RCSI, Dublin, Ireland

ARDS 2023


The International ARDS Conference Steering Committee are delighted to invite you to join us at the 6th International ARDS Conference in Dublin 19 - 21 June 2023. We want to build on the great success of our previous International ARDS Conferences in Paris, Berlin and Belfast. The Dublin meeting will offer a full scientific programme bringing together leading faculty experts in the field of ARDS from around the world to discuss basic mechanisms of acute lung injury, progress in clinical research for pathogenesis and prognosis, and current and future clinical trials for ARDS, focusing on challenges and opportunities.

There will be approximately 31 faculty who will give succinct talks with ample time for questions and discussion. In addition, there will be oral presentations and posters by emerging investigators and junior faculty.

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The Conference Venue is the The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), located on St Stephen's Green, Dublin, in the heart of the city centre. The building dates back to 1810 and is steeped in history, charm and elegance. Dublin itself is steeped in a rich cultural heritage that begs to be explored. In June, the city is alive with music, art and theatre of all kinds and, of course, art galleries and museums abound. All complemented by an impressive range of restaurants, cafés and shops.

ARDS 2023


Prof Ger Curley

Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Host)

Prof Michael Matthay

Associate Director, Critical Care Medicine

University of California, San Francisco

Prof Lorraine B. Ware

Professor of Medicine

Vanderbilt University Medical Centre

Dr Carolyn S. Calfee

Professor of Anaesthesia

University of California, San Francisco

Prof Danny McAuley

Professor of Intensive Care Medicine

Queen's University, Belfast

Prof John Laffey

Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine

University of Galway

ARDS 2023


L.D.J. (Lieuwe) Bos
MD – University of Amsterdam
Julie Bastarache
MD - Vanderbilt University
Carolyn Calfee
MD, MAS - University of California San Francisco
Rebecca Coll
MD PhD – Queens University
Ger Curley
MD – Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Robert Dickson
MD – University of Michigan
Rebecca F Hough
MD PhD – Columbia University
Ewan Goligher
MD PhD – University of Toronto
Susanne Herold
MD - PhD – Giessen University
Tiffanie Jones
MD - University of Pennsylvania
Anna Krasnodembskaya
PhD - Queens University
Wolfgang Kübler
PhD - Charite University Berlin
John Laffey
MD, MA, Dsc - University of Galway
Mark Looney
MD - University of California San Francisco
Guillermo M Albaiceta
MD, PhD - University of Ovideo
Rahul Mahida
MD - University of Birmingham
Michael Matthay
MD - University of California San Francisco
Danny McAuley
MD - Queens University Belfast
Nuala Meyer
MD - University of Pennsylvania
Cecilia O’Kane
MD - Queens University Belfast
Angela Rogers
MD - Stanford University
Manu Shankar-Hari
MD PhD – Kings College London
John Simpson
MD - Newcastle University
Pratik Sinha
MD, PhD - Washington University at St. Louis
Taylor Thompson
MD – Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Sarah Walmsley
MD - PhD – University of Edinburgh
Lorraine Ware
MD - Vanderbilt University
Katie Wick
MD University of California
Martin Witzenrath
MD - Charite University Berlin
Rachel Zemans
MD – University of Michigan

St. Stephens Green Club

ARDS Gala Dinner

The ARDS Gala Dinner will be held in the St. Stephens Green Club, Dublin 2. The dinner will commence at 7pm on Tuesday 20th June. The St. Stephens Green Club was founded in 1824, and is located in the heart of Dublin city centre. The Club is a short walk from the RCSI campus and is a beautiful venue for the Gala Dinner. The Club has a long history of hosting prestigious events and is a wonderful setting for the ARDS Gala Dinner.

Please note the ARDS Gala Dinner is for the speakers only. If you have any dietary requirements, please email us at susannelalor@rcsi.com

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Attend the Conference


RCSI Travel will be delighted to assist conference delegates with their travel and accommodation requirements. We would advise that you look into your travel and accommodation requirements now as there are numerous events taking place in Dublin over the course of next summer.

Discounted rates for hotels are available through RCSI Travel. RCSI Travel have corporate rates with nearby hotels, including the Fitzwilliam, Iveagh Garden, The Green, The Grafton, The Westbury, and other hotels closed by RCSI. If you would wish to avail of the corporate rate for these hotels, please email travel@rcsi.ie quoting ARDS 2023 Reservation in the subject line, and advise your check-in and check-out dates.

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If you would like RCSI Travel to assist you in booking a different hotel, they will be more than happy to do so. However, please note these will be subject to availability therefore will be dependent on the best available rate at the time of booking. RCSI Travel can also help with booking flights if needed, just quote ARDS 2023 Reservation

For current rates or to book contact RCSI Travel at travel@rcsi.ie

More information on visiting Dublin.

What to do in


Guinness Storehouse

Welcome to the Home of Guinness.

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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

Home of the EPIC Museum in Dublin, Ireland.

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The Book of Kells, Trinity College Dublin

Bottom of Grafton Street (5-minute walk). 9th-century manuscript on display in the 18th-century Old Library.

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Dublin Castle

(10-minute walk) Seat of British rule for over 750 years, used for significant State functions.

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Chester Beatty Library

Located in Dublin Castle grounds. Collections from Asia, Middle East, North Africa, and Europe.

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Christ Church Cathedral

12-minute walk from Christchurch Place. Dublin's oldest building.

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National Gallery of Ireland

Located at Clare Street or Merrion Square West. Admission is free.

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Viking Splash

Roar your way through Dublin City in a unique Land and Water experience provided by one of Ireland’s most unique sightseeing experiences.

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Cycling in Dublin

Dublin has a choice of cycle routes that take you from bustling city streets to tranquil canalways or green open spaces in a matter of minutes.

Forty Foot

Sea Swimming

The Forty Foot is a famous bathing spot located in Dublin, Ireland. It is situated in the town of Sandycove, a seaside suburb just south of the city center. The Forty Foot is a popular spot for swimming, especially for those brave enough to take a dip in the cold Irish Sea all year round. The name "Forty Foot" comes from the depth of the water at the point where people jump into the sea.

The spot is known for its stunning views of the coast, and its reputation as a gathering place for the local community. Visitors to the Forty Foot can also enjoy a leisurely stroll along the nearby Sandycove Promenade, which offers panoramic views of Dublin Bay.

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