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2024 Critical Care Congress

Explore the latest knowledge and research in critical care and network with experts, colleagues, and peers.  

2024 Critical Care Congress

January 21-23, 2024

Phoenix, Arizona

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January 21-23, 2024
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Advance your daily practice and ensure the best care for critically ill and injured patients through the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2024 Critical Care Congress.

Known for its diverse and comprehensive program that addresses the latest in critical care knowledge, innovation, and research, Congress also offers opportunities to form and strengthen connections and collaborate with those who share your goal of improving patient care.

SCCM is the only multiprofessional organization dedicated exclusively to critical care and is a recognized leader in critical care education.

Registration opens this summer. Sign up for alerts.

Congress Program

Explore the comprehensive and diverse content to be presented at Congress.

Pre-Congress Educational Sessions

Each course is packed with essential clinical information to keep you well informed on various critical care topics. Register in conjunction with Congress and save.

Hotel and Travel

Take advantage of discounted Congress hotel rates by making your reservation through the SCCM Housing Bureau. The deadline to make reservations at the guaranteed group rate is January 6, 2023.

Sightseeing and Tours

There's no shortage of great things to experience in San Francisco: breathtaking scenery, outstanding restaurants, inspiring culture and iconic sights you can't find anywhere else. Start planning your trip and find out about tours and experiences.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find everything you need to know about the 2023 Critical Care Congress. 

Attendee Information

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Exhibits, Sponsorship, and Advertising

SCCM has many different exhibitor, sponsorship, and advertising opportunities at the 2023 Critical Care Congress.

Request an Invitation Letter

Request a letter of invitation for visas or other purposes. 

Can’t join for the in-person experience?

Congress Digital will ensure that you don’t miss valuable educational content.

Purchase Congress Digital and obtain access to Congress programming online for one year, starting January 21, 2023. Congress Digital will feature recorded sessions from concurrent and plenary sessions to ensure that you gain the latest knowledge and research in the field.

▲Learn at your own pace on an easy-to-use platform
▲Save on travel costs and reduce time away from work and home
▲Gain access to more than 120 presentations focused on the latest research and hot topics
▲NEW! Congress Digital offers CE/ACE credits and MOC points.

Student Volunteer Opportunities

Medical students and other students in training have a unique opportunity to volunteer during the 2023 Critical Care Congress. In return, students receive complimentary registration.

Better Together Mosaic

Add your photos to the on-site mosaic to help reveal a special message! Submit your photo early for a chance to be featured during the 2023 Critical Care Congress opening session.

Join #SCCM2023 in San Francisco

SCCM is bringing the critical care community to San Francisco for the 2023 Critical Care Congress!

Abstracts and Case Reports

The submission period for the 2024 Critical Care Congress begins May 3, 2023.

Make your contribution to the advancement of critical care by submitting your original investigative research and case reports.

  • Advance your career. Have your work published in Critical Care Medicine, the #1 critical care subspecialty journal.
  • Expand your reach. Present your work during Congress, which draws over 6000 members of the global critical care community, and receive valuable feedback from experts and peers.
  • Impact critical care. Share your work to increase the knowledge of critical care professionals and improve patient care.
  • Be recognized. Numerous awards are available. Add to your resume and stand out.
  • Attend Congress for free.* First authors of abstracts who are SCCM members and non-full physicians at the time of submission may be eligible for complimentary Congress registration. 
*Complimentary registration will be offered only to the individual listed as the first author of the accepted abstract. This individual must be an SCCM Sponsored Trainee or SCCM healthcare professional level member. Post-training attending physicians, SCCM nonmembers, and authors submitting case reports are ineligible. To be eligible for complimentary registration, the individual must have been an SCCM member before August 3, 2023, and their membership must be active through Congress (January 23, 2024).

Frequently Asked Questions

If you still have questions after reviewing the FAQs, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888 or

What are the dates and location of the 2024 Critical Care Congress?
The 2024 Critical Care Congress will take place Sunday, January 21, through Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. 

Pre-Congress education opportunities are available on January 19 and 20, 2024.

Is continuing education credit offered?
Yes, registrants can earn accredited continuing education credit (ACE) and maintenance of certification (MOC) points. More information will be provided in the fall.

What is Congress Digital?  
Congress Digital offers recorded sessions from the Critical Care Congress. It is a great option for those who cannot attend the in-person event, to ensure they are still able to obtain the essential education shared during the event. Congress Digital is available online 30 days after the in-person event and is accessed on an easy-to-use platform. It offers ACE credit and MOC points.

Those registered for the in-person Critical Care Congress receive FREE access to Congress Digital with the opportunity to earn additional ACE credit and MOC points.

I’m an industry partner. How can I be involved in Congress?
SCCM has many different exhibitor, sponsorship, and advertising opportunities at the 2024 Critical Care Congress. Information is coming soon.