issue of decompensated heart failure in patients with congenital and acquired heart disease. Sessions will highlight the physiology of decompensated heart failure followed by a session on mechanical support therapies for acute decompensated heart failure.

W11: Difficult conversations in the PICU

Time:  08:30- 17:00

Place: Academia, Singapore General Hospital

Objective: The loss of a child is a devastating event, often resulting in profound grief reactions from surviving parents and family members. While breaking bad news is an important communication skill for PICU clinicians, it is complex and if performed poorly, can result in miscommunication, and loss of therapeutic relationships between clinician and family members. This one-day workshop hopes to provide PICU clinicians with tools to help facilitate difficult conversations in the PICU. 

We aim to:

1.     To provide information regarding brain death and organ donation.

2.     To introduce tools to help participants facilitate conversations in the ICU on difficult topics such as brain death and organ donation.

3.     To provide an immersive environment for participants to practice facilitating difficult conversations using the information and tools provided.

This will be done via short interactive lectures and simulations using standardized family members with immediate feedback and debrief.

Through this one day workshop, participants will:

1.     Gain a deeper understanding of brain death and organ donation and how the two relate.

2.   Gain a useful framework for conducting effective and compassionate conversations involving brain death and organ donation with family members.

3.   Gain confidence and clarity regarding having conversations on difficult topics with family members.

W12: The deteriorating child in hospital

Time:  13:30- 17:00

Place: Congress Center, Hall 309

Objectives: This workshop’s focus is on both recognising and responding to clinical deterioration. Bringing together international researchers from UK, Australia, Canada and Italy, we will present and discuss with the audience the key issues impacting on clinical practice. We will use online voting technology  for the audience to help us identify priority issues for practice and research. Please join us at the workshop if you are interested in best practice for the early recognition and response to clinical deterioration in hospital.

W13: Current concepts in pediatric procedural sedation outside of the operating room

Time:  13:00- 17:00

Place: Congress Center, Hall 308


·         Review the evolution of pediatric procedural sedation practice over the last decade with focus on provider types, locations of sedation, and incidence of sedation-related adverse events. 

·         Discuss the process for pre-screening of procedural sedation patients. 

·         Describe current educational and training initiatives for sedation providers with focus on simulation-based training. 

·         Utilizing several scenario demonstrations, illustrate critical competencies related to sedated pediatric patients, including airway interventions, crisis resource management skills, and appropriate use of resuscitative measures and how simulation can be used to teach/practice these skills.

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