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Awards

Recognize excellence and achievement in critical care practice. 

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The Society of Critical Care Medicine's (SCCM) annual awards program recognizes and honors the achievements of SCCM members, while encouraging excellence in teaching and research.

You must be a member of SCCM’s Professional or Select Membership to apply for all awards except the Safar Global Partner Award and ICU Heroes Award. If you are not an SCCM member, you may join today. You may also upgrade your membership at any time.

Acknowledgement as providing excellence in leadership, program development, and more
Acknowledgement as providing excellence in leadership, program development, and more
Honorable and impressive accomplishments to add to your curriculum vitae
Honorable and impressive accomplishments to add to your curriculum vitae
Pride in knowing that you were selected by your peers for your hard work in advancing the SCCM mission.
Pride in knowing that you were selected by your peers for your hard work in advancing the SCCM mission.

Patient Safety and Ethics Awards

Patient Safety First! Award

An ICU or program that demonstrates novel patient safety initiatives.

Grenvik Family Award for Ethics:

An individual who promotes humanistic and ethical care.

Patient and Family Awards

Family-Centered Care Innovation Award

A unit or program that demonstrates novel methods of providing care to patients and their families. 

ICU Heroes Award

An ICU patient, family, and care team who had an exceptional experience. 

Joseph and Rae Brown Award

An individual who has significantly advanced multiprofessional quality care.

Teaching and Education Awards

Drs. Vidyasagar and Nagamani Dharmapuri Award for Excellence in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

An individual who has been outstanding in the care of infants and children.

Innovation in Education Award

An educator or team who demonstrates excellence and creativity. 

Safar Global Partner

An individual, hospital, or organization that expands the global reach of SCCM. 

Norma J. Shoemaker Award for Critical Care Nursing Excellence

A nurse who demonstrates excellence in clinical practice, education, and/or administration.  

Shubin-Weil Master Clinician/Teacher: Excellence in Bedside Teaching Award

An individual who is a role model in teaching and ethical practice. 

Administrative

Barry Shapiro Memorial Award for Excellence in Critical Care Management

An individual who has significantly contributed to the design and/or implementation of evidence-based practice. 

ICU Design Citation

A unit whose design resolved both functional and humanitarian issues. Sponsored by SCCM, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, and the American Institute of Architects Academy on Architecture for Health.
 


Looking for Abstract Awards? 

Abstract or case reports submitted for the Critical Care Congress may be considered for an award.

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Additional SCCM Awards 

These awards are offered annually, but nominations are determined by various committees. For more information, submit a request through the Contact Us form. 

Distinguished Service

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) members who have made exceptional leadership contributions that have furthered the vision and mission of SCCM over an extended period of time. For additional information regarding this award, please contact SCCM.

Asmund S. Laerdal Memorial Lecture

The Asmund S. Laerdal Memorial Lecture Award commemorates Asmund S. Laerdal, creator of the Resusci Anne manikins used in CPR training procedures. The recipient is chosen from the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Critical Care Congress faculty for extensive involvement in critical care research and publishing. The awardee receives a 50% discount off SCCM Critical Care Congress registration and $5,000. For additional information regarding this award, please contact SCCM.

Honorary Life Membership

This award honors an SCCM member for his or her dedication, commitment, and outstanding contributions to the field of critical care and to SCCM. For additional information regarding this award, please contact SCCM.

Lifetime Achievement

The Lifetime Achievement Award honors an individual who has demonstrated meritorious contributions to the field of critical care through the advancement of medical science, medical education, or medical care. For additional information regarding this award, please contact SCCM.

Presidential Citation

The Presidential Citation recognizes Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) members who have made extraordinary contributions of time, energy, and resources to SCCM during the previous year. For additional information regarding this award, please contact SCCM.

ACCM Distinguished Investigator Award

The American College of Critical Care Medicine Distinguished Investigator Award recognizes an established and active Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) clinical investigator for meritorious and pioneering clinical research in critical care who has significantly contributed to the understanding of disease or treatment of patients. The awardee receives complimentary SCCM Critical Care Congress registration and reimbursement for airfare and hotel expenses in an amount not to exceed $1,500. For additional information regarding this award, please contact SCCM.