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2019 Congress Session Proposals

Have an idea for a session at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 48th Critical Care Congress? The deadline to submit your suggestion for possible inclusion in the 2019 program is January 31, 2018.

Session proposals are submitted using the Congress Session Builder on MySCCM.org under the MY INVOLVEMENT tab. You need not be an SCCM member to submit a session. Multiple sessions may be suggested for consideration. For complete instructions and to review frequently asked questions, visit www.sccm.org/SessionProposals or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

Please note: The Congress Program Planning Committee reserves the right to change, alter, merge, and reject sessions, titles, content, moderators, and speakers to meet programming needs. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

Program Directors’ Luncheon

Not just for program directors! Calling all those interested in curriculum development and the training of successful critical care professionals. You are invited to participate in the Fellowship Program Directors Luncheon, to be held Monday, February 26, 2018, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, USA. This luncheon is designed to provide discussion of current and important issues within multiprofessional critical care postgraduate education.

Please note that the session requires advance registration and an additional fee to attend. To register, visit the Congress program page.

Congress Plenary Sessions

Attend thought-provoking presentations that promote innovative developments in critical care during the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 47th Critical Care Congress. Plenary sessions are held at unopposed times with presentations given by distinguished, world-renowned leaders in the critical care field. Speakers include:

How Critical Illness Affects the Brain . . . and Vice Versa
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Thomas P. Bleck, MD, FNCS, MCCM

Rethinking Mentorship
William Shoemaker Honorary Lecture
Joanne Disch, RN, PhD, FAAN

Using Default Options and Other Nudges to Improve Critical Care
Ake Grenvik Honorary Lecture
Scott D. Halpern, MD, PhD

Military Lessons Learned for the Modern ICU
Peter Safar Memorial Lecture
John B. Holcomb, MD, FACS

Sepsis: A Threat That Needs a Global Solution
Max Harry Weil Memorial Lecture
Flavia R. Machado, MD, PhD

Bioelectronic Medicine: A Jump-Start in Critical Illness
Kevin Tracey, MD

Pandemics Cross Borders: How to Tackle Them from a Global Perspective
Steve A. Webb, MBBS, MPH, PhD, FRACP, FCICM, FAAHMS

The 2018 Congress will feature innovative learning experiences that encompass the full range of developments in critical care. Register online using your Customer ID and password, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

2018 MCCKAP Reduced Registration Rates

Reduced registration rates are ending soon for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2018 Multidisciplinary Critical Care Knowledge Assessment Program (MCCKAP). Save $50 when you register by January 10, 2018.

The MCCKAP examination will be administered online from March 6 to 13, 2018, and consists of 200 multiple-choice questions pertaining to critical care knowledge and patient management. Examination content is developed by critical care professionals experienced in examination preparation and analysis.

Held annually, the MCCKAP examination helps program directors and individual fellows:

  • Assess critical care knowledge gained during fellowship training
  • Prepare for the subspecialty board examinations in critical care
  • Identify specific areas of strength and weakness with lists of references and key terms for missed questions
  • Assess results for each individual fellow and the overall program, as well as the institution’s percentile ranking (program director version only)

Available in both adult and pediatric formats, the MCCKAP online examination can be used by program directors to assess their critical care fellowship programs or it can be used by individuals to independently assess their critical care knowledge gained during fellowship training.

Immediate preliminary scores and analysis are available upon completion of the test. Final results will be available approximately five weeks after the examination closes.

Register online using your customer ID and password, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888. Register by January 10, 2018, to save on registration.

Pediatric and Neonatal Ultrasound Course

Secure your seat for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) comprehensive Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric and Neonatal course, which will take place February 28 and March 1, 2018, at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Limited seats remain.

During this course, participants benefit from guided, focused skill stations and interactive presentations to reinforce key learning points. Additional course benefits include:

  • Complimentary copy of SCCM’s Comprehensive Critical Care Ultrasound eBook
  • Increased diagnostic skills and scanning proficiency
  • A significant hands-on experience, ensured by a five-to-one attendee-to-faculty ratio
  • A review of the latest strategies in ultrasound image interpretation and diagnostic challenges, as well as new innovations and procedures
  • Continuing medical education credit hours available to physicians, nurses, and physician assistants

Seats are filling fast for this popular course, which will follow SCCM’s 47th Critical Care Congress. Register online today with your customer ID and password. If you plan to attend the ultrasound course in conjunction with Congress, register at www.sccm.org/Congress. If you wish to attend the ultrasound course and not attend Congress, register at the Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric and Neonatal event registration page.

Congress Discounted Registration Ends

Register by Wednesday, January 17, 2018, for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 47th Critical Care Congress and save up to $85 off the registration fee.

Register online using your Customer ID and password, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

The 2018 Congress will feature innovative learning experiences that encompass the full range of developments in critical care.

Join us February 25 to 28, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Take advantage of this opportunity to expand your critical care knowledge and enhance the care you deliver to patients.

To secure hotel accommodations at the best rates, reserve your room online by January 26, 2018.

For more information about Congress, or to view the Advance Program, visit www.sccm.org/Congress.

Please note: Registration and housing for the 2018 Congress are handled exclusively by SCCM and Orchid Events. Housing reservations should be made only through the 2018 SCCM Congress website. If you are contacted by anyone besides SCCM promoting registration and/or housing for Congress, please contact SCCM Customer Service.

Pre- and Post-Congress Sessions

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 47th Critical Care Congress will be packed with essential clinical information to keep you well-informed on the latest groundbreaking research and developments in critical care.

Attend a pre- and/or post-Congress educational session. This year’s course line-up includes:

  • Coding and Billing
  • ACCP/SCCM Critical Care Pharmacy Preparatory Review and Recertification Course
    Held in partnership with the American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Airway Management for the Critically Ill Patient
  • Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric and Neonatal
  • Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care
  • Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Management Workshop
    Presented by the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization
  • Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS): What to Do in the First Critical Hour of a Neurological Emergency
    Presented by the Neurocritical Care Society
  • Fundamental Critical Care Support: Obstetrics
  • ICU Simulation for Trainees: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Teamwork, Leadership, and Situational Awareness
  • Liberate and THRIVE: Strategies to Improve Outcomes in the ICU and Post-ICU
  • Neurologic Monitoring and Its Implementation in the Adult and Pediatric ICU
  • Value on Investment: Advanced Practice Providers
  • Veterinary Critical Care: Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Patient Care
    Held in partnership with the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Space for each course is limited, so register early to guarantee your top choice. To view course descriptions, visit the Congress Program page.

Register online today. The 2018 Congress will feature innovative learning experiences that encompass the full range of developments in critical care. Join us February 25 to 28, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas, USA. For more information and to view the Advance Program, visit www.sccm.org/Congress.

Fundamental Disaster Management Course

Attend the Fundamental Disaster Management (FDM) course at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

FDM prepares healthcare professionals to treat victims of natural or man-made mass casualty events. It arms critical care professionals with the expertise to manage the critical care response to large-scale disasters.

This course focuses on critically ill patients who are admitted to your hospital and is a must for healthcare providers who may encounter critically ill and/or injured patients after a mass casualty event.

Attendees who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion.

This course will be held February 23, 2018, before the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Critical Care Congress.

For more information and to register, please contact David Ferraro, MD.

Disaster Preparedness

This past year we have seen great tragedy in our world. Be prepared to handle a disastrous event with the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) disaster preparedness resources.

Fundamental Disaster Management (FDM) prepares healthcare professionals to treat victims of natural or man-made mass casualty events. This one-day course, hosted by an institution or taken online, arms critical care professionals with the expertise to manage the critical care response to large-scale disasters.

Preparing Your ICU for Disaster Response serves as a step-by-step guide to help ICU professionals assess their current level of disaster preparedness. Presented in an easy-to-follow format, this toolkit provides practical, usable resources for strategizing and implementing a standing plan for disaster preparedness. This product is available as an eBook only. Access is complimentary for SCCM members and $10 for nonmembers.

SCCM maintains a disaster resources web page. During disaster events, this page provides resources related to specific volunteer opportunities, complimentary publication chapters and podcasts, and relevant links to external organizations and institutions, as well as continuous updates from SCCM and its members.

For more information, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

San Antonio Pediatric Fundamentals Course

Attend the Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support (PFCCS) course at the Baylor College of Medicine’s Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Simulation Center.

PFCCS addresses fundamental management principles for the first 24 hours of post-resuscitation management of the critically ill pediatric patient until transfer or appropriate critical care consultation can be arranged.

The course utilizes didactic sessions along with skill stations and scenario-driven discussions to better prepare healthcare professionals for the management of the critically ill pediatric patient.

Notable faculty include Utpal S. Bhalala, MD, FAAP, FCCM; Elumalai Appachi, MD, MRCP; Karl L. Serrao, MD, FAAP, FCCM; Matthew A. Borgman, MD; and Michele C. Papo, MD, FCCM.

Individuals who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion.

This course will be held February 22 and 23, 2018, before the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Critical Care Congress.

For more information and to register, please contact Jann Harrison.

Receive Ultrasound Training from Expert Faculty

Register today for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) comprehensive critical care ultrasound courses featuring education led by expert, nationally recognized faculty, including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and others. Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult and Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric and Neonatal will take place on February 28 and March 1, 2018, at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Both courses are expected to sell out early.

During each course, participants benefit from guided, focused skill stations and interactive presentations to reinforce key learning points. Additional course benefits include:

  • Complimentary copy of SCCM’s Comprehensive Critical Care Ultrasound eBook
  • Increased diagnostic skills and scanning proficiency
  • A significant hands-on experience, ensured by a five-to-one attendee-to-faculty ratio
  • A review of the latest strategies in ultrasound image interpretation and diagnostic challenges, as well as new innovations and procedures
  • Continuing medical education credit hours available to physicians, nurses, and physician assistants

Seats are filling fast for these popular courses, both of which will follow SCCM’s 47th Critical Care Congress. Register online today with your customer ID and password. If you plan to attend an ultrasound course in conjunction with Congress, register at www.sccm.org/Congress. If you wish to attend an ultrasound course and not attend Congress, register at the Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult and Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric and Neonatal event registration pages.

Congress Early Registration

Register by Wednesday, December 20, 2017, for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 47th Critical Care Congress and save over 15% off the registration fee. Register online using your Customer ID and password, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

The 2018 Congress will feature innovative learning experiences that encompass the full range of developments in critical care.

  • Attend the plenary sessions, which will feature presentations by authorities across disciplines on a wide array of clinical and research topics.
  • Participate in hands-on workshops and interactive debates led by internationally renowned faculty.
  • Engage in numerous events and networking opportunities with members of the entire multiprofessional team.

Join us February 25 to 28, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Take advantage of this opportunity to expand your critical care knowledge and enhance the care you deliver to patients.

To secure hotel accommodations at the best rates, reserve your room online by January 26, 2018.

For more information about Congress, or to view the Advance Program, visit www.sccm.org/Congress.

Please note: Registration and housing for the 2018 Congress are handled exclusively by SCCM and Orchid Events. Housing reservations should only be made through the 2018 SCCM Congress website. If you are contacted by anyone besides SCCM promoting registration and/or housing for Congress, please pass this information on to SCCM Customer Service.

Multidisciplinary Knowledge Assessment Program

Early registration rates end November 22, 2017, for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2018 Multidisciplinary Critical Care Knowledge Assessment Program (MCCKAP). The examination will be administered from March 6 to 13, 2018.

The MCCKAP examination is offered online and consists of 200 multiple-choice questions pertaining to critical care knowledge and patient management. Examination content is developed by critical care professionals experienced in examination preparation and analysis.

Held annually, the MCCKAP examination helps program directors and fellows:

  • Assess critical care knowledge gained during fellowship training
  • Prepare fellows for the subspecialty board examinations in critical care
  • Identify specific areas of strength and weakness with lists of references and key terms for missed questions
  • Assess results for each fellow and the overall program, as well as the institution’s percentile ranking (program director version only)

Available in both adult and pediatric formats, the MCCKAP online examination can be used by program directors to assess their critical care fellowship programs, or it can be used by fellows to independently assess their critical care knowledge gained during fellowship training.

Immediate preliminary scores and analysis are available upon completion of the examination. Final results will be available approximately five weeks after the examination closes.

Register online using your customer ID and password, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827‑6888. To receive the lowest rates, register by November 22, 2017.

New and Exciting Activities at Congress

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 47th Critical Care Congress is drawing near. We have an exciting Congress planned, to include these new and exciting activities!

Critical Crosstalk Theater: Participate in stimulating debates hosted by members of SCCM’s specialty sections.

Tech Lab: Learn, collaborate, and network with fellow attendees about the latest and best technologies available in your personal and professional life. Technology demonstrations, experiential learning, social media analysis, and talks about a variety of technology topics will be featured.

Exhibit Hall Roundtable Discussions: Network with peers and contribute to conversations on critical care, professional topics, and career topics.

Register early to receive the lowest rates. The 2018 Congress will feature innovative learning experiences that encompass the full range of developments in critical care. Join us February 25 to 28, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas, USA. For more information and to view the Advance Program, visit www.sccm.org/Congress.

APP Leadership On Demand

The On Demand version of the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) recent webcast, Developing Leadership in Advanced Practice Providers, is now available for purchase in the SCCM Store.

During this session, Ryan M. O’Gowan, MBA, PA-C, FCCM, Surgical Critical Care of Saint Vincent Hospital, and Tara A. Collins, ACNP, CRNP, Nurse Practitioner and Director, Advanced Practice, of Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, cover the following topics:

  • Qualities, traits, and competencies of an effective leader, including differences in leadership styles
  • Language and skills required to effectively communicate with administrators and hospital executives
  • Understanding the basic principles of change and change management

Moderated by Corinna Sicoutris, ACNP, MSN, FCCM, Developing Leadership in Advanced Practice Providers On Demand can be purchased at the price of $35 for members ($45 nonmembers), using your Customer ID and password. For any questions, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.