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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.

World Day of the Critical Lung 12/4/2019 - 12/4/2019 Worldwide/Online
The World Day of the Critical Lung aims to set a global benchmark given its high academic and scientific level and its novel online, free and bilingual (English and Spanish) format broadcasted by social networks. These characteristics will allow for the active participation of thousands of health professionals, coming from the most diverse regions of the planet that feel connected by one objective: improving the patient with critical pulmonary affectation.
Mayo Clinic’s Current Concepts in Extracorporeal Life Support: Medical Management and High-Fidelity Cannulation Simulations 12/5/2019 - 12/7/2019 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL US
Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is increasingly being used for refractory cardiopulmonary failure and its use in the adult population is gaining attention in clinical practice. The paucity of randomized clinical trials and guidelines has led to significant practice variation when trying to address the challenge of minimizing risk and maximizing benefit. This course provides the necessary framework for management of a patient requiring ECLS through the use of practical case-based scenarios, high-fidelity hands-on simulations, and discussion of current hot topics.
31st Annual PAN Philadelphia Neurosurgery 12/6/2019 - 12/6/2019 Philadelphia, PA USA

Co-directed by three area Neurosurgical Training Programs: the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, and the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, this year’s symposium will be devoted to the following theme: The Future of Neurosurgery is Now.

Four keynote addresses by Ziya L. Gokaslan, MD, FAANS, FACS, Guy M. McKhann II, MD, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, MD, and Gregory J. Zipfel, MD will carry forward the theme by discussing challenges and current controversies in spine, functional neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, and neurovascular surgery.  Panel discussions on the futures of these four areas will be explored. 

2nd Annual Houston Methodist Critical Care Symposium 1/18/2020 - 1/18/2020 Houston, Texas, USA
This symposium is designed to address learning needs of the interprofessional critical care team by incorporating diverse lectures and speakers across a wide variety of critical care topics. The afternoon will be dedicated to breakout sessions including hands on elements that can be applied to everyday ICU practices.
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.
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 nutritioncare.org/ASPEN20PhysCourse to register.
ASPEN 2020 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference 3/28/2020 - 3/31/2020 Tampa, Florida, USA
The ASPEN 2020 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference (ASPEN20) is an interdisciplinary learning and networking forum for clinicians and researchers who recognize that nutrition is a key ingredient in successful patient outcomes.
 
ASPEN20 features pre-conference courses, education and research sessions, corporate-sponsored symposia, networking events, and the largest exhibition of industry leaders in clinical nutrition.
 
Here are a few highlights:
  • Rhoads Research Lecture with Mette M. Berger, MD, PhD:  The Role of Micronutrients in Outcome and Recovery After Critical Illness
  • Metabolomics in the ICU
  • What Causes Multiple Organ Failure (MOF) in Critical Illness?
  • Considerations in NICU Nutrition – A Smooth Transition
  • Emerging Data in Pediatric Critical Care Nutrition: Novel Approaches to Nutrition Care of Critically Ill Children
  • Comprehensive Treatment of Chronic Critically Ill Patients
  • Beyond Supplementation: Micronutrients as Therapy in Critical Illness;
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 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.