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2024 Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care

Explore controversial, cutting-edge, and timely topics.

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Saturday, January 20, 2024
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time

The course includes:
  • 1 full day of in-person education
  • Online course access with expert presentations
  • Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care eBook
  • Up to 22.5 accredited continuing education credits and maintenance of certification points
Explore controversial, cutting-edge, and timely topics that are directly applicable to the care of critically ill patients during this full-day course. The course content will engage participants in a variety of didactic and panel discussions on new initiatives in the diagnosis, management, and prognostication of coma patients; acute respiratory distress syndrome; toxidromes and illicit drug abuse in the ICU, acute mechanical circulatory support; and more. After the course, attendees will have access to extended presentations along with six additional presentations not covered during the in-person course.

This course is offered as a Critical Care Congress precourse. Attend in conjuntion with Congress and save. A la carte registration is also available.


By January 20, 2024
Congress Attendee ​$749
SCCM Member a la carte ​$849
Nonmember a la carte $949

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 emailed to

Cancellation Policy 

Registrants may be eligible for refunds of activities at SCCM’s discretion. If you have not accessed the activity’s materials, have not completed a significant portion of the activity, and/or the content does not meet your needs, you may be eligible for a refund. A registrant’s cancellation of an in-person activity may incur a fee, at SCCM’s discretion. To reschedule an in-person activity, please contact SCCM Customer Service at least 30 days before the activity. If SCCM cannot hold an activity as intended, SCCM shall not be liable for any costs, expenses, or fees related to cancellation of travel and attendance associated with the event.


7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:15 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. Case Prologue
8:20 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. Key Principles of Trauma Patient Care in the ICU
8:50 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Case Presentation and Audience Participation
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Hemostatic Resuscitation for Traumatic and Nontraumatic Hemorrhage
9:30 a.m. – 9:35 a.m. Case Presentation and Audience Participation
9:35 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. Toxidromes and Illicit Drug Abuse in the ICU
10:05 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. Case Epilogue
10:10 a.m. – 10:25 a.m. Discussion and Questions
10:25 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. Break
10:40 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Case Prologue
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. An Evidence-Based Review of Fluid Management and Hemodynamic Assessment
11:15 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Case Presentation and Audience Participation
11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. An Overview of Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support
12:00 p.m. – 12:05 p.m. Case Epilogue
12:05 p.m. – 12:20 p.m. Discussion and Questions
12:20 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. Lunch
1:20 p.m. – 1:25 p.m. Case Prologue
1:25 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. Respiratory Support in ARDS: From HFNC to Consideration for Transplant
1:55 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Case Presentation and Audience Participation
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Management of Acute and Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure in the ICU
2:30 p.m. – 2:35 p.m. Case Prologue
2:35 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Discussion and Questions
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. Case Prologue
3:20 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Updates in Neurocritical General Intensivist
3:50 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. Case Presentation and Audience Participation
3:55 p.m. – 4:25 p.m. New Initiatives in the Diagnosis, Management, and Prognostication of Coma
4:25 p.m. – 4:35 p.m. Case Epilogue
4:35 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. Discussion and Questions
4:55 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
After the course, you'll gain access to these extended presentations online:
  • A Guide to Effective, Culturally Sensitive End-of-Life Discussions
  • Controversial Topics in Sepsis Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Developing Critical Care Curricula for Medical Education
  • Evidence-based Peri-intubation Practices
  • Intraabdominal hypertension and Abdominal compartment syndrome
  • Oncological Critical Care

Subject Matter Experts

Juliane Bubeck-Wardenburg, MD, PhD
Washington University in School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Kenneth Remy, MD, FCCM
Associate Professor
Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

James T. Ross, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Jamie L. Sturgill, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Isaiah Turnbull, MD, PhD, FCCM
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
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