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COVID-19: What's Next

COVID-19: What's Next
Preparing for the Second Wave

September 11-12, 2020
Day 1: 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. CDT See More Time Zones
Day 2: 6:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. CDT See More Time Zones

Register Online

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, experts predict a second wave of infection. Ensure that you are equipped with the latest information and clinical knowledge as the disease continues to spread. The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), along with several sponsoring societies, invites you to register for the upcoming conference, COVID-19: What’s Next, a joint virtual event being held September 11-12, 2020. This online conference will feature the newest research findings, prominent multiprofessional faculty, guidelines updates, and resources.
Course highlights include:
  • Plenary lecture by Anthony S. Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a U.S. leader in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Discussion of the latest epidemiologic models, newest research findings, newest therapeutic interventions, and guidelines updates
  • Interactive breakout sessions addressing specific topics
  • Society networking opportunities
  • Virtual exhibit hall and corporate lunch symposia
  • Opportunity to earn continuing medical education credit hours, available to physicians, nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, physician assistants, nurse anesthetists, and dietitians

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Registration Fees

Registration Category Rate
​All SCCM members and nonmembers $95


Registration Options
Online: Register Now
Phone: +1 847 827-6888

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 September 10, 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 COVID-19: What's Next course are subject to change and/or cancellation. In the event of cancellation, only individual registration fees will be reimbursed. 

For complete agenda, click here.

Day 1: Friday, September 11, 2020
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11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Virtual Exhibit Hall Opens

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Corporate Supported Lunches

1:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. SCCM President's Welcome

1:20 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Plenary Lecture

2:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. Breakout Sessions

3:20 p.m. - 3:35 p.m. Break

3:35 p.m. - 4:55 p.m. Breakout Sessions

4:55 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Day 1 Adjournment

5:05 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Networking Chat Room

Day 2: Saturday, September 12, 2020
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6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

7:00 a.m. - 7:15 a.m. SCCM President's Welcome: Day 2

7:15 a.m. - 8:35 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

8:35 a.m. - 8:55 a.m. Break

8:55 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Plenary Lecture

11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Final Adjournment

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 Corporate Sponsored Lunches

Faculty and Disclosures
Learning Objectives
  1. Summarize lessons learned from the first COVID-19 wave of infection that influenced patient care and healthcare worker safety
  2. Compare different approaches to preparing facilities, clinicians, and administrators for a second wave of COVID-19 patients
  3. Articulate issues in mental health support for frontline healthcare workers as well as solutions to support well-being
  4. Implement best practices in addressing pharmaceutical and supply shortages in anticipation of a second wave of pandemic patient influx
  5. Discuss challenges in forecasting how public health emergencies will unfold and optimal approaches to mitigation
Type of Activity
This activity includes elements that increase knowledge and application when treating COVID-19 patients.

Target Audience
This continuing education activity is intended to meet the needs of all practitioners who care for critically ill patients, including:   
  • Advanced practice nurses   
  • Anesthesiologists 
  • Cardiologists  
  • Clinical pharmacists   
  • Clinical nurse specialists
  • Dieticians
  • Emergency department physicians   
  • Family practice physicians 
  • Health-system pharmacists
  • Hospitalists
  • ICU medical directors   
  • ICU nurse managers
  • Immunologists
  • Infectious disease specialists
  • In-training professionals   
  • Internists   
  • Neurosurgeons   
  • Neurologists   
  • Nurses, adult and pediatric  
  • Nurse anesthetists
  • Pediatricians
  • Physicians   
  • Physician assistants 
  • Primary care providers
  • Pulmonologists
  • Radiologists
  • Respiratory care practitioners   
  • Trauma surgeons   
  • Other critical care practitioners
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:  
Continuing Education Credit Hours  
Physicians: Accreditation Statement: The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.   
Designation Statement: SCCM designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim credit commensurate only with the extent of their participation in the activity.  
Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education or a recognized state medical society. Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of 8.5 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.   
Nurses: This program has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. 8181, for a maximum of 8.5 contact hours.   
Pharmacists: The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. This live educational activity provides up to 8.5 contact hours of continuing education credit. SCCM reports to a continuing pharmacy education (CPE) tracking service, CPE Monitor, which will authenticate and store data for completed CPE units received by pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, using your National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) member number and date of birth.

Respiratory Therapists: Application has been submitted has been submitted to the Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for continuing education contact hours for respiratory therapists. 

Dietitians:  Application has been submitted to the Commission on Dietetic Registration for continuing professional education (CPE) units.

Sponsoring Societies:


Endorsing Partners:
  • Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM)
  • Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists (SIDP) 
  • National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP)
  • American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants (AASPA)
  • University of Illinois (Chicago) College of Pharmacy and Medical School 
  • American Association of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) 
  • Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) 
  • American College of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology (ACAAI) 
  • Surgical Infection Society (SIS)
  • Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR)
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
  • National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS)
  • Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO)
  • National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) 
  • American Association for Men in Nursing (AAMN)
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)