Live Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult

August 14-15, 2019
Sheraton Grand Hotel
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Obtain the realistic training needed to perform and interpret ultrasound imaging with SCCM’s comprehensive, two-day Critical Care Ultrasound 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.

Benefits of the ultrasound course include:

  • Immediate integration of learned skills into your clinical practice​​
  • Increased diagnostic skills and scanning proficiency
  • 19 continuing medical education credit hours available to physicians and nurses
  • A review from field experts on the latest strategies in ultrasound image interpretation and diagnostic challenges, as well as new innovations and procedures
  • High-quality education from prominent faculty, including nurse practitioners, physician assistants and more
  • A significant hands-on experience, ensured by a five-to-one attendee-to-faculty ratio

The registration fee for this course includes a complimentary copy of SCCM’s Comprehensive Critical Care Ultrasound eBook, a companion guide for clinicians seeking to improve ultrasound understanding and skills in the ICU. The text covers the entire body and encompasses various views and diagnoses the clinicians will encounter at the bedside in both adult and pediatric populations. With full-color images and online video, this book is a must-have for healthcare professionals who are interested in or currently practicing critical care ultrasound.​
 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

6:45 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. 
Continental Breakfast

7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. 
Welcome and Introductions

7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. 
Pretest Review

8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 
Basic Physics and Knobology

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. 
Fundamental Echocardiography Views

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
Break

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Skill Stations 
     Apical Views
     Parasternal Views
     Subcostal Views

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Lunch and Clinical Cases

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Basic Evaluation of Left Ventricular Function and Cardiac Output

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Basic Evaluation of Right Ventricular Function

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
Intravascular Volume Assessment

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 
Break

2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. 
Skill Stations 
     Cardiac Output
     Volume Assessment
     Left/Right Ventricular Function

4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Clinical Cases and Interactive Questions

Thursday, August 15, 2019

7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. 
Continental Breakfast

7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. 
Questions and Overview

7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. 
Pulmonary Embolism: Diagnosis and Physiology

8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. 
Tamponade: Diagnosis and Physiology

8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. 
Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) Examination

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. 
Echocardiographic Approach to Shock

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
Break

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Skill Stations 
     FAST Examination
     Tamponade Evaluation
     Focused Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography Examination

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Lunch and Clinical Cases

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Vascular Ultrasound

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. 
Evaluation of Pneumothorax, Pleural Effusions, and Thoracentesis

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
Break

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Skill Stations 
     Lung: Pleural Effusions and Thoracentesis
     Vascular Ultrasound
     Ask the Expert

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Clinical Cases and Interactive Questions

5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Questions and Answers and Moving Forward

* Subject to change

Registration Fees
Member discount available! Log in to see your member discounted price. 

Register Online
 

Registration Category Early Rate
(By June 19, 2019)
Advance Rate
(By July 17, 2019)​
Full Rate
(After July 17, 2019)
​SCCM Member​
​Physician - Associate Member $1,890 $2,080 ​$2,285
​Healthcare Professional - Associate Member ​$1,415 $1,555 ​$1,710
Physician - Professional Member $1,690 $1,860 $2,045
Healthcare Professional and Fellow* - Professional Member $1,265 $1,390 $1,530
Physician - Select Member $1,590 $1,750 $1,925
Healthcare Professional  - Select Member $1,190 $1,310 $1,440
Nonmember​
​Physician  ​$1,990 ​$2,190 ​$2,410
Healthcare Professional  ​$1,490 ​$1,640 ​$1,805

*Fellows must be a member of SCCM Sponsored Fellow Program.

Registration Options
Online: Register Now
Phone: +1 847 827-6888
Fax or Mail: Download the Registration Form

Payment Information

  • ​American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa credit cards are accepted.
  • Check or international money order, payable to SCCM, may be used to register via mail only.
  • Fees must be paid in U.S. funds and checks must be drawn on a U.S. bank.
  • For information on paying via wire transfer, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.
  • Inquiries can be e-mailed to support@sccm.org​.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
Cancellations must be submitted in writing. All cancellations are subject to a $75 nonrefundable processing fee and must be postmarked before July 17, 2019, to be eligible for a refund. Cancellations postmarked after this date will not be refunded. Please allow four weeks to process refunds. Dates for the Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult course are subject to change and/or cancellation. In the event of cancellation, only individual registration fees will be reimbursed. 

Hotel Accommodations

Sheraton Grand Chicago
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, Illinois, USA
SCCM rate: $199 single/double occupancy
*Rate does not include applicable taxes. 

Daily parking rates: Self-park: $35 
 
Reservations: Make your hotel reservation by July 23, 2019, to receive SCCM’s discounted rate. Visit https://book.passkey.com/e/49812600 or call +888 627-7106 and identify yourself as a participant in SCCM’s 2019 Skills and Review course. Course attendees are encouraged to reserve their rooms early. Reservations made after July 23, 2019, may not receive the discounted rate. Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card at the time of booking. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before the scheduled check-in time of 4:00 p.m. to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax. An early departure fee may apply.

Travel Arrangements
Course attendees and guests are eligible for a discount of up to 10% off published United Airlines fares. Please reference the offer codes below when booking.
 
Website: www.united.com 
Offer code: 511151

By phone: +1 (800) 426-1122
By e-mail: groupmeetings@united.com

Agreement code: ZFMF
Z code: ZFMF511151

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 course attendes with Hertz. Discounted rates are available for rentals checked out and returned between August 13 and August 18, 2019. To receive the discounted rates, please refer to the information below. Book online.
 
Website: www.Hertz.com 
By phone: 1-800-654-2240 (toll-free) or 1-405-749-4434
CV #: 054W0001
 
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 Ultrasound courses provide 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. There are multiple opportunities available to target your company’s goals and meet your budget when you become a Gold, Silver or Bronze Sponsor.

Gold Sponsor - $7,500

  • ​6' tabletop (electrical outlet provided)
  • Preregistration list
  • Color logo on commercial sponsor signage at the meeting
  • Acknowledged as a sponsor on the event app
  • Acknowledged as a sponsor on the registration brochure*
  • Full page four-color ad in the Congress Program & Exhibits Guide for Winter Conference only (value $5,000)
  • Banner ad in the Ultrasound event app (separate from the Congress event app)
  • Acknowledgment at lunches and one break (2 days for Winter, 3 days for Summer)
     

Silver Sponsor - $5,000 

  • ​6' tabletop (electrical outlet provided)
  • Preregistration list
  • Color logo on commercial sponsor signage at the meeting 
  • Acknowledged as a sponsor on the event app
  • Acknowledged as a sponsor on the registration brochure* 
  • Full page four-color ad in the Congress Program & Exhibits Guide for Winter Conference only (value $5,000) 
  • Banner ad in the Ultrasound event app (separate from the Congress event app)
  • Acknowledgment at breakfast and one break

Bronze 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
  • Acknowledged as a sponsor on the registration brochure*
  • Half-page horizontal four-color ad in the Congress Special Events & Sessions Brochure for Winter Conference only (value $1,713)
  • Banner ad in the Ultrasound event app (separate from the Congress event app)


*Applies only if an agreement exists.