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Shaping future practice on PICU

Be-Pics aims to facilitate research in the field of paediatric critical care in Belgium. Be-Pics aims to act as a central point of contact for international collaboration. Any such study proposals can be addressed to the working group Science. Also national initiatives with scientific value are greatly welcomed. Please send your research ideas or specific proposals to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

If you would like to participate in international studies, following resources are available :


In the Covid-19 era, several PICU-data registries are ongoing and we encourage our members to participate in these. Regarding Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), no consensus regarding optimal treatment is available. As an alternative to randomised controlled treatment trials for the new SARS-CoV-2 associated disorders PICU-professionals are invited to join a study, designed by the DIAMONDS consortium led by Prof Levin at the Imperial College in London, UK, which is termed “best available treatment study”.  The investigators believe that their approach will enable rapid evaluation of the available therapeutic modalities and rapidly provide answers on the questions as to which patients to treat, which treatments work, and which may be harmful. More information can be found on

ESPNIC launched an international registry on Paediatric and Neonatal SARS-CoV-2 infections called EPICENTRE (EsPnIc Covid pEdiatric NeonaTal REgistry). Currently, more than 80 units have already joined the registry in order to exchange and benefit by the data collected. More information and how to join can be found on .