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Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult (Rosemont, Illinois)

Obtain the realistic training needed to perform and interpret ultrasound imaging.

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Increase your ultrasound diagnostic skills and scanning proficiency with the Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult course. Earn up to 17.5 accredited continuing education (ACE) credits and maintenance of certification (MOC) points. On completion, participants will be able to immediately integrate their learned skills into clinical practice.

This page offers registration options for in-person skill stations held at the OLC Education & Conference Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

The course includes:

Topics include cardiac output, left/right ventricular function, focused assessed transthoracic echocardiography (FATE) examination, vascular ultrasound, and much more.

After studying the text and viewing the presentations online, attend an eight-hour interactive skill training session. This full-day interactive session is led by subject matter experts and uses live models to provide the realistic training needed to perform and interpret ultrasound imaging. Significant experience is ensured with a low faculty-to-attendee ratio.

Looking for Congress Registration Information?

SCCM's ultrasound skill station events in San Juan, Puerto Rico, will be held before the 51st Critical Care Congress. Make the most of your time in Puerto Rico and take advantage of additional learning through Congress, to be held online and in person February 6-9, 2022. 

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Choose your preferred date below and sign up online, register by phone, or download and mail the form. Participation in the skill station event is recommended as part of this course but is not required.

Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult

Tuesday, August 13, 2024

7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Central Time
OLC Education & Conference Center, Rosemont, IL


Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult

Wednesday, August 14, 2024

7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Central Time
OLC Education & Conference Center, Rosemont, IL

SCCM Members
By August 14, 2024
Select Member - Physician ​$1,680
Select Member - Healthcare Professional ​$1,385
Professional Member - Physician $1,785
Professional Member - Healthcare Professional and Trainee* $1,475
Associate Member - Physician $1,995
Associate Member - Healthcare Professional $1,645

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

By September 15, 2021
Physician ​$2,100
Healthcare Professional ​$1,735

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 Policy 

Registrants may be eligible for refunds of activities at SCCM’s discretion. If you have not accessed the activity’s materials, have not completed a significant portion of the activity, and/or the content does not meet your needs, you may be eligible for a refund. A registrant’s cancellation of an in-person activity may incur a fee, at SCCM’s discretion. To reschedule an in-person activity, please contact SCCM Customer Service at least 30 days before the activity. If SCCM cannot hold an activity as intended, SCCM shall not be liable for any costs, expenses, or fees related to cancellation of travel and attendance associated with the event.


In-Person Skill Station Schedule

Subject to change.
6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. Registration
7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Skill Stations
  • Apical Views
  • Parasternal Views
  • Subcostal Views
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Skill Stations
  • Cardiac Output
  • Right Ventricular Function
  • Left Ventricular Function
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch and Clinical Case Discussion
12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Skill Stations
  • Lung: Pleural Effusions and Thoracentesis 
  • Volume Assessment
  • Focused Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography (FATE)/Tamponade Assessment
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Skill Stations
  • Focused Assessment With Sonography in Trauma (FAST) Examination
  • Vascular Ultrasound
  • Ask the Expert
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Questions, Answers, and Moving Forward

Invited Subject Matter Experts

Subject to change.

Sarah E. Bain, MD
Sarah E. Bain, MD
Virginia Mason Hospital 
Seattle, Washington, USA 
Brandon M. Wiley, MD, FASE, FACC, FCCM
Brandon M. Wiley, MD, FASE, FACC, FCCM
LAC + USC Medical Center
Pasadena, California, USA

Abbas K. Ali, MD, FCCM
Geisinger Medical Center Danville
Danville, Pennsylvania, USA

Stephen Brannan, MD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Jennifer Betz, RDCS, FASE
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Nibras F. Bughrara, MD, FCCM
Albany Medical College
Albany, New York, USA

Becky Burk, MD
Renown Regional Medical Center
Reno, Nevada, USA

Thomas Carver, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Cesar A. Castillo, MD
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Houston, Texas, USA

Keith Collins, MS, RDCS, FACE
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Siddharth P. Dugar, MD, FCCM
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Antonio Hernandez, MD, FCCM
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Madeline Jankowski, RDCS, ACS, FASE
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois, USA

John C. Klick, MD, FCCM
University of Vermont Medical Center
Burlington, Vermont, USA

Michael J. Lanspa, MD, MS, FCCM
Intermountain Medical Center
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Marcos G. Lopez, MD, MS
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Cristin A. Mount, MD, MACP, FCCM
Madigan Army Medical Center
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, USA

Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VAMC
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Connor G. O’Brien, MD
University of California
San Francisco, California, USA

Govind Panda, MD, RDCS
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Lisa Rapoport, MD, MS
Kaiser Permanente
Santa Clara, California, USA

Susanna Rudy, ACNP, DNP, AG-ACNP
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Pedro D. Salinas, MD, FASE
Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Christopher Schott, MD, MS, RDMS, FACEP
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Jacqueline Sohn, DO
CHI St Luke’s Baylor St Luke’s Medical Center
Houston, Texas, USA

Elrond Teo, MBBS, FCCP, FASE
Piedmont Healthcare
Marietta, Georgia, USA

Shaun Thompson, MD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Included With This Course

Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult Online

Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult Online

Access 9.5 hours ultrasound presentations by subject matter experts. Topics covered include evaluation of pneumothorax, pleural effusions, and thoracentesis; intravascular volume assessment; and echocardiographic approach to shock.

The online course is available for separate purchase as well.

Comprehensive Critical Care Ultrasound, Second Edition

Comprehensive Critical Care Ultrasound, Second Edition

Focused ultrasound examinations are being used more frequently in the critical care setting because of their rapid, precise detection capabilities. Comprehensive Critical Care Ultrasound, Second Edition, is a companion guide for new and experienced clinicians seeking to improve ultrasound understanding and skills in the ICU.

Comprehensive Critical Care Ultrasound, Second Edition, is available for separate purchase as well.

Adult ICU Quick Reference Guide

Adult ICU Quick Reference Guide

The Quick Reference Guide includes valuable resources that highlight some of the most useful bedside tools and algorithms available from SCCM, from Fundamentals training to ultrasound and the Surviving Sepsis Campaign.

Hotel and Travel

Information will be available soon.


Hampton Inn & Suites Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
9480 W. Higgins Road
Rosemont, Illinois

Experience the confident and casual design of Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois, USA, the place to enjoy the best of both worlds, with convenient access to O’Hare International Airport and easy accessibility to downtown Chicago. In addition to its inviting guest rooms and buffet-style continental breakfast, the hotel offers a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor pool, business center, and complimentary Wi-Fi in all guest rooms. Less than two miles away you’ll discover a variety of dining and entertainment options at Parkway Bank Park, the Rosemont Theater, the Fashion Outlet Mall, and more! Complimentary shuttle transportation is available to and from O’Hare International Airport and other nearby destinations. 

SCCM rate*: $149
*Rate does not include applicable taxes.
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Daily parking rates: Free parking

Reservations:  Make your hotel reservation by July 17, 2023, to receive SCCM’s discounted rate for stays between August 11 and 19, 2023. 


Air Travel

SCCM is pleased to partner with United Airlines for air travel to the course. 

United Airlines
By phone: +1 800 426-1122
By email:
Discount Booking Code: ZK4D830186

Car Rental

Hertz is offering course attendees a 5% discount on compact, mid-size, and full-size car rentals.

Promotion Code: 2199579

Air Travel

SCCM is pleased to partner with United Airlines for air travel to the course. 

United Airlines
By phone: +1 800 426-1122
Discount Booking Code: ZND4632277

Continuing Education

ACE credits and MOC points are available. Physicians, nurses, and physician assistants are eligible to receive up to 17.5 credit hours. More details coming soon. 


Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate a foundation of ultrasound knowledge
  • Practice acquisition of high-quality images via hands-on exercises
  • Demonstrate image interpretation and utilization of ultrasound as a diagnostic tool 
Target Audience
This continuing education activity is intended to meet the needs of intensivists, anesthesiologists, cardiologists, emergency physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, and all other professionals who care for patients in any setting in which critical care is provided.

Type of Activity 
This live workshop will focus on applying knowledge and practicing skills and techniques of ultrasound in the intensive care unit. 

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

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 the live educational activity, Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult, for a maximum of 19 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. 

Nurses: The Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult activity has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. 8181, for up to 19 contact hours. 

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 by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 19 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 19 medical knowledge maintenance of certification (MOC) points in the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Anesthesia, and American Board of Surgery MOC programs. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the number of CME credits claimed for the activity. This course meets the requirements for MOC for up to 19 credits.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Critical Care Ultrasound: 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.
Multiple opportunities are available to target your company’s goals and meet your budget when you become a sponsor.
Find Other Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities
Contact Desiree Ng at +1 847 827-7188 for more information.