PICU Survey & Study Results

We’ve created a page on our website to publish summaries of surveys and studies which WFPICCS promoted in the past.  The results of the Worldwide survey of nutritional practices in PICUs which WFPICCS promoted in 2014 has already been published in the PCCM Journal (Pediatr Crit Care Med 2016; 17:10–18).  If you haven’t seen the results, read the summary here

Q&A with Sapna Kudchadkar, MD

We’re plSapna Kudchadkareased to have the opportunity to ask Sapna Kudchadkar some questions not only as the new Associate Editor of the PCCM Journal but also as an attending physician in both the PICU and operating room at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USA.


Read the full interview here


1st Asian Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation Forum, Kuala Lumpur – August 2017


This inaugural forum aims to assist clinicians and allied health professionals working in pediatric intensive care units across the Asian region through educational lectures and discussion.

This forum also aims to promote discussion with regard to best practices and challenges that are present in supporting critically ill children who require respiratory support within the region. In addition, we hope that this forum will be a sustainable platform to encourage collaboration in advanced respiratory support within Asia.

This first edition of the forum focuses on important respiratory conditions such as pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome, mechanical ventilation strategies as well as non-invasive ventilation topics. We look forward to an active participation from healthcare professionals from Asia in this inaugural forum!

The 1st Asian Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation Forum will be held in Shangri-la Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Further details regarding this forum can be obtained from   We look forward to seeing you in at this inaugural meeting.


“WFPICCS is delighted to endorse and promote educational events organised by our members such as the 1st Asian Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation Forum, taking place in in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August, 18-20, 2017” says WFPICCS President, Paolo Biban.  “On behalf of WFPICCS, I wish them much success with this important inaugural forum”. 


WFPICCS and Hard Manufacturing Co., Inc. announce winners of Research Grants

WFPICCS and Hard Manufacturing Co., Inc. announce winners of the HARD Manufacturing – WFPICCS Pediatric Critical Care Research Grants


Geneva, Switzerland and Buffalo, NY, USA | 1 March, 2017.  Hard Manufacturing Co., Inc., and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive & Critical Care Societies (WFPICCS) entered a partnership in support of WFPICCS’ goal and mission to advocate for the care of critically ill and injured children worldwide.

The partnership was launched during the 8th WFPICCS Congress held in Toronto, Canada in 2016 and kick started with the HARD Manufacturing Co., Inc. -WFPICCS Pediatric Critical Care Research Grants – two grants, each up to $10,000, to be awarded to fund research projects aimed at improving the care of critically ill children.

Read the full news release here


Extended deadline for WFPICCS’ Health Initiative Survey

The new deadline is now Friday, 31 March, 2017!

This is a unique opportunity to provide YOUR thoughts on what future partnerships between colleagues from different resource settings could look like.   Speak up and have your say!

Click here for your country’s survey link.

Many thanks for your time – we appreciate your participation!


Announcing the WFPICCS Global Health Initiative (GHI) Survey


We are pleased to announce that the WFPICCS Global Health Initiative (GHI)  survey is now live.  

For the first time, we are launching a short survey which will help WFPICCS and its members to understand what collaborations are already in place with colleagues from low-and-middle resource countries, what resources are available; what challenges exist and how the Global Health Initiative could collaborate to address some of these issues.

It goes to the core of our mission to build capacity in critical care for children in low-and-middle resource settings and to encourage collaboration between members and colleagues from high resource and low-and-middle resource settings.

Be sure you don’t miss this unique opportunity to provide insight of what exists in your own resource setting and contribute to shaping the future of the pediatric intensive & critical care partnership agenda.

Deadline is Tuesday, 7 February, 2017.

Thank you for your time. Your input is crucial.

For instructions and to access the survey links please click here





In Memoriam: Dr Karl Erik Edberg


It is with great sadness to share with you that Dr Karl Erik Edberg passed away this summer while being at his most beloved place next to a peaceful lake in Sweden. Although retired some years ago, he continued working in his PICU. He has been loved by all the PICU staff in Gothenburg, Sweden, and will be missed immensely.

Karl Erik was the president of ESPIC Medical from 1996-1998 and during his office he worked closely with the president of ESPIC Nursing, Jos Latour. Karl Erik has been instrumental in bringing the medical and nursing sections more closely together and working towards an all professional society. His vision was also, together with Sergio Fanconi, to bring the Neonatology into the society. ESPIC’s name was changed to ESPNIC in 1998 reflecting the work of paediatric critical care across Europe. Behind the scenes, Karl Erik has contributed enormously to the success of the 8th ESPNIC Nursing Symposium in 2002 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Karl Erik was one of the founding members of the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies (WFPICCS) and working hard to promote the best available and quality practices of paediatric critical care around the world.

We will be remembering Karl Erik Edberg as a warm person with a vision and wishing his children and grand-children comfort and our sincerest sympathies.