Workshop on How to talk like TED?

Workshop on How to talk like TED?

Watch a new epic battle between Rob and Paul and learn how to talk like TED

How to talk like TED made easy for everyone (Limited places during IFAD2017)

Date: November 23rd, 2017

Location: Hilton Congress Centre, Groenplaats, Antwerp, Belgium

Room: TBA

Program Chairs: Rob Mac Sweeney, Belfast, Northern Ireland


  • Dr Manu Malbrain, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Dr Paul Marik, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
  • Dr Rob Mac Sweeney, Belfast , Northern Ireland

Duration: 120 min

Pax: 60

Price: 100 EUR

Comment: This workshop can only be booked when attending the IFAD2017 meeting on Nov 24-25, 2017, at Hilton Congress Centre, Groenplaats, Antwerp, Belgium

This workshop is based on the historical battle between Rob and Paul held at SMACC Chicago in 2015 entitled “Predicting Fluid Responsiveness is a Waste of Time”. For those who have missed it in 2015 here is your chance to relive history. You can watch the epic battle of 2015 here to Scott Weingart (@emcrit) the audio of the podcast was matched with Rob’s (@critcarereviews) own videofile.

SMACC_ MacSweeny vs. Marik - On Fluid Responsiveness-HD from Fluid Academy on Vimeo.

TED stands for Technology, Education and Design. TED's early emphasis was technology and design, consistent with its Silicon Valley origins, but it has since broadened its focus to include talks on many scientific, cultural, and academic (medical, TEDmed) topics.

Rob MacSweeney and Paul Marik debate in a TED-like fashion whether the assessment of fluid responsiveness in the resuscitation of patients with shock is a waste of time? Both Marik and MacSweeney agree that many of the traditional methods of assessing patients volume status are flawed and of no value. Marik goes on to argue that the only clinically meaningful outcome that we should measure in response to a fluid challenge is Stroke Volume. In at least 50% of patients there is no improvement in stroke volume and further treatment with fluid boluses will only likely cause harm. Marik goes on to argue that we must know where our patients are position on their Frank-Starling curve to predict whether they are fluid responsive and we can assess this with passive led raise. For the rest of the story you need to register but this is a once in a lifetime opportunity…

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Learning objective:
This workshop will outline the basic principles on how to give a talk in a TED-like manner

Draft scientific program

  1. Introduction: Manu Malbrain
  2. Historical battle on “Predicting Fluid Responsiveness is a Waste of Time”, Take 2
    1. PRO (15 min): Rob Mac Sweeney
    2. CON (15 min): Paul Marik
    3. Rebuttal (5 min): Rob Mac Sweeney
    4. Rebuttal (5 min): Paul Marik
  3. Conclusions: Rob Mac Sweeney
  4. Discussion

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