Live Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult

February 28 - March 1, 2018
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
San Antonio, Texas, USA

Obtain the realistic training needed to perform and interpret ultrasound imaging with SCCM’s comprehensive, two-day Critical Care Ultrasound course. Participants benefit from guided, focused skill stations, featuring live models and interactive presentations to reinforce key learning points. Extensive faculty coverage ensures a significant hands-on experience for each participant.

Benefits of the ultrasound course include:

  • Immediate integration of learned skills into your clinical practice​​
  • Increased diagnostic skills and scanning proficiency
  • 18.5 continuing medical education credit hours available to physicians and nurses
  • A review from field experts on the latest strategies in ultrasound image interpretation and diagnostic challenges, as well as new innovations and procedures
  • High-quality education from prominent faculty, including nurse practitioners, physician assistants and more
  • A significant hands-on experience, ensured by a five-to-one attendee-to-faculty ratio

The registration fee for this course includes a complimentary copy of SCCM’s Comprehensive Critical Care Ultrasound eBook, a companion guide for clinicians seeking to improve ultrasound understanding and skills in the ICU. The text covers the entire body and encompasses various views and diagnoses the clinicians will encounter at the bedside in both adult and pediatric populations. With full-color images and online video, this book is a must-have for healthcare professionals who are interested in or currently practicing critical care ultrasound.​


Download the SCCM Events 2017 app to get full access to the agenda, faculty and continuing education (CE) details for SCCM educational meetings.​

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 Agenda

 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. 
Continental Breakfast

7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. 
Welcome and Introductions

7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. 
Pretest Review

8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 
Basic Physics and Knobology

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. 
Fundamental Echocardiography Views

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
Break

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Skill Stations 
     Apical Views
     Parasternal Views
     Subcostal Views

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Lunch and Clinical Cases

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Basic Evaluation of Left Ventricular Function and Cardiac Output

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Basic Evaluation of Right Ventricular Function

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
Intravascular Volume Assessment

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 
Break

2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. 
Skill Stations 
     Cardiac Output
     Volume Assessment
     Left/Right Ventricular Function

4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Clinical Cases and Interactive Questions

 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. 
Continental Breakfast

7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. 
Questions and Overview

7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. 
Pulmonary Embolism: Diagnosis and Physiology

8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. 
Tamponade: Diagnosis and Physiology

8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. 
Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) Examination

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. 
Echocardiographic Approach to Shock

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
Break

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Skill Stations 
     FAST Examination
     Tamponade Evaluation
     Focused Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography Examination

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Lunch and Clinical Cases

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Vascular Ultrasound

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. 
Evaluation of Pneumothorax, Pleural Effusions, and Thoracentesis

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
Break

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Skill Stations 
     Lung: Pleural Effusions and Thoracentesis
     Vascular Ultrasound
     Ask the Expert

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Clinical Cases and Interactive Questions

5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Questions and Answers and Moving Forward
 

* Subject to change

 

 Faculty

 
Invited Faculty*

Co-Chairs:
Antonio Hernandez, MD, FCCM
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Sara Nikravan, MD
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, California, USA

Faculty:
Sarah E. Bain, MD
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, California, USA

Amit Bardia, MBBS
Yale School of Medicine
​New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Nibras Bughrara, MD
Albany Medical College
Albany, New York, USA

Stephanie Cha, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

David B. Clanton, MD
University of Texas Health Science
Center San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas, USA

Peter E. Croft, MD
Maine Medical Center
Portland, Maine, USA

Jose L. Diaz-Gomez, MD, FCCM
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Eliot Fagley, MD
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, Washington, USA

Lyle Gerety, MD
The University of Vermont Medical Center
Burlington, Vermont, USA

Daniel W. Johnson, MD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Jan Kasal, MD, FCCM
Mercy Hospital St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Adam Kingeter, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Michael J. Lanspa, MD, MS, FCCM
Intermountain Medical Center
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Diane C. McLaughlin, ACNP, CCRN, DNP
Mayo Clinic Florida
Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Paul K. Mohabir, MD
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, California, USA

Stephen R. Odom II, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Jason M. Parente, PA-C
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Lisa Rapoport, MD, MS
Kaiser Santa Clara
Santa Clara, California, USA

Christopher Schott, MD, MS, RDMS, FACEP
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Daniel A. Sweeney, MD
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, California, USA

Elrond Teo, MBBS, FCCP, FASE
Piedmont Atlanta Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Carla Venegas-Borsellino, MD
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Michael C. Woo, MD
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, USA​

* Subject to change
 
 

 Registration

 

Registration Fees

Register Online​

Registration Category Rate
Member ​$1,775
Nonmember ​$2,300


If you plan to attend this course in conjunction with Congress, register at www.sccm.org/Congress.

Registration Options
Online: Register Now
Phone: +1 847 827-6888
Fax or Mail: Download the Registration Form

Payment Informaiton

  • ​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 e-mailed to support@sccm.org​.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
Cancellations must be submitted in writing. All cancellations are subject to a $75 nonrefundable processing fee and must be postmarked before January 18, 2018, to be eligible for a refund. Cancellations postmarked after this date will not be refunded. Please allow four weeks to process refunds. Dates for the Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult course are subject to change and/or cancellation. In the event of cancellation, only individual registration fees will be reimbursed. 

 

 Hotel & Travel

 

Take advantage of discounted Congress hotel rates by making your reservation through the SCCM Housing Bureau. The deadline for booking at the discounted SCCM rates is Friday, January 26, 2018.

Room reservations for all Congress hotels will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. All reservations are subject to availability. For housing questions, including reservation changes or cancellations, please e-mail SCCM@orchid.events or call +1 800 572-9712 (U.S. and Canada), +1 801 505-4135 (all other countries), Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Time.

Headquarters Hotel
Grand Hyatt San Antonio
600 E. Market Street, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Rate: $253 single/double

The Grand Hyatt San Antonio is an urban retreat conveniently located adjacent to the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center and just steps from the famed San Antonio River Walk. Enjoy iconic riverside restaurants, quirky shops, and more. Within walking distance to the Alamodome, Tower of the Americas, and the Alamo.

Features:

  • Steps away from the San Antonio River Walk
  • 24-hour business center
  • On-site dining at Ruth’s Chris Steak House
  • 24-hour dining at Perks Coffee & More—serving breakfast, lunch, and late-night snacks
  • Heated rooftop lap pool with sundeck
  • 24-hour StayFit™ fitness center

Additional Congress Hotels
Hilton Palacio Del Rio
200 S. Alamo Street
Rate: $227 single/double

La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk
303 Blum Street
Rate: $169 single/double

San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street
Rate: $251 single/double

San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk
889 E. Market Street
Rate: $251 single/double 

Air Travel
SCCM has arranged for discounted airfare with United Airlines and Delta Airlines for travel to San Antonio, Texas, USA. Attendees and guests are eligible for up to 10% off published fares.

United Airlines
Please reference the offer codes below when booking. Discount valid for travel between February 22 and March 3, 2018.

Phone: +1 800 426-1122 
Agreement Code: 776686
Z Code: ZYU2

Website: www.united.com 
Offer Code: TBD

E-mail: groupmeetings@united.com 
Agreement Code: 776686
Z Code: ZYU2​

Delta Airlines
Please reference the offer code below when booking. Discount valid for travel between February 14 and March 10, 2018.

Website: www.delta.com/meetings
Phone: +1 800 328-1111
Meeting Event Code: NMR3D


Car Rental
SCCM has negotiated special car rental rates for Congress with Hertz. Discounted rates are available from all San Antonio locations for rental dates between February 17 and March 10, 2018. To receive the discounted rates, please refer to the information below.

Website: www.Hertz.com
Phone: +1 800 654-2240 (U.S. and Canada), +1 405 749-4434 (all other countries)
CV #: 050D0007

Taxi Service / Uber

Taxi
Taxi service is available from the San Antonio International Airport (SAT) to all Congress hotels through the taxi dispatchers outside the baggage claim area. One-way fares during nonrush hour periods start at $29. Fare is by meter only. Most major credit cards are accepted. For more information, visit www.sanantonio.gov/ SAT/Ground-Transportation/Taxi.

Uber
Uber provides transportation around town as well as to and from the San Antonio International Airport (SAT).

$15 off first Uber ride in San Antonio. Discount valid February 17 through March 10, 2018. Surge pricing during peak travel periods may apply.

Website: get.uber.com/go/sccm
Discount Code: SCCM2018

Travel Regulation for International Visitors
Travelers to the United States from Visa Waiver Program countries must go to the Electronic System for Travel Authorization website and complete an application before entering the country by air or sea. If approved, the authorization is valid for two years and can be renewed. Travelers no longer need to complete an I-94W form before each trip into the United States.​

 

 

 Sponsorship

 

The Critical Care Ultrasound courses provide 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. There are multiple opportunities available to target your company’s goals and meet your budget when you become a Gold, Silver or Bronze Sponsor.

Gold Sponsor - $7,500

  • ​6' tabletop (electrical outlet provided)
  • Preregistration list
  • Color logo on commercial sponsor signage at the meeting
  • Acknowledged as a sponsor on the event app
  • Acknowledged as a sponsor on the registration brochure*
  • Full page four-color ad in the Congress Program & Exhibits Guide for Winter Conference only (value $5,000)
  • Banner ad in the Ultrasound event app (separate from the Congress event app)
  • Acknowledgment at lunches and one break (2 days for Winter, 3 days for Summer)

Silver Sponsor - $5,000 

  • ​6' tabletop (electrical outlet provided)
  • Preregistration list
  • Color logo on commercial sponsor signage at the meeting 
  • Acknowledged as a sponsor on the event app
  • Acknowledged as a sponsor on the registration brochure* 
  • Full page four-color ad in the Congress Program & Exhibits Guide for Winter Conference only (value $5,000) 
  • Banner ad in the Ultrasound event app (separate from the Congress event app)
  • Acknowledgment at breakfast and one break

Bronze Sponsor - $2,500

  • ​6' tabletop (electrical outlet provided)
  • Preregistration list
  • Color logo on commercial sponsor signage at the meeting
  • Acknowledged as a sponsor on the event app
  • Acknowledged as a sponsor on the registration brochure*
  • Half-page horizontal four-color ad in the Congress Special Events & Sessions Brochure for Winter Conference only (value $1,713)
  • Banner ad in the Ultrasound event app (separate from the Congress event app)

*Applies only if an agreement exists.