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Course Description

Jointly developed by the BASIC collaboration (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), this international course has been conducted in New Zealand, Australia and Abu Dhabi, China, United Kingdom and India to equip doctors working in critical care with relevant skills and knowledge in nephrology. This is a pre conference workshop of the SG-ANZICS conference 2015.

This 1.5 day course will provide a forum for residents and trainees from nephrology and critical care medicine to interact. The course has several components; including a pre and post course MCQ test, comprehensive structured lectures, demonstrations, small group discussions and practical skill stations and hands on interaction with dialysis machines at several skill station.

Participants can expect to complete the course with a thorough knowledge of conditions causing AKI, strategies for prevention and detection, supportive and disease specific therapies and renal replacement strategies and troubleshooting. They will be able to then deploy this knowledge in general, acute care and critical care areas.

Overseas Course Faculty

Prof. Charles GOMERSALL
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr Gordon YS CHOI
Consultant, Intensivist
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care   
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Local Course Faculty

Dr TAN Chee Keat,
Head of Department (Intensive Care Medicine) & Senior Consultant,
Department of Intensive Care Medicine,
Alexandra Hospital, Jurong Health Services

Dr GOH Su Mein,
Consultant, Department of Renal Medicine,
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

 Dr LAI Poi Leng
Consultant & Course Convenor
Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Dr Shirley GOH
Consultant & Course Convenor
Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine    
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Dr Jonathan TAN Jit Ern
Senior Consultant & Course Convenor
Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Target Audience

The provider course is targeted at residents and trainees from nephrology, internal medicine, respiratory medicine and critical care medicine. 

It also serves as a refresher course for nephrology and intensive care specialists.

It is suitable for senior ICU/Renal High Dependency Unit nurses.

Course Outline & Flyer

  • AKI (acute kidney injury) epidemiology and outcome
  • AKI definitions staging, diagnosis, complications, work up and management
  • Types of AKI including contrast induced nephropathy, septic AKI, rhabdomyolysis and abdominal compartment syndrome
  • Chronic renal failure in critical care and its specific management in the ICU, including care of the post transplant patient
  • Drug dosing in AKI
  • Continuous renal replacement therapy - indication, modes, practical aspects and troubleshooting
  • Intermittent haemodialysis, and hybrid modes of dialysis
  • Peritoneal dialysis

The course consists of manual for pre-course reading, pre-course test, lectures, skill stations and post course test. Participants are expected to complete their pre course reading and MCQ test so that they benefit maximally from this course.

Please click here to view the course outline and course flyer for April 2015.

Course Fees


Course Venue

Seminar Rooms, Level 3, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Registration and Enquiries

Number of participants will be limited to ensure adequate interaction among faculty and participation.

Early registration is essential to ensure sufficient time for pre-reading materials and pre-course MCQ to be completed. 

Please click on to make a registration to the Intensive Care Nephrology - Beyond BASIC course.

If there are queries about the course, please email Dr Lai Poi Leng (

For further information on registration, please contact SG ANZICS conference coordinator Jenny Ong at 

Tel: (65) 6636 6878 | Fax: 6636 6877 | H/P: 9618 6479

Course Policy

Registration is only confirmed by payment and availability of the seat. A textbook will be sent to you soon after the confirmation.

Participants are expected to have read the book and completed on-line MCQ test prior to attending the course. Successful completion of the course is dependent on completion of the pre-course MCQ, attendance at all lectures and workstations, passing the post-course MCQ and completion of course evaluation forms.

Any cancellation must be notified to organizer in writing. 10% administrative levy will apply to any course refunds. A 50% partial refund will be issued if the enrolment is cancelled between 3 and 6 weeks prior to the scheduled course date. No refund will be given if a course enrolment is cancelled within 3 weeks of the scheduled course date or the cancellation is received after the BASIC course book has been sent out to participants. 

Course is subject to a minimum participation before course commencement. The organizer reserves the right to cancel the course and fully refund the participants should unforeseen circumstances necessitate.

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