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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

Congress Early Registration Ends Wednesday, November 16

Register by Wednesday, November 16, 2016, for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 46th 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.

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.

Join us January 21 to 25, 2017, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, as we work together to secure the highest-quality care for all critically ill and injured patients.

To secure hotel accommodations at the best rates, reserve your room online by December 14, 2016.

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

New Self-Directed Adult and Pediatric Board Review

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) new Self-Directed Multiprofessional Critical Care Board Review Course: Adult (MCCBRC) and Self-Directed Multiprofessional Critical Care Board Review Course: Pediatric (MCCBRC) provide a relaxed learning experience with access to the same didactic sessions found in the live courses. MCCBRC is the preferred resource for critical care professionals seeking a comprehensive review of content focused on the diagnosis, monitoring and management of critically ill patients.

Learn at your own pace from the comfort and convenience of your home or office and then assess your knowledge through the use of pre- and posttests. Physicians, nurses and pharmacists are eligible to receive 41.75 hours of continuing education credit upon completion of the adult course. 36 hours of continuing education credit are available to physicians, nurses and pharmacists upon completion of the pediatric course. Maintenance of Certification credits are also available for both courses. Registrants have two years from the date of enrollment to complete the course.

Enhance your learning experience by purchasing the Comprehensive Board Prep Bundle. Available in adult and pediatric versions.

For more details, visit www.sccm.org/adultboardreview or www.sccm.org/pediatricboardreview. Please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888 with any questions.

Registration Open for 2017 MCCKAP Examination

Registration is now open 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.

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 16, 2016.

Now Available: Self-Directed ICU Liberation Performance Improvement

Gain strategies for effectively implementing sedation liberation and promoting patient mobility with Self-Directed ICU Liberation Performance Improvement, a new online training course developed by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM).

Self-Directed ICU Liberation Performance Improvement is designed to help you create a lean, sustainable and highly functional multiprofessional intensive care unit (ICU) team.

Learning Objectives include:

  • Recognize valid and reliable assessment tools to prevent and manage pain, agitation and delirium in ICU patients, using the ABCDEF Bundle
  • Develop strategies for integrating an multiprofessional team culture
  • Identify weaknesses or gaps in current ABCDEF Bundle practice and data collection
  • Assess skills using case vignettes and self-assessment tools

Participants will employ a template to assess sample patient data and identify areas for improvement. The course also uses tests to evaluate weaknesses and identify opportunities for bundle implementation to improve patient care. Self-Directed ICU Liberation Performance Improvement includes eight narrated, interactive lesson modules. Physicians and nurses are eligible to receive 7 hours of continuing education credit.

Purchase Self-Directed ICU Liberation Performance Improvement today at the price of $185 for members ($225 for nonmembers). If you have any questions, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

2018 Congress Call for Session Proposals

Have an idea for a session at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 47th Critical Care Congress? Submit your suggestions by March 3, 2017, for possible inclusion in the 2018 program.

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.

In 2018, SCCM will bring the critical care community to San Antonio, Texas, USA. Everything is bigger in Texas and the 47th Critical Care Congress will encourage you to embrace new perspectives and develop innovative ideas that push beyond limitations and challenge the current state of critical care. We invite you to join us February 24 to 28, 2018, for the largest multiprofessional critical care event of the year. Registration opens June 2017.

Limited Seats Available for January Ultrasound Courses

Secure your seat today for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) comprehensive, two-day courses Critical Care Ultrasound or Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric, which will take place on January 25 and 26, 2017, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Limited seats are available and these courses are expected to sell out.

Assist in the immediate management of patients by learning or enhancing point-of-care ultrasound skills. 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, 18.5 hours for the adult course and 19 hours for the pediatric course, 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.

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.

Both courses will follow 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.

Register for Adult or Pediatric Current Concepts Courses

Enhance and update your critical care knowledge by attending Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care or Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care, which will be held on January 20 and 21, 2017, before the 46th Critical Care Congress in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. These two-day multidisciplinary courses are updated annually and deliver the latest clinical information relevant to patients in the intensive care unit.

Registration for Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care includes a copy of the 2017 edition of Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care and access to the On Demand version of the course. The interactive live course will include presentations on select topics, such as:

  • Seizures and acute intracranial hypertension management
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  • Sepsis
  • Liver transplant
  • Fluid management in septic shock

Registration for Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care includes a copy of the 2017 edition of Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care and access to the On Demand version of the course. This year, topic areas will include updates on new and cutting-edge approaches in the following areas:

  • Infections
  • Surgical developments
  • Technology
  • The specialized pediatric intensive care unit

Space for each course is limited, so register early for Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care or Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care to guarantee your top choice. To view course descriptions, visit the Congress Program page.

If you plan to attend a course in conjunction with Congress, register at www.sccm.org/Congress. If you plan to attend a course and not Congress, register in the SCCM store by searching the course title. If you are currently registered for Congress, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888 to add a pre-Congress educational session to your existing registration and for answers to any of your questions.

Build your critical care knowledge and enhance the care you deliver to patients by attending SCCM’s 46th Critical Care Congress, to be held January 21 to 25, 2017, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Join more than 6,000 members of the critical care community at this five-day event. When the right people come together in one place, ideas become reality. Register online today.

Free, Online CE Activities on Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

Obtain free continuing education credits by viewing the educational content from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2016 Congress session, Tailoring Therapy and Improving Outcomes in Patients with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure (ADHF), supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Available in two formats, you can choose from the webcast version, Tailoring Therapy & Improving Outcomes in Patients with ADHF, or the electronic publication, Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Monograph.

Both versions contain discussions from experts Ileana L. Piña, MD, MPH, of Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, Javed Butler, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, MBA, of Stony Brook University, and Peter S. Pang, MD, MS, FACEP, FACC, FAHA, of Indiana University School of Medicine. Topics include the diagnosis and classification of ADHF, existing therapies, new guidelines and safety and efficacy data for new and emerging treatment therapies, as well as strategies for individualizing therapy to improve patient outcomes. Physicians, nurses, and pharmacists are eligible to receive continuing education credits.

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 (CME) 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.

Optimizing Treatment and Improving Care Transitions in Chronic Heart Failure
Supported by an educational grant from Amgen

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

Comprehensive Critical Care: Pediatric – Second Edition Available

Purchase the second edition of Comprehensive Critical Care: Pediatric, available in both print and eBook format,  and increase your pediatric critical care knowledge. This new edition was developed by leading experts in the field, includes the newest research and information, and is the most complete textbook for the study of pediatric critical care.

This compendium explores 16 core knowledge areas, including:

  • Cardiovascular
  • Respiratory
  • Neurology
  • Infectious Disease, Immunology and Inflammation
  • Renal and Electrolyte Disturbances
  • Metabolism and Endocrinology
  • Hematology and Oncology
  • Gastroenterology and Nutrition
  • Toxicology
  • Trauma
  • Pharmacology
  • Anesthesiology, Pain and Sedation
  • Technical Procedures
  • Principles of Monitoring
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Core Knowledge in Scholarly Activities

Comprehensive Critical Care: Pediatric includes up-to-date information on the full range of pediatric critical care topics, with hundreds of charts and tables to aid study and suggested readings to guide further exploration.

The publication is available for purchase in the SCCM Store, just $195 for members ($255 for nonmembers).

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