Critical Care Quality Summit

Critical Care Quality Summit​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 
February 16, 2019
Omni Hotel San Diego
San Diego, California, USA

The Critical Care Quality Summit is a unique conference being held as a Critical Care Congress precourse focused on peer-to-peer learning led by expert faculty exploring hot topics in critical care patient safety and quality. The intensive care unit (ICU) team is encouraged to attend, as well as individuals who can plan to return to their ICU equipped with innovative implementation strategies. This event will cultivate an environment of learning and sharing with like-minded critical care professionals with the goal of improving bedside care.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive with project ideas they would like to define strategies and implementation guidelines for. SCCM has created a visioning tool for attendees to get started.

Registrants with abstracts accepted for the cancelled Critical Care Quality Summit in Atlanta, Georgia are encouraged to bring their poster presentations to display. 

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Welcome and Oveview

8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Clinician Burnout: Impact and Prevention Strategies

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
ABCDEF Bundle: Show Me the Data

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Break and Abstract Poster Viewing

10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
PAD-IS Guidelines

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SCCM Definitions for Potentially Inappropriate and Futile Interventions

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch and Abstract Poster Viewing

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
What's Next at SCCM: Quality Collaboratives

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Patient- and Family-Centered Care Implementation Strategies 

Faculty to be determined

Registration Details in Conjunction with Congress
Registration for the Critical Care Quality Summit 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 the Critical Care Quality Summit, 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.

Registration rate for the Critical Care Quality Summit with Congress registration: $699.00

Registration Details for Critical Care Quality Summit without Congress
If you wish to attend the Critical Care Quality Summit and not attend Congress, please visit the SCCM store.

Registration rates for the Critical Care Quality Summit without Congress registration:
Member: $799.00
Nonmember: $999.00

Hotel Accommodations
Omni San Diego Hotel
675 L Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Rate: $255*
*Rate does not inclue applicable taxes

Take advantage of discounted Congress hotel rates by making your reservation through the SCCM Housing Bureau. The deadline for booking at the discounted SCCM rates is Friday, January 18, 2019.

Room reservations will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. All reservations are subject to availability. For housing questions, email or call +1 800 572-9712 (U.S. and Canada), +1 801 505-4135 (all other countries), Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Time.

After January 18, 2019, please contact the hotels directly to make new reservations, changes, or cancellations to existing reservations. 

Housing Warning
SCCM has been informed that attendees and exhibitors are being contacted via e-mail, fax, or phone with offers for lower priced housing for Congress. The intent is to convince you that the offer is made on behalf of SCCM, or that the soliciting company is a viable alternative to reservations through SCCM’s official Housing site. This is not true. Housing for the 2019 Critical Care Congress is being handled exclusively through Orchid Events.

Travel Arrangements
Course attendees and guests are eligible for discounted airfare with United and Delta airlines. Please reference the offer codes below when booking.

By phone: +1 (800) 426-1122
By e-mail:
Agreement code: 511151
Z code: ZFMF

Delta Airlines
Meeting Ticket Code: NMSLB
By phone: +1 800 328-1111

Please note: Booking by phone or e-mail may incur an additional service fee per ticket. Such service fee is nonrefundable and applies to all itineraries, one-way or round-trip. Please allow 24 hours for e-mail requests to be processed.

Car Rental 
SCCM has negotiated special car rental rates for the Critical Care Ultrasound Course with Hertz. Discounted rates are available for rentals checked out and returned between February 10-26, 2019. To receive the discounted rates, please refer to the information below. Book online.

By phone: 1-800-654-2240 (toll-free) or 1-405-749-4434
CV #: 050D0009

Travel Regulation for International Visitors 
Please visit the U.S. Department of State website for the latest information regarding international travel. Travelers to the United States from Visa Waiver Program countries must go to the Electronic System for Travel Authorization website and complete an application before entering the country by air or sea. If approved, the authorization is valid for two years and can be renewed. Travelers no longer need to complete an I-94W form before each trip to the United States.

The Critical Care Quality Summit pre-course provides opportunities for sponsors to bring their marketing message and information about their products and services directly to key members of the intensive care/critical care unit team.

Sponsor - $2,500
  • 6’ tabletop (electrical outlet provided)
  • Preregistration list
  • Color logo on commercial sponsor signage at the meeting
  • Acknowledged as a sponsor on the event app
  • Session Banner ad in the event app (exclusive opportunity to first sponsor only)
Abstract submission is now open. No extensions or late-breaking abstracts will be permitted. 

Learn How to Submit an Abstract to the Quality Summit​

Eligibility Requirements 
  • ​Abstracts and/or data previously presented or published nationally or internationally are not allowed  
  • Abstracts presented at an SCCM chapter meeting are allowed 
  • Abstracts submitted for the quality summit may also be summitted for Congress 2019 
  • Abstracts may contain new research on a topic presented previously  
  • Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the author(s) to present the abstract as accepted   

Review Process
Abstracts will be scored on the following criteria: 
  • Scientific merit   
  • Adequate sample size and proper statistical analysis   
  • Adherence to instructions   
  • Originality of work
Alterations and Withdrawals 

SCCM does not edit or proof abstracts. By saving each step you complete in the submission process, you can log off and return to continue your work at another time. As long as you do not formally submit the abstract (by selecting the "Yes, I’m ready to submit" link), you can edit and revise it online as much as you wish. Once an abstract is formally submitted, corrections cannot be made. If changes to a submission are needed, you must withdraw the abstract and create a new, revised submission.

The contact author will be notified in June via e-mail of the abstract's acceptance or rejection. Please ensure that the contact author's e-mail address is included with the abstract submission. All notifications and correspondence will be directed to the contact author indicated in the submission. It is the responsibility of the submitting author to confirm that all author e-mail addresses are current at the time of submission to ensure that any notifications sent from the system are received. All decisions made by the Review Committee are final. 

  • Expenses associated with an abstract's preparation, submission, and presentation are the responsibility of the presenter(s)/author(s).  
  • Authors of accepted abstracts are expected to register for the meeting and pay the meeting registration fee.
Important Dates
  • 12:00 p.m., Central Time, June 29, 2018: General submission deadline
  • July 2018: Notification of submission acceptance sent electronically to contact author 
  • September 17 and 18, 2018: Critical Care Quality Summit, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Access the Abstract Site
  • ​Log in to with your SCCM customer ID and password.  
  • Once logged in, click on My Involvement and select Manage Abstracts on the right side of the page.
  • Select "Submit Abstract for Quality Summit​" at the tab at the top. Here you will find more information about your abstract presentation, steps to confirm, and how to upload your final presentation.
Please contact SCCM Customer Service or call +1 847 827-6888 with any questions.