ANNOUNCEMENT: Conference Postponed


1st Joint Meeting of Inter-Departmental Division of Critical Care Medicine (IDCCM), University of Toronto and Council of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and Pain Management, Kuwait.

Welcome Note

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the of Council of Anesthesia and ICU and pain management, I am delighted to invite you to Kuwait 10th Critical Care Conference, which will be held at the Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Center (JACC), Kuwait City.

This annual meeting organized by the Council of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Management, Ministry of Health, Kuwait, is an important gathering of interprofessional team to meet with global leaders for an update in the latest developments in the realm of critical care medicine.

Attending delegates will benefit directly from the workshops, lectures and masterclass delivered by international speakers. Attendees will also have the opportunity to earn over 14 continuing education credits in over 30 educational and scientific sessions.

Visitors will have an opportunity to experience the latest medical technologies displayed by sponsoring companies from country and around the globe in critical care medicine.

I am delighted to also extend this invitation to all IDCCM alumni in the Gulf Region for the for the 1st Joint Meeting of Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine (IDCCM), University of Toronto and Council of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and Pain Management, Kuwait.

We look forward to welcoming you to Kuwait.
Yours Sincerely,

Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Rifae, MD, FRCP(C)

Head of Council of Anesthesia and ICU and pain management Ministry of Health, Kuwait

Welcome Note

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the Council of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Management, Ministry of Health, Kuwait, I am honored to invite you to Kuwait’s 10th Critical Care Conference, which will be held from 16-18 April 2020 at the Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Center (JACC), Kuwait City.

This important biennial meeting is a great opportunity for all health care providers of the critically ill, in Kuwait and the Gulf Region, to connect with world-renowned professionals. This irritation of the conference will serve as the 1st Joint meeting between the Intradepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine (IDCCM) at the University of Toronto and our Council with the aim of fostering collaborations with regards to education and research. We also hope that this conference will be an introduction to an Arabian Gulf Chapter of IDCCM with the welcomed invitation of all IDCCM alumni.

The Scientific Committee has prepared an agenda encompassing the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in Critical Care Medicine featuring an outstanding global and regional faculty. The event offers state-of-the-art Critical Care Medicine continuing medical education (CME) opportunities providing cutting-edge information in healthcare delivery, clinical practice, medical research and quality improvement. The pre-conference workshops allow attendees to hone skills, gain competence and professional growth that may be immediately applied to individual practice and system improvement.

An exhibition will be held in relation to Critical Care Medicine supported by sponsors from countries around the globe providing an opportunity to experience the latest medical technologies available in critical care medicine

look forward to welcoming you to Kuwait.
Yours Sincerely,

Conference chairperson

Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Fares, MD, FRCP(C)

Department of Anaesthesia & Critical Care Medicine, Al-Amiri Hospital, Ministry of Health, Kuwait


Target Audience

  • Physicians (intensivist, Anesthetist, ER, Internist, Acute care surgeons)
  • Nurses
  • Interprofessional Team: (Respiratory therapist, Physiotherapist, clinical nutritionist and clinical pharmacist)



Pre-conference workshops

A. Introduction to critical care ultrasound .

B. ECLS - simulation and case discussion.

C. Mechanical ventilation (Understanding the basics and patient-ventilator interactions).

Masterclass: Long-term outcomes of survivors of critical illness By Margaret Herridge