Live Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric and Neonatal

July 30-31, 2017
Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel
Rosemont, Illinois, USA
Learn how to perform and interpret pediatric ultrasound imaging with SCCM’s comprehensive, two-day Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric and Neonatal course. Participants benefit from guided, focused skill stations, 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
  • 19 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 faculty-to-learner 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 or by phone at +1 847 827-6888.



Sunday, July 30, 2017
8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. 
Continental Breakfast
8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. 
Welcome and Overview
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
Knobology, Physics and Artifacts
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 
Vascular Access and Guided Procedures
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST)/Abdominal Examination
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Lunch and Clinical Cases
12:00 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
Skill Stations
     FAST/Abdominal Examination
     Ultrasound-Guided Procedures
     Vascular Procedures
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 
2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Thoracic Examination
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. 
Cardiac Examination
4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. 
Volume Assessment
4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 
Skill Stations
     Apical Views 
     Parasternal Views 
     Subcostal Views 

Monday, July 31, 2017

6:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. 
Continental Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. 
Review, Questions and Answers
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 
Skill Stations 
     Ask the Expert 
     Volume Status
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. 
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 
Left and Right Ventricular Functional Assessment
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 
Approach to Shock and Tamponade
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 
Neonatal Ultrasound
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 a.m. 
Lunch and Clinical Cases
12:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. 
Skill Stations 
     Putting It Together: Shock
     Ventricular Function 
     Ask the Expert
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Panel Discussion
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Bedside Ultrasound: Moving Forward
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Posttest Discussion and Closing Remarks

* Subject to change




Akira Nishisaki, MD, MSCE
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Ellie Hirshberg, MD, MS, FCCM
University of Utah Intermountain Medical Center
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA



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 ​$1,575

​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

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: Pediatric and Neonatal course are subject to change and/or cancellation. In the event of cancellation, only individual registration fees will be reimbursed.


 Hotel & Travel

Hotel and airfare information will be available spring 2017.