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Multiprofessional Critical Care Review: Adult Course

Providing the most comprehensive review and update of the diagnosis, monitoring, and management of critically ill adult patients.

Multiprofessional Critical Care Review: Adult Course

August 9-13, 2021

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Receive the most comprehensive review and update of the diagnosis, monitoring, and management of critically ill adult patients with the Society of Critical Care Medicine's (SCCM) 2021 Multiprofessional Critical Care Review: Adult course.

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

  • In person: Learn live August 9-13, 2021, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago in Chicago, IL.
  • Online: Learn virtually through a self-directed course available September 10, 2021.


In-Person Learning Is Back!

Connect with renowned thought leaders and your peers this August in Chicago, IL, as SCCM gathers in person for the first time since the pandemic began. To ensure a safe and comfortable environment, only fully vaccinated individuals may attend in person. Masks are optional. An online attendance option is available for all courses. This smart event experience offers flexibility to fit your needs and schedule.

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 highlights include:
  • Accurate assessments of your knowledge in critical care
  • Discussion of cutting-edge topics
  • World-class faculty that provide the most up-to-date information in critical care across all healthcare professions
Complimentary Resource
Registrants who attend in person will receive an Adult ICU Quick Reference Guide. This pocket-sized resource highlights some of the most useful bedside tools and algorithms available from SCCM – from Fundamentals training to Ultrasound and the Surviving Sepsis Campaign.


Register Now
Phone: +1 847 827-6888
Download the Registration Form

SCCM Members
Early Rate
By June 9, 2021
Regular Rate
By July 7, 2021
Full Rate
After July 7, 2021
Physician - Select Member $1,135 $1,250​$1,375
Healthcare Professional - Select Member $850 $935​$1,030
Physician - Professional Member $1,205 $1,330$1,460
Healthcare Professional and Fellow* - Professional Member $905 $990$1,090
Physician - Associate Member $1,344 $1,480$1,625
Healthcare Professional - Associate Member $1,000 $1,100$1,210

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

By June 9, 2021
Regular Rate
By July 7, 2021
Full Rate
After July 7, 2021
Physician ​$1,420 $1,560​$1,715
Healthcare Professional ​$1,060 $1,165​$1,280

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 virtual/online or in person. If this event cannot be held in person or is limited by government order, SCCM will still provide the virtual/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.

SCCM follows all Federal, State and local requirements and public health guidance, especially related to permitted gatherings. Permitted gatherings include, but are not limited to activities such as in-person events, like conferences and workshops.
Full COVID-19 vaccination, as defined by the CDC, is currently mandatory for all onsite participants at SCCM events. At event check-in, attendees will be required to show their CDC vaccination card and matching photo ID. Masks at in-person events are currently optional. Registrants who do not wish to comply with this policy may participate online as part of the SCCM Smart Event program.  
SCCM’s policy will be updated as needed to reflect changes in governmental regulations and public health guidance. Registrants will be informed by email when changes to this policy affect participation at an in-person event to which they have registered.  


Subject to change

Infectious Diseases, Liver, and Gastrointestinal
  • Antibacterials, Antifungals, Antivirals: When, How Much, and How Long?
  • Case Review: Sepsis
  • Complications of Solid Organ Transplantation
  • Evidence-Based Management of Septic Shock
  • Hepatic Failure
  • Monitoring and Stabilization of the Trauma Patient
  • Necrotizing Pancreatitis and Infected Necrosis
  • Nutrition Support in the ICU
  • Severe Infections: Common Bacterial and Fungal Infections
  • Shock: Management of Specific Syndromes
  • Trouble in the Environment: Temperature, Drowning, and Radiation
Respiratory Disease, Mechanical Ventilation, and Noninvasive Support
  • Case Discussions: What to Do When: Challenging Ventilator Management Cases
  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Cases You Should Know
  • Early Mobility in Critically Ill Patients
  • Liberation from Mechanical Ventilation Using the ICU Liberation (A-F) Bundle
  • Mechanical Ventilation I: Back to the Basics
  • Mechanical Ventilation II: Ventilator Options
  • Mechanical Ventilation III: Management of Acute Respiratory Failure
  • Noninvasive Oxygenation and Ventilation Strategy
  • Venous Thromboembolism
  • Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention
Kidney, Babies, Blood, and Endocrine Emergencies
  • Acute Kidney Injury: Diagnosis and Management
  • Bleeding and Coagulation Disorders: What Am I to Do With Those New Agents?
  • Cases You Must Know How to Manage
  • Complex Acid-Base Disorders
  • Electrolyte Emergencies
  • Endocrine Emergencies
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Management of Hypertensive Crises
  • Obstetric Emergencies
  • Oncologic-Related ICU Emergencies
  • Renal Replacement Therapy Strategies in the ICU
  • Toxicology and Drug Overdoses
  • Withdrawal Syndromes in the ICU: Diagnosis and Management
Hemodynamics and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Analysis and Therapy of Supraventricular Arrhythmias
  • Analysis and Therapy of Ventricular Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac Output Monitoring Devices
  • Cardiovascular Surgery Complications and Mechanical Devices
  • Case Studies in Cardiac and Arrhythmias
  • Case Studies in Hemodynamics
  • Congestive Heart Failure: Diagnosis and Management
  • Imaging Session for Point-of-Care Ultrasound (Cardiac and Lung)
  • Inotropes and Vasoactive Agents in Cardiogenic Shock
  • Pulmonary Hypertension in Critical Illness: The “Right” Management
  • ST and Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarctions

Brain Emergencies and other Intracranial Problems
  • Airway Emergencies
  • Death by Neurologic Criteria
  • Ethical Challenges and How to Approach Them
  • Intracranial Hypertension
  • Management of Severe Stroke and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Sedation and Analgesia: Practical Drug Selection and Pharmacology
  • Seizures and Status Epilepticus

Invited Thought Leaders

Subject to change

Philip A. Efron, MD, FACS, FCCM
Philip A. Efron, MD, FACS, FCCM
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida, USA
Jonathan E. Sevransky, MD, MHS, FCCM
Jonathan E. Sevransky, MD, MHS, FCCM
Emory University Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Heatherlee Bailey, MD, FCCM
Durham VA Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina, USA

Michele C. Balas, PhD, CRNP
Ohio State University
Dublin, Ohio, USA

Marie R. Baldisseri, MD, MPH, FCCM
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Robert A. Balk, MD, MCCM
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Elaine Chen, MD
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Jose J. Diaz Jr, MD, FASE, FCCM
University of Maryland Medical Center
R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Todd Dorman, MD, FCCM
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Lee Goeddel, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Steven M. Hollenberg, MD, FACC, FAHA, FCCP
Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, New Jersey, USA

Robert C. Hyzy, MD, MCCM
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Lewis J. Kaplan, MD, FACS, FCCM
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

George H. Karam, MD, MACP
LSU Health Science Center
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Kianoush Kashani, MD
Mayo Foundation
Rochester, Minnesota, USA
David A. Kaufman, MD
NYU Langone School of Medicine
New York, New York, USA

Michelle Kozeniecki, MS, RD, CNSC, CCTD
Froedtert Hospital of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

John J. Marini, MD
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Greg S. Martin, MD, MSc, FCCM
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Andrew M. Naidech, MD, MS
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Rahul S. Nanchal, MD, FCCM
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Stephen M. Pastores, MD, FCCM
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, USA

Gourang P. Patel, PharmD, MSc, FCCM
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Jose J. Provencio, MD
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Anitha Vijayan, MD, FASN
Washington University of St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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

Sammy Zakaria, MD, MPH
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Janice L. Zimmerman, MD, FCCM
Houston, Texas, 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 38 credit hours.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Discuss relevant clinical topics and updates to increase knowledge base in critical care
  • Assess the scientific foundations and literature evidence for the diagnosis, monitoring, and management of patients with critical illness
  • Compare information among multiprofessional practitioners involved in the practice of critical care medicine
Target Audience
This course is designed as a comprehensive review of the diagnosis, monitoring, and management of the critically ill patient as well as preparation for the critical care subspecialty examination. This continuing education offering is intended to meet the needs of any healthcare provider involved in the care of critically ill patients, including advanced practice nurses, anesthesiologists, cardiologists, critical care fellows, critical care nurses, emergency medicine practitioners, intensivists, internists, neurologists, pharmacists, pulmonologists, respiratory care practitioners, and surgeons.

Type of Activity 
This activity was prepared as a critical care review and will focus on increasing knowledge-based content.

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: 
  • Practice applications
  • Medical knowledge
Credit Hours 

Physicians: 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 38 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. 

Nurses: This activity has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. 8181, for up to 38 contact hours for this activity. 

Pharmacists: 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 38 contact hours of continuing education credit. (0236-0000-21-117-L01-P) 

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, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be able to log in to a comprehensive electronic profile to access information about their completed CPE.

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 the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 38 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

Maintenance of Certification 
Successful completion of this continuing medical education (CME) activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 38 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 number of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Hotel and Travel


Sheraton Grand Chicago

301 East North Water Street
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Newly renovated and perfectly situated, Sheraton Grand Chicago offers a truly remarkable experience. The hotel is set in the heart of the bustling downtown district, along the Chicago Riverwalk; iconic attractions including Millennium Park, Navy Pier, and the Magnificent Mile are mere steps away. Settle in to your intuitively designed room or suite, which boasts city, river and lake views; sink into the ultra-comfortable Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience, and make use of a spacious work desk, high-speed internet, and flat-screen TV. The hotel features several excellent restaurants, from prime cuts of beef at Shula’s Steak House to the laid-back Chicago Burger Company, open seasonally along the Riverwalk. Limited amenities available.

SCCM rate*:
$199 single/double occupancy
*Rate does not include applicable taxes. 
Book Now

Daily parking rate: Self-park: $35

Make your hotel reservation by July 19, 2021, to receive SCCM’s discounted rate. Book online or call +1 888 627-7106 and identify yourself as a participant in SCCM’s course. Attendees are encouraged to reserve their rooms early. Reservations made after July 19, 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 24 hours before the scheduled check-in time of 4:00 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. There are three convenient ways to book your flight. 

By phone: +1 800 426-1122
By email:
Discount Booking Code: ZJY2797363

Please note: When booking online, select “Advanced search” to find the offer code field. Booking by phone or email may incur an additional service fee per ticket. Such service fee is nonrefundable and applies to all itineraries, one-way or round-trip. Please allow 24 hours for email requests to be processed.

Travel Regulations

Please visit for the latest information regarding travel to Chicago.
For details on international travel, visit the U.S. Department of State website at

Travelers to the United States from Visa Waiver Program countries must go to the Electronic System for Travel Authorization website (esta.cbp. and complete an application before entering the country by air or sea. If approved, the authorization is valid for two years and can be renewed. Travelers no longer need to complete an I-94W form before each trip to the United States.

Car Rental

SCCM has negotiated special car rental rates for course attendees with Hertz. Discounted rates are available for rentals checked out and returned between Tuesday, August 3, and Monday, August 16. To receive the discounted rates, please refer to the information below.

By phone: +1 800 654-2240 (toll free) or +1 405 749-4434
CV #: 022Q9528

Please note: When booking online, select “Advanced search” to find the offer code field. Booking by phone or email may incur an additional service fee per ticket. Such service fee is nonrefundable and applies to all itineraries, one-way or round-trip. Please allow 24 hours for email requests to be processed.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Critical Care Review Course: Adult 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. There are multiple opportunities available to target your company’s goals and meet your budget when you become a sponsor. 


Host a Multiprofessional Critical Care Review: Adult Course at Your Institution

The SCCM Licensing Team can provide details about bringing training to your institution.

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Hosting an SCCM licensed course offers a unique opportunity to train your staff. Hosted courses combine expert-developed lectures with hands-on skill stations and are available in both in-person and online formats. Choose to hold one course or explore package pricing.
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