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Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult Course

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

Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult Course

August 9-10, 2021

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Gain the realistic training needed to perform and interpret ultrasound imaging for critically ill patients during the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Critical Care Ultrasound: 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 9-10, 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, ensured by a five-to-one
    learner-to-faculty ratio
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 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 $1,670 $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
  • Basic Evaluation of Left Ventricular Function and Cardiac Output
  • Basic Evaluation of Right Ventricular Function
  • Basic Physics and Knobology
  • Echocardiographic Approach to Shock
  • Evaluation of Pneumothorax, Pleural Effusions, and Thoracentesis
  • Focused Assessment With Sonography in Trauma (FAST) Examination
  • Fundamental Echocardiography Views
  • Image Interpretation Session
  • Intravascular Volume Assessment
  • Pulmonary Embolism: Diagnosis and Physiology
  • Tamponade: Diagnosis and Physiology
  • Vascular Ultrasound

Skill Stations
  • Apical Views
  • Ask the Expert
  • Cardiac Output
  • FAST Examination
  • Focused Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography (FATE) Examination
  • Left and Right Ventricular Function
  • Lung: Pleural Effusions and Thoracentesis
  • Parasternal Views
  • Subcostal Views
  • Tamponade Evaluation
  • Vascular Ultrasound
  • Volume Assessment

Invited Thought Leaders

Subject to change

Alberto Goffi, MD
Alberto Goffi, MD
University of Toronto/St. Michael’s Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Daniel W. Johnson, MD
Daniel W. Johnson, MD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Enyo Ablordeppey, MD
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Sarah E. Bain, MD
Virginia Mason Hospital
Seattle, Washington, USA

Suzanne K. Bridge, MD
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

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

Stephanie Cha, MD
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Peter E. Croft, MD
Maine Medical Center
Portland, Maine, USA

Kristin Cushenbery, RN
Mayo Clinic Hospital
Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Jose L. Diaz-Gomez, MD, FASE, FCCM
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Houston, Texas, USA

Lyle Gerety, MD
University of Vermont Medical Center
Burlington, Vermont, USA

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

Hailey Hobbs, MD
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

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

Paul K. Mohabir, MD
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, California, USA

Sara Nikravan, MD
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, USA

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Pablo Perez D’Empaire, MD, FRCPC, FACE, FCCM
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Aarti Sarwal, MD, FCCM
Wake Forest Baptist Health Center
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

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

Daniel A. Sweeney, MD
University of California
La Jolla, California, USA

Carla Venegas-Borsellino, MD
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Brandon M. Wiley, MD, MS
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, 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 credit hours.

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.


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: 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.

Contact Desiree Ng at +1 847 827-7188 for more information.

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Associate Price: $265.00
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Host an Ultrasound Course at Your Institution

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

Contact Us
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


Registration Fees

If you plan to attend this course in conjunction with the 2020 Congress, visit the Congress webpage to get started. 
If you are already registered for Congress and would like to add this course, please modify your existing Congress registration. 

If you wish to attend this course and NOT attend Congress, please add this course to your cart in the SCCM Store

 Registration Category   Course Fee 
​SCCM Member $1,950
Nonmember ​$2,530

Registration Options
Online: Register Now
Phone: +1 847 827-6888
Fax or Mail: Download the Registration Form

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 e-mailed 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 January 22, 2020, 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 Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult course are subject to change and/or cancellation. In the event of cancellation, only individual registration fees will be reimbursed.