The SCCM-Weil Research Trust was created in 2015 to fund research grants. Named for the Society's founder and first president, Dr. Max Harry Weil, the SCCM-Weil Research Trust is SCCM's commitment to being part of the discovery and innovation needed to help secure future advances in the ICU for our patients.
Funds from the operating fund of the trust will be awarded annually at SCCM's Critical Care Congress using the same criteria, rules and selection processes that govern the previously established SCCM-Weil Research Grant program. Earnings from investments of the trust's assets will allow the Society to increase the amount of funding given out in the form or research grants.
Max Harry Weil, MD, PhD, MCCM was a true visionary who committed his entire life to the pillars of academic life through patient care, discovery and innovation, and education. His contributions to the field of critical care medicine are numerous – from research on shock and establishment of a patient “shock ward,” to proposing the term "critical care" and the start of SCCM, to introducing the use of computer techniques for patient monitoring. The Society is honored to commemorate his accomplishments in the field with the SCCM-Weil Research Trust.
Society members and others motivated to support the expansion of critical care research are invited to make contributions to the operating fund of the trust by accessing SCCM's online donation system. You may also call the Customer Service Department at +1 847 827-6888 to make a credit card donation over the phone, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Time.