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Apply to serve on SCCM's Council and learn the rules, strategic plans, and history of SCCM.
Incorporated as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) adheres to the strictest nonprofit governance practices. Learn about the Council nomination policy, understand its member structure and bylaws, view the strategic plan, and chart the history of critical care and SCCM.
All SCCM voting members can respond to the call for leadership and are encouraged to do so.
Submit your nomination by May 15.
Council terms are for three years and consist of both at-large and designated seats. Designated seats have been created so that Council will always have input from the major specialties. Designated seats have been assigned to Anesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Neuroscience, Emergency Medicine, and Surgery sections. An additional designated seat, to represent the other specialties, was established as the collective seat.
Election for designated seats is staggered, allowing for continuing the sustained experience and memory of Council deliberations as well as promoting fresh perspectives in the governance of the Society.
The Nominations Policy suggests that each section should nominate at least two and (usually) no more than three willing candidates to fill a designated seat. Nominations for the designated seats will also be entertained from the general membership. Nominations for the at-large seats can come from the sections or general membership.
Meet the Current SCCM Council
SCCM’s mission is to secure the highest-quality care for all critically ill and injured patients. SCCM’s members further this mission through activities that involve diverse representation and a multiprofessional approach.
It also helps to be knowledgeable about SCCM’s organizational guiding principles:
No, proposals for Congress sessions follow a different process and are not considered by the SPMC.
In recent years, those interested in nonprofit accountability and transparency, including policymakers, the media, and the public, have increasingly focused on nonprofit organizations. Legislative reforms have been proposed, and nonprofit organizations are calling on their members to review and strengthen nonprofit governance practices. SCCM has instituted many policies and procedures to ensure effective and transparent governance. It is important for our elected leaders and volunteers to be familiar with these policies and procedures.