Live Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric and Neonatal

February 28 - March 1, 2018
Marriott Rivercenter
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Learn how to perform and interpret pediatric ultrasound imaging with SCCM’s comprehensive, two-day Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric and Neonatal course. Participants benefit from guided, focused skill stations, 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
  • 19 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 faculty-to-learner 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.

July 30-31, 2017
Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel
Rosemont, Illinois, USA
Download the SCCM Events 2017 app to get full access to the agenda, faculty and continuing education (CE) details for SCCM educational meetings.



Wednesday, February 28, 2018

8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. 
Continental Breakfast
8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. 
Welcome and Overview
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
Knobology, Physics and Artifacts
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 
Vascular Access and Guided Procedures
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST)/Abdominal Examination
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Lunch and Clinical Cases
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
Skill Stations
     FAST/Abdominal Examination
     Vascular and Guided Procedures
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 
2:45 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. 
Thoracic Examination
3:20 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Cardiac Examination
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Ultrasound in Neonates: Procedural

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Volume Assessment
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 
Skill Stations
     Apical Views 
     Parasternal Views 
     Subcostal Views 

Thursday, March 1, 2018​

6:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. 
Continental Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. 
Questions and Answers
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 
Skill Stations 
     Ask the Expert 
     Volume Status
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. 
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 
Left and Right Ventricular Functional Assessment
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 
Approach to Shock and Tamponade
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 
Ultrasound in Neonates: Diagnostic
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 a.m. 
Lunch and Clinical Cases
12:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. 
Skill Stations 
     Putting It Together: Shock
     Ventricular Function 
     Ask the Expert
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Administration Issues in Bedside Ultrasound
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Panel Discussion
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Bedside Ultrasound: Moving Forward
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Posttest Discussion and Closing Remarks

* Subject to change




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

Registration Options
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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​.

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: Pediatric and Neonatal 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 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.


  • 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
Details on air travel discounts will be available August 2017.

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.

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

Taxi Service / Uber

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 SAT/Ground-Transportation/Taxi.

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.

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.​​