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Conference Calendar

At the heart of the Society of Critical Care Medicine's mission is the education of all professionals involved with the care of the critically ill and injured. As a service to the critical care community, SCCM compiles this list of Society educational programs as well as those submitted by others. In addition to live courses, SCCM offers a full line of courses On Demand that can be viewed from the convenience of a learner's home or office.

Posting to SCCM's Conference Calendar
Only non-profit organizations are eligible. The educational program will be reviewed for its relevance in critical care medicine and the mission of SCCM.  SCCM retains the right to decline posting any meeting at its sole discretion, including those for educational programs that compete with a similar SCCM educational program or product.  Posting of a program to the SCCM website does not constitute an endorsement from the Society. To submit your program for posting to the SCCM website, please email the following information to Lindsay Tintera:

  • Complete meeting name (no acronyms)
  • Date(s) of meeting
  • URL or .pdf of the complete program
  • An electronic sample of printed promotional literature and/or advertising

Posting of a program to the SCCM website does not constitute an endorsement on the part of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Eligible organizations may seek formal endorsement of their programs by meeting the appropriate criteria and completing an application.

9th Annual Jefferson Neurocritical Care Symposium 2/28/2020 - 2/29/2020 Philadelphia, PA USA
This annual two-day symposium focuses on new and practical issues facing healthcare professionals caring for the critically-ill neurological patient. Day 1: Participants will witness experts lecture and deliberate how they would manage critically-ill neurological patients according to the most recent evidence and literature findings. This year's symposium includes keynote lectures from David Greer, MD from Boston University School of Medicine and Romergryko Geocadin, MD from John Hopkins School of Medicine. Day 2: Participants will further enhance their learning through five practical workshops, reflecting real-life, patient cases faced by critical care practitioners. They will assess their level of knowledge and performance in intense critical care situations through the following simulated critical care episodes: ICP Crisis Status Epilepticus Application of TTM Brain Death MCA Stroke This innovative course will be of interest to all specialists working in the fields of emergency medicine, internal medicine, hospital medicine, neurology, critical care, and neurosurgery.
19th Annual Cerebrovascular Update: Stroke: A Global View - From Doorstep to Recovery 3/12/2020 - 3/13/2020 Philadelphia, PA USA
The ultimate goal of the 19th Annual Cerebrovascular Update: Stroke: A Global View - From Doorstep to Recovery is to improve the delivery of care for stroke patients by improving the performance of practicing clinicians as they care for patients with stroke-related medical complications. The Course Directors, Pascal M. Jabbour, MD, and Diana L. Tzeng, MD and Course Co-Directors Robert H. Rosenwasser, MD, MBA and Rodney D. Bell, MD, from the Thomas Jefferson University Departments of Neurology and Neurological Surgery, have developed an agenda that includes in-depth presentations on What’s New in the Literature, Innovations in Acute Stroke Intervention, Surgical Novelties, Cardiology and Stroke, and Challenges in the Management of the Stroke Patient. This conference has been specially designed for practicing neurologists, neurosurgeons, emergency medicine physicians, critical care physicians, hospitalists, neuroradiologists, primary care physicians, internists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, case managers, emergency medical technicians, and rehabilitation therapists who treat a myriad of stroke-related conditions and diseases in their practice
Study Mission to Morocco 3/15/2020 - 3/21/2020 Marrakesh, Morocco
Hosted by World Learning

Professional visits will focus on topics such as:

  • Organizational structure and healthcare delivery systems of critical care units in Morocco
  • Similarities and differences in critical care education and training in Morocco
  • Quality processes and how change is implemented to improve patient care
  • Treatment of infectious diseases occurring in Morocco and North Africa
  • Comparison of cultural differences for patients and families faced with end-of-life decisions
Current practices in preventing post-intensive care syndrome
Comprehensive Nutritional Therapy: Tactical Approaches in 2020 3/27/2020 - 3/27/2020 Tampa, Florida, USA
This full day course, organized by the ASPEN Physician Engagement Committee, is case based with three focused sessions:
  • Cardiometabolic Risk Mitigation
  • Nutritional Issues in Cancer
  • Critical Illness
In addition to the sessions, a special lunchtime Grand Rounds will be given by Yaseen Arabi, MD, FCCP, FCCM, ATSF on the latest in critical care nutrition. This course is held the day prior to the ASPEN 2020 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference at the MacInnes Auditorium, Tampa General. The importance of the interdisciplinary team will be emphasized. Visit to register.
ASPEN 2020 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference 3/28/2020 - 3/31/2020 Tampa, Florida
Join more than 2,000 nutrition professionals who are committed to elevating how they care for their patients. 

The ASPEN 2020 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference (ASPEN20) is an exceptional, interdisciplinary learning and networking forum for clinicians and researchers who recognize that nutrition is a key ingredient in successful patient outcomes.

ASPEN20 addresses current issues and obstacles that you face daily in clinical practice. It introduces you to new clinical nutrition research, challenges you to think differently, and provides you with evidence-based, best-practice recommendations.

At ASPEN20  you will:
  • Sharpen your skills with intense, full-day or half-day pre-conference courses.
  • Be updated on the latest evidence-based nutrition practices in education and  research sessions.
  • Learn about new research presented at the Premier Paper Session and Harry M. Vars Research Award Competition, the Dudrick Research Symposium, Nutrition and Metabolism Research Paper Sessions, Rapid Fire Research Presentations, and Poster Presentations.
  • Collaborate with colleagues from around the world at complimentary networking lunches.
  • Hear from experts presenting new product technology and science at Central Stage in the ASPEN Expo.
ASPEN20 allows you to customize your conference experience. Whether you’re in Florida for the entire conference or just one day, you can create a schedule that suits your needs. We offer pre-conference courses, full conference registration, daily registration, and virtual conference registration.

Whatever your experience, you’ll leave ASPEN20 with new knowledge and skills that will help you succeed.

Pediatric Onco-Critical Care Symposium 4/2/2020 - 4/3/2020 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Outcomes for critically ill hematology/oncology and hematopoietic cell transplant patients, while improved over the last 2 decades, remain unacceptably poor compared with other populations we care for in our ICUs. The goal of this symposium is to bring together experts in the field and those working to become the experts of the future to stimulate discussion and grow new ideas for improving the care of this vulnerable population.
Mayo Clinic Critical Care Review for the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant 2020 4/3/2020 - 4/4/2020 Jacksonville, FL
Mayo Clinic’s Critical Care Review for the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant is an interactive course designed for advanced practice providers working with critically ill adult patients. The course is comprised of lecture-based sessions covering essential acute care topics such as vasoactive support, ECMO, secondary trauma assessment, intracranial pressure, anticoagulant reversal, acute liver failure, toxicology, and more. Each day offers an optional ultrasound workshop and an optional procedural skills workshop (workshops are repeated with the same content on both days to increase attendee capacity for each). These workshops provide both introductory and advanced concepts in ultrasound, airway management, and bedside procedures necessary for daily practice in an intensive care setting.
2020 Critical Care Symposium 4/5/2020 - 4/6/2020 New York, NY
This two day symposium is designed to provide a general overview of various critical care topics. Day 1 will include two hands-on simulation workshop options focused on either ultrasonography or respiratory techniques. Day 2 will include didactic lectures and a pediatric critical care breakout session, along with a live simulcast option for attendees unable to attend in person.
3rd International Symposium of Critical Care in Cancer Patients 4/30/2020 - 5/2/2020 Houston, Texas, USA
The incidence of oncologic diseases has risen in recent years. This is associated with an increase in the number of patients with cancer that can be found in Intensive Care Units. Critically ill oncologic patients have several therapeutic challenges due to their nutritional and immunologic baseline, risk of infectious diseases, and cancer-treatment toxicities. For this reason, it is essential to reduce the knowledge gaps, and provide critical care staff with updated educational resources to improve patient outcomes. This symposium addresses the complex scenarios that could be found in the intensive care units and allows the attendees to have direct contact and learn from oncologic critical care experts
2020 Children's Health Advanced Practice Pediatric Critical Care Workshop 6/10/2020 - 6/12/2020 Plano, Texas
This three-day course, offered by Children’s Health, is designed to provide advanced practice providers cutting edge knowledge regarding critical care issues such as sepsis and shock management, cardiac emergencies, hematology/oncology issues, neurologic and respiratory conditions, ventilator management, and an introduction to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Special content will include a multi-professional panel discussion related to difficult conversations in the pediatric critical care setting. The course provides educational content through both didactic lectures and hands-on, high fidelity simulation sessions.
ADS 10th Annual Meeting 6/14/2020 - 6/16/2020 Indianapolis, IN USA
The 2020 Annual Meeting of the American Delirium Society (ADS) is a 3-day meeting experience, which is expected to draw more than 400 investigators, educators and clinicians from all spectrums of healthcare. #ADS20Indy is truly the destination for professionals dedicated to improving delirium care at every level of their career.

The ADS 2020 meeting focuses on learning and networking with a diverse group of attendees across many disciplines and countries, – each and every one striving to improve delirium care across all healthcare settings.
The Annual Meeting is expected to be larger than ever with more than 35 symposia, workshops and roundtables, 9 oral sessions, a large poster session and a robust allday pre-conference. There will be over 100 internationally recognized invited faculty who will deliver cutting edge clinical and research presentations encompassing all aspects of delirium care. We are proud to say that at ADS 2020 there will be something for
First International Conference Of Critical Care Nephrology In Children 8/27/2020 - 8/29/2020 Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre London
Within recent years, significant advances have been made in the application of Renal Replacement
Therapies in the management of Acute Kidney Injury in the paediatric and neonatal populations.
Many of these innovations will be presented and discussed at the conference along with inclusion
of pre-conference workshops in providing a unique and valuable hands on experience.

The conference is expected to attract more than 400 innovators and decision-leaders across the
spectrum of practice in Paediatric Critical Care Nephrology from more than 40 countries across the
globe in a diverse forum to review and advance the paradigm of care in this field. The program
curriculum and activities are designed to provide an open and interactive platform for the education of
the myriad of healthcare professionals involved in the care of the pediatric population in the intensive
care setting, especially those with Critical Care Nephrology needs.
39th Annual ESRA Congress 9/16/2020 - 9/20/2020 Thessaloniki, Greece
2020 The ESRA annual congress fosters growth in the field of regional anaesthesia and pain therapy by facilitating new collaborations and various educational opportunities. Join us in Thessaloniki at the ultimate platform for connecting anaesthesiologists and pain therapists.

Abstract Submission Deadline: 6 April 2020
Early Registration Deadline: 1 July 2020