The Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SICM) was officially formed in 1995, and is the representative body for intensive care medicine professionals in Singapore. Its objectives are to advance the knowledge and practice of intensive care medicine in Singapore. It hopes to achieve this by improving and providing education in intensive care medicine and by encouraging and supporting research activities in this area.
The Society is active in organizing courses related to intensive care, such as the Fundamental Critical Care Support Course, SICM Symposium (SISPO) and CME meetings, culminating in the biennial SG-ANZICS Intensive Care Forum, a regional ICU meeting with expert faculty from Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and around the world.
To support research, the Society also has its own research arm, known as SICM-NICER. SICM-NICER aims to improve the practice of intensive care medicine and the outcomes of critically ill patients through collaborative clinical research in Singapore and beyond. Specifically, it hopes to inspire important research questions, support investigator-initiated collaborative clinical research, and facilitate the translation of research findings into improved care in Singapore’s intensive care units (ICUs). SICM has collaborated with the Ministry of Health, Singapore to set up the Singapore National ICU Repository (NICUR) to advance future research.