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Critical Care Echocardiography Review Course

Explore all aspects of echocardiography in critically ill patients and prepare for the critical care echocardiography board examination.

Critical Care Echocardiography Review Course

November 9-11, 2021

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Review all aspects of echocardiography for critically ill patients during the 2021 Critical Care Echocardiography Review course, held in partnership between the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the American Society of Echocardiography.

SCCM offers a smart event experience with flexible learning options. Attend in person or access the programming online from anywhere. Decide at any time.

  • In person: Learn live November 9-11, 2021, at the OLC Education & Conference Center in Rosemont, IL
  • Online: Learn virtually through a self-directed course available December 10, 2021.


SCCM’s smart event experience delivers:
  • Educational content from leading experts
  • Continuing education credit
  • A no-hassle cancellation policy up to the day of the event

Course benefits include:

  • Preparation for the critical care echocardiography board examination led by highly skilled multiprofessional faculty
  • Valuable information for staying up to date on the latest in team-based care and ultrasound and echocardiography education
  • Access to published guidelines, expert consensus, and evidence-based recommendations
  • CE/CME and MOC available
The course is intended for critical care practitioners who are already familiar with ultrasound and echocardiography.

Concise Critical Appraisal: Development of the CCEeXAM

Critical care clinicians are increasingly using echocardiography to rapidly and noninvasively diagnose shock, hemodynamic instability, and respiratory failure; evaluate cardiac function; and track response to interventions. This Concise Critical Appraisal dives into a Critical Care Medicine article about the development of the first Examination of Special Competence in Critical Care Echocardiography (CCEeXAM). Learn about the certification process and how this skill can improve your practice.

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Register Now
Phone: +1 847 827-6888
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SCCM Members
Early Rate
By September 15, 2021
Advance Rate
By October 13, 2021
Full Rate
After October 13, 2021
Physician - Select Member $1,240 $1,395​$1,555
Healthcare Professional - Select Member $990 $1,115​$1,245
Physician - Professional Member $1,315 $1,475$1,635
Healthcare Professional and Fellow* - Professional Member $1,055 $1,180$1,305
Physician - Associate Member $1,470 $1,625$1,785
Healthcare Professional - Associate Member $1,175 $1,300$1,430

* Fellows must be a member of SCCM's Sponsored Fellow Program.

Early Rate
By September 15, 2021
Advance Rate
By October 13, 2021
Full Rate
After October 13, 2021
Physician ​$1,550 $1,705​$1,865
Healthcare Professional ​$1,240 $1,365​$1,490

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*
SCCM is offering this event with the option to attend online or in person. If this event cannot be held in person or is limited by government order, SCCM will still provide the online version of the event. If at any time before the event you decide to not participate, you may request and will receive a full refund. Please allow four weeks to process refunds. SCCM shall not be liable for any costs, expenses, or fees related to your cancellation of travel and attendance associated with the event. This includes but is not limited to cancellation of airline tickets, car rental reservations, and hotel reservations. Booking, purchasing, or securing travel arrangements is at the risk of the registrant.

Topics and Schedule

Subject to change

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Fundamentals of Ultrasound
  • Fundamentals of Physics and Knobology
  • Concepts of Imaging, Artifacts, and Knobology
  • Normal Transthoracic Examination
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography Views
  • Left Ventricular Systolic Function
  • Left Ventricular Diastolic Function
  • Evaluation of Right Ventricle
  • Hemodynamics (Static Evaluation of Intracardiac Pressures)
  • Volume Status and Fluid Responsiveness (Dynamic Evaluation)/Heart-Lung Interactions
  • Pericardial Disease Including Tamponade
  • The Aorta and Other Great Vessels
  • Devices and Foreign Bodies
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid and Pulmonic Valve
  • Mitral Valve
Thoracic, Abdominal, and Vascular Ultrasound 
  • Ultrasound of the Lung and Pleura
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Vascular Ultrasound
  • Trauma, Including Focused Assessment With Sonography Examination
  • Abdominal Ultrasound

Pathologic States 
  • Shock
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies
  • Ischemic Heart Disease and Left Ventricular Regional Function
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Syndromes Including Pulmonary Embolism
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Intracardiac Masses Including Endocarditis
  • Congenital Heart Disease in Adults

Invited Thought Leaders

Subject to change

Sara Nikravan, MD
Sara Nikravan, MD
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, USA
Michael J. Lanspa, MD, MS, FASE, FCCM
Michael J. Lanspa, MD, MS, FASE, FCCM
Intermountain Medical Center
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Enyo Ablordeppey, MD, MPH
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Marcus Behrens, MD
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, Washington, USA

Courtney Bennett, DO, FACC
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Alberto Goffi, MD
University of Toronto/St. Michael’s Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Daniel W. Johnson, MD, FCCM
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Jan Kasal, MD, FASE, FCCM
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

John Kotter, MD
University of Kentucky Gill Heart Institute
Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Paul K. Mohabir, MD
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, California, USA

Lisa Rapoport, MD, MS
Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center
Palo Alto, California, USA

Vera Rigolin, MD, FASE
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Vincent L. Sorrell, MD, FACP, FACC, FASE
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Cynthia Taub, MBA, MD
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Hanover, New Hampshire, USA

Brandon M. Wiley, MD, MS, FASE, FACC
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Continuing Education

Continuing education/continuing medical education and maintenance of certification credit are available. Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and physician assistants are eligible to receive up to 24.5 credit hours.

Learning Objectives
  • Discuss relevant clinical topics and updates to increase knowledge base in critical care echocardiography
  • Assess the scientific foundations and literature evidence for using echocardiography in critically ill patients
  • Apply effective learning approaches, including case-based discussion and question review, to implement echocardiography in the critical care setting
Target Audience
This continuing education activity is intended to meet the needs of intensivists, anesthesiologists, cardiologists, emergency physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, hospitalists, and all other medical professionals who care for patients in any setting in which critical care is provided.

Type of Activity
This course will provide highly skilled experts the ability to synthesize the existing literature in the field to apply concepts in practice.

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) supports recommendations that will promote lifelong learning through continuing education. SCCM promotes activities that encourage the highest quality in education that will enhance knowledge, competence, or performance in critical care practice. This activity will meet the following competencies:
  • Professionalism
  • Patient care and procedural skills
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
Credit Hours

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

Designation Statement: The Society of Critical Care Medicine designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 24.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Society of Critical Care Medicine is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. 8181, for 24.5 contact hours.

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 24.5 hours of continuing education credit.

Physician Assistants
The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 24.5 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

Maintenance of Certification
Successful completion of this continuing medical education (CME) activity, which includes completion of the post-assessment survey and evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 24.5 medical knowledge maintenance of certification (MOC) points in the following boards’ MOC programs:
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
  • American Board of Anesthesia (ABA)
  • American Board of Surgery (ABS)


Hotel and Travel


Hampton Inn & Suites Rosemont Chicago O'Hare

9480 W. Higgins Road
Rosemont, IL

Experience the sleek style and comfort of Hampton Inn & Suites Rosemont Chicago O’Hare, conveniently located just steps away from the meeting facility and less than a ten-minute drive from O’Hare International Airport. Take advantage of their free parking for meeting attendees, free shuttle service, complimentary WiFi, indoor pool, fitness center, bar, and patio with a fire pit. In addition, a variety of dining and entertainment options are within walking distance, and downtown Chicago is a short drive or train ride away.

SCCM rate*:
$119 single/double occupancy
*Rate does not include applicable taxes. 
Book Now

Make your hotel reservation by October 24, 2021, to receive SCCM’s discounted rate when you stay between November 8 and 12, 2021. Book online or call +1 847 692-3000 and identify yourself as a participant in SCCM’s course. Attendees are encouraged to reserve their rooms early. Reservations made after October 24, 2021, may not receive the discounted rate. Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card at the time of booking. Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the scheduled check-in time of 3:00 p.m. to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax. An early departure fee may apply.

Air Travel

Course attendees and guests are eligible for a discount of up to 10% off published United Airlines fares.

Please refer to offer code ZJY2797363 when booking.

By phone: +1 800 426-1122

Please note: When booking online, select “Advanced search” to find the offer code field.

Car Rental

Course attendees and guests are eligible for a discount of up to 20% off the daily rate of Hertz rental cars.

Please refer to offer code 2199579 when booking.

By phone: +1 800 654-4173

Please note: When booking online, click “Add a Discount Code” and select "Discount/CDP/Club Code."

Sponsorship Opportunities 

​The Critical Care Echocardiography Review Course provides opportunities for sponsors to bring their marketing message and information about their products and services directly to key members of the intensive care/critical care unit team. Multiple opportunities are available to target your company’s goals and meet your budget when you become a sponsor. 

​Sponsor - $4,000 
  • ​6' tabletop (electrical outlet provided) 
  • Preregistration list 
  • Color logo on commercial sponsor signage at the event 
  • Acknowledged as a sponsor on the event app* 
  • Acknowledged as a sponsor on the registration brochure** 
  • Sponsorship mention in attendee eblast 
  • Sponsorship acknowledgment at breakfast, lunch, and breaks  
*if event app is available 
**only if an agreement exists 

Self-Directed Critical Care Echocardiography Review

Experience the educational content from the 2019 Critical Care Echocardiography Review Course, held in partnership between the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American Society of Echocardiography, from the comfort of your home or office. Self-Directed features videos and slides from individual presentations at the live course, as well as a question-and-answer-session to test knowledge on critical care echocardiography. Videos of every session are provided in a searchable format, so you can access the entire program as if you were there. Once you have purchased Critical Care Echocardiography Review Self-Directed, you can access it as often as you like by logging in to Physicians, nurses, and physician assistants are eligible to receive 22.75 hours of continuing education credit. Maintenance of Certification credit is also available. CE/CME, MOC expires on May 31, 2023.

Non-Member Price: $1,180.00
Associate Price: $1,120.00
Professional Price: $1,000.00
Select Price: $940.00

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