At the Intensive Care Foundation we are dedicated to improving the care of critically ill patients, through funding vital clinical research. Our overall aim is to improve the number of lives saved and the quality of those lives, for those unlucky enough to end up in Intensive Care.
Improving quality of life following ICU
Results of a study funded by the Foundation and headed by Dr Jennifer Paratz of Griffith University were recently published in the journal Intensive Care Medicine 2015 and have overturned the established view that it is dangerous to exercise patients suffering from sepsis until their infection has been cleared. Read more...
ICU professionals - register for our Masterclass today
Continued education of critical care professionals is an important part of the work of the Foundation. Immediately prior to the ANZICS Annual Scientific Meeting to be held in Auckland late in October, the Foundation has assembled an impressive group of local and overseas speakers to participate in a practical masterclass, Strategies to improve outcomes in ICU.
The Foundation gratefully acknowledges the sponsorship of Covidien, a global healthcare products company. With their support, registration fees for the masterclass can be allocated to funding ICU investigator-driven research.
Research Grants 2015 - an update
Thanks to the assistance of our large team of expert reviewers, we are now nearing the final stage of the Grant process. The Scientific Review Committee will make their recommendations to the Foundation Board and Grant awards will be announced at the ANZICS/ACCCN ASM dinner in Auckland on 31 October.