(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 27-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Philips announces its support to the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)’s upcoming COVID-19 marathon webinar by sponsoring the event. The webinar is designed to strengthen the efforts of the international community and network of intensive care professionals in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. The event will be held on Saturday, March 28. It will consist of a live, 7-hour marathon webinar filled with discussions, presentations, and Q&As with international experts and guest speakers where they will exchange the latest news, best practices and share advice and experience in managing COVID-19 and previous pandemics.
Educating and informing healthcare professionals who are, and will be, treating patients with COVID-19 has become even more essential as the virus continues to spread globally. Philips provides a portfolio of critical care solutions such as patient monitoring, respiratory care, and precision diagnosis tools, and has a longstanding relationship with the ESICM organization. ESICM will also be making many resources available to its network, including a series of webinars from health leaders in China, Saudi Arabia, and Italy.
“It is so important for the critical care community and industry to come together to share our collective knowledge during this global health crisis,” said Peter Ziese, General Manager, Monitoring and Analytics at Philips. “ESICM is hosting this marathon webinar in order to better support healthcare workers on the frontlines managing this pandemic. Bringing together industry experts from across the globe in one place to share best practices and learnings during this crisis is a vitally important piece to fighting this outbreak and ensuring clinicians have every resource possible at their disposal during this chaotic time.”
The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine is a non-profit, international association designed to support and promote the advancement of knowledge in intensive care medicine, with particular focus on the promotion of the highest standards of multidisciplinary care of critically ill patients and their families through education, research, and professional development. ESICM is a pioneer in sharing advanced technology and knowledge for improving healthcare, and during a time when many members of the ESICM community are in the middle of managing a pandemic that has never before demanded so much assistance from intensive care units, ESICM is focused on providing the intensive care community with maximum support.
The live, global COVID-19 marathon webinar will take place from 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. CET on Saturday, March 28, and registration is free. Beyond the marathon, ESICM will continue to share webinars on the latest global COVID-19 developments in critical care. For the latest details and schedule and to learn more about the marathon, please visit: https://esicm-tv.org/covid19. Please also visit the Philips centralized COVID-19 hub for more information on how Philips is addressing the Coronavirus globally.
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SOURCE: Koninklijke Philips N.V.