2023 Conference – November 10th

High Impact Critical Care Conference* 4.0

Metabolic and Renal Critical Care

November 10th 2023 Clayton Hotel Galway, Ireland

Provisional Programme


07.00 Registration opens – Coffee/ Tea Available

Pre-Conference Workshops

07.30 – 09.30 (Ticketed Session) Pre-Conference Workshop on CRRT

Common problems encountered during continuous renal replacement therapy – and how to fix them.

  • Setting Up the Baxter Machine
  • Setting Up the Braun Machine
  • Troubleshooting Alarms
  • Understanding Citrate Anticoagulation

07.30 – 09.30 (Non Ticketed Session) Blood Gas Analysis Workshop

Learn everything you need to know to interpret a blood gas in the 2020s.

  • Hydrogen Ions, Carbon Dioxide and Bicarbonate – what do they mean?
  • Understanding Lactic Acidosis
  • Why Ketones Matter
  • How to Figure Out if Your Patient Needs Renal Replacement Therapy on the Blood Gas

09.00 Coffee Break

Session 1 09.15-10.30 Main Conference Room

AKI and Renal Replacement Therapies

What Is the Role of Sodium Bicarbonate in Acute Kidney Injury?

AKI in ICU: should we be limiting protein?

Volume Overloaded on Pressors: is it safe to deresuscitate?

SLED – Has its Moment Come?

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00 – 12.00 Session 2: Acute Kidney Injury (HI Impact)

11.00 – 11.15 The Serum Creatinine is No Longer Fit For Purpose (biomarkers)

11.15 – 11.30 Frusemide Stress Testing – what’s the story?

11.30 – 11.45 Pro: Every ICU Needs A Nephrologist

11.45 – 12.00 Con: Most Nephrologists Don’t Understand Critical Illness – keep them out!

Short Break

12.15 – 13.15 Session 3 Advances in Acute Kidney Injury & Renal Replacement Therapy

12.15- 12.45 Sepsis Induced AKI – What Do We Really Know?

12.45- 13.15 AKI in Trauma – Time for a Rethink?

LUNCH (Included in registration)


14.15-16.15 Session 4: Hi Impact Session (Snap Talks)

14.15 -14.35 Five Things You Need To Know About Drug Dosing in AKI

14.35-14.55 Physiotherapy on CRRT – Yes You Can!

14.55—15.15 What Happens after ICU to CRRT Patients – do they need long term dialysis?

15.35 – 15.55 The Patient Has Had a Kidney Transplant – what do I do or not do?

15.55 – 16.15 Setting Up A RRT Service with NO RESOURCES – Yes we did!

16.15 – Anticoagulation in CRRT – Heparin, Critrate, PG – why is there no consensus?

*High Impact Critical Care is a Western Anaesthesia Society Conference, run in association with Saolta Critical Care, Saolta Sepsis, University of Galway Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Galway University Hospitals Critical Care and the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland; who provide CME.

2023 Organisers: Patrick Neligan (WAS/Saolta), Bairbre McNicholas (U of G), Peter Moran (GUH), Christine Sheehan (NP UHG), Anita McGlynn (UHG) and Others.