In view of developing and expanding our activities, and further involving our members, we are pleased to announce that ESPNIC has the following sections to support its various scientific activities. Please click here for instructions on how to join a section

Cardiac ICU and Mechanical Circulatory Support

The aim of the Cardiac ICU and Mechanical Circulatory Support is to advocate for high level and trans-disciplinary transitional care for children with congenital heart disease.

Chair

Deputy Chair

Eduardo Da Cruz

Aparna Hoskote

 

Cardiovascular Dynamics

The aim of the Cardiovascular Dynamics section is to support education, research and development of guidelines in hemodynamic physiology, monitoring and treatment in critically ill children of all ages. It is the ambition of the section to be a reference point for pediatric intensivists with an interest in cardiovascular dynamics and to increase collaboration with others.

Chair

Deputy Chair

Joris Lemson

Yogen Singh

Joris Lemson

 

CRRT/Renal

This aim of the CRRT/renal section is to focus on education and research activities in the field of Acute kidney injury (AKI) and renal replacement therapy (RRT) in children. We aim to provide practical and evidence based education in these areas to improve the delivery of various modalities of RRT to critically sick children admitted to intensive care units in order to improve the outcomes of these children. 

Chair

Deputy Chair

Akash Deep

Vesna Stojanovic

 

website Vesna

 

Ethics

The aim of the Ethics section is to foster discussion and debate around ethical issues in the care of critically ill children.

Chair

Deputy Chair

Joe Brierley

Marek Migdal

 

Infection, systemic inflammation and sepsis

The aim of the Infection, Systemic Inflammation and Sepsis section is to facilitate research and organize education to improve outcome in treatment and prevention of critically ill children and neonates with infection, systemic inflammation and sepsis.

Chair

Deputy Chair

Etienne Javouhey

Luregn Schlapbach

 

 Metabolism, endocrinology and nutrition

The aim of the Metabolism, endocrinology, and nutrition section is to provide the optimal nutritional and metabolic support to ensure the best short- and long-term outcome for every critically ill child. We need to elucidate the causes and consequences of metabolic and nutritional changes in critically ill children.This will pave the way forward to individualized nutrition and treatment in the right modality at the right time of the disease course.

Chair

Deputy Chair

Sascha  Verbruggen

Lynne Latten

 

 Neuro critical care

The aim of the Neuro Critical Care Section is to bring together researchers, clinicians & educators in the field of paediatric neuro-critical care from across Europe to improve our understanding of the injuries and diseases that affect the brain. We aim to advance diagnostic skills, monitoring techniques and therapeutic management of these conditions within paediatric and neonatal critical care, to improve the neurodevelopmental outcomes of the infants and children we care for.

Chair

Deputy Chair

Barney Scholefield

Karl Reiter

 

Nursing Science

The aim of the Nursing Science section is to provide a European forum for clinical nurses, researchers and Nurse Scientists to generate evidence in order to advance practice in the care for critically ill  children and neonates. We aim to a create a climate to nurture the collaboration, development, delivery and implementation of nursing research into paediatric critical care across Europe that has demonstrable impact on the experience, outcomes and lives of children and their families.  

Chair

Deputy Chair

Erwin Ista

Joseph Manning

 

 Paediatric and Neonatal Care Nursing

Chair

Deputy Chair

Andy Darbyshire

George Damhuis

 

 

Pharmacology

The aim of the Pharmacology section is to enhance the level of evidence based pharmacotherapy in critically ill newborns and children, to provide the scientific community a forum for discussions around innovative trial designs appropriate for the PICU environment, and be a leader in postgraduate education in the area of pharmacotherapy.

Chair

Deputy Chair

Dick Tibboel

Paula Pokorna

website Paula Pokorna

 

Quality improvement, patient safety and long term outcomes

The aim of the Quality improvement, patient safety, and long term outcomes section is to improve individual care during and after PICU admission and provide a basis for outcome research, intervention studies and follow-up after trials performed in the PICU.

Chair

Deputy Chair

Hanneke Ijsselstijn

Hennie Knoester

 

Respiratory failure

The aim of the Respiratory Failure section is to improve the acute and long-term outcome of the critically ill child by promoting, encouraging and performing education and scientific research related to all aspects of acute respiratory failure in children, including pathophysiology, diagnostics, and treatment.

Chair

Deputy Chair

Marti Pons

Robert Blokpoel

 

Resuscitation

The aim of the Resuscitation Section is to collate, promote and disseminate best practices in the identification of the deteriorating child and management of the child and infant in cardiorespiratory arrest to optimise outcomes. This will include a focus on education and training of providers in quality improvement CPR programmes.

  

Chair

Deputy Chair

Jimena del Castillo

Sue Chapman

website Jimena del Castillo

Website Sue Chapman

 

Transport

The aim of the ESPNIC Transport Section is to improve the clinical care of the critically ill newborn and child requiring inter-hospital transport and to improve the experience of their parents and families. 

Chair

Deputy Chair

Padmanabhan Ramnarayan

Aleksandra Doronjski

website Ram