Program

49th Critical Care Congress
February 16-19, 2020
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida, USA

The 2020 Congress curriculum will be packed with world-renowned speakers, interactive workshops, thought-provoking panel discussions, stimulating educational sessions, and the opportunity to earn continuing education credits.​​ 

Registration for the 49th Critical Care Congress is now open for SCCM Select Members. To join or upgrade to Select Membership, please visit sccm.org/membercenter.

Register online

 

Participate in pre-Congress educational sessions. Each session is packed with essential clinical information to keep you well informed on various critical care topics. 

Registration Details
Registration for pre-Congress education sessions can be done in conjunction with your Congress registration. Visit the Congress registration page.

If you are already registered for Congress and would like to add a ticketed session, please modify your existing Congress registration. To modify your registration, log in to your account in the SCCM store. Once logged in, select "All Events." Select the "Details" button from the Congress line item. Once on the Congress event page, select "Edit Registration." Select the items you would like to attend and then "Add to Cart." Follow the prompts to complete your transaction.

If you wish to attend a pre-Congress educational session and not attend Congress, please visit the SCCM store and search by the course title to register.

Course prices vary; view the Congress registration form for details.


Enhance your Critical Care Congress experience by participating in pre- and post-Congress educational sessions. Each course is packed with essential clinical information to keep you well informed on various critical care topics.

Registration Details
Registration for pre- and post-Congress educational sessions can be done in conjunction with your Congress registration. Visit the Congress registration page.

If you are already registered for Congress and would like to add a ticketed session, please modify your existing Congress registration. To modify your registration, log in to your account in the SCCM store. Once logged in, select "All Events." Select the "Details" button from the Congress line item. Once on the Congress event page, select "Edit Registration." Select the events you would like to attend and then "Add to Cart." Follow the prompts to complete your transaction.

You must register for Congress to attend these courses at the rates listed below. If you wish to attend a pre- and/or post-Congress educational session and not attend Congress, please visit the SCCM store and search by the course title to register.

Friday, February 14, and Saturday, February 15, 2020
Two-Day Courses

Advanced Pharmacotherapy in Critical Care
This two-day course includes content that is relevant to advanced practice providers who have been in practice for more than five years and are seeking updates and new material on controversial therapeutic topics, new guideline updates, and a broad range of medication-related critical care literature. This course is suitable for a multidisciplinary audience. Active learning will be supplemented with online post-conference On Demand programming.
Registration Rate: $699


Advanced VV ECMO Workshop
Held in partnership with the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization​

​Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO), in partnership with SCCM, is pleased to announce the Advanced VV ECMO Workshop for respiratory failure. Led by expert faculty, this two-day workshop covers all elements of managing severe hypoxemic and hypercapnic respiratory failure on VV ECMO. Topics covered include ventilator management on VV ECMO, troubleshooting the ECMO circuit, anticoagulation management, awake ambulatory ECMO, ECMO as a bridge to transplant, and the growing role of ECCO2R. Novel and challenging simulation sessions will complement lectures to provide an immersive educational experience. This workshop will take place at the Hyatt Regency Orlando.
Registration Rate: $1,950*

*SCCM members receive a $200 discount, applied automatically at check-out.
 

Airway and Mechanical Ventilation Management for the Critically Ill Patient
This two-day course will include airway and mechanical ventilation management for the critically ill patient using didactic discussion, hands-on learning, and simulation-based exercises. Attendees will learn approaches to airway assessment, emergent intubation, airway management pharmacology, rescue techniques for maintaining ventilation, and traditional and novel techniques for difficult airway management in the adult patient. Topics will include benefits ventilatory support modes, as well as indications and contraindications. Attendees will learn approaches to providing safe mechanical ventilation, open-lung strategies, and management of patient-ventilator dyssynchrony. Attendees will practice with expert faculty at skill stations encompassing laryngoscopy, fiberoptic intubation, surgical approaches to airway establishment, and rescue strategies. Skill stations on mechanical ventilation will focus on mode selection, troubleshooting patient ventilator dyssynchrony and alternative modes available for the critically ill adult patient
Registration Rate: $699

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders for the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Specialist ​
Held in partnership with the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care​ 

This two-day course will provide an in-depth look at cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), electrolyte disorders, and acid-base disorders. The first day will cover CPR, including new updates from recent research. The second day will cover electrolyte disorders commonly and less commonly seen in the critical care setting. The importance of chloride and its role in resuscitation management and the kidney will be discussed. Acid-base disorders, including physiology, blood gas interpretation, and treatment will also be covered.
Registration Rate: $699

Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult 
Obtain the realistic training needed to perform and interpret ultrasound imaging with SCCM’s comprehensive, two-day Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult course. Participants benefit from guided, focused skill stations, featuring live models and interactive presentations to reinforce key learning points. Extensive faculty coverage ensures a significant hands-on experience for each participant. This course will be held at the Hyatt Regency Plaza.
Registration Rate: $1,720

Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric and Neonatal 
Obtain the realistic training needed to perform and interpret ultrasound imaging with SCCM’s comprehensive, two-day Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric and Neonatal course. Participants benefit from guided, focused skill stations, featuring live models and interactive presentations to reinforce key learning points. Extensive faculty coverage ensures a significant hands-on experience for each participant. This course will be held at the Hyatt Regency Plaza.
Registration Rate: $1,720

Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care
Enhance and update your critical care knowledge by attending this two-day multidisciplinary course, which will highlight 16 topics applicable to the intensive care unit setting. The interactive format will include presentations on select topics, including Mechanical Circulatory Support, New Medicines for Use In the ICU, Pain Sedation, and Neurocritical Care Update. The panel discussion provides attendees an opportunity to ask questions. Attendees will receive an accompanying book written by the faculty.
​Registration Rate: $699

Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care
Attain expert knowledge and bring home new information and approaches for your pediatric critical care practice. This two-day interactive course with panel discussions will focus on clinical challenges pertinent to the critical care practitioner and will provide insight into new and controversial topics. The 16 presentations will include Difficult Airway Management of the Critically Ill Pediatric Patient, Neurologic Dilemmas, Preventing Health Care-Acquired Harm in the pediatric ICU, and Transfusion Thresholds in Critically Ill Children. Attendees will receive an accompanying book written by the faculty.
​Registration Rate: $699

NEW! Data Science Datathon
Big medical datasets and advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are transforming research, education, and the delivery of care for intensive care unit patients. The first SCCM Datathon will bring together leaders in clinical and data science to tackle complex critical care questions. The event demystifies AI/ML and provides attendees with the basics needed to become big data researchers. Use actual patient care data to investigate the answers to an important clinical question—all in two intense days of hands-on investigation. 
​Registration Rate: $699

Fundamental Critical Care Support: Obstetrics
This two-day, Fundamentals licensed course is designed for intensivists and other critical care clinicians who focus on maternal/fetal critical care and those in obstetrics seeking additional education in critical care. High-fidelity simulation skill stations will complement the lectures and allow course participants to practice clinical scenarios. The course content covers physiologic changes during pregnancy, specific obstetric medical conditions and their appropriate treatment, maternal cardiovascular resuscitation and airway management of critically ill pregnant patients, and appropriate steps in fetal assessment, delivery, and neonatal management. Those interested in becoming an Fundamental Critical Care Support: Obstetrics instructor will have an opportunity to do so during this precourse. This course will be held at the Orlando Health Simulation Center.
​Registration Rate: $699

NEW! Fundamental Critical Care Support: Resource Limited
This two-day, Fundamentals course is designed to prepare nonintensivists and interdisciplinary professionals to treat critically ill and injured patients in resource-limited areas. While the principles of Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) may be universal, some clinicians will benefit from an understanding of critical care fundamentals that they can apply in austere and operational environments. FCCS: Resource Limited addresses the unique challenges faced when the availability of equipment, supplies, or medications is limited and the impact these limitations have on providing critical care. Case-based skill stations complement the lectures and allow course participants to practice clinical scenarios. The course content covers recognition and assessment, shock and resuscitation, life-threatening infections, airway management, triage, analgesia and sedation, mechanical ventilation, and telemedicine.
​Registration Rate: $699

NEW! ICU Liberation Simulation
Become a certified instructor!
In this two-day course, participants will gain the knowledge and skills to improve ICU patient care through implementation of the ICU Liberation bundle. Focused expert-led didactic lectures paired with small-group simulation labs will create a comprehensive learning experience led by national ICU Liberation experts. The recently released pain, agitation/sedation, delirium, immobility, and sleep disruption (PADIS) guideline recommendations will be included in this program with orientation on ICU Liberation bundle implementation in a multiprofessional clinical setting. The course will also offer an opportunity for attendees to become qualified instructors for ICU Liberation in the licensed course setting.
​Registration Rate: $699

Saturday, February 15, 2020
Half-Day Course

NEW! Master Class: Cardiovascular Physiology 
Attendees will develop a deeper understanding of the basic principles of cardiac and vascular physiology as well as physiologic principles and current data concerning the use of fluids and vasoactive agents in critically ill patients. Technical aspects and the clinical utility of tools commonly used to assess cardiac function, intravascular volume, and hemodynamic status will also be addressed. Finally, the application of these principles to therapeutic intervention will be explained.

​Registration Rate: $299


Thursday, February 20, 2020
Full-Day Course
​Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS): What to Do in the First Critical Hour of a Neurological Emergency


Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS) is designed to help healthcare professionals improve patient care and outcomes during the most crucial time - the critical first hours of the patient’s neurological emergency. ENLS covers a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach that outlines a consistent set of protocols, practical checklists, decision points, and suggested communication to use during patient management. Completion of this course and online assessment provides 15 hours of Level 1 CME, ANCC, ACPE and CAPCE credit, and two-year ENLS certification.

This course will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. Registration is being handled by Neurocritical Care Society (NCS).
Register online


For questions please contact us at info2@neurocriticalcare.org or +1 952 646-2033.

This program is held in conjunction with SCCM's Critical Care Congress. The Society has reviewed the program to ensure its appropriateness for the critical care provider. However, the program is developed and managed by NCS, an independent nonprofit organization, who is solely responsible for its content and management.

ACCM Convocation and SCCM Awards Ceremony
Members and guests are invited to attend the ACCM Convocation and SCCM Awards Ceremony. New Fellows will be inducted into the ACCM and award and grant recipients will be honored. Come support your colleagues during this prestigious occasion.

Educational Leadership Luncheon (formerly Fellowship Program Directors Luncheon) 
Critical care program directors, fellows, members of multiprofessional ICU teams, and those with a passion for critical care education are invited to participate in the Educational Leadership Luncheon to be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Monday, February 17, 2020. This year’s luncheon, titled “Preparing for the Future of Critical Care Leadership,” will focus on the opportunities that training programs have to shape and promote leadership in critical care. Identification of qualities and opportunities needed to develop as a leader; benefits and barriers of research, education, and clinical leader tracks; and fostering leadership diversity will all be discussed. The luncheon will also feature an open forum discussion with the panelists. Attendees will leave with new ideas and strategies to promote leadership development in their own programs. This is a ticketed session and requires advance registration and an additional fee to attend.

Advanced Practice Provider Networking Luncheon
Critical care advanced practice providers (APPs) are invited to participate in an APP Networking Luncheon to be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. APPs will have the opportunity to participate in informal networking and roundtable discussions on topics related specifically to APPs and their professional success. Content will be multiprofessional in scope and will cover the most challenging topics for APPs in the critical care setting. This is a ticketed session and requires advance registration and an additional fee to attend. Space is limited.
 
Plenary Sessions
Attend thought-provoking presentations that promote innovative developments in critical care. Plenary sessions are held at unopposed times with presentations given by distinguished, world-renowned leaders in the critical care field.

Confirmed speakers include:



Pragmatic Trials in the Digital Age
Gordon R. Bernard, MD
Executive Vice President for Research
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences
Melinda Owen Bass Professor of Medicine
Director, Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee, USA


The Impact of Gun Violence on Public Health
Therese S. Richmond, PhD, CRNP, FAAN
Andrea B. Laporte Professor of Nursing
Associate Dean for Research and Innovation
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


Medical Journalism in the Age of Social Media, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence
Howard Bauchner, MD
Editor-in-Chief
JAMA


Humanizing Intensive Care
Nicolás Nin, MD, PhD,
ICU Coordinator
Hospital Español
Montevideo, Uruguay


Future of Critical Care Medicine in the Field
Todd Rasmussen, MD
Professor of Surgery
Associate Dean of Research
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Attending Vascular Surgeon
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Bethesda, Maryland, USA

 
Research Snapshot Theaters
Authors of abstracts and case reports will present their submissions with time for questions and answers. Presentations will be held in designated sections of the Exhibit Hall from Sunday, February 16, 2020, through Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

Star Research Presentations
Star Research Presentations will be scheduled, unopposed, on Sunday, February 16, 2020, from 3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. The top 64 abstracts and case reports submitted will be highlighted.

Research Awards Ceremony
Winners of SCCM’s abstract and case report awards will be recognized during an awards ceremony on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

Educational Symposia
Learn about clinical breakthroughs and advances that lead to better patient care during these thought-provoking presentations. Each session is presented by leading experts in critical care and offers a thorough analysis of the developments and controversies affecting most intensive care unit

Critical Care Quiz Show
The 49th Critical Care Congress will feature an exciting Critical Care Quiz Show! Teams will be invited to match wits against each other in elimination and then final rounds. Attendees will gather to watch and root for their teams during this friendly competition, as contestants show off their critical care knowledge in this fast-paced game show.

Critical Crosstalk Theater
Participate in stimulating discussions on critical care. This theater features educational sessions and debates focused on critical care topics in the fields of internal medicine, anesthesiology, surgery, and more. Discussions are led by SCCM faculty members and specialty section members.

Roundtable Discussions
Discuss critical care topics and network with peers on a variety of professional, career, and leadership subjects. These discussions are led by experienced moderators and are designed to provide participants with multiple quick learning opportunities within each time block.