Critical Care Quality Summit

Critical Care Quality Summit​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
September 17-18, 2018
Emory Conference Center Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

The Critical Care Quality Summit is a unique conference focused on peer-to-peer learning led by expert faculty exploring hot topics in critical care patient safety and quality. The intensive care unit (ICU) team is encouraged to attend, as well as individuals who can plan to return to their ICU equipped with innovative implementation strategies. Attendees are encouraged to submit abstracts; the top 10 awarded will be featured in poster presentations. This event will cultivate an environment of learning and sharing with like-minded critical care professionals with the goal of improving bedside care.

Participants will:
  • ​Benefit from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) vast experience in evidence-based quality improvement models
  • Network and learn from peers on how to overcome barriers for success and sustain gains
  • Share experiences through abstract submission and poster presentations
  • Build on teamwork with a multiprofessionally focused event
  • Learn about 2019 SCCM collaborative opportunities
  • Earn continuing medical education credit hours​
Abstracts submission is opening early March 2018 through May 1, 2018.
Notification of abstract acceptance will be sent to the contact author by June 2018.


Monday, September 17, 2018

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
08:00 a.m. -  8:15 a.m.
Welcome and Overview 
8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Impact and Prevention Strategies on Clinician Burnout 

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Management of Fluid and Drug Shortages to Ensure Patient Safety 

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Break Outs and Networking
Topics: Burnout and Drug Shortages
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Questions and Answers
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. 
Synchronizing the 2018 Pain, Agitation, Delirium, Immobility and Sleep Interruption (PAD IS) with the ICU Liberation Campaign
1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Break Outs and Networking
Topics: Burnout and Drug Shortages
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  
Patient and Family Centered Care Implementation Strategies 
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Posters and Networking Reception 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 
8:00 a.m. -  8:30 a.m
8:30 a.m. –  9:15 a.m. 
Ethical Considerations for End of Life Planning In an Age of Predictive Modeling 
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  
SCCM Definitions for Potentially Inappropriate and Futile iIterventions 
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
Break Outs and Networking
Topics: PAD IS Guidelines and End of Life Planning 
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Top 10 Abstracts  

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.  
Engaging an Entire Health System: How to Implement Quality and Safety Initiative and Best Practices Across Diverse Hospitals Within One System 
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Ask the Experts 




Jason M. Kane, MD, MS, FAAP, FCCM
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Teresa A. Rincon, BSN, CCRN-K, FCCM
UMass Memorial Medical Center
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Pamela Smithburger, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCCP, FCCP
University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA



Registration Fees

Register Online

Registration Category Early Rate
(By July 25, 2018)
Advance Rate
(By August 22, 2018)​
Full Rate
(After August 25, 2018)
SCCM Member​
Physician $865 $915​ ​$965
​Fellow, Resident, Student, and other Healthcare Professional* ​$660 $710 ​$760
Physician ​$1,065 ​$1,115 ​$1,165
​Fellow, Resident, Student, and other Healthcare Professional* ​$810 ​$960 ​$910
*Verification letter required with registration for fellows, residents and students to receive the Healthcare Professional rate.

Registration Options
Online: Register Now
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 August 22, 2018, to be eligible for a refund. Cancellations postmarked after this date will not be refunded. Dates for Critical Care Quality Summit 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.