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Advanced Pharmacotherapy in Critical Care

Receive updates and new material on controversial therapeutic topics, guidelines, and a broad range of medication-related critical care literature.  


Advanced Pharmacotherapy in Critical Care

Tuesdays, April 5 through May 17, 2022

11:00 AM

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The Advanced Pharmacotherapy in Critical Care course helps prepare pharmacy professionals for the Critical Care Pharmacy Specialty Examination administered by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties.

The 2022 course will be held online Tuesdays from April 5, 2022, through May 17, 2022.

Participants will:
  • Review the pharmacotherapeutic management of critical care specific conditions
  • Apply new knowledge and integrate guidelines to solve pharmacotherapy problems pertinent to patient care in the critically ill population
  • Identify valuable practice, technologic, and administrative resources for further advancement of knowledge and practice in contemporary critical care topics


SCCM Membership
By May 17, 2022
Select Member $500
Professional Member $575
Associate Member $595
Nonmember $625

Payment Information

  • American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa credit cards are accepted.

  • Check or international money order, payable to SCCM, may be used to register via mail only.

  • Fees must be paid in U.S. funds and checks must be drawn on a U.S. bank.

  • For information on paying via wire transfer, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

  • Inquiries can be emailed to

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellations must be submitted in writing. All cancellations are subject to a $75 nonrefundable processing fee and must be postmarked before March 6, 2022, to be eligible for a refund. Cancellations postmarked after this date will not be refunded. Please allow four weeks to process refunds. Dates for the Advanced Pharmacotherapy in Critical Care course are subject to change and/or cancellation. In the event of cancellation, only individual registration fees will be reimbursed. 

Topics and Agenda

  • Optimization of Antimicrobial Routes of Therapy: Peritoneal, Intrapleural, and Intraventricular Administration
  • Role of Biomarkers and Rapid Diagnostic Tests in Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Optimization of Antimicrobial Dosing Based on Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Principles
  • Managing Transitions of Care for Critically Ill Patients With Chronic Heart Failure
  • Fluids in a Failing Heart
  • Management of New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation in the ICU
  • Oncologic Emergencies in the ICU
  • CAR-T Cell Therapy and Acute Toxicity Management
  • Recognizing Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Toxicities
  • Tenets of Precepting
  • Teaching on the Fly: Informal Bedside Education and Alternative Strategies
  • Teaching Across Generational Gaps and Engaging Over Virtual Platforms
  • It's a Two-Way Street: Roadmap to Mentorship and Sponsorship
  • Treating the Unknown: Strategies for Evaluating Possible Overdose When the History Isn't Present
  • Novel Drugs of Abuse: Synthetic Agents, Opioid Analogs, and Other Drugs
  • Transitions of Care to the ICU: Providing Ongoing Treatment and Managing Withdrawal
  • General Evaluation of Acid-Base Abnormalities
  • Iatrogenic Causes of Acid-Base Abnormalities
  • To Use or Not to Use: Bicarbonate Infusion Controversies
  • Gastrointestinal Induced Acid-Base Disorders

Invited Subject Matter Experts

Subject to change.

John M. Allen, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM, FCCP
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida, USA
No financial relationships 

Trisha N. Branan, PharmD, BCCCP 
University of Georgia College of Pharmacy 
Athens, Georgia, USA
No financial relationships 

Anne R.T. Brown, PharmD, BCCCP, FCCM ​
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 
Houston, Texas, USA 
No financial relationships 

Caitlin S. Brown, PharmD, BCCCP
Mayo School of Medicine
Rochester, Minnesota, USA 
No financial relationships 

Melanie Smith Condeni, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP 
Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center 
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
No financial relationships 

Chris A. Droege, PharmD, BCCCP, FASHP, FCCM
University of Cincinnati Medical Center 
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
No financial relationships 

Amy L. Dzierbra, PharmD, FCCP, BCCCP, FCCM
New York Presbyterian
New York, New York, USA
No financial relationships 

Jessica L. Elefritz, PharmD, BCCCP
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio, USA
No financial relationships 

Judith Jacobi, PharmD, BCCCP, MCCM 

Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital 
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
No financial relationships 

Andrew S. Jarrell, PharmD, BCCCP 
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center 
Portland, Oregon, USA
No financial relationships 

Meagan Johns, PharmD, MBA, BCCCP, BCPS, BCNSP 
UT Southwestern Medical Center  
Argyle, Texas, USA
No financial relationships 

Rachel M. Kruer, PharmD, BCCCP, FCCM 
Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
No financial relationships 

Melanie Laine, PharmD, BCCCP ​
University of Kentucky HealthCare 
Lexington, Kentucky, USA
No financial relationships 

Michael Liu, PharmD, BCCP, BCNSP, BCPS ​
Touro College of Pharmacy 
New York, New York, USA
No financial relationships 

Heather Personett May, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, USA
No financial relationships

Nicole M. Palm, PharmD, BCCCP
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
No financial relationships

Megan A. Rech, PharmD, BCCCP, FCCM
Loyola Medical Center
Maywood, Illinois, USA
No financial relationships

Paul Reynolds, PharmD, BCCCP
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, Colorado, USA​
No financial relationships

Christina Rose, PharmD, BCCCP
Temple University 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
No financial disclosures

Andrea Sikora, PharmD, MSCR, BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM  
The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
Augusta, Georgia, USA
No financial relationships


Continuing Education

CE/ACE and MOC points are available. Physicians, nurses, and pharmacists are eligible to receive up to 16 credit hours. 


Accreditation Statement: The Society of Critical Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Designation Statement: The Society of Critical Care Medicine designates this enduring educational activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 credit™. Physicians should claim only those hours of credit that they actually spent in the educational activity. 

Nurses: The Advanced Pharmacology in Critical Care activity has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. 8181, for up to 16 contact hours.

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Description automatically generatedPharmacists: The Society of Critical Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This enduring educational activity provides up to 16 contact hours of continuing education credit. 

This course also includes Board of Critical Care Pharmacy (BCCCP) credit of up to 16 hours. 

SCCM reports to a continuing pharmacy education (CPE) tracking service, CPE Monitor, which will authenticate and store data for completed CPE units received by pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. The tracking system will make CPE data for each participant available to the state boards of pharmacy where the participant is licensed or registered. After CPE units are processed by ACPE and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be able to log in to a comprehensive electronic profile to access information about their completed CPE. 

Maintenance of Certification   

Successful completion of this accredited continuing education (ACE) activity, which includes participation and a passing score of 70% in the evaluation component/posttest, enables the participant to earn up to 16 medical knowledge maintenance of certification (MOC) points in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), American Board of Anesthesia (ABA), and American Board of Surgery (ABS) MOC programs. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of ACE credits claimed for the activity. It is the ACE activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. ABS requires participants to self-report credit if audited. 

This course meets the requirements for maintenance of certification (MOC) for up to 16 credits. 

Self-Directed Advanced Pharmacotherapy in Critical Care

Experience the sessions from the live 2021 course at your own pace.

  • Evaluate new material on controversial therapeutics topics
  • Explore new guideline updates
  • Review a broad range of medication-related critical care literature

This self-directed course is suitable for a multiprofessional audience and is ideal for pharmacy professionals who are preparing for the Critical Care Pharmacy Specialty Certification Examination administered by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties.

Physicians, nurses, and pharmacists are eligible to receive 17 hours of continuing education credit. Maintenance of certification credit is also available.

Non-Member Price: $625.00
Associate Price: $595.00
Professional Price: $575.00
Select Price: $500.00

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