Registration, Hotel and Travel

47th Critical Care Congress
February 25-28, 2018
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas, USA




Registration Fees

Register Online

Registration Category​ ​Early Rate
(by 12/20/2017)
Advance Rate
(by 1/17/2018)​
​Full Rate Daily Rate​
SCCM Member
​Physician ​$870 ​$990 ​$1,070 ​$540
Healthcare Professional* ​$635 ​$750 ​$835 ​$420
​Student* $330 ​$390 ​$420 ​$215
​Physician ​$1,105 ​$1,225 ​$1,305 ​$655
Healthcare Professional* ​$790 ​$915 $995 ​$500
​Student* ​$425 ​$485 ​$515 ​$260


*Fellows and residents register at the Healthcare Professional rate. A training verification letter must accompany registration form for fellows, residents and students. The letter of verification must be from your Program Director or Coordinator on official Institution letterhead and include the following information:

  1. Your full name 
  2. Institution Name 
  3. Program type 
  4. Program begin date 
  5. Program end date

Please e-mail the vertification letter to or fax it to +1 847 439-7226.

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

Please note: We have been informed that outside companies are contacting potential registrants by e-mail with offers for Congress registration. The intent is to convince you that the offer is made on behalf of SCCM. This is not true. Registration for the 2018 Congress is handled exclusively by SCCM. If you are contacted by anyone besides SCCM promoting registration for Congress, please pass this information on to SCCM Customer Service. Thank you for your help in curtailing this deceptive practice.

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

Pre- and Postcourses and Additional Ticketed Sessions
Registration for pre- and postcourses, the
Fellowship Program Directors Luncheon, and the Advanced Practice Provider Networking Luncheon can be done in conjunction with your Congress registration.

If you are already registered for Congress and would like to add a ticketed session, please modify your existing Congress registration. To modify your registration, log in to your account in the SCCM store. Once logged in, select "All Events." Select the "Details" button from the Congress line item. Once on the Congress event page, select "Edit Registration." Select the items you would like to attend and then "Add to Cart." Follow the prompts to complete your transaction.

If you wish to attend a pre- and/or postcourse and not attend Congress, please visit the SCCM store and search by the course title to register.

Volunteer Opportunities
Students and residents not yet committed to critical care are eligible to volunteer during Congress and receive complimentary registration. Volunteers must work one six to eight hour shift between February 23 and 28, 2018. Complimentary registration does not include any sessions that require an additional fee. Sign-up to volunteer online.

Spouse/Guest Exhibit Hall Admission
Spouses/guests are welcome to explore the Exhibit Hall. Please check in at the registration desk to obtain a visitor badge. Spouses/guests are not permitted to attend any educational sessions.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
Cancellations must be submitted in writing. All cancellations are subject to a $75 nonrefundable processing fee and must be postmarked before January 17, 2018, to be eligible for a refund. Any cancellation postmarked after this date will not be refunded. Exchanges and substitutions are not allowed at any time. Dates for the 46th Critical Care Congress are subject to change and/or cancellation. In the event of a change/cancellation, only individual registration fees will be reimbursed. Please allow four weeks to process refunds.




Take advantage of discounted Congress hotel rates by making your reservation through the SCCM Housing Bureau. The deadline for booking at the discounted SCCM rates is Friday, January 26, 2018.

Room reservations for all Congress hotels will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. All reservations are subject to availability. For housing questions, including reservation changes or cancellations, please e-mail or call +1 800 572-9712 (U.S. and Canada), +1 801 505-4135 (all other countries), Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Time.

Headquarters Hotel

Grand Hyatt San Antonio
600 E. Market Street, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Rate: $253 single/double

The Grand Hyatt San Antonio is an urban retreat conveniently located adjacent to the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center and just steps from the famed San Antonio River Walk. Enjoy iconic riverside restaurants, quirky shops, and more. Within walking distance to the Alamodome, Tower of the Americas, and the Alamo.


  • Steps away from the San Antonio River Walk
  • 24-hour business center
  • On-site dining at Ruth’s Chris Steak House
  • 24-hour dining at Perks Coffee & More—serving breakfast, lunch, and late-night snacks
  • Heated rooftop lap pool with sundeck
  • 24-hour StayFit™ fitness center

Additional Congress Hotels

Hilton Palacio Del Rio
200 S. Alamo Street
Rate: $227 single/double

La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk
303 Blum Street
Rate: $169 single/double

San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street
Rate: $251 single/double

San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk
889 E. Market Street
Rate: $251 single/double

Housing Warning
SCCM has been informed that attendees and exhibitors are being contacted via e-mail, fax, or phone with offers for lower priced housing for Congress. The intent is to convince you that the offer is made on behalf of SCCM, or that the soliciting company is a viable alternative to reservations through SCCM’s official Housing site. This is not true. Housing for the 2018 Critical Care Congress is being handled exclusively through Orchid Events. View the complete Housing Warning.




Air Travel
SCCM has arranged for discounted airfare with United Airlines and Delta Airlines for travel to San Antonio, Texas, USA. Attendees and guests are eligible for up to 10% off published fares. Please note: Beginning January 22, 2018, you may need a second form of identification, such as a U.S. passport, to board an aircraft. For more information and to view acceptable second forms of identification, see the Transportation Security Administration’s website. This change was enacted by the REAL ID Act.

United Airlines
Please reference the offer codes below when booking. Discount valid for travel between February 22 and March 3, 2018.
Offer Code: ZYU2776686
Phone: +1 800 426-1122
Agreement Code: 776686
Z Code: ZYU2
Agreement Code: 776686
Z Code: ZYU2
Delta Airlines
Please reference the offer code below when booking. Discount valid for travel between February 14 and March 10, 2018.

Phone: +1 800 328-1111
Meeting Event Code: NMR3D
Car Rental
SCCM has negotiated special car rental rates for Congress with Hertz. Discounted rates are available from all San Antonio locations for rental dates between February 17 and March 10, 2018. To receive the discounted rates, please refer to the information below.

Phone: +1 800 654-2240 (U.S. and Canada), +1 405 749-4434 (all other countries)
CV #: 050D0007

Taxi Service / Uber

Taxi service is available from the San Antonio International Airport (SAT) to all Congress hotels through the taxi dispatchers outside the baggage claim area. One-way fares during nonrush hour periods start at $29. Fare is by meter only. Most major credit cards are accepted. For more information, visit SAT/Ground-Transportation/Taxi.

Uber provides transportation around town as well as to and from the San Antonio International Airport (SAT).

$15 off first Uber ride in San Antonio. Discount valid February 17 through March 10, 2018. Surge pricing during peak travel periods may apply.

Discount Code: SCCM2018

Travel Regulation for International Visitors
Travelers to the United States from Visa Waiver Program countries must go to the Electronic System for Travel Authorization 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 into the United States.

Congress Attendee Travel Alert
Starting on January 22, 2018, some U.S. travelers will need an alternative form of ID for domestic air travel, according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The changes are connected with new identification standards required by the REAL ID Act, which requires U.S. travelers to have a driver’s license that meets federal standards—or an alternative form of identification—for domestic flights.

All U.S. Congress attendees who will be flying to San Antonio should check with the TSA to see whether their state is compliant with the new domestic travel requirements. Travelers from states that are compliant may use their driver’s licenses or state IDs.

The TSA has confirmed that U.S. travelers may use alternative forms of identification, such as U.S. passports, military IDs, or permanent resident cards.