FICM Focus: Annual Meeting 2024

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding our first hybrid annual meeting on 19 April 2024. 

Done in a day - education, legal, perioperative research and more!

Spend a day with us and cover your revalidation and professional needs as an intensivist and educator.

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Key details

Date: 19 April 2024 9:00am - 17:00pm

Location: London,

Availability: Places available

CPD credits: 5

The FICM Annual Meeting will take place on Friday 19 April 2024.

Done in a day! Join us for this vibrant, interactive day: giving you a full day of worthwhile CPD that will cover many aspects of the latest knowledge needed for the intensivist role.

Sessions include:

  • What's changing and what part will you play
  • Translating research into clinical impact
  • Day to day legal and ethical dilemmas explained

This will be our first hybrid event, so you can join us in person or watch online!

We are offering early bird rates for those who book on before 19 February 24. 






Welcome and introduction

Dr Sarah Marsh
Dr David Melia


What's changing and what part will you play

Dr Danny Bryden,


Translating research into clinical impact



The development of perioperative medicine in the UK, how it impacts upon, and involves critical care.

Professor Ramani Moonesinghe

  Trainee led studies in intensive care medicine: maximising engagement and clinical impact Dr Luke Flower
  The impact of NELA on intensive care medicine Dr Dave Murray 


Q&A session






Day to Day legal and ethical dilemmas explained

Chair: Dr Monika Beatty


When Patients refuse treatment

Mr Alex Ruck Keene KC (Hon)

  Recent cases at the Court of Protection relevant to ICM Mr Ben Troke
  DNACPR decision-making and treatment escalation plans Dr Sonya Daniel


Q&A session






NIHR awards

Dr Jeremy Henning
Prof Gary Mills


Latest updates from the Faculty

Training and Assessment
Careers and Recruitment

Dr Jack Parry-Jones
Dr Shashi Chandrashekaraiah
Dr Sarah Clarke
Dr Dale Gardiner
Dr Pete Hersey
Dr Matt Williams


Q&A session






StR Session - Dragons Den does ICM Debate

Dr Rosie Worrall
Dr Sekina Bakare


What ICM technology should the NHS invest in

Neutrophil Extracellular Traps 
Artificial Intelligence in ventilation
Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Dr Teddy Hla
Dr Achese Inimgba
Dr Waqas Akhtar





  In person In person early bird discount if booked before 19 February  Online Online early bird discount if booked before 19 February 



£175 £135 £105

Trainees, Nurses, ACCPs, Pharmacists


£130 £100 £80

Senior Fellows & Members


£85 £65 £50
Core/Foundation trainees £55 N/A £35 £35
Non Members £275 £220 £170 £135



Dr Dave Murray
Consultant Anaesthetist, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough

Dr Dave Murray has been a consultant colorectal anaesthetist at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough since 2003. He led the development of the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA), was National Clinical lead for NELA from 2012-2017, and is now Project Chair.

He has a long-held interest in patient safety and Human Factors. He was Associate Dean & Human Factors Faculty Lead for Health Education England North East (2014-2020). He also has a Masters in Medical Education.

Outside of work, he has represented Great Britain several times within his Age Group at the European and World Duathlon and Triathlon Championships.

Mr Alex Ruck Keene KC (Hon)
Barrister at 39 Essex Chambers and Visiting Professor at King’s College London

Alex Ruck Keene KC (Hon)’s practice at 39 Essex Chambers is focused on mental capacity, mental health and healthcare law. He also writes extensively, and is the creator of the website Mental Capacity Law and Policy.   He is Visiting Professor at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London.   In June 2022 he was given a Faculty Commendation by the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.   In August 2023, he was appointed as the legal member on the BMA Medical Ethics Committee. In March 2022, Alex was made an honorary KC, reflecting his contributions to mental capacity and mental health law outside the court room. 

Mr Ben Troke
Solicitor at Weightmans, Leeds

Ben has 25 years’ experience working as a lawyer in the health and social care sector and is a Partner in Weightmans’ Leeds office.

Acting for health and social care providers and commissioners nationwide, including the NHS, local authorities and private sector, Ben has been rated as one of the leading Court of Protection lawyers in the country for more than a decade.

Ben's expertise covers issues of consent and mental health and mental capacity/best interests decision making, both for adults and children, as well as wider issues around delayed or disputed discharges, deprivation of liberty, safeguarding, confidentiality and duty of candour. Ben routinely deals with out of hours and emergency issues about medical treatment, including urgent court applications.

Ben has a masters' degree in medical law and ethics, and is also a qualified mediator, with a particular interest in the use of mediation to resolve medical treatment disputes outside court.

Ben is the author of “A Practical Guide to the Law of Medical Treatment Decisions” (Law Brief Publishing), published in September 2020, and “A Practical Guide to the Law on Deprivation of Liberty”, published in February 2024.

Ben is often quoted or published in the health and social care sector press.  He has a decade of experience of sitting on the clinical ethics committee of a large acute NHS trust, is a current member of the Law and Ethics Policy Unit of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, and the Mental Health and Disability specialist committee of the Law Society, as well as a role as a Research Associate to the Essex Autonomy Project.  In 2021 Ben was awarded a commendation by the Dean of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine for his contribution to the profession.

Dr Achese Inimgba
Anaesthetic/Intensive Care Registrar at Kettering General Hospital, Kettering, Northamptonshire.

Dr. Achese Inimgba is an Anaesthetic Registrar at Kettering General Hospital, in critical care and anesthesia. He is also pursuing a Master's in Computer Science, focusing on Artificial Intelligence at the University of Wolverhampton. Dr. Inimgba is deeply involved in research aimed at optimizing mechanical ventilator models through neural networks, aiming to enhance the precision, efficiency, and personalization of mechanical ventilation. His work represents a fusion of clinical insight and computational prowess, aiming to pioneer AI-driven approaches to improve patient care in critical settings.

Dr Waqas Akhtar
Lead National Trainee Representative

Waqas is the only UK Specialist Registrar in Cardiology & Intensive Care with a particular interest in cardiogenic shock, heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support. He is currently chair of the academy of royal colleges trainee doctors committee, lead national trainee representative on the Board of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and trainee representative at NHS Blood & Transplant. He studied Medicine at the University of Oxford and has trained at Royal Brompton & Harefield, Guy's & St Thomas' and Barts Health.

Dr Rosie Worrall
ST7 Dual Anaesthetic and Intensive Care Registrar

Dr Rosie Worrall is an ST7 dual anaesthetic and intensive care registrar in the West Midlands.  In January 2024 she was elected as the Deputy Lead Trainee Representative for the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.

Rosie has a research interest in postoperative acute kidney injury, and has held multiple regional trainee management roles including Less Than Full Time Trainee Lead, and West Midlands ICM Trainee Representative.  In 2021 she was part of the team recognised by the Association of Anaesthetists for work on trainee wellbeing during the COVID pandemic.

Dr Matt Rowe
Specialist Registrar Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine

Matt is a Specialist Registrar at Gloucester Royal Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Bristol, in his final year of training towards a dual CCT in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine. Matt's professional interests lie in neuro-critical care, trauma, echocardiography and critical care retrieval medicine. Matt is the former lead trainee representative to the FICM board and remain the regional trainee rep in the Severn region for ICM. He has a keen interest in the teaching and assessment of medical resuscitation disciplines. To this end, Matt is currently the Director of Assessment for the Resuscitation for Medical Disciplines group at the University of Bristol. Outside of work, Matt enjoys drumming, snowboarding and mountain biking. Essentially anything that has a high chance of landing him with an un-scheduled trip to my local major trauma centre. 

Dr Sekina Bakare
Advanced Trainee in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia in London

Dr Bakare is currently an Advanced Trainee in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia in London. She graduated with Honours from the University of Bristol and commenced her career in the West Country before pursuing Specialty Training in Northwest London. She is the Chair of the Trainee Advisory Group of the Intensive Care Society and leverages her expertise to contribute actively to the society's Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Working Group. She also holds the additional responsibility of serving as the EDI lead on the Editorial Board for GPCISv3.Dr Bakare is deeply passionate about advancing Equity in Healthcare and Medical Education, with clinical interests spanning Major General Surgery and Transfer Medicine.