Non invasive ventilation symposium

Philips will be providing delegates an opportunity to learn more about this increasingly popular form of ventilation through stimulating and interactive ‘hands-on’ NIV workshops, which will give insight into the theory behind NIV and how to apply it in the acute point of care.

Course information


Dr Do Ngoc Son, Prof Joao Carlos Winck


Viet Nam


Bach Mai Hospital, Hanoi, Vietnam


Registration Closed

Registration Fee


Seats Available



Acute NIV application in the hospital setting has become a growing phenomenon in the past 20 years with increasing evidence of improved outcomes when initiated for the right patient at the right time. NIV is also commonly used in the Intensive Care Unit both to prevent the need for intubation and to facilitate weaning following mechanical ventilation. Studies have shown that the use of NIV may lead to decreased length of stay in the ICU and to improved chance of survival.


07:30 am - 08:00 am Registration & Coffee
08:00 am - 08:10 am Welcome Address
08:10 am - 08:40 am Physiology of Respiration for NIV and assessment
08:40 am - 09:20 am Acute NIV Application in the Hospital Setting
09:20 am - 10:00 am NIV Ventilators: Interfaces, circuits, modes, settings (includes alarm), why, when and how
10:00 am - 10:15 am Morning Tea Break
10:15 am - 11:00 am Acute NIV Monitoring, Waveform Interpretation, Titration, and Trouble Shooting
11:00 am - 11:30 am AECOPD Case Presentation
11:30 am - 01:00 pm Lunch & Booth Visit
01:00 pm - 01:30 pm Post Extubation Case Presentation
01:30 pm - 02:10 pm Airway Secretion Clearance
02:10 pm - 02:30 pm Q&A Session
02:30 pm - 04:00 pm Practical Workshop: Interfaces, Devices, CoughAssist
04:00 pm Closing Ceremony

About speaker

Dr Do Ngoc Son

Dr. Do Ngoc Son is the Head of Critical Care Unit, and Deputy Head of the Emergency Department of the Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam. He has been Speaker/Chairman, and main cabin interpreter for many international conferences, main translator and editor for many medical textbooks: Essentials of Mechanical Ventilation, Washington Manual of Critical Care, Stroke Essentials… Dr. Son has more than 50 publications (46 in Vietnamese and 5 in English).

Prof Joao Carlos Winck

Prof Joao Winck is a consultant of the Northern Rehabilitation Centre, coordinator of the Respiratory Unit of Alfena-Valongo Hospital & Braga Centro Hospital, and an Affiliated Associate Professor, Porto University, Portugal. He is also the Chair of Noninvasive Ventilatory Support of the European Respiratory Society. He has been Speaker/chairman in 119 Medical Conferences (49 International), co-author of 162 presentations in scientific meetings (72 International). Co-author of 101 papers in peer reviewed international journals, 10 book chapters (5 International), winner of 13 Investigation awards.