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Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric and Neonatal Course

Learn how to perform and interpret pediatric and neonatal ultrasound imaging.

Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric and Neonatal Course

August 9-10, 2021

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Gain the realistic training needed to perform and interpret ultrasound imaging for critically ill pediatric and neonatal patients during the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric and Neonatal 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 9-10, 2021, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago in Chicago, IL
  • Online: Learn virtually through a self-directed course available September 10, 2021. Attend skill stations at a later date.

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:
  • Comprehensive review of the latest strategies in ultrasound image interpretation and diagnostic challenges, as well as new innovations and procedures
  • High-quality education from prominent, multiprofessional faculty
  • Significant hands-on experience
At the end of the course, participants will have increased diagnostic skills and scanning proficiency and be able to immediately integrate the learned skills into clinical practice.

Complimentary Resources
Your registration includes a complimentary copy of SCCM’s Comprehensive Critical Care Ultrasound, Second Edition, eBook. It is a must-have for healthcare professionals who are interested in or currently practicing critical care ultrasound.
  • Covers the entire body, encompassing various views and diagnoses that clinicians will encounter at the bedside
  • Contains adult and pediatric content
  • Includes full-color images and online video
Registrants who attend in person will also receive a Pediatric 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
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SCCM Members
Early Rate
By June 9, 2021
Regular Rate
By July 7, 2021
Full Rate
After July 7, 2021
Physician - Select Member $1,670 $1,840​$2,020
Healthcare Professional - Select Member ​$1,250 $1,375​$1,510
Physician - Professional Member $1,775 $1,955$2,145
Healthcare Professional and Fellow* - Professional Member $1,330 $1,460$1,605
Physician - Associate Member $1,985 $2,185$2,400
Healthcare Professional - Associate Member $1,485 $1,630$1,795

* 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 ​$2,090 $2,300​$2,530
Healthcare Professional ​$1,565 $1,720$1,895

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

Session Content
  • Assessing Right Ventricular Function, Pressure, and Volume
  • Diagnostic Applications in the Neonate
  • Education and Program Development
  • Focused Assessment With Sonography in Trauma (FAST) and Focused Assessment for Free Fluid (FAFF) Examinations
  • Focused Cardiac Ultrasound
  • Lung and Thoracic Examination
  • Moving Forward: Progressing at Home
  • Pericardial Fluid and Pulmonary Embolism
  • Predicting Volume Responsiveness
  • Qualitative Assessment of Left Ventricular Function
  • Quantitative Assessment of Left Ventricular Function
  • Shock and Cardiac Arrest
  • Ultrasound Guidance for Pediatric and Neonatal Procedures
  • Ultrasound in the Perioperative Setting
  • Ultrasound Physics and Machine Basics
Skill Stations
  • Apical and Subcostal Views
  • Ask the Expert
  • FAST/FAFF Assessment of Gastric Contents
  • Focused Cardiac Ultrasound: Augmented Reality
  • Left and Right Ventricular Function
  • Lumbar Puncture and Thoracentesis
  • Lung and Thoracic Examinations
  • Parasternal Views
  • Predicting Volume Responsiveness
  • Scenario 1: Simulators
  • Scenario 2: Clinical Cases/Ask the Expert
  • Vascular Procedures

Thought Leaders

Subject to change

Christie Glau, MD
Christie Glau, MD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Russ Horowitz, MD, RDMS
Russ Horowitz, MD, RDMS
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Shazia Bhombal, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California, USA

Thomas Conlon, MD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Saul Flores, MD
Texas Children’s Hospital
Houston, Texas, USA

Maria V. Fraga, MD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

David Kantor, MD
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Mjaye L. Mazwi, MD, MBChB
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Akira Nishisaki, MD, MSCE
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Joan Sanchez-de-Toledo, MD, PhD
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Jason Z. Stoller, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Erik Su, MD
University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston, Texas, USA

Mark D. Weber, RN, CRNP-AC
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Continuing Education

Continuing education/continuing medical education and maintenance of certification credit are available. Physicians, nurses, and physician assistants are eligible to receive up to 19.5 credit hours.

Learning Objectives
  • Acquire a foundation of ultrasound knowledge
  • Identify image interpretation and utilization of ultrasound as a diagnostic tool
Target Audience
This continuing education activity is intended to meet the needs of pediatricians, anesthesiologists, cardiologists, emergency physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, neonatologists, hospitalists, and all other providers who care for pediatric patients in any setting in which critical care is provided.

Type of Activity 
This live activity will focus on applying knowledge and techniques of ultrasound in the pediatric intensive care unit. 

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) supports recommendations that 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
  • 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 the live educational activity, Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric and Neonatal, for a maximum of 19.5 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: Pediatric and Neonatal activity has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. 8181, for up to 19.5 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 19.5 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

Maintenance of Certification 
American Board of Pediatrics: This course meets the requirements for maintenance of certification (MOC) Part II. To claim MOC Part II credit, you must pass the posttest, select the option for pediatric MOC II, and enter your American Board of Pediatrics member number and your date of birth. Your score will be reported directly to the board. This course meets the requirements for MOC for up to 19.5 credits.

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 Ultrasound: Pediatric and Neonatal 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.

Contact Desiree Ng at +1 847 827-7188 for more information. Find More Sponsorship Opportunities

Host an Ultrasound 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.
Learn More About Hosting a Course