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Master Class: Cardiovascular Physiology 2022

​This 4-hour course will provide a comprehensive and case-based review of core physiologic principles as they apply to critically ill patients.


Master Class: Cardiovascular Physiology

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Central Time

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This four-hour course will provide a comprehensive and case-based review of core physiologic principles as they apply to critically ill patients. The state-of-the-art of assessment of hemodynamic status and cardiac function will be reviewed in the context of how to apply physiology to diagnosis and treatment. 


Register by phone or sign up online.
SCCM Members
By September 20, 2022
Select Member – Physician ​$319
Select Member – Healthcare Professional ​$305
Professional Member – Physician $339
Professional Member – Healthcare Professional and Fellow* $325
Associate Member – Physician $379
Associate Member – Healthcare Professional $360

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

By September 13, 2022
Physician ​$449
Healthcare Professional ​$405

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


Subject to change
1:00 p.m. – 1:05 p.m. Welcome
1:05 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. Core Principles: Left Ventricular Systolic Function 
1:20 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. Core Principles: Right Heart Function
1:35 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. Core Principles: Venous Return
1:50 p.m. – 2:05 p.m. Core Principles: Heart-Lung Interactions and Effects of Positive Pressure
2:05 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. Q&A  and Panel Discussion
2:25 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Hemodynamic Assessment: Intravascular Volume and Volume Responsiveness
2:45 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. Break 
2:55 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Hemodynamic Assessment: Diastolic Function
3:15 p.m. – 3:35 p.m. Hemodynamic Assessment: Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring
3:35 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Hemodynamic Management: Fluid Resuscitation
3:50 p.m. – 4:05 p.m. Q&A  and Panel Discussion
4:05 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. Hemodynamic Management: Vasoactive Medications
4:20 p.m. – 4:35 p.m. Hemodynamic Management: Inotropic Therapy 
4:35 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. Hemodynamic Management: Mechanical Circulatory Support
4:50 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Course Wrap-Up and Q&A

Invited Subject Matter Experts

Subject to change

Steven M. Hollenberg, MD, FCCM
Steven M. Hollenberg, MD, FCCM

Professor of Medicine 
Emory University School of Medicine 
Director, Cardiac Intensive Care 
Emory Heart and Vascular Institute 
Atlanta, Georgia, USA 
No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose

James C. Fang, MD 
Professor and Chief 
University of Utah 
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA 
Steering Committee – Novartis, Amgen, AstraZeneca; LOFT; Researcher – Abbott, Boerhinger-Injgelheim/Lilly, Johnson & Johnson, Capricor, NIH; Board Member – HFSA 

Clifford Greyson, MD 
Associate Professor, Medicine – Cardiology 
Colorado University 
Aurora, Colorado, USA 
No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose 

David A. Kaufman, MD 
NYU Langone Medical Center and School of Medicine 
Brooklyn, New York, USA 
Consultant – FloSonics; Grant Funding – Baxter Healthcare and Pulsion; Advisory Board and Speaker – Pulsion Medical Systems 

Lakshmi Sridharan, MD, FACC 
Assistant Professor of Medicine; Medical Director of Cardiac ICU 
Emory University 
Atlanta, Georgia, USA 
No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose 

Continuing Education

CE/ACE and MOC points are available. Physicians, nurses, and physician assistants are eligible to receive up to 4 credit hours.

Learning Objectives  

  • Describe the basic principles of cardiac and vascular physiology 
  • Describe physiologic principles and current data concerning use of fluids and vasoactive agents in critically ill patients 
  • Describe the technical aspects and clinical utility of tools commonly used to assess cardiac function, intravascular volume, and hemodynamic status 

Target Audience   

  • Advanced practice nurses 
  • Anesthesiologists 
  • Clinical nurse specialists 
  • In-training practitioners 
  • Medical directors 
  • Nurses 
  • Nurse educators 
  • Nurse managers 
  • Pharmacists 
  • Physicians 
  • Physician assistants 
  • Research scientists 
  • Respiratory care practitioners 
  • Surgeons 

Type of Activity 

Lecture and discussion along with Q&A will enable learners to improve high level knowledge on specific aspects of critical care cardiovascular physiology. 


SCCM supports recommendations that will promote lifelong learning through continuing education. SCCM promotes activities that encourage the highest quality in education that will enhance knowledge, competence, or performance in critical care practice. This activity will meet the following competencies:  

  • Patient care 
  • ​Medical knowledge 

Claiming Credit

You can access the pretest, course materials, and posttest; complete your evaluation; and claim your ACE credit by logging in to your MySCCM account with your SCCM Customer ID and password, then clicking on the icon for the course you are enrolled in under the MyLearning tab. If needed, you can click "Forgot my password" to reset your secure password.   

Credit Hours 

Accreditation Statement: The Society of Critical Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.   

Designation Statement: The Society of Critical Care Medicine designates this enduring educational activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should claim only those hours of credit that they actually spent in the educational activity.  

Nurses: The Master Class: Cardiovascular Physiology activity has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. 8181, for up to 4.0 contact hours.   

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Description automatically generatedPharmacists: The Society of Critical Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This enduring educational activity provides up to 4.0 contact hours of continuing education credit.   


PLEASE NOTE: All live ACPE credits must be claimed by November 19, 2022. After this date, credits will not be accepted by the ACPE.  

SCCM reports to a continuing pharmacy education (CPE) tracking service, CPE Monitor, which will authenticate and store data for completed CPE units received by pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. The tracking system will make CPE data for each participant available to the state boards of pharmacy where the participant is licensed or registered. After CPE units are processed by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be able to log in to a comprehensive electronic profile to access information about their completed CPE.  

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physicians Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 4.0 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.   

Maintenance of Certification   

Successful completion of this accredited continuing education (ACE) activity, which includes participation and a passing score of 70% in the evaluation component/posttest, enables the participant to earn up to 4.0 medical knowledge maintenance of certification (MOC) points in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), American Board of Surgery (ABS) MOC programs. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of ACE credits claimed for the activity. It is the ACE activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. ABS requires participants to self-report credit if audited.  

This course meets the requirements for MOC for up to 4.0 credits. 

SCCM Grievance Procedures Policy 

To provide due process in the evaluation and mediation of grievances concerning ACE activities, this Grievance Procedures Policy was developed. Grievances may concern, but are not limited to, the awarding of credit for individual participation and/or registration fees issues.  

  • A written complaint or grievance should be submitted to the Education Department. 
  • The Education Department will attempt to resolve the grievance of the complainant. 
  • If the initial response is unsatisfactory to the complainant, the matter will be referred to the CEO/EVP for action. 
  • If the response from the CEO/EVP is unsatisfactory to the complainant, the matter will be referred to the SCCM Executive Committee. The ruling of the Executive Committee will be final. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult 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.
Multiple opportunities are available to target your company’s goals and meet your budget when you become a sponsor.
Find Other Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities
Contact Desiree Ng at +1 847 827-7188 for more information.