Study Mission

Study Mission to India
8 March - 18 March 2016
  
Excursion to India
17 March - 23 March 2016
  
Register for a unique opportunity to earn continuing education credits while visiting local intensive care units (ICUs) in northern India during the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Study Mission to India, scheduled for 8 March to 18 March 2016. Participants will meet with their colleagues in a number of local hospitals and clinics in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur and will also visit various historical sites in these cities.

The opportunity to explore the culture and scenery of central India is also available. During SCCM’s Excursion to India, which will be held 17 March to 23 March 2016, immediately following the Study Mission, participants will visit the Khajuraho stone temples, participate in tiger safaris in the Bandhavgarh National Park and visit the Hanging Gardens and Kamala Nehru Park while in Mumbai.

Please note that the Study Mission to India and the Excursion to India are two separate events. You must register for each event that you wish to attend.
 

 Agenda

 
Study Mission

Tuesday, 8 March 2016
City: Delhi
Hotel: The Imperial, New Delhi
Itinerary: Arrive at New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi and check into hotel.

Wednesday, 9 March to Friday, 11 March 2016
City: Delhi
Hotel: The Imperial, New Delhi
Itinerary: Attendees and guests will visit historical sites in Delhi, India’s capital. Visits will include the imposing Red Fort and impressive Humayun’s Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India Gate, Lotus Temple, Laxminarayan Temple, and ISKCON Temple. We will explore Chandni Chowk, the Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat, Parliament Street, Parliament Museum, Lodhi Gardens, National Museum, and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. We will enjoy the view of Delhi on a Metro journey and experience a plentitude of cultural and ethnic diversity at the colorful Dilli Haat, an open-air craft bazaar.

Attendees will also spend eight hours visiting hospitals while in Delhi, including:
  • General/multidisciplinary adult ICUs 
  • Cardiothoracic, cardiac and trauma ICUs
Attendees and guests will be together for all meals each day.

Saturday, 12 March to Sunday, 13 March 2016
City: Agra
Hotel: Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
Itinerary: Attendees and guests will check out of The Imperial and drive from Delhi to Agra, the former capital of Hindustan, located on the banks of the Yamuna River. Agra is best known for its three grandiose monuments: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. We will visit the sublime white marbled mausoleum of the Taj Mahal at sunrise and sunset. We will see the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah, admire the magnificent Agra Fort, and visit the Akbar Mausoleum in Sikandra. One afternoon will be spent enjoying a decorated tonga ride (a horse-drawn carriage, popular in olden days) through the fabled city of Agra.

Attendees will also spend four hours visiting a local hospital in Agra, including:  
  • General/multidisciplinary adult ICU
  • Cardiothoracic, cardiac and trauma ICU
 Attendees and guests will be together for all meals each day.

Monday, 14 March to Wednesday, 16 March 2016
City: Jaipur
Hotel: Taj Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
Itinerary: Attendees and guests will check out of the Oberoi Amarvilas and drive from Agra to Jaipur, the “eternal pink city.” Enclosed within hills, this city was founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II and is Rajasthan’s capital. The whole city was painted pink by Man Singh when the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) visited Jaipur in 1876. Today, every home is obliged by law to maintain this façade.

Activities in Jaipur will include exploring the Amber Fort, the Albert Hall Museum, City Palace, the Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal), and the world’s largest stone observatory, the Jantar Mantar. We will see the Govind Dev Ji Temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, view the Lakshmi Narayan and Ganesh Temples, and visit the amazing Jaigarh and Nahargarh Forts and Raj Mandir Cinema. Also included is a visit to Fatehpur Sikri (City of Victory), a complex of monuments and temples built in the 16th century by Emperor Akbar during the Mughal era, which is considered the richest period of Indian history.

Attendees will spend four hours visiting a local hospital in Jaipur, including:
  • General/multidisciplinary adult ICU
  • Cardiothoracic, cardiac and trauma ICU
Attendees and guests will be together for all meals each day.

Thursday, 17 March 2016
City: Delhi
Hotel: Oberoi Gurgaon
Itinerary: Attendees and guests will check out of the Taj Ramagh Palace and drive from Jaipur to Delhi for a final night’s stay.

Friday, 18 March 2016
The Study Mission concludes with return flights home.


Excursion to India

Thursday, 17 March 2016
City: Delhi
Hotel: Oberoi Gurgaon
Itinerary: Attendees and guests should arrive at the New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi and check into the Oberoi Gurgaon.

Friday, 18 March 2016
City: Khajuraho
Hotel: The Lalit Temple View, Khajuraho
Itinerary: Attendees and guests will fly from Delhi to Khajuraho, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Legend has it that the Mood God fell in love with a mortal woman, and to atone for this sin, their offspring constructed the Khajuraho stone temples dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Jain patriarchs. We will enjoy the educational sound and light show depicting the life and times of the great Chandela kings, visit the impressive Raneh Falls on the Ken River as it plunges down gorges, where pink sandstone boulders, worn by centuries of water flow, gleam like burnished metal in the waning glow of the setting sun. Attendees and guests will be together for all meals.

Saturday, 19 March to Sunday, 20 March 2016
City: Bandhavgarh
Hotel: Mahua Kothi, Bandhavgarh
Itinerary: Attendees and guests will check out of The Lalit Temple View and drive from Khajuraho to Bandhavgarh National Park. Once the hunting ground of the Maharaja of Rewa, the park is now one of India’s finest, harboring the highest concentration of tigers in the country. We will enjoy morning and afternoon safaris in the park in search of the Indian tiger. We will stay at Mahua Kothi, Bandhavgarh. Attendees and guests will be together for all meals each day.

Monday, 21 March to Tuesday, 22 March 2016
City: Mumbai
Hotel: Taj Mahal Palace & Tower
Itinerary: Attendees and guests will check out of Mahua Kothi, drive from Bandhavgarh to Jabalpur and fly from Jabalpur to Mumbai, the nocturnal city. For generations, Mumbai (formerly Bombay) has welcomed travelers from around the globe. This bustling port has many faces: financial capital, entertainment capital and booming metropolis. More than 13 million people call it home. We will see the Gateway of India, a historic landmark; drive along scenic Marine Drive (or Queen’s Necklace, so called because the streetlights resemble a string of pearls); and pass High Court, Mumbai University, Flora Fountain, the Asiatic Library, and the Prince of Wales Museum. Also included in our visit will be the Hanging Gardens, Kamala Nehru Park, Mani Bhavan, Dhobi Ghat, Crawford Market, and Horniman Circle, as well as an exploration of vibrant markets and bazaars.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016
The Excursion to India ends with return flights home.
 

 Registration

 

Registration Fees

Study Mission
Register Online

$7,500 USD per person double occupancy (age 18 and older)
$2,600 USD single supplement

Excursion to India
Register Online

$5,000 USD per person double occupancy (age 18 and older)
$3,000 USD single supplement

Children: Due to the nature of the 2016 SCCM Study Mission and Excursion to India, the composition of the participants, and tours selected for this program, these events are open only to adults age 18 and older.

Registration is based on agreements, foreign currency rates, tariffs, and taxes in effect on 24 July 2015. The registration fees are given in U.S. dollars and are subject to change due to supplier cost increases and foreign exchange fluctuation. SCCM reserves the right to adjust the registration fees for such reasons.

Registration Options
Online: Register Now (Study Mission to India; Excursion to India)
Phone: +1 847 827-6888
Fax or Mail: Download the Registration Form 

Please note that the Study Mission to India and the Excursion to India are two separate events. You must register for each event that you wish to attend.

Deposit
A $1,000 USD deposit per person is required at the time of registration per each event. Deposits are nonrefundable.

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 support@sccm.org.

The following payment options are available:

Option #1: Full payment at time of registration.
Option #2: Payment schedule (not available for registrations received after 9 November 2015):

Study Mission to India

  • $1,000 USD deposit per person submitted at time of registration
  • $2,000 USD deposit per person due 9 November 2015
  • Remaining balance per person due 9 December 2015

Excursion to India

  • $1,000 USD deposit per person submitted at time of registration
  • $500 USD deposit per person due 9 November 2015
  • Remaining balance per person due 9 December 2015
Other Fees
Registration fees and any other charges or fees are payable upon receipt. A $25.00 USD non-refundable fee will be assessed for:
  • Any payments not received as invoiced
  • Any payment that is returned or dishonored for non-sufficient funds (NSF)
  • A stop payment order
  • Credit card expiration resulting in a return payment
  • Closure of account
Late Registration
Registrations received after 9 November 2015 will be handled on a space-available basis, with no guarantee of acceptance, and must be submitted with full payment. SCCM reserves the right to place late registrants on a waiting list. Should space not become available, all registration fees shall be refunded.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
Registrations cancelled within three (3) days of receipt of the registration form will receive a full refund. Standard cancellation fees shall apply thereafter. Cancellations must be submitted in writing to SCCM. To avoid discrepancies, SCCM will not act on information given over the telephone until written notice has been received. All cancellations must be postmarked according to the following schedule to be eligible for a refund.

Before 9 November 2015: Full refund less $1,000 USD per person deposit
After 9 November 2015: No refund

Exchanges and substitutions are permitted only with the written permission of SCCM and requests for such must be submitted in writing to SCCM. Dates for the 2016 SCCM Study Mission and 2016 Excursion to India are subject to change and/or cancellation. In the event of a change/cancellation, any registration fees paid by registrants will be refunded should the registrant be unable to participate. Please allow four (4) weeks to process refunds. 
 

 Hotel

 

Study Mission Hotel Accommodations

Hotel/lodge accommodations (The Oberoi Gurgaon, Delhi; The Lalit Temple View, Khajuraho; Mahua Kothi, Bandhavgarh; Taj Mahal, Mumbai) with private bath are included in the registration fee. Prices include hotel/lodge and city taxes, where applicable. A single room can be requested, if desired; however, supplemental charges, as noted herein, are the responsibility of the registrant or guest. Single travelers desiring to share accommodations with other single travelers may request that SCCM assign a suitable roommate.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016 to Friday, 11 March 2016
The Imperial
Delhi, India
Description: Sir Edwin Lutyens conceived The Imperial as the most luxurious hotel in his grand design for Delhi. A beautiful blend of Victorian, informal and art deco designs, the hotel has a somewhat unconventional style. However, its rooms, facilities and common areas are exquisite and wonderfully representative of Delhi’s regal history.

Saturday, 12 March to Sunday, 13 March 2016
Oberoi Amarvilas
Agra, India
Description: Few hotels can boast of having uninterrupted views of the Taj Mahal from every one of its luxurious rooms. At the Oberoi Amarvilas, the Taj Mahal magnificently “rises from the dusty woods” just 600 meters from your balcony. This, combined with the looming mist of a breathtaking morning, leaves you with an ethereal feeling. Influenced by Shah Jahan’s final extravagance, it is ineffably luxurious and grandeur redefined—and perhaps one of the best hotels in the world!

Monday, 14 March to Wednesday, 16 March 2016
Taj Rambagh Palace
Jaipur, India
Description: Located close to the walled “Pink City,” spectacular forts and all the unique shopping bazaars of Jaipur, the Rambagh Palace unveils the rich culture and history of the erstwhile rulers of Rajasthan. Sensitively restored to its former glory, the refurbished rooms overlook a courtyard of delightful fountains or verdant fresh gardens. Airy verandas, idyllic front lawns and a warm intimate lobby allow guests to relive the royal lifestyle at Rambagh.

Thursday, 17 March 2016 to Friday, 18 March 2016
Oberoi Gurgaon
Delhi, India
Description: The Oberoi Gurgaon is a “jewel box” of style, opulence and luxury redefined. Centered in the heart of Delhi’s business hub, it provides easy access to the airport for those who are concluding the Study Mission.

Additional Accommodations
Charges for additional nights en route to Delhi and/or additional nights in Delhi and/or other cities at the conclusion of the 2016 SCCM Study Mission are not included in the registration fee.


Excursion to India Hotel Accommodations
Hotel/lodge accommodations (The Oberoi Gurgaon, Delhi; The Lalit Temple View, Khajuraho; Mahua Kothi, Bandhavgarh; Taj Mahal, Mumbai) with private bath are included in the registration fee. Prices include hotel/lodge and city taxes, where applicable. A single room can be requested, if desired; however, supplemental charges, as noted herein, are the responsibility of the registrant or guest. Single travelers desiring to share accommodations with other single travelers may request that SCCM assign a suitable roommate.

Thursday, 17 March 2016
Oberoi Gurgaon
Delhi, India
Description: The Oberoi Gurgaon is a “jewel box” of style, opulence and luxury redefined. Centered in the heart of Delhi’s business hub, it provides easy access to the airport for those who are concluding the Study Mission.

Friday, 18 March 2016
The Lalit Temple View
Khajuraho, India
Description: The Lalit Temple View, Khajuraho, is located just 200 meters from the renowned temples of Khajuraho. This high-quality boutique hotel has elegant well-decorated rooms and suites with modern amenities.

Saturday, 19 March to Sunday, 20 March 2016
Mahua Kothi
Bandhavgarh, India
Description: Nestled on the fringes of the Bandhavgarh National Park, the Mahua Kothi lodge sprawls over scenic 40-acre grounds around the famous tented camp of Churhat Kothi. The charming cottages reflect the vernacular style of Central India, complete with pottery, terra-cotta tiles, handblown glassware, and rust and burnt orange textiles.

Monday, 21 March to Wednesday, 23 March 2016
Taj Mahal Palace & Tower
Mumbai, India
Description: The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower is an architectural marvel that showcases contemporary Indian designs along with beautiful vaulted alabaster ceilings, onyx columns, graceful archways, hand-woven silk carpets, crystal chandeliers, a magnificent art collection, and a dramatic cantilever stairway.

Additional Accommodations
Charges for additional nights en route to Delhi and/or additional nights in Mumbai and/or other cities at the conclusion of the 2016 Excursion to India are not included in the registration fee.  

 

 Travel Checklist

 

Study Mission Travel Checklist

Book Your Airfare
International airfare, shuttle and all baggage fees from your home city to/from India are not included in the registration fee and shall be the sole responsibility of the registrant and/or guest. Plan your arrival from your home city into the New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, IGI Terminal 3, on Tuesday, 8 March 2016 and depart to your home city from the New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, IGI Terminal 3, on Friday, 18 March 2016 (if not participating in the Excursion to India).

Secure Your Passport or Visa
Each registrant is solely responsible for applying for and securing a passport and/or visa for entry into India and any country outside India, where applicable. Note that some countries require that your passport be valid at least six (6) months beyond the dates of the trip. All associated costs to obtain either document are not included in the registration fee. If for any reason a registrant is unable to obtain the necessary documentation and withdraws from the 2016 SCCM Study Mission as a result, standard cancellation fees shall apply. Due to potential delays in obtaining passports and/or visas, registrants are encouraged to obtain their documentation as soon as they register for the 2016 SCCM Study Mission.

Obtain Immunizations
Any immunizations required for entry into India are the responsibility of the registrant and/or guest and are not included in the registration fee. Registrants are encouraged to obtain any immunizations as soon as possible.

Purchase Insurance
SCCM recommends that registrants and/or guests obtain their own medical, travel, trip cancellation, and baggage insurance. Last-minute emergencies and illnesses do occur, and the insurance helps offset non-refundable air, hotel, and transportation charges. You should also check with your local insurance agent to see what is covered under your homeowner’s policy.

Plan for Personal Expenses
Items of a personal nature—such as laundry, telephone, Internet, in-room dining, spa services, gratuities for individual and special service requests, additional tours outside the 2016 SCCM Study Mission program, alcoholic beverages and additional meals not specified in the itinerary, porter services at airports and/or hotel if you arrive earlier or later than and/or depart earlier or later than the scheduled group transfer(s)—and all other services not specifically mentioned herein are not included in the registration fees, and are the responsibility of the registrant and/or guest.


Excursion to India Travel Checklist

Book Your Airfare
International airfare, shuttle and all baggage fees from your home city to/from India, are not included in the registration fee and shall be the sole responsibility of the registrant and/or guest. If you are not participating in the 2016 SCCM Study Mission, plan to arrive at the New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, IGI Terminal 3, from your home city on Thursday, 17 March 2016. Plan your departure flight arrangements to your home city from the Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport on Wednesday, 23 March 2016. Economy class airfare between New Delhi and Khajuraho and between Jabalpur and Mumbai is included in the registration fee for the Excursion to India.

Registrants needing ticketing for the Excursion to India after 9 November 2015 may incur additional airfare costs. Flight schedules cannot be changed once tickets are issued. SCCM shall not be responsible for program changes resulting in airline or ground transportation delays and/ or cancellations. In the event of airline or ground transportation changes, all efforts will be made to maintain the integrity of the program’s content. Any additional costs, including penalties for cancellations, re-bookings, etc., will be made at the expense of the registrant and/or guest. While air-inclusive prices are current as of 24 July 2015, registration fees for the Excursion to India may be higher at the time of registration due to additional fuel surcharges levied by the airlines or other fees beyond SCCM’s control. Additional fees will be invoiced after 9 November 2015 and will be payable upon receipt.

Secure Your Passport or Visa
Each registrant is solely responsible for applying for and securing a passport and/or visa for entry into India and any country outside India, where applicable. Note that some countries require that the passport be valid at least six (6) months beyond the dates of the trip. All associated costs to obtain either document are not included in the registration fee. If for any reason a registrant is unable to obtain the necessary documentation and withdraws from the Excursion to India as a result, standard cancellation fees shall apply. Due to potential delays in obtaining passports and/or visas, registrants are encouraged to obtain their documentation as soon as they register for the Excursion to India.

Obtain Immunizations
Any immunizations required for entry into India are the responsibility of the registrant and/or guest and are not included in the registration fee. Registrants are encouraged to obtain any immunizations as soon as possible.

Purchase Insurance
SCCM recommends that registrants and/or guests obtain their own medical travel, trip cancellation, and baggage insurance. Last-minute emergencies and illnesses do occur, and the insurance helps offset non-refundable air, hotel, and transportation charges. You should also check with your local insurance agent to see what is covered under your homeowner’s policy.

Plan for Personal Expenses
Items of a personal nature—such as laundry, telephone, Internet, in-room dining, spa services, gratuities for individual and special service requests, additional tours outside the Excursion to India, alcoholic beverages and additional meals not specified in the itinerary, porter services at airports and/or hotel if you arrive earlier or later than and/or depart earlier or later than the scheduled group transfer(s)—and all other services not specifically mentioned herein are not included in the registration fees, and are the responsibility of the registrant and/or guest.

 

 Faculty and CME/CE

 
Faculty
Marie R. Baldisseri, MD, MPH, FCCM
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Target Audience
This continuing education offering is intended to meet the needs of critical care physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and respiratory therapists.

Type of Activity
This activity was created to increase knowledge related to organizational structure and healthcare delivery systems of various critical care units in India.

Competencies
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:

  • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety 
  • Clinical Knowledge
  • Communications 
  • Multiprofessionalism and Teamwork

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate the organizational structure and healthcare delivery systems of various critical care units in India
  • Explain similarities and differences in critical care education and training
  • Describe knowledge and change attitudes regarding level of skill, level of sophistication, and organizational level/ development in India
  • Discuss quality processes and how change is implemented to improve patient care
  • Review infectious diseases that occur in India
  • Compare and contrast cultural differences for patients and families faced with end-oflife decisions
  • Describe how resource limitations are addressed in caring for critically ill patients
  • Exchange knowledge and practice information through networking with colleagues from other countries
Accreditation Statements
Physicians: Accreditation Statement: The Society of Critical Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: The Society of Critical Care Medicine designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: This activity has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider #8181) for up to 12 contact hours.

Pharmacists: The Society of Critical Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This course provides up to 12 contact hours of continuing education credit (02236-0000-16-013-L04-P). SCCM reports to a continuing pharmacy education (CPE) tracking service, CPE Monitor, which will authenticate and store data for completed CPE units received by pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Pharmacists, please note: ACPE only allows a 60-day CE reporting period from the date of a live CE program. You must complete the program evaluation and request CE credit no later than 6 weeks after an SCCM program to allow time to process your claim. SCCM is not responsible for late claims or information, including incorrect NABP member number and date of birth.

For additional information, please contact SCCM at support@sccm.org or +1 847 827-6869.
 

 General Information

 
Baggage (Included in Registration Fee)
Porter services outside the baggage claim area at the New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport and hotels for Study Mission registrants, and at the New Delhi, Khajuraho, Jabalpur, and Mumbai Airports and hotels for Excursion to India attendees, are included in the registration fee. All personal belongings are the responsibility of the registrant. SCCM will not be responsible for lost belongings, including luggage, or the cost to replace such items.

Excess Baggage Fees
Excess airline luggage/weight charges will be the sole responsibility of the registrant and/or guest and are not included in the registration fee.

Meals (Included in Registration Fee)
All breakfasts, lunches and dinners are included in the 2016 Study Mission and 2016 Excursion to India registration fees. The final itineraries will provide specific details.

Tours (Included in Registration Fee)
All hospital and sightseeing tours, as outlined in the final itineraries, are included in the 2016 Study Mission and 2016 Excursion to India registration fees, as are entrance fees and all gratuities to restaurant service personnel for group services.

Transportation (Included in Registration Fee)
Coach bus transportation between airports, hotels, hospitals, and sightseeing is included in the registration fee. All registrants and guests are required to travel together based on the final itinerary.

Travel Agency
SCCM has contracted with Enchanting Travels, Inc. to assist with travel and tour services for the 2016 SCCM Study Mission and Excursion to India. As travel to/from Delhi is not included in the registration fee, registrants may use their own preferred travel agency for this portion of the trip. Registrants may also make their travel arrangements through American Express, SCCM’s official travel agency, by contacting their Vacation Desk at +1 800 851- 8233, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.

Health/Individual Restrictions
The participant represents that neither he or she nor anyone traveling with him or her has any physical or other condition or disability that could create a hazard to himself or herself or other members of the 2016 SCCM Study Mission and/or Excursion to India. These programs involve walking over uneven surfaces and climbing stairs at locations that are not handicap accessible. A letter of explanation of any physical or mental condition that may require medical attention or special equipment (wheelchair, for example) must be communicated at time of registration.

The safari portion of the Excursion to India is located in a malaria area. SCCM recommends that you consult with your physician to determine whether you should take malaria prophylactics before traveling to the 2016 SCCM Study Mission and/or Excursion to India.

Should a registrant have a health or mobility limitation, allergy, severe sight or hearing limitation, or any other medical condition that could restrict or substantially interfere with the registrant’s ability to participate in the 2016 SCCM Study Mission and/or Excursion to India at time of registration, an aide will be required to accompany the registrant. All travel and hiring expenses for the aide shall be the responsibility of the registrant, including a single room charge, if needed, unless otherwise dictated by applicable law. The registrant shall be solely responsible for monitoring and shall be able to self-administer, without supervision, any required and recurring medications, injections or any other treatments. SCCM staff, Study Mission leaders or any other third party will not hold or administer any medication or treatment that may be required for a registrant.

The contents of food products cannot be controlled or guaranteed during travel. All special dietary needs or monitoring of the contents of food products are the responsibility of the registrant.

Should a registrant’s health, physical infirmity, or general deportment, in the sole judgment of SCCM and its agents, impede the operation of the program or the rights, welfare or enjoyment of other delegates, SCCM and its agents have the right to terminate the registrant’s participation, unless otherwise dictated by applicable law. In such instances, a refund of unused services, where such refund can be obtained from land and/or air operators, is the limit of SCCM’s responsibility should the registrant be required to withdraw from the 2016 SCCM Study Mission and/or Excursion to India.

Safety
There are no fences surrounding the safari site or its lodges, so animals are free to roam at will. Registrants are required to adhere to all safety precautions and/or restrictions dictated by safari personnel.

Use of Name and Likeness
The registrant hereby consents to be photographed, filmed, videotaped, or otherwise recorded by the Society of Critical Care Medicine, its affiliates, successors, assignees, and/or licensees (collectively known as “SCCM”) for the 2016 SCCM Study Mission/ Excursion to India. Furthermore, the registrant grants SCCM a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide right to use, edit, copy, exhibit, modify, publish, or otherwise distribute or incorporate any photograph, likeness, videotape, or other recording in any SCCM product and/or service. The registrant also relinquishes any right to inspect or approve the finished product or service wherein his or her image, likeness or recording appears.

The registrant waives any right, title and interest in royalties and/or other compensation arising or related to the use of his or her image, recording or likeness. The registrant’s image, likeness or recording may be electronically displayed via the Internet, in print or in any other medium deemed appropriate by SCCM. Lastly, the registrant releases SCCM from and against any and all claims, liabilities, demands, actions, causes of action(s), costs and expenses whatsoever, at law or in equity, known or unknown, anticipated or unanticipated, which ever had, now have or may, shall or hereafter have any reason, matter, cause or thing arising out of allowing the use of his or her image, likeness or recording.

Responsibility
SCCM and/or its agents, employees, shareholders, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors or trustees, successors, and assigns (collectively known as “SCCM”) act only on behalf of the owners and contractors providing means of transportation or other services to purchasers of the 2016 SCCM Study Mission and/or Excursion to India and their travel companions (“Participants”), subject to any and all items and conditions under which any transportation or any other services whatsoever are provided by such owners and contractors. SCCM shall not be liable or responsible to Participants for the acts or omissions of the aforesaid contractors supplying transportation or other services hereunder, including but not limited to breach of contract, intentional or negligent delay or bodily or property loss, injury, or damages. SCCM shall not be liable or responsible to Participants for any loss, injury or death, or other damages caused by or resulting from acts of God, fire, flood, breakdown and/or curtailment of machinery or equipment, disaster, weather catastrophes, acts of governments or other authorities, World Health Organization (WHO) or governmental agency travel bans, wars, strikes or other labor disputes, civil disorder, riots, thefts, epidemics/pandemics/quarantines, monetary crises, diseases, terrorism, or novel conditions. Participants shall have the responsibility to be aware of and determine the validity of any travel advisories that may exist. Unless the term “guaranteed” is specifically stated in writing on any invoice or reservation itinerary, SCCM does not guarantee any of such suppliers’ rates, bookings, or reservations. The Participants’ retention of air tickets, reservations, or bookings after issuance shall constitute consent to the above terms and conditions.

Where special visits and/or meetings are scheduled to be arranged, SCCM and its agents cannot be held responsible for changes, substitutions or alternate arrangements that may be necessary, should the appointment for such special visits and/or meetings be changed or cancelled for any reason. Alternate arrangements or substitute programs will be arranged where possible in such instances. No refund shall be made for services not taken in case of sickness, accident or emergency during the 2016 SCCM Study Mission and/or Excursion to India.

If, due to weather, flight schedules or other uncontrollable factors, participants are required to spend additional nights before or after the 2016 SCCM Study Mission and/or Excursion to India, participants will be responsible for their own hotel, transfers, meals, and related costs. Baggage is entirely at the owner’s risk. Specific rooms/lodge assignments are within the sole discretion of the hotels/safari park.

SCCM reserves the right to change the itinerary or features of the 2016 SCCM Study Mission and/or Excursion to India at any time and for any reason, with or without notice, and SCCM shall not be liable for any loss of any kind as a result of any such changes. SCCM is not responsible for penalties assessed by air carriers resulting from operational and/or itinerary changes, even if SCCM makes the flight arrangements or cancels the trip.

Arbitration Agreement
Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating in any way to these Terms and Conditions, to the registration materials, or any other information relating in any way to the 2016 SCCM Study Mission and/or Excursion to India, shall be settled solely and exclusively by binding arbitration in the state of Illinois, in accordance with the commercial rules of the American Arbitration Association then existent.

Your participation in the 2016 SCCM Study Mission and/or Excursion to India is accepted only in accordance with, and expressly conditioned upon, your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions as evidenced by submission of your registration. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, you may not register to participate in the 2016 SCCM Study Mission and/or Excursion to India. SCCM reserves the right, at our discretion, without notice to you, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these Terms and Conditions at any time. These Terms and Conditions supersede any other warranties, representations, terms, or conditions, unless they are expressly stated in these Terms and Conditions.