Live Event

Sepsis Without Walls: Ensuring All Patients Receive Optimal, Time-Sensitive Care
September 25, 2015
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Early detection of sepsis, with the timely administration of appropriate antibiotics, appears to be the single most important factor in reducing morbidity and mortality from sepsis. The Society of Critical Care Medicine is partnering with The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to offer a one-day interactive conference which will focus on strategies to identify, diagnose and manage patients who present with signs and symptoms of sepsis, irrespective of their care unit.

It has become increasingly apparent that there is a long delay in both the recognition of sepsis and the initiation of appropriate therapy in many patients. This translates into an increased incidence of progressive organ failure and a higher mortality. Healthcare providers, therefore, need to have a high index of suspicion for the presence of sepsis and must begin appropriate antimicrobials quickly. Join the multiprofessional panel of leading experts who will focus on problem solving through case studies in developing effective strategies in specific patient populations. 

On-site registration begins at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, September 25, 2015, in the Turner Concourse at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.




Friday, September 25, 2015

8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Welcome and Overview

8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. 
Sepsis Without Walls

8:45 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.
Rapid Diagnostic Strategies: Bench to Bedside

9:05 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.
Role of the Nurse

9:25 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Role of the Hospitalist

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Right Drug, Right Dose, Right Time

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Panel Question and Answer

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
When Should Invasive Diagnosis Be Used for Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia?

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Keeping the Bugs Out: Pro/Con Debate

2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
How Should Ultrasound Be Used for Bedside Diagnosis and Management of Sepsis?

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Problem-Solving and Case Discussion
Panel Question and Answer

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Supporting the Failing Kidney

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fluids: How Much and Which Ones?
Wrap Up



Invited Faculty*
*Subject to change

Mitchell M. Levy, MD, MCCM
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Pamela A. Lipsett, MD, MHPE, FCCM
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Djillali Annane, MD
Hospital Raymond Poincare
Garches, France
Sara Elizabeth Cosgrove, MD
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Eric Edwin Howell, MD
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Derek Fine, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD, USA

Judith Jacobi, BCPS, PharmD, FCCM
Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Ruth M. Kleinpell, PhD, RN-CS, FCCM
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Marin H. Kollef, MD
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Lisa Lockerd Maragakis, MD                                                        
The Johns Hopkins Hospital                    
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Andrew J. Odden, MD
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Aliaksei Pustavoitau, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Christa A. Schorr, RN, MSN, FCCM
Cooper Hospital University Medical Center
Camden, New Jersey, USA



Registration Category ​On-Site Rate

SCCM Member
​Physician ​$570
​Fellow, Resident, Student, and other Healthcare Professional* ​$415

​Physician ​$705
​Fellow, Resident, Student, and other Healthcare Professional* $515
* Verification letter required with registration for fellows, residents and students to receive the Healthcare Professional rate.

Registration Options
Register on site on Friday, September 25, 2015, beginning at 7:00 a.m.

 Payment Information

  • American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa credit cards are accepted.
  • Fees must be paid in U.S. funds.
  • Inquiries can be emailed to

Cancellation/Refund Policy
Cancellations must be submitted in writing. All cancellations are subject to a $75 non-refundable processing fee and must be postmarked prior to September 2, 2015, to be eligible for a refund. Cancellations postmarked after this date will not be refunded. Dates for Sepsis Without Walls 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


Course Location
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Turner Auditorium
720 Rutland Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland, USA 21205

Hotel Accomodations
Take advantage of discounted hotel rates. A limited block of sleeping rooms has been reserved for your convenience and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. All reservations are subject to availability. Room rates listed below are quoted in USD and do not include fees and applicable taxes. To receive the rate, make your reservations by the deadline listed below. If making reservations by phone, request the discounted group rate for the Johns Hopkins Sepsis Without Walls course.

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
700 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Phone: +1 410 385-3000
Book online 
SCCM Rate: $199 Single/Double
Rate Deadline: August 18, 2015

About the Hotel
The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel is Baltimore's only waterfront hotel. This full-service 32-story landmark is located near all the Inner Harbor attractions. On-site parking is available at an additional charge. The Charm City Circulator stops at both the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel and The Johns Hopkins University.

Hilton Garden Inn Baltimore – Harbor East                                                           
625 South President Street  
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Phone: +1 410 234-0065
Book online
SCCM Rate: $172 Single/Double
Rate Deadline: August 18, 2015

About the Hotel
The Hilton Garden Inn Baltimore Inner Harbor, pleasantly situated in Harbor East, blends well with its fashionable surroundings and offers excellent accommodations within walking distance of downtown Baltimore. Complimentary roundtrip transportation will be provided. On-site parking is available at an additional charge.   

Travel Information

Air Travel
Book your flight online at Enter ZUMQ809906 in the promotion code field to receive up to 10% off the published airfare. You may also call United Airlines toll-free at +1 800 426-1122 or e-mail and refer to agreement code 809906 and Z Code ZUMQ. Please note booking by phone will incur an additional $25 service fee per ticket.



The Sepsis Without Walls conference 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 Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze sponsor.

Platinum 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 breakfast
  • Hotel key card
  • Hotel door drop

Gold Sponsor - $12,500

  • 6' table top (electrical outlet provided)
  • Pre-registration list 
  • Black/white logo on signage at the meeting 
  • Black/white logo on print and electronic preshow promotional materials 
  • Full page four-color ad in the  onsite program 
  • Acknowledgment at the morning and afternoon breaks 
  • Hotel door drop

Silver Sponsor - $5,000

  • 6' table top (electrical outlet provided) 
  • Pre-registration list 
  • Company name on signage at the meeting 
  • Company name on print and electronic preshow promotional materials 
  • ½ page four-color in the onsite program

Bronze Sponsor - $2,500 

  • 6' table top (electrical outlet provided)
  • Pre-registration list

Please review the Industry Opportunities brochure for more information.




Target Audience
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.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify cutting-edge diagnostic algorithms for pathogen identification in sepsis
  • Analyze and implement sepsis pathways for patients who are not yet located in the ICU
  • Compare and contrast efficacy of current infection control practices
  • Summarize effective antibiotic recommendations for common nosocomial infections

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:

  • Practice Applications
  • Communications
  • Multiprofessionalism
  • Quality Improvement

Type of Activity
This one-day interactive conference will focus on strategies for early detection, diagnosis and management of  patients who present with signs and symptoms of sepsis, irrespective of their care unit.

Credit Hours
Physicians – Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (Reciprocity)
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™  from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
For additional information, please contact SCCM at or +1 847 827-6869.