Live Board Review: Adult

July 19-23, 2016
Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel
Rosemont, Illinois, USA

The 2016 Adult Multiprofessional Critical Care Board Review Course (MCCBRC) will provide the most comprehensive review in the diagnosis, monitoring and management of critically ill patients. This intensive course includes interactive board preparation sessions using audience response technology and features practice board questions, answers and rationales. World-class faculty will focus on preparing fellows and attendings for their critical care certification and recertification. Participants benefit by fulfilling CME requirements and gaining accurate assessments of their knowledge in critical care. The course also provides an excellent update for any critical care professional seeking the most current review of the field.



Tuesday, July 19, 2016 – Day 1
Welcome and Opening Remarks
How to Prepare for Certification and Recertification
Complications of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation and Case Vignettes
Mechanical Ventilation I: Nomenclature and Physiology
Mechanical Ventilation II: Ventilator Options
Mechanical Ventilation III: Management of Acute Respiratory Failure
Delirium in the ICU: Causes and Management
Board Review Session I
Difficult Ventilator Management Problems
Life-Threatening Bronchospasm
Community Acquired Pneumonia: Cases You Should Know
Prevention of Nosocomial Infection in the ICU
Ultrasound Images That You Should Know 
Line Sepsis: Prevention and Management

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 – Day 2
Shock: Definitions and Pathogenesis
Shock: Management of Specific Syndromes
Noninvasive Ventilation: What Is the Role in the ICU?
ST Elevation Myocardial Infarctions
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Ethical Dilemmas in the ICU
Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarctions
Electrolyte Emergencies
Board Review Session II
Acute Kidney Injury: Diagnosis and Management
Cardiac Resuscitation
Complex Acid-Base Disorders
Cases You Should Know How to Manage
Septic Shock: Overview and Pathogenesis
Septic Shock: Management

Thursday, July 21, 2016 – Day 3
Analysis and Therapy of Supraventricular Arrhythmias I
Analysis and Therapy of Supraventricular Arrhythmias II
Bleeding and Coagulation Disorders
Hypertensive Emergencies
Analysis and Therapy of Ventricular Arrhythmias I
Analysis and Therapy of Ventricular Arrhythmias II
Rhythm Recognition and Review I
 What You Need to Know About HIV/AIDS
Board Review Session III
Monitoring Stabilization of the Trauma Patient
Blunt Trauma to the Chest and Abdomen
Hypothermia and Hyperthermia
Drug Overdoses
Hemodynamic Monitoring
Obstetric Emergencies

Friday, July 22, 2016 – Day 4
Congestive Heart Failure: Definitions and Pathogenesis
Congestive Heart Failure: Pharmacologic and Device Management
Hyperglycemic Syndromes and Lactic Acidosis
Endocrine Emergencies
Ten Frequent Errors in the Evaluation and Management of Pulmonary Emboli
Nutrition Support for the Critically Ill and Injured Patient
Prevention of Gastrointestinal Bleeding in the ICU
Pancreatitis: Medical and Surgical Management
Board Review Session IV
Antibacterial and Antiviral Therapy
Fulminant Hepatic Failure: An Oveview 
Thermal Injury: Burns and Smoke Inhalation
Variceal Bleeds: Current Management
Concurrent Afternoon Sessions
Topics in Transplant Surgery
ICU Complications of GI Surgery
Anesthesia Topics: Pre- and Intraoperative
Topics in ICU Administration
Management of Trauma of the Torso and Extremities
Anesthesia Topics: Postoperative
Resuscitation of the Trauma Patient
Cardiovascular Surgery, Including Surgical Complications and Mechanical Devices (LVADS, Pacemakers, Defibrillators)
Board Review Questions

Saturday, July 23, 2016 – Day 5
Board Review Session V
Management of Severe Stroke and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Neuromuscular Respiratory Failure
Sedation and Analgesia: Practical Drug Selection and Pharmacology
Airway Management in the ICU
Death by Neurologic Criteria
Intracranial Hypertension
Status Epilepticus
Fungal Disease in the ICU


Henry Masur, MD, FCCM
George Washington University School of Medicine
Washington, DC, USA
Joseph E. Parrillo, MD, MCCM
Heart and Vascular Hospital
Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, New Jersey, USA
Additional Faculty

Richard G. Barton, MD
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Jeffrey P. Burns, MD, MPH
Boston Children’s Hospital
Division of Critical Care
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Cherylee W. Chang, MD, FCCM
The Queen’s Medical Center
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
R. Phillip Dellinger, MD, MCCM
Cooper University Hospital
Camden, New Jersey, USA
Cameron Dezfulian, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
E. Wesley Ely, MD, MPH, FCCM
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Robert Fontana, MD
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Heidi L. Frankel, MD, FCCM
Rancho Palos Verde, California, USA
Bruce Friedman, MD, CNSP, FCCM
Joseph M. Still Burn Centers Doctors Hospital
Augusta, Georgia, USA
Timothy Graham, MD
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Steven M. Hollenberg, MD, FCCM
Cooper Health System
Camden, New Jersey, USA
Lewis J. Kaplan, MD, FCCM
Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Jonathan T. Ketzler, MD
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
James A. Kruse, MD, FCCM
Bassett Healthcare
Cooperstown, New York, USA
Neil R. MacIntyre, MD
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina, USA
John M. Miller, MD
Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Stephen M. Pastores, MD, FCCM
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, USA
Aldo J. Peixoto, MD
Yale University and West Haven VA Medical Center
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Babak Sarani, MD, FACS, FCCM
The George Washington University
Washington, DC, USA
Daniel Anthony Sweeney, MD
University of California
La Jolla, California, USA
Robert A. Weinstein, MD
Cook County Hospital
Rush Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Jeanine P. Wiener-Kronish, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Janice L. Zimmerman, MD, FCCM
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas, USA



Registration Fees

Register Online

Registration Category Early Rate
(By May 18, 2016)
Advance Rate
(By June 15, 2016)​
Full Rate
(After June 15, 2016)
SCCM Member ​ ​ ​
Physician $985 $1,075​ ​$1,120
​Fellow, Resident, Student, and other Healthcare Professional* ​$680 $770 ​$815
Nonmember​ ​ ​ ​
Physician ​$1,225 ​$1,330 ​$1,385
​Fellow, Resident, Student, and other Healthcare Professional* ​$805 ​$910 ​$965

*Verification letter required with registration for fellows, residents and students to receive the Healthcare Professional rate.

Registration Options
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Phone: +1 847 827-6888
Fax or Mail: Download the Registration Form 

Payment Information
  • American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa credit cards are accepted.
  • Check or international money order, payable to SCCM, may be used to register via mail only.
  • Fees must be paid in U.S. funds and checks must be drawn on a U.S. bank.
  • For information on paying via wire transfer, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.
  • Inquiries can be emailed to

Cancellation/Refund Policy
Cancellations must be submitted in writing. All cancellations are subject to a $75 nonrefundable processing fee and must be postmarked before June 10, 2016, to be eligible for a refund. Cancellations postmarked after this date will not be refunded. Dates for Adult MCCBRC are subject to change and/or cancellation. In the event of cancellation, only individual registration fees will be reimbursed. Please allow four weeks to process refunds.


 Hotel & Travel

Hotel Accommodations
Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel
5300 N. River Road
Rosemont, Illinois, USA
Experience the stylish and contemporary design of Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, USA, the place to enjoy the best of both worlds, with convenient access to O’Hare International Airport and easy accessibility to downtown Chicago. In addition to its inviting guest rooms and amazing restaurants, the hotel offers a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor pool, business center and complimentary Wi-Fi in all guest rooms. Just down the street you’ll discover a variety of dining and entertainment options at MB Financial Park, the Rosemont Theater, the Fashion Outlet Mall and more! Complimentary shuttle transportation is available to and from O’Hare International Airport and other nearby destinations.
The Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel was named a top 100 meeting hotel in the USA as identified by Cvent, Inc., a leading cloud-based event management company.
SCCM Rate*: $179 single/double occupancy
*Rate does not include applicable taxes.
Parking Rates: Self-park $26 overnight with unlimited in/out privileges, valet $36
Reservations: Make your hotel reservation by June 17, 2016, to receive SCCM’s discounted rate. Reserve your room online or call +1 877 868-9134 and identify yourself as a participant in SCCM’s 2016 MCCBRC program using the code SSC710. Course attendees are encouraged to reserve their rooms early. Reservations made after June 17, 2016, may not receive the discounted rate. Reservations must be accompanied by a deposit equal to the first night’s rate plus tax or guaranteed with a major credit card. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before the scheduled check-in time of 4:00 p.m. to receive a refund of your deposit. An early departure fee may apply.
Air Travel
Course attendees and guests are eligible for a discount of up to 10% off published United Airlines fares. Please reference the offer codes below when booking.
Offer Code: ZWMZ367504
By phone:
+1 800 426-1122
Agreement Code: 367504
Z Code: ZWMZ
By e-mail:
Agreement Code: 367504
Z Code: ZWMZ
Please note: Booking by phone or e-mail may incur an additional service fee per ticket. Such service fee is nonrefundable and applies to all itineraries, one-way or round-trip. Please allow 24 hours for e-mail requests to be processed.
Car Rental
SCCM has negotiated special car rental rates for MCCBRC with Hertz. Discounted rates are available for rentals checked out and returned between July 10 and 30, 2016. To receive the discounted rates, please refer to the information below.
By phone:
+1 800 654-2240 (U.S. and Canada)
+1 405 749-4434 (All other countries)
CV #: 050D0003
Travel Regulation for International Visitors
Travelers to the United States from Visa Waiver countries must go to the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) website and complete an application before entering the country by air or sea. If approved, the authorization is valid for two years and can be renewed. Travelers no longer need to complete an I-94W form before each trip to the United States.


The Adult MCCBRC provides an excellent opportunity for sponsors to bring their marketing message and information about their products and services direct to key members of the ICU/CCU team. There are multiple opportunities available to target your company's goals and meet your budget when you become a Gold, Silver or Bronze sponsor.

Gold Sponsor - $25,000
  • 6' table top (electrical outlet provided)
  • Pre-registration list
  • Color logo on signage at the meeting
  • Color logo on print and electronic preshow promotional materials
  • Full page four-color ad on the back cover of the onsite program
  • Acknowledgment at five breakfasts
  • Optional lunch or evening Promotional Symposium (additional fee of $5K not including F/B and AV costs)
  • Hotel key card
  • Hotel door drop
Silver Sponsor - $10,000
  • 6' table top (electrical outlet provided)
  • Pre-registration list
  • Black and white logo on signage at the meeting
  • Black and white logo on print and electronic preshow promotional materials
  • Full page four-color ad on the inside cover of the onsite program
  • Acknowledgment at four breaks
  • Optional lunch or evening Promotional Symposium (additional fee of $10K not including F/B and AV costs)
  • Hotel door drop
Bronze Sponsor - $5,000
  • 6' table top (electrical outlet provided)
  • Pre-registration list
Please review the Industry Opportunities brochure for more information.


Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Discuss relevant clinical topics to prepare for the critical care subspecialty board examination
  • Assess the scientific foundations and literature evidence for the diagnosis, monitoring and management of patients with critical illness 
  • Compare information among multiprofessional practitioners involved in the practice of critical care medicine
Target Audience
This course is designed as a comprehensive review of the diagnosis, monitoring and management of critically ill patients as well as preparation for the critical care subspecialty examination. This continuing education offering is intended to meet the needs of any healthcare provider involved in the care of critically ill patients, including advanced practice nurses, anesthesiologists, cardiologists, critical care fellows, critical care nurses, emergency medicine practitioners, intensivists, internists, neurologists, pharmacists, pulmonologists, respiratory care practitioners and surgeons.
Type of Activity
This activity was designed as board preparation material and will focus on increasing knowledge-based content.

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) supports recommendations that will promote lifelong learning through continuing education. SCCM promotes activities that encourage the highest quality in education that will enhance knowledge, competence or performance in critical care practice. This activity will meet the following competencies: 

  • Practice Applications
  • Patient- and Family-Centered Care 
  • Quality Improvement 
  • Communication
Credit Hours
Physicians: Accreditation Statement: SCCM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. Designation Statement: SCCM designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 41.75 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should claim only those hours of credit that they actually spent in the educational activity.
Nurses: This activity has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. 8181, for up to 41.75 contact hours.

SCCM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This live educational activity provides up to 41.75 contact hours of continuing education credit (0236-0000-15-011-L04-P). SCCM reports to a continuing pharmacy education (CPE) tracking service, CPE Monitor, which will authenticate and store data for completed CPE units earned by pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. The tracking system will make CPE data for each participant available to the state boards of pharmacy where the participant is licensed or registered. After CPE units are processed by ACPE and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be able to log in to a comprehensive electronic profile to access information about their completed CPE.
Maintenance of Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM): Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 41.75 maintenance of certification (MOC) points in ABIM’s MOC program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
American Board of Surgery (ABS): This course meets the requirements for maintenance of certification (MOC) for up to 41.75 credits. To qualify for MOC, you must pass the posttest with a passing score of 75%, select the option for Surgery MOC, and print out the score report to submit to the ABS.