The Safar Global Partner Award, sponsored by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), is presented annually to up to three individuals or institutions that expand the impact of SCCM’s mission around the globe.
The award is named for former SCCM President Peter Safar, who in 1974 predicted the rising influence of SCCM when he wrote, “We shall become a truly international society whose members are proud of being world citizens.”
The Safar Global Partner Award recognizes individuals and/or institutions making material contributions to SCCM’s achievement of its international strategic priorities. Nominees may be from anywhere in the world, including the United States.
The Society’s current strategic priorities are:
- Increase distribution of the Fundamentals programs (i.e., Fundamental Critical Care Support [FCCS], Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support, Fundamental Disaster Management) in Latin America, Asia (with a focus on China) and the Middle East/Northern Africa (MENA).
- Produce and distribute the FCCS tropical diseases supplement.
- Prepare and administer an international critical care knowledge assessment examination through partnerships with local critical care organizations.
- Combine the domestic and international review course programs into a single, flexible program that meets local needs.
- Explore opportunities to pilot projects that customize SCCM program materials for specific markets and/or make programs available for wholesale distribution through a local publisher/provider.
- Implement the project, Sepsis in Resource-Limited Regions.
Nominations may be made via a letter that addresses the selection criteria. SCCM members and staff are eligible to make nominations, which are due August 1, 2015.