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About SCCM

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is the largest nonprofit medical organization dedicated to promoting excellence and consistency in the practice of critical care.

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With members in more than 100 countries, SCCM is the only organization that represents all professional components of the critical care team. The Society offers a variety of activities that ensure excellence in patient care, education, research, and advocacy.


SCCM's mission is to secure the highest-quality care for all critically ill and injured patients.

Envisioned Future

SCCM envisions a world in which all critically ill and injured persons receive care from a present integrated team of dedicated trained intensivists and critical care specialists. Multiprofessional teams use knowledge, technology and compassion to provide timely, effective, safe, efficient, and equitable patient-centered care.

Right Care, Right Now

The Society maintains that the Right Care, Right Now™ is best provided by an integrated team of dedicated experts directed by a trained and present physician credentialed in critical care (an intensivist). Right Care, Right Now™ means the right care is delivered at exactly the right moment to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

SCCM collaborates with many quality and patient safety organizations to help realize the vision of Right Care, Right Now. Learn More

Diversity Statement

SCCM values and seeks diversity and inclusive practices within the critical care profession and within the SCCM organization. SCCM promotes involvement, innovation, and expanded access to leadership opportunities that maximize engagement across diverse populations. SCCM will provide leadership and will commit time and resources to accomplish this objective, focusing particularly on increasing participation of underrepresented groups. Securing the highest-quality care for all critically ill and injured patients is our goal.

Standards of Professional Conduct

The expectations for member behavior apply to all members and all Society activities.

Governance, Bylaws, and Strategic Plans

SCCM adheres to the strictest nonprofit governance practices. Learn about the Council nomination policy, understand its member structure and bylaws, and view the strategic plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about membership, education and more.

SCCM Leadership

SCCM President and Council

SCCM President and Council

Meet the 2022 SCCM President and members of its multiprofessional council. 

SCCM Executive Office

SCCM Executive Office

David J. Martin, CAE, is the chief executive officer and executive vice-president of SCCM.

SCCM Past Presidents

Thank you to all the past presidents who have served SCCM. See a list of past presidents and read their presidential addresses.


SCCM Careers

SCCM Careers

Find career opportunities at SCCM. The Society offers a professional, friendly, business casual work environment, with a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Partner or Collaborate with SCCM

Partner or Collaborate with SCCM

Increase your exposure within the critical care industry and gain access to decision-makers. Learn about opportunities for sponsorship, advertising, donations, and corporate partnership.

SCCM Newsroom

SCCM Newsroom

Members of the media can find contact information, recent press releases, and examples of SCCM in the news.

Critical Care Statistics

Critical Care Statistics

The Critical Care Statistics guide provides statistics on many of the current issues in critical care in the United States. It is intended to be used as a reference in efforts such as advocacy, public relations, and general education.

Contact SCCM

Customer Service

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Central Time
Phone: +1 847-827-6888

Executive Office

David Julian Martin, CAE
Chief Executive Officer / Executive Vice President

The History of SCCM 

In 2020, SCCM celebrated its 50th anniversary! Explore the history of the Society and its influence on critical care. Head over to to share your favorite SCCM memories, learn more about the founders, and see how far the specialty has come!