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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.

Explore Hawaii During the 46th Critical Care Congress

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) has arranged discounts and special offers on exciting sightseeing activities to enhance the Congress experience.

Aha Aina, A Royal Luau
Experience Waikiki’s only oceanfront dinner show! In ancient times the Hawaiian people came together to celebrate momentous occasions. These gatherings were called ‘Aha‘aina (which translates to “gathering for a meal”). The luau will be held Monday, January 23, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at the Royal Hawaiian Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. The resort is located on sacred grounds and has created a modern, yet timeless Aha Aina, a Royal Luau, to honor the land’s majestic history through food, song, stories, hula, and culture—a true celebration!

To purchase discounted tickets, please call +1 808 921-4600 and use the code SCCM. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit the Congress Sightseeing Activities page.

Additional Sightseeing Activities
SCCM is also offering sightseeing tours for attendees who want to explore and discover all that this Pacific island paradise has to offer. Please visit the SCCM Congress activity website to make a reservation and for more details on the following:

  • Whale Watching
  • Turtle Snorkel Sail
  • Arizona Memorial Excursion
  • Diamond Head Crater Adventure
  • Jurassic Park Waterfalls Adventure
  • Volcano Tour
  • And much more!

No Cost, Online CE Activities on Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

Earn 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 in the field on 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 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 Risk Assessment
Supported by an educational grant from Astute Medical, Inc.

Register for Pre- and Post-Congress Educational Sessions

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 46th 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. The pre- and post-Congress educational sessions reflect the most up-to-date topics and evidence-based information so you can incorporate the latest clinical treatments and administrative strategies into your everyday practice.

Pre-Congress Educational Sessions
Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21

  • Advances in Veterinary Critical Care
  • Critical Care Pharmacy Preparatory Review Course
  • Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care
  • Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care
  • ECMO Management
    * This course will take place at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

Saturday, January 21

  • Adult Multidisciplinary ICU Simulation Bootcamp
    * This course will take place at the University of Hawaii Translational Health Science Simulation Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
  • Adult Airway Management in the Critically Ill
  • 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

Post-Congress Educational Session
Wednesday, January 25 and Thursday, January 26

  • Critical Care Ultrasound
  • Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric
    *These courses will take place at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

Space for each course is limited, so register early 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- and/or post-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 CE Credit Activities from the 45th Critical Care Congress

If you were unable to attend the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2016 Critical Care Congress in Orlando, Florida, USA, or simply couldn’t make it to all sessions of interest, you can still experience several popular industry-supported sessions online. Review the content at your own pace from the comfort and convenience of your home or office and earn free continuing education credit by viewing any of the following complimentary 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 Risk Assessment
Supported by an educational grant from Astute Medical, Inc.

Tailoring Therapy and Improving Outcomes in Patients with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
Supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Physicians, nurses and pharmacists are eligible to receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for each webcast. This opportunity is available through April 2017.

Please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888 with any questions.

Obtain Free CE Credit with Activities from the 45th Critical Care Congress

Earn up to 7.5 continuing education credits by viewing any of the following complimentary webcasts and then applying for credit. The webcasts feature industry-supported sessions from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2016 Critical Care Congress in Orlando, Florida, USA.

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 & 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 Risk Assessment
Supported by an educational grant from Astute Medical, Inc.

Tailoring Therapy & Improving Outcomes in Patients with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
Supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Physicians, nurses and pharmacists are eligible to receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for each webcast. This opportunity is available through April 2017.

Please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888 with any questions.

Congress Abstract Submission Closes August 3

Submit your original investigative research and case reports and make your contribution to the advancement of critical care. Abstracts for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 46th Critical Care Congress will be accepted until noon, Central Daylight Time, on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. No extensions or late-breaking abstracts will be permitted.

If accepted, your work will be considered for presentation at Congress. Abstracts also will be published in Critical Care Medicine, the #1 critical care subspecialty journal. Those whose abstracts are accepted also enjoy other benefits:

  • Star Research Award presentation opportunity: Authors of the top 64 abstracts are invited to give oral presentations during the regular Congress program without competition from other CE/CME sessions.
  • Research Snapshot Theaters: Selected authors are invited to provide short presentations of their work moderated by a professor in the Exhibit Hall.
  • Awards: Multiple awards are offered for excellence and special accomplishments in critical care research and practice.

Complimentary registration is available to one author per accepted abstract. To be eligible, the person must be listed as the first author and be an SCCM member and non-full physician at the time of abstract submission.

Visit www.sccm.org/abstracts for complete details on submission instructions, formatting guidelines and available awards.

The 2017 Critical Care Congress will be held January 21 to 25, 2017, at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Register online for Congress using your Customer ID and password, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

For information on hotel and travel information, visit www.sccm.org/Congress.

No Cost, Online CE Activity on Acute Kidney Injury

Experience the educational content from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2016 Congress session, The Role of Biomarkers in Acute Kidney Injury Risk Assessment, from the comfort of your home or office. This session was supported by an educational grant from Astute Medical, Inc. Expert faculty discuss the pathophysiology, etiology and epidemiology of acute kidney injury (AKI). Risk stratification scores, first-generation AKI markers and new markers of AKI and risk assessment are examined.

This complimentary product includes videos containing slide presentations and synchronized speaker audio of the session, as well as pre- and posttests. Physicians, nurses and pharmacists are eligible to receive 1.5 hours of continuing education (CE) credit. This opportunity is available through April 2017.

Other Online CE Available
Whether you missed SCCM’s 2016 Critical Care Congress or couldn’t make it to all the sessions you were interested in, you can still experience several of the industry-supported sessions online. Earn free CE 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 & 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

Tailoring Therapy & Improving Outcomes in Patients with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
Supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Registration Now Open for the 46th Critical Care Congress

Registration is now open for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 46th Critical Care Congress, to be held January 21 to 25, 2017, at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

Join us at the Society’s annual Congress, which will bring together more than 6,000 members of the critical care community to collaborate and explore new tools, technologies and processes. The 2017 Congress will feature internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine.

Register early and save! Register by November 16, 2016, and save over 15% off the Congress full rate tuition. Register online using your Customer ID and password, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

Submit Your Abstract for SCCM’s 46th Critical Care Congress

Abstract submission for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 46th Critical Care Congress is now open. Make your contribution to the advancement of critical care by submitting your original investigative research and case reports for the 46th Critical Care Congress, which will be held January 21 to 25, 2017, at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

If accepted, your work will be considered for presentation at Congress. Abstracts also will be published in Critical Care Medicine, the #1 critical care subspecialty journal. Those whose abstracts are accepted also enjoy other benefits:

  • Star Research Award presentation opportunity: Authors of the top 64 abstracts are invited to give oral presentations during the regular Congress program without competition from other CE/CME sessions.
  • Research Snapshot Theaters: Authors are invited to provide short presentations of their work moderated by a professor in the Exhibit Hall.
  • Awards: Multiple awards are offered for excellence and special accomplishments in critical care research, education and/or practice.

Complimentary registration is available to one author per accepted abstract. To be eligible, the person must be listed as the first author and be a SCCM member and non-full physician at the time of abstract submission.

Abstracts may be submitted until noon, Central Daylight Time, on August 3, 2016. Visit www.sccm.org/abstracts for complete details on submission instructions, formatting guidelines and available awards.

The 2017 Critical Care Congress will bring together more than 6,000 members of the critical care community and will feature internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine. Registration opens June 2016 at www.sccm.org/Congress.

Obtain Free CE Credit with Activities from the 45th Critical Care Congress

Whether you missed the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2016 Critical Care Congress in Orlando, Florida, USA, or couldn’t make it to all sessions of interest, you can now experience several of the industry-supported sessions online. Review the content at your own pace from the comfort and convenience of your home or office and earn free continuing education credit by viewing any of the following complimentary 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 Risk Assessment
Supported by an educational grant from Astute Medical, Inc.

Tailoring Therapy and Improving Outcomes in Patients with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
Supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Physicians, nurses and pharmacists are eligible to receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for each webcast. This opportunity is available through April 2017.

Please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888 with any questions.

45th 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) 45th 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 symposia, at the 2016 Critical Care Congress in Orlando, Florida, USA. It is the next best thing from attending the live event. Once you’ve purchased Congress On Demand, you can access the materials as often as you like by logging into MySCCM.org.

Congress On Demand is available for purchase in the SCCM store. The purchase price is just $295 for SCCM members and $385 for nonmembers.

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

Bring the Congress educational 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 2017 Congress!
The 2017 Critical Care Congress will be held January 21 to 25, 2017, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. This five-day event will bring together more than 6,000 members of the critical care community and will feature internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine. Registration opens June 2016.

Participate in a Pre-Congress Educational Session

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 45th Critical Care Congress is just around the corner and will be packed with essential clinical information to keep you well-informed on the latest groundbreaking research and developments in critical care. The pre-Congress educational sessions reflect the most up-to-date topics and evidence-based information so you can incorporate the latest clinical treatments and administrative strategies into your everyday practice.

Friday, February 19, and Saturday, February 20, 2016

  • Advances in Veterinary Critical Care
  • Critical Care Pharmacy Preparatory Review and Recertification Course
  • Critical Care Ultrasound – Pediatric
  • Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care
  • Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care

Saturday, February 20, 2016

  • Advanced Practice Providers in the ICU: Finances and Productivity (half-day course)
  • Adult Airway Management in the Critically Ill
  • Fundamentals Faculty Academy
  • Hemodynamic Monitoring: From Cardiovascular Physiology to Applied Intensive Care Medicine
  • Mechanical Ventilation: Strategies and Implementation

Space for each course is limited, so register today to guarantee your spot. If you plan to attend a course in conjunction with Congress, register at www.sccm.org/Congress. If you wish to attend a course and not attend Congress, register in the SCCM store by searching for the course title. If you have already registered for Congress and would like to attend a course, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888 to have it added to your existing registration.

Build your critical care knowledge and enhance the care you deliver to patients by attending SCCM’s 45th Critical Care Congress, to be held February 20 to 24, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, 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.

Registration for the precourses and Congress will also be accepted on site at the Orange County Convention Center. The SCCM registration desk will be located in the West C Lobby and will be open during the following hours:

Thursday, February 18, 2016 – 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, February 19, 2016 – 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 20, 2016 – 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 21, 2016 – 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, February 22, 2016 – 5:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 – 7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 – 7:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Carry the Entire Congress Program in the Palm of Your Hand

Get ready for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 45th Critical Care Congress by downloading the Congress App. Access complete listings of the sessions, business meetings and abstracts. Build your own schedule and connect with colleagues. New this year, check in to your attended sessions to expedite claiming CE after the meeting.

The Congress App is now available within the newly released SCCM App. Download the SCCM App and navigate to the Congress icon. The Congress App is sponsored by Sage Therapeutics.

Download the SCCM App at www.sccm.org/SCCMApp or search “SCCM” in Google Play or the iTunes store.

All of SCCM’s resources are in one central location with the SCCM App!

  • Access the 45th Critical Care Congress App
  • Access the Surviving Sepsis Campaign App
  • Download or stream all iCritical Care episodes
  • Search the SCCM Member Directory
  • View and download SCCM Guidelines
  • Access News and Career Central Updates
  • Much more!

Register for Congress online today using your Customer ID and password or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888. Registration for Congress will also be accepted on site at the Orange County Convention Center. The SCCM registration desk will be located in the West C Lobby and will be open during the following hours:

Thursday, February 18, 2016 – 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, February 19, 2016 – 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 20, 2016 – 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 21, 2016 – 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, February 22, 2016 – 5:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 – 7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 – 7:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Participate in Industry Education at Congress

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 45th Critical Care Congress will be packed with essential clinical information to keep you informed on the latest groundbreaking research and developments in critical care. Each year, industry partners invest significant resources in research and development, placing them at the cutting edge of clinical practice. Take advantage of one of the many industry education opportunities offered.

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

Promotional Symposia
These non-continuing medical education programs are directly sponsored by industry partners and provide insight into the latest developments, such as sepsis-related mortality, multidrug-resistant infections, feeding the critically ill, and the use of multimodal analgesia in treating acute pain.

Promotional symposia take place in a relaxed off-site setting, and attendance is complimentary.

In-Booth Education
Visit the Exhibit Hall to gain new ideas and a heightened level of awareness on clinical topics and new technologies through in-booth learning opportunities. In-booth education will take place during normal Exhibit Hall hours:

Sunday, February 21, 2016  –  9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Monday, February 22, 2016  –  9:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016  –   9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Exhibitor-Sponsored Industry Education Workshops
Attend a session on the show floor at the exhibitor-sponsored industry education workshops, located in the Exhibit Hall. Increase your learning opportunities and gain insight on a late-breaking technology or clinical technique.

For full details, visit the Congress Industry Education Web page.