June 27 - 29, 2016 - University Club, Toronto - Organized by the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto

Mechanical Ventilation:

From physiology to clinical practice

June 27 - 29, 2016
University Club, Toronto

A continuing professional education course organized by the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto

presented by

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CME accreditation to be announced soon.

Course Directors: Laurent Brochard, Ewan Goligher, Niall Ferguson

Organization: IDCCM, CCCF, St Michael’s Hospital

Accreditation: Continuous Education and Professional Development

Partners: Industry (ventilation, monitoring)

Industry Sponsorship: Unrestricted educational funding

Day 1. Physiological Principles

9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Equation of motion: pressures, volumes and flow - Laurent Brochard
Mechanical ventilation and the respiratory muscles - Ewan Goligher
Spontaneous breathing under mechanical ventilation - Brian Kavanagh
Ventilator waveforms and patient-ventilator synchrony - Laurent Brochard
PEEP and lung recruitment - Ewan Goligher
Main modes of ventilation and settings - Niall Ferguson
Heart-lung interactions - John Granton
Ventilation and the brain - Jeff Singh
Ventilator-induced lung injury - Arthur Slutsky
Gas exchange in clinical practice - Lorenzo Del Sorbo
Interactive session on simulator: respiratory mechanics during volume and pressure ventilation - Laurent Brochard

5:00 - 6:00 pm - Welcome reception

Day 2. Modes of Ventilation

8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Determinants of inspiratory effort under mechanical ventilation - Laurent Brochard
Proportional assist ventilation - Laurent Brochard
Neurally adjusted ventilatory assist - Jennifer Beck
Extubation vs tracheotomy - Damon Scales
Testing the ability to be separated from mechanical ventilation - Laurent Brochard
Difficult weaning: mechanisms and assessment - Ewan Goligher
Long-term mechanical ventilation - Louise Rose
Noninvasive ventilation technique and indications (including high flow) - Laurent Brochard
Humidification, aerosols - Laurent Brochard
Sedation for Mechanical Ventilation - Sangeeta Mehta

Hands-on workshops: monitoring (30 minutes per station)

Monitoring (I): Mechanics, Peso, recruitment - Lu Chen
Monitoring (II): Lung ultrasound, diaphragm ultrasound - Alberto Goffi
Monitoring (III): Electrical impedance tomography, assessment of patient’s effort, EAdi - Ewan Goligher
Monitoring (IV): Patient-ventilator synchrony - Laurent Brochard

Day 3. Diseases, Syndromes and Clinical Recommendations

8:30 am – 1:30 pm

ARDS: Berlin definition and clinical trials - Niall Ferguson
ARDS: recommendations for mechanical ventilation - Gordon Rubenfeld
ARDS: from stiff lungs to baby lung, stress and strain - Eddy Fan
ARDS: role for extracorporeal techniques - Lorenzo Del Sorbo
Long-term outcomes after mechanical ventilation - Margaret Herridge


Hands-on workshops: challenging cases (30 minutes per case)

  1. Interactive case presentation: ARDS - Eddy Fan, Gordon Rubenfeld
  2. Interactive case presentation: COPD - Lorenzo Del Sorbo, Laurent Brochard
  3. Interactive case presentation: difficult weaning - Alberto Goffi, Ewan Goligher
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