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10th Hybrid International Fluid Academy Days (IFAD)

10th Hybrid International Fluid Academy Days (IFAD)


Date of beginning

Friday, 26 November 2021


2 days








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2020 has been a challenging year for all. The COVID19 pandemic has provoked profound and probably long-lasting changes to healthcare systems but also the delivery of educational material to colleagues. Face-to-face conferences have had to be rescheduled and replaced with online meetings, given the continually evolving travel restrictions. The IFAD conference has not been spared these tribulations and we have decided to cancel the physical meeting to replace it by a virtual online meeting.A neglected topic for way too long, the interest in fluid therapy seems to be quickly rising as the medical community is making a shift from looking at fluids as a mere method of stabilization towards the appreciation of its relevant side effects. However many questions still remain to be answered:Is the upgrade from saline 0.9% to balanced crystalloids worth the extra cost?Does HES still have a place in the OR?Do we have to fill the gap left by HES on ICU with crystalloids, other colloids or even albumin?Is it really impossible to avoid fluid overload by using only crystalloids?Is there still a definitive place for human albumin?How do we treat and monitor specific patient populations, like patients with trauma, liver failure, brain edema and right heart failure among others?How do we avoid a one-size-fits-all regimen in perioperative goal-directed therapy?What with the fluids beyond resuscitation?And what do the authors of the big fluid trials do in real life themselves?Join us to learn more on everything you need to know about fluidsMost of all iFAD is about inspiration, motivation, exploration, networking, innovation, connection, participation, education, learning, interaction, discussion, all-inclusive, diversity, equality and... fun.IFAD = 2 DAYS16 HOURS OF STREAMING50+ FACULTY50 COUNTRIES5 CONTINENTS50 LECTURES150 VIDEOS on REPOSITORY12 LIVE ROUND TABLE DEBATES2 MASTERCLASSESURLs:Tickets: Admission (non-member): EUR 100.0,Virtual Admission (member): EUR 75.0,Virtual Admission (non-doctor): EUR 50.0Speakers: Marcia McDougall, Manu Malbrain, Niels Van Regenmortel, Pietro Caironi, Adrian Wong, Robert Hahn, Anders Perner, Daniel LichtensteinDate and Time: On Friday November 26, 2021 at 8:00 am (ends Saturday November 27, 2021 at 6:00 pm)Venue Details: DoubleTree by Hilton Brussels City, 3 Ginestestraat, Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, 1210, Belgium