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Congress 2021 FAQs

COVID-19 has changed our lives, and SCCM and its members are rising to the challenge at every turn. In this spirit, SCCM is adjusting the format of its annual meeting to reflect the demands and realities of our new world. Please refer to the FAQs below for more information. As more information becomes available, these FAQs will be updated, so check back often.
SCCM plans to deliver the high-quality educational opportunities and experiences vital in supporting our members on the frontline of the pandemic through a reimagined educational program. We are committed delivering the same high-quality opportunities of Critical Care Congress, adapted to the needs of critical care professionals in the COVID-19 era.
a.    Virtual presentations and online learning opportunities
b.    Intimate small-group virtual roundtables with unprecedented access to leaders in the field 
c.    Late-breaking research in the form of abstracts and virtual Research Snapshot Theaters
d.    Robust networking tools that will help you establish and nurture new relationships while you connect with old friends  
 
SCCM is in the process of developing additional educational opportunities.
SCCM is working on how to offer the popular skills courses typically available at Crticical Care Congress. Information about skills courses will be shared as soon as a decision is made about the viability.
Staff partners will reach out to the members of each committee to schedule virtual business meetings.  Dedicated time during the virtual Critical Care Congress 2021 will not be available for individual business meetings
The best way to help develop educational content for SCCM is to become a member of the Creative Community. The Creative Community includes diverse individuals from all corners of the world who enjoy incorporating new ideas and perspectives to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Volunteers in the Creative Community in Critical Care embrace new technology and ideas in the profession and strive to communicate new information to the entire SCCM membership.

General questions about SCCM programming can also be submitted to Customer Service.
Yes, SCCM members and staff are currently working to develop and release new self-directed courses for
a.    Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult (release in August 2020)
b.    Critical Care Ultrasound: Advanced (release in August 2020)
c.    Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric and Neonatal (release January 2021)
As a select member, all On Demand products are available to you as part of your membership. 
Yes, all live courses currently scheduled for 2020 have been cancelled and will have other virtual options made available. 

a.    Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult will have a new self-directed course with a live Q & A session available beginning in August 2020
b.    Critical Care Ultrasound: Advanced will have a new self-directed course with a live Q & A session available beginning in August 2020
c.    Multiprofessional Critical Care Review: Adult currently has a self-directed available. An updated version and a live Q & A will be available in August 2020.
d.    Multiprofessional Critical Care Review: Pediatric currently has a self-directed available. An updated version and a live Q & A will be available in August 2020.
e.    Critical Care Echocardiography Review Course has a new self-directed available now.

 
SCCM is currently working on determining the dates, timing and format of a virtual Critical Care Congress in 2021. 
The registration fees for a virtual Critical Care Congress are still being determined. SCCM anticipates that the registration fees for a virtual event will be lower than an in-person Critical Care Congress.
Abstracts for Critical Care Congress 2021 are now being accepted through August 1, 2020. Abstracts and case studies will be reviewed and accepted for presentation at the virtual Critical Care Congress in 2021. Additional details about how they will be presented will be shared as soon as it is available.