【DE】Intensive symposium: Environmental sins in the medical sector?

Bremen Symposium Intensive Care Medicine + Intensive Care: Face-to-face event with online offer


Too high workload and compaction, unattractive pay and a bad care key: Pflexit. Everyone is talking about the flight of employees from the care industry. According to various experts, the frustration of many is so high that they want to throw in the towel and turn their backs on the industry. But according to the Federal Statistical Office (May 2022), this is not true: The number of nurses in Germany increased by 18 percent between 2010 and 2020. What’s the truth about Pflexit? Does it exist or is this a perceived truth? These and more are the topics of the 33rd. Edition of the symposium Intensive Care Medicine + Intensive Care at MESSE BREMEN and the Congress Centrum Bremen.



Photo: (c) Jan Rathke



Face-to-face event with digital offer

The Bremen Congress for Physicians, Nurses and Management will take place from Wednesday to Friday, 15th to 17th. February 2023. “We are very pleased to finally offer a face-to-face event again after a long time and corona conditions,” says Kordula Grimm, head of CONGRESS BREMEN and guest events at M3B GmbH. Claudia Burgess, project manager of CONGRESS BREMEN, adds: “Many participants are looking forward to seeing you again here in Bremen. They want to exchange ideas, network and further education and take the extra time to come to the symposium.” For those who do not make it to Bremen, there is a digital offer for the first time: A selected part of the program will be broadcast live on all three days.


Current topics, new findings

As usual, the extensive interdisciplinary and interprofessional program of the congress is diverse and once again deals with highly topical topics that influence everyday hospital life. One of the main topics is sustainability in the medical sector. Sterile disposable products meet the highest quality standards in everyday hospital life and offer the highest level of safety and hygiene, but also produce waste. Whether the medical industry commits environmental sins and more needs to be done for sustainability is the topic of the round “Medical Ethics and Climate Ethics – a Common Assessment”.


Another much discussed topic is the meeting “Innovations of respiratory therapy”: Although in Germany approx. 270 clinics offer ECMO therapies (for comparison: In Great Britain there are eight clinics), around three quarters of people over the age of 60 do not survive treatment with the artificial lungs in this country – significantly more than in international comparison. The experts shed light on what is lacking and what needs to change on the second day of the event.


The “Hot Topic” topic 2023 is the DRG system. A government commission is working on cornerstones of a hospital reform that already reveals legal outlines for pediatrics, obstetrics and day-to-day treatment. Experts already expect the first effects on intensive care medicine, which will be discussed in the “Hot Topic” session.


Diverse program with practical workshops

Of course, the 33rd Symposium again about current developments in COVID-19 and new findings on the prevention, development and treatment of sepsis. But management topics also get space, such as the question of what the success factors of successful teamwork are and what can be learned from Olympians. “You will only become Olympic champion if you know your own abilities and limits and take them into account,” says Prof. Dr. Rolf Dembinski, member of the program committee and head of WIVIM e. V. “Short-term high load phases are only possible if you also plan and heed relief phases.” The experts talk about this on the last day of the event in the session “Optimal performance in the clinic – a secret?”


In addition to current topics, there are also interactive sessions with TED surveys, panel discussions, practical workshops, the BISS seminars, the Master Class Symposium and much more. It is worthwhile to be there in many ways: From the registration of professional carers (RbP), six points are awarded per day, ten points for two days and twelve points for three days. The Bremen Medical Association is expected to award 18 CME points (six points per day) to be credited to the training certificate.


If you want to stay up to date with interesting and current topics from intensive care and emergency medicine as well as intensive care, regardless of the symposium in February, you can subscribe to the newsletter and/or listen to the new podcast “Bremer Wortbote” of the Symposium Intensive Care Medicine + Intensive Care.


The symposium Intensive Care + Intensive Care is excellent!

Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen GmbH (WFB) has awarded the Tourism Prize in the state of Bremen for the first time and in four categories. The symposium Intensive Care + Intensive Care received the honorary award in the MICE segment (meetings, incentives, congresses and events). The prize went to the professors Prof. Dr. Werner Kuckelt and Prof. Dr. Klaus Hankeln from the program committee of the symposium. They managed to make the event grow into an important and established medical congress. We were looking for original, but also sustainable projects that make Bremen and Bremerhaven even more attractive for people from abroad.


The 33rd Symposium Intensive Care Medicine + Intensive Care at a glance:


  1. Symposium Intensive Care + Intensive Care 2023

Date: Wednesday to Friday, 15th to 17th February 2023,

Time: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Location: MESSE BREMEN, Halls 4, 5 and 6 as well as Congress Centrum Bremen (CCB)

Prices: There are four price groups; day ticket from 44 euros

More information: www.intensivmed.de


About the symposium Intensive Care + Intensive Care: The Symposium Intensive Care + Intensive Care has developed over the past 30 years into one of the most important platforms for further education and interdisciplinary exchange throughout Europe. Due to the dynamic change in intensive care therapy, which constantly pushes their limits of doctors as well as nurses and employees of hospital administrations, highly qualified further education and training are enormously important in order to be able to meet the high requirements.


The annual three-day congress is jointly organized by three institutions: the Scientific Association for the Promotion of Clinically Applied Research in Intensive Care Medicine e. V. (WIVIM), Bremen HCCM Consulting GmbH as well as CONGRESS BREMEN and MESSE BREMEN, M3B GmbH.





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