ICU Volume 7 - Issue 3 - Autumn 2007 - Congress Preview

SCCM's 2008 Congress: It's Not Just a Meeting, It's an Experience


Stephen A. Bernard, MD

Director of Critical Care, Knox Private Hospital

Wantirna, Victoria, Australia


Louis Brusco, MD, FCC M

Director, Critical Care Anesthesiology

St. Luke’s-Roosevelt, Hospital Center

New York, New York, US


Hiroyuki Hirasawa, MD

Professor and Chairman

Chiba University, School of Medicine

Chiba, Japan


Robert M. Kacmarek, RRT, PhD, FCC M

Director, Respiratory Care, Massachusetts

General Hospital

Boston, Massachusetts, US


Escape to paradise for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 37th Critical Care Congress, February 2 to 6, 2008, in Honolulu, Hawaii, US.


Discover the unique experience of Congress, SCCM’s largest gathering of diverse and creative thought leaders from all over the world. Explore opportunities to make powerful advances in critical care while learning alongside other members of the multiprofessional team. Bring the entire family to this special Congress, which will combine learning with ample leisure opportunities to make it a memorable experience for all in attendance.


The 37th annual Congress will provide a superior level of educational programming, while also giving participants ample time to explore the beautiful scenery of Hawaii. Educational sessions will commence each morning at 6:00 a.m. and conclude in the early afternoon. This modified schedule in combination with a casual dress code will ensure a relaxed, enjoyable learning environment.


A new option at the 37th annual Congress is the all-access hopper pass, which grants participants the freedom to rotate in and out of specific pre-Congress educational sessions on Saturday, February 2, 2008. The selection includes the Adult Critical Care Refresher Course (day two); Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care Course (day two); Acute Kidney Injury in Critical Illness; Echocardiography in Intensive Care Medicine; Mechanical Ventilation; Neurocritical Care: It’s Not Only for Neurointensivists; and Surfing the Hot Pharmacotherapy Issues of 2008. Each course provides essential clinical information to keep practitioners abreast on various critical care topics.


The Society’s Congress continues its tradition of offering exceptional keynote speakers to inspire and motivate participants. World-renowned experts in critical care will present thought-provoking topics held at unopposed times during the Plenary Sessions on Sunday, February 3 to Wednesday, February 6, 2008.


More than 300 presentations will be given throughout the five days of Congress. Each topic was selected by distinguished faculty to strengthen participant skills and knowledge while offering the latest therapeutic options on critical care. The tools and information gained will prove to be indispensable for any healthcare provider involved in the care of critically ill and injured patients.


Expand your boundaries, gain a fresh perspective and become inspired at SCCM’s largest multiprofessional critical care event of the year, the 37th Critical Care Congress. Register today to experience the complete package in paradise. You will return home revitalized and inspired. Become an SCCM member and save up to $200 off the Congress registration fee.


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Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Arthur E. Baue, MD, Professor

Department of Surgery, St. Louis University School of Medicine

St. Louis, Missouri, US

Plenary: From SIRS to MODS to MOF in the ICU

Sunday, February 3, 2008


Jamie Cooper, MD, Deputy Director ICU

Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Plenary: Traumatic Brain Injury

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


Joseph F. Dasta, MSc, FCC M, Professor

College of Pharmacy

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, US

Plenary: Drug Costs in the ICU: More Than Meets the Eye

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


Thomas P. Bleck, MD, FCC M, Professor

Department of Neurology

Evanston Northwestern Healthcare

Evanston, Illinois, US

Plenary: Neurological Critical Care

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Makoto Suematsu, MD, Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Integrative Medical Biology

Keio University School of Medicine

Tokyo, Japan

Plenary: Biomedical Application of

Metabolome Analysis: Grasping Energy Metabolism as a Whole

Monday, February 4, 2008


David J. Pierson, MD, Professor

Pulmonary and Critical, Care Medicine

Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington

Seattle, Washington, US

Plenary: The Cardiopulmonary Physiology of Dinosaurs

Monday, February 4, 2008

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AuthorsStephen A. Bernard, MDDirector of Critical Care, Knox PrivateHospitalWantirna, Victoria, Australia Louis Brusco, MD, FCC MDirector, Critical Ca

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