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ICU Liberation Simulation Conference

September 10-11, 2019
Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Light Hall
2213 Garland Ave.
Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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The Society of Critical Care Medicine is partnering with Vanderbilt University Medical Center to offer a one and a half day didactic and simulation conference that will review implementations strategies and discuss approaches to enable a more effective and lasting application of the new pain, agitation/sedation, delirium, immobility, and sleep disruption (PADIS) guidelines by utilizing the multiprofessional team.
Participants will:

  • Review the PADIS guidelines and the ICU Liberation Bundle
  • Learn strategies for implementation and management of the PADIS guidelines and ICU Liberation Bundle in the intensive care unit (ICU)
  • Gain significant hands-on experience by applying strategies during patient scenario simulations
  • Earn continuing medical education credit hours (available to physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and respiratory therapists)
Internationally recognized faculty will present lectures on patient management strategies and engage participants in clinical scenarios through small-group simulation labs. Hospitals are encouraged to send a team of two or more participants who will then be able to implement these strategies within their hospital’s ICU after the conference.
Meals Provided
Tuesday, September 10, 2019: Continental breafast, morning coffee break, lunch, afternoon snack
Wednesday September 11, 2019: Continental breakfast morning coffee break

September 10, 2019
7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
Welcome and Overview

7:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Critical Care History:The Building of the ICU Liberation Bundle

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
A: Assess, Prevent, and Manage Pain

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
B: Both Spontaneous Awakening Trials (SATs) and Spontaneous Breathing Trials (SBTs)

9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Morning Simulation Sessions
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Assessment Tools in Ventilated and Nonventilated Patients (Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool, Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale)

10:10 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
Panel Discussion

10:50 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Confusion Assessment Method for the ICU for Ventilated Patients

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Confusion Assessment Method for the ICU for Nonventilated Patients

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
C: Choice of Analgesia and Sedation

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
D: Delirium: Assess, Prevent, and Manage

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Integration of Good Sleep Hygiene

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Afternoon Simulation Sessions
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
C: Choice of Analgesia and Sedation

3:10 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
B: Both Spontaneous Awakening Trials (SATs) and Spontaneous Breathing Trials (SBTs)

3:50 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
Discussion: Implementation Strategies

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pediatric Simulation: Video Vignette

September 11, 2019
7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
Recap of Day 1

7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Post-Intensive Care Syndrome

8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
E: Early Mobility and Exercise

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
F: Family Engagement and Empowerment

Simulation Sessions
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
F: Family Demonstration

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
E: Early Mobility and Exercise Demonstration

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Open Discussion: Now What Do We Do Back at Our Institution?
Registration Fees
Member discount available! Log in to see your member discounted price. 

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Registration Category Early Rate
(By July 17, 2019)
Advance Rate
(By August 14, 2019)​
Full Rate
(After August 14, 2019)
​SCCM Member​
​Physician - Associate Member $1,180 $1,295 ​$1,420
​Healthcare Professional - Associate Member ​$880 $965 ​$1,060
Physician - Professional Member $1,055 $1,160 $1,275
Healthcare Professional and Fellow* - Professional Member $790 $865 $950
Physician - Select Member $995 $1,095 $1,200
Healthcare Professional - Select Member $740 $810 $890
​Physician  ​$1,245 ​$1,370 ​$1,510
Healthcare Professional  ​$930 ​$1,025 ​$1,130
*Fellows must be a member of SCCM Sponsored Fellow Program.

Registration Options
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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 August 14, 2019, 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 ICU Liberation Simulation Conference are subject to change and/or cancellation. In the event of cancellation, only individual registration fees will be reimbursed. 
Hotel Accommodations

Holiday Inn: Nashville-Vanderbilt
2613 West End Ave
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
SCCM rate: $169 single/double occupancy
*Rate does not include applicable taxes

Daily parking rates: Self-park: $22

Reservations: Make your hotel reservation by August 12, 2019 to receive SCCM's discounted rate. Book your room online or call +1 615 327-4707, then press 2 for reservations and identify yourself as a participant in SCCM's 2019 ICU Liberation Simulation Conference. Conference attendees are encouraged to reserve their rooms early. A credit card is required to hold the reservation and a credit or debit card must be presented at check in at the hotel. Reservations must be cancelled 24 hours before check in in order to avoid a charge for the first night per room to the card used to reserve the reservation.

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

Offer Code: ZGY9181868
Phone: 1-800-426-1122

Car Rental 
SCCM has negotiated special car rental rates with Hertz. Discounted rates are available for rentals checked out and returned between August 27, 2019 and September 25, 2019. To receive the discounted rates, please refer to the information below.

Phone: 1-800-654-2240 (toll-free) or 1-405-749-4434
CV #: 054W0003

Travel Regulation for International Visitors
Please visit the U.S. Department of State website for the latest information regarding international travel.

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


Vanderbilt University Medical Center policy on industry interactions prohibits sponsorships/exhibits onsite. Therefore, limited commercial activities (i.e. industry education workshops or promotional symposia) may be considered at the Holiday Inn: Nashville-Vanderbilt. Place an ad banner within the event app for $750 to reach attendees of this course. Limited slots available. Please contact Desiree Ng at or +1 847 827-7188 to discuss.