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Program

50th Critical Care Congress

Virtual Event
January 31 - February 12, 2021

Registration will open on the folllowing dates:

SCCM Select Members    September 14, 2020
SCCM Members               September 21, 2020
All                                      September 28, 2020


The traditional Critical Care Congress, which gathers thousands of attendees to a central location, will not be held in Anaheim, California, January 31 to February 3, 2021. Instead, a virtual event is planned.
 
We are committed to delivering the same high-quality opportunities found at the Critical Care Congress, adapted to the needs of critical care professionals during these unprecedented times. The 2021 Congress will include:

  • Virtual presentations and online learning opportunities
  • Intimate small-group virtual roundtables with unprecedented access to leaders in the field
  • Late-breaking research in the form of abstracts and virtual Research Snapshot Theaters
  • Robust networking tools that will help you establish and nurture new relationships while you connect with old friends

More information regarding the 2021 Critical Care Congress will be coming soon. In the interim, we have developed this FAQ to assist you with your planning.
 

Register Online


For all registration options, please visit the Congress registration page

 

Participate in pre-Congress educational sessions. Each session is packed with essential clinical information to keep you well informed on various critical care topics. 

Registration Details
Registration for pre-Congress education 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 items you would like to attend and then "Add to Cart." Follow the prompts to complete your transaction.

If you wish to attend a pre-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.


Enhance your Critical Care Congress experience by participating in a master class. Space is limited, so be sure to register early. 

Registration Details
Registration for the master classes must be done in conjunction with your Congress registration. Visit the Congress registration page to complete your registration.

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.

You must register for Congress to attend these courses. 

Master Class: Cardiovascular Physiology (Adult)
Sunday, January 31, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Central Time
Registration rate: $150 early bird/ $299 after January 13, 2021

 
This four-hour master class will cover basic principles of cardiac and vascular physiology. Physiologic principles and current data concerning use of fluids and vasoactive agents in critically ill patients will also be addressed along with the technical aspects and clinical utility of tools commonly used to assess cardiac function, intravascular volume, and hemodynamic status
 
Master Class: Cardiovascular Physiology (Pediatrics)
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Central Time
Registration rate: $150 early bird/ $299 after January 13, 2021

 
The Master Class: Cardiovascular Physiology (Pediatrics) will provide experienced practitioners the most up-to-date information on the microbiology, physiology, and developmental changes in the patient with a single ventricle. Content will cover updated basic science, physiology, and treatment strategies for patients with acquired pulmonary hypertension. This master class will also provide content on updated physiologic and developmental changes in the pediatric heart transplant recipient as well as updated therapeutic options for patients with arrythmias and updated information related to both invasive and noninvasive cardiac output monitoring.
 
Master Class: Palliative Care Challenges in the ICU
Thursday, February 4, 2021
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Central Time
Registration rate: $150 early bird/ $299 after January 13, 2021

 
This master class will address different multiprofessional model structures for implementing palliative care programs in the ICU (adult and pediatric) and will review causes of conflict between the ICU team, family surrogates, and other medical consultants. The class will also cover communication strategies for optimizing family-centered meetings to discuss goals of care and minimize conflict along with the differences and similarities in providing palliative care for adult versus pediatric populations through case-based presentation (diagnosis, treatment, and communication).
 
Reimagining Teaching: A Master Class for Interprofessional Educators
Thursday, February 11, 2021
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Central Time
Registration rate: $150 early bird/ $299 after January 13, 2021

 
This Master Class will be taught as an interactive workshop that provides a rapid review of interprofessional education and adult learning theory as it applies to critical care. Attendees will brainstorm and review different interactive methods of interprofessional teaching strategies. Attendees will work in small interprofessional groups to develop a short teaching session that can be used at their home institutions.

Please check back as more details are added to the program.

Educational Leadership Panel Discussion
Implicit Bias: Impeding Critical Care Medicine Growth
February 11, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central Time
Presented by the Postgraduate Education Committee
Complimentary Registration
 
Critical care program directors, fellows, members of multiprofessional ICU teams, and those with a passion for critical care education are invited to participate in this session. We all carry unrecognized biases generated from our environmental and educational backgrounds. These implicit biases impact how we view and treat others. Similarly, a collection of biases within a training program can impact opportunities, experiences, and outcomes at our institutions. Bias impacts our policies, programs, and institutional arrangements. Making progress on reaching equity will require reflection and tools to change structure.
 
Plenary Sessions
Attend thought-provoking virtual presentations that promote innovative developments in critical care. Plenary sessions are held at unopposed times with presentations given by distinguished, world-renowned leaders in the critical care field.

Confirmed speakers include:


Frontline Nursing: Leadership Lessons From the Battlefield to COVID Crisis
Norma J. Shoemaker Honorary Lecture
Elizabeth J. Bridges, PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN, FCCM, Colonel USAFR NC (ret)
President, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Professor, University of Washington School of Nursing - Seattle
Clinical Nurse Researcher, University of Washington Medical Center - Montlake Campus


A Clinician-Scientist’s Journey: Career Reflections and Lessons Learned
Lifetime Achievement Award
Deborah J. Cook, MD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada


Max Harry Weil Memorial Lecture
Bertalan Meskó, MD, PhD
Director, The Medical Futurist Institute 
Professor, Semmelweis Medical School, Budapest, Hungary



ARDS: Will Precision Approaches Move the Needle?
Peter Safar Memorial Lecture
Daniel S. Talmor, MD, MPH
Edward Lowenstein Professor and Chair
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School


Public Health Crises: From Measles to COVID-19
Ake Grenvik Honorary Lecture
Howard A. Zucker, MD, JD, FCCM 
New York State Health Commissioner


Translation Research in Clinical Nutrition: From Bed to Bench and Back Again
William Shoemaker Memorial Lecture
Zudin Puthucheary, MBBS, B.Med.Sci, D.UHM, PGCME, EDICM, FRCP, FHEA, FFICM, PhD
Clinical Senior Lecturer, William Harvey Research Institute,
Barts and The London School of Medicine & Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London
Consultant in Intensive Care, Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust


Research Snapshot Theaters
Authors of abstracts and case reports will summarize their findings in brief presentations. Presentations will be available over the course of the virtual Congress event January 31 through February 12. 2021.

Star Research Presentations
The top 64 abstracts and case reports will be highlighted in the Star Research Presentations during the virtual Congress event.

Research Awards Ceremony
Winners of SCCM’s abstract and case report awards will be recognized during an awards

Educational Symposia
Learn about clinical breakthroughs and advances that lead to better patient care during these thought-provoking presentations. Each session is presented by leading experts in critical care and offers a thorough analysis of the developments and controversies affecting most intensive care unit

Critical Crosstalks
Participate in stimulating discussions on critical care. Critical Crosstalks are educational sessions and debates focused on critical care topics in the fields of internal medicine, anesthesiology, surgery, and more. Discussions are led by SCCM faculty members and specialty section members.

Roundtable Discussions
Popular roundtable discussion sessions will be integrated throughout the Virtual Congress schedule. Interact with other critical care professioanals during virtual live sessions and network with colleagues while discussing a variety of critical care professional, career, and leadership subjects. All sessions will be facilitated to ensure a lively discussion.