The Critical Care Seminars


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Join us on the 9th of November 2023

High Quality

The Mersey Critical Care Seminars were first launched in 2009.

Their goal is to provide knowledge that is both at the cutting edge and clinically relevant to Critical Care Practitioners in the North West.

One Day

The Seminars are conducted on an annual basis and held over the course of one day.

Each year The Seminars focus on the fore-front and controversies of a specific field of Critical Care Medicine.

With this focus in mind, the programme is designed to deliver the optimum breadth and depth of topics in an efficient manner.

5 CPD Points

The Seminars are well established and have grown since their first inception.

The Seminars are fortunate enought to attract both international and national speakers.

The quality of education that The Seminars delivers has been recognised by the Royal College of Anaesthetists who have validated The Seminars for 5 External CPD points.


Re-unite with friends from Critical Care Units across the Northwest and Wales.

Meet new colleauges with shared interests and goals. Build partnerships across the region.

Once the seminars have finished, take the time to explore the vibrant food and drink opportunities that The Knowledge Quarter has to offer.

The 2023 Programme

Haematology & Oncology


Critical Care

Speakers and Schedule

Our programme is tailored to give you a comprehensive foundation in contemporary haematology and oncology.

Additionally, we will provide you with an insight into emerging and prospective therapeutic approaches within these fields that will impact upon critical care in the near future.

  • Welcome to the Seminars


    Dr. Ed Hughes

  • Morning Session

    Chair: Dr. Ben Morton

  • Approach to Infections in the Immunocompromised.


    Dr. Tim Neal, awaiting confirmation

  • Invasive Fungal Infections: What you need to know.


    Dr. Alex Howard

  • Viral Infections in the Immunocompromised.


    Dr. Anna Smielewska

  • Refreshment Break

  • Late Morning Session

    Chair: Prof. Jennie Hunter

  • Advances in Leukaemia Management.



  • Lymphoma Master Class.


    Dr. Arvind Arumanaithan

  • Bone Marrow Transplant and Critical Care.


    Dr. Mohammed Saif

  • Hot Lunch

  • Afternoon Session

    Chair: Dr. Richard Wenstone

  • Outcomes in Haematology: should ITU now be open?


    Dr. Gillian Brearton

  • Modern Cancer Treatment.



  • The Surgical Management of Cancer.


    Mr. Dale Vimalchandran

  • Refreshment Break

  • Late Afternoon Session

    Chair: Prof. Ingeborg Welters

  • Cancer Immunotherapy and Critical Illness.


    Dr. Anna Olson-Brown

  • CAR-T is Coming: what that means for you.


    Dr. Ned Gilbert-Kawai

  • Closing Remarks.


    Dr. Ed Hughes

This programme is a draft and subject to change.

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All tickets include

  • Admission to the full Critical Care Seminars Programme.
  • Hot Buffet Lunch (please submit dietary requirements on booking).
  • 3 Refreshment breaks with included tea, coffee, and beverages.
  • Online access to CPD material.
  • CPD Certificate

The Seminars are run at cost. Any surplus generated is re-invested to fund Critical Care Research, Training, and CPD within the region.


Doctor in Training

Nurse, AHP, Student


The Venue

The Liverpool Medical Institution

The LMI is one of the oldest medical societies in the world, tracing its origins back to the founding of the Liverpool Medical Library in 1779.

For nearly two centuries this beautiful Grade II* Listed building has been a focus of medical life and a meeting place for the medical community of Merseyside, its primary role being that of a medical library.

The Institution continues to serve the purposes for which it was founded, adapting itself to meet the various challenges of the times. The LMI is a Registered Charity and exists to foster an environment for furthering medical education and knowledge in the medical community and in the general public.

The LMI is located a 15 minute walk from the city centre and major train stations.

Click here for travel information.

The Faculty

Dr. Ali Hall

Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine & Anaesthesia, LUHFT

My special interests include Ultrasound in critical care, infection in critical care and teaching.

I have been founder faculty of the Mersey critical care seminars for 8 years. Each year, the meeting goes from strength to strength with excellent lectures from regional and international experts. We aim to make the seminars open to all working in critical care. The seminars are now part of the regional seminar programme endorsed by the ICS.

Prof. Ingeborg Welters

Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, LUHFT

I am a Clinical Academic in Critical Care and Anaesthesia. I hold a Readership in Intensive Care at the University of Liverpool, UK and an Honorary Professorship in Anaesthesia at Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany. At the Royal Liverpool University Hospital Intensive Care Unit (Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust), I lead an active multidisciplinary research team with a broad portfolio of clinical studies alongside my clinical commitments as Honorary Consultant in Intensive Care.

My clinical academic interests focus on diagnosis and management of cardiovascular pathologies, in particular arrhythmias, in acute illness. This includes haemodynamic monitoring, cardiac imaging and use of digital technologies in acute care to determine short and long-term outcomes and risk profiles.

Dr. Ed Hughes

Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine & Anaesthesia, STHK

I am a highly motivated and ambitious consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthetics. I have been honoured with multiple awards recognizing my academic excellence.

My passion for medical education drives me to empower my fellow healthcare professionals through projects like and The Critical Care Seminars.

Through my expertise, commitment, and collaborative approach, I aim to foster a community of Intensivists in Merseyside to make our region a beacon for excellence in Critical Care.