Participate in pre- and post-Congress educational sessions. Each course is packed with essential clinical information to keep you well informed on various critical care topics.
Registration for pre- and post-Congress educational sessions can be done in conjunction with your Congress registration. Visit the Congress registration page.
If you are already registered for Congress and would like to add a ticketed session, please modify your existing Congress registration. To modify your registration, log in to your account in the SCCM store. Once logged in, select "All Events." Select the "Details" button from the Congress line item. Once on the Congress event page, select "Edit Registration." Select the events you would like to attend and then "Add to Cart." Follow the prompts to complete your transaction.
If you wish to attend a pre- and/or post-Congress educational session and not attend Congress, please visit the SCCM store and search by the course title to register.
Course prices vary; view the Congress registration form for details.
Friday, February 15, and Saturday, February 16, 2019
Full Two-Day Courses
Advanced VV ECMO Workshop
Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO), in partnership with SCCM, is pleased to announce the Advanced VV ECMO Workshop for respiratory failure. Led by expert faculty, this two-day workshop covers all elements of managing severe hypoxemic and hypercapniec respiratory failure on VV ECMO. Topics covered include ventilator management on VV ECMO, troubleshooting the ECMO circuit, anticoagulation management, awake ambulatory ECMO, ECMO as a bridge to transplant, and the growing role of ECCO2R. Novel and challenging simulation sessions will complement lectures to provide an immersive educational experience. The workshop will take place at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel. Take advantage of discounted room rates at the ECMO course and book your hotel reservation online.
Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult
Gain the realistic training needed to perform and interpret ultrasound imaging during this two-day comprehensive course. Participants beneﬁt from skill stations that allow the immediate integration of learned skills using live models. Hands-on learning with a high faculty-to-attendee ratio includes topics such as Cardiac Output, Left/Right Ventricular Function, Focused Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography Examination, Vascular Ultrasound, and Ask the Expert. This course will be held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel.
Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric and Neonatal
Learn how to perform and interpret pediatric and neonatal ultrasound imaging during this comprehensive two-day course. Expert faculty will review the latest pediatric and neonatal strategies in ultrasound image interpretation and diagnostic challenges. Extensive faculty coverage ensures a signiﬁcant hands-on experience for each participant. Topics covered at the skill stations include Vascular and Guided Procedures, Volume Status, Ventricular Function, and Ask the Expert. This course will be held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel.
Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care
Enhance and update your critical care knowledge by attending this two-day multidisciplinary course, which will highlight a variety of topics applicable to the intensive care unit setting. The interactive format will include presentations on select topics, including Drug Withdrawal Syndromes, Cytokine Release Syndrome, Inhaled Antibiotics for Respiratory Infection, and the pro/con discussion, Do Mandates Improve Sepsis Care and Outcomes? Panel discussion provides attendees the opportunity to ask questions. Attendees will receive an accompanying book written by the faculty.
Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care
Attain expert knowledge and bring home new information and approaches for your pediatric critical care practice. This two-day interactive course with panel discussions will focus on clinical challenges pertinent to the critical care practitioner and will provide insight into new and controversial topics. The 16 presentations will include Tiered Transfusion Strategies, Metabolic Emergencies, Pharmacologic and Mechanical Support in Pediatric Heart Failure, and Toxidromes of Emerging Street Drugs. Attendees will receive an accompanying book written by the faculty.
Disaster Medicine and Toxicologic Emergencies for the Veterinary Critical Care Specialist
This two-day program is designed for veterinary emergency and critical care practitioners, residents, and interns. The first day will feature an in-depth look at common toxicities affecting cats and dogs. The program will emphasize mechanism of action, diagnosis, and treatment of toxins leading to emergency presentation and requiring intensive care and support. Many veterinary intensive care units and emergency departments around the country have been faced with patient management in the face of a natural disaster. The second day of the program will cover common environmental emergencies that occur with fires and hurricanes, as well as facility preparedness, disaster response teams, and unanticipated events based on the experiences of the presenters.
This program is held in conjunction with the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Critical Care Congress. This program has been jointly developed by the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
Fundamental Critical Care Support: Obstetrics
Fundamental Critical Care Support: Obstetrics is a newly developed Fundamentals licensed course. This two-day course is designed for intensivists and other critical care clinicians who focus on maternal/fetal critical care and those in obstetrics seeking additional education in critical care. Course content covers physiologic changes during pregnancy, specific obstetric medical conditions and their appropriate treatment, maternal cardiovascular resuscitation and airway management of critically ill pregnant patients, and appropriate steps in fetal assessment, delivery, and neonatal management. Skill stations will complement the lectures and allow course participants to practice clinical scenarios.
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Airway Management for the Critically Ill Patient
This full-day course will include didactic discussion and hands-on learning for emergent intubation, airway management pharmacology, rescue techniques for maintaining ventilation, and traditional and novel techniques and tools for difficult airway management in the adult and pediatric population. Attendees will also learn from expert faculty at skill stations encompassing laryngoscopy, fiberoptic intubation, surgical approaches to airway establishment, and rescue strategies in adult and pediatric airway management.
Bedside Pharmacologic Management
The first- and second-line therapies failed; you are already "off the map" in terms of guidelines, protocols, algorithms, and order sets. Now what? What exactly are the rules and what skills do you need to (safely) break them? Come and explore solutions for common clinical challenges—and misadventures, whoops!— in medication management with leading ecperts. Topics for this eight-hour course will include toxicology, neurocritical care, pain, agitation, sepsis, and shock. There will be an emphasis on skills and practice that challenge the new and seasoned clinician alike.
Critical Care Quality Summit
The Critical Care Quality Summit is a unique conference focused on peer-to-peer learning led by expert faculty exploring hot topics in critical care patient safety and quality. The intensive care unit (ICU) team is encouraged to attend, as well as individuals who can plan to return to their ICU equipped with innovative implementation strategies. This event will cultivate an environment of learning and sharing with like-minded critical care professionals with the goal of improving bedside care.
ICU Simulation Bootcamp: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Bedside Emergencies and Teamwork
This high-fidelity simulation course is designed for ICU providers in training (senior residents, fellows) and all new-to-practice ICU providers (physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and respiratory therapists). Attendees will participate in highfidelity simulated ICU emergencies to improve teamwork, leadership, and situational awareness in acute ICU care. Attendees will practice managing high-risk but infrequent ICU-type conditions in a realistic environment and then debrief the learning experience in collaborative and interactive sessions. This full-day course is not intended for experienced intensivists or for medical or nursing students. This course will take place at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California, USA. Round-trip transportation will be provided.
Because this course is held in a U.S. government facility and there is a need for attendee security clearance, registration will be closed January 14, 2019. Attendee identification MUST be provided by January 14. No registrations can be taken after this date or on site. Please click here for more details and to complete the mandatory government security clearance form. (Please open link in Internet Explorer.)
Neurologic Monitoring in the Adult and Pediatric ICUs
This full-day course will examine the usefulness and implementation of a variety of advanced neurologic monitoring modalities in the intensive care unit. Indications, choice of appropriate patients, advantages, and pitfalls will be discussed. Topics will include continuous electroencephalography (EEG), including post-processing modalities such as quantitative and amplitude-integrated EEG, brain tissue oxygenation, transcranial Doppler, microdialysis, and neurosonology, including ophthalmic ultrasound, intracranial pressure monitoring, biomarkers, and neuroimaging. A pediatric and adult case-based format will be incorporated, including medical and surgical clinical scenarios in cardiac arrest, stroke, traumatic brain injury, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and status epilepticus.
SCCM Critical Care Research Methodology and Career Trajectory Foundation Course
Why select a research career in critical care? Critical care is an integral part of hospital care, consuming a substantial proportion of the beds and the budget. With increasing critical care needs and better research infrastructure, critical care research is expected to boom. This full-day course will explore the nature and scope of choosing an academic research career in critical care and will include topics such as identifying funding opportunities, writing grant proposals, finding mentors, and research collaboration. This course is applicable to surgeons, physicians, anesthesiologists, pharmacists, and nurses. It will be predominantly directed toward trainees, residents, fellows, and medical students but is also applicable to early career professionals.
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Half Day Courses
Liver Failure in the ICU
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The liver failure population lends unique challenges to management for the intensive care specialist. As liver transplantation has expanded both in the United States and abroad, more hospitals are becoming referral centers for patients with liver disease. Featuring a combination of lectures and case studies, this half-day precourse is designed to highlight some of the common considerations in management of liver failure in the ICU.
Palliative and End-of-Life Care in the ICU: State of the Art and Skills for the Intensivist Team
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Providing palliative and end-of-life care in the ICU is one of a clinician’s greatest challenges. This half-day course provides both didactic and experiential learning with multidisciplinary experts in the field. Attendees will learn the latest evidence in the fields of primary and specialty palliative care, as well as techniques to optimize complex discussions with clinicians, patients, and families. Participants will practice these skills in small group sessions focused on difficult conversations and formal family meetings.
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS): What to Do in the First Critical Hour of a Neurological Emergency
Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS) is designed to help healthcare professionals improve patient care and outcomes during the most crucial time - the critical first hours of the patient’s neurological emergency. ENLS covers a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach that outlines a consistent set of protocols, practical checklists, decision points, and suggested communication to use during patient management. Completion of this course and online assessment provides 15 hours of Level 1 CME, ANCC, ACPE and CAPCE credit, and two-year ENLS certification.
This course will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration is being handled by Neurocritical Care Society (NCS). To register, email email@example.com.
For questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 952 646-2033.
This program is held in conjunction with SCCM's Critical Care Congress. The Society has reviewed the program to ensure its appropriateness for the critical care provider. However, the program is developed and managed by NCS, an independent nonprofit organization, who is solely responsible for its content and management.