The SCCM Carolinas/Virginias Chapter is a multiprofessional organization comprised of critical care practitioners in four states -- North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia -- whose purpose is to foster collaboration among caregivers at a regional level for the enhancement of patient care. Members of the chapter include physicians and physicians-in-training, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, dietitians, veterinarians, physician assistants, prehospital personnel, and industry representatives. Our mission statement is as follows: "To serve the needs and represent the interests of critical care practitioners; to provide opportunities for involvement in local and regional activities; and to ensure the delivery of the highest quality of care to our communities."
The Carolinas/Virginias Chapter promotes educational opportunities throughout the year, the highlight of which is the Annual Scientific Symposium. The Board members are proud of the ability of the chapter to provide scholarships for deserving members to help defray the cost of attending the symposium. Chapter members receive a newsletter, listing our activities and including abstracts and other educational materials provided by our members.