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Registration Open for 2017 Study Mission to Cuba

Registration is now open for a unique opportunity to earn continuing education credits during the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Study Mission to Cuba, scheduled for December 4 to 9, 2017. Limited spots are available.

The Study Mission to Cuba will offer participants the opportunity to meet and engage with fellow Cuban medical professionals while learning about the challenges and advances of medicine in Cuba. Participants will gain firsthand experience and knowledge on the inner workings of healthcare in this country, and attend meetings and meaningful site visits each day. Topics to be covered include:

  • organizational structure and healthcare delivery systems of various critical care units in Cuba
  • quality processes and how change is implemented to improve patient care
  • cultural differences for patients and families faced with end-of-life decisions
  • resource limitations in caring for critically ill patients
  • and more

Continuing medical education credits are available for physicians, pharmacists and nurses.

Following the study mission is an optional Excursion to Matanzas, from December 9 to 12, 2017.

For complete details, please visit the event webpage. The deadline to register for the Study Mission to Cuba is August 1, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

New Fundamental Critical Care Support, Sixth Edition

The Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) course has been updated and enhanced to reflect the latest research and the most effective training approaches in critical care. The sixth edition curriculum emphasizes case-based education, with scenarios that mirror clinical reality.

Start planning your course, and order your sixth edition textbook today! Visit www.sccm.org/FCCS or contact the Fundamentals team at fccs@sccm.org or +1 847 827-6869.

Sixth Edition Highlights:

New Course Textbook

  • The FCCS textbook has updated material in all chapters, following the latest literature and current guidelines including more than 30 new case studies. The textbook is available in print and electronic formats.

Enhanced Skill Stations

  • More relevant: Skill stations have been redesigned to better integrate the core principles taught in the lectures.
  • Customizable: Course directors and instructors can choose relevant content from a variety of integrated scenarios.

Updated Pre- and Posttests

  • Pre- and posttests feature questions emphasizing clinical and practical application.

46th Critical Care Congress On Demand Is Now Available

Now you can experience the stimulating educational content from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 46th Critical Care Congress as if you were there.

Congress On Demand provides access to the audio recordings and slides from hundreds of individual presentations drawn from the concurrent, joint and plenary educational sessions, as well as the afternoon symposia, from the 2017 Critical Care Congress. On Demand also includes Star Research Presentations, which highlight the top 64 abstracts submitted, and allows users to view and search all abstracts. Once you have purchased Congress On Demand, you can access the materials by logging in to MySCCM.org.

Congress On Demand is available for purchase in the SCCM store for $295 for SCCM members ($385 for nonmembers).

Additionally, many of the precourses are available for purchase. These include:

Bring the Congress experience to your home or office. If you have any questions, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

Save the Date for the 2018 Congress!
The 47th Critical Care Congress will be held February 24 to 28, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas, USA. The Society’s Congress is the largest multiprofessional critical care event of the year and features innovative learning experiences that encompass the full range of developments in critical care. Registration opens June 2017.

2017 Edition of Award Winning ICU Designs

The 2017 edition of Award Winning ICU Designs is now available. Functional intensive care unit (ICU) design is crucial to delivering quality critical care. To honor the best examples of such design, an annual awards program is cosponsored by the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, and the American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Health.

This interactive web-based program contains the top projects since 1992, with each project reviewed in short video segments. The companion PDF document contains the features and floor plan of each winning unit. Also included is the Society’s “Guidelines for Intensive Care Unit Design” and a preface from former Co-Chair Dan R. Thompson, MD, MA, FACP, FCCM. This product provides a complete, contemporary resource for creating a facility that fulfills the needs of both ICU patients and caregivers.

To purchase Award Winning ICU Designs, 2017 edition, visit the SCCM Store. Please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888 with any questions.

New Publication Available on Adult and Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) latest publication, Mechanical Ventilation: Essentials for Current Adult and Pediatric Practice, highlights new practices in managing adult and pediatric critically ill patients who require mechanical ventilation. Clinicians will find discussions on adult and pediatric populations valuable, regardless of their specialty.

The text focuses on specific diseases and disorders, and emphasizes clinical applicability of data, discussions and recommendations that clinicians can use at bedside.

Chapter topics include:

  • Clinical Design Features of Modern Mechanical Ventilators
  • Cardiopulmonary Interactions
  • Noninvasive Ventilation in the Adult
  • Strategies for Ventilator Discontinuance

Mechanical Ventilation: Essentials for Current Adult and Pediatric Practice is available in the SCCM Store, in both print and eBook formats, at the purchase price of $75 for members ($95 nonmembers) using your Customer ID and password.

If you have any questions, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

Registration Deadline Approaching for 2017 MCCKAP Examination

The registration deadline is February 8, 2017, for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2017 Multidisciplinary Critical Care Knowledge Assessment Program (MCCKAP). Register online using your customer ID and password. The examination will be administered from February 28 to March 7, 2017.

The MCCKAP online examination assesses critical care fellowship programs nationally. Held annually, the MCCKAP examination helps program directors:

  • 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 individual fellow and the overall program, as well as the institution’s national ranking

Available in both adult and pediatric formats, the examination is offered exclusively 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.

Immediate preliminary scores and analysis are available to the examinee and the program director upon completion of the test. Final results will be available through the program director’s MySCCM account approximately five weeks following the examination.

Check Out Congress with Critical Connections Live

Can’t join us in Hawaii? You can still be part of the late-breaking and most controversial sessions from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 46th Critical Care Congress. Tune in Monday, January 23, 2017, for Critical Connections Live.

Visit www.sccm.org/Live and follow hashtag #SCCMLive. Programming begins at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) (see more time zones).

To receive a reminder to tune in, please provide your contact information.

Critical Connections Live Program Schedule

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST
Congress highlights and interviews with key members of the critical care community, SCCM leaders and attendees.

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. EST
Hot Topics and Late-Breaking Science: Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in the Intensive Care Unit: A Dialogue on Core Ethical Issues
Jan Bakker, MD, PhD, FCCP, and E. Wesley Ely, MD, MPH, FCCM

Live Post-Session Discussion Panelist #SCCMLive
Mitchell M. Levy, MD, MCCM

2:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST
Congress highlights and interviews featuring key sessions from Sunday’s opening session.

4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. EST
International Guidelines for the Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock: 2016
Laura E. Evans, MD, FCCM, Andrew Rhodes, FRCP, FRCA, FFICM, and Mitchell M. Levy, MD, MCCM

Live Post-Session Discussion Panelists #SCCMLive
Lauren Epstein, MD, and R. Phillip Dellinger, MD, MCCM

Live from Congress Hosts
Richard H. Savel, MD, FCCM, and Christopher L. Carroll, MD, MS, FCCM

Few Seats Remain for January Pediatric Ultrasound Course

Just a few seats remain for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) comprehensive, two-day Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric course, which will be held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, on January 25 and 26, 2017, following SCCM’s 46th Critical Care Congress.

If you wish to attend the ultrasound course and not attend Congress, register online for Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric with your customer ID and password. If you plan to attend the ultrasound course in conjunction with Congress, register at www.sccm.org/Congress.

Participants benefit from guided, focused skill stations and interactive presentations to reinforce key learning points.

Benefits of the ultrasound course include:

  • Immediate integration of learned skills into your clinical practice.
  • Increased diagnostic skills and scanning proficiency.
  • Continuing medical education credit hours available to physicians and nurses.
  • A review from field experts on the latest strategies in ultrasound image interpretation and diagnostic challenges, as well as new innovations and procedures.
  • High-quality education from prominent faculty, including nurse practitioners, physician assistants and more.
  • A significant hands-on experience, ensured by a five-to-one faculty-to-learner ratio.

Registration for the course includes a complimentary copy of SCCM’s Comprehensive Critical Care Ultrasound eBook. The text covers the entire body and encompasses various views and diagnoses that clinicians will encounter at the bedside in both adult and pediatric populations.

Registration for Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult has sold out. If you have any questions or would like to be added to the wait list, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

Discounted Registration for 2017 MCCKAP Examination Ending Soon

Register by January 11, 2017, to receive the discounted rate on registration for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2017 Multidisciplinary Critical Care Knowledge Assessment Program (MCCKAP). The examination will be administered from February 28 to March 7, 2017.

Available in both adult and pediatric formats, the examination is offered exclusively 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.

The MCCKAP online examination assesses critical care fellowship programs nationally. Held annually, the MCCKAP examination helps program directors:

  • 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 individual fellow and the overall program, as well as the institution’s national ranking

Immediate preliminary scores and analysis are available to the examinee and the program director upon completion of the test. Final results will be available through the program director’s MySCCM account approximately five weeks following the examination.

Receive the discounted rate when you register by January 11, 2017. Register online using your customer ID and password, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

Attend an Afternoon Symposium at Congress

Learn about clinical breakthroughs and advances in patient care during the educational symposia at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 46th Critical Care Congress. Each stimulating session is presented by leading experts in critical care and offers a thorough analysis of the developments and issues affecting most intensive care unit (ICU) environments. These sessions are complimentary for all Congress registrants, and no additional registration is needed to attend.

Evidence-Based Management of Hepatorenal Syndrome Type 1 in Critical Care: Preserving Renal Function in Patients with Portal Hypertension
Supported by an educational grant from Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
This session will review the current knowledge on pathology and definitions for hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) as well as assessment and differential diagnosis of HRS in cirrhotic patients. Critical care team decision-making regarding plasma revolumization and timing of pharmacologic options will also be discussed.

The Modern Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Shock
Supported by an educational grant from La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company
This symposium will explore emerging therapeutic strategies, preserving end-organ perfusion and volumetric assessment in shock.

Anticoagulant Therapy: Where We Are and Where We Are Heading
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
This session will discuss n
on-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants, new antiplatelet agents (thienopyridines), and emergent management of bleeding and reversal of anticoagulant and antiplatelet agents.

These symposia will be held Sunday, January 22, 2017, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in the Tapa Tower Ballrooms. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Light refreshments and beverages will be available before each symposium, beginning at 3:00 p.m. The sessions will start promptly at 3:30 p.m. More information is available at www.sccm.org/AfternoonSymposia.

Register for Congress online today using your Customer ID and password. For details, visit www.sccm.org/Congress.

Secure Your Spot for January Ultrasound Courses

A limited number of seats remain for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Critical Care Ultrasound and Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric courses. These comprehensive, two-day courses will be held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, on January 25 and 26, 2017, and are expected to sell out soon.

Registration for the ultrasound courses includes a complimentary copy of SCCM’s Comprehensive Critical Care Ultrasound eBook. The text covers the entire body and encompasses various views and diagnoses that clinicians will encounter at the bedside in both adult and pediatric populations. This book is a must-have for healthcare professionals who are interested in or currently practicing critical care ultrasound.

Participants of each course benefit from guided, focused skill stations and interactive presentations to reinforce key learning points.

Benefits of the ultrasound courses include:

  • Immediate integration of learned skills into your clinical practice.
  • Increased diagnostic skills and scanning proficiency.
  • Continuing medical education credit hours available to physicians and nurses.
  • A review from field experts on the latest strategies in ultrasound image interpretation and diagnostic challenges, as well as new innovations and procedures.
  • High-quality education from prominent faculty, including nurse practitioners, physician assistants and more.
  • A significant hands-on experience, ensured by a five-to-one faculty ratio.

Both courses will take place following SCCM’s 46th Critical Care Congress. If you wish to attend an ultrasound course and not attend Congress, register online today for Critical Care Ultrasound or Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric 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 have any questions, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888

Discount Registration for Congress Ends December 14

Wednesday, December 14, 2016, is the last day to take advantage of advance registration discounts for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 46th Critical Care Congress, to be held January 21 to 25, 2017, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

Register online using your customer ID and password, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888. In addition, discounted hotel rates end December 14, 2016; make your hotel reservation online today!

Network and collaborate with critical care leaders, and explore new tools, technologies and processes. The 2017 Congress will include plenary sessions, which will feature presentations by authorities across disciplines on a wide array of clinical and research topics. Attendees can participate in cutting-edge educational sessions, hands-on workshops and an interactive debate theater.

Pre- and Post-Congress Educational Sessions

Enhance your experience by attending a pre- or postcourse. Each course is packed with essential clinical information to keep you well informed on a variety of critical care topics. An additional registration fee is required to attend.

This year’s courses include:

  • Advances in Veterinary Critical Care
  • ACCP/SCCM Critical Care Pharmacy Preparatory Review and Recertification Course
  • Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care
  • Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care
  • ECMO Management Workshop
  • Adult Airway Management in the Critically Ill
  • Adult Multidisciplinary ICU Simulation Bootcamp
  • Fundamentals Faculty Academy
  • Hemodynamic Monitoring: From Cardiovascular Physiology to Applied Intensive Care Medicine
  • Ho‘ola hou (Revive): Resuscitation Officers Training Program (Code Blue and Medical Emergency Teams)
  • Liver Failure in the ICU: Key Concepts and Management Principles
  • Nutrition Research Workshop: From Bench to Bedside
  • What You Need to Know to Manage the Neurologically Critically Ill Patient
  • Critical Care Ultrasound
  • Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric

For more information on Congress and to view the advance program, visit www.sccm.org/Congress.

Attend Popular Congress Events and Sessions

Network and collaborate with critical care leaders, and explore new tools, technologies and processes at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM’s) 46th Critical Care Congress. There is still time to save on registration rates. Register online using your Customer ID and password, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

The Society’s annual Congress will take place January 21-25, 2017, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Learn about the latest developments in critical care by attending the always-popular abstract presentations offered at Congress:

Star Research Presentations
These presentations will be scheduled, unopposed, for two hours on Sunday, January 22, 2017. The top 64 abstracts submitted will be highlighted.

Research Snapshot Theaters
Research Snapshot award winners and authors of all accepted abstracts and case reports will present their submissions with time for questions and answers. Sessions will be moderated by noted faculty and experts to facilitate the exchange of ideas and commentary. Presentations will be held in designated sections of the Exhibit Hall on Sunday, January 22, through Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

Awards Presentations
Winners of SCCM’s abstract-based awards will be recognized during a ceremony on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

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

Early Registration Deadline Approaching for MCCKAP

Register by November 16, 2016, to receive the lowest rates on registration for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2017 Multidisciplinary Critical Care Knowledge Assessment Program (MCCKAP). The examination will be administered from February 28 to March 7, 2017. Register online using your customer ID and password, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

The MCCKAP online examination assesses critical care fellowship programs nationally. Held annually, the MCCKAP examination helps program directors:

  • 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 individual fellow and the overall program, as well as the institution’s national ranking

Available in both adult and pediatric formats, the examination is offered exclusively 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.

Immediate preliminary scores and analysis are available to the examinee and the program director upon completion of the test. Final results will be available through the program director’s MySCCM account approximately five weeks following the examination.

Receive the early bird rate when you register by November 16, 2016. Please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888 with any questions.

Free, Online CE Activities on Chronic Heart Failure

Earn free continuing education credits by viewing the educational content from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2016 Congress session, Optimizing Treatment and Improving Care Transitions in Chronic Heart Failure, supported by an educational grant from Amgen. Available in two formats, you can choose from the webcast version, Optimizing Treatment and Improving Care Transitions in CHF, or the electronic publication, Chronic Heart Failure Monograph.

Both versions contain discussions from experts Nancy M. Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, NE-BC, FAHA, FCCM, FAAN, of Cleveland Clinic, Jeffrey S. Borer, MD, of The Howard Gilman Institute for Heart Valve Diseases and the Schiavone Cardiovascular Translational Research Institute, and Paul J. Hauptman, MD, of Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Topics include the epidemiology, pathophysiology and diagnosis of chronic heart failure and how strategies to decrease hospital readmission rates and overall costs through better diagnosis and disease management impact patient outcomes. Safety, efficacy and clinical application of the current and emerging therapeutics, the new recommendation for the management of chronic heart failure, and appropriate strategies to optimize pharmacologic treatment of chronic heart failure are also discussed.

Other Online CME Available
Whether you missed SCCM’s 2016 Critical Care Congress or couldn’t make it to all the sessions of interest, you can still participate in the most popular sessions online at your convenience. Earn free continuing medical education credits by viewing any of the following webcasts and then applying for credit:

Every Patient Has a Story: Individualizing the Management of Invasive Fungal Infections in the Critical Care Setting
Supported by an educational grant from Astellas Pharma Global Development, Inc.

Improving Clinical Outcomes and Pathogen-Directed Therapy for Serious Bacterial Infections in the Critical Care Setting
Supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

The Role of Biomarkers in Acute Kidney Injury Risk Assessment
Supported by an educational grant from Astute Medical, Inc.

Tailoring Therapy & Improving Outcomes in Patients with ADHF
(Available as a webcast or an electronic publication)
Supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation