Live Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric and Neonatal

August 5-6, 2018
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.



Sunday, August 5, 2018

7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 
Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. 
Welcome and Overview
8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 
Knobology, Physics and Artifacts
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
Vascular Access and Guided Procedures
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 
Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST)/Abdominal Examination

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Basic Cardiac Views
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Lunch and Clinical Cases
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
Skill Stations
     FAST/Abdominal Examination
     Vascular and Guided Procedures
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 
2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. 
Left Ventricular Function 
3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. 
Thoracic Examination
3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. 
Ultrasound in Neonates: Diagnostic

4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Administration and Program Development

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, August 6, 2018

6:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. 
Continental Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. 
Questions and Overview
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 
Skill Stations 
     Ask the Expert 
     Ventricular Function
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. 
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 
Right Ventricular Evaluation and Volume Overload
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 
Volume Responsiveness
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 
Approach to Shock and Tamponade
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
     Volume Assessment
     Ask the Expert
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Ultrasound in Neonates: Procedural
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Putting It Together: Interactive Cases
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Point-of-Care Ultrasound: What's Next?
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Ultrasound Clinical Protocols Cases and Approach to Perioperative Child

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Posttest Discussion and Closing Remarks

* Subject to change




Invited Faculty*

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

David Kantor, MD
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

* Subject to change




Registration Fees​ for Summer 2018 

Register Online

​Registration Category Early Rate
(By June 13, 2018)
Advance Rate
(By July 11, 2018)​
Full Rate
(After July 11, 2018)
SCCM Member​
Physician $1,775 $1,975 ​$2,125
​Fellow, Resident, Student, and other Healthcare Professional* ​$1,235 $1,435 ​$1,585
Physician ​$1,990 ​$2,190 ​$2,340
​Fellow, Resident, Student, and other Healthcare Professional* ​$1,450 ​$1,650 ​$1,800

*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 Informaiton

  • ​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 e-mailed 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 11, 2018, 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.