Live Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult

July 30-31, 2017
Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel
Rosemont, Illinois, USA

Obtain the realistic training needed to perform and interpret ultrasound imaging with SCCM’s comprehensive, two-day Critical Care Ultrasound course. Participants benefit from guided, focused skill stations, featuring live models and interactive presentations to reinforce key learning points. Extensive faculty coverage ensures a significant hands-on experience for each participant.

Benefits of the ultrasound course include:

  • Immediate integration of learned skills into your clinical practice
  • Increased diagnostic skills and scanning proficiency
  • 18.5 continuing medical education credit hours available to physicians and nurses
  • A review from field experts on the latest strategies in ultrasound image interpretation and diagnostic challenges, as well as new innovations and procedures
  • High-quality education from prominent faculty, including nurse practitioners, physician assistants and more
  • A significant hands-on experience, ensured by a five-to-one attendee-to-faculty ratio

The registration fee for this course includes a complimentary copy of SCCM’s Comprehensive Critical Care Ultrasound eBook, a companion guide for clinicians seeking to improve ultrasound understanding and skills in the ICU. The text covers the entire body and encompasses various views and diagnoses the clinicians will encounter at the bedside in both adult and pediatric populations. With full-color images and online video, this book is a must-have for healthcare professionals who are interested in or currently practicing critical care ultrasound.​


View 
faculty disclosures for the January 2017 course​.

For information on learning objectives, credit hours and eligible professions, and instructions on how to claim your CME/CE and MOC credit, please visit the Congress CE/CME page. If you have any questions, please contact SCCM Customer Service by e-mail at support@sccm.org or by phone at +1 847 827-6888.​

 

 Agenda

 

Sunday, July 30, 2017

7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. 
Continental Breakfast

7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. 
Welcome and Introductions

7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. 
Pretest Review

8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 
Basic Physics and Knobology

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. 
Fundamental Echocardiography Views

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
Break

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Skill Stations 
     Apical Views
     Parasternal Views
     Subcostal Views

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Lunch and Clinical Cases

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Basic Evaluation of Left Ventricular Function and Cardiac Output

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Basic Evaluation of Right Ventricular Function

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
Intravascular Volume Assessment

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 
Break

2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. 
Skill Stations 
     Cardiac Output
     Volume Assessment
     Left/Right Ventricular Function

4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Clinical Cases and Interactive Questions

 

Monday, July 31, 2017

7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. 
Continental Breakfast

7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. 
Questions and Overview

7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. 
Pulmonary Embolism: Diagnosis and Physiology

8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. 
Tamponade: Diagnosis and Physiology

8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. 
Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) Examination

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. 
Echocardiographic Approach to Shock

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
Break

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Skill Stations 
     FAST Examination
     Tamponade Evaluation
     Focused Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography (FATE) Examination

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Lunch and Clinical Cases

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Vascular Ultrasound

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. 
Evaluation of Pneumothorax, Pleural Effusions and Thoracentesis

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
Break

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Skill Stations 
     Lung: Pleural Effusions, Thoracentesis
     Vascular Ultrasound
     Ask the Expert

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Clinical Cases and Interactive Questions

5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Questions, Answers and Moving Forward
 

* Subject to change

 

 Faculty

 
Co-chairs:
 
Jose L. Diaz-Gomez, MD, FCCM, FASE
Mayo Clinic Hospital
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
 
Antonio Hernandez, MD, FCCM
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
 
 
 

 Registration

 

Registration Fees

 Register Online

 

Registration Category ​Early Rate
(Act by 6/7/17)
Advance Rate
(Act by 7/5/17)​


​Full Rate
(After 7/5/17)


SCCM Member
​Physician ​$1,690 ​$1,890 ​$2,040
​Fellow, Resident, Student, and other Healthcare Professional* ​$1,175 ​$1,375 ​$1,525

Nonmember​
​Physician ​$1,895 ​$2,095 ​$2,245
​Fellow, Resident, Student, and other Healthcare Professional* ​$1,380 ​$1,580 $1,730

* 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 support@sccm.org.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
Cancellations must be submitted in writing. All cancellations are subject to a $75 nonrefundable processing fee and must be postmarked before July 5, 2017, to be eligible for a refund. Cancellations postmarked after this date will not be refunded. Please allow four weeks to process refunds. Dates for the Critical Care Ultrasound course are subject to change and/or cancellation. In the event of cancellation, only individual registration fees will be reimbursed.

 

 

 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.
 
SCCM rate: $179 single/double occupancy
*Rate does not include applicable taxes.

Daily parking rates:
Self-park: $26 with unlimited in/out privileges, valet parking: $36
 
Reservations: Make your hotel reservation by July 3, 2017, to receive SCCM’s discounted rate. Book online or call +1 877 868-9134 and identify yourself as a participant in SCCM’s 2017 Critical Care Ultrasound course using the code SCC710. Course attendees are encouraged to reserve their rooms early. Reservations made after July 3, 2017 may not receive the discounted rate. Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card at the time of booking. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before the scheduled check-in time of 4:00 p.m. in order to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax. An early departure fee may apply.
 
Travel Arrangements

Course attendees and guests are eligible for a discount of up to 10% off published United Airlines fares when traveling between July 21 and August 4, 2017. Please reference the offer codes below when booking.

Website: www.united.com
Offer code: ZYAS863375

By phone: +1 (800) 426-1122

By e-mail: groupmeetings@united.com
Agreement code: 863375
Z code: ZYAS

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 the Critical Care Ultrasound Course with Hertz. Discounted rates are available for rentals checked out and returned between July 25 and August 1, 2017. To receive the discounted rates, please refer to the information below. Book online.

Website: www.Hertz.com
By phone: 1-800-654-2240 (toll-free) or 1-405-749-4434
CV #: 050D0005

Travel Regulation for International Visitors
Please visit the U.S. Department of State website for the latest information regarding international travel.
 
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 to the United States.