Early bird prices valid until 25th December 2023. Buy your tickets here.

Ticket typesEarly birdFull price
Consultant (both days)£275£350
Consultant (one day)£100£120
Trainee/Non-physician (both days)£230£260
Trainee/Non-physician (one day)£80£80
Dinner only£60£60
Dinner and overnight stay / partner £80£80

The venue

For directions, click the image


Thursday 18th January 2024

08:30-09:15Registration, coffee and a chance to visit our trade partners
09:15 – 09:30WelcomeSICOWE President, Dr Rachel Prout 
09:30-11:00Session 1
Chair: Ema Swingwood
09:30 – 10:00Dr Stefan Gurney 
Lead for ECMO service,
Bristol Royal Infirmary
South West England
ECMO Service – One year on
10:00 – 11:00Tom Lunn
Team Lead Physiotherapist 

James Bruce
Critical Care Occupational Therapist

Kat Pollock
Lead Nurse
ECMO service
Rehabilitation and recovery of the ECMO patient
10:30 – 11:00Luke McQuillanECMO from a patient and family perspective
11:00-11:30Coffee and a chance to visit our trade partners
11:30-13:00Session 2
Organ Donation 
Chair: Rob Orme
11:30 – 11:45Kevin MashfordA recipient’s perspective 
11:45 – 12:00Chloe Riley
Patient and family liaison nurse
Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance 
Linking pre hospital medicine and organ donation
12:00 – 12:15Elaine Clarke
Lead Nurse for the South West Organ donation team,
NHS Blood and Transplant
Organ donation in the South West
12:15-12:35Dr Ian Thomas
South West Clinical lead for organ donation,
North Bristol NHS Trust
Advances in organ donation and retrieval 
12:35 – 12:50Vicki CaldwellFi’s story
13:00-14:00Lunch and a chance to visit our trade partners
14:00-16:30Session 3
Free Papers 
Chair: Matt Thomas
8 presentations from the region’s hospitals on a range of topics and projects
15:15-15:45Coffee and a chance to visit our trade partners
15:45- 16:30Session 3 continuedFree papers continued
16:30-17:00Session 4
Maternal critical care
Chair: Mel Cockroft
Dr Cathy ChallifourAnnual update and a patient’s experience 
afternoon SICOWE run
EveningSICOWE meal and award of prizes Bar open from 6pm
Dinner 8pm

Friday 19th January 2024

08:30-09:00 Registration, coffee and a chance to visit our trade partners
09:00-10:40Session 5
Regional Research
Chair: Tony Pickering
09:00 – 09:20Ema SwingwoodWhat’s new and what’s next in respiratory rehab research?
09:20 – 09:40Dani MilneDietetic research
09:40 – 10:00Dr Harleen JohalAnticipating, Avoiding and Addressing Conflict in Critical Care
10:00 – 10:20Dr Jas SoarNAP 7 for ICU
10:20 – 10:40Dr Mike Ambler
When the going gets tough, the smart turn off
10:40-11:00Coffee and a chance to visit our trade partners
11:00-12:30Session 6
Advanced Trainees – Review of the year
Chair: Jeremy Bewley
Dr John Cameron
Dr Lizzie Williams
 Dr Cath Huang
Nephrology Highlights of 2023
Roadside, resus and beyond
Ethics, the law and ICU
12:30-13:30Lunch and a chance to visit our trade partners
13:30-15:15Session 7
Learning from others
Chair: Rachel Prout
13:30 – 14:00Stephanie Ireland
Sustainability Development Group
Royal Brompton Hospital
Sustainability in the NHS
14:00 – 14:30Professor Jerry Nolan My Resus Life (Cardiac arrest management developments)
14:30 – 15:00Dr Julie HighfieldMy Best (work) Life
15:00 – 15:15CloseSICOWE President, Dr Rachel Prout

Trade partners

SICOWE would not be possible without the kind support of the following trade partners who will all be present during the meeting. Please take the time to visit them and talk to their representatives to see how they can help you and your critical care unit.