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 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.
Offer code: ZYAS863375
By phone: +1 (800) 426-1122
By e-mail:
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.
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.