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The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) will be on full display at the 2022 Critical Care Congress. Congress will feature a number of sessions that delve deep into DEI topics, offering attendees suggestions for providing equitable care for all patients, as well as advocating for themselves and others in the intensive care unit (ICU).
SCCM’s dedication to diversity began with its founding in 1970 with a pledge to welcome a diverse group of professionals, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and respiratory therapists, working to improve care of the critically ill and injured. Today, SCCM is the only organization that serves the multiprofessional critical care team. SCCM’s commitment to diversity expanded substantially in 2017 with the formation of the DEI Committee to focus on ensuring that all programs, policies, and leadership align with the lived experiences of the diverse membership, including age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, geographic location, language, and practice setting.
SCCM values and seeks diversity and inclusive practices within critical care as well as the organization. It has pledged to provide leadership and commit time and resources to promoting involvement, innovation, and expanded access to leadership opportunities. “Through these DEI sessions at the Critical Care Congress, we hope to bring awareness to the disparities that exist in today’s world with regard to race, gender, religion, ethnicity, and disabilities,” said Roshni Sreedharan, MD, FASA, FCCM, who is presenting in three of these sessions. “We will discuss skills that audience members can use and hope to effect change by helping people recognize and respond to disparities and microaggressions. If the sessions help move the needle of equity even a little bit, that will be a win.”
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