SCCM is updating its SCCM Connect Community. Access to SCCM Connect may be limited until April 23.

SCCM has announced the cancelation of the 2022 Critical Care Congress in-person event and the postponement of the virtual event to April 18-21, 2022. Please visit sccm.org/congress2022 for important details.

SCCM Event Information

Need-to-know information about SCCM events, including information about COVID-19 policies. 

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COVID-19 Information and Acknowledgement 

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) follows the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and local authorities. Given these guidelines, to attend a live (in-person) SCCM event, all attendees are required to be fully vaccinated. Other safety measures such as masks and social distancing may be required based on local regulations.

Attendees will be asked to show proofs of full vaccination and negative test within the last 48 hours upon check-in at the live event. 

Acceptable methods include:
  • Physical vaccination card
  • Digital vaccination record
  • Photograph of vaccination card
View current travel guidelines.


COVID-19 Policy – Vaccination Required

While attending or participating in a live (in-person) event or meeting held by SCCM, SCCM requires all participants to be fully vaccinated. SCCM follows the guidance provided by the CDC, WHO, and local authorities.

Currently people are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19: 
  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
For international registrants, SCCM honors any vaccine recognized by WHO. 

If a participant does not meet these requirements, they are not fully vaccinated. Booster shots or additional doses are recommended for some individuals but these are not currently required to meet the definition of fully vaccinated.

Other safety measures such as masks and social distancing may be required based on local regulations. This guidance is subject to change any time and SCCM will update this information when a change becomes available.
 
SCCM has put in place preventative measures to reduce the possibility of the spread of COVID-19, however, SCCM cannot guarantee that its participants, volunteers, partners, or other in attendance will not become exposed or infected with COVID-19 in relation to their participation in the event. If you participate in an in-person SCCM event, you acknowledge you understand and assume this risk.
 

Additional Safety Measures

Hand sanitizer dispensers will be readily available outside and inside conference rooms at each hands-on station. Everyone must use hand sanitizer at the start of each hands-on station.

Participants, faculty, staff members, models, and vendors will be reminded frequently to take the well-understood precautions to prevent transmission. They will be instructed to depart the group setting if they develop signs or symptoms of COVID-19.

Duty to Self-Monitor

Participants at the in-person event agree to self-monitor for any signs and symptoms of illness (e.g., fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, fatigue, loss of smell or taste). If you suspect you may have an infectious disease of any type, stay in or go immediately to your hotel room and then contact SCCM at support@sccm.org. SCCM will assist you with any recommended testing and help you connect to the online version of the event and make plans to return home. If you experience symptoms of COVID-19 within fourteen (14) days after attending an SCCM in-person event, report this to SCCM at support@sccm.org.