EfCCna8th EfCCNa Congress 2019
13-16 February | Ljubljana | Slovenia

The programme is aimed at all critical care and anaesthesia nurses and allied health professionals from novice to expert level: clinicians, educators and researchers and share evidence-based practice in assessment and management of the critically ill and critical care education and training with professionals from around the world.

The scientific programme will showcase the best current critical care research, practice and educational approaches. For this Congress, we have added a few new presentation formats (symposia and master classes) to provide valuable opportunities to network and engage with topic experts, and also provide new opportunities for industry partners. 

Please click here for the programme at a glance. 

Keynote Speakers: 

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 John Albarran

Title of the keynote lecture will be: Family participation in ICU

(more information will follow soon)





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Kathleen M. Vollman MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN

Kathleen Vollman is a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Educator and Consultant.  She has published & lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of pulmonary, critical care, prevention of health care acquired injuries, work culture and sepsis recognition & management.  From 1989 to 2003 she functioned in the role of Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Medical ICU’s at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit Michigan.  Currently her company, ADVANCING NURSING LLC, is focused on creating empowered work environments for nurses through the acquisition of greater skills and knowledge. In 2004, Kathleen was inducted into the College of Critical Care Medicine, in 2009 she was inducted into the American Academy of Nurses. In 2012, Ms Vollman was appointed to serve as an honorary ambassador to the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses. She currently serves as the financial director for the WFCCNs.



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Peter Nydahl, RN, MScN

Peter Nydahl is a Critical Care Nurse and Researcher at the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at the University Hospital of Schleswig Holstein, Germany. He has an interest in early rehabilitation of critical ill patients, e.g. in early mobilization, delirium management and ICU diaries. He built the networks, www.mobilization-network.org and www.icu-diary.org to support the knowledge dissemination, coordinate research activities and help with the implementation of rehabilitation.