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The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2023 Critical Care Congress in San Francisco marked the in-person return of the largest multiprofessional critical care gathering, bringing together thousands of colleagues and experts from around the world. This year’s Congress theme of “Better Together” recognized the meaningful ways in which critical care professionals collaborate with each other and contribute to the communities in which they live and work.
Social media star and comedian Dr. Glaucomflecken, aka ophthalmologist William E. Flanary, MD, along with his wife, Kristin Flanary, MA, shared social media insights as well as his experience as an ICU patient during his presentation of the Peter Safar Honorary Lecture, “Wife and Death: Featuring Dr. and Lady Glaucomflecken,” on January 22, 2023, at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2023 Critical Care Congress in San Francisco, California.
Fifteen-year-old Rowen Cartmill played basketball for Westside Christian High School’s freshman team on January 8, 2022. Three days later, he was in the pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) at Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon, intubated, sedated, and paralyzed, and on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).