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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.

Online informational meetings will be held for those interested in participating to learn more about the collaborative throughout March.
Online Informational Meetings
March 4, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Central Time
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March 13, 2019, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central Time
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March 25, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Central Time
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To apply for the Family Engagement Collaborative, fill out the below form. The contact person listed will be notified upon acceptance into the collaborative.

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Please note that in order to participate in the Family Engagement Collaborative, each ICU will be required to submit a $2,500 submission fee. A separate invoice will be sent after notification of acceptance to the collaborative. All participation fees must be submitted by July 31. 2019.
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