Family Engagement Collaborative

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) new Family Engagement Collaborative offers a shared learning experience with an aim to enhance positive family engagement in the intensive care unit (ICU). ICU teams are invited to participate focusing on improving patient and family ICU communications and experiences.
The collaborative will run for 10 months, starting in 2019 and ending in 2020. There will be monthly conference calls, educational webinars, and an optional in-person meeting at the 49th Critical Care Congress in Orlando, Florida, USA in February 2020.
Review the Family Engagement Collaborative Informational Sheet for full details.
For more details on the Family Engagement Collaborative, please contact Kathy Vermoch at
In-person and online informational meetings will be held for those interested in participating to learn more about the collaborative. The in-person meetings will be held during SCCM’s 48th Critical Care Congress in San Diego, California, USA. Separate online meetings will be held in March 2019.
In-Person Meetings
February 17, 2019
San Diego Convention Center, Room 23-C
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
February 18, 2019
San Diego Convention Center, Room 23-C
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Online Informational Meetings
March 4, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Central Time
March 13, 2019, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central Time
March 25, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Central Time
Principal Investigator
David Y. Hwang, MD, FCCM
Assistant Professor, Division of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Patient and Family Advisor
Kimberly LaRose, M.Ed, IMH-E
Family Advisor, Pediatric ICU, Komansky Children’s Hospital
New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York, New York, USA