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Apply to serve on SCCM's Council and understand the rules, strategic plans, and history of the organization.
Incorporated as a 501(c)3 charitable organization, the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) adheres to the strictest nonprofit governance practices. Learn about the council nomination policy, understand its member structure and bylaws, view the strategic plan and chart the history of critical care and the Society.
Nominations for the SCCM Council are now closed. Please check back for details.
Meet the 2021 SCCM Council
All SCCM voting members are able to respond to the call for leadership and are encouraged to do so. Council terms are for three years and consist of both at-large and designated seats.
Designated seats have been created so that Council will always have input from the major specialties. Designated seats have been assigned to Anesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Neuroscience, Emergency Medicine, and Surgery sections. An additional designated seat, to represent the other specialties, was established as the collective seat.
Election for designated seats is staggered, allowing for continuing the sustained experience and memory of Council deliberations as well as promoting fresh perspectives in the governance of the Society.
The Nominations Policy suggests that each section should nominate at least two and (usually) no more than three willing candidates to fill a designated seat. Nominations for the designated seats will also be entertained from the general membership. Nominations for the at-large seats can come from the sections or general membership.
Please let us know who among your colleagues is ready and willing to serve critical care at the Society leadership level. Self-nominations are welcomed. If you have any questions, please contact Diana Hughes, CAE
Specialty sections, SCCM committees, Knowledge Education Groups (KEGs), and individuals can submit strategic planning proposals. Applications for FY 2022 are due March 1, 2021. Learn More
SCCM’s members are diverse group of highly trained professionals who provide care in specialized units and work toward the best outcome possible for seriously ill patients. For more information on SCCM membership, visit the Member Center.
Physicians who are board certified in a medical specialty, such as surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, or anesthesiology, and who receive special education, training and subspecialty board certification specifically in critical care.
Registered nurses who receive highly specialized education and are often certified in critical care nursing.
Physicians or doctors of pharmacy who use their extensive knowledge to carefully monitor a patient's medications.
Professionals who work with the critical care team to monitor and adjust ventilators and other respiratory technology as needed.
SCCM members may also include physical/occupational therapists, technicians, social workers, dieticians and members of the clergy.
In recent years, nonprofit organizations have become an increasing focus of those interested in nonprofit accountability and transparency, including policy makers, the media, and the public. Legislative reforms have been proposed ,and nonprofit associations are calling on their members to review and strengthen nonprofit governance practices. SCCM has instituted many policies and procedures to insure effective and transparent governance. It is important for our elected leaders and volunteers to be familiar with these.
The Society adheres to four considerations for decisions on whether current projects will continue and new projects will be initiated:
The mission of the Society of Critical Care Medicine is to secure the highest quality care for all critically ill and injured patients.
The Society of Critical Care Medicine envisions a world in which all critically ill and injured persons receive care from a present integrated team of dedicated trained intensivists and critical care specialists.
Multi-professional teams use knowledge, technology and compassion to provide timely, effective, safe, efficient, and equitable patient-centered care.
Organization Guiding Principles
Member Guiding Principles
In 2020, SCCM celebrated its 50th anniversary! Explore the history of the Society and its influence in critical care. Head over to sccm.org/50years to share your favorite SCCM memories, learn more about the founders and to see how far the specialty has come!